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CAKE bespoke coaching and leadership, management and executive development

Our mission is to make a difference: to enrich the evolution of your organisation by engaging and empowering its people with tailored, innovative and results-driven leadership development and team performance coaching programmes. 

We’ll get to know your organisation and take the time to understand its culture, objectives and where you’d like our support. Together we will identify the ingredients you need to inspire progress, optimise performance and realise that pivotal ‘ah-ha!’ moment.

CAKE delivers coaching and development in a way that’s completely tailored to you.

CAKEconnect learning platform

Uncover how people work at any stage of their career to inspire growth.

From intensive learning programmes to longer-term, sustained development; whether you’re a company director looking for guidance on how to articulate your vision or reinvent your strategy, or you’d like to help your management team unite and fill their toolbox with everything they need to lead, manage and drive the business forward, CAKE curates its bespoke approach with just the right mixture of coaching, mentoring, and leadership development.

Browse our services and read on for more about who we are, what we do and why we're called CAKE. To book a consultation with our team, simply contact us here.

"I love being there to facilitate the magic and enrich the learning experience for the people we work with. The knock-on effect of people realising their potential and enhancing their performance can be endless on organisations’ progress."

- Margaret Burnside, CAKE.

Our ethos is centred around making a positive impact.

Learn more about our values, how we got here, our unique approach and meet the people behind CAKE...



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CAKE bespoke coaching, leadership, management and executive development

Over 35 years of experience

Completely bespoke and tailored programme design

Remote delivery of programmes across the globe

Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) certififed

ILM-accredited centre with Direct Claim status 

Programmes supported by CAKEconnect, our online networking platform

Accredited by the ILM and CMI to deliver qualifications to Level 7

As experienced specialists in Coaching and Mentoring, Leadership and Management Development, and Organisational Development, CAKE does things a little differently to enrich the evolution of your organisation.

What makes CAKE different?

Walk through our step-by-step process and discover our bespoke coaching and development services.

Remote Delivery

Programme Flexibility

Ongoing Support

Development Sustainability

Self-paced Learning

Resource Access

Practical Skills

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Cheryl Jarvis, Organisational Development & Training Manager, East Coast Community Healthcare

“We have been working with CAKE People Development for many years using their Leadership and Management programmes very successfully. CAKE understands our business needs and the skills our people need to be great leaders and managers. Without exception, everyone who has attended one of their programmes has returned to work buzzing with newfound knowledge and itching to share and show those skills. Our values are closely aligned and this makes for a very easy collaborative relationship, I truly believe that CAKE has a passion for what they do and that shows at every opportunity.  Happy to work with them to continue to grow and develop our leaders now and for the future.”


Sean Kent, Executive Resources Director, Hundred Houses Association

"We have been working with CAKE People Development for 7 years as a learning and development partner. Margaret and CAKE have supported us in several ways, whether it’s designing and facilitating our Conferences for all employees or coaching individual managers. We are committed to growing and developing our employees and in particular, Margaret has been facilitating regular sessions for our leadership team to develop our collective approach to leading the organisation. What we really appreciate about working with CAKE People Development is their ability to respond to our needs as they emerge."


Laura Broome, Training & Development Manager – Operations, SmartestEnergy

“From the very first conversation about our bespoke training needs, CAKE People Development were open and curious about our business. They took the time to get to know our culture and understand our needs, ensuring that we developed learning programmes aligned with our business strategy and core values. Each programme they put in place for us considered the needs of individuals, their learning styles and their availability. Those who have taken part have provided great feedback about the sessions and the impact they’ve had on their personal and professional development.”

We’d love to hear from you! To begin our collaboration or to find out more about how we can help engage your team and drive your business forward, please get in touch with us here.

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