Welcome to absolutely business Industry-leading business growth support, consultancy, training, learning & development - for business leaders, teams and individuals who are serious about maximising their potential.
What we do: We support organisations in developing talent and people strategies that underpin performance improvement and drive ambitious growth – all based on realistic goals and practical methodologies. Our blended approach consists of:
Business growth consultancy and advisory: Working with owner-managers and executive teams, we form the strategic plan, then provide coaching and support them to turn the vision into reality. We are particularly focused on the practical elements of 'operationalising' plans to ensure they are effectively managed and realised.
Training, learning & development (TLD) programmes: With the full buy-in of the executive team, and with middle and junior management involvement, we run programmes based on achievement of managerial and operational excellence. All TLD is 'soft skills' based and includes: Leadership Development, Practical Management, Sales, Advanced Sales, Recruitment Excellence, and Customer Care programmes. Each is designed to encourage application and embedding of the learning in the short, medium and long term. To encourage this, we ensure that it includes: alignment to the strategic focus of the organisation; full buy-in and engagement from 'the top'; inclusion of mid and line managers (typically as 'delivery assistants'); pre-programme preparation by participants and their line managers; encouragement as teams to own agreed actions; encouragement as individuals to own 'stop / start / continue' action points; scheduled follow up to support embedding of the learning; and, if required, additional coaching and one to ones. Our delivery style is ‘real’, relevant, empowering and fun, and includes: classroom exercises, group work, filmed practice sessions, and group evaluation and feedback. Please contact us for our detailed TLD overview or free guide for line managers in supporting TLD programmes.
Process toolkits and templates: We have a wealth of sample templates and processes, which can be either purchased separately, or made available as part of our consultancy service. These support essential infrastructure for planning, recruitment process management, internal staff recruitment, and staff development.
Our MD: Denise Walker is a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, with a proven track record in supporting organisations in developing talent and people strategies that underpin and drive growth and step change in performance improvement. She has strong expertise in developing TLD programmes to improve management and leadership capability, and achieving alignment of individuals and teams to an organisation’s specific business goals. A fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP), Denise also has wide-ranging experience in supporting organisations in developing their employee proposition and talent attraction strategies.
Our associates: We work with a wonderful hand-picked group of people, with skills and expertise in complementary specialist subjects that enhance our services in the areas of: finance, marketing, PR, culture, public speaking, social media, and personality profiling.
Our recruitment sector experience: Care, Charity, Chefs, Commercial, Construction, Education, Executive interim, Executive search, Finance, Health & safety, Hospitality, HR, Industrial, Internet security, IT, Marketing, Medical, Nursing, Part-time executives, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical sales, PR, Recruitment trade associations, Recruitment-to-recruitment, Retail, Shopping centre management, Technology design (platforms).
Our industry experience: Cleaning, Creative, Financial services, Energy (non-UK), Government (central and local – UK and non-UK), NHS, Personnel checks, SME growth, Training, Water treatment.
Why we are different: This boils down to three simple factors:
1) We know what works, gained from real experience, in the real world.
2) We have a strong network of great people, with great skills and services, who can help us to help you.
3) We absolutely love what we do - making a positive difference to our clients' businesses and people, thus seeing them achieve a great ROI.