Our Story...

Happy new year to you all! 


As a team, we were reflecting on the last twelve months, and we got talking about when it all began and the journey as a company. We remembered what first prompted the beginnings of The Development People. 

And so, the story began... 


Lucy and Carla, the company directors, had spent most of their professional working lives in the corporate world of training and development. Training and developing people within a company was a role they both felt extremely passionate about. Although for both Carla and Lucy, it was not all about the company they worked for, it was the passion for people and developing them, that motivated them in their own jobs. They soon realised that they could use their skills and knowledge to serve a wider audience.  

Take a deep breath......and jump! 


And so, it was in 2015 that they both decided to take a leap of faith to leave the corporate world and create a business that fully and wholeheartedly focused on developing people in their roles and enabling them to be the best version of themselves. It was an opportunity to create programs that put people first and then equip them with the tools and the strategies they needed in dealing with the professional challenges of daily practice.  

It's all about you... 


They recognised that this was more than just putting another training program together. This was about how to best serve the people they worked with and create programs that fully supported those people in their professional world. Lucy and Carla decided to invest time in understanding the roles and responsibilities of those people who wanted training and development plans so the programs would be designed to suit the needs of the individual and their workplace.  

The rest is history as they say... 


Lucy and Carla became The Development People, and it wasn’t long until a few more like-minded people joined the team. A small team with a wealth of experience and a huge amount of passion for what they do. The Development People create and deliver courses that enable people to confidently do their jobs and deal with the demands of today's ever-changing economic climate.  

And now... 


TDP now in its 7th year, takes immense pride in fully understanding the challenges of all those that they work with so that people can confidently do their jobs, feel valued, and realise their professional purpose. 

Next time.... 


Meet the team  

Published: 24th January 2022, by Liane Hadley