In response to the ongoing reductions in local government funding, Derbyshire County Council, having made a commitment to becoming commercially astute, have partnered with Springfield Training, who will undertake commercial leadership training with council managers over the coming months.
Ian Price, Head of Sport, Outdoor & Residential Education at Derbyshire County Council, said: “We chose to work with Springfield Training because they have the skills and experience to help us develop a commercial approach in our services.”
Noel Johnson, Managing Director of Springfield Training, said: “We have spent a lot of time working with Ian and his teams to understand the challenges they face, and we’re delighted that they have chosen us to work in partnership with them to develop a commercial leadership programme, which will help them improve their service delivery. They’re a great team and we’re looking forward to working with them in the months to come.”
Two pilot courses are being delivered over the next few months and will be reviewed before being rolled out to all managers in the council.