Who We Are
Assist Knowledge Development
AssistKD was formed in 1986 by Steve Skidmore and Mike Crawford. Steve and Mike shared a vision to create a company that engaged experienced, knowledgeable specialists to help their customers develop business and systems improvement skills through the practical application of techniques.
This experiential learning approach continues to be the basis for all AssistKD training to the present day.
Since these early days, other like-minded professionals have joined AssistKD and they have helped to develop the company and its portfolio of services. Several of these professionals are featured in our who we are section. In line with the original vision, the AssistKD trainers work as consultants and are active members of professional bodies such as the BCS and IIBA. They contribute to industry publications and write books that add significantly to the body of knowledge for their profession. These endeavours enable them to develop their knowledge and skills continually and provides a basis for influencing the direction of their specialist disciplines.
AssistKD has stayed true to its original principles of delivering high quality, practical training in business and systems improvement techniques and approaches. This has meant that the portfolio of courses offered are in subjects where AssistKD trainers can draw on their extensive knowledge and experience. This portfolio has been extended where AssistKD has been able to develop relationships with industry specialists who can deliver courses at the same level of quality.
Our original principles continue to ensure that the AssistKD team is committed to providing excellent support to everyone wishing to benefit from our training and consultancy services.