Growing demand for Crisp Professional Development

PUBLISHED: 14:43 16 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:43 16 October 2013

Shaun Durham

Shaun Durham


An Exeter business skills training firm is defying the challenging economic climate to win new business and expand as well as supporting local charities.

Crisp Professional Development [CPD] has been providing business skills, supervisory and management training courses to clients across the South West since 1990.

However, demand for the firmʼs services has grown to such an extent in the 12 months since it was acquired by Shaun Durham that it has now moved to larger, state-of-the-art premises on Exeter Business Park.

“Thereʼs no doubt that the economic environment impacted upon training, but forward-thinking companies realise the benefits of investing in their staff and have been keen to take advantage of our innovative leadership development and coaching programmes,” says Shaun, who lives with his wife and 10-year-old daughter in Exmouth.

“What is more, our new office at Elizabeth House will ensure we are even better equipped than we were in the past to deliver exceptional training. Itʼs a first-class facility, kitted out with all the very latest technology, and can only help us continue to grow as we have done over the past 12 months.

Organisations to have enlisted Crispʼs support range from charities to public sector bodies, start-ups

and multi-nationals.

While Shaun delights in helping local companies develop their staff and encouraging them to learn and acquire new skills, he was keen that Crisp should do a little bit more to demonstrate its commitment to the community in which it operates. With this in mind, Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Exeter Leukaemia Fund have become the companyʼs nominated charities for 2013.

To find out more about how Crisp can help your business, visit the website at

Latest from the Devon Life