Client Case Study

Ibstock plc is a leading manufacturer of clay bricks and concrete products with operations in the UK and the United States. It employs over 2400 people, with 49 clay, concrete and speciality manufacturing plants. 

ILM L5 Leadership and Management Development Programme has been delivered across the middle and senior management level of Ibstock Building Products for the past four years. Integral to the leadership development strategy, this programme encompasses a change management project which provides a return on investment to the business.


To develop a consistent leadership approach and build competence and confidence at the middle and senior management level.

To provide a quality assured accredited development opportunity for individuals reinforcing commitment from the company to their personal and professional development.


Through nine tailored, face-to-face workshops supported with one-to-one trainer support, the development programmes ran over a four month period. Self-assessment, group exercises and a business change project were all included in this modular programme. Core subjects were:

• Leading and Developing Teams to Deliver the Business

• Change Management

• Culture and Stakeholders

• Practical Delegation and Empowerment

• Coaching and Mentoring Skills

• Managing Information to Improve our Performance (CSF and KPIs)


“Awbery work with us as a true partner, anticipating our needs and ensuring that our learning events are tailored to the specific requirements of our business. We have been a happy customer for over 15 years and I love working with Awbery. The programmes constantly evolve with our needs and we have introduced several improvements after discussion about how to get the best from our programmes. Great delivery is supported by great administration. We have a small in-house team and they work well with the Awbery team to ensure things do not get missed or fall through the gaps.”

Gareth Emmonds, Group HR Manager