Hydram Engineering Ltd Case Study

Hydram chooses Derwent Hill for leadership and team development courses

Hydram Engineering Ltd ran their first residential Leadership Team Development Course at Derwent Hill in 2017.  In this blog, we examine what made it such a success!

Why did Hydram choose Derwent Hill?

Sun rays breaking through and lighting up the Lake District mountains

Hydram Engineering Ltd is a leading supplier of precision sheet metal components, assemblies and sheet metal fabrications in the UK. They are an incredibly positive and forward thinking company, keen to invest in their staff, the company and its future.

Our location in the English Lake District National Park is inspirational but what really sets us apart from the competition is the calibre of our staff and our approach to training.  Hydram liked the way we worked with them to understand their needs and created a course that met their specific needs.

Paul Weatherston, Senior Design Engineer at Hydram said Derwent Hill is “An excellent environment to build team confidence and relationships’

What did Hydram do at Derwent Hill?

Management team planning for a development training exercise

The week at Derwent Hill presented the Hydram Team with the opportunity to develop some key areas of their business.

They were able to introduce new staff to the established staff team (this was the first week of work for one of their graduates!), they reflected on current working practises with a view for developing improvement opportunities and were introduced to key concepts within the topics of effective team working and advanced communication skills.

Management team wearing high viz vests mid team discussion

The course utilised a combination of classroom based theory sessions, experiential indoor and outdoor challenges and plenary reviews to establish key learning points and future developmental plans.

Each delegate went away with a personal action plan for the future. The feedback from the course was very positive and all of the delegates relished the opportunity of undertaking leadership, team and problem solving challenges in and around the beautiful setting of Derwent Hill and the Lake District National Park.

What did the delegates think of the course and Derwent Hill?

Hydram management team ready to gorge scramble

‘The course gave us the chance to learn and try new roles in a low stakes environment but with real pressure.’

– Hydram Delegate

‘A fantastic experience’

Neil Bell, Senior Account Manager – Hydram

‘The course has taught me a great deal about myself and my team’

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