Niel Cope, Managing Director of Bury-based People Matters HR, was chosen to speak on the podcast run by The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, alongside 1966 World Cup champion, Sir Geoff Hurst.

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a network of the most influential figures from across the country. It champions and celebrates the hard work and achievements of Great British leaders, while mentoring and influencing the next wave of entrepreneurs.

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand just what leadership is and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today.

An expert in leadership and career development, Niel was several decades of experience in senior roles. He began People Matters HR in 2011, having previously served as Director of Human Resources for Addiction Dependency Solutions. In addition to his role at People Matters HR, Cope also serves as Managing Director of Bennett Verby Human Resources. He was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with Geoff Hurst. Host Matthew O’Neill asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date.

Niel Cope said:

“At People Matters HR, it’s our mission to transform our client’s businesses through award-winning consultancy services that increases their profits through combining outstanding innovative thinking with fantastic value. Leadership plays a huge role in this and it was an absolute honour to be chosen to offer my experience and guidance”.

Award-winning People Matters HR are one of the North West’s leading consultancies offering a fresh new approach to managing HR in the SME market. The company was founded in 2011 by Niel Cope, to provide businesses across the region with a bespoke, Director-level outsourced HR solution at a fraction of the cost, allowing customers to create strong leaders, engaged teams and a better ROI. The impressive client list includes: UAP Limited, Eventura, Rowe Hankins Ltd, Z-arts, WRPS and ASL.

Matthew O’Neill said:

‘Hosting a show like this, where you speak to genuine leaders who have been there and done it, either on a national stage or within a crucial industry sector, is an absolute honour.’

Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said, ‘I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Matthew O’Neill is able to sit down with someone who really gets how their industry works and knows how to make their organisation tick. Someone who’s there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.’

Watch/listen to the podcast on YouTube.

You can also discover more about Niel Cope.