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Peter MaliphantPeter Maliphant, formerly Director of Franchise Operations at Interlink Express, joined Beacons in 1999. Peter used Beacons’ services as a client for many years, and saw the effectiveness of our programmes first-hand. He heads up our Leadership In Action courses as well as delivering our full range of programmes. He is also your contact for business enquiries and development. Peter is based in Bristol with easy access to the West of England, Wales and the Midlands.


Sarah MaliphantSarah Maliphant joined Beacons in 2004 after 16 years working in IT, marketing and culture change management roles within BOC. She brings international experience as an internal consultant, manager and coach, as well as great expertise in creating structures and environments that enable people to change. Sarah specialises in 360 feedback,individual coaching and leads our personal development walking and coaching programmes in the Brecon Beacons. Based in the Black Mountains, Sarah is a certified Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Mountain Leader.


Diane Banister

Diane Banister has been delivering training and development programmes for more than 20 years. Diane has worked with Beacons on a variety of programmes and she specialises in helping organisations and individuals improve the effectiveness and value of their communication with customers.



Sue Miles

Sue Willcock loves working to make a real difference to organisations and individuals. Her background is in professional services and after a career as a Chartered Surveyor, she moved into roles focused on operational management and business performance. As a Partner with a major international construction consultancy, she led the Learning and Development team and was a Beacons’ client for several years. Sue designs and¬†delivers people development projects with many public and private sector clients.


richardsivers-loresRichard Sivers is an experienced professional in the management, design and implementation of human development solutions to effect business improvement and individual development. Formerly with Barclays Bank and FI Group plc, Richard joined our team in 1999 and works on a wide range of our programmes, particularly our Assessment & Development Centres.


Richard ClaytonRichard Clayton founded Beacons in 1987, having enjoyed a previous career which included teaching history and ten years in the Armed Services. During his 23 years with Beacons, Richard helped thousands of individuals and hundreds of client organisations. He retired in 2010 but still keeps in touch with the Beacons team.