Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Awards 2007

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Lane4 recognised at the National Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awards

Lane4 and Bangor University have been recognised for their research excellence at the 2007 National Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Awards on 14th March. The Partnership between Lane4 & Bangor University, which was sponsored by the DTI, comprised Mark Gittins (Research Consultant, Lane4) who was supervised by Professor Lew Hardy (Head of School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences at Bangor University) and Professor Graham Jones (Director of Research & Diagnostics, Lane4).


Image of Mark Gittins (KTP Associates), Prof Lew Hardy (Academic Supervisor) and Adrian Moorehouse MBE

Left to right: Mark Gittins (KTP Associates), Prof Lew Hardy (Academic Supervisor) and Adrian Moorehouse MBE, (Managing Director, Lane4 Management Ltd)

Lane4 is a leading Global Performance Development Consultancy based in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. The company has a unique heritage, based on elite sporting and commercial achievement, combined with an unparalleled understanding of the psychology of human performance. Co-founded in 1995 by Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Adrian Moorhouse, MBE and leading sport psychologist Professor Graham Jones, Lane4 has three international offices and a network of associates based across the globe. The company recently won one of the ‘Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for in the UK’ awards.

The aim of the Partnership, was to develop, validate and 'bring to market' a quantifiable model linking business people practices to financial performance in different market sectors. Mark, Lew and Graham achieved this through the development of an "excellent High Performance Environment (HPE) Model and Scan".

The HPE Model is a scientifically validated model which shows the key drivers of sustained individual, team, and organisational performance. The HPE Scan is a diagnostic which measures the different factors within the HPE model and therefore gives organisations a profile of their current performance environment. This profile highlights strengths and any blockages which might be impeding current and future high performance. Since the conclusion of the project in 2005, the HPE Model and Scan have become core Lane4 offerings and have been applied with a number of our clients such as Accenture, Honda, Capita Symonds, and ABN AMRO.

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership has led to the creation of the Lane4 Research Community - a strong research network linking Lane4 to leading academics, students, and practitioners in the area of performance development. The vision is to be the primary 'thought leader' of performance development and to keep Lane4 and our clients at the leading edge of this field. If you would like to find out more about the Lane4 Research Community then please contact Kelly Walsh, Research & Diagnostics
Manager (kelly.walsh@lane4.co.uk)

Adrian Moorhouse (Managing Director, Lane4) said. "The KTP has allowed us to remain on the cutting-edge of scientific rigour, whereas many employee surveys focus solely on outcomes such as engagement and satisfaction, the HPE Model and Scan help us to identify, and work with our clients to improve, the key drivers of their performance.”

The Lane 4 programme was one of two award wining partnerships from Bangor at the KTP Awards 2007 (for further details see www.ktponline.org.uk/awards/awards2007). The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Merfyn Jones said, “We are very proud of the fact that Bangor, out of all the Universities across the UK, has won not only one, but two awards. It is a fantastic achievement and highlights the quality of the research done by our academics and its relevance to the world of business.” He added “Bangor
University has developed an enviable reputation for its knowledge transfer activities. These awards recognise the emphasis we place on working in partnership with business”.

Partnership Contact Details

Lane4 Mangement

Director of Research & Diagnostics: Prof Graham Jones (graham.jones@lane4.co.uk)
KTP Associate: Mark Gittins (mark.gittins@lane4.co.uk)
Address: Lane4 Management Group Ltd, St. Marks House, Station Road, Bourne End,
Buckinghamshire, SL8 5QF
Tel: 01628 533733
Fax: 01628 533766
web: www.lane4performance.co.uk

Bangor University

Academic Supervisor: Prof Lew Hardy, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences,
(l.hardy@bangor.ac.uk)
Address: School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, George Building,

Bangor University, Gwynedd, LL57 2PZ
Tel: 01248 382893
Fax: 01248 371053
web: www.bangor.ac.uk/sport

KTP Manager: Bryn Jones (ktp@bangor.ac.uk).

Address: KTP Office, University Innovation Bangor, Adeilad Alun Roberts, Ffordd Deiniol,

Bangor University, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW
Tel: 01248 383887
Fax: 01248 383657