It’s a Hat Trick – 2 Awards in one night and shortlisted for a third!

Nottinghamshire based Dawn Edwards from Challenge Consulting has been announced as “Outstanding Female Leader in a Market Town” in this year’s Women’s Awards for the East Midlands and was announced as a Silver Award winner and finalist in the Best Business Women Awards held in London on the same night!    The business has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Service Industries Category.

Dawn said “ It really is such an honour to have ...

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Construction Supervisor Training – Costs reclaimable from CITB

Challenge are pleased to announce that training courses can now be tailored to the needs of Construction businesses and fully or partly funded through the grant reclaim facility from CITB. Various amounts are available for CITB standards, the details of which can be found here : CITB grant amounts and topics

Our most requested topic for site supervisors is around understanding the full scope of the role on site including well-being of ...

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We’re now a registered DISC Centre

Self awareness is key to so many of the programmes we run here at Challenge.  The ability to run psychometric tools with individuals and teams means we can help them to more fully understand their communication styles and preferences and how to really engage and use their strengths to best effect.  

Delegates can log in via an online portal, complete some questions and the tool then generates a detailed report based on their responses.  The tool takes around 10 to 15 ...

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Congratulations on achieving a prestigious qualification

It’s been such a pleasure to work with these fabulous folks who have now achieved the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership & Management:  Davinder Aujla (EMEA), Kelsie Rhodes (Cawarden) and Rachel Vickers (Nottinghamshire Health Care NHS Trust).  The Level 7 really is incredible hard work (and should be as it is at Post Graduate Level), however it’s also an amazing achievement.   The projects which each participant produced based around Strategic direction in their organisations really were exemplary and even ...

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We’re partnering up with Nelsons to bring you “Making Hybrid Working Work”

If you manage hybrid teams this is one not to be missed.  Nelsons will be providing tips to ensure your procedures, processes and policies are fit for purpose, whilst Challenge will be focusing on how to manage teams and individuals whenever and wherever they are working to ensure the team feels connected and motivated.  This half day session will take place on Tuesday 15th November in Nottingham from 9:30 to 12 noon.  Spaces are limited so book early.  For more ...

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New Course for Supervisors with Balfour Beatty

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been working with specialists within Balfour Beatty to design a brand new 5 day programme for supervisors.  The course leads to an ILM 3, however the content has been tailored to the needs of the business and written around the Balfour Beatty values of Lean, Trusted, Expert, Safe and Sustainable.  Challenge and Balfour Beatty have worked together for many years, and we hope that this new programme will prove to be valuable to the ...

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A Spring in our step….

It’s nearly Spring and with it comes the promise of new beginnings.  Never more so that in 2022.  It’s been a strange couple of years for Training generally, with challenges around getting people into a room together.  It seems however with the lifting of government restrictions, things are starting to return to a new norm.   At Challenge we recognise the merits of combining elements of virtual training with the in-person interactive style we are known for, so we’ll be using ...

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Collaboration Challenge & Nelsons, a winning combination

We’re proud to announce that we will be working in collaboration with Nelsons to bring a half day session based around Performance Management and Courageous Conversations.  Getting the balance right in terms of what to say, when and how can be tricky for most, but an organisation there is the added worry that you could be contravening a policy or a procedure or that there could be other implications around the employer/employee relationship.    Join us for a jam packed ...

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Success and growth in Construction with Exyte Hargreaves through ILM Level 3

We’re delighted to have successfully delivered a bespoke ILM Level 3 Qualification for Exyte Hargreaves.  The qualification was commissioned to equip site managers who will be managing teams at the Nuclear Facility at Hinkley Point.   Course content was written around the organisation’s own procedures and processes.  As part of the training, Challenge designed a bespoke competency framework document linked to the company’s own values in order to ensure quality feedback could be obtained for each delegate to add into their ...

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What we’ve been up to….welcome and congratulations!

So here it is…. Autumn.  Over the last few weeks we’ve welcomed our new ILM Level 2, 3, 5 and 7 groups who will be working with us to enhance their performance; gaining knowledge and skills to help get the best from themselves and their teams and to drive up business performance.  We’ve had some lovely feedback too from delegates who have recently completed their qualifications with us.  We get to know delegates well over the programmes, and it’s always great ...

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