Bassadone Automotive Group won the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Standard and champion status, currently the only company in Gibraltar to have been awarded this accolade in November 2012.
Over the past five years we have worked closely with Bassadone. Initially the challenge was to work with senior managers, an already experienced and successful team, to challenge them to look further rather than remain in their comfort zone. Since that first intervention there has been a continuing journey of developing a culture in which feedback and learning are the norm and where initiatives such as solutions focus, mentoring and champion teams have become part of the cultural fabric. In working alongside each other for a period of time we have learnt much about how to create the competence required to meet tomorrow’s challenges by the time they arrive.
‘A Propósito has made an enormous difference to us.’ Says Lourdes Barea, HR Director at Bassadone ” They helped take our organisation to the next level, enabling us to think outside the box. Thanks to their guidance we have developed our staff to a point where we achieved 100% satisfaction score from the people who work for us – the highest score ever achieved. Over the past 5 year period Graham and his team have become trusted advisers, working alongside us to define our vision and then assisting us to align everything to that vision. This has raised the bar considerably in terms of our capability and enabled our people to become exceptional performers. Their ethos has helped turned our managers into leaders, resulting in measurable outcomes that have made a real difference to our bottom line.
We believe that this is the key reason why Bassadone is bucking the economic trend at the moment – we have maintained profitability while increasing our turnover by 30% in the past 3 years.’