Dutton Fisher Associates announced as finalist for the CIPD People Management Awards

Training and management consultancy firm Dutton Fisher Associates Ltd (DFA) has been recognised as one of the best learning and development organisations in the country for its partnership with one of Britain’s leading businesses.

The Yorkshire based firm has been shortlisted as one of five finalists in the Best HR/L&D supplier category of the national Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) People Management Awards for its support for BAE Maritime Submarines.

In partnership with the submarine and naval ships engineering company, DFA designed and now delivers a Human Resources People Passport Programme to leaders and managers, developing their capability to embed leadership behaviours in their people management function.

Jo Fisher, Director of Dutton Fisher Associates, said: “We are delighted to be recognised for our contribution to BAE. This is a great achievement for our small company and is representative of the commitment and drive of our excellent associates. I am extremely proud that DFA are finalists for such a prestigious award."

Graeme Park, BAE Learning and Development Manager, added: “Working with Dutton Fisher Associates is an example of true partnering which has been fundamental to helping us meet the challenges we face in developing the current and future capability of our staff at BAE Maritime Submarines. DFA have been engaged in the design and delivery of bespoke training programmes across a range of diversity. This has enabled our business to deliver powerful, contextualised and relevant training programmes within a complex engineering environment, with a positive step-shift in the perception of engineering training. From my experience, the nature of capability provided by Dutton Fisher Associates across such niche and diverse development solutions is unique.”

Dutton Fisher Associates comprises a team of 14 dedicated learning and development professionals, under the directorship of Paul Dutton and Jo Fisher. Based in Ilkley, DFA has nationwide clients across a wide range of sectors including Engineering and Manufacturing, Health and Social Care and Social Housing.

The CIPD People Management Awards will be will be announced at the awards dinner at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on September 27th.

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