About Us

About Us

The apprenticeship environment has changed. There are more opportunities for your training business than ever before, whether you work within the levy or non-levy market. Regulatory requirements are tougher, but the rewards are higher if you have the right systems and support to meet the needs of your customers and learners. Pearl Assess, in partnership with our awarding-winning sister company Pearltech*, provides innovative systems and services to support you and your learners, whether you are practised experts in the field or newcomers to the market. Apprenticeship Pro supports compliance with regulatory requirements, drives best practice through its extensive functionality, and ensures that you can utilise your resources efficiently. Learners are at the heart of everything we do so that you have the confidence in their readiness for end-point assessment when they embark on their assessment journey after gateway.

Cathie Smith, Managing Director of Pearl Assess Cathie Smith heads up Pearl Assess, part of the Stonebridge Group, which was set up in 2017 to create innovative and flexible on-line systems and managed services for the business of apprenticeship delivery. Her career spans many senior management posts in various government departments and senior roles within education. She has over 20 years’ experience of the work-based learning and assessment environment. Before setting up Pearl Assess, she was Director of Operations and Business Development for Innovate Awarding, part of the Lifetime Training Group.

For more information on our products and services please contact Cathie on 07495 146729 or email cathie.smith@pearlassess.co.uk

Mandy Dowson, Business Development Manager for Pearl Assess Mandy’s career history spans business and education Her experience in training and assessment led to a role with Business Link where her experience in education enabled her to support businesses of all kinds to succeed and grow. Latterly, Mandy has worked in the awarding industry as business development manager, where her coaching skills have enabled the support of training companies to maximise their business opportunities. Her knowledge and skills are invaluable in the support of business through the transition from Apprenticeship Frameworks to Standards.

For more information on our products and services please contact Mandy on 07717 306301 or email mandy.dowson@pearlassess.co.uk