Industry leaders TMJ Interiors have joined forces with us to develop an in-house leadership programme; with the second cohort of employees having successfully completed the 12 month course this summer.
TMJ made contact with us after their new Chairman joined and wanted to set about implementing succession planning; therefore wanting to set up a leadership programme to train their business leaders of the future.
To meet the employer’s needs, we built the year-long ILM Level 5 Leadership & Management Programme which is comprised of a series of monthly training events covering a wide range of leadership topics. The topics include leadership skills and styles, HR, Health & Safety, Accounting, with a plan to add Equality and Diversity in the future.
Since the launch of the programme TMJ have seen great employer successes including promotions, individual progressions and employees moving to different departments to develop different skill sets.
Teresa Gorham, QuESH Manager at TMJ who was on the first programme said: “From my own experience it really does give you a different insight into not only the business you work for but also yourself – it provides a self-analysis. It was a real eye opener for me not only professionally but personally.”
The successful programme is 1 day a month for 12 months and concludes with an innovation/improvement project which have all been taken forward by the Directors of the business who have now implemented a companywide improvement committee.
Julie Towns, Lecturer in Leadership & Management here at West Suffolk College and who delivers this course said: “TMJ Interiors has created future leaders to lead the business through a period of growth and to help the meet the challenges of a rapidly changing construction industry.”
Julie continued: “Andy Catchpole (TMJ Chairman) has said that the programme has had a positive effect on the bottom-line of the business and there has been various examples of individual successes.”
The third cohort of TMJ employees are set to begin the programme in January 2020 with another 8 candidates expected to sign on to the course.