Ewloe based Anwyl launches new programme to boost leadership skills
Anwyl Group, the Ewloe-based construction company, has unveiled an innovative Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) programme for its employees.
The initiative, financially backed by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has received a £25,000 per year investment to run for three years.
Following the successful completion of a leadership and management programme by 61 Anwyl employees, the company has designed LEAD to further up skill its leaders and managers, fostering a culture conducive to innovation and transformation.
Mathew Anwyl, Housing Managing Director for Anwyl Group, emphasised the importance of investing in their colleagues and supporting the development of new skills.
He said, “The three-year programme will have far-reaching benefits for our business. It will help leaders at every level upskill and successfully manage high-performing teams.”
The new programme is set to reduce management turnover and increase productivity by delivering high-quality training in partnership with organisations such as Coleg Cambria, thanks to CITB funding.
Tim Balcon, CITB Chief Executive, lauded Anwyl’s commitment to workforce development, stating, “If we improve the skills of our leaders and managers, employers will become more productive, and our industry will become a more attractive career proposition.”
The learning approach of the LEAD programme blends traditional classroom sessions with video modules, one-to-one coaching, and mentoring “lunch and learn” sessions. It offers flexibility to accommodate employees’ schedules, minimise disruption, and maximise learning opportunities.
range of leadership courses catering to different levels within the organisation. The first, an eight-week “Refining Leadership” course, was recently completed by 14 members of the middle-management team. An upcoming “Mastering Leadership” course is designed for senior managers and directors to help them build their confidence and better manage high performing teams.
Paul McKenna, a business systems engineer at Anwyl and one of the course delegates, praised the programme saying, “It has given me a much better theoretical understanding of people in relation to leading them.”
In addition, a summer course on leadership will be offered to trainees and apprentices considered ‘leaders of the future.’
A partnership with Coleg Cambria and LEAD will further help develop a blended learning course to assist colleagues with line-management responsibility, mentor and coach their teams effectively.
Jane Keys, Assistant Principal – Employer Engagement at Coleg Cambria, echoed the enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “The programme will assist all levels of staff in equipping them with the tools and strategies to unlock their full potential both as a leader and mentor within the organisation.” Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com