Case Studies

Savills Management Resources LTD

Solutions InStead designed and delivered a series of bespoke Development Centres for over 50 Shopping Centre Managers across the UK. Working with the L&D team at SMR we created a full behavioural and technical competency framework. The results and feedback helped to identify talent and created individual development plans for each Shopping Centre.

Granby Marketing Services

Simon Stead has led a number of improvement projects in this highly successful SME based in Blackburn, from organisational development to Lean improvements Simon continues to add value working in partnership with the Leadership team.

BCW Engineering

BCW Engineering is a very successful business based in Lancashire, Solutions InStead were introduced through a funded project to support local businesses. We carried out an initial audit which led to a 12 month people development project that not just improved the business but led to them being recognised as Employer of the year in East Lancashire in 2011.

Gledhill Building Products

This successful manufacturing business based in Blackpool has used Solutions InStead to carry out a wide range of leadership development projects. Initially focussing on the development of their 12 Depot Managers from across the country, then coaching the regional managers and factory based team leaders.


A large care organisation based in Ayrshire with a great reputation for innovative care of people with learning disabilities. In August 2012 Simon was initially asked to carry out a HR audit. This resulted in a six month interim role during which the foundations of a People Strategy and plan were developed. Today those foundations have taken the organisation forward in its engagement strategy.