Crawford Knott

AELP London Board Member
Managing Director at Hawk Training

Crawford joined Hawk Training in 2001 and has worked in both a training and commercial capacity. He assumed the role of Managing Director in 2016 from his previous role as Commercial Director. Hawk currently supports almost 3000 learners each year on Apprenticeship and CMI-accredited management programmes and hundreds of employers across a range of vocational sectors in both the public and private sectors. Sectors include Business Administration, Early Years, Improving Operational Performance, IT, Learning and Development, Management, Team Leading and Warehousing and Storage. Hawk enables young people to secure apprenticeship positions whilst supporting organisations to recruit apprentices and enhance their succession planning as well as upskill existing staff. Following inspection in September 2013, Hawk became the first independent learning provider in the country to be graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted under the current framework. In 2017, the organisation became the first independent learning provider to gain membership of the Chartered Institution for Further Education.

Crawford graduated with a BA Honours degree in International Business Studies in 1996 following study at the University of Northumbria and Fachochschule Düsseldorf, Germany.

Following graduation, he moved abroad and worked with a number of multinational organisations in a training capacity in Madrid, Spain. Upon returning to the UK in 1998 he took up a post in the City for equity data firm I/BE/S (now part of Thomson Reuters) working in both data analysis and client support. Crawford then moved to global online advertising organisation, Doubleclick, where he supported and helped provide training solutions for clients in the EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) region before joining Hawk Training. He is a fluent speaker of both Spanish and German having lived and worked in both countries.

Crawford is married with two children.

Crawford Knott