About DBC Training and what we do

We’re a multi award-winning employment and skills training provider

We offer high-quality employer solutions to improve productivity and learner solutions to support individuals to fulfil their potential. The people at DBC are fundamental in developing excellent products and services that successfully support employers to grow talent for their businesses and subsequently support the communities in which they work and economic growth. DBC Training is rated by Ofsted as a ‘GOOD’ provider – February 2022, hold the prestigious Leaders in Safeguarding award and are an IIP Gold employer.

What we stand for

Our vision and values

The overall vision for DBC Training is to be an innovative market leader who excels at creating flexible approaches to an ever-changing labour market; through delivering quality advice and guidance, training and business solutions to “deliver better choices and create brighter futures”.

We are committed to improving social and economic wellbeing, transforming individuals, families, communities and businesses.

Our Spark Values

  • Sustainable futures for all
  • Putting learners first
  • Achieving excellence
  • Results focused
  • Kicking down barriers

Carole Carson

Non-Executive Director

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Following a career in senior leadership spanning the skills and employment services sectors, Carole now operates as a non-executive director, supporting businesses to drive strategic vision and support good growth; ensuring great governance standards. Bringing with her a wealth of experience from a range of training settings, Carole has a keen focus on the achievement of operational and strategic business objectives.

Kerry Bentley

Managing Director

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Kerry founded DBC in 2000 after completing an apprenticeship and is responsible for leading our business strategy whilst being hands-on with the day to day running of the business. Kerry has been involved in the sector for over 20 years and began her career as a Business Administration Apprentice, quickly working her way up to Director level for a national company.

Anthony Smith

Development Director

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Anthony is responsible for delivering our strategic growth plan, including securing and implementing new contracts, products and services, and managing our marketing and communications strategy. Having worked in FE and welfare to work for a number of national training providers and FE Colleges, Anthony has a proven track record of winning new business with commissioners including DWP, ESFA, JCP, Mayoral Combined Authorities, Big Lottery, MOJ, and levy-paying public and private sector employers.

Frances Drew

Skills and Quality Director

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Frances has with a wide range of experience and skills and has been Quality and Operations Director for a large college and Quality improvement Director for a national training provider, for which she was responsible for the delivery and quality of over 7000 learners. Frances has over 11 years’ experience in the sector of which the last 4 years of her career have been at board level driving business improvements and focussing on quality.

Vicki Zolkiewicz

Finance Director

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Vicki completed 6th form and started her working career on a management programme with a large supermarket. After the first few months, she decided that it wasn’t for her. Undecided on what to do next, she joined DBC to upgrade her Microsoft Skills. Vicki now has over 10 years of experience in the training industry, starting at DBC as an apprentice. She worked her way up managing a large supply chain and then became the operational lead for the business. Her strength is figures and she loves a good spreadsheet.