About

At Purple Griffon we pride ourselves with being an independent SME in the IT Service Management Training and Consultancy market. Being flexible (along with a keen eye for the current prices in the market!) We aim to provide you, the customer, with the solution to address your issues.

Whether this be training your staff in the latest offerings in IT Service Management (ITIL® to you and me,) Project Management techniques (PRINCE2®, APMP®, MoP® to name just a few,) or providing an expert consultant to help you address those issues that you never seem to have time to address, we will always aim to provide you with the appropriate answer or solution. All of our trainers and consultants have worked at the coal face and have years of experience to call upon in order to work out the appropriate solution for you. Remember, 'Best Practice' means just that - the solutions we will provide are based on somebody (possibly many!) having already experienced the pain, and as a result, worked out a number of solutions that can take advantage of, but without the pain.

Feel free to talk to us about your needs or requirements, whether it be a training or consultancy query, as we are more than happy to provide assistance or direction, and you never know, it may be the beginning of a long relationship.

Base entirely on Customer reviews, Purple Griffon has recently been awarded Leader status for ITIL® training by Course Conductor. This validates the quality of the ITIL® training courses we deliver on a day to day basis.

Purple Griffon Course Conductor Verified Leader ITIL Summer 2019


Meet the Team

Steve Lawless - CEO & Lead Consultant

I am happily married with five children and enjoy skiing (or rather falling over), reading, Science and Technology and spending time with my loved ones.

Debbie Patten - Head Of Sales

I have two wonderful children who keep me on my toes, and I also love to explore the Lake District (which, we are so lucky to have on our door step).

Wendy Alston - Senior Account Manager

I am a mad cat lover and enjoy cat shows, spending time with my grandchildren whenever possible, keeping fit with Zumba and lots of walking holidays.

Lois McConnachie - Digital Development Manager

What can I say? I am a true Sci-Fi nerd... I have a passion for makeup, anime, movies, Web Design and I'm very lucky to have fabulous friends and family.

Kate Goodjohn - Finance Manager

I am the Finance Manager at Purple Griffon, when I’m not chasing payments at work I’m chasing after my 2 crazy kids and husband at home.

Nigel Crowdy - Resource Manager

I am the Resource Manager after the health and welfare of the whole team. I'm tucked away in the Lake District helping make our courses a success!

Steve Whelan - Tutor

I am married with one amazing daughter. My main interest in life is surfing at gorgeous beaches. I also enjoy reading about history and travelling.

Bob Amies - Tutor

I've been around IT for almost 25 years, many of those in the support and training environment. Hopefully, you get to hear some of my 'war stories'.

Poppy Bot - Online Tutor

I am a new addition to the Purple Griffon Team! In my role, I develop digital learning content and teach students, in order for them to pass certification exams.