Bright Spark - enhance your company's effectiveness in the english language
About Us

About Us

Whether driven by the desire to improve your:

  • Personal business communication skills;
  • Effectiveness within your organisation;
  • Social interaction skills,

you will find that we are ready to assist you to reach your communication goals.

Bright Spark! Technology Limited was formed in 1999, as a specialist training consultancy, providing advanced English language training services to senior management in European-based organisations.

Bright Spark! Technology differs from other English language training organisations in the market.  We focus specifically on providing English business language skills and training on a case-by-case consultancy basis to candidates with exacting requirements. We combine the development of advanced language skills and business skills by focusing on the particular needs of the client in relation to their specific industry.

Our training takes the form of small group training sessions for both Communication and Presentation Skills, cross-cultural business skills courses and one-to-one tailored intensive language training for "high-flyer" candidates.  We also provide location-based training for candidates who visit London as part of an overall English immersion experience.

For candidates with special needs, such as Law, we have delivered local programmes to meet their needs (including their particular legal discipline and associated activities, such as visits to the Royal Courts of Justice). Training can also be provided to prepare candidates for formal examinations such as the Cambridge ILEC (International Legal English Certificate).

We have additionally worked with companies in the Legal, Engineering, Manufacturing and Financial Services sectors.

Training can be delivered either in London or on-site at your corporate location.

 

Personal Biographies

 

Greg Clifford   CELTA, BA, LLB(Hons), MSc(Regulation)

Principal Consultant

Greg Clifford

Greg's unique knowledge base derives from extensive practical use of his qualifications as a Romance languages graduate, a business lawyer, and a Masters graduate in Regulation. Greg studied European languages and Law at the University of Auckland and his Masters degree in Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He practiced for many years in a high-profile corporate law firm in Auckland, New Zealand. Following his arrival in England, he provided IT (project management) and business re-engineering (change and process management) consultancy to a diverse mix of corporate clients, in the Investment Banking, Pharmaceutical and Satellite Telecommunications industries.

Greg is a Cambridge qualified language teacher and speaks French and Spanish. He has taught Business and General English at both Embassy CES and International House language schools in London, England. He has also delivered a number of management skills seminars to corporate clients and to MBA programme students at the Berlin School of Economics and Law .

Greg is a member of the Xing and LinkedIn network forums.

Frank Wenzel

Consultant

Frank Wenzel

Frank has more than twenty years valuable language training experience covering a wide range of business, technical and everyday English use.  He regularly leads group training sessions and frequently works with senior management on a one-to-one basis. As a native German-speaker, he has a number of well-known German-based clients in the mechanical engineering sector as well as in other lines of business. He has led a number of groups to London for advanced immersion training.

He specialises in contextual language training with a strong emphasis on organisational behaviour and cross-cultural skills.

Frank studied English and History at the University of Mannheim.