about us in a nutshell

Thrive is an award-winning training consultancy founded by Matthew Critchlow

We are a team of trainers, facilitators and performance coaches with years of experience as leaders in blue-chip organisations. Meet the rest of Our Team.

Our expertise includes employee engagement, wellbeing and resilience, team working, and leadership development.

Our programmes are memorable, effective and fun. But don’t just take it from us, see what our clients have to say: Testimonials.

Why are we different?

  • We use evidenced-based approaches – Our courses are based on science, especially positive psychology, behavioural science and evidence-based management (EBMgt). From all these disciplines we use tools and techniques that are proven to work.
  • We’re passionate about our art – The best facilitators apply skills that go beyond science. Creating the best learning environment is as much art as it is science. And we pride ourselves in working with some of the best facilitators in the business. Meet Our Team.
  • We offer hands-on corporate experience – All of our consultants have years of hands-on experience in leading organisations like Pret A Manger, Eli Lilly and Thomson Holidays. So we bring real-world solutions into everything we do.
  • We’re small enough to care, large enough to deliver – We’re a small consultancy company with a large network of experienced associates. We offer true consultancy not just “off-the-shelf” training. We work as business partners with our clients to deliver tailor-made highly effective programmes.

WATCH our resilience video

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Our Clients


What Our Clients Say


Working with Matthew Critchlow has been both enlightening and inspiring. He has a wonderfully warm engaging style balanced with a depth and breadth of knowledge which translate into techniques that are easily accessible to delegates.
James Anderson-Dixon, Customer Relationship Manager, Nationwide Building Society
All Testimonials

Our Team

  • Matthew Critchlow
    Matthew Critchlow, PhD, is Managing Director at Thrive and...
  • Ewan Stickley

    Ewan Stickley is Senior Training Associate at Thrive (as...

  • Janeena Sims
    Janeena Sims is Senior Training Associate at Thrive (as...
  • Joanne Dunham
    Joanne is a Senior Associate Trainer and Executive Coach at Thrive (as well