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Our clients

Who we are CED

We work in partnership with our clients, from manufacturing to retail, health to financial services, across the public and private sector.

We focus on creating tangible benefits, real value and measurable return on investment. 

Our current clients

Clients we are currently partnering include the following:

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Carillion Leadership Programme.

Aim: to develop a cadre of high potentials into an accelerated career path within Carillion and expose them to new perspectives of successful leadership.

Cohort: potential senior leaders from identified talent pool drawn from UK, Canada and UAE.

Timescale: Two years’ total duration per cohort.

Delivery: four credit-bearing modules at MBA level – each taught in four-day blocks.  Delivered as residential sessions at Conference Aston with blended online elements.

We have run this programme in partnership with Carillion plc for over fifteen years.
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Communicating Knowledge

Aim: to upskill technical specialists in communicating attributes and business benefits to a non-specialist audience.

Cohort: UK based technical specialists and non-technical managers.

Timescale: two months’ duration per cohort.

Delivery: one credit-bearing module at Masters level, delivered in an initial three-day block session followed a few weeks later by a two-day session.  We currently run four modules per year, each delivered as residential sessions at Conference Aston.
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UTC Aerospace Systems GOLD Programme

Aim: to provide development and enable career progression to leadership roles in the organisation.

Cohort: UK and internationally-based middle management individual contributors at the same management level.

Timescale: Twelve months’ duration.

Delivery: Three credit-bearing MBA modules – each taught in four-day blocks.  Delivered as residential sessions at Conference Aston with blended online elements.

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Hochtief Leadership Development Programme

Aim: to provide a balanced understanding of leadership and self-awareness in leading others.

Cohort: UK-based senior and middle management.

Timescale: eight months’ duration.

Delivery: three non-accredited, bespoke workshops taught over seven days. Delivered as residential sessions at Conference Aston with blended online elements.
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Ecclesiastical Leadership Development Programme (ELDP)

Aim: to help nominated, highly talented individuals to become future technical and / or people leaders.

Cohort: UK and internationally-based middle managers.

Timescale: twelve months’ duration.

Delivery: two bespoke, non-accredited five day modules. Delivered as residential sessions at Conference Aston with blended online elements.
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MSc in Human Resource Management

Aim: a course of study leading to an MSc in Human Resource Management accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Cohort: high potential Fast Stream graduate development programme members, and HR managers.

Timescale: two years’ duration.

Delivery: eight Masters level modules, each delivered as two block-release two-day sessions (four days in total per module), plus dissertation.  Delivered in-house in London with blended online elements.
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MSc in Human Resource Management

Aim: a course of study leading to an MSc in Human Resource Management accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Cohort: recent graduate intake and HR managers.

Timescale: two years’ duration.

Delivery: eight Masters level modules, each delivered as two block-release two-day sessions (four days in total per module), plus dissertation.  Delivered as residential sessions at Conference Aston with blended online elements.

Business Master Class Programme

Aim: to develop the business-critical thinking and skills of high performing talent pool managers, aligned to business strategy.

Cohort: early career civil engineers and HR professionals.

Timescale: one year’s duration.

Delivery: four non-accredited one-day practitioner skills and thought leadership master classes delivered as residential sessions at Conference Aston.
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Managing Large Projects

Aim: to develop project managers’ capability to run large projects.

Cohort: UK-based project managers.

Timescale: one day’s duration.

Delivery: a one-day standalone, bespoke, non-accredited workshop delivered at Conference Aston.

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MSc in Financial Regulation and Compliance

Aim: to help secure talented young bankers for the business and as a retention tool for early career, high potential staff.

Cohort: newly recruited talent and early career, high potential staff.

Timescale: two years’ duration on a part-time basis, including dissertation.

Delivery: a fully customised in-company MSc, delivered by block release, and comprising 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit dissertation. 

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Future Leaders Programme

Aim: talent development of future leaders.

Cohort: twenty junior high potential managers, with at least five years’ business experience.

Timescale: six months plus project.

Delivery: four modules, each delivered near an RPC location in Europe, plus a work-based project.

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National Express Management Diploma

Aim: to development candidates for career progression to leadership roles in the organisation.

Cohort: middle management individuals, both early career and experienced professionals.

Timescale: 18 months.

Delivery: six credit-bearing MBA modules.  Delivered as residential sessions at Conference Aston with blended online elements.



Aston demonstrated outstanding capability and has been instrumental in achieving a step change in managerial thinking.



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