Acorn Coaching and Development

Improving business performance


New leadership as TPS Carillion gears up for change

TPS provides comprehensive planning, engineering and architectural design, 3D modelling and project management services to commercial and public sector customers throughout Carillion's markets. The company offers specialist consultancy services including: security and counter terrorism, land and property surveying and legislation, geotechnical engineering, transportation planning, CDM and Health & Safety.

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Acorn was asked to create a team coaching programme to support senior managers through the changes and maximise effectiveness in leading and influencing the business to meet its goals.


Steve Gee from Acorn explains: "Acorn already had a positive track record with other divisions of Carillion and TPS was comfortable that we understood the issues of their business sector and the challenges their teams were facing. This allowed us to develop a series of exercises and discussion forums that were directly relevant to their day-to-day business,"

The aims of the programme:

  • To mark a 'fresh start' under new leadership in a new business environment
  • To review the senior management's team's collective purpose as a strategic leadership entity for TPS
  • To identify the culture and behaviour required within the team to ensure the business objectives were met
  • To enhance trust and build relationships between team members to allow greater openness and engagement with issues
  • To identify key issues and the necessary actions to enhance team performance
  • To capture planned implementation of actions resulting from the programme
  • To provide a stimulating environment for reflection, positive engagement and social interaction


Feedback from the team members:

"I think we had time to reflect on our collective roles and how we as individuals collaborate and work together. We also had an opportunity to explore the horizon and establish some ground rules. It was much needed and very well facilitated."

"I entered the two days not knowing what to expect and left with the feeling that we were a stronger team with some good actions concerning how we can function more effectively."

"It was rewarding to realise that we can act well as a team with complementary skills and respect for each other."

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"It was rewarding to realise that we can act well as a team with complementary skills and respect for each other"

TPS Carillion Team Member