In 2015, Richard Hope began his career at blu-3 as a Senior Quantity Surveyor. He has since climbed the career ladder and now occupies the role of Chief Delivery Officer, and earlier this year was also appointed as a Board Director.
Richard comments: “My first project at blu-3 was on the Battersea Power Station regeneration and I progressively took on more projects. I found my value aligned with the business particularly around our client engagement and our pro-active attitude. I began taking on more responsibilities and my career at blu-3 quickly took off.”
Since obtaining a senior management position, Richard began participating in blu-3s Leadership Development Programme. The programme has been fundamental in developing and sharpening leadership skills among senior members of the blu-3 team. Richard comments: “I am a huge advocate of the Leadership Development Programme which addresses the key behaviours identified as being essential to success in management roles. Not only does create greater workers, but greater leaders as well. It’s been crucial in shaping my outlook as a leader in the business.”
The Leadership Development Programme is run over six months to sustainably change habits. It takes an experiential approach to learning, using leading edge experience from positive psychology, sports science, neuroscience and cognitive science, and uses a strong emphasis on coaching to help people discover their own answers.
Richard continues: “This outstanding commitment to training and development, led from the top, is embedding a robust culture of training throughout the company. People are blu-3s most important asset, so it is vital that we dedicate quality time and effort to developing our leadership team to ensure they have the skills to nurture and grow their teams. If we have the best leaders, everybody else’s career will benefit.”