Who Can We Help?

We’ve been delighted to offer training or consultancy to more than a hundred businesses in a wide variety of industry sectors including:

Vessel & drilling rig hire
Public sector
Professional services
Oil & gas
IT consultancy
Medical products & chemical
Construction & glazing
Defence industry
Catering, leisure & hotel
Food & drink manufacture


"Greencore Northampton recently had the pleasure of working with Keith, who delivered ‘Commerce Comes Alive’ to a cross section of our management team. The course was brilliant! Keith clearly knows his subject and brings a real passion to what he does. The 2 days were fun, engaging and above all useful! The skills and knowledge taught were brought to life with the simulation and this makes the transfer of this knowledge back into the work place so much easier. The feedback from the attendees was superb! They all wanted the course to be longer! Thank you and I look forward to future events!"


Kvaerner Oilfields Products Press release …… “We selected Keith Wilson (Pearl Onion) because he provides training that is far more interesting than anything I’ve seen before.”


We shared our vision with Keith regarding our efforts to continually improve and increase customer satisfaction through a focus on customer care. Keith then suggested putting a course together that was specifically aimed at improving the overall experience and customer satisfaction. Pearl Onion was flexible and thorough with timings and planning of the course. Allowing us to run the course on a Sunday ensuring all the members of the team were available. He made himself available to check the setup prior to the day, ensuring the day went smoothly with no issues. The course was excellent it had a great balance between visual and written examples, with just the right level of practical exercises to re-confirm the material being presented. The atmosphere was relaxed but focused at the same time with a lot of material to go through in a single day’s course. “I would recommend Pearl Onion to anybody looking to have a training course put together for their team.”


1. “Thanks for the excellent course…..made it a fun and easy way to learn ….. paid for itself already (one week after the event)." ...................... 2. "Keith’s consulting advice was very helpful and ultimately lead to us deferring our sale long enough to be able to enjoy a sales price which was some millions higher than when we first considered selling up.”

Stats Group

“Guys returned yesterday with very good feedback about the course. Actually, I’ve never seen anyone so excited about training.”

BJ Services

BJ Services press release after a course delivered in Africa…… “In an increasingly competitive marketplace we recognise the necessity to help our managers and staff continually improve their commercial skills. Pearl Onion Training imparts that knowledge in a unique and fun, but highly relevant way…..Our choice has been vindicated by excellent staff feedback and we plan to offer the programme to other international operations.”

Johnston Carmichael

David McBain, Partner… “Lesley is one of the most genuine, diligent and approachable people I have had the privilege to work with. She is methodical, insightful and a calm and reassuring presence through any business storm. Practical and pragmatic too she finds solutions and brings about change in a collaborative way that avoids disruption. A pleasure to know and a great and supportive influence on my own career.” Head of L&D..... “Having just attended Keith’s ‘Commerce Comes Alive’ course, I would heartily recommend this course to all business owners. In my opinion, all new business owners ought to attend, it will help them run their businesses more profitably and improve their financial knowledge and business skills. It will also help members of staff better understand the contribution they can make to their company. It was a fun and engaging way of learning and Keith is a great trainer.”


Keith has provided various courses for me / FMC Technologies for many years meeting the needs of the business. The courses gave our Project teams and Senior Service Technicians the skills and confidence to manage their clients and contracts more efficiently. Keith’s courses provided the financial understanding, know-how and theory required to manage their roles more effectively. There was also an element of fun / competitiveness included which helped the employees get involved and engaged. Keith takes the time to get to know the company and its requirements, and then provides a quality service. I would recommend Keith to develop, implement and present a course to any company requiring their staff to have a better understanding of the financial needs of the business.


"I have commissioned Keith several times over the last 7 years. We continually have the challenge of developing astute and agile business managers from individuals who started careers as laboratory technicians or biological science graduates. Their background is essential to good stewardship of our product and customer care, but we need to promote the thought processes behind profit & loss and balance sheets. We have done this successfully through Pearl Onion's Business/Commercial Awareness training. It is a productive mix of training, simulation, and engagement"