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★★★★★

“Excellent training, great venue”

Written on: 23/09/2014 by Geoff.Fairfax (1 review written)

I felt I needed to write a review after reading some of the others below, I can honestly say that my experience of the team is at loggerheads and totally contrary to the views and opinions expressed below. From our first contact with our account manager, Lloyd to our arrival at the superb venue we have received nothing short of exemplary service from the team at Purple Cow. All of the members are knowledgable about their offer, the contact that we received pre training, during and post… Read Full Review

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“Very relaxed, lovely environment!”

Written on: 23/09/2014 by Chloe.1996 (1 review written)

On the first day of my training, i was introduced to a very welcoming and friendly trainer who soon settled us all in making us feel very relaxed. Throughout my training, the trainer always ensured that everyone had an understanding of the subject, which i found fantastic as he was very interested in our learning and loved sharing his own knowledge and experiences. At lunch times there was dinner provided, and refreshments throughout the day for free, which again was very impressive. I am… Read Full Review

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“Train elsewhere”

Written on: 21/06/2014 by Daleyos375 (1 review written)

Attended a 5 day SMSTS course the trainer was swapped half way through due to being double booked. Lied about the books, rude welcome at the reception and when I checked with CITB still not been registered for the course. All in all this company is a total shambles they promise to deliver great customer service it's all lies. The trainers are good I feel sorry for them working for such a poorly ran organisation. Don't waste your money go elsewhere… Read Full Review

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“Still waiting for certificates!!!”

Written on: 23/04/2014 by ztBriggs339 (1 review written)

I have been waiting for my CITB certificate now for 5 months!!! I have been lied, lied and lied to again! I have spoken to 3 different account managers an they keep leaving the company?? DO NOT USE!!!!!! They seem cheap but you don't get your certificates!!!… Read Full Review

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“Pathetic excuse for a training provider”

Written on: 19/04/2014 by EdwinSawyer (1 review written)

I attended a course with this company over 8 months ago and I am still awaiting certification. Everytime I call I get the same excuse 'they were sent out without being franked' this really is not my problem. The room was not set up , the reception area stinks of mould and the training rooms are without windows. Charging so much for a course but unable to deliver a good service. Books were not available and the staff are just ride. Don't waste your money train elsewhere… Read Full Review

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“Nothing but lies train elsewhere”

Written on: 31/03/2014 by lyEdmondson488 (1 review written)

Quick to take your money and promise everything such as good courses, great customer service but really they are a complete shambles. Arranging courses to run from different venues without prior notification, waiting over four months for certification and above all else lying everytime a call is made to chase. I would have no hesitation in saying this is a very sad excuse for a company and I will not be attending again… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fantastic Training”

Written on: 28/09/2013

I attended a 12 day course with Purple Cow Training and what a fantastic training venue and company it is. The staff are friendly and approachable, from meeting me in the morning to ensuring the room was ready to be used. I was made to feel very welcome when I arrived and the training was second to none. The trainer was very friendly and did a great job teaching us what we needed to learn for the exam process. Even the exam went without a hutch, the room was professionally laid out with… Read Full Review

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“WARNING- BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY”

Written on: 03/07/2013 by pjWTC (1 review written)

This outfit sent a "trainer" to carry out RTITB sideloader training at our site. After asking for his proof of certification I was presented with 5 years out of date certificates, counterbalance and reach certificates and a list of excuses why I couldn't see sight of his valid training documentation. Purple cow claimed I was to pay for the trainers fees because I sent him away? Purple cow were very unhelpful with my concerns and requests and I continue to wait for proof of trainers… Read Full Review

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“Completely useless do not use”

Written on: 20/03/2013

Booked me on a course and then kept cancelling it at short notice. They didn't delay taking the money but being very difficult about giving it back. On no account use this company they may appear to be cheap but they do not actually run the courses they just take the money. … Read Full Review

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“Train somewhere else!”

Written on: 03/12/2012 by Oilrigger (1 review written)

Sold a course they didn't run, lied ,lied,lied then struggled to get money back ended up costing me more than the course shocking!!!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best Training Ever, really impressed!”

Written on: 09/11/2012

First Aid Training course - 3 day. Phil was exceptional, made it really interesting and i came away more knowledgeable and didn't feel like i'd been on a course at all! Fantastic, Thank you… Read Full Review

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“Amazing company strongly recommended”

Written on: 19/02/2012

I contacted Purple Cow Training and spoke to a member of the sales team regarding all my health and safety training needs, they have taken on the whole of the training sat down with me to discuss what was required and offered me a discounted course in order for me to see the delivery. Since using Purple Cow my training needs for my company have been met and my staff are able to complete there jobs without hesistation. They are happy to deliver courses either at my offices or alternatively at… Read Full Review

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“Most unprofessional and and poorly ran company I have seen”

Written on: 03/02/2012

I am sick of hearing lies told by this company from all angles from reasons for such a high turnover of staff - always someone different you have to deal with or why the certificates are 3months overdue after paying for them - never their fault! I could never deal with a company with such a lack of integrity and would not recommend their service in any respect. Complete and utter disappointment! As for implying that they train for Kier B24-kier in a previous statement’s comment, that is… Read Full Review

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“Only thing they trained me in is how not to run a business”

Written on: 09/11/2011

The training this company sells is delivered by third party companies not them, so they book the training and take your money but will not deal with any problems that accur and just blame the training provider. You can never speak to anyone such as a manager at their offices so no one can deal with the problem. Happy to take your money and then not deliver what was promised. Maybe thats why the company went under when it was called Stowan! The only thing I would recommend about this company… Read Full Review

Stanlewis's Comment

Written on: 15/11/2011

Totally agree. Purple Cow Training are terrible. Terrible customer service and don't care about there customers, or who is delivering the training. I would book direct with a training centre rather than use these cowboys

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 03/02/2012

Here, here. Tres true

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Ssquirrel's Comment

Written on: 04/01/2012

@B24-Kier you went through a 3 month trial period and yet the company had not been formed 3 months when you wrote the review... I smell a rat! Your not really supposed to post fake reviews on your own company! Naughty

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B24-Kier's Comment

Written on: 20/12/2011

I am shocked at the comments i am reading!!I have dealt with Purple Cow training since it changed over from Stowan, and have nothing but praise for the company. I have spoken to there heads of training (who are both full time trainers for the company)and also discussed and have handed over our training budget for 2012?

We went through a 3 month trial period. Going over several course's which the feedback we got from our delegates was exemplary! scoring very highly on our internal feedback system.

We are one of the largest construction companies in the UK and wouldnt waste our time or discuss our 2012 budget if we would be been let down!!

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