About The Art of Work

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The Art of Work is not just a name. It’s something to aspire to and achieve. It’s a place that together, we can help guide you towards.

The Art of Work was developed on the foundations of the strong relationships we have maintained and valued over the years. Giving generously of our time is just part of our DNA. We started with this philosophy and it’s never left us.

Based in Milton Keynes, we partner with a broad and diverse range of UK and global clients from the corporate, public and 3rd sectors.

We live and model the future of work so our team all work with us both virtually and flexibly but we all share a passion to deliver the best for our clients.

Our values reflect exactly who we are:

  • Absorbing - we are enquiring and curious.
  • Real - we are business minded but 100% grounded in your reality.
  • Tireless - we strive to constantly stretch and challenge.
  • Wholehearted - but we are also supportive and generous of spirit.
  • Offbeat - we are fun, life bringing and sometimes a bit irreverent.
  • Rousing - we are thought provoking, bringing energy and motivation.
  • Kindred spirit - we are in it together and value building community.

Our core team

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Penny Macquire

Business Manager

Penny is our highly experienced Business Manager highly regarded for her excellent communication skills and her ability to build strong working partnerships with our customers, suppliers and practitioners alike. Penny has worked with us since the very beginning and so has in-depth knowledge of our business and ways of working. A busy working mum, she also finds time to keep us on track with our resourcing and finances and is our in-house Strengthscope guru! Quite simply she is efficient, calm and loved by everyone who comes into contact with her.

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Michelle Prestwich


Michelle has recently joined our core team as our Administrator. She has extensive customer-facing and back-office experience gained across a range of private and public sector organisations. She has exceptional inter-personal skills and we know from experience, that she builds strong and lasting relationships with her clients. In keeping to with today’s flexible workplace, Michelle is also an enthusiastic and highly regarded fitness instructor teaching pilates, dance and general fitness to groups and on a 1-2-1 basis so brings a fresh wellbeing dimension to our team.

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Stephen Cunningham

Digital Editor

We are lucky to have Stephen as our highly experienced Digital Editor. He has been working with us since 2019, editing proposals, proofreading training content, and designing and creating our digital e-workouts. We truly value his rigorous attention to detail and his ability to understand the importance of the writer’s unique voice and the needs of the audience. With a truly flexible career, he became a freelancer in 2017 after working in the financial and education sectors – alongside seven years as a children’s entertainer! We love having him as an essential part of our core team.

Our practitioners

We are proud to work with a core team of 25 expert practitioners all specifically selected for their depth of knowledge, experience and their shared values. A mix of highly skilled facilitators and coaches, we pride ourselves on providing a community of practice where our team can continue to learn and thrive. Our directors are also practitioners and purposely remain part of this team to ensure quality and consistency of our thinking and approach.

To find our more about how our practitioners can help you to Master the Workplace, take a look at our work.