About Symonds Research

Our Philosophy

We are passionate about education and we work to promote learning for people of all ages.

Our goal is to provide training course materials that are high-quality, well designed and researched, and helpful and easy to use for training providers, to hold effective and high-value workshops.

We put emphasis on learning that is enjoyable, particularly given that the courses are, for the most part, for adult learners.

Every training package is designed to include activities, group interaction, feedback, and input from the participants are part of the training.

We, in other words, try to make the learning embodied in that the students learn by using their different senses.

We also understand that cost is important to many of you who are trainers.

Hence, we try to offer training packages that are very affordable whilst still providing what we feel is a highvalue product.

How Symonds Research Started – Our History

Symonds Research was co-founded in 2008 by Dr Valeria Lo Iacono and Dr Paul Symonds.

Dr Valeria Lo Iacono has a PhD in Sociology and has taught as a university lecturer at several universities, worked as a researcher, and has 10+ years working in Management Roles. Dr Paul Symonds also has a PhD in Sociology and has worked in education for 20+ years.

Symonds Research is a company that works with industry, trainers, and human resources departments and we attend numerous educational conferences, trade shows and events to keep in touch with the training and education industry to deliver relevant, affordable and well-designed training materials.

For quality control to ensure high standards for every set of course materials that we sell, Valeria and Paul design all training course materials in-house.

Trusted by Brands Worldwide – Regular Customers Include

As a company, Symonds Research are UK-based who provides training materials for companies worldwide to over 50+ countries and to some of the world’s biggest brands.

Trusted Global Clients and Brands

Other regular clients worldwide including from USA, Australia, UK, UAE, Canada, NZ include:

  • Tampa Housing Authority
  • Atlanta Braves MLB
  • BellSouth
  • Massachusetts Government (USA)
  • Georgia Southern University

Our latest partnership is with Georgia Southern University, in Georgia, USA and the marketing release can be seen directly below:

Training Partnerships