LEAD Wales helped Hannah spark ideas that lead to renewed growth

Since 2010 business leaders and owner-managers across Wales have increased their business performance with the help of LEAD Wales, Swansea University's fully-funded Leadership Development Programme.

Hannah Robinson, Director of Steve Robinson Glass Ltd is just one of hundreds to benefit from participation in LEAD Wales' Leadership Development Programme. Here is Hannah's story:

Business

Steve Robinson Glass is a contemporary glass art and design business, specialising in high quality unique handmade glass splashbacks, architectural glass panels and ornamental glass pieces.

Challenge

Having grown our business steadily but fairly slowly for 10 years we were convinced that we had barely scratched the surface of our potential market, but could not understand what we needed to do differently to grow more significantly.

Journey

It sounds like a cliché, but the LEAD Wales Leadership Development Programme does allow you to work ON your business, not just IN your business; to take a step back and evaluate how you are doing things, why you are doing them, and what you could do differently. You get out of the programme what you put in, and it is well worth the effort to attend every session.

Impact

We had underestimated the effect that our branding was having and knew it could be better. Embarking on a complete re-branding exercise using a creative agency enabled us to correctly position ourselves with our target market. The team profiling exercise we carried out using the Belbin system identified a major skills gap in our team and we recruited a new staff member with the right characteristics to successfully fulfil this role.

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Attend Our Event To Find Out More

Starting this November LEAD Wales will be running the nationally renowned Leadership Development Programme in the Pembrokeshire region. Our Leadership Preview Event will provide the opportunity to learn more about the programme and what you can expect to achieve through your participation.

The programme is worth £11,348 and is currently fully-funded for most businesses in Wales.

Preview Event

When: Wednesday, 6 November

Time: 12:30pm

Where: Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembrokeshire Science and Technology Park, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6UN

Anyone who is interested and would like to know more can register for the free preview event where there will be the opportunity to meet past delegates and learn about the fully-funded course.

Eligibility

  • Be the leader or owner-manager of a company or social enterprise
  • Located within the Wales convergence region
  • Traded for two years or more
  • Employ at least 4 staff

To register for the preview event email info@leadwales.co.uk call +44 (0)1792 606684 or visit www.leadwales.co.uk