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Fleur Sexton DL, Businesswoman of the Year 2017, Deputy Lieutenant representing Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands and Managing Director and co-founder of multi-award winning PET-Xi – a high-energy training specialist whose training teams have helped over 150,000 people unlock their potential and achieve their training goals since its inception in 1995.

Coventry Telegraph Company of the Year 2017, PET-Xi is known across the UK for its relentlessly upbeat training teams and ability to deliver results.

Proud to include 500 schools and many U.K. top employers as partners, PET-Xi delivers intensive training in areas such as IT and Business Administration, support of apprenticeships and delivery of adult Numeracy and Literacy packages. Whether working with schools, SMEs or large multi-nationals, the focus is on innovative training solutions to increase productivity and deliver increased value to the business.

Fleur, married and a mother of 3, is deeply committed to her local community and has set out her manifesto to: 1) Motivate women to find their voice and fulfil their potential, 2) Highlight to Government and employers the real value of investing in skills and 3) to Celebrate the success and achievements of women. She is a Board Member of Coventry & Warwickshire Champions, The Chamber of Commerce, The NSPCC Business Group, and Historic Coventry.

Fleur holds a degree in French from Nottingham University and a PGCE from Oxford. Born in Warwickshire & living in Coventry for 16 years, she is corporate sponsor of many community initiatives including Coventry 2021, The Blaze Ice Hockey, and official education partner of Wasps Netball and STEM for Girls. She also founded the PET-Xi Foundation in 2014 which raises money for local children.

Fleur Sexton DL won Businesswoman of the Year 2017


PET-Xi Training Ltd. - Founder

Fleur is the founder of PET-Xi Training Ltd, a high-energy training specialist whose multi-award-winning training teams have, since 1995, worked to help over 100,000 people identify training goals and unlock their potential. Relentlessly upbeat staff teams plus high-quality learning resources create a highly-engaging learning experience with an impact that increases business performance, efficiency and satisfaction.

The company are proud to include some of the UK’s top employers as their partners and are renowned for their delivery of professional training programmes in IT and Business Administration.  PET-Xi is also highly sought after for its support of apprenticeships and delivery of adult Numeracy and Literacy packages. Whether working with SMEs or large multinational corporations innovative training solutions are packaged to suit individual requirements.


“There are many types of speakers and the best are able to inspire, engage, connect to their audience and inform whilst creating energy and fun in the room.  I can honestly say that Fleur Sexton is the ‘best kind of speaker’ with warmth and a genuine desire to educate and empower her audience.  As Businesswoman of the Year 2017, Fleur has so much worth sharing with others.”

Louise Bennett OBE DL

Chief Executive, Chamber of Commerce

“Fleur will bring enthusiasm, realism and colour to any event. Fleur’s willingness to share the highs and lows of her experience offers tangible insights into the challenges a team faces when transforming a business. In talking about the value of failure and the importance of empowerment, Fleur brings to life techniques to help you succeed in an uncertain world. Most notably, Fleur has the ability to bring energy into a room and with her desire to share knowledge, generates real engagement her audience.”

Robert Bridson

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


What is it that puts a young person on the path to becoming #NEET ? And how can schools intervene to reduce this risk? @FleurSexton offers some practical advice for secondary schools: https://t.co/GbP0uKXE5P #Careers #CEIAG

Coventry is super busy preparing for the huge opportunity provided by @Coventry2021 and we are all over it helping people to #upskill and #reskill in preparation for the big event thanks to @WestMids_CA Thanks for the badges @_NicoleeMarie_ ! We love them!!! 💖

Good to be on @BBCCWR this morning talking #upskilling #reskilling following the #chancellor statement yesterday @AMTranter @covjobsupport @CW_LEP #jobs #reset #rebuild there are still opportunities out there

“Fleur is such an inspiring business owner and highly engaging speaker. She is authentic and speaks from the heart, giving a warts and all account of how she built her business from scratch to the success it is today, sharing a few of the trials and tribulations along the way. Fleur is disarmingly honest and straight talking which means that she captures her audience’s attention from her opening words right through to closing. She provides really interesting insights into her management style and the passion she has for what her business achieves is palpable.”

Katie Munn

Marketing Strategy Manager - Jaguar Land Rover UK NSC

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For bookings/media requests, please contact: Kelly Jones at PET-Xi Training Ltd.

“PET-Xi is a company led by Fleur that has moral purpose at the heart of the work that it does for adults and for young people. My visit this morning has shown a breathtakingly sharp focus on driving up standards for young people but also for addressing some of the deep rooted social challenges that exist in terms of the outcomes that young people get and in terms of the motivation and engagement they have to be successful. Clearly the organisation define success as a feeling as an emotion and that is what drives the staff and the leaders at PET-Xi to do what they do.”

Will Smith

Executive Headteacher, Greenshaw Learning Trust