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We recently returned to Bowland for a landmark programme involving over 200 of our most senior people worldwide.
The firm obtained 3 very valuable outcomes from it: robust management data that told us where to focus our investment in learning and development, so we put every £ where it will do most good; an uplift in personal skills – not just from the recipient group but from over 400 people who practised giving constructive feedback; and finally the target group found the one-to-one debrief meetings to be milestones in their professional development.×
The team at Bowland Solutions are a pleasure to do business with. They understand their client and demystify a sometimes jargon filled area with clear practical advice and pragmatic solutions.
On each occasion I have worked with them they have gained instant credibility with the senior partners and have demonstrated a personal commitment and pride to see the project through to a successful completion. Most notably, their support in conducting the face-to-face 360 degree feedback debriefs with all our partners was very well received and a significant component in the overall effectiveness of the programme.
I would not hesitate to work with them again.×
VSO have had a very positive experience working with Bowland Solutions to introduce a performance management system that works for all our colleagues, many of whom work on a low band width, experiencing frequent IT challenges.
I have been particularly impressed with Bowland's solution-focused approach, flexibility and a unique combination of IT and HR expertise, which means I often rely on them for 'sense checking' our own thinking, as well as building a system that supports it.
The team are friendly and responsive to work with, and I would recommend them to organisations in all sectors.×
Bowland came to Revlon tasked with designing a 360 Feedback tool for use in three of our EMEA office locations. Not only was the project flawlessly executed against tight deadlines, but it also culminated in a bespoke, user-friendly system that perfectly matched our requirements. Their collaborative approach meant the design and implementation of the system was painless.×
Initially we contacted Bowland to find out what 360 was all about, they talked us through the process to help us determine if it was for us, helpful discussions such as this with no obligation are something you don't often find these days!
All our contacts from Sales, Training, Admin and Design/Set-up, talked us through the process and allowed for a very smooth and stress free set up, responding to any query helpfully and promptly.
We recently undertook training for our Director Team on giving 360 feedback. The training was excellent, taking the members through several scenarios which they might encounter and gave practical advice on how to deal with potentially difficult situations; the role play exercises gave the opportunity to try out different approaches and the resulting feedback was constructive and insightful. At the end of the training the Directors felt fully equipped and confident to be able to undertake the debriefing sessions with their team members. We have now used Bowland Solutions for over 2 years and we look forward to continuing with our ongoing 360 development improvements×
Bowland Solutions worked with us to implement a 360 degree Partner feedback programme. I found them to be extremely knowledgeable, very professional and relied immensely on their valuable advice and guidance on making this programme a success.
I would highly recommend Bowland Solutions.×
We met with over 20 suppliers over an 18 month period. We designed selection criteria and assessed the selected suppliers against it....Bowland Solutions scored significantly higher than all other suppliers on the criteria.
Brendan and John both demonstrated their knowledge of professional services firms, and in-particular law firms. They really took the time to understand how the firm works and what we were trying to achieve.
We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Bowland Solutions and are impressed by their clear desire to continue to treat us as an important client after we had signed up with them and implemented the system.×
Bowland has been a tremendous partner to McCann Erickson. They helped us develop a bespoke 360 program for our key executives across North America. John and his team conducted the live debriefs with all participants who were thrilled with the productive and actionable feedback they received in the process. I highly recommend Bowland for any simple or complex 360 feedback program.×
We asked Bowland to deliver their 'Meaningful Conversations' training to our senior managers and leadership team. Their approach is always professional, and so working with them has been a delight and very easy.
They took time to understand our specific needs and responded flexibly to the pressures we faced with the time participants could make available to attend the training.
The feedback from participants has been very positive; they were engaged, felt it was well delivered and useful, and enjoyed the facilitator's style.
I would certainly recommend Bowland.×
Last year we engaged Bowland Solutions to work with us on transferring our out of date appraisal system to an online system, which ensured all staff had targets that were in line with our organisational priorities and key performance indicators. Our appraisal and PDP online forms are bespoke to our needs, and staff have engaged with the new practise of quarterly reviews of targets.
The staff at Bowland have been responsive to our needs from the start: from setting up the system to providing training on giving effective feedback and delivering feedback in appraisals as we prepare for these in the new year.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Bowland Solutions.×
John and the Bowland team were a pleasure to work with and truly provided an impactful 360 degree feedback program for our team. One word that comes to mind immediately is 'professional' -- in the sense that they worked with us every step of the way to deeply understand our objectives and translate that into a program which resonated with our core values as a company.
John was able to artfully communicate the 360 feedback to the participants, both individually and as a group, with empathy for areas of opportunity while skillfully drawing out nuances that both challenged and broadened their perspective.
Having Bowland as a trusted partner and outside perspective has both enhanced our leadership programming and given our participants a solid foundation on which to continue building their careers.×