Karen Brown, MD

100 Day Planning for Success (at Ofsted Inspection)


A focused and pragmatic workshop to build the 4 cornerstones for successful apprenticeships

The presentation  will give practical hints and tips as well as helping delegates to start their 100 Day Improvement Plan.

Delegates will be enabled and motivated to take their organisations is the right direction in the shortest possible timescales.

General overview of Experience


Karen’s track record of success includes supporting high profile employers to achieve Outstanding overall grades at Ofsted inspection for example BT, Siemens and Sellafield/Gen2.   Karen also supported 3aaa to achieve their outstanding success at their very first Ofsted inspection.  Northumberland County Council achieved grade 1 for their apprenticeships provision – a jump from grade 3 – with Karen’s support.


Karen works with business as a highly professional and experienced Business Change, Quality Consultant with proven pragmatic and commercially-focused management and organisational skills.  Qualified leadership coach (Insitute of Leadership & Management) and project manager (Prince 2). 


Previous roles include: full-time lead inspector with Training Standards Council, Adult Learning Inspectorate and Ofsted, Director of Quality & Compliance at Gen2, Principal at Stockton Learning & Skills, Managing Director of NE Chamber of Commerce Training Company.

Work experience highlights


  • Business change leader –  Principal at Stockton Learning & Skills since May 2014 – October 2015 taking a failing organisation to Grade 1 status for community learning

  • Ran due diligence and 100 day plans for mergers/acquisitions for Sellafield Ltd., Bibby Group, Profound Group

  • Through KBC Ltd. Implemented either stand-alone ISO9001 and integrated ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 in North East Chamber of Commerce,  Sellafield Ltd (Training Arm, GEN II)  BT, Profound Group, E-Achieve, Zenith People.

  • Achieved Outstanding and EFQM 4* Recognised for Excellence for South Tyneside Borough Council in 2013.

  • Achieved Outstanding Performance in all indicators for GEN2 - Training Division of Sellafield Ltd, Tata Steels, Iggesund, Innovia Films in 2011.

  • Operated as Managing Director of North East Chamber of Commerce Training Company and won UK Training Company of 2007 and Times Higher Education award for Foundation Degree

  • Operated as Executive Director for the Protocol Group, a £30m turnover work-based learning provider was responsible for turning around the failing business and raised inspection grades from unsatisfactory to good.

  • Successfully bid for and won a £14m New Deal contract for the Mari Group, then set up the project in 12 weeks which quickly became best performing contract in the UK.

  • Won national and local Government awards for the development of training in rural areas, set up the project and generated funding to develop rural village halls into mini training centres



Karen Brown (MD)

Quality & Ofsted Specialist

KBC Consulting Ltd

Tel: 07974 981498




Website: www.kbc-ltd.co.uk

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