London-based firm Beavis Morgan’s rate of growth over a five year period presented challenges in integrating and driving business strategy and people development plans.
Managing partner, Nigel Haigh, recognised the importance of transforming the culture of the firm to provide clarity, encourage ownership, accountability and identify the future leaders of the business.
ICAEW created a programme for the firm’s newly qualified accountants and supervisors. It quickly transpired that line managers needed to have parallel sessions, to which we responded and designed relevant training and development. The two programmes finished with a joint strategic planning day including all of the partners.
It was critical that both groups overcame their challenges and obstacles at the same time so they could support each other to achieve better working practices and make a positive impact on the future direction of the business.
Haigh says: “The difference is palpable. It has brought about changes that are immensely difficult to make. Our workforce is invested in how the business is advancing, individuals are taking on more responsibility. We’ve had strong feedback from clients on individuals, who they too have noticed the change.”
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