The learning and development consultancy business arm of Nicholas Associates was established in January 2012, when experienced consultants Kristi Hudson and Liz Bailey joined the business. Since then the team has grown to now employ a team of eight – five of which have appointed in the last nine months. The consultancy business is also supported by a team of associates.
As the team has grown, so has its specialisms. Through leadership, and learning and development consultancy, the team works collaboratively with all its clients globally to enable them to lead more effectively and create value throughout their business.
The consultancy business now boasts clients across a variety of sectors both nationally and internationally, such as food and drink manufacturing, construction, telecommunications and travel & leisure.
Managing consultant, Kristi Hudson, said: “In just three years we’ve grown to be a thriving team of highly-experienced consultants who are all passionate about helping people to fulfil their ambitions. The world of business is becoming increasingly competitive so it’s never been so important to ensure that you stay ahead of your game by continually expanding your knowledge and development. Our team will continue to grow as demand for L&D increases.”
The consultancy business has also invested in its first graduate recruit. Laura Ball started working with the team in the run up to finishing her degree. She undertook her work placement at Mars in ‘Knowledge Connections’ before starting at the consultancy firm, where she is now supporting projects with blue-chip clients.
Laura said: “Driven by curiosity and creativity, I ventured into the field of L&D not only to design bespoke learning interventions, but to help organisations transform their perspectives of learning into a vehicle to fuel competitive advantage.”
Nicholas Associates has also recently opened a new office in the North East, headed up John Burluraux who has also joined the leadership team. John is now establishing the firm’s presence in the North East by building relationships with businesses in the region, focusing especially around his specialist areas of leadership, coaching and mentoring.