About Simia

We prioritise collaboration when working with our clients to create cohesive and productive workplaces.

Our programmes are tailored to foster an environment where leaders, contributors, and customers all feel connected to a shared purpose. Rather than impose a one-size-fits-all solution, we take the time to listen to our clients and build programs that are relevant to their specific needs and experiences.

Our approach is centred around supporting the people within the organisation, and we believe that this is key to achieving the outcomes that our clients are looking for. By taking a one-step at a time approach, we help to create an environment that is conducive to productivity and collaboration. We know that the success of an organisation depends on the people within it, and our programmes are designed to empower individuals to work together towards a common goal.

Our commitment to collaboration extends beyond just our clients. We believe that it is important to work with other organisations in our industry to share knowledge and best practices. By collaborating with others, we can continue to grow and improve as a company, and ultimately provide even greater value to our clients.

At Simia, we are dedicated to building collaborative workplaces that drive success. Our approach is centred around people, and we believe that by supporting individuals, we can create a culture of collaboration and productivity that benefits everyone involved.

Empowering Malaysian Businesses

We are excited to announce the launch of Simia Business Development in Malaysia, our second location in the region. As a HRDC-registered training provider, Simia Business Development Sdn. Bhd. brings expert services closer to Malaysian businesses, offering a range of HRDC Claimable workshops and training programmes.

Our alignment with the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRDC) in Malaysia ensures that we offer top-tier HRDC Training Programmes, designed to meet the evolving needs of Malaysia’s workforce and industries.

The Human Resources Development Corporation, previously known as Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), supports Malaysian businesses in raising productivity, competitiveness and revenue of enterprises and individuals by providing them with the needed skills, dedicated to developing a productive workforce.

At Simia, we understand the criticality of skill upgrading in today’s dynamic market. Our HRDC claimable programmes are tailored to enhance Malaysian workforce training, emphasising the importance of continuous learning and development.

Through our comprehensive range of services, we aim to empower HRDC registered employers and their teams with the knowledge and skills necessary for sustained success.

Who is Simia

At Simia, we partner with our clients to design and facilitate training and development in Psychological Safety, Speaking Up, Trust and Systems Dynamics. Our dynamic programmes are built and facilitated in the context of the participants in order to empower them to work more effectively within their organisations, and to partner with each other for a more fulfilling and lasting working culture.

Paul Blake


Paul is the Founder and Executive Director of Simia. He has over 30 years’ experience in programme design, delivery and business development in London, Poland, Myanmar, Singapore and Malaysia. Passionate about empowerment, Paul’s leadership has driven impactful training initiatives.

With a keen interest in Social Enterprise, he integrates business acumen with a commitment to social impact, creating programmes that go beyond conventional training. Paul’s journey reflects a dedication to bridging educational and societal gaps. His strategic vision has not only empowered individuals but also contributed to the broader goal of fostering positive social change.

As a leader at the intersection of training and social enterprise, Paul continues to inspire transformative learning experiences.

David Lang

Business Manager, Programme Facilitator

David, a seasoned training facilitator with 12 years of expertise, shaping professionals across Europe and Asia in the Energy, Finance, IT, and Telecommunications sectors. His rich experience reflects a commitment to excellence, navigating diverse corporate landscapes and understanding sector-specific challenges.

David’s training approach seamlessly blends industry knowledge with innovative methods, ensuring practical applicability. Having collaborated with a spectrum of clients, David’s facilitation style promotes engagement and active participation, fostering a culture of continuous learning, making David a sought-after facilitator.

David is also a martial arts instructor and coach, bringing his experience of nurturing talent and motivation to the training space.

Lydia Hun

Head of Finance

Lydia has more than 30 years of accounting experience since graduating from National University of Singapore.

She worked in diverse industries including audit, education, financial retail and trading. She has extensive experience in accounting, operations, compliance and office management.