Talent Development
Project Examples

Innovas works with its clients to support their organisational aims.

These project examples represent a small sample of the work of Team Innovas.

Supporting the Public Sector

NHS Leadership Academy – ongoing Membership of the national Faculty (2013-ongoing)

The NHS Leadership Academy was established in April 2012 and spearheads the development of leadership across the NHS. 

Innovas consultants were selected to be part of this faculty to design, develop and deliver the programmes of the future including Nye Bevan, Top Leaders, and Frontline, Mary Seacole, Rosalind Franklin, GMTS, and many customised programmes and interventions.

NHS NW Alliance 21st Century Leaders Programme-Joint with University of Salford

Mid-Management Leadership Development Programme: Innovas co-designed, delivered and evaluated the overall programme across the Northwest working with 80 managers over a 6 month period.

Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network (GMLPN)

Designed and delivered workshops to apprenticeship providers on strategic planning, evaluation, leadership & management, sales strategy and digital & offline marketing. 

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in the Northwest – Board Development Centres

On behalf of the NHS NW Leadership Academy, These Development Centres were built around a simulated health economy and use the Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode instrument (TKI) as a basis for the group development, and combines the need for a combination of facilitation and ‘teaching’ skills to be incorporated. 

Innovas has also worked closely with the boards of major public sector organisations from across the UK. The role of Innovas has included the facilitation of the development of strategies and policy, development of consensus based action plans, and one-two-one development. Clients have included: NHS, Higher Education Funding Council of Wales, Leeds City Growth, Nottingham City Council, Derby City Council, Leicester MBC, Northwest Development Agency, and BIS.

Supporting Business 

Innovas has worked with hundreds of SMEs since 2006 both via publicly funded programmes and directly with individual companies.

Business Growth Hub – Manchester – Sales & Marketing Workshops for the Low Carbon Sector: 2017-21

Design, development and delivery the of Switched On; series of workshops – on Business Planning, Marketing, and Sales to growing companies from the Low Carbon Sector

Barnsley Enterprise – Launchpad: 2016-22

Working with Enterprising Barnsley to support start-up and young businesses with marketing and digital projects delivering workshops to groups of business people and individual consultancy, depending on the needs of the business. 

Business Growth Hub – Manchester – Leadership & Management

Delivered a bespoke programme for managers and owners of SMEs across Greater Manchester focusing on the leadership and management of fast growing business, leading teams in growth companies, and self-management.

Business Growth Service – GrowthAccelerator Service

Delivered workshops throughout the North of England for the GrowthAccelerator service, with coaching to many business owners and directors during the programme, specialising in strategy, sales & marketing, leadership & management, process improvement and change management, particularly with SMEs targeting business-to-business markets.

Warrington Vale Royal College

Delivered support to SMEs across the Cheshire and Warrington Growth area to start and grow their businesses through a combination of workshops and 1-to-1 coaching. Additionally Innovas supported in the delivery of the SMART Cheshire Innovation programme supporting companies to develop and launch new products and services through its 8Launch Programme.


If you would like more information or simply to talk to us please contact:  talent.development@innovas.co.uk or call us on 01606 551122