Business and Employment Support and Training

"Achieving the best through partnership"

best was established by Shirley David BA Hons, Dip HE, MILM, Assoc CIPD in 1998.

best aims to enable individuals and organisations to achieve their full potential by providing outstanding training and consultancy services.

best offers training specifically tailored to the needs of trustees, volunteers and staff working within the voluntary sector.

Services include:

  • Standardised courses
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Tailor-made courses
  • Consultancy services
  • QuickBooks professional advice
  • Mentoring and one-to-one support
  • British Sign Language communication support

Contact Shirley David to discuss your specific needs for one to one or in-house provision.

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Shirley David has achieved Signature NVQ Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language and is currently enrolled on the IBSL Level 6 Diploma in Sign Langauge Interpreting Studies.  She is registered with NRCPD (The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People) as a Trainee Sign Language Interpreter and is a member of ASLI (Association of Sign Language Interpreters).  She offers training and support to Deaf clients using BSL.

On 20th October 2018 Shirley delivered Trustee Training to ABSLTA (Association of British Sign Language Tutors and Assessors) in BSL. Feedback showed 78% rated the training overall as Very Good and 22% as Good. Comments were "So professional, theory so clear".."Really enjoyed learning and help improve what Trustees definition"..."It started us thinking about ABSLTA's future and where we want it to go".."confirm some of prior knowledge. Address some knowledge gaps".."Very useful, learnt a lot that not aware of before".

Mentoring and support can be provided via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime. Why not contact Shirley for a free consultation on how she can help?


best can carry out reviews of policies, systems and practices within organisations to provide a comprehensive report with specific recommendations to improve performance and compliance with legislation.


Shirley David is also a Professional Advisor for QuickBooks (both desktop and online versions)


Quick Book packages can be provided at competitive prices and a further discount is offered when installation support and/or training is purchased.

You can also purchase a copy of Shirley's book Now you're the Treasurer

Training and development

best provides:

Governance courses, Financial training, and Personnel courses

best has also worked on a number of tailor-made courses such as supervision and appraisal training for NACAB and customer care training for the British Deaf Association, and can provide bespoke professional training and mentoring to meet your requirements.