Valor Hospitality

Developing future business leaders

Valor are an ambitious and expanding international hotel ownership and management group. To support their expansion plans they require a pool of leadership talent ready for key senior roles.


A practical development programme for future leaders

In partnership with the Valor HR team we developed an initial assessment day to identify potential talent. Twelve successful candidates were then invited on to a nine-month programme which comprised four x one or two-day learning modules, a cross-function project and a series of internal expertise sessions run by senior executives.

Leadership theory covered essentials of leadership, creating a vision for change and performance, managing performance and building high performing teams.

The programme was designed to deliver and drive accountability and self-ownership of development, and a focus on driving results.

Project updates were delivered at the start of each session and a senior executive sponsor was allocated to each project to provide mentorship and on-going support. Projects were designed to develop a better understanding of other functions and departments, and to deliver a measurable difference to the business over the nine-month period.

Over half of all senior positions in 2019 were filled by internal future leaders.

“BB&A’s Retail Excellence team, partners hand and glove with our business culture and ethos. They get our passion, drive, and pace, and work with us in the same way.  We are now on to our third generation of Future Leaders, working with Retail Excellence as the external provider and mentor. Feedback from our internally grown talent is overwhelmingly positive and demonstrates that a big part of their growth and success has come from the insights and development Retail Excellence has provided. Their success stories are many, and their relationships with Kevin and the team are maintained today.  In terms of ROI, this is undoubtedly the one programme that yields the most for us.”
Moira Laird, Global HR Director