For 50 years Cedo have been supplying Europe’s leading retailers with private brand consumer household products. Their expertise in household products covers refuse sacks & bin liners, food & freezer bags and food wrap. For over 35 years Cedo have operated Europe’s largest plastic film recycling centre.
In line with the CEO’s strategy to develop their people and business through innovation and growth Primeast was approached to work with them to develop a Leadership Development Programme. The immediate need was for a group of high potential future leaders to grow their management and leadership skills.
The group consisted of 8 leaders who managed teams of up to 35 people, some of them were longer serving and some relatively new employees. All were based in the UK and had responsibilities ranging from HR and sales to operational management. Developing strong teamworking and communications skills was critical as well as developing their role in innovation and growth.
Working closely with Cedo, Primeast designed a customised, rich learning experience to develop and grow a strong management team who would work more effectively together and deepen their understanding of the whole business.
The programme consisted of 2 modules, 3 days and 1 day 5 weeks later. These are the programme outlines :
This team of 8 started working very well together as an intact team and support network. They have met since the programme and held their first action learning set to practice and develop their new skills. These managers are more focused on delivering the best possible performance from themselves and their teams and to keep improving business results. This is the beginning of a change towards a more open and engaged culture where sharing ideas and innovation will develop and grow. Primeast continued to support Cedo with individual development coaching.
Cedo, Ian Moore, Group HR Director
“Having worked with Primeast in the past and experienced the impact that they can bring to an organisation, they were uniquely placed to support Cedo with developing this group of leaders. Creating effective change starts with behavioural and leadership skills and Primeast’s programme provided our leaders with the learning to understand their skill levels and how to work together as an effective team. There has been a demonstrable positive change in the way in which this group of leaders have led their teams since the programme.”