Leading the way in Eastbourne

24 October 2013

Coachworks are delighted to announce that Eastbourne Motoring Centre Group (EMC) has recently commissioned the Coachworks team to work with them on a leadership programme.

Leading the way in Eastbourne

This follows on from EMC’s enthusiastic and successful participation in Vauxhall’s Road to Growth 2 and more recently the Road to Growth Accelerator Programme.

We are delighted that Eastbourne Motoring Centre has chosen Coachworks as their partner in this exciting programme. We will be working EMC’s Managing Director, Mark Lambird and nine of his key managers from Sales, Service, Parts, Bodyshop and Export. We first met Mark on the Vauxhall Road 2 Growth programme, and this latest phase has reignited his interest in developing his management team.

Leadership coaching is just one of Coachworks four areas of expertise. Our approach majors on the differentiation between leadership and management, and actively creates a culture of coaching key individuals, rather than allowing them to be distracted by low level administration and other “time stealers”.

By focussing on the most senior team, we help them maximise their positive influence many times over and so increase their return on investment; we call it the “multiplier effect”.

Mark Lambird, Managing Director of EMC said
“For the past 18 months or so, I have been considering putting my management team through some sort of development programme; to take them to the next level.”

He continued, “Experience has taught me that doing everything yourself is not the most effective way of managing a business. We need to develop the leadership skills within the management team to ensure that we are able to take advantage of any opportunities that may come our way and to ensure that we have a robust succession plan.

We have worked with the Coachworks team on a couple of programmes now and have always found them effective in what they do, and they have definitely made a difference to us. I believe that their leadership programme will have the same sort of impact.”
Eastbourne Motoring Centre Ltd employs just under 100 people. Besides Vauxhall, the EMC Group of companies also encompasses Eastbourne Used Cars, Eastbourne Suzuki and Eastbourne Mitsubishi.

EMC also specialises in selling vehicles to the Armed forces based abroad.

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