theGrogroup’s Journey – Celebrating 9 Years of Growth and Transformation

theGrogroup’s Journey – Celebrating 9 Years of Growth and Transformation

theGrogroup’s journey

This week, theGrogroup proudly celebrates its 9th anniversary, a significant milestone in our transformative journey of growth. Although theGrogroup officially came into existence 9 years ago, our roots trace back to June 1994 when Paul Richmond founded Right Training. For nearly three decades, our unwavering dedication has revolved around empowering professional services firms with strategic knowledge and expertise and delivering learning and development solutions.

From Right Training to theGrogroup

In 2014, we welcomed two very experienced and highly regarded Directors, Alex Shacklock and Kate Hennig, each bringing their unique strengths to the table. Alex, our creative engine and strategy powerhouse, and Kate, our operations backbone and the superglue behind the business, joined forces with Paul to shape theGrogroup into the thriving consultancy it is today. We embraced this new chapter by adopting our vibrant and unmistakable pink brand, to become theGrogroup, and it marked a significant milestone in our journey.

As we commemorate this special occasion, we take a moment to reflect on the remarkable progress we have achieved over the past nine years.

Empowering Firms to Thrive

At the core of our mission is the desire to empower firms, their employees, and their senior leadership teams to thrive and achieve their full potential. We have partnered with numerous clients, including professional services firms from across the UK, international firms, and global brands, helping them navigate challenges, develop their talent, and drive sustainable growth. Our collaborative approach, combined with our deep expertise in people, strategy, and talent development, has enabled us to create tailored solutions that address specific organisational needs and drive measurable results.

Embracing Change and Expanding Horizons

We have experienced significant growth over the years, adapting to the changing landscape of our clients. We not only deliver learning and development solutions but also expand our horizons to meet the evolving strategic needs of our clients. This year, we launched Gro:Horizons, our brand that focuses on helping firms effectively communicate and embed their strategic plans and objectives across all levels and departments. Our Gro:Horizons mandate is simple: to help firms adopt a clear, dynamic strategic analysis, creation, and execution process. We assist firms in visualising where they want to go based on who they are and help them map out the best route to get there.

Our commitment to empowering our clients and their teams has been instrumental in our success. We will continue to push boundaries and explore new ways to deliver strategic programs and impactful L&D solutions, offering our clients personalised learning and growth experiences.

Celebrating Achievements and Looking Ahead

As we celebrate 9 years as theGrogroup, we reflect on the incredible milestones we have achieved. We take pride in the success stories of our clients, the positive impact we have made in their firms, and the strong relationships we have built along the way.

Looking to the future, we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. With 30 years on the horizon next year, we eagerly anticipate another significant milestone in our journey. We remain committed to pushing boundaries, embracing innovative thinking, and continuing to be a trusted partner in the realm of strategic and development growth for our clients. We express our gratitude to our clients, partners, and team who have been instrumental in our success. With our eyes set on the future, we are excited to continue empowering firms to thrive and look forward to celebrating our 30th and 10th anniversaries in 2024.


theGrogroup team Alex Shacklock, Kate Hennig and Paul Richmond

theGrogroup team consultants