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  • Unlocking value, releasing potential

    We help you address your critical challenges by equipping and empowering your people, aligning and mobilising your resources to deliver better outcomes, faster.

  • People Development

    At Berkshire we understand that, if teams and people are to develop, focus and attention needs to be given to all the factors that contribute to a person being able to do their very best work.

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  • Organisational Development

    We take a balanced approach to the areas of business performance and organisational health, to produce the sustainable results of a high performing organisation, where individuals can thrive and contribute.

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  • Programme Delivery

    At Berkshire we take a “solution-driven” approach to programme delivery – the coordinated management of a portfolio of projects that enable organisations to deliver benefits of strategic importance, bringing confidence, certainty and success to your programme.

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  • Integrated Approach

    Complex challenges or a major transition can require a more integrated or holistic response. We believe we bring our very best value when we combine elements from our three core service areas in a programme designed with you to address your particular circumstances.

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What makes us different?

Berkshire Consultancy has been transforming people’s experience of work for over 20 years. We are committed to transferring knowledge, skills and best practice to make a real difference to your people and your organisation. Our clients value especially the way we work – The Berkshire Way.

The Berkshire Way

Our distinctive style is challenging but supportive, practical but grounded in leading-edge research. Our award-winning team seeks to bring you the Best of Berkshire by working closely with you to understand and then help you address your particular challenges and aspirations.

Best of Berkshire

What are today’s challenges?

The challenges facing our clients today are many and varied. We have chosen a few of those we come across most often. We share our point of view as to what is important and describe how we can help clients address them.

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Our latest thinking

Transforming Aspirations at Civil Service Learning

The Positive Action Pathway (PAP) project within the Civil Service is designed to ‘level the playing field’ for BME, LGBT, disabled and female staff. We take particular pride in this work: our leadership faculty shares similarly diverse backgrounds to the participants and uses both established models and new models developed/adapted by Berkshire based on our substantive experiences of supporting minority groups in their development.  PAP is a significant initiative in the government’s Talent Action Plan regarding Diversity and Inclusion, and since 2015 over 1500 participants have experienced the programme. PAP has also won a National Training Journal award.

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Transforming Leaders at Hitachi Europe

Hitachi’s European 9-month leadership Programme (ELP) was designed for high-potential managers from across the business, to develop leadership capability and contribute to business growth. It provides stretch through tackling projects of strategic and commercial importance to their business unit. It includes virtual working with remote teams and culminates in a presentation day, showcasing the projects to the European Chairman and Chief Executive. Their personal development is assessed using a pre- and post- programme evaluation tool and line manager ratings, evidencing the significant impact of the programme and how it reflects the needs of the individual, their organisational culture and the business to obtain the best value outcomes.

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Transforming Ways of Working at BBSRC

Having continually to produce more for less is a difficult circle to square for anyone involved in continuous improvement or cultural transformation. The Office of the Future Project in one of the Research Councils (BBSRC) operated a knowledge network of typically bright scientists making difficult recommendations on long-term research projects. BBSRC wanted to optimise efficiency and effectiveness of core processes to release significant staff time for other priorities. Using Berkshire’s Lean, Learn, Lead™ approach, we involved over half the workforce, creating energy for change from within the organisation and identifying 38 areas for evaluation and improvement: approximately 20% of staff time was freed up and redeployed into emerging priority activities.

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Transforming Palaces in London

Major public buildings are constantly in need of maintenance and upgrading to meet changing requirements, but from time to time major works are required to bring them into line with modern standards and equip them for contemporary use while preserving their essential heritage value. These are highly complex projects, spread over many years, requiring world-class programme management. Berkshire has been contributing programme management to works on two iconic London landmarks – the Palace of Westminster and Buckingham Palace.

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  • “Berkshire Consultancy has transformed our specification for a management development programme for minority ethnic managers into an innovative, high quality course. The result is a challenging and exciting opportunity for managers who have the potential to progress to top level management.”

    Paula Cairney, Head of Learning & Development, NOMS
  • The Developing Managers programme has been a highly effective instrument in supporting our middle managers through times of immense change. The programme has enabled participants to consider how they can function effectively as leaders and managers in the changing world of NOMS and to consider their own strengths and development needs to move forward on a personal and professional level.

    NOMS Leadership and Talent Development Officer
  • I found it very easy to work with BCL as the consultants demonstrated great energy and focus through their commitment to maintaining the momentum of the programme over a period of nine months. The Leadership programme was a great success.

    Christine Cooke, L&D Manager, Hitachi Europe
  • Berkshire are one of the best Management Consultancy Companies and I have worked with a few! Berkshire has the ability to get to the heart of theissue and work alongside you without dictating. Berkshire are flexibleand able to change people’s attitude and create a

    Sally Worth, University of Cardiff