Training and recruitment specialists: Real life solutions to workplace problems

Do you have the skills to change yourself and the organisation you work with for the better?

Forty years of hands-on industry experience means we support people in achieving exactly that, through mastering vital new skills and overcoming tricky workplace challenges.

Training Specialists


ILM Approved Centre

From one-day courses to full training programmes with an accredited qualification, we provide numerous open-access and in-house training programmes to suit your needs, perfect for every skill level and role.


It can be a real challenge finding the perfect candidate for a Practice Manager vacancy. Because we’re specialists, we make it easy with top class professional recruitment support, tailored to your organisation.

Personal service, industry expertise and lasting relationships

We’re Barry Syder and Pauline Young, Directors of Syder and Young. We’re based in West Sussex and work with businesses all over Britain. Trusted and recommended by Surrey and Sussex LMC as well as the West Sussex Practice Managers’ Association, we’re known for delivering high quality, cost-effective training and recruitment.

Why work with us? We believe one size almost never fits all! A truly personal, one-to-one service helps us get the best out of the people we train and the organisations we recruit for. We understand the value of lasting relationships, and our clients recommend us again and again.

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They organised everything from advertising to job descriptions and the interview process – including supporting us by leading the interview process over 3 days. I can’t recommend them highly enough – they are trustworthy, efficient, friendly and excellent value for money. If you need to recruit a manager – look no further – we are delighted we picked up the phone to them!

Dr Stuart Sutton, GP, Tollgate Medical Centre, London

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If you’re interested in our programmes, courses or recruitment support services, let’s talk. We’ll be delighted to help you.

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Developing the role of a Practice Manager

The primary care landscape is developing at a rapid pace and practice managers are the key to the sustainability of primary care. Jo Wadey discusses why it is an important time to invest in them.

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