Business owner, Wayne Brophy, has been recognised with a Business Growth Award, voted by peers participating in a leadership and innovation programme, run by Lancaster University Management School.
Wayne, founder and managing director of specialist recruitment company, Cast UK, completed the acclaimed ten-month LEAD 2 Innovate programme, led by Ian Gordon and achieved the accolade for the successful growth of his business during the time he was involved in the programme.
The leadership and management development programme, which draws on conceptual insights and academic research has supported more than 3,000 SME owners. Independent research reports a post-LEAD turnover growth rate of 13.8 per cent, and employment growth rate of 16.8 per cent per annum.
Following his successful completion of the Growth Accelerator course, Wayne was keen to pursue further leadership development and benefit from Lancaster University Management School’s world class lecturers as well as a robust network of like-minded business owners.
Participation in this series of workshops and master-classes on innovation and business strategy has bolstered Wayne’s commitment to driving the growth of Cast UK, which specialises in sourcing senior talent in procurement, buying and merchandising, supply chain and logistics, for SMEs through to FTSE 500 UK companies.
Commenting on the accreditation, Wayne Brophy, managing director of Cast UK, said: “It was a privilege to complete the LEAD 2 Innovate intervention as part of my continued learning as a business leader and an honour to be recognised by a trusted network of peers in this way. Since starting the programme, my business is on course to deliver a 40 per cent sales increase and a 50 per cent increase in profits in the next year.
Ian Gordon, programme director of LEAD 2 Innovate, said: “The programme is not only about developing the essential soft skills of leaders, but also looks at the strategy of their business, addressing the theme of innovation which is intrinsic to business growth.”
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