Central, through its specialist department Central Connects (formerly the School of Professional and Community Development), offers specialist speech and drama training that is innovative, socially responsive and tailored to the needs of diverse client groups. Through working with both public and private sector businesses and communities, we seek to provide programmes that enhance personal wellbeing and productivity at work.
Central’s business clients come from various sectors, such as government and industry. Past clients have included teachers, charity fundraisers, civil servants, journalists, barristers, royalty, doctors, dentists, CEOs, politicians, financiers, TV presenters, IT specialists, hair stylists, fashion designers, PAs, preachers, best men and HR managers.
Organisations include: Transport for London (London Bus), Big Issue, NHS, GoSkills, Business Link, Goldman Sachs, WWF UK (World Wildlife Fund), Deutsche Bank Group, Department of Transport, Barclays, London Borough of Camden, Vitabiotics, Virgin Media, Shaw Trust, Migrant and Refugee Community Forum (MRCF), Ikea, European Railway Agency, Feltham and Rochester Young Offenders' Institute. Our work has been featured in The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Daily Mail, Radio 4, Radio 2, The Evening Standard, BBC Online News, BBC1 News, BBC4, BBC Radio London and ITV2.
The effectiveness of our training is attested by the results that clients achieve – presenting themselves with confidence to the media, winning pitches and succeeding at job interviews. Our clients develop confidence, presence and power, helping them to improve their careers, as well as enhancing personal development.