The Malta Independent 25 June 2019, Tuesday

Shireburn becomes shareholder in UP Performance Coaching

The Malta Business Weekly Thursday, 10 January 2019, 12:28 Last update: about 7 months ago

Shireburn has announced that it is investing in UP Limited, the leading business coaching and executive development company led by renowned business strategist and executive coach, Nathan Farrugia, to accelerate UP's growth locally and internationally.

Following a year during which UP has provided the Shireburn team with performance coaching, associated personnel development and management consulting services, Shireburn have partnered with UP to bring similar value to Shireburn's extensive client base and to scale its operations further.


"Shireburn has expanded rapidly over the last 18 months to a team of 65.  Nathan Farrugia and his team at UP have worked closely for the past year with our management and team leaders to boost and empower our growing workforce," said John de Giorgio, Shireburn CEO.  "We were so impressed with the impact on our teams and our business, that we have decided to invest as shareholders in UP."

Shireburn has a 35 year history of delivering technology solutions to local and international companies. Today Shireburn enjoys a dominant position in the HR sector with the Shireburn Indigo Payroll, Leave and Time & Attendance software serving over 48,000 users, within clients of all sizes and across all industries.

"UP has grown significantly over the past 4 years and now includes many of the leading businesses across a wide range of industries as its clients. Our team works within companies to boost their human performance, coaching individuals from the CEO downwards, both locally and internationally" said Nathan Farrugia, the founder and CEO of UP. "The partnership with Shireburn allows us to leverage each other's strengths and offer our services to the thousands of companies that rely on Shireburn to run their businesses. However, that is just the start; our partnership aims to support mutual growth, by merging digital innovation with education, and incorporate learning facilitated by AI to the benefit of our clients."

By bringing together Shireburn's business technology skills and UP's coaching expertise, the two companies have plans to collaborate on a number of projects that include an online training academy, virtual coaching tools and blended learning qualifications. Shireburn and UP aspire to continue to lead the local business sector through thought leadership, creativity and exceptionally talented team players.

The UP coaching team use a wide range of practical and well-researched tools and techniques to help business leaders achieve excellence. Their services include Performance Transformation and Tracking, Executive Coaching, Corporate Wellness Initiatives and Leadership Development Programmes. UP is also the representative of Vistage Worldwide, the largest executive coaching company with more than 23,000 members in 20 countries, and a history of 60 years of experience coaching the world's business leaders.

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