Filtermist's Rising Stars 2021

This year’s Filtermist Rising Stars programme came to a close in November.

“Filtermist is committed to continually developing its people to benefit their own progression and the wider business. The Rising Stars programme has been designed to upskill a select cohort who have demonstrated a desire to progress their career with Filtermist by providing theoretical information and practical advice on a wide variety of business-related subjects,” said Jo Morris, Director of Shared Services.

The course which focussed on ‘Developing a Transformational Culture’ was facilitated by Phil Bradley from Inspire Me Training and included modules such as:

  • Building Trust – Values/Behaviours, understanding how to transform a culture
  • Healthy Conflict, Feedback, and Difficult conversations
  • Shared Commitment/Accountability/Results
  • Coaching, managing upwards, Influencing and Assertiveness
  • Recruitment and Understanding team roles
  • Applying the skills effective 1-2-1’s, meetings and appraisals, getting results from performance reviews

This year’s programme also included a new module as the group spent time each month in continual improvement training with Absolent Air Care Group’s Head of Operational Excellence, Johan Wollin.

These sessions included training and coaching around the key components of achieving

Operational Excellence and a culture of continuous improvement. This includes coaching and

discussions around our values, the use and design of Absolent Air Care Group’s Operating system and structured problem solving.

This year’s Rising Stars cohort were:

  • Helen Owen - Export Coordinator
  • Eleanor Moore - Materials Controller
  • Ben Allen - Trainee Installation Engineer
  • Daljinder Sandhu - Design Engineer
  • Charlotte Cooke – Aftersales Coordinator
  • Robert Lunn - Projects Engineer
  • Louise Smallwood – Marketing Manager

“It’s been a privilege hosting the sessions for the Rising Stars, we’ve have had some lively debates during the course.

“The potential for the ‘Stars’ is what excites me, and I look forward to seeing where their paths take them in the future,” commented Phil Bradley after the last session with the group.

This year’s cohort were sad to see the training come to an end and hope now to take the skills they’ve learned to help develop and progress in their careers.

“Phil is a great trainer who obviously has wide ranging experience across the topics he teaches in the corporate environment. The training has given me great insight into what it takes to be a competent and successful leader within a company. I look forward to putting this learning into practice in the future,” said Rob Lunn.

“I really enjoyed the Rising stars programme with Phil and Johan. I have learned so much and found it very useful, it has given me the confidence to move forward in my role,” Helen Owen also commented.

“The training was a great insight into what it takes to make it in a leadership role. Not only that but it was a great opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at Filtermist that I normally wouldn’t work with. The window it offered into their experiences helps with seeing the bigger picture within the business and Phil’s ability to encourage us to collaborate and share is fantastic. Phil has helped us to see ‘what good looks like’, and I hope to be able to share some of what I’ve learnt with my team,” said Louise Smallwood.

Filtermist offers comprehensive internal and external training and is committed to offering a wide range of development opportunities for all colleagues.