One of the key values of Diligence is to ensure that the new generation in the workplace have the gap bridged between education and their working life. Business Mentoring offers the ability to share skills and teach Post 16 students to be 'work savvy' - From eye contact to LinkedIn profiles and from appearance to being prepared.

It is an honour that The Leigh Academy have added an article on their website about Nicola Coppen, a Business Mentor at their Academy. Please click on link:

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Nicola Coppen founded Diligence in April 2014, with the first contract being for the provision of Infrastructure Project Management for Thames Water – an early milestone for the company and in April 2016, she decided the time was right to begin expansion for the company into a larger consultancy. In October 2016, it was announced that she was a Finalist in The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, supported by NatWest.

Diligence is a people-led consultancy, providing proven Project Managers, incorporating the need to encourage local employment and develop Project Managers of the future. As a word synonymous with Nicola’s aptitude, given to her by those she worked with, ‘Diligence’ was the obvious company name and therefore we have to consider ‘diligence’ in all we do.

Nicola’s aspiration is to provide Project Management to the various Construction and Infrastructure projects in the southeast and London, employing more Project Managers to deliver the high profile projects in our pipeline. Diligence employees will be a mix of experienced people, supported by younger trainees and apprentices (as a business mentor to a local Academy, Nicola is well placed to find our future Project Managers). Their success will be rewarded when the business becomes an Employee Owned Business in the future.