About Us

Training for Results was started over twenty five years ago by Rosie Barfoot to provide leadership and management development. Together with her husband Ken, they form a powerful partnership. Each brings different practical experience, knowledge and strengths to the business. They are proud now to have three Associates to expand the expertise they offer. With the ability to deliver coaching, training, facilitation and profiling tools, they provide the complete training service.

Our aim is to develop sustainable learning partnerships with your business to create growth by inspiring and supporting the highest achievable performance in your teams.

Our values are:

Personalised: We provide a flexible caring, friendly, and customer focused service, which gives high satisfaction.

Partnership: We work as a team in harmony with our customers to ensure goals are achieved and expectations met.

Enthusiasm: We bring energy, commitment and inspiration to all that we do.

Courses are being developed continuously to meet the needs of each client. Effective pre and post course briefings are provided to ensure required changes are implemented and the maximum benefit is gained from the training. Feedback from participants is that we deliver with a unique passion and practicality that inspires people to make a difference.


Rosie Barfoot

Rosie Barfoot

Role: Trainer, Performance Coach, innovation and design
Describer: Natural go-getter with a great enthusiasm for life, who seeks and takes advantage of opportunities.
Motivators: Making a difference, creativity and finding meaning
Interesting facts: Qualified to deliver the Judgement Index. Founder of the Phoenix Legacy which led to being an Olympic Torch Bearer 2012. Achieved Advanced Competent Communicator and Advanced Competent Leader with Toastmasters International
Experience: Leadership Trainer and Personal Coach for over 25 years. Training and Development Manager for landbased businesses. Adviser for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Established a successful farm shop
Most common feedback: Helpful, thought provoking, enthusiastic, inspiring

Ken Barfoot

Ken Barfoot - Training for Results

Role: Co-Tutor, Mentor, customer relations and marketing
Describer: Clear decision maker with a positive attitude to change, who is good at organising, attention to detail and strategic planning.
Motivators: Helping to build and maintain empowered teams that perform
Interesting Facts: Approved agent for Hermann Brain Dominance Indicator and Integrated Leadership Measure. Former Vice Commodore of Castle Cove Sailing Club helped to build an Olympic Legacy.
Experience: Director and Company Secretary with management development responsibilities. Current Chairman of Trustees’ Pension Scheme with about 1000 members. Non-Exective Director for luxury hotel. Farm and project management.
Most common feedback: Practical, straight talking and experienced

Training for Results Associates

Jeremy Stoker

Jeremy Stoker

What I bring is 25 years in Sales & Marketing at Weetabix, TwiningsOvo, Dorset Cereals, Penotti and Amy’s Kitchen; of which 20 years was in International sales.
My success was in growing business, branding very successfully, developing market strategy and joint business plans direct with retail and third party partners. This incorporated sales and marketing, travelling, working remotely, moving home, learning and having fun in the process. I have also been very fortunate to be able to be there to see, help and experience my family grow and develop.
Now I have set up my own import and export company Green Shoots UK, which aims to nurture brands overseas. I like being commercial, engaged and pragmatic in my approach.
Ian Jolliffe

Ian Jolliffe

I am an operations professional with over 25 years experience; gained across a range of industrial sectors including food, marine, automotive and aerospace. This has given me a strong and proven track record of delivering business improvements; ranging from operational efficiency enhancement to strategic growth and development.
As a consultant to the Meat and Livestock Commission, I set up and established a process improvement programme for the Red Meat Industry Forum, which included delivery of MasterClass activities focussed on operational improvements. I also delivered Change Agent Training to ensure ongoing sustainability.
Having recently set up my own company, I now work with businesses to realise their growth and improvement potential and support in the delivery of key projects.
Vickie Best

Vickie Best

I started my career in the food industry nearly 25 years ago with Kerry Foods, and since then have held both Operational and Commercial director-level roles for HJ Heinz, Dorset Cereals and Dorset Village Bakery. My passion is People and Culture Development. I believe that these are critical to delivering the edge that all businesses need to succeed, in an increasingly competitive market. In 2017, I founded Best Business Partners Ltd, which is focused on supporting smaller businesses deliver operational savings and improved profitability.