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We are delighted that you have chosen to visit the directors section of our web site.
Boards are responsible for strategy and compliance. The roles and responsibilities of directors are significantly different from those of managers and the job of a non-executive is a particular challenge.
At Brefi Group we specialise in working at senior level and can help you with vision, strategy, people development. In particular, we help you become more effective by clarifying goals, improving communication and applying good corporate governance.
- We can help with strategy and identify what's not working and why.
- We can facilitate meetings, bringing structure and accountability, and enabling everyone to participate.
- We can help new directors and provide support for chairman, chief executive and other key individuals through executive coaching.
- We provide training in director skills, including our free six-month directors e-course
- We can undertake a board performance evaluation and director appraisal exercise as required by the Corporate governance code.
- We can help you introduce or review effective board processes to improve both governance and performance.
So, how can you best engage with us?
You could download our free report "Board Performance Evaluation and Director Appraisal" or subscribe to our directors e-course.
If you would like to discuss how Brefi Group can help you or your board become more effective, contact us or give us a call on +44 (0) 121 288 3417.
"My mind was blown when I realised the difference between teaching and coaching. And then when I started to address the process of meetings with questions (rather than providing solutions), my communication and relationships improved."
Nigel Berridge, Head of Multi Media Marketing, Orange.
"We approached the exercise with an element of cynicism – after all we know our business better than others right? How wrong we were. Through careful and thorough pre-meetings and a detailed analysis thereafter, Richard brought together the strengths and exposed the weaknesses in the organisation. The resulting clear actions have improved the business no end."
Nigel Payne, Chairman, Hangar8 plc
"We all felt it was a really inspiring couple of days. We have all come back much closer and committed as a team as a result. The difference in the atmosphere within the organisation is remarkable and I think this is due to managers being more approachable; there is far more 'walking and talking' than before and lots more interaction between the management team. All in all, Richard, a very productive and motivational two days. Thank you!"
Susan Blake, Human Resources Director, Wilo (UK) Ltd
"Richard Winfield listened to our requirements and delivered a quality process, which he managed professionally from beginning to end. The fact that we have positive feedback from all our members and effective outcomes speaks for itself. A very well managed project."
Chris Almgill, Chairman, Worcester Community Housing
"The retreat organised by Oando PLC and facilitated by Richard was extremely professional. The team enjoyed the retreat and followed through actions has changed their behaviour. The facilitation style was very easy to follow and interesting. The outcome of the retreat was also used to develop the outline of the Quarterly Management retreat."
'Demola Ogunbajo, Manager, Avaizon Consulting, Nigeria
"The day exceeded our expectations and a great deal emerged which will be very valuable going forward. You brought a refreshing and innovative approach to the day and the personality profiling which you did in advance and used to illustrate board behaviours was inspirational."
Peter Maskell, BHSF, UK
"We enjoyed working with you, and I was personally very happy to see how responsive you were in adjusting the program when required. We went through a lot of material, and I am convinced that the participants will be able to recall and hopefully apply many of the techniques presented in the sessions."
Dejan Popovic, Director, New Frontier Group, Austria
"Thanks for a stimulating two days, which has resulted in my senior management team reviewing the way they work, plan and implement. The biggest change has been in how they work together as a team! We are now already using 10 minute brainstorming sessions very productively. We are very pleased that a number of important business issues have been identified and already worked upon with the next steps clearly identified. In summary excellent."
Roger Randall, Managing director, Biomet UK.
"Your style of facilitation is superb. The clearly defined structure of the workshop coupled with your intelligent and thought provoking questions enabled us to get really clear very quickly about what we really wanted for a business moving forward. The exercise has really inspired us and has made a huge contribution to getting the three directors of Altruist Medical focused, aligned and pulling in the same direction."
Damien Deighan, Director, Altruist Medical
"My relationship with the Chief Executive has improved to such an extent that it is clear to the senior team."
Operations director promoted from within.
"I gained an understanding of what change was needed in terms of stepping up into a different role and the confidence to go out and do things differently."
Newly promoted managing director of family firm.