NorthRidge was formed in 2010 as a result of Shirley Ficken and David Smith meeting during Post-Graduate studies in Executive Coaching. Despite coming from different backgrounds – Shirley from Learning and Organisational Development within Financial Services, and David with many years working at Board Level in General Insurance – they found they shared the same goals for working in partnership with organisations to develop leaders and teams in order to enhance performance and motivation.

A trusting partnership has continued to grow, and David and Shirley are able to bring different perspectives in order to find the best solutions to meet client needs.

An extensive network of fellow professionals means that trusted Associates can be involved where any assignment requires additional resources.