About Us

Business Development Services offer applied business training to automotive industry professionals. Developed over 30 years within the automotive industry BDS training programmes uniquely blend the best of business know-how, industry experience and applied education for practical effectiveness and business confidence.

BDS was founded in the mid-1980s based on the successful background of founder Malcolm Wood in troubleshooting and turning loss-making franchises into profitable businesses. This experience enabled the development of a management training programme which is the basis of the current BDS Diploma in Applied Business. Today our training maintains a focus on practical application, facilitated by highly experienced industry and education professionals, to ensure an effective return on investment.

We are experienced in adapting training content directly to individual companies or business sectors. Working with companies in-house, we adapt case studies to incorporate management reporting systems, illustrating the use of available systems and information. Company guest speakers can supplement trainers.