Case Study: Barfoots – Leadership Training and Development

Helping Barfoots to grow leadership skills

Barfoots is a family business that grows, processes, packs and markets a range of semi-exotic produce for supply to major UK supermarkets and leading national restaurant chains.

Problem statement:

  • Maintaining continuity and consistency became a challenge when the nature of the business meant their workforce had to flex up and down to meet seasonal requirements.

What we did:

  • To help the company develop and enable its leaders, Jigsaw Business Group was requested to design, execute, identify and implement a leadership assessment centre and subsequent leadership development training programme.

How we did it:

  • In this seasonal business, where a significant percentage of staff are hired on short term and seasonal temporary contracts, we had to focus on knowledge retention and transferability within the desired leadership framework.
    Because of these employment patterns, it was vitally important that the Jigsaw Business Group trainers developed a bespoke, effective and easily deliverable and repeatable training programme to enable the clients “trained trainers” to easily and effectively deliver the required “knowledge” to incoming seasonal staff.

The result:

  • The development of trained trainers as front-line leaders ensured retained staff all became motivated effective trained leaders.
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Service: Training & Development