Jane Fisher, Founder
We challenge the status quo
We open people’s minds to be brave and embrace change
We manage the journey whilst you lead the way
Jane Fisher, Founder
We help you identify areas in your business that need improvement and advise on the best solution.
We create and implement practical plans and programmes, freeing up you and your team.
We run bespoke training for you and your staff, so that everyone is effective, and self-sufficient to help embed sustainable change.
We’re unique in that we can offer a holistic approach to your challenges, weaving together consultancy, implementation and people development to deliver a bespoke solution that’s right for your business.
Speed of change is faster than ever and businesses need to keep up with change to prosper in the future. Our experts in change management will work with you to implement processes that minimise impact but maximise results. Read more
Your employees are the biggest asset you have. Our comprehensive suite of People Management training and Manager development programmes, combined with our ethos of everyday coaching and up-skilling, will get your team working efficiently and effectively. Read more
We offer experienced and qualified project managers to support you to plan, manage and deliver projects. We lead initiatives that will ultimately benefit your organisation, team and customers. Read more
Lean management helps you to deliver more with less. We’ll challenge the way you do business and open your eyes to the waste and inefficiencies within your business and show you how to make the right improvements. Read more
From construction to vehicle management, as well as lottery funding there are significant tender and bid opportunities. We have years of experience and can work with you to find, apply and secure the right tenders or bids to grow your business. Read more
Ascensor had a client within the financial industry for whom they had developed, maintained and continued to develop over a number of years. A change in business model resulted in their client modifying their approach to their digital platforms, subsequently requiring Ascensor and their other IT/platform suppliers to now tender to deliver these services. Ascensor therefore approached JFA for a bespoke package of support to help them address the challenges they faced in order to deliver the tender response.
With limited experience of tender applications, the initial consultation established that the company required a tailored package of support – but not around the drafting of all the answers, rather supporting the Managing Director with the analysis of the questions and the type or detail of answers that were required. The approach would require one-to-one support including guidance and coaching on how to answer questions, as well as the reviewing of some of the answers the client had drafted, offering challenge, advice and recommendations for improvement where required. This included face-to-face as well as telephone and email support.
Ascensor constructed a highly detailed response document and were awarded the contract. The company developed during the process, a bank of structured and model answers that could be modified for subsequent tender applications, therefore saving the company both significant time and money in the future.
As part of the Siemens Hull Project, the team required support with the engagement of the local education and skills communities across the city and the three neighbouring local authorities – the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, to showcase how the company and its partners could support them and young people across the Humber.
JFA were recommended for the role, and provided a range of consultancy support to manage two regional events. The speakers included national and regional partners including the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Sheffield and Greenpower Education Trust electric formula car racing.
JFA liaised with Siemens’ colleagues across the country to establish support and materials available, co-ordinated and marketed the event, and carried out an event evaluation.
Following fantastic feedback – 100% stating the events met their objective and 100% valuing/extremely valuing the days, the impact down the road has been phenomenal.
A Greenpower race event took place on Sunday 16th July 2017 at KCOM Stadium in Hull with IET Formula Goblin events (Ages 9-11) , IET Formula 24 and IET Formula 24+ races. Over 60 electric Kit Cars were built by schools, organisations and charities in the Humber region over the last 18 months, as a part of the Greenpower Education Trust’s Project Blyth. The project has been funded by the Careers and Enterprise company, as well as Green Port Hull, and is also supported by Siemens. Both the event and the exhibition were open to the public.
As a result of this amazing day we’re hopeful that even more young people will be inspired to take up STEM subjects in schools. Photos are on this link: https://spacesuitcollections.com/view-collection/211
The Humber LEP, as part of their Humber Strategic Economic Plan, had identified the need to upskill in particular young people with regards to their employability skills. Such skill development within education and skills organisations was limited, and where it did take place, was extremely variable with regard to depth of skill development as well as quality. There was therefore a need to develop a quality assured approach to the assessment and accreditation of employability skills.
This project – which was part of the Humber ESF and SFA funded ‘Skills Support for the Workforce’ programme, included an evaluation of current practice of the delivery of Employability Skills Passports across the Humber, followed by the development of an Employability Skills Passport Validation Framework for the Humber LEP.
Over the 7-month period, JFA delivered:
The Humber Employability Passport Framework is now used by the LEP to validate local providers. The first learning and skills provider was kite-marked in 2016 and we now have another 21 schools, colleges, and independent providers using the framework with a view to validating their passport by May 2018. The framework has had a catalytic role in the Humber in terms of raising awareness of the CBI 7 employability skills and the importance of young people and adults being adequately prepared for the world of work.
General Practices are facing significant challenges as the capacity to offer appointments is stretched to limits to meet the ever-increasing demand, as populations grow. Opportunities to release GP capacity through innovative service delivery as well as streamlined and more effective processes, are sought to address the balance between capacity and demand. Lean Management principles are applied across many aspects of this programme.
Jane Fisher has supported practices across England, from the North East to London, as part of this innovative programme as a consultant coach for KM&T as well as Qualitas Consultancy companies. The PGP programme helps general practice continue to deliver high quality care whilst meeting increasing levels of demand and diverse expectations. It helps practices to put the patient, clinician and practice team at the centre of improvement to create a timely, appropriate and dependable response to patient needs. Implementing the programme engages all staff in the practice in improving their work processes, making it possible to release time to invest in improving patient outcomes and staff wellbeing.
“We are actively using the workforce planning spreadsheet we developed as part of GPIP. We have further developed this to have an overview of all six sites but then individual “hub working” so that we can see the impact of holidays and other forecast absences globally but also on individual sites. It has given us a much better insight into capacity planning for the clinical workforce and enables to focus expenditure on locums to exactly when we need them, planned ahead. This should save money in the long run so that locum cover is not sought as a reaction to an absence, but part of the planning process having anticipated the need.”
Julie Lund, General Manager, Haxby Group.
It was refreshing to work with a colleague who whilst being a professional expert in her field, was also willing to try new ideas.Julie Gibson, Principal Performance Officer, Performance and Strategic Partnerships, ERYC
Jane’s understanding of how County Council procurement works was second to none … I would recommend using her to anyone.Damian Howarth, Stuarts Foods Ltd
It [Workforce Planning] has given us a much better insight into capacity planning for the clinical workforce and enables to focus expenditure on locums to exactly when we need them, planned aheadJulie Lund, General Manager, Haxby Group
JFA has a strong ability to tailor the subject [training] to individuals and the group to get the message across.Rachel Matthews, Head of HR & Facilities, Leeds Jewish Welfare Board
I wanted to commend you on the clarity you brought through your management of the project. It was not only completed on time, but was to the specified budget and met with required ESF marketing and auditing standards.Victoria Isaac, Contract Manager Employment Services, HCUK Training