Purple Cow Training - www.purplecowtraining.co.uk

Purple Cow Training - www.purplecowtraining.co.uk
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“Excellent professional training provider”


written by Borough_Arms_Hotel on 30/05/2015

Purple Cow booked us as a training venue to deliver their Health & Safety course over 4 days. In our experience we found the trainer very efficient and welcoming at all times including the managing director of the company who visited our venue on one of the days to make sure that everything was running smoothly and all delegates were happy. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to others.

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“My Review Of Purple Cow Training”


written by alex.goodwin96 on 19/05/2015

I feel that this placement has really developed my entrepreneurial skills. Purple Cow let me take part in several real and important tasks and I think that having this responsibility helped me get a lot out of my time at Purple Cow because it gives me an actual taste and an insight of what they do over at Purple Cow. For example, one of my tasks was to upload all of the upcoming course dates for the company onto the website which I really enjoyed doing. I would strongly recommend taking a work placement at Purple Cow to anyone who wants to get a real taster of how a company like this operates and wants to actually take part in what they do.

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“Very relaxed, lovely environment!”


written by Chloe.1996 on 23/09/2014

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 very pleased with Purple Cow Training and i would definitely use them again as a training provider.

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“Train elsewhere”


written by Daleyos375 on 21/06/2014

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.

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“Still waiting for certificates!!!”


written by ztBriggs339 on 23/04/2014

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!!!

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“Pathetic excuse for a training provider”


written by EdwinSawyer on 19/04/2014

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.

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“Nothing but lies train elsewhere”


written by lyEdmondson488 on 31/03/2014

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.

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written by pjWTC on 03/07/2013

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 certification relating to a Ladder and Banksman courses carried out last month. Maybe me but When I book a training course with a training provider I expect the trainer to be qualified!?!

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“Completely useless do not use”


written by 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.

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“Train somewhere else!”


written by Oilrigger on 03/12/2012

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!!!!

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“Best Training Ever, really impressed!”


written by 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

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


written by 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 pathetic and completely unprofessional...pretty much sums the company up!

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


written by 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 is that you avoid them at all costs!

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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