Kenard joins Sharing in Growth programme
We are delighted to announce that Kenard has been selected for Sharing in Growth (SiG), the government backed supply chain competitiveness programme to help companies take advantage of aerospace growth opportunities.
As a privately owned business the Kenard Group, the company has successfully developed over the past 50 years through continuous investment in skills, advanced technologies and improvement processes. Kenard has a long history of supplying aerospace, both military and civil applications, with a proven track record of supporting customers through the development and prototype stages, into full production. The SiG programme was a natural next step for Kenard, which is primed to move to the next level.
Business transformation & growth strategy
Engaging with SiG through an intense diagnostic phase helped the management team to develop a vision and strategy for the future. As a result Kenard has set itself ambitious growth targets, as well as cultural, process and digital transformation goals, that will benefit from the specialist coaching and training that SiG will provide across all areas of the business. The initial focus of the four year programme will be to drive operational excellence, business development, people development and management control and reporting.
Said Kenard Group Managing Director Keith Ellis: “With a strong heritage and wealth of experience to draw upon, we anticipate that the SiG programme will build on the many core strengths of the business and already high levels of professionalism and capability within our team. We see this as a fantastic opportunity to invest in our ability to deliver globally cost competitive performance, with thought leadership on the latest best practice and applications in manufacturing at its core. We expect SiG to help unlock the full potential of our business, to the benefit of all our stakeholders and industry.”
About Sharing in Growth
Established in 2013, the SiG programme is endorsed by Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, GE, GKN, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Rolls Royce, Safran and Thales. To date, suppliers on the SiG programme have secured around £2 billion in contracts and around 3,000 jobs.
The intense four year SiG training and development programme is focused on leadership, culture and operational excellence delivered by SiG’s own 120 strong team of lean coaches, as well as a bank of experts including The University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing, Deloitte, Industry Forum and the National Physical Laboratory.
Sharing in Growth CEO Andy Page said: “Kenard Group has demonstrated that it can win export orders and together we will continue to improve their capacity and capability so they are agile enough to compete globally, particularly in the face of aggressive bidding from low cost countries.”
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