Congratulations to Jamie Gardner of Ratio Vending - Northern Ireland's Latest Chartered Manager!Read More
Martin Rice (CEO Next Level Impact) presents Nicola McCready and Laura Carson with their CMI Level 3 Diplomas in the Principles of Leadership and Management.
For information on our CMI L3 - L7 programmes email firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Rice (CEO Next Level Impact) presents Sanjay Gosh (Management Consultant) with his CMI Level 7 Award Strategic Management and Leadership certification.
Congratulations to Sami Taylor, Senior Client Services Executive of G&L Scientific (https://www.gandlscientific.com) who has achieved the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.
CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership course is designed to help managers and leaders develop their skills and knowledge in areas of management such as developing individuals and teams, planning and managing a project, managing finance and human resource management.
These have all been areas that Sami has wanted to focus on, and G&L was happy to provide the support to help her do so.
"I am so happy to have achieved my CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. This programme was very insightful and required me to think outside the box. I feel this has impacted my managerial approach and leadership skills greatly, allowing me to better my team and offer innovative methods in order to boost sales."
Congratulations to Pól Deeds (CEO An Droichead) who was the first person in 2019 to successfully achieve the Level 5 CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership through our Next Level Leadership programme.
Pól had the following to say about the programme:
“At An Droichead we are always striving to broaden our knowledge base and to develop skills among our staff and volunteers. I really enjoyed the level 5 diploma. I will be able to use a lot of it in continuing to grow our organisation and to roll out our strategy. I highly recommend Next Level Impact as well with their expertly-delivered, tailored tuition.”
KRW Law recognised for achieving the highest standards of legal excellence.Read More
Congratulations to the management team at Afro Ant who successfully completed the Next Level Leadership programme.
“Afro Ant is passionate about providing quality consultants in the Project Management arena.
We believe that good, effective management and leadership is equally, if not more important than technical Project Management, Business Analysis and Organisation Change Management skills.
In our global economy, where working with multi-cultural consultants is the norm, these skills underpin our ability to measure up internationally.”
The Next Level Leadership Programme is accredited by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) with a Level 5 Diploma and all candidates can apply to become a Chartered Manager upon successful completion of the programme. Chartered Manager is the highest status that can be achieved in the Management profession.
This status is internationally recognised, valued across all sectors and awarded only by the CMI.
The programme is SAQA recognised via the OFQUAL Certification.
The team were so impressed with the impact that the programme made on their business that they have included it as a service offering to their clients. Click HERE for details.
Delighted to make new friends and business partners in South Africa!
Looking forward to supporting future leaders through the CMI Level 5 Diploma Next Level Leadership programme.
Our most successful programme with over 300 students achieving CMI Level 5 Certification.
The following options are now available via online learning and one to one coaching:
CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership
CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership
CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership
Click HERE for more details.
Flexi-Grant® was launched on the premise that grant management shouldn’t be complex or onerous. Helping people should be simple!
“Our team have experience working in grant-giving organisations so in 2013 they set out to transform the grant management industry and make the work of those who manage grant funding easier. Flexi-Grant® was born!”
Flexi-Grant® Trainers are the first worldwide to successfully complete our CMI certified Train the Trainer Programme.
Congratulations to John Kearns of TML Group NI / TML Group Springco (https://www.springco.co.uk) who was the first person worldwide to achieve the new Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management from the Chartered Management Institute.
Congratulations to the entire team at KDM Hire for successfully achieving ISO 9001:2015.
"This process of continuous improvement helps us maintain high standards of service delivery while ensuring operational efficiency, compliance with regulatory requirements and consistent customer satisfaction. The ISO certification demonstrates clearly our commitment to quality and the highest, most dependable levels of service." Michael Donnelly Managing Director
Read more HERE.
Congratulations to the entire team at Bannon Crawford Solicitors for successfully achieving ISO 9001:2015.
Congratulations all our friends at early years who successfully achieved the internationally quality accreditation IS09001:2008 in recognition of the effectiveness of their management systems and processes.
The six month project was supported by our team of process improvement and ISO experts who helped early years identify opportunities to streamline their management systems and processes and enhance overall operational effectiveness.
Local Belfast Solicitor’s firm, McCallion Keown Solicitors have become the first legal practice in Northern Ireland to receive the new Standard Quality mark - Lexcel v5.
The firm which is based in Belfast’s Oldpark Road was awarded the Lexcel v5 quality mark this week after successfully completing the practice management standards programme which is administered by the Law Society of Northern Ireland.
Lexcel v5 is the new version of the Law Society's management standard and helps assess risk management within legal practices in respect of claims and complaints and helps ensure better customer service which in turn contributes to increased client retention and provides greater support for outcomes-focused regulation (OFR).
McCallion Keown were assisted throughout the programme by Next Level Impact – one of Northern Ireland’s leading management consultancy, leadership and training companies - who provide a complete Lexcel support programme.
Just 20 companies were accepted onto the Next Level Impact Lexcel support programme, with McCallion Keown solicitors being the first Northern Ireland firm to be awarded the Lexcel v5 award.
Commenting on the announcement of the Quality award, Steven Keown partner in McCallion Keown, said:
“We are delighted following the announcement. As a firm we have invested a lot of time in achieving the Quality Mark because we acknowledge the competitive advantage it offers in the market place as well as the lower professional indemnity insurance premiums offered by insurers.
Clients can be confident that McCallion Keown we are working to ensure that they receive the best customer service and the Lexcel V5 is proof of our ongoing commitment”.
Speaking of the professional assistance received from Next Level Impact, Steven Keown said:
“Martin Rice and his team at Next Level Impact have provided us with the direction, support and guidance helping us stream-line Lexcel implementation and focus on continuous improvement within our firm. Without their expert guidance, we would definitely not have achieved Lexcel in such a timely and effective manner.”
Martin Rice, Managing Director of Next Level Impact said:
“Many legal practices are deterred from applying for and achieving the Lexcel Quality Mark because of the perceived time and bureaucracy involved. Our support programme provides practical assistance to firms so they can still focus on fee earning as they progress towards accreditation.”
Speaking on behalf of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Imelda McMillan, and President said:
“This is a considerable achievement for McCallion Keown Solicitors and is a reflection of their commitment and hard work in obtaining this important quality standard mark for their practice”.
July got off to a great start with the annual joint award for ‘outstanding achievement in business and industry’. The award is made in alternate years by the Institute of Consulting Northern Ireland and IMCA in the south. Previous recipients have included Senator George Mitchel, President McAleese and IFI’s Dennis Rooney.
This year’s IMCA award recognised the achievements of Glanbia plc in developing from its origins in the Irish co-operative movement to current strong positions in key food markets and sectors around the world. The IMCA’s medal award was presented on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 to John Moloney in recognition of his role as Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc over the past ten years.
The Award is made for outstanding achievement in overcoming a challenge or taking advantage of an opportunity in business and industry (may include NGOs, healthcare, public sector or the arts).
The criteria for selection comprise:
• demonstrable innovation in the nominee’s sector that led to increased profitability, productivity or new operating model
• demonstrable leadership by the nominee in an activity outside the nominee’s sector (e.g. voluntary work; philanthropy)
• meritorious services to business and industry generally (nationally or internationally)
• outstanding business growth
• proven entrepreneurship
• learning from failure
John (right) accepted the award on behalf of his team at Glanbia. Pictured on left is Martin Rice Chair Institute of Consulting in Northern Ireland alongside Tony O’Brien, President of IMCA.
Lexcel Consultants Ireland UK
Martin Rice, Next Level Impact, heads up a team of top-ranking Lexcel consultants. He is a Lexcel consultant and assessor who has worked with a broad variety of law firms, ranging from top London firms to small regional partnerships.
Part 1 Martin introduces a 'new way of looking at things' and explains how to use Lexcel as a lever for culture change to take your firm to the next level of growth and development.
Part 2 Martin gives and overview of each section of Lexcel and facilitates a panel discussion that focuses on how to ensure effective implementation.
Part 3 Continues the panel discussion on the impact of Lexcel on client care, case and file management and why most firms might be closer to Lexcel implementation than they think. Martin gives a step-by-step guide to achieving Lexcel.
Melanie Norbury - Chief Operating Officer at Hempsons gives an overview of the standards of good practice that are essential for legal practices in today's marketplace.