Alex Hope

Alex has 23 years’ experience in learning and development, working with some of the UKs largest household names, along with 100+ SME’s and Micro businesses. For the last 7 years he has sat on the board of directors for a £100m turnover recruitment business, who specialise in manufacturing, Supply Chain Logistics and Customer Service.

In 2009 he founded Qommunicate LTD, a training and recruitment business, designed to support the long term unemployed in the most financially deprived regions in England. Utilising ESFA and ESF funding, Qommunicate used innovative engagement and teaching techniques to support over 3000 long term unemployed adults into sustainable employment in their first 5 years of trading. This success gave the business the ability to tender for more than £12 million in government funding.

In 2016 Alex sold his business to a large recruitment agency, and up until February 2024 has been a non-exec director supporting the strategy and vision in its continuous growth.

In his previous director role, he has created and led multiple complex projects focused on business improvement, organisational development, and personal/professional development.

Having previously worked as a recruitment manager for an organisation employing around over 2000 staff, setting up a successful training and recruitment business and sitting on the board of a large recruitment company, Alex has vast and varied experience in talent management with a keen focus on engagement, retention and motivation.

Alex has also supported multiple business with the implementation of impactful Apprenticeship programmes. He has delivered large scale Apprenticeship projects from level 2 – level 7 (degree level) including subjects such as BIT, PMO, Supply Chain Logistics, Customer Service and Leadership and Management. Within this role he has helped levy payers make the most of their levy investment and supported non levy payers to bring in funding to support their own Apprenticeship programme.

Having been in a leadership role for 22 years Alex has a detailed understanding of leadership in business and the impact that robust leadership can have on retention, efficiency, employee engagement and client engagement. Within this time, he has also coached, mentored and trained leaders from entry level up to a director level.

Whilst Alex has worked in L&D for most of his career, he is not an academic. Although he understands the importance of academic qualifications his passion lies in representing and supporting the none academically minded, to achieve success through techniques in motivation, goal setting and communication.


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