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About Mary Thomas & Concise Training

Concise Training was established in 2008, becoming a Limited company in 2012.  Mary Thomas originally created Concise Training to provide Microsoft Office Training to businesses.  Mary quickly started to use Social Media to get the word out about her training courses and was soon asked to provide Social Media help, advice and training.

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LinkedInFacebookDuring 2010, Mary got tired of hearing about so called ‘Social Media experts’ offering their services to companies as experts for vast sums of money.  These ‘experts’ often only had 10 followers and were learning on the job, but they could “talk the talk”.  Mary established the first accredited Social Media qualification – the ITQ in Social Media –  in 2011 for people to learn how to use Social Media properly and to have a qualification to provide integrity.

In 2011 / 12, Mary worked with City & Guilds to launch a new Social Media diploma – launched in May 2012.  During 2012, Mary worked with The Digital Youth Academy to create the learning materials for the Social Digital Apprenticeship.

On an on-going basis Mary works with businesses and individuals to provide flexible training courses in Social Media or Microsoft Office.  Mary has been in the IT industry for over 20 years, in both technical and project management roles. A keen dog walker when not training, she is passionate about what she does and ensures that each person she works with walks away with new and useful skills that will aid them in their day-to-day working life.

You can hear a radio interview with Mary here.


  • BSc (Hons) 2:1 Mathematics & Computation
  • Post Graduate Cert. of Education (FE)
  • A1 Assessor Award
  • European Computer Driving Licence Advanced
  • MS Cert. Desktop Support Technician
  • ITQ
  • Member of Institute of Learning
  • Member of Federation of Small Business

Meet the Team

Viv Bryan

Viv Bryan

Viv joined the Concise Training team in September 2013 as Marketing Coordinator.

Her primary focus is supporting companies and individuals to create, manage and grow their brand’s presence through social media and optimise content to maximize performance. Key attributes of her role include managing user generated contact, contributing towards driving web traffic and helping improve quality customer engagement.

Viv has a career embedded in media, working in the fields of advertising, print, packaging, point of sale and direct mail. Viv is also an experienced graphic designer which benefits Concise Training clients through the creation of branded content.

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Steve Beavis

Steve Beavis

Steve joined the team in 2014. He currently has three main roles:

  • supporting individuals during their e-learning journeys
  • managing social media content for clients
  • running marketing campaigns and social media for Concise Training

He is a qualified trainer with an interest in online technologies, E-learning and, of course, social media. Before joining Concise Training he worked in education teaching young people and adults a variety of subjects including social media, IT and finance.

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Where we are

Concise Training is based in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK.