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Puma Training and Events


The Production Manager Bootcamp retreat in Cardiff 7/8 September was superb. We had participants from Boom Pictures in Cardiff, Icon Films and Barefoot Rascals in Bristol and freelancers from London, The North West, Scotland, Cardiff and Bristol for an inspiring couple days at Cardiff's New Country House Hotel. The weather helped, the catering helped but what really happened was a superb course where the whole team engaged and leapt forward. We will be posting all the feedback on our blog at over the next couple of weeks. We would like to thank Creative Skillset for their assistance.

THE NEXT PUMA PRODUCTION MANAGER BOOTCAMP (and RETREAT) is Sunday 2 / Monday 3 November at La Mon Spa and Hotel, Castlereagh near BELFAST. Full details of the programme and how to apply are on our PRODUCTION PAGE and on NORTHERN IRELAND SCREEN at
Creative Skillset are helping us support qualifying freelancers and there is already a great deal of interest. Please contact us if you need further detail. These two-day courses are the perfect opportunity to embed skills, learn, share build confidence and fill in the gaps. 

KNOWLEDGE BITES returns after a summer break. The Media Make-Up and Hairdressing Event at Leeds City College in June was a great start. Full details, tips from the professionals, pictures and the participants feedback is all on our blog at Our next confirmed event is FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER at RIVERSIDE COLLEGE in Cronton, Merseyside and will bring the world of film and the Creative Industries to Photography and Graphic design Students.
This development project with CREATIVE ENGLAND to introduce FE and HE students to the possibility of a career in the North of England in the film industry is gathering momentum. We have events in planning in St. Helens and across the north - they will be announced here and through CREATIVE ENGLAND. If you would like further information or to see about being involved please get in touch.

Knowledge Bites is a pilot project aimed at opening up greater opportunities within film and media for soon-to-be graduates at Further and Higher Education. Film Production is booming in Britain and across the North we need to have the skilled crew ready in all aspects from catering and visual effects to set construction and make-up. Puma will deliver a further seven event days to begin opening doors. 

Both Christine and Ric are working hard on Puma and personal projects near to their hearts and dates and information will be announced soon regarding ST HELENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, LIFE (Lancashire International Film Festival), PERSONA and more...

After the success of the Pop-Up Production Manager training at ITV, Media City earlier this month more one-off, one-day training is planned.

Please have a look at our blog: for tips, links and competitions.
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PUMA specialise in creative, media and new social media training with an emphasis on sessions that are bespoke, practical and pragmatic for participants. We have over 20 years experience in television and radio production and are experienced trainers with a reputation for building personal and business growth.

Puma Events and Training have developed a reputation for delivering significant and practical results through inventive training packages and bespoke events. Puma’s team, Christine Pyke and Ric Michael have a wealth of experience in creative training and successful event production. Our approach is to give clients inspiration, practical and professional skills and the confidence to implement a clear plan of action. Puma bring a deep reservoir of know-how and understanding to training and event production. Our range of clients span the public and private sectors; including Manchester City Council, Sony, Vision + Media, BBC, Hyper Island, Arts Council England and several universities.

Communications Skills

  • How to Build, Nurture and Work Within Teams
  • How to Build, Nurture and Work With Teams
  • Leadership Skills
  • Pitching for Business
  • Presentation Skills for the 21st Century Business

Professional Development

  • Action Learning Facilitating
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Change Management
  • CV Writing and Interview Technique
  • Personal and Business Mentoring
  • Strategic Networking

Digital Connectivity

  • Getting and Staying Connected through Social Media
  • Producing Multi Platform Content
  • Writing for Digital Platforms