Dains invests in leadership skills for accountants

Derby based accountants and business advisory firm Dains is investing in an 18-month programme to develop their next generation of leaders.

Dains is embarking on the programme as part of its strategy to develop practical leadership and management skills to create a high performing organisation. The firm has ambitious plans for growth, underpinned by building on its reputation for exceptional client service delivered by talented business advisers. It believes that investing in a leadership programme aligned with the business vision will enable their people to drive the firm’s ambitions.

Richard McNeilly, Dains, Managing Partner added, “We plan to grow our business by a further 50% over the course of the next 5 years and more if we acquire like-minded accountancy and advisory businesses.

“Without doubt, our greatest asset is our people and we are keen to build our leaders of the future, whilst honing the skills of our existing leadership group. Having invested heavily in IT and staff benefits, the leadership programme is a natural development.”

Starting in February 2018, the 18-month programme, will help leaders to understand what enables people to work at their best, how to empower people to deliver great performance, how to create more value in a working week, effective and flexible communication and the need to understand and adapt to differing behavioural styles.

Commenting, Dains HR Manager, Angela Millward said, “We all aspire to be the type of leader that people want to work for who is able to create a positive and supportive work environment from which a highly productive team can evolve. The programme is aimed at developing coaching skills and helping our leaders place people at the heart of what we do so that our teams, our clients and the firm can enjoy the benefits.”