The Team

Our training team is comprised of experienced industry professionals, managers, coaches and trainers from a wide range of backgrounds who have all chosen a career in training through choice and vocation. Although each is qualified to teach at a high level, our trainers do not come from academia but are business people with direct experience of working in the unforgiving commercial environment – they know how business works at first hand because they have been there and done it!

Graeme Yeates

Graeme founded Hadrian Business Learning and is our Programme Director with overall responsibility for the content, style and methodology of our training programmes. He sets the standards we all aspire to.

Highly respected and with an enviable reputation within the learning and development industry, Graeme has an extensive history of working with a diverse range of clients from utility companies to housing associations, manufacturers to local councils. He currently supports aGlobal Management Development Programme for AkzoNobel, the world’s largest speciality coatings and chemical company, and has delivered workshops and 1:1 Executive Coaching for them at its facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Graeme has also developed and implemented recruitment, training and quality programmes for numerous organisations, in many cases supporting IIP and ISO9000 schemes. He is passionate about helping businesses improve their customer service and sales operations and has recruited, taught and developed advisors for BT and Shell to name but a few. Graeme enjoys working with people looking to develop their skills across a range of disciplines and strives to make learning fun yet relevant with as little “chalk and talk” as possible!

Assisting people along their path of personal development is what gets him out of bed in the mornings. He is a qualified teacher and performance coach and has also worked within the higher education framework at universities and colleges across the North East and his native Merseyside.

In his personal life Graeme is a father, collector of memorabilia, and an avid fan of Ebay.

Chris Lowthian

Vastly qualified and with a considerable bank of industry experience in Continuous Improvement, Lean Office and Lean Manufacturing behind him, Chris is a passionate and engaging trainer of the highest order who consistently receives glowing feedback from his learners.

Chris’ career has seen him work with many of the UK’s industry giants, such as Nissan, Fordand United Biscuits, both at home and abroad applying and championing the Kaizen principles he learnt in Japan to drive continuous improvement within their businesses. Applying these management and efficiency principles to achieve real and lasting change for our clients is where Chris’ passion really lies; Chris releases the potential hidden in our clients’ workforce for the benefit of the entire company.

In his personal life Chris is a keen golfer, enjoys live music and supporting Newcastle United FC.