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    Our experience in the sport and leisure sector has seen our team of Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety experts work with organisations ranging from grassroots football clubs to global sports surface manufacturers.

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      Working with Football Associations

      We’re proud to be the partner of choice for Football Associations including Derbyshire FA, Birmingham FA, Berks & Bucks FA and Staffordshire FA and many more. Using our expertise, we continue to work with FAs across the UK to implement robust HR practices and deliver up-to-the-minute employment law advice as a trusted, outsourced HR and Employment Law partner.

      Training and developing managers at the world’s number one sports surface manufacturer, STRI Group, is also on our list of highlights, and we regularly work with sport and leisure industry heavyweights to develop and deliver bespoke management training programmes that develop staff and impact the bottom line.

      Our Support

      In addition to the above, we have worked with many Foundations of professional football clubs including Leeds United, Sheffield United, Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford City and Hull City. Our support ranges from advising on the intricacies and HR implications of the NCS programme to drafting appropriate documentation for volunteers.

      In focus Case Study

      STRI Group

      Sports Consultancy

      At Howarths, we’re passionate about helping businesses achieve the best results through effective people management.

      So, when the UK division of the world’s leading sports consultancy wanted to upskill their managers to make them more effective in their roles, we were delighted that they asked us to help them out.

      Find out more about how the STRI Group UK benefitted from a bespoke management training designed to meet their needs.

      The client

      STRI Group is the world’s leading sports consultancy. It’s UK operation produces world-class surfaces where athletes of all abilities can perform to their very best, and the company has installed pitches used for the FIFA World Cup and even the Olympic Games.

      The Brief

      Howarths was contacted by Dr Christian Spring, Research Operations Manager at STRI Group UK.

      He wanted to upskill the company’s managers to help them become more effective in their roles, in line with the growth ambition of this forward-thinking company.

      Areas Dr Spring wanted to cover included:

      How to get the best out of the STRI team
      How to manage different personalities within the STRI team
      How STRI’s managers could better understand their teams
      What to ‘watch out for’ when managing people

      The Solution

      Our HR team created a bespoke training course for 18 of STRI UK’s managers, delivered over a full day.

      Starting off by exploring what good management looks like, the course then covered how effective management can be used to avoid issues at work, grievances and tribunals.

      Team work also took centre-stage, and the course explored:

      What is a team?
      The personalities within a team
      The characteristics of a cohesive team
      The role of managers in a team

      Coaching was also on the agenda, and STRI’s managers covered coaching in management, coaching styles and how to have difficult conversations– all concluded with an action plan to keep on track when back at work.

      In the client’s words…

      Following the event, Dr Spring said:

      “The course was excellent. The content covered exactly the areas I was keen to help our managers learn more about, and I have received some very positive feedback from the team who found the day very beneficial to their ongoing development.

      “I know feel our managers have a clearer understanding of how they can adapt their styles to get the best out of their teams, ultimately leading to improved staff performance and better business results.”

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