Congratulations to our client Harrison Drury

Harrison Drury merges with Ribble Valley firm

L-R Carol Maher, Ed Stanley, Irene Chenery, John Chesworth and Simon England

L-R Carol Maher, Ed Stanley, Irene Chenery, John Chesworth and Simon England

Harrison Drury has expanded its presence in East Lancashire after merging with Clitheroe firm Chenery Maher.

Chenery Maher specialises in family law, estate planning, probate and property work. Harrison Drury will move its current Clitheroe base to Chenery Maher’s office at 21 Church Street.

The move takes the firms’ staff numbers in Clitheroe to 19. Chenery Maher partners Irene Chenery and Carol Maher will continue to work as consultants for the firm.

John Chesworth, executive chairman of Harrison Drury, said: “Chenery Maher shares our values in that the firm looks after its people and has a strong desire to make it possible for clients.

“The firm has great people who will only enhance our growing Home and Family service. Meanwhile, Chenery Maher’s clients can benefit from our commercial law expertise. This move also gives us larger premises from which to continue developing our offering in the Ribble Valley and wider East Lancashire region.”

Irene Chenery, partner at Chenery Maher, said: “Harrison Drury has an excellent reputation in the Ribble Valley. Its attention to client service made it a perfect fit with our own aspirations for the future of Chenery Maher. It ensures continuity for our clients and the excellent team we’ve assembled over a number of years.”

Harrison Drury first opened an office in Clitheroe in December 2014 following a merger with DLH Solicitors. The firm also has offices in Garstang, Kendal, Lancaster and Preston.

Chenery Maher can trace back its roots as a solicitors’ practice based at 21 Church Street for 100 years.

Starting soon….. Results Centred Leadership Programme

Gillian Wright - Results Centred Leadership Programme

Results Centred Leadership Training

New Public Programme starting on Thursday, 12 October 2017 

What is it?

A practical, life-speed, skills-based, spaced-learning training Programme which focuses on developing the key management and leadership skills necessary to build high performing individuals and teams.


Who is it for?

Business Owners, Company Directors, Executives and Managers who have responsibility for the strategic planning and growth of their business and/or the performance management, supervision and development of other Managers/Supervisors.


Entry Qualifications

1.     No ‘formal’ qualifications are required.

2.     Delegates attend a ‘pre-course interview’ to assess suitability to this Programme.

3.     Delegates are expected to be in a position to apply the leadership and management concepts of this Programme in between sessions and to implement change within their area of work with the support of their Line Manager.



Leaders who are measurably better focused, more results orientated, better organised and capable of a style of performance management that engages team members to produce desired results.



  1. 6 ‘formal’ group sessions, one per week (in the evenings), at a public venue. Each session is approximately 3 hours duration.
  2. 2 one-to-one Assessment and Review sessions with your Gillian Wright Consultancy Coach.


Graduation Conditions

A diploma will be awarded at the end of the Programme provided the following conditions have been met:

  1. At least 5 of 6 formal sessions and 2 review sessions attended.
  2. Evidence of progress at work observed by both your Line Manager and your external Coach.
  3. Satisfactory completion of 3 written projects showing that progress has been made. Written projects to be deemed acceptable and implementable by your external Coach and the participant’s Line Manager, who must ‘sign-off’ all projects. Written projects are: 1) 1-3 year Plan  2)  Self-organisation Plan  3) Cost Reduction Plan.


For additional information contact Gillian on 07801 358 143 or

Anthony K ‘steers itself to a better deal’!

Anthony K ‘steers itself to a better deal’!

Client Anthony K Associates Limited celebrated the opening of their new offices on 21st July 2017 at 1 Livsey Street, Rochdale with a special visit from Rochdale Borough Mayor, Councillor Ian Duckworth and Mayoress Mrs Christine Duckworth.  Having partnered with Tony (MD) and Sue (Company Secretary) for 15 years with training and coaching, it was a significant and poignant event for all of us.  Anthony K are also celebrating their 21st year in business!  Congratulations Tony, Sue and all the team!

Leadership Training Programme Results

IMI Precision Engineering in Manchester invested in their Team Leaders’ personal development with a Leadership Training Programme to strengthen the leadership skills within the team. The company recognised the talent and further potential of this already strong team and Gillian Wright of GWC designed a series of group training sessions and individual coaching sessions delivered over an 8 weeks period.

IMI Precision Engineering Team

Left to right: Dianne Jarvis, Catherine Boswell, Paul Burton (General Manager), Allan Boardman, Rachel Conneely

Paul Burton, General Manager, IMI Manchester said: “The training that Gillian provided has been fantastic and perfectly suited the needs of the team. Having worked with Gillian before, I was confident that the combination of course content and Gillian’s wealth of experience would help develop the emerging talent within our business. The mixture of classroom based learning, practical tasks and individuals reporting back to the group on their experiences worked really well. I can already see examples of the team using the training in their day to day life and I am very pleased with the results that Gillian has delivered.”

Gillian Wright of GWC commented “What a great group of people to work with…. so open and responsive to the training and coaching. They applied the practical concepts within their own teams in between group sessions and there is already evidence of leaders who are more results orientated, better organised and capable of a style of leadership and performance management that engages team members to produce desired results.”

Nearly half of employees feel pessimistic after Brexit vote, CIPD survey shows

Nearly half of employees feel pessimistic after Brexit vote, CIPD survey shows

44% of working adults say they feel pessimistic about the future as a result of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, while one in five say they feel their job is less secure. Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy at the CIPD, said: “This survey shows that Brexit has proven to be a seismic event in people’s working lives and reveals that there is a significant level of pessimism in the immediate aftermath of the vote.  In the short term, there is a clear need for UK employers to do more to engage with their workforce about the likely effects of Brexit on their organisation. The survey exposes clear signs of worry among the UK workforce and, if left unchecked, could lead to associated issues such as stress and anxiety.

“Line managers have a really important role in ensuring that the wellbeing of their staff is front and centre in their minds, and that their organisation has the correct culture and structure in place where people can easily raise their concerns and be heard…..”

Congratulations to our client Rectella International of Burnley

Congratulations to our client Rectella International of Burnley

Congratulations to our client Rectella International of Burnley, celebrating its 30 years anniversary with a BBQ at Ribblesdale Cricket Club with colleagues, family members, friends,clients and suppliers.

Managing Director Paul Keighley said, “It was a great event, much enjoyed by all”.