Press Release - Lomond strikes new partnership with FranklinCovey, scaling up talent development and world-class leadership practices

31st Jul 2023
Ed Phillips
Press Release - Lomond strikes new partnership with FranklinCovey, scaling up talent development and world-class leadership practices - Lomond

Lomond, a progressive force in the UK property industry, has unveiled a major new partnership as it scales up its ambitions to develop the best future leadership talent in the sector. 

The national network of lettings and estate agencies, which employs 1,100 people, has broken new ground by teaming up with one of the global leaders in organisational performance improvement, FranklinCovey.

Ed Phillips, Lomond’s CEO, said the link-up demonstrated the group’s commitment to fostering exceptional leadership and taking talent development and world-class leadership practices into a new era.


“We are thrilled to join forces with FranklinCovey,” he said. “This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in our journey to create and strengthen the ultimate senior leadership team.


“It will also fast-track those rising stars across the group to fulfil their potential and equip them with the character, mindset, skill-set, and behaviours to grow into our leaders of tomorrow and deliver exceptional results.”


“This collaboration reinforces our dedication to investing in our home-grown talent, elevating our leadership, and investing in the future of the property industry.


“It will also ensure we stay at the forefront of recruiting, retaining, and rewarding the very best people working in the residential property sector.”


The Lomond Leadership Development Programme is a comprehensive initiative designed to cultivate and nurture the finest leadership talent within the organisation. 


Recognising the instrumental role that leadership plays in organisational success, this ambitious programme spans across all levels of the business, ensuring senior leaders, management teams, and emerging talent receive tailored developmental experiences.


It comprises three distinct strands:


  • LOMONDtransform; “Transform” is an exclusive leadership development journey crafted for its senior leadership team to empower them with the skills and insights needed to lead with vision, drive strategic innovation, and to navigate complex challenges.
  • LOMONDelevate; Empowering management teams, “Elevate” is dedicated to fostering high-performing management teams within Lomond.  This intensive programme will equip managers and department leaders with the essential tools to inspire their teams, drive operational excellence, and build a collaborative culture that fosters growth and success.
  • LOMONDaccelerate; Designed to nurture up-and-coming talent, “Accelerate” focuses on honing the potential of promising entry-level professionals in the industry. This transformative initiative will provide them with mentorship, training, and exposure to invaluable experiences, ensuring they become the leaders of tomorrow.


It adds an extra dimension to a number of other initiatives that have been rolled out to support Lomond’s mission to have the best people talent pool in the sector.