The boss of an independent management and training consultancy has been appointed as a registered and approved growth coach for the GrowthAccelerator initiative following a rigorous accreditation process.
As a growth coach, Andrew Nicholson, managing director of Nicholson Consultancy, will provide expert, tailored advice to help ambitious businesses achieve rapid, sustainable growth.
The validation process included scrutinising Mr Nicholson’s qualifications and experience and testimonials from three managing directors whom he has coached, as well as various compliance requirements.
Before being accredited, Mr Nicholson, whose has 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and operations, also undertook a growth coach induction course.
He said: “GrowthAccelerator helps businesses overcome barriers to growth through tailored support and equips them with the skills and knowledge necessary to grow.
“I am delighted to have been appointed a growth coach and look forward to helping companies reach their full potential.”
Most of Mr Nicholson’s career has been spent leading or facilitating change programmes across a wide range of industries, sectors and businesses.
His company, based on Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, specialises in developing strategies, building the skills of employees and using lean manufacturing principles to improve the efficiency of how a company works
The GrowthAccelerator’s growth coaches must demonstrate a proven track record of helping a range of small and medium-sized companies, in different sectors, accelerate and sustain their growth.
The GrowthAccelerator, which is part of the Business Growth Service, offers access to tailored advice, guidance and support with matched funding available for leadership and management training for senior team members.
It is a government-backed service offering support to businesses with the potential to improve and grow.