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What we do

HB Publications and Training

Excellent, Highly Recommended, Practical, Value for Money, Finance and Management Training. Classroom, in-house and online courses available.


Our courses are targeted at the public and non-profit sectors. We are one of the only providers who specialise in this sector, making private sector principles relevant and practical to the delivery of public services.


HB Publications and Training International has successfully delivered finance and management training for over 30 years. Thousands of managers, senior officers and other staff have benefitted from our training and skills development.


Experts in our field

The founders are UK Chartered Accountants with post graduate degrees. They have developed all our training courses; written books; created online assessments and online courses; and have CPD accreditation.


Our specialist subjects


Budgeting for Managers

Budgeting, budget monitoring, budget management and control, financial management information

Finance for Non-financial managers

Income and expenditure, balance sheet, cash flow, financial planning

Costing and Pricing

Unit costing, service costing techniques, pricing, cost control

Strategic financial planning

Resource management, income generation, cost benefit analysis, financial strategies

Fraud awareness and Bribery Act

The Fraud Act, The Bribery Act, Gifts and Hospitality, Money Laundering, Fraud Response Planss

We also deliver other related topics such as business planning and marketing


Delivery Options to meet all requirements


Open courses

We run regular courses in the above topics at a central London venue throughout the year

In-house courses

We provide courses for organisations, tailored to meet their specific training objectives, and delivered wherever the organisation requires. Previous clients include local government, universities, and housing authorities

Online courses

We have a budgeting for managers course available on Udemy, and are currently producing other courses which will be equally as accessible

Online assessments

Our online assessments help individuals and organisations identify their competency levels in our specialist subjects. This helps with skills development, training needs assessment, and strategic training plans. Bespoke assessments can also be designed and delivered


Many of our courses are CPD accredited allowing us to provide participants with CPD certificates in recognition of their efforts; enhancing their CV for aspirational career progression.


What our participants say:


"The course was excellent and pitched at the right level to reflect my public sector role and experience. There was ample space for dialogue and discussion, and it enabled me to develop clear actions to take forward. I would strongly recommend the course to any managers who want to understand how to take a more proactive approach to budget setting and management in senior public sector contexts." C Walker, Transportation Services Group Manager, East Riding Council

 “The course helped me to have a better understanding of budgeting principles and financial management.  I also feel more confident to ask questions about management accounts, particularly as I have been equipped with improved skills to analyse and look beyond the figures in the reports.  The course was delivered at a good pace and I liked the fact that we looked at the published accounts from my own company which really helped put the learning principles in to practice and therefore improved my understanding.” 

D Ogene, Head of Case Management, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

 “The training on budget management gave a solid overview of the different elements involved in best-practice budgeting, and valuable insights into how to manage and monitor budgets. I walked away with clear actions and useful additional learning materials.”

S Hobson, Head of communications, the School for Social Entrepreneurs

“I enjoyed the course and it was very helpful. I have been able to bring back a number of recommendations from the course and improve our budget monitoring, helping to make our programme more transparent and offer greater value for money”

R Simpson, Skills Development Scotland

Contact us

Email:  info@hbpublications.com

Tel: +44 (0)208 769 1585

Website: www.hbpublications.com



Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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