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Coming of age: Hemsley Fraser celebrates 21 years in learning with new contract wins and new investment

29, Mar 2012

Learning & development specialist Hemsley Fraser, which is this year celebrating its 21st anniversary, today announced that it has won 15 major contracts with leading organisations in the first quarter of 2012. To mark its 21st year, the company has made a significant investment in its open training service and it has also reorganised, creating new, high level, client-centric roles to help its clients to implement more successful large-scale learning programmes.
Founded in 1991, Hemsley Fraser is a market leading provider of managed learning services, in-company and customised learning programmes, consulting services and open training courses. With offices in the UK, the US and Australia, the company delivers learning in 50 countries and it works with 36 percent of ‘Fortune Global 500’ companies, including BAE Systems, Barclays, E.ON and Unilever. Since 2008, it has been part of the Demos Group, a global provider of learning and development.
“Reaching the venerable age of 21 provides an opportunity to reflect on our core values, our new business wins, the recognition we’ve achieved in the market and our strong financial performance which has exceeded the industry averages for growth and profitability,” said Todd Turner, Chief Executive Officer of Hemsley Fraser. “As part of the investment we’re making in our future, we’re creating new client-focused roles that will enable us to continue to deliver world class learning and people solutions that meet the increasingly complex and strategic requirements of our clients.”
In the first quarter of 2012, Hemsley Fraser has landed 13 major contracts to provide customised learning programmes for leading organisations, including designing and delivering:
  • An ‘experienced leader’ programme for a global carmaker.
  • Leadership and ‘communications excellence’ programmes for senior managers in a global financial services company.
  • A face-to-face and virtual facilitation skills programme for worldwide trainers in a global oil company.
  • An HR business partner programme and an orientation programme for a global engineering company.
  • A programme on virtual working for a global consumer products group.
  • A blended programme on interviewing skills for a consumer data specialist.
  • A programme on diversity for senior leaders at the US Department of Labor and providing a four-year HR consulting contract for a division of the US Department of Justice.
  • Supporting the development of 700 line managers as coaches and providing programmes to develop influencing and communication skills at one of the world’s largest mutual fund firms.
The company has also won two major contracts to provide managed learning services for international organisations. “We’ve strengthened our position as one of the UK’s leading providers of managed learning,” said Todd Turner. “Our approach enables us to deliver cost savings while improving the overall quality and impact of the learning.”
Following a significant refurbishment of its central London training centre, in Grosvenor Place, Hemsley Fraser has also revised and refreshed its open course portfolio. The company provides 250 open training courses in subjects such as leadership, management, personal effectiveness, project management, sales and service. “We’ve created an even more engaging and inspirational experience for participants,” said Todd Turner.
Hemsley Fraser’s achievements are reflected in its recent ranking, for the third successive year, as one of the world’s Top 20 providers of leadership training, by the US-based learning portal TrainingIndustry.com.
For further information, please call Hemsley Fraser on +44 (0) 845 071 2801.


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