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About Us

DBC Training (DBC), has been supporting people into employment and onto skills since 2000. We have helped improve the lives of over 50,000 individuals and supported over 8,000 businesses to recruit and upskill their employees and reach their potential.

DBC is an award-winning employment and training provider, offering high-quality employer solutions to improve productivity and learner solutions to support individuals to fulfil their potential.


Our mission is “To SPARK potential and develop talent, to transform lives and fulfil aspiration”.


The people at DBC are fundamental in developing excellent products and services that successfully support employers to grow talent for their businesses and subsequently support the communities in which they work and economic growth.

DBC Training is rated by Ofsted as a ‘GOOD’ provider – February 2022, hold the prestigious Leaders in Safeguarding award and are an IIP Gold employer. 

Five members of DBC Training pose together at an awards show. Paul Burton, head of apprenticeships stands next to Peter Roberts who is the marketing manager. In front of them, stands the Managing Director, Kerry Bentley, the Finance Director, Vicki Zolkiewicz and the Quality Director, Frances Drew.

Our Vision

The overall vision for DBC Training is to be an innovative market leader who excels at creating flexible approaches to an ever-changing labour market; through delivering quality advice and guidance, training and business solutions to "deliver better choices and create brighter futures”.


We are committed to improving social and economic wellbeing, transforming individuals, families, communities and businesses.

Our Mission

“To SPARK potential and develop talent, to transform lives and fulfil aspiration”

Our Values

Sustainable Futures for All

Putting Learners First

Achieving Excellence

Results Focused

Kicking Down Barriers

Our Board

This is Carole Carson, the non-executive director at DBC Training

Carole Carson

Non-Executive Director

This is Kerry Bentley, the managing director at DBC Training

Kerry Bentley

Managing Director

This is Anthony Smith, the development director at DBC Training

Anthony Smith

Development Director

Following a career in senior leadership spanning the skills and employment services sectors, Carole now operates as a non-executive director, supporting businesses to drive strategic vision and support good growth; ensuring great governance standards. Bringing with her a wealth of experience from a range of training settings, Carole has a keen focus on the achievement of operational and strategic business objectives.

Kerry founded DBC in 2000 after completing an apprenticeship and is responsible for leading our business strategy whilst being hands-on with the day to day running of the business. Kerry has been involved in the sector for over 20 years and began her career as a Business Administration Apprentice, quickly working her way up to Director level for a national company. 

Anthony has over 13 years’ experience in business growth, bid management and stakeholder engagement within the employability, skills and justice sectors, having worked for a number of national training providers. Anthony has a proven track record of winning new business with commissioners including DWP, ESFA, JCP, Mayoral Combined Authorities, Big Lottery, MOJ, and levy-paying public and private sector employers.

This is Frances Drew, the skills and quality director at DBC Training



Skills and Quality Director

This is Vicki Zolkiewicz, the finance director at DBC Training



Finance Director

Frances has with a wide range of experience and skills and has been Quality and Operations Director for a large college and Quality improvement Director for a national training provider, for which she was responsible for the delivery and quality of over 7000 learners. Frances has over 11 years’ experience in the sector of which the last 4 years of her career have been at board level driving business improvements and focussing on quality. 

Vicki completed 6th form and started her working career on a management programme with a large supermarket.  After the first few months, she decided that it wasn’t for her. Undecided on what to do next, she joined DBC to upgrade her Microsoft Skills. Vicki now has over 10 years of experience in the training industry, starting at DBC as an apprentice. She worked her way up managing a large supply chain and then became the operational lead for the business. Her strength is figures and she loves a good spreadsheet.

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