Back in November we told you that we were in the process of applying for funding through the European Regional Development Fund and the Scottish Funding Council who have joined forces with Edinburgh Napier University to offer SME’s access to a network of Colleges in the Lothians and Fife where they can utilise these Institutions expertise, facilities and funding.
We are delighted to report that our application, a simple process due to the expert help we received from Liam Conway at Stevenson College, has been approved and £5000 of funding has been awarded to C&P Recruitment allowing us the chance to work with Business Consultant, Liz Moody of Neontics Ltd. We are delighted to have been matched with Liz who has extensive experience working with leaders and managers in organisation to help them re-align the business to meet specific challenges and maintain high performance in times of change. This means working with their people, who make it happen, and tapping into and optimising their potential.
C&P Recruitment recognises that the most important part of this initiative is communication and implementation. It’s all very well coming up with great plans but if their delivery doesn’t encourage acceptance and adoption then they will fall by the wayside. This is where Liz’s expertise will come into its own as she is skilled in engaging employees, to bring about shifts in focus, working practices and relationships, and mindsets to initiate lasting changes to performance.
First on the “to do” list is to consider where the challenges are coming from through an Environmental & Competitor review and to see how current Sales & Marketing capability matches up with the opportunities in the market place . This will kick off with an all team workshop which will provide invaluable insight into our business, our culture and most importantly our team. The aim of the project is to put C&P Recruitment in great shape for a customer led approach to ongoing business development through a strategic marketing and sales plan.
We hope to be working with Liz in the very near future……..we will keep you posted.
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