Dove Nest Group

Speedy Services Senior Leadership Programme


Speedy Services identified a need for Leadership Development at Regional Director level and equivalent who report into Speedy’s Directorship. This group of individuals are vital to the success of the business, as they bridge the gap between the Directorship and day-to-day operations, ensuring that Speedy’s strategic priorities are both communicated and delivered successfully.

As a result, Speedy appointed Dove Nest Group to design a Senior Leadership Programme, the purpose of which was to build a high-performing team who would:



In partnership with Speedy Services, Dove Nest designed a 12 month programme consisting of four, two day residential workshops based at our Lake District venue, interspersed with one to one coaching sessions.

Prior to the start of the Programme each participant completed a 360 Psychometric Assessment. The 360 was repeated a the end of the programme to allow the delegates to see how much they had developed during the programme.

To help embed their learning, the Senior Leaders were asked to liaise with their line managers and select a specific business project that would enable them to demonstrate their application of learning and ROI.

Throughout the programme, Participants were also asked to practise and apply their learning immediately back into the workplace, and make personal and group commitments that align with ongoing business priorities.


The original programme was funded by an external grant received from the CITB. However, as a result of the impact of the programme, and the observations experienced by the Directorship, Speedy Services has since commissioned two further cohorts.


“Everyone is buzzing about the programme …. We are really thrilled with the impact this has had on our senior leaders. When I get feedback that says, “This has changed me, at work and at home” then we have delivered something special and invested in development that has hit the mark! Thank you to everyone involved at Dove Nest Group and huge congratulations to all our participants…… make sure you use all those golden nuggets and continue your leadership development journeys.”
Ellie Armour
Chief People Officer, Speedy Services


“I always come to Dove Nest with an open mind as it blows me away how good this course is.”
Speedy delegate


“The Senior Leadership Programme facilitated by Dove Nest for Speedy has allowed our colleagues to learn and develop knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver projects that will benefit Speedy in their key strategic areas of simplification, standardisation and growth.  The success of the first cohort has led to us investing in a second programme as these colleagues are key for the future direction and success of Speedy.”

Gillian Roberts
Careers Manager, Speedy Services