Beyond 2030


We understand that unlocking economic potential, competitive advantage and growth, needs solutions to be based on solid market research and Labour Market Intelligence, to provide a clear perspective and invaluable insights.

Our team have crafted an intelligent approach to working with public, private and third sector leaders and decision-makers, providing a suite of business research services and LMI services that can help them to develop smart and well-informed strategies.

Our services include designing effective research techniques, developing in-depth knowledge, accurate & insightful market research, reporting & strategic insight, analysis & interpretation and practical, pragmatic solutions.

We are thought leaders in talent strategy, future trends and diversity, with specialisms in young people, women, third age, social inclusion, leadership and organisational development.

By developing innovative and bespoke solutions, framed by demand and not bureaucracy, we deliver robust research, business growth, sustainable employment, skills and training outcomes. We work to help organisations and individuals to broaden and diversify their talent and help to support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and community relations programmes and specifically to help local people get local jobs.

With 200 years of combined experience in talent and skills research, design and delivery of competency based frameworks, graduate and leadership development centres and subsequent tailored solutions,  we have worked across public, private and voluntary sector organisations including FE and higher education establishments. 

We have extensive experience of delivering throughout the talent pipeline from pre-employment, Talent Acquisition, Boutique Apprenticeships, Foundation Degree and Graduate Programmes, Leadership and Management and other bespoke talent and skills programmes to senior management and Board level support and facilitation.

We create solutions, putting the needs and ambitions of our clients at the centre of all programme development. What enables us to achieve our outstanding results is our DNA, developed by us and the bedrock of all our programmes. This innovative approach is based on sound research and is proven to realise latent potential both for the individuals and organisations we support. Our model uses proven approaches (Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Mind-set, Belief and Identity) blended to un-tap the motivation and potential of each and every individual and business we engage.

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Specialists in Employability - Our team has a long and distinguished track record of researching and producing insight and recommendations in the area of talent, skills, leadership, employability, worklessness and welfare reform.

Our business research service team is led from the top by our CEO Toni  Toni C Eastwood OBE, MBA and our VP of Research, Dr Ross Moloney  both have previously worked with Central Government as lead advisers on employability challenges including working with Graduates, Lone Parents, Women, SMEs, Military Leavers, First Generation Migrants, Young People, Ex-Offenders and Long Term Unemployed.

Toni Eastwood has contributed to the development of national and regional strategies around, Women, Enterprise and Social Inclusion and has published research on:

  • Women in STEM

  • Leadership and the Glass Ceiling

  • Social Inclusion

As well as working in Central Government, Dr. Moloney went on to serve as the CEO of a UK Sector Skills Council where he successfully led the delivery of several interventions aimed at supporting the delivery of Employability Skills and the development of Industry Leading Occupational Standards.

Dr. Moloney leads on our Research and Insight Work, for both Private and Public clients. Insight is what we do, we take it seriously, and we are real experts/specialists in research methods and methodology.

Some examples of recent (2014 – 2017)

  • York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP – Emerging Talent and Skills Needs, High Growth Sectors, SMEs and New Delivery Methods, Rural Isolation

  • Sheffield City Council - Ambition Sheffield City Region, Sheffield Working Well, Sheffield Working

  • Citizen Advice Bureau - Improving Financial Confidence

  • Yorkshire Sport Foundation and Sport England - Addressing Skill Development through Sport and Physical Activity within the Sheffield City Region

  • Logistics Job Shop - a private company working towards solving the UK’s driver shortage

  • Leeds City Region LEP – Core Skills and Flexibility – SMEs and Young People, York and Leeds City Region

  • Leeds City Region LEP – Emerging Talent and Skills Needs – SMEs, Infrastructure, Construction, Transport and Logistics, South Yorkshire, York and Leeds City Region

  • Skills for Logistics - Transition of Military worker to civilian life

Dr. Moloney has previously conducted over 100 focus groups for a variety of clients, the highest profile being his work for and on behalf of the Transport Select Committee, and primary research into skills development for the Indian Government in New Delhi.  He is a highly skilled Primary Researcher and will be the ‘Face’ of our research at all times. He will be assisted by our Research Project Lead, Gwenn Winters.

Winters has recently been working on the evaluation of Sheffield Working, during which she undertook qualitative interviews with young individuals, including Lone Parents, Care Leavers, Young Offenders, Ethnic Minorities and individuals with learning difficulties. These were developed into ‘Good News’ stories. Winters conducted analysis of the Local Labour Market, showcasing unemployment levels, particularly long term unemployment and young claimant trends.

To begin previously, Winters led on the Skills Assessment of the Sports, Creative and Cultural research conducted on behalf of SEMLEP, which involved extensive employer engagement.

Winters has also worked extensively designing and delivering some of our specialist Employability research, including working with key employers in the Yorkshire Region, along with SMEs and Young Graduates across Yorkshire. Leading to the development of the Eastwood, Moloney, Winters Employability Scale 2015.

Social Leadership

The Social Leadership Model, we have a very good understanding of this model and have indeed been delivering our own version of this in the field for over 3 years, working closely with the third sector, Barnardo’s, and through the Milestone foundation with Lord Patel of Bradford, The Metropolitan Police and the Borough of Tower Hamlets. We’ve worked with JCP/Department of Work and Pensions in Southend, Bromley, Lewisham, Leeds, Barnsley and Doncaster, local authorities in Bedfordshire and the local authorities of Doncaster and Leeds, as well as the Rank Group. We are currently working in the London Borough of Hackney with Care UK, the YMCA and The Princes Trust, to establish a new programme, whilst delivering in Bedford and Luton.

Our programmes especially work with young people, predominantly those who are Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, however many of the young people we work with are Graduates.

Our programme delivers a model of personal and social leadership, mapped to an Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) Young Leader Award. The programme is underpinned by our unique red threads around developing Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, Mindset, Belief and Identity, a culminates in the candidates delivering high impact solutions and ideas to real live issues through community, voluntary and employer projects and employers. Our results are outstanding and 20 - 30% above national average for this group where 98% of our learners successfully complete their qualification and transition to further education, apprenticeships, employment and self-employment.

Emerging talent and skills – Leeds City Region and Sheffield

Our team have successfully delivered bespoke business research services and programmes across Yorkshire, using our network of employers and experience of engaging with Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to provide a detailed understanding of their talent and skills requirements.

Upon delivering a successful commission and formal report, our team were asked to deliver a research project for the Skills Funding Agency in Sheffield. Our brief was to help and assist with community engagement with the traditionally ‘hard to reach’ audience – the Slovak, Roma Community.

Following the research stage, we were commissioned for a further project including the creation and delivery of innovative bespoke training to over 250 SME leaders and managers across the region in under 6 months, this included:

  • Large and Tier One Employers in Infrastructure, Transport, Logistics and Construction

  • SMEs Business Owners and Directors

  • Young People in Leeds City Region

Plus a Community Champion and Train the Trainer programme for Immigrants in the Roma Slovak Community in Sheffield and a tailored programme for 75 hard to engage unemployed people in South Yorkshire.


To discuss your Business requirements, and how we might be able to help you please contact our fabulous team on: 0330 223 0379 or email: [email protected] 

Why Choose Us

I wanted a better financial quality of life and to stop plodding along, parts of success can be measured by fast cars and assets! I knew a woman like Toni Eastwood wouldn’t put her name to an average programme. I found the Visionary Women’s Programme different and much better to any training programme I have previously done. I really enjoyed the peer support of the other business women in my group.

Keely McBride, Founder, Face Perfect Clinic, Leeds

I didn’t think I needed it but boy Beyond 2030 proved me wrong! The Visionary Women’s Programme created clarity and the reassurance that what I am doing is the right journey. The programme gave me the confidence I needed and showed me the importance to take every opportunity that comes.

Lisa Dryden, Owner, Erase, Goole

The programme has been really useful in giving me confidence and renewing my determination as well as gaining clarity and prioritising activities at work and at home to achieve my goals.
I have already implemented many of the changes needed to move our business forward including accelerating my original five-year plan. I feel a much stronger person for taking part in Visionary Women.

Tarnia Hudson, Director, Hudson Moody, York

I wanted to thank you for the Spearhead Training initiative you have helped us with, delivered by Pauline Stewart.

The team have really enjoyed the sessions. Each person has shown that they have absorbed the training and feel valued. From a business perspective, we now have some tangible tools to use in the business. I am confident that this will help us improve, innovate and tackle problems quickly and effectively. Do please pass on my thanks to Pauline. She really did take time out to understand our needs, and then delivered the training in a bespoke way, that exactly matched the brief.

I would definitely recommend Beyond 2030 to anyone considering training for their organisation.”

Chris Wilson

Beyond 2030 were extremely helpful in pushing me to formalise many of my existing processes, forcing me to address areas of my business that I had been ignoring and improving my personal mind-set in relation to my own business persona. The time taken away from my work to attend the course and complete the folder was indeed time well spent; I feel that it has actually improved my efficiency quite significantly.

Claire Davies, The History Girls York

I had the privilege of being invited to meet the ‘Beyond 2030’ group and to talk to the ladies about career’s with Sainsbury’s. I shared our Company Values and Vision to give some context around our business strategy. I then went on to talk more specifically around what it’s like to work for Sainsbury’s, how we want our colleagues to feel that it is a great place to work and the sorts of things we do to enable this. Finally, I outlined our recruitment process and what we are looking for in colleagues who are looking to join us. The group had a range of both personal and professional experiences, which they freely and confidently shared, and I was impressed at their candid yet professional approach to the discussions. What was particularly refreshing was their real desire to learn and develop so they could move on to the next stage of their career journey. Beyond 2030 is a great initiative and the development opportunity given through Karen and her team, as well as the mutual support they are getting from each other, should give everyone the confidence to move forward, go for a job which best suits their skill set and be the best they can be in their chosen career path.

Jennifer Marlow, Sainsbury’s, HR Business Partner

I had the pleasure of meeting a group of ladies last Tuesday who had been through the Beyond 2030 programme. I took them through how we recruit, what our process looks like and what we would be looking for as a business. These ladies are customers of Greggs, and understood really well what we are looking for. They asked some great questions about the business, some challenging ones at times, but it showed me the depth of their ability to understand that it’s more than ‘just bread and cakes’. I made the comment at the end that none of the ladies would have any difficulties with an interview, as I they all came across as keen, interested, enthusiastic and confident. They said that the programme had helped them with these areas, as they lacked confidence at the start. They recapped what they had done from the programmes, some of which are points from leadership programmes that I have seen delivered to senior managers, and they really understood how this fitted with their aim of getting a job. I was delighted to help and see this as a great programme which has really added value to the participants.

Karen Walker, Greggs Family Bakery, HR Business Partner