Meet the Team

Peter Starr

Peter Starr

Pete has 10 years of experience in various Learning and Development roles and has highly rated client feedback for delivering bespoke training solutions to both Blue Chip and SME companies over the last four years. Prior to that, he held roles in field sales, national account management, first line and senior management and uses this experience to build rapport and engagement with delegates. Pete is relatable but not prescriptive in finding solutions to sales challenges in the modern digital age. 

Pete takes a coaching – listen first, speak later - approach to dealing with clients and delegates alike, which allows ideas and creativity to flow. This open but challenging environment can provide the spark that is needed to make a difference to performance. 

He has had articles including, most recently, 'Seven Faces of Effective Management' published through a New York business expert publishing house and is currently co-authoring a book on innovation that is written for first line managers who want to develop their innovative mindsets and activities.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Selling skills and Account Management
  • First and Second Line Sales Management development
  • Leadership development
  • Performance coaching
  • Innovation for the Un-Innovative

If you're facing challenges in any of these areas in your workplace, drop Pete a line via email or phone 0333 305 6516 to chat through some ideas on what can be done to help.  


Steve Darlington

Steve Bell

Steve has over 30 years' experience in the corporate environment with major FMCG companies. He's operated as a Senior Manager in high profile companies, and has been responsible for a £300 million turnover business. He's become a NLP Practitioner – ANLP Accredited (Coaching Leaders) and is Thomas International Accredited – DISC Profiling, EI &FI (GIA); no-one can argue that Steve doesn't have a proven track record in organisational and business development!

His extensive and broad experience has been developed within roles covering Account Management, Sales Management, National Sales Training Manager and Director of Sales. At Chilli Pepper Development, Steve's role is delivering high performance coaching and tailored client training solutions to our clients.

Specific areas of expertise include: 

  • Selling skills and advanced selling skills
  • Sales management
  • Sales team development
  • Leadership development
  • Performance management / performance coaching
  • Change management

Contact Steve for an informal chat about any of these areas, or other issues you're facing in your workplace.


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