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BSSA Talent Development Programme Update ✨

‘Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximises the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal’ – Kevin Kruse

The first Leadership training session for the inaugural BSSA Talent Development Programme cohort took place on Thursday 9th November and was kindly hosted by Acerinox.

The Leadership training entitled ‘Developing Future Manufacturing Leaders’ aims to develop the concept of Leadership in an industrial context, comprising of two modules: 1. Leading Self and 2. Leading a Team. The first part of the module focused on Leading Self – the foundation of your leadership skills.

The training was led by Liz McArdle, Steven Norgreave and Gun Gokmen from WMG, University of Warwick.

In Attendance was BSSA Vice Chair, Adam Bradley (Corrosion Resistant Materials), Luke Bradley (Acerinox), Adam Stokes (Professional Polishing Services), Darren Moult Jnr (Stainless Steel Services) and James Sweeney (Anopol).

“It was a great day, and some great discussions took place especially around the Importance of having a Network and creating your own personal vision” Adam Bradley, BSSA Vice-Chair.

This week the cohort will meet at Wera Tools in Chesterfield for part 2 of the Leadership module: ‘Lead a Team’.

BSSA Talent Development Programme seeks to bring together a group of highly talented individuals from member companies to collaborate on a project. The group will benefit from funded Leadership training from The University of Warwick as well as additional training such as presentation skills, public speaking, networking, customer visits and marketing.

The programme is being supported by BSSA board members Adam Bradley and Liz McArdle and the first cohort includes:

James Sweeney – Anopol

Darren Moult Jr – Stainless Steel Services

Luke Bradley – Acerinox

Adam Stokes – Professional Polishing Services

Kate Vale – BSSA