The Baikie–Wood Consultancy Ltd


The Baikie–Wood Consultancy Ltd was started by Miranda Smythe in 1992.

The mission of the organisation is to provide high quality training and consultancy in management development, customer focus, equal opportunities, communication and interpersonal skills.

Based in Lidlington near Bedford, the business works closely with other local specialists to provide a wide variety of learning activities including management coaching, team development and quality systems training.  ILM certification is also available through a third party.

This website has been developed to showcase some of the services that the Consultancy offers, including information on some of the most popular training courses that we are asked to run.

These will provide you with some idea of content although they tend to be quite general as any courses would be tailored to reflect the objectives of your organisation.

Releasing staff to take part in learning activities – particularly for sessions that last more than one day – can be problematic and it is possible to structure courses so that they are broken into more manageable chunks.

For example, many of the management sessions that are featured are half day in length which should make them more attractive and easier to attend.

More than anything, the seminars are designed to be engaging, practical, relevant and transferable to the work environment – essential characteristics for successful learning in a demanding world.


Commitment to Equalities

The Baikie-Wood Consultancy is totally committed to ensuring that all services are accessible to both our clients and course participants.  This dedication includes:

  • Adapting and adjusting materials for delegates who have additional needs
  • Provision of laptops during training sessions for participants who are visually impaired or find it easier to read from a computer screen
  • Ensuring that training venues are user friendly
  • Spending additional time with anyone who requires personalised attention
  • Recording of sessions into MP3 format for delegates who require reinforcement of key points – including the facility to borrow MP3 players free of charge.

If you have any special requirements that are not mentioned on the website please contact me so that we can discuss how these could be met.




Telephone: 07976 941335