Thatcham partners with BSG

Thatcham Research has agreed a new strategic partnership with Business Success Global (BSG) to support development and leadership skills for the bodyshop industry.

The new Leadership & Management Foundation Programme provides an introduction to four systems of business: productivity, revenue, asset and activation. Programme content is bodyshop-specific and has been tailored to audience needs.

Dean Lander head of repair sector services, Thatcham Research said, ‘Gone are the days of accepting every job that comes into the workshop – the investments required to cover all bases are just not feasible. Tough management decisions lie ahead for independent bodyshops, as they define what their business should focus on.’

He continued, ‘Taking these business critical investment decisions from the most informed position possible is now vital. Bodyshops should begin with a clear vision of the area in which they will specialise, and then reverse engineer an equipment and skills investment strategy that will get them there.’

The Foundation in Leadership & Management course is a three month development programme that includes three face-to-face coaching sessions. The programme will support delegates to translate learning from each session into practical plans and actions that will ultimately benefit the business they run.

Robert Snook, BSG co-founder said, ‘The programme provides a Sat Nav route map to more time, more money and less stress, so that bodyshop business leaders don’t have to waste valuable time and energy working out a plan through trial and error.’