Productivity through People
Designed to spread better working practices by encouraging stronger business collaboration, building industry networks and showcasing productivity exemplars.
The 12-month programme was first piloted in the North West between a collaboration of manufacturing partners BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Siemens with Lancaster University. Launched in January 2017, the focus has been mainly on SME businesses in manufacturing and engineering but it is starting to extend to other sectors. The long-term objective is to build a National PtP Network involving a broader range of regional delivery and industry partners and PtP is now being expanded to other parts of the country including Scotland, South West, North East, Midlands and London.
The programme is built around three anchors: leadership, strategy and change, and culture. It begins with a benchmark assessment which enables the business leaders to assess their business practices against the best in class. It also forms a focus for the coaching, action learning and mentoring offered to business participants. This assessment is repeated at the end to track progress and the distance travelled by delegates during the programme.
An important part of the programme is industrial visits which are designed to inspire the business leaders about the potential of developing innovative practices in their own company. Peer networking is another strong element and the programme has been specifically designed to enable the formation of a strong peer group among the delegates. Modules include action learning sets, shadowing and exchanges to optimise opportunities for the delegates to exchange best practice, share ideas and issues and to visit each other’s businesses.
PtP has supported 37 businesses in the first two cohorts; its impact will be measured 12-18 months after they have completed the programme.
ScaleUp Institute research has shown that scaleups actively seek better collaboration in supply chains from the private sector and support from academia. PtP has the opportunity to facilitate this engagement on a more active and effective scale – we will be monitoring its progress with interest and specifically its outcomes and alignment to scaling businesses.
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