Entries by Amanda Winder

Happy Client :)

We love it when clients give us feedback. After Amanda finished delivering a development programme with a newly appointed Depot Manager, Walford Timber wrote this testimonial. It was a pleasure working with Peter and seeing him develop and increase in confidence. Thank you to George and Peter at Walford Timber. “We approached Amanda as we […]

Finalist!!! Best Business Women Awards 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Amanda has been named as a Finalist for the Best Business Women Awards 2018. The entry involved Amanda answering various questions around: Herself including her experience, qualifications and her passion for HR and the construction sector What inspired her to start Strive Development and what the business does. How […]

Summer News

Strive Development Summer 18 Newsletter Strive Development have had a busy year to date. This newsletter gives a summary of what we’ve been up to and what’s new. NEWSFLASH New to Strive Development Strive Development is now offering online videos in a range of topics Health and Safety (topics include asbestos awareness, working at height […]

Thank You! We raised over £700 for Transition UK

Transitions UK Strive Development continues to support Transitions UK. In June Amanda, along with 90 others walked up Ben Nevis. We were blessed with good weather but not too hot. Unfortunately, there was cloud at the top so we didn’t get a good view but had some great views on the way. Amanda raised over […]

Assisting Young People…

Assisting young people into construction apprenticeships Southwark Construction Skills Centre   Amanda continues to work 2 days a week at the Southwark Construction Skills Centre in Elephant and Castle. The Skills Centre continues to do well and is increasing its apprenticeship offering. Amanda gives 1:1 advice and guidance to candidates looking for construction apprenticeships. Currently, […]

Guide To A Successful Apprenticeship

Many successful people started their careers as an apprentice. Apprenticeships are a great way to learn as you earn & immediately apply your learning into the workplace. They shouldn’t be seen as a lesser option to students. People can progress from 1 level of apprenticeship to another. Apprenticeships are changing. There are now 4 levels […]

Apprenticeship Myths

Apprenticeship Myths 2017 Here are some Myths & Facts about Apprenticeship…   MYTH: Apprenticeships are for 16-24 year olds FACT: Apprenticeships are now open to people of any age   MYTH: Apprenticeships are for new recruits only FACT: Apprenticeships are available for new & existing staff. Existing staff can undertake an apprenticeship to further develop […]

What Is Emerging Talent?

This blog gives you the key considerations when developing an emerging talent strategy and what you need to consider when introducing an Emerging Talent Scheme. Emerging talent is new talent/people that you bring into the business and then develop to fill your skills gaps or to develop into future leaders. If you have a business […]


So, in the final blog in this series, we consider Elevating your team. So far you’ve Inspired and Supported them, but how do you elevate them? Elevating your team leads on from Inspiring & Supporting them, through creating the right environment for them to learn and move out of their comfort zone whilst giving them […]