Wigan-based company's executive excellence

A Wigan-based company which provides leadership and management training to executives across the country is on track to double turnover after achieving revenues of £1.2m in its first financial year.

Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 6:02 pm
Pictured left to right: Dave Hall, Stuart Thompson, Jon Palmer and Marc Davis

In Professional Development is led by directors Marc Davis, Dave Hall, Jon Palmer and Stuart Thompson and is based in Wigan.

The business began trading in March 2018 and has so far delivered more than 70 courses nationwide, training more than 1,500 delegates. Courses cater for managers, directors, chief executives, board members and other senior leaders from the public, private and third sectors.

INPD has grown its workforce to 17 and plans to recruit further to meet increasing demand for its services.

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The company runs accredited courses in conjunction with academic and professional partners including the Universities of Chester and York, the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

They focus on helping delegates improve skills and to equip them with the practical tools and strategies to enhance their own and their organisations’ performances.

Topics include leadership and negotiation skills, corporate governance, strategic planning and advice, coaching and mentoring, digital marketing, finance and the role of directors and the board.

INPD currently delivers courses in Manchester, Chester, Birmingham and London, and plans to expand into other cities in the coming months.

The company has also created Executive Mini MBA and Directors Development programmes, which are accredited by the University of Chester and lead to Postgraduate Certificates in business administration and strategic leadership in business.

Mr Hall said the success of these innovative programmes has been a key factor in the company’s rapid expansion, adding: “With a senior team who have decades of experience in executive education, we hit the ground running in 2018 and we are building on our strong first-year performance to accelerate growth during this financial year.

“Working with a range of academic partners and institutions to deliver courses of the highest standard, we are making a difference and having a real impact on people’s future development and careers and the performance of their organisations.

“We are on track to achieve revenues of £2.4m this financial year and look forward to continued expansion in future years.”