Alice Bufton-Thorneycroft

Alice Bufton-Thorneycroft

Performance Development Consultant, Workshop Facilitator and Event Host

Alice has worked in the field of Consultancy for the last fifteen years and has a real passion for event and workshop design. Alice is also an accomplished event host and facilitator. She specialises in workshops on teamwork, coaching and leadership, which she has delivered for companies such as L.E.K and Mars.

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Alice is constantly researching and working with new inspirational speakers and experts, connecting them with our clients and ensuring a tailored approach for all HTL events. Alice enjoys idea generation and has a natural creative edge which means her solutions to business challenges often have a memorable twist.

In the past Alice has run her own business, Abingdon Management and Consulting, specialising in the area of wellbeing and performance. In particular Alice worked with Dr Frank Dick to deliver practical and sustainable solutions to address performance development issues. Alice was awarded with an ‘excellence’ citation from The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) for the work both she and Frank Dick carried out within the corporate sector.

Alongside facilitation, Alice is an experienced conference host and interviewer having been asked to perform this role on more than one occasion for the Lloyds Banking Practice Pool Annual Conference, Network Rail, Poggenpohl’s Annual conference and Countrywide Surveyors Annual conference for over 450 people, which culminated in an interview on stage with the CEO of Countrywide Alison Platt and CFO Hamanshi Raja.

Alice has interviewed celebrities Matthew Dawson and Michel Roux JR for Just Retirement in front of 100 of their IFA community. She also interviewed Lord Coe as part of a private evening event held at Simmons and Simmons.

One of Alice’s attributes is her thorough preparation and research skills in order to create a successful interview. Asking the right questions to prompt deep thinking is an essential skill to the success of the interview from the audience’s perspective.

Providing the right balance of questions to meet the needs of the event, to bring out the best of the personality being interviewed and to capture and maintain the audiences’ attention are all skills that have been honed over the years during which Alice has been interviewing for different organisations.

In addition to interviews in front of ‘live’ audiences Alice also has experience of writing and asking interview questions for filming purposes. HTL’s Brilliant Minds Digital platform comprises of video briefing’s centering around a specific topic of relevance to business today and features a variety of pertinent experts offering their insights. Alice has spent many hours behind the camera interviewing experts.

Alice’s work focuses on improving engagement, coaching and presentation skills in conjunction with how to review more effectively for continuous improvement and confidence-building. Alice has worked in a 1:1 capacity with a number of senior leaders to help them improve their presentation and interpersonal skills.

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“I can honestly say in all my years of working this course has been by far the best of my career.”

Workshop Attendee, JDA


“Great chance to learn from each other and apply our learnings. Forced us to reflect on things that we should do but don’t have the time to notice.”

Workshop Attendee, L.E.K Consulting


“Alice your involvement as our host was first class, it seemed like you were just one of the Poggenpohl team and everyone was very comfortable around you which was great.”

Simon Richmond, Managing Director, Poggenpohl Group UK Limited.


“Alice was great; well prepared and articulate, would have loved to hear more from her.”

Guy Gregory Head of Client Care EMEA, CBRE

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