Tailored Management Consulting and Training Services

“Leading people is an invisible force like gravity, drawing people in the direction you want them to collectively to go. Fortunately it is a force you can develop, and we can help!”

– Lindsay Muir, Managing Director & Consultant

“Becoming a long term trusted partner supporting development in our clients businesses leads to faster efficient delivery of ongoing and future work we do with them.”

– Alistair Gibb, Senior Consultant

Business Development Strategy

Making Everything Work Together

Taking the right steps comes from choosing the best path. The Cedar Associates team specialises in understanding your business, so that you can find your way more effectively.

Training and Development

Empower Your Teams

Making the right choices proceeds from developing the right skills – plus the confidence and willingness to use them. That’s why our training and development services focus on your most important asset – your people.

Individual Development

Tried, tested courses open to all

Business performance is powered by people’s skill level and capacity. We deliver learning workshops that concentrate on the particular skills your business needs to grow – and are delivered in innovative, refreshing fashion.

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It’s Not Always Clear What You Need

The first step to filling a gap is finding one. That’s why our approach to consultancy is collaborative. We don’t tell you what we think – we develop an understanding of what you need. Let’s start chatting today.



“We’ve worked with Cedar Associates since 2015 in enabling our people to support significant growth of our operations. Helping the team work to its full potential is an essential part of growing our business in a structured way. The consultants are always willing to listen and come up with innovative approaches to meet our needs, helping us provide effective people development.”

“A structured process has supported senior managers, managers and team leaders to reach their potential in their roles. It has also enabled them to build their teams and devolve responsibility down the line. Managers have successfully taken on greater responsibility with the business retaining it’s existing expertise and adding to it.”

Their involvement so far has included:

Designing and running bespoke ILM management programmes for our managers and team leaders

Developing a Business Leaders Course for senior managers

Strengthening financial planning and management for managers

Individual consultations and coaching to support individual development

Recruitment support with psychometric profiling



“Cedar Associates have provided GIMA and its members with a number of workshops and training courses over the last few years covering a variety of subjects and topics. The feedback we have had from these events has always been very positive with candidates benefitting considerably from the knowledge that they have gained. I would have no hesitation in recommending Cedar Associates to anyone who is considering training and development for their employees.”

“In 2016 we asked Cedar Associates to work with us to help deliver lively, relevant and engaging training workshops for our membership. Since then Cedar Associates have delivered an annual programme of workshops. It’s always a risk engaging suppliers to work on our behalf but we are very happy to put our trust in the team from Cedar.”

Cedar Associates have delivered the following workshops for GIMA:

Managing Time and Creating Selling Opportunities

Negotiation Skills

Enhancing Selling Skills

Key Account Management

Sales Territory Planning



“We have worked with Cedar Associates from the year they started in 1993. They are a valued partner in helping us to develop our businesses through the skills and attitudes our Managers, Supervisors and people, to become the thriving, award winning group of businesses we are today. Find out more about us at www.bartongrange.co.uk”

“We have always found Lindsay Muir willing to listen and develop innovative ways to overcome issues. All the training we have run over the years has engaged, focussed and motivated the people involved. Cedar’s enjoyable, practical approach to learning has always gone down well with our people, and helped them get even better in their roles. The consultant’s willingness to give feedback and follow up supports the benefit of the training.”

Their involvement so far has included:

Developing Business Leaders (DBL) Course for Senior Managers

Designing and running Manager Development Programmes

Designing and running Supervisor Development Programmes

Individual consultation and coaching

Colleague, customer and leadership surveys

Business skill training and workshops to meet our specific needs



“The JSR Farming Group have worked with Cedar Associates since 1993, primarily with the running of our in-house Leadership Development Group (LDG) training programme. This was developed jointly with Cedar Associates and won a National Training Award in 1994. Originally, LDG was for JSR employees only but we opened it to other Agricultural Companies that has added more variety and different experiences to the course. Over 25 years more than 100 JSR employees have completed the programme with many now in senior positions within the company.”

“Some of the LDG candidates have also gone on to attend Cedar Associates’ Developing Business Leaders (DBL) programme, which has supported them to take on leadership roles in their business area.

Cedar Associates customise courses for our own needs by listening carefully to our requirements. This works for us and is evidenced by the rapid career development of individuals at JSR.”

Their involvement so far has included:

Developing Business Leaders (DBL) Course for Senior Managers

Collaboratively designing and running the Leadership Development Group (LDG) Programme

Individual consultation and coaching



“We see our people as prime assets in our business and so by developing them, we enhance our capability. Cedar Associates have been a partner we have worked with in many ways to help fulfil people’s potential and improve results. They are easy to work with, responsive and flexible.”

“For 5 years our top team business planning sessions were facilitated by Cedar Associates each summer, helping us focus our plans and efforts for the next year. They would be our ‘go to’ provider in helping us address people development issues.”

Their involvement so far has included:

Designed and ran 2 in-company Management Development programmes for our managers

Team leaders developed on open local programmes

All Directors and Senior Managers on the Developing Business Leaders Course

Individual consultations and Executive Coaching

Developed bespoke training in Selling and Coaching

Latest News

  • The 5th Developing Business Leaders Programme launches again, this time in Yorkshire in January 2019. The journey begins for another group who have strategic influence over their business, or their part of it. It will challenge them individually to think about how they can influence......

  • The chance in the middle of a programme where the delegates reflect on what they have achieved so far. They review what has been covered, the action plans they have created, and the projects they have been working on, and share their successes with the......

  • If people are only as effective as the skills they have, and the confidence they have to use them, then anything that improves this is worth exploring. All our training is practical and participative, as will this be. We have often run ‘Train the Trainer’......

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