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Who we are

Our team calls upon a rich history of experience as learning & development specialists, creative designers, behavioural psychologists and HR consultants.

With over 20 years' experience, we are experts in making people happy at work.

The Makers behind our madness

Aaron Stone

Learning Consultant

Relationships are important to Aaron and he likes to build on these through an empathetic approach to create friendship & trust. He has an extensive background in coaching & facilitation resulting in developing some industry firsts and fantastic customer experience results.

In his spare time you can either find him on the basketball court, borrowing friends dogs for a walk, or in the kitchen cooking up a storm with a nice bottle of red from his native homeland Australia.

Anaya Castell

Client Services Lead

Anaya is passionate about communication, and how the creative delivery of key messages can transform the people culture of any organisation.  She has an extensive background in consultancy, learning and development and client liaison. Anaya is also interested in all things holistic, particularly nutrition (Marcus put the biscuits away!), which she regularly recommends to team members. In her spare time Anaya loves being in her garden, growing all things pretty and edible.

Marcus Doyle - Creative Director

Marcus Doyle

Creative Lead

Marcus is a creative at heart and likes to help people find ways to connect with their own creativity in whatever form it takes. Having worked in coaching, training and design for a number of years, he is well versed in bringing learning to life in memorable and innovative ways, making it last far beyond the initial experience. Outside of the office, you'll most often find him with his head in a book or adding to his collection of houseplants - or 'indoor jungle' as is might be more aptly named. 

David Duncan - Operations Director

David Duncan

People Lead

David has a great eye for detail, keeping the wheels of Acceler8 turning behind the scenes. His background is in retail and aviation, which gives him great insight into customer experience. Perhaps more importantly, he is the guardian of the office gin bar and makes sure we all find time to have fun. 

Elsewhere, David is never without his shadow Bo, who is at the heart of the Acceler8 team (usually asleep) and rarely without a pot of tea. 

Jamie - Sales and Marketing Specialist

Jamie Banghard

Sales & Marketing Specialist

Jamie is inspired by leaders who can unify people of different strengths to create a culture of trust and determination in the workplace. He leads with logic and believes clear communication is the key to overcoming any challenge. When Jamie is not in the office, you’ll likely catch him watching football, taking long excursions around the Sussex Downs, or firing up the BBQ on a sunny day.

Chris Scott - Consulting Director

Chris Scott

Learning Lead

Chris is passionate about people and their capabilities. He believes that human connection can make any workplace more effective. His extensive background in the learning and development industry has seen him work with some of the world's most recognisable brands. In his spare time, Chris enjoys binge watching Netflix (mostly Schitt's Creek on repeat) and exploring everything Brighton has to offer.  

Bo - Chairman (Basket Based)


Wellbeing Lead

Bo is the warm heart of the office. A fan of belly rubs, long walks and biscuits, you'll either find him tucked up under his desk, following his favourite human around or demanding scratches from one of the team. Rescued from the streets of Portugal when he was a puppy, Bo now has a wonderful life in the UK with Chris and David.