Rupert Honywood

Rupert Honywood

Managing Director, Personal Development Bureau


WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU We have developed a network of over 330 specialists and consultants predominantly from the Ecademy and Ecademy Blackstar networks to offer a range of specialist services to our members who are Ex Police Officers or Ex Police Staff or who are ex Forces. This is to assist them in their transition process to move into a new career, self employment or business. This is offered through our membership, training and mentoring services. These services include:-
  • Managing Change
  • Career, Business and Life Change Management
  • Personal Profiling and Psychometric Tests
  • Developing Personal Brand
  • Developing CV's
  • Employment v Self Employment v Business Advice
  • Personal & Small Business Legal Advice Lines
  • Developing and Growing a Business
  • Business Mentoring, Development and Support
  • Business Profiling and Simulations
  • Internet Marketing
  • Business Helplines
  • Virtual Personal Assistant
  • Business Concierge Service
  • Discounted Business Startup Packages
  • HOW ELSE CAN WE HELP We are very interested in collaborative relationships and helping and supporting businesses to grow and help each other. Smart businesses that find and build strong strategic alliances tend to grow much quicker and are much more resilient to changes in the market and competition! As part of our services we are always looking out for opportunities for our clients and will work with you proactively to get results.

    PERSONAL PROFILE At a personal level, my Wealth Dynamics Profile is "Creator" which means that I love creating new products or services and helping businesses to innovate (with the Dynamo characteristic being very strong meaning that I am very driven and goal focused). My secondary characteristics are "Star" which means that I love leading from the front and "Mechanic" meaning that I am a good finisher.

    FAMILY AND INTERESTS I am also very fortunate that I have a lovely wife (Wendy) and son (Sam). We love dogs and cats and one of my nick names is Ace Ventura and if you want to know why you will have to have a 121 with me. We love the great outdoors - the countryside and walking the dog. Meeting up with friends and family, photography, social media etc. We love the US, Australia (have family over there) and New Zealand and parts of Europe plus of course the UK's Lake District.

    My favourite films of all time are Lord of the Rings, Avatar and The Kings Speech and I love documentaries. As a very proud Dad, my highlight was when our son got the part of Sebastian in Nanny McPhee with Colin Firth and Emma Thompson and yes the Premiers were brilliant and we were both delighted!



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    Personal Development Bureau London


    Founded the company and an associated "not for profit" organisation Personal Development Bureau Foundation


David Barzaga

"Hope to connect with you very soon!"

Mick Say

"I have known Rupert for over three years and I have seen how he has structured the Personal Development Bureau and developed it with a genuine passion for wanting to help people facing job loss. Being a former forces guy myself, I can see the importance of the service Rupert provides. Rupert has shown continual inovation and has developed a strong network of 300+ Specialists who have expertise in helping those through transition into a new career or in business startup. I highly recommend the Personal Development Bureau to any individual wanting help re training or any company faced with making large scale redundancies. The professionalism of both Rupert and the organisation is to be commended. Connect with Rupert he is a very helpful and compassionate person."

Alan Rae - Business Communicator

"I have been supporting with Rupert for a couple of years now in his Personal Development Bureau project. He has constructed a powerful vision of providing a transition service for people displaced from the armed services, police and fire service by the current round of cuts and has put together a formidable team of Specialists who are passionate and want to help, plus the necessary infrastructure to achieve this. His vision, tenacity and attention to detail have turned this vision into a service that will make a real difference."

Vicki (The Property Mermaid) Wusche

"Just spent some quality time with Rupert, both as co-Board members at a Blackstar Boardroom and having a brief one to one. Rupert is a valuable member on any team and asks insightful questions in a calm yet pertinent manner. Having taken time to discuss his new business it is both a worthy and brilliant concept, something I am looking for to working on together with Rupert - to our mutual benefit and those of the Ex-Police staff :)"

Benn Abdy-Collins

"I had the honour of meeting Rupert at BlackStar Old School at the virtual table. As the new boy I felt a little nervous... Rupert made me feel right at home with his warmth and friendliness; with his interest in meeting and knowing me and supporting me in the process of getting to know what was happening. Having received his gracious kindness I felt I could call him and discuss something. His warmth was immediate, his concern for my well-being as a person, in my business and in Ecademy were right there. I was touched to be included in his contacts and connections. Well met, Rupert! I look forward to spending more time with you."

Brendan Cullen

"Recently Rupert offered to help me brainstorm on what different email marketing solution might be best for my business - given the company's stage of development, number of contacts, methods of selling, etc. Rupert's skilful questioning helped me clarify my own thinking. And then he made a very objective recommedation that resonated with me as soon as he made it. He was generous, perceptive, and extremely clear in his communications. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to explore options in this area."

Mike White

"Rupert has given us some really valuable advice in terms of how to develop our service offering and has a really great approach to delivering positive, constructive feeback. Seperately,I recently attended the BlackStar event he chaired in Bromley and found the experience really beneficial-definitley worth a go! "

Tina Jonasen

" I had the great pleasure of meeting Rupert at the "Social Media SM2 Reseller Retreat" at Warren House on the 28th of January 2010! What a wonderful aura there is around this man!! Unfortunately there was only time for a very short 121, but that was enough for me to know that Rupert is indeed the very warm, kindhearted and helpful man - that he came across as, helping me with the logistics up to the meeting!! Rupert is also a very open and professional networker - so do yourself the favor and ad him to your network - I for one count myself very lucky to have him in mine! With wishes for future Prosperous common Networking, "

Thomas Power

"Rupert is an up and comer. Newly emerging in the network he is taking his time to get to know people, learn the rules and settle in. Ecademy is a BIG place this takes a while. Within 3 years he will be flying and leading hundreds of BlackStar Boardrooms throughout the South East because he has what it takes. Patience, understanding, sensitivity and drive. One for me to watch ... and I am ;-)"

Victor Marques

"Thanks dear Rupert for being in my network. I wish you great abunndance and carry on planting seeds of care and love. One of my poems: When things go wrong and you can't pay the bill,, Lost everything even your true will, Just look at the sky… blue sky. Make your last try… Life is a secret in every sense, The moon and the sun are intense. We plant seeds to grow.. Please make another blow. Life is a constant fight, You will see the light sometimes you feel not so good, down, Next day you have a golden Crown... Life with clouds of doubt, and you never know what comes about. It may be near when you think that everything goes away, You just discover peace and God in a true way. Warmest regards. Victor Marques "


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