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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

Chris Preston - Learning Consultant

Chris Preston

Learning Consultant

Chris has a keen eye for detail, processes and creating innovative solutions to enhance learning opportunities. With an extensive knowledge of everything hospitality and retail he's helped many organisations develop workforce capabilities, skills and competencies. When Chris isn’t writing programmes or facilitating learning, you'll usually find him training in the gym, taking long walks or simply spending time with friends somewhere along Brighton Seafront.

Magdalena - Project Support Specialist

Magda Thebault

Project Support Specialist

Strategic, organised, and with one eye always on the big picture, Magda is the driving force behind all our projects. With a background in design and project development, her creative approach to planning and challenges adds additional flair to every client relationship. When not keeping us all in line, Magda loves focusing on wellbeing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle - going on long walks, making buddha bowls, burning candles or vibing to tunes. 

Marcus Doyle - Creative Lead

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 - People Lead

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. 

Bo - Wellbeing Lead


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. 

Chris Scott - Learning Lead

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.  

Millie - Assistant Wellbeing Lead


Assistant Wellbeing Lead

Millie joined us in the summer of 2021. Despite being 11 years old, she acts and thinks like a puppy and can often be found in Bo's bed or staring at the biscuit jar, just hoping a few will jump out. She loves a beach walk and snuggling on the sofa.