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CMI Level 5 Programme Completed
We have just completed CMI level 5 programme for Italian engineering company who specailise in the oil and gas industry and are now planning another level 5 and new level 7 and a Mentoring programme for them.

Strategic Partnership with PTS-ME
We are delighted to announce a strategic partnership with PTS-ME based in Kuwait to provide consultancy services and open programmes for clients in Kuwait and wider GCC states.

Leadership Programme
Our leadership programme, with Bob Etherington Group, for an global oil & gas client goes from strength-to-strength, about to finish cohort 3 with cohort 4 starting in September and dates booked for global roll-out next year. Feedback from the candidates has been excellent and significant change from individuals already been observed. Participants can follow CMI level 5 of IBC Level 5 route.

Workshop at CIPD Annual Conference July 2009
We will be running a workshop at this years CIPD Annual conference and exhibition on HR Business Partnering.

Tate & Lyle
We have been commissioned to work with the senior team at Tate & Lyle to help them improve employee engagement.

Canadian Partnership June 2009
I am delighted to announce that we have entered into a partnership with The Corporate L.I.F.E Centre International of Canada to deliver a range of training programmes and our Chartered Management Institute suite of accredited courses to their clients in the Middle East, in particular Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. The courses we will be delivering are:
- Customer Service
- Performance Management
- Facilitation skills
- Managing Stakeholders, and
- CMI Introductory Certificate at levels 2 and 3, Introductory Diploma at level 4 and Certificate in Management Consulting Essentials

News Highlights May 2009
We have been working with a global financial services organisation on Employee Engagement For an international oil & gas company our work on knowledge sharing was extended in October and we have been working the project since then, including travelling to India, Egypt and Trinidad on several occasions Our work in Oman continues with recent projects on Business Writing and Learning Needs Analysis We have done some work on HR Business Partnering for international food manufacturer For other food manufacturing we have run Advanced Presentation Skills course For a new oil and gas client we are running Time Management courses and facilitating a divisional event We have also become a partner with SHL, allowing us to offer SHL tools as part of our work, and we have become a Registered Centre for The Chartered Management Institute which means we can offer introductory management qualifications at levels 1-4 and qualifications in management consultancy.

Global Communications Contract June 2008
We have won two projects with a global mobile communictions organisation based in Newbury. Both events look at improving team effectiveness.

Welsh Assembly Project June 2008
We have been appointed to a 3-year learning & development framework for the Welsh Assembley and have already won our first piece of work through it.

Global Knowledge Sharing Project April 2008
We have just started our second global knowledge sharing project for an internal gas company. We are looking at how knowledge is shared amongst its geology and geophysicist communities. Our work will take us to Egypt, India, Canada and Trinidad over the next few weeks.

Open Courses in Oman April 2008
We have been selected as the preferred supplier to provide open courses in Oman. So far we have been asked to run events in Recruitment, Client Relationship Management, Speed Reading & Mind Mapping, and Manpower Planning. In addition, we have also been asked to run in-company programmes and prepare a proposal to complete a Pay Review exercise for Oman's only dry dock company with over 200 employees.

Organisational Change
We have been doing a lot of work in the field of organisational change and how it affects individuals. This work has been prompted by clients relocating offices and outsourcing parts of their organisation.

Managing Talent, Managing Stress
For an insurance company, and new client, we ran two different workshops; one on Managing Talent and the other on Managing Stress.

Financial Services Consulting January 2008
We have started consulting into one the world's largest financial services organisations and have just facilitated a team event for their Internal Communications team.

Oil and Gass Research August 2007
For an international oil and gas company, we are conducting research into the effectiveness of knowledge sharing in a function. This work will take us to USA, Trinidad, Egypt and India over the next 6 weeks.

Myers Briggs Type Indicators May 2007
We have been engaged by the UK arm of a Belgian pharmaceutical company to do a team day based on Myers-Briggs Type indicators.

HR Effectiveness Review November 2006
For an international gas company, we have undertaken a review of the effectiveness of one of their regional HR teams.

Team Building Event
We have just completed a 3 day team building event for a new client in Bratislava, Slovakia. The client is a global financial services organisation who is expanding into Central and Eastern Europe.

Utility Event
Through our relationship with Hawksmere-Cromer we have just delivered a 'Making HR a Strategic Business Partner' as an in-company event for a major utility.

Consultancy Services
A financial services client has just purchased a years supply of consultancy services. Our client wants us to help on a range of projects including Customer Service, Talent Management and a Management Development Programme.

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