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A culture of growth and development at Today Team

If you want to grow your business, you have to grow your people, too. Since picking up a CIPD Award for its people practices, Today Team exemplifies how developing the people you have can really drive growth and profit.

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‘A dramatic result’ at Ufford Park

We spoke to Tarnia Robertson, Managing Director of Ufford Park Hotel, about the way the ‘Five Behaviours’ programme has helped transform her management team The Client Ufford Park is a hotel, spa and golf course based near Woodbridge in Suffolk. It’s a family business and since its inception 27 years ago, the hotel has grown from 25 bedrooms to 90. During that time its headcount has grown from around 20 to 125, including 15 senior managers. Tarnia Robertson took over the business in April 2015 after a number of years leading its marketing department. Since then, she has overseen a £1million…

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Rising to the challenge at Evac+Chair

People Director Kelly Rock is helping the Birmingham-based company achieve healthy growth targets by mapping a people strategy to their business plan and developing a more confident and effective set of managers within the business.   The Client Based in Birmingham, Evac+Chair International Ltd designs and manufactures safety evacuation chairs and accessories, designed for people with restricted mobility to vacate a building, aeroplane, train or boat safely and quickly. Since its inception in 1985, the company has experienced a steady expansion into national and international markets. In recent years, however, a management buyout and new Managing Director in place had prompted…

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The Sky’s the Limit! People planning to fire up CAV Systems for growth

Consett-based aerospace company CAV Systems was faced with a formidable task – to double its sales revenues within four years. People Director June Kelly from People Puzzles was brought in to create a people strategy and engage staff with a new vision and values that will help them reach those ambitious targets. The Client CAV Systems is a global provider of aerospace ice protection and drag reduction technology to manufacturers of civilian and military aircraft. With two subsidiary companies, CAV Ice Protection and CAV Advanced Technologies, the company has just over 120 employees in its manufacturing and research and development base…

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Seizing every opportunity to build the right team – Meesons A.I. Ltd

Have you ever found a fabulous candidate, but you don’t currently have a vacancy? If you can make space for someone with a unique skillset who will be an asset to your business, it can make all the difference to your growth plans. Meesons A.I. Ltd, the entrance control security specialists, have gone all out to attract the best people into the business – with some impressive results so far. The Client, Meesons A.I. Ltd Meesons A.I. Ltd with its Headquarters based in Skipton have established a nationwide presence installing and maintaining projects at some of the most prestigious and iconic…

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A transformational HR strategy to drive ambitious growth plans – Sleaford Quality Foods

Food importer Sleaford Quality Foods needed strategic HR to help power a highly ambitious growth plan. People Puzzles’ Jim Verity worked with the company to develop a transformational people strategy and get the right people in place to drive that plan. The Client, Sleaford Quality Foods Sleaford Quality Foods’ core business is supplying herbs, spices, dried fruits and vegetables to food manufacturers and the catering trade. There are just over 150 employees working for the family business that is run by Managing Director James Arnold, whose parents founded the business 50 years ago. The Challenge The company had developed an ambitious…

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Carole has helped me and the business massively and added real value while helping us shape the business.

Stuart Hill, CEO, WNDirect

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