Posted: 11/11/13 by The Mallows Company Ltd
A newly launched support group for businesses across Northamptonshire is hoping to replicate the success it has had this year in 2014.
The ‘Engaging Leaders Forum,’ which is part of the nationwide ‘Engage for Success’ scheme, aims to help company bosses improve their work practises and realise their staff’s full potential. At its meetings, delegates are given the opportunity to hear the experiences of an expert keynote speaker as well as engage in group session work and share best practice.
Among those to have offered their expertise as a speaker in the Forums during 2013 has been the Chief Executive of Northampton Borough Council, David Kennedy, Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton’s Business School, Dr. Izabela Robinson and the Managing Director of the Northampton home-design firm A Bell and Co, Graham Jackson.
For Graham, who spoke on the theme of engaging staff, the session was a perfect opportunity for him to pass on some of his business know-how.
He said: “I was delighted to be able to share my experiences at Bell on a topic I feel extremely passionate about and with a collective group who shared the same philosophy and values.
“The basis of engendering an engaged team is to create common goals, be open and honest, listen to their feedback and reward good deeds and great performance. At Bell I am sure that this has played a major part in our strong financial performance and the transformation of the store in just a few months” he added.
The Forum is led by executive coaching experts Rachel Mallows of The Mallows Company and Paul Beesley of Beyond Theory, which specialises in business training, coaching and communications.
Rachel said: “We’ve had some fantastic feedback from each of our meetings since the group’s launch in April, with delegates expressing how valuable it has been to hear the experiences, both the highs and lows, from leaders who are experts in their fields.”
Paul added: “With a strong line-up of guests for the year ahead the Forum looks set to grow from strength to strength and more importantly, will continue to offer support and guidance to the county’s business leaders and in turn help to improve their company performance.”
The Forum will meet quarterly throughout 2014 but places are still available at the forthcoming meeting taking place on Thursday 5th December at Highgate House, Creaton at which the guest speaker is Johnson Kane, CEO of The Education Fellowship.
To book your place at £25 (which includes lunch) or for more details, please call Rachel at The Mallows Company on 01933 664437 or Paul at Beyond Theory on 01604 212505.