Tim and Sharon Kidson are the partners in TKA. They also work with a variety of associates who can fulfil other areas such as Human Resource specialists to help you with contracts of employment and other legislative requirements; IT technicians and web designers; Inheritance Tax experts and so on.
Tim is an expert in transforming executive performance in a knowledge world. He is a business development specialist, executive coach, consultant, author and an inspirational speaker.
He works with boards that wish to change their thinking, change their behaviour and change what they do, in order to develop and sustain competitive advantage in the market place. He sometimes starts new assignments by arranging a 360-degree appraisal of the entire board, which he facilitates. He believes that in order for any organisation to be on the journey towards excellence then the directors have to be on that same journey, both individually and collectively.
Tim has strong analytical skills, an intuitive talent to get to the root of issues, especially people issues, in order to put together strategies for performance improvement.
Tim began his business career in 1972 with Horwath & Horwath UK, the international tourism and leisure consultancy. He trained as an accountant with Arthur Young McClelland Moores in London and his final appointment prior to setting up Tim Kidson & Associates (TKA) in 1985 was as Head of Finance for the International Division with H.P. Bulmer plc.
Sharon has worked as a trainer and consultant in a vast number of organisations from plc’s and local authorities to partnerships and family businesses. She specialises in enabling individuals within organisations to fulfil their own potential through developing themselves, others and the organisation as a whole. Sharon’s particular talent is in sourcing the innovation and creativity, across all aspects of the operation that helps organisations develop and sustain competitive advantage.
Sharon is able to work at all levels within organisations. She is experienced in writing and delivering development programmes, for directors and managers to shop floor workers.
Sharon has a family business background but after achieving a BA (Hons) at Leeds University was a lecturer in communication. She then worked for many years providing Business Advisory and training services for Business Link. Sharon is accredited to deliver the MBTI Personality tool and is also a trained and accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator on the panel of Talk Mediation.