A Greater Manchester community interest company based in Salford has won a major contract to provide coaching and training to senior disabled staff for the Civil Service.
Result CIC is a small, non-profit coaching and training organisation. It specialises in supporting marginalised people and leaders keen to enable their diverse staff to be ‘confidently different’ at work. Result CIC has previously worked with individuals living with Sickle Cell and HIV, as well as organisations such as the BBC, University of Manchester and the NHS.
Their work with the Civil Service, to be delivered over the next two years, will see them running a Leadership Development Programme for senior staff who are disabled. It supports the Civil Service’s ambition to attract and develop diverse talent from a wide range of backgrounds.
Staff on this cross Civil Service scheme are expected to compete for top roles in the future, up to and including Directors General and Permanent Secretary. Result CIC will work with participants to design and deliver tailored learning that reflects their specific development needs.
Directors Jane Cordell and Hormoz Ahmadzadeh have seen their company go from strength to strength since it was established in 2012.
Jane and Hormoz both run Result CIC and deliver its training, coaching and workshop activity, using freelance associates where necessary. Their previous high level professional experience - Jane worked for the Foreign Office and Hormoz has worked for Manchester Business School - combined with their lived experience of marginalisation, has seen their award-winning work achieve amazing outcomes including an average 40% increase across 9 major programmes in participants’ self-confidence and ability to use their skills.
In fact, publishing their Social Impact report in 2018 revealed that Result CIC’s participants gave them a recommendation rating of 100%.
As a non-profit organisation, Result CIC puts any profits back into the company. The organisation has set up an inclusion fund through which they offer coaching sessions free of charge for people who will benefit from such support but who are unable to finance it.
Originally a musician, Jane became deaf as an adult and went on to work in the Civil Service for 10 years, while Hormoz migrated to the UK, is part of the LGBT+ community and has lived experience of mental health issues. It is this lived experience which informs their work and which helped to make them the first choice for this prestigious contract.
Jane and Hormoz say of the contract:
Hormoz: ‘We presented at a conference in London organised by the National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN) as far back as a year ago, which was attended by the Cabinet Office lead for this work. Our presentation told the story about how we have worked with individuals in organisations to bring their fuller selves to work. A year on, we are delighted to be able to deliver this important leadership programme for the Civil Service.’
Jane: 'It has been a fantastic experience to be able to develop Result CIC as an effective social enterprise which draws positively on our combined experience of exclusion to empower others. To be given the opportunity to deliver our work across the Civil Service is an extraordinary privilege.'