ACEPA has a “Bath”

The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™) just completed an excellent week in the Roman City of Bath, UK: 26-30 September 2016.

Delegates travelled from the USA, India, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany and all across the UK to participate.

Held at the prestigious Royal Crescent Hotel the ACEPA delegates were surrounded by luxury and outstanding service throughout their stay as well as having access to the fabulous Spa and treatments available. The majority of delegates opted for the full residential package and were not disappointed




Here are some of the delegate comments.

Many topics were covered during the 5 days in detail, giving a thorough knowledge of how to work at a senior level as a business partner to your Executive. It was fun and well thought through.
Heather Kidd 

The course content was varied and covered everything from soft skills to really challenging us on subjects such as finance, presenting and project management. I would recommend the course to any Executive Assistant wanting to re-love what they do! It was a very empowering experience and the focus on the value of our role was key to that.
Debbie Mahoney

One of the best training experience so far. I highly recommend this training.
Corina Wenzel

Every area was well covered and well-structured by the trainer. I am ready, again, for new and better challenges. Thanks again for this great experience.
Sandra Luz T. 

Excellent course, interactive and inspiring. Richard sets a steady pace but ensures each topic is understood before moving forward. Beautiful setting. A huge thank you to Richard for his dedication to us this week.
Coraline Newman

The course was very informative and covered all areas for the Executive Personal Assistant.
Charlotte Dunger

We will be repeating this unique experience in 2017 and will be running a similar residential event at the prestigious 5 Star Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland in March 2017.

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ACEPA™ Achieves IAM Endorsement

Business Management Training Group Ltd are delighted to announce that the Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™) is now endorsed by the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) the  oldest management institute in the UK having been founded in 1915.


The IAM Endorsement scheme purpose is to recognise external resources and CPD programmes that IAM believe are of the high standard their members require to progress in the world of administrative management. Endorsement from the IAM also helps to identify programmes that are committed to driving performance improvement and raising the standards of workplace learning.

Richard Arnott, Director of BMTG and the author of the ACEPA course, commented “This is an amazing step forward for ACEPA and we are absolutely delighted that IAM have given us their endorsement. To be associated with a prestigious organisation such as IAM is of prime importance to BMTG and ACEPA and further increases our international recognition”

Existing IAM full members will be entitled to 15% discount off all BMTG ACEPA training courses. Delegates who are not IAM members will be offered first year IAM membership, at the appropriate level for their experience, at 30% discount.

For full details of the benefits of IAM Membership please click here



Get Access to 3 free “pearls of wisdom®”

Business Management Training Group  is delighted to introduce “pearls of wisdom®” from Eliesha Training

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Your organization will love pearls of wisdom® which provide a unique and highly engaging learning experience, delivered with a lighter touch and offering an effective way to understand the core skills required. These are beneficial for the business executive and executive assistant alike, as well as the vast majority of your colleagues.

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The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant (ACEA™) is coming to Chicago in September 2016. Get 10% Off Early Bird Rates

The highly popular Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant (ACEA™) is returning to the USA for the 3rd time between 19th and 23rd September 2016


ACEA™ is the USA version of the Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™) which receives rave reviews across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Our first two USA events were held in New York and attracted delegates from Seattle, Canada, Bermuda, Chicago, Boston, the Mid West as well as New York itself.

Following many requests our next course is running for the first time in Chicago at the Aloft Chicago City Center Hotel. The event has been confirm as definitely running however there are still places available

The course is organised by our partners Innoverto llc and full details can be found on Use Code ACEA2016 for a further 10% off the Early Bird rate (valid till 5th August 2016).

BMTG are delighted to be entering the Rwanda market with Innoverto LLc and Kora Associates

BMTG are delighted to announce that they will be working with  Innoverto and KORA Associates, based in Kigali, to launch a new set of international certification courses in Rwanda.

With 3 courses scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016 including The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™) which launches in Kigali on 5th December 2016.

Both Innoverto and KORA Associates are specialists in Human Capital and Professional Development. These combined boutique firms aim to bring leading professional training and global certification programs to Africa. Their goal is to support Africa’s transformation and growth by offering access to international best practices and high quality training from Africa.

kora-email-bannerThe courses scheduled between October – December are:

Advanced Certificate in Strategic Procurement (ACSP) 21-25 November, 2016
Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA) 5-9 December, 2016
Advanced Certificate Operational Management (ACOM) 12-16 December, 2016

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

With Rwanda being announced as one of Africa’s fastest growing economies and most secure place in Africa, it is only a natural choice to have the capital, Kigali as the base for our upcoming international courses.

The above select training programs are international best-selling courses from some of the world’s leading training institutes.

To learn more about us and these courses visit 

BMTG and The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™) Return to Kenya


Business Management Training Group Ltd (BMTG Ltd) are delighted to announce the signing of joint marketing agreements with new partners Optimum Business Communication Ltd and Ultra Africa Ltd  both based in Kenya.

Director of BMTG Ltd, Richard Arnott, commented “BMTG have been actively seeking a new Kenya based partner to help it grow its business in East Africa. Initial discussions with both Optimum Business Communication Ltd and Ultra Africa Ltd suggested that we should adopt a joint marketing strategy to take advantage of the unique skills of both partners.  Optimum Business Communications and Ultra Africa have therefor agreed to jointly promote all BMTG courses and Masterclasses’ in selected territories.

This joint approach is, we believe, a unique arrangement in the market and we look forward to working closely with both Optimum Business Communication and Ultra Africa in the coming months and years. We particularly believe that both partners will enable BMTG to more easily respond to the increasing demand for our flagship training courses in Procurement, Operational Management and in particular the highly sought after Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPAtm).


OptimuOptimumm Business Communication is a corporate organization based in Nairobi, Kenya, providing  up to date networking and development opportunities for individual and corporate organizations for both private and public companies.

Optimum Business Communication is led by renowned industry experts with focus on comprehensive research and latest information based on demands of the market. Optimum Business Communication are committed to quality service that will ensure that real value is added to your business.



ULTRA AFRIUltra AfricaCA LIMITED is a leading training provider in East and West Africa, providing up-to-date business information. Ultra Africa Events provide cutting edge development and networking platforms to accelerate individual and corporate performance for today’s business leaders, leading the market in knowledge based conferences, trainings and workshops. Ultra Africa delivers quality and innovation to corporations to help them gaining the competitive advantage and empowering organizations for success.


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Both Optimum Business Communication and Ultra Africa will work closely with the leading global training magazine Executive Secretary Magazine to promote the highly regarded and sought after Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPAtm)