Custom partnerships

Partnerships

We work with clients across both the public and private sector, from financial services to airlines, manufacturing through to the new economy and digital start-ups, from medium-sized organisations to large multinationals. 

Some of our current clients include: 

  • National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC)
  • Emirates 
  • Twinings Ovaltine 
  • Allianz
  • Bank of England
  • Denso
  • NHS

Case studies

Fire & Rescue Service Executive Leadership Programme (ELP) 
We have worked in collaboration with the Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) since 2008, to deliver the bespoke Executive Leadership Programme to over two hundred aspiring leaders in the Fire & Rescue Service. The ELP is viewed by both individuals and the Service as a crucial element in an individual’s development journey.  

We work with the FRS team to produce a programme brochure designed to support their internal recruitment to the programme.  

Twinings Ovaltine Business Accelerator Programme (BEAP) 
The Twinings Ovaltine Business Accelerator Programme is designed to provide access to a postgraduate-level business education influenced by the key business topics covered by an MBA programme, while allowing participants to continue with their day-job.   

The Emirates Group

The Emirates Group has a presence in every aspect of travel and tourism and has become a leading global corporation. Working in partnership, WBS designed the Executive Leadership Development Programme (ELDP) to develop a cadre of executives with the management and leadership capabilities to confidently deliver the group’s expansion plans.

The ELDP provides a blended learning approach, including individual and group development activities. Participants complete a 360-degree feedback questionnaire, receive a series of one-to-one executive coaching sessions, work with their line manager on programme specific developmental topics, and complete individual assignments throughout the programme. Group webinars, action learning, working on real business challenges in project groups, and business insights and strategy forums (delivered by senior executives) provide a variety of learning opportunities during the ELDP. In addition, the programme is centred on two 5-day interactive residential modules, ‘Leading Strategy Implementation in Practice’ and ‘Building Organisational Capability’.

The ELDP has developed a significant reputation within the Emirates Group for the quality and standard of the content and support. This is evidenced by the programme evaluations and the success of participants, and the fact that a number have already moved to more senior roles within the group. Also, the project groups have delivered qualitative and qualitative returns across the Emirates Group. These range from a combination of strategic business enhancements, cost savings and revenue acceleration, which have returned multiples of their original five-year contract investment.

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