Welcome to Ann Skidmore Associates Ltd

It’s amazing how one small change can have one big impact.

In the same way, a series of small changes in your organisation could bring mammoth results.

By offering expert leadership, management and organisational development programmes, we can help transform your business from the inside out.

We focus on the people in your business, because they are the ones who can truly influence your company’s success and growth.

From one-to-one coaching and team-building workshops to a tailored programme of skills training, we can design, develop and deliver courses that best suit you and your staff.

If you are willing to embrace change and strive to make a positive difference, we can help you build a better business and a brighter future for those working in it.

To find out just how Ann Skidmore Associates could transform your business contact us today on 01543 416242 or
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To make up or not make up – that is the question!

Hillary Clinton has recently been quoted as saying ‘you know, at some point, it’s just not something that deserve a lot of time and attention’ – she wasn’t referring to her role as US Secretary of State but to the wearing of make up.  She went on to say ‘I’m relieved to be at the stage I’m at in my life right now’.  I applaud her comments however more than that I applaud any woman’s decision to wear or not wear make up rather than to make it as a grand statement.  Personally I feel better with some make up because I feel more professional and it also helps give me a bit of oomph when my skin is looking a little jaded or pale due to the relentless rain we’ve been having!  Plus if we have a ‘who cares’ attitude towards make up maybe it could continue towards fingernails, underclothing, hair and basic hygiene and that frankly would be creating a poor first impression of us.  I have been reading Steve Jobs’ biography and his early days going to meetings at Apple with bare feet and he being rather less than ‘fragrant’ created some poor impressions of him even though he was clearly exceptionally clever and gifted.  It was a strong first impression of him that everyone who was interviewed and contributed to the book who met Jobs at that time commented upon.  So what’s your first impression like and what would people comment on upon meeting you for the first time?  Why not ask a few to tell you?! You may be surprised by the feedback.



Revise, revitalise and accessorise!

We all reinvent ourselves in various ways throughout life and can renew ourselves constantly.



Fabulous @ 50

Loving live television and co-presenting the Fab@50 programmes on a Tuesday morning at 9am.  This morning it was with the lovely Howard Griffiths and we really enjoyed showing the viewers how to look fabulous at 50.  There are some wonderful role models out there such as Helen Mirren, Joanna Lumley, Dawn French and Madonna etc.



Happy Easter … with sunshine colours

Even though it is still a little chilly outside I always think Easter is a time to wear bright Spring time colours and checking out the magazines which came with the Sunday papers this morning – I’m not the only one to think so!  There were pictures of Claudia Schiffer looking gorgeous in terracotta cashmere and Twiggy has been designing for Marks and Spencer with a beautiful Daisy dress.  Check out the supermarkets for bold colours at fantastically low prices.  Matalan have got a lovely lace dress in coral and also in cream which when I asked my clients how much they thought it would cost they guessed it was over £100 – it is actually £25 which is fantastic value and you can accessorise it with more expensive shoes and handbag to create a look which is ‘high end’ fashion.  So get out your spring time colours and blossom this Easter.



Who we work with

Ann Skidmore Associates Ltd has worked with many companies, large and small.

These are just a small selection of our clients.


Natures Way FoodsLeadership and management development programmes More
Plus Dane Housing AssociationSenior management team development More
General DynamicsHigh performing teams programme More
Derbyshire County PCTPresenting with Power course More