Our Story

Our Story

Learn more about our organization and take a look at our
journey so far.

Our Story

Learn more about our organization and take a look at our journey so far.

Where We Started

 

In 1996, James Manktelow was working as a developer in financial software when he became responsible for his first small team. Advice and support for managers was hard to find. Within a month, husband and wife team, James Manktelow and Rachel Thompson, set up MindTools.com, a website where people could learn what it takes to become a successful and effective leader - and the rest is history!

James Manktelow
Co-Founder

Rachel Thompson
Co-Founder

What Happened Next?

What Happened Next?

Meet the Team

Oliver Craddock
Chief Executive Officer

Richard Holmes
Non-Executive Director

Zoe Cornish
People and Business Change Director

Becky Morrish
Finance Director

Melanie Dowding
Head of Content, Marketing, and Learner Engagement

Geoff Drummond
Senior Project Manager

Tim Hart
Senior Development Manager

Adrian Pearcey
Head of Client Success

Meet the Team

Oliver Craddock
Chief Executive Officer

Richard Holmes
Non-Executive Director

Zoe Cornish
People and Business Change Director

Becky Morrish
Finance Director

Melanie Dowding
Head of Content, Marketing, and Learner Engagement

Geoff Drummond
Senior Project Manager

Tim Hart
Senior Development Manager

Adrian Pearcey
Head of Client Success

Our Offices

Mind Tools Offices 001

The Haybarn

Pondtail Farm
West Grinstead
Horsham
RH13 8LN
United Kingdom

Mind Tools Offices 012

The Granary

Pondtail Farm
West Grinstead
Horsham
RH13 8LN
United Kingdom

22-upper-ground

London Office

22 Upper Ground
South Bank
London
SE1 9PD
United Kingdom

Supporting Charities

Mind Tools provides ongoing support and funding to a variety of charities and non-profits. Here are some that we work with:

Mind Tools is proud to be partnered with charity: water, a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to developing countries, helping to improve health and education for those in need.

Mind Tools have been supporting charitywater since 2016. We have funded 6 drilled wells in Malawi, giving access to clean water to over 1200 people across different communities.

Toilet Twinning provides people in the world’s poorest communities with access to a proper latrine, clean water, and all the information that they need to stay healthy.

We have twinned our restrooms with restrooms halfway around the world, and are proud to have toilet twins in Cambodia, the Philippines, India, Uganda, and Guatemala.

Local Charities

 

As well as supporting international charities and non-profits, Mind Tools also made donations to those closer to our home in the U.K., including: Chestnut Tree House, Macmillan Cancer Support, St Barnabas House, Whitehawk Inn, Barnardo’s, Alzheimer’s Society, Scope, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, The Children’s Trust, Echo, Buddys Cafe, and Parkinson’s U.K.

Mind Tools is also a carbon neutral organization and was presented with a certificate from Carbon Footprint in October 2016.

Find Out More

About Us

Learn more about our mission and how we help learners across the globe.

Careers

View our current vacancies and learn more about our company culture.

Awards and Press

Read about us in the press and find out why we're an award-winning company.

Find Out More

About Us

Learn more about our mission and how we help learners across the globe.

Careers

View our current vacancies and learn more about our company culture.

Awards and Press

Read about us in the press and find out why we're an award-winning company.

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