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Training courses

In-company training


Any of our courses can be brought to your offices, tailored to meet precise needs and with practical exercises looking at real challenges and forthcoming projects, at a price approximately equivalent to 4 public course places. From a one-off single day, to a highly bespoke course run at multiple office locations, in-company delivers great value.


Benefits of in-company training:

  • Content is 100% applicable to your business because it’s designed around you
  • You can mix and match content from the open courses
  • Want a topic you can’t see listed? Just tell us what you need. We’re developing one-off courses all the time
  • Participants can freely discuss confidential projects
  • It’s a great way of sharing the expertise of your team, and promoting teambuilding between departments
  • It’s a fabulous morale and confidence-boost
  • It’s great value – expert tutors advise on how to handle real projects during exercises. Training can also inform or consolidate your in-house processes too
  • Convenience! You choose the date and we come to you.
‘As the training and development manager of SAGE Publications I relish working with trainers who make my job easy. Rachel always works hard to ensure the workshops are peppered with SAGE examples and references so they are as relevant as can be. Our staff always rate Rachel with a 10 out of 10 which says it all.’
Leanne Hoffman, Training and Development Manager, SAGE Publications


What if you’re not a publisher?

While most of our clients are publishers, many are not – we’ve run courses for museums, institutes, charities, exam boards and academic libraries.


How does it work?

  1. Get in touch, tell us what you need, and we’ll talk it through. We’ve been devising bespoke training for years and can suggest formats and agendas to suit you
  2. Email us a ‘brain dump’ of topics you want covered, issues to be addressed, reasons for the training. Even a random list helps us to understand your context.
  3. We’ll send you a costed training proposal and a draft agenda. We recommend agreeing a date as early as possible, too. (We’ll hold one provisionally.)
  4. Training days can often be set up at short notice, but as we do get booked up we’d advise 2-3 months notice.
  5. Around a month before the course we’ll send out a pre-course QA to your attendees to gather their input. And we’ll work with you to ensure you’re happy with the agenda, the content, and the exercises.
‘I really appreciate the effort made to ensure that materials were relevant.’
Delegate from Hachette on an in-company Copywriting Workshop


‘The tutor’s style suited me perfectly; it was practical, experienced, flexible and full of anecdotal references.’
Delegate from Emerald Group Publishing on a tailored Academic Marketing Workshop


What if you’re hundreds of miles away, or outside the UK?

No problem, we’re happy to come to you wherever you are. We work with regional publishing training providers too, including Publishing Scotland, Publishing Ireland, the Singapore Book Publishers’ Association, National Book Development Council (Singapore), and the Australian Publishers’ Association. If you only have a few people to train, try talking to your provider to see if they could set up a public course with your group at its core.

Our training courses run all over the world: find out more about our international training and about our training partners.



Marketability (UK) Ltd

12 Sandy Lane
TW11 0DR

Tel +44 (0)20 8977 2741