Mick Gornall, our Managing Director, is committed to this new direction after completing Good Growth, a programme from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).
The programme came along at the perfect moment for Mick, who joined the 65-year-old firm in early 1990s and became a director a decade later. In the last few years, Mick has found himself as the managing director of a young board primed for modernisation.
“Having spent three decades in a more traditional business with entrenched ideas, I found myself something of a father figure on a board with young, talented and enthusiastic fellow partners who didn’t have much experience running the business but were hungry for a chance to develop and grow”, Mick explained.
“It was like we had a blank piece of paper to transform our business model to overcome our challenges, such as staff recruitment and retention which were being driven by a demand for a more flexible work/life balance. I saw this programme as an opportunity to explore how we could do things differently.”