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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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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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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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We’re back and even better

The last eighteen months has been a roller coaster for many businesses, including ours.  Adaptability, innovation, and resilience are enshrined in our programmes, and we’ve been tested ourselves too in these areas over the last few months.

We’re now delivering many of our courses with a hybrid face to face and virtual delivery pattern which helps to save the planet and means our courses are more accessible for those who work flexible working patterns.

We know our strength is in designing programmes ...

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Locked Down but still here for our clients : Tutor led virtual sessions & combined delivery

We may be in lockdown 3, but they don’t call us Challenge for no reason. Whilst we can’t train face to face for now, we can still assure you of our best attention.  Many of our courses can (and have been) adapted and delivered on line with excellent feedback.

We’ve all attended those pre-recorded online sessions where after just a few minutes you feel like you need an extra coffee!

At Challenge we’ve adapted our programmes to use the best aspects of ...

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Download our latest guide. From Crisis to Opportunity 6 points for Leaders

We’ve all been affected in some way or another in our businesses and working lives over the last few months so we thought a topical guide entitled “6 points from Crisis to Opportunity” was apt.  We’ve deliberately made our Challenge Chatter a jargon free zone with practical tips.  If anyone wants to know more about tools to help, just email us and we’ll signpost or send you some.  With over 80 years in business between us there isn’t much we ...

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