About us

simon Stead

Solutions Instead are Business Improvement Consultants and Coaches.

Helping you be the best at what you do best!

We have developed great relationships with like minded professionals so that we can satisfy a range of diverse client needs. We tailor each solution to meet your business requirements. Solutions Instead don’t provide ‘Off the Shelf’ packages, every client need is different and we design the intervention after learning about your organisation.

Contact us to discuss your HR requirements in the strictest confidence today.

Value and values

Our business is built on Trust, Honesty and Integrity and we work with clients who have these values.

Plus one!

We go the extra mile to ensure that our clients are not just satisfied but delighted with what we do and why we do it! Our approach is simple, we consult, we train and we coach to improve your organisations performance.

Solutions InStead Ltd are a People Management and Development Consultancy based in Lancashire and run by Simon Stead (MCIPD). Prior to establishing the business, Simon had a successful career in Senior HR roles in a diverse range of organisations including Northern Foods plc, GE Aviation, Stoves plc. Simon is an experienced HR and people management specialist with specific experience in delivering business improvement using a wide range of tools, skills and processes.

Key Skills

  • Culture and change management
  • Business Improvement coaching
  • Organisational development & restructure
  • Performance management & Competency development
  • HR capability improvement
  • Transformational Leadership development
  • Employee Engagement
  • Recruitment & selection assessment
  • Continuous improvement & lean implementation
  • Talent management
  • Mediation and dispute resolution

Occupational qualifications include

  • MCIPD Qualified
  • Level A & B Occupational and Psychometric testing
  • ILM certified trainer
  • Qualified Assessment & Development Centre designer
  •  Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Advanced CIM certificate in Marketing
  • OCR qualified workplace mediator
  • Effective negotiating Diploma in NLP Emotional Intelligence
  • Hay Job Evaluation Strategy & Finance
  • Lean Yellow Belt