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My company doubled in size as a result of working with Business Doctors
"Business Doctors have given us a new systematic approach to running our business in a way that gives us the logic and clarity"
"Business Doctors has given us great confidence in the service we provide and where we're heading"
"Martin provided excellent guidance that has enabled our business to grow and develop over the last year"
"Business Doctors helped us to think in an unconstrained way; I am sure the business will grow as a result"
"We are very pleased with Simon's coaching with an increase in profits of +300%. Would like more coaching please!"
"Simon's coaching was really good with some great ideas"
"Simon has been really great and the company is now working well with some big improvements that are down to his coaching"
"Simon 'listens' and helps me to deal with the issues. Your coaching is great!"
"Richard is a consultant who takes the time to get to know you, your business and what you want from it. He then sets about trying to help you achieve that in a very practical and pragmatic way. His advice and recommendations are very valuable and a great support and help for your business. He is also very personable and great to work with!"
"Working with Gary has enabled me to develop a new strategy for growing my business. We have identified potential new areas for increasing sales and have plans to develop new product"
"Richard is an amazing individual with great experience and knowledge. His most notable characteristics are honesty and adaptability to the client's present situation and understanding. I look forward to future encounters!"
Richard is a highly enthusiastic, commercially minded individual. He made it his personal business to fully understand the in's and out's of my business and me personally, and then through his many years experience was able to offer good, sound practical advice. I have enjoyed working with Richard and have appreciated his honesty and integrity and non judgmental ideas and advice in improving my turnover and profit margins.
"I honestly don't know how I'd have coped without the help from the Business Doctors. I have grown my business and become closer to my staff. Best business decision I ever made"
"Working with Gary has enabled me to develop a new strategy for growing my business. We have identified potential new areas for increasing sales and have plans for new product development"
"Gary has been of great assistance to us in establishing a growth strategy for our business. He is extremely insightful and seems able to quickly identify business related issues"
''Gary has helped us to develop a clear vision of where the practice is going and we now have a firm plan in place for the next twelve months"
"Tim has been very resourceful and helpful in putting a proper business structure to our company and identifying strategic areas of development"
"Working with Dave Blakey on the Growth Accelerator programme has had a hugely positive impact on my business"
"From day one I have seen substantial benefits and rewards from choosing to use Chris as my Business coach and as my 'go to person"
"Your workshop really made things clear in my head as to where I thought I could go and to now where I now know I can go with a part of my business"
"Tim has dedicated his time to mentor one of my clients. In a short time I have learned that Tim has such a detailed knowledge of business growth and strategy. What is more impressive though is that Tim can translate what can be complicated strategies into simple and straightforward language. Unfortunately these skills are lacking in so many so called professionals."
"Without the help and advice from Jeff we wouldn't be in our own premises, turnover up, employing more staff then ever before and currently recruiting a Showroom Manager."
"Jeff stimulated our business growth by advising on the key area of International trade. His vital knowledge of International markets allowed us to progress quickly, and without his support we would not be in the position we are today"
"Jeff has a professional approach and understands the challenges small businesses have to face. The help and advice he has given us is second to none."
Useful information delivered in a concise and engaging manner!
Gave a great link to a contact with regards to closing down a limited company. Dominic knows the right people!
The seminar was pitched at the right level, succinct and informative. Well done!
Dominic Bowles awarded 'Best Advice' in Clarity Creative's Creative Genius awards 2014
Martin's will go above and beyond to deliver value wherever he can, his knowledge, expertise and experience are evident in every conversation"
"Kevin has turned my business into a growing one, we're setting targets, hitting targets and in the last 2 - 3 years we have tripled in size, turnover and most important of all, profit"
"As a result of Andy's outstanding knowledge, professionalism and advice I would feel very happy recommending him, knowing that he can help and allow them to meet their true potential"
Tim has dedicated his time to mentor one of my clients. In a short time I have learned that Tim has such a detailed knowledge of business growth and strategy. What is more impressive though is that Tim can translate what can be complicated strategies into simple and straightforward language. Unfortunately these skills are lacking in so many so called professionals. Morevover, having met Tim on a number of occasions, I can honestly say he is a genuine person too. He listens carefully, asks excellent questions and acts with integrity. Whether as a coach, mentor or friend, Tim is someone I strongly recommend.
"The new ideas suggested by Chris and Martin, led to the implementation of new initiatives that have helped improve the communication and performance of the company"
"Kevin has shared his skills, particularly strategic planning, with a number of charities in Cheshire and has made a real difference to their future"
"The new ideas suggested by Martin and Chris, led to the implementation of new initiatives that have helped improve the communication and performance of the company"
"Thanks to Andy my business now has focus & a clear growth plan in place, which has already meant turnover has increased in 2015 by nearly 50%."
Steve was fantastic!
Excellent workshop very well delivered by Andy and Dominic. It really made me think about what I need to do to take my business to the next level and the changes I need to make in order to sell in the future.
"Chris has been immensely helpful to me and my company over the past 8 months"
We spent an enjoyable day with Karen to make sure we were all clear about what we wanted out of the business and where we wanted to get to before we looked at sales and marketing. She has since supported me in developing the sales and marketing plan and is now acting as a sounding board and checks in regularly to make sure we stay on track. She has given us the boost we needed and we now feel very positive that we will achieve the growth we are now planning for.
"Andy has provided us with direction, helped us realise our goals but most importantly, helped us to put systems in place to get there."
The considerable knowledge and coaching methodology of Dominic was one of the most impressive and useful things I have committed to as a business owner, his method of letting you make the right decisions is both intelligent and supportive! I would recommend anyone to take advantage of an experienced and knowledgeable eye being cast over how we operate - always a welcome and fruitful exercise.
Business Doctors Phil and Gary have been a great help in getting the business on a sturdy growth track"
No words in the English vocabulary can define how grateful I am for doing such an amazing job and believing in me. I am motivated to press on.
"Brian has helped give Colvanbridge a clear view of what our 5 year strategy should be, helped us to identify the areas for improvement within our processes and our peoples skills, as well as enabled us to work together more effectively as a senior leadership team. "
"This year,we need to raise 7.3 million pounds in voluntary income, so every donation from individuals and organisations is important to us. Working closely with the entire team, from trustees to heads of departments, Brian has really helped us to strengthen our relationship management strategy helping us develop a more service oriented culture with respect to our partners involved in the provision of care."
"Chris Simpson's facilitation skills are second to none, we would highly recommend him and look forward to working with him closely in the future"
"I really enjoyed working with Steve!"
Some very valuable points that were highlighted by the speakers. Definitely worth my while attending and gave food for thought.
Andy has worked with our business for the last few months and provided great advice and focus enabling significant progress to be made. His commercial acumen allied to his business experience has ensured our commercial model has evolved to the point where we are confident of our future success. I would strongly recommend Andy to any business looking for support in taking their business to the next level.
We have worked with Andy over the last few months and have found him to be perfect for giving us the boost we need to drive our business forward. He has understood our needs and business and has guided us in the right direction to focus on the key areas of the business to make a difference.
On the 28th October, Kettering welcomes Dominic Bowles (from Business Doctors) as our 4Sighter. His talk, entitled "Breaking Bad? No, Break Big!", is extremely entertaining and interesting (I know, as I've seen it!). He looks at the main character from the TV Series "Breaking Bad" and uses him to draw parallels to running a business. In Dominic's own words "Walter may have taken the wrong road, but in between cooking meth and burying bodies, he was a mean businessman. What can we learn from him?". It doesn't matter if you've not seen the TV show, as Dominic explains the premise. It's a fascinating and clever 4Sight. Not to be missed!
As a result of Nick's coaching, we have now effectively doubled our product offering to clients and created a wider market opportunity. There is no doubt in our mind that this will lead to increased sales and profitability over time. We would have no hesitation in recommending Nick and would happily discuss this with interested parties.
'In all his coaching and mentoring, Nick has demonstrated enthusiasm, integrity and commitment to our business. He has supported me personally as a business owner, and helped me to develop my own leadership style. I would happily commend him to other businesses who are looking for strategic support, business development advice and leadership guidance'
"With your help the growth accelerator scheme has been very successful for us. We have developed a business plan with targets for growth, established a sales and development plan and have a focused approach on how we wish to develop the company over the next few years. Your practical approach has meant that all our directors are on board and this is already beginning to impact on the companys financial situation."
"In February I signed up as a participant on the Growth Accelerator programme, working with Simon Offord as my coach. This has had a huge impact on how I run my business and the success I have had this year is in no small part down to Simons help, for which I'm very grateful"
I have attended two of Brian's workshops and learned so much about the difference between working IN and ON my business as a result. Professional presentation with lots of real life anecdotes to illustrate the points ... Lots of light-bulb moments. Highly recommended.
"Brian has coached me personally and his pragmatic approach and supportive style certainly help to make the experience a comfortable one. I would have no hesitation in recommending Brian and his services to other business leaders."
"I met Brian as part of a major talent management review. He instilled confidence in his team and his peers that by doing the right thing for clients sales and margin would be higher. In his new role I have no doubt that he will inspire similar confidence in his clients and help them to manage their businesses more successfully. Brian will listen attentively to issues and if he doesn't believe he can make a difference his integrity is such that he won't pretend he can. This makes the counsel he provides to be of very high value."
"Graham's influence and strategic vision was fundamental in developing Primat into a leading recruitment agency. Graham is a charismatic and driven leader who consistently challenges and motivates teams of individuals to deliver a valued service"
"Graham is a strong strategic thinker, able to form a vision and communicate this via clear business targets to his team. Responsive and innovative, with excellent business development skills Graham was key to the development of our Primat business".
"After nine years of trading we decided to do a strategic review of our business. We met Paul who said he could support us Paul managed to unravel the complexities of the growth plan and produced a written 'live' document that can change as we grow. He will always be there for us even in the future if we need help or advice or pointing in the right direction for anything"
Nick has guided and led me, passing suggestions, introducing the right companies who could financially support me without wanting any of my company or personal assets - this was a complete revelation to me and the results have changed my outlook on other business lenders that I had traditionally tried to work with. In a few short months I have changed my priorities, honed my skills, appreciated my own value (so can charge people to see me), developed realistic cash flow forecasts which I am meeting and exceeding and realised that I really can succeed with the support and guidance provided by Nick and Business Doctors.
Nick Hadley from Business Doctors helped us with a recent planning day, when the director and staff got together to review the previous year and plan for the next year's growth. Nick facilitated the session, and guided the team though a structured and logical thought-process. He helped us widen our horizons and really look intently at the areas we were doing well and the areas we needed to improve on. I can say without hesitation that his input was extremely useful, and that the whole team benefited in the discussions. He left the team with a sense of ownership of the things we need to achieve in the next few months. I'd wholehearted recommend Nick as a business advisor to other business who need some clarity in their planning and thinking processes.
"Graham has been an instrumental and highly professional Business Consultant when providing advice and guidance to my various business ventures as they grew. He can also roll his sleeves up and support when the going gets tough. He had a practical approach to engaging my Senior Team which combined with his ability to cover all aspects of a modern business and his amazing â€˜out of the box' thinking!" Autumn 2020
"When I first approached Chris for some help I didn't really know what to expect. I have to say that Chris takes you through your business and where there may be some weak areas. Even when your session is finished Chris checks in with you, to make sure that you are implementing the plans. A massive Thank you Chris. I would highly recommend him to everyone that needs help getting their business growing. I look forward to continuing working with Chris to take my business to another level."
"Thank you for hosting the dinner during my visit to Wales and for the very eloquent introduction that you gave me. I found our discussion very helpful in painting a picture of how SME owners see current business conditions. With all best wishes." Winter 2012
"On behalf of Cardiff City Council, I would like to thank you for the support you have given local businesses during your time with the Chamber of Commerce. Your insight and support has always been warmly welcomed and we wish you every success going forward." Summer 2015
This individual has spent the last 2 years building what could possibly be described as one of the most impressive teams I have ever seen in my career. Recognised as one of the top Regional Managers in the UK, Graham and his team had a truly brilliant year applying creativity and innovation to developing business in the competitive SME space.
Peter's passion, experience and knowledge of both the built environment and business in general are second to none. He listens, understands and consults, and does it all with a smile.
"Careers Wales Mid Glamorgan & Powys Ltd benefited significantly from Graham's extensive knowledge of business and his previous experience as a Board member during his four years as our Chairman. His ability to focus our work on the needs of stakeholders and the business community, together with his enthusiastic and supportive style helped the organisation to succeed. He led the Board during a complex and sometimes challenging merger process with energy and commitment. I was also personally grateful for Graham's support when talking through organisational issues." Summer 2012
"Contagiously enthusiastic, inspiring and to the point: with expertise and clear-sightedness Chris reveals any companiesÃ‚´Achilles tendon and clears the path to success like a bushwhacker. As a highly specialized engineering company we especially benefitted from his sales and client relationship management expertise. We will surely consult him again in the future.Å“
"At Impressions Print and Label, we spend a lot of time and effort focussing on Customer Service. Keeping the goodwill of customers, and retaining their ongoing work is critical to our business. When our local Business Doctor, Nick Hadley, mentioned that he could help us to measure our Net Promoter Score, I was intrigued. Amongst the questions asked is this key one: "On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely are you to recommend this company to your colleagues and friends?" They also asked about their satisfaction with our processes such as design, accounts and delivery. The end result was a well-researched snapshot of the levels of service we have been giving and our customers' attitudes to our business. We were thrilled to find out that our score was 60, showing us how the work that we have been putting into customer service is paying dividends. Thanks to Nick Hadley at Business Doctors, we now have some valuable insight into the areas of our business that we need to work on, plus some opportunities to add services which we currently don't offer."
We have spent time with Paul working on a strategy for the retirement of a key member of staff. During this process he has been very supportive and he has taken the time to listen carefully to our thoughts/ideas. This will mean that the solution is agreeable to us all, rather than it belong to any individual. He is great to catch up with, especially at networking, he has introduced us to some good contacts
When I met Paul my business was in a state of flux, to say the least. I was excited and busy but hadn't established a clear path to where I wanted to be. At an initial meeting Paul and I discussed this, he then gave me an overview of how he could help me and my business become more successful. The next meeting took a whole day, Paul asked me lots of questions about where I was then and where I wanted to be in the future. We talked about goals, things that were really important to me and my vision for the business. At our next meeting Paul presented me with a summary document of the initial work and it was very thorough and apparent that Paul had really understood what I wanted to achieve in my business going forward and importantly, how to go about it We had several meetings after that where he helped me implement systems that would make running my business easier. They were invaluable and they all worked. Twelve months on and I have doubled my turnover and increased profit by 50% and things are far easier to manage than they were before I met Paul. Paul often calls me to check that I am still on track with my plan and offers helpful advice and gives me tips about things I hadn't thought off. It is also a reminder to keep on looking at what I want to achieve and helps me move my business forward.
As an established business we were due a review of our medium term growth plan and wanted the process facilitated by an external consultancy so that we could remain objective and be stretched in our thinking. We had a number of business coach options, we selected Paul after an introductory meeting with him as we felt he offered us the expertise and best system to review and develop our strategy. As a result we then undertook a series of facilitated working sessions led by Paul which proved to be ideal for us. We are now working with the resulting plan and continue to stay in touch with Paul for support. We highly recommend his services.
"Just finished Breaking Big.Its a great book.I've read quite a lot of books that I would put in this bracket and I found this one to be a very positive read. Lots of ideas always come out of reading books like this and this book was as good, if not better, than most of the business books I have read to date."
"Richard is exceptionally good at what he does. He has helped me to understand my business in a whole new way. He was fantastic at listening to issues, and asking the right questions to draw out underlying problems. I'd highly recommend him."
"Richard took the time to get to know us, our business and what our future aspirations were and from there helped us develop a business plan for the next 3 years. This provided the business with some clear goals and objectives in a very pragmatic way. We also enjoyed working with Richard throughout the sessions and Richard will continue to work with us going forward."
"I would like to thank Richard Tidswell for all of the business support and mentoring that we received. He helped us secure a business loan pretty quickly and was a great mentor throughout helping us understand our business and guiding us through our cash flow forecast. We wouldn't be where we are now without him. I would highly recommend the Business Doctors to any person wanting to go into business."
"Richard Tidswell is, frankly, exceptional. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to any business owner, whether inexperienced or long in the tooth, who wants an expert eye, real mentoring and constructive accountability, to drive their business to the next level."
"When I needed to match a coach with an organisation for Growth Accelerator, it was easy to recommend Richard; he's a safe pair of hands. His own experience and empathy with clients quickly built trust so that they felt safe answering his excellent questions thus optimising progress and positive results."
"Richard was a huge help in enabling us to set up the business correctly from the outset to ensure we we would build a profitable company that was structured in a way that would be appealing to an investor. He really took the time to understand our goals and aspirations both personally and professionally providing us honest and thought provoking feedback, and even helped us with some ideas for the product itself. I would highly recommend Richard to any business from a startup through to an established PLC."
"Richard is a skilled coach that is able to take a concept to reality while making a profit. Richard is just what our company needed to get back on track. Richard is a dedicated professional to his work and to the people he is offering high quality services to. You will only be proud to have Richard on your team."
"Working with Richard on building my business has been invaluable, I thought business coaching was for executives and corporate business, not small retail like me, however working with Richard has helped me see how essential it is to work on yourself and your business and take the time out to plan future strategies for growth. The business has been standing still for a number of years blaming lack of growth on the recession, however meeting and working with Richard has completely transformed the way I think about my business, I am now excited about the future growth and am enjoying implementing new ideas and watching them grow. I can now see how to move the business forward and turn my much loved hobby to a serious business with many thanks to Richard, I am very much looking forward to our continued sessions and highly recommend him."
"Richard is always my first recommendation when my clients need support for growing their business. His insight into their current situation and vision for their future is sure-footed and practical. They never fail to tell me how useful his intervention has been."
Richard at Business Doctors has got me to focus on developing my business with proper strategic goals and defined objectives.
"My sessions with Richard have proved invaluable. His calm and reassuring manner instantly puts me at my ease and makes conversation very relaxed. He listens well and gently brings me back to my objectives when I go down a dead end or completely off-piste."
"After just one session I came away with a much clearer vision of what I wanted from my business and who I wanted to work with. I looked forward to our meetings and it was an opportunity to raise concerns with a neutral party. I feel as if I have regained control. Before I was overly busy and didn't have time to set out clear objectives. I now feel more comfortable turning work away, if appropriate, but my income is more stable than before. Richard has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, but a down-to-earth approach."
Richard is a bright, enthusiastic and strongly commercially minded individual. He combines great motivational skills with a clear focus on achieving results - and above all, he's a pleasure to work with.
Business Doctors were responsive and efficient , understood and listened to our organisations needs and delivered on time and within budget . I would happily recommend them.
I cant praise you enough for the help you gave us, absolutely superb.
Richard really helped us formulate the strategy for the business from making sure we have the right structure in place and what our mission is to identifying target markets and opportunities for growth. He made us really think about the direction we want the business to go in and how we are going to get there. Richard's help and advice has really helped us move forward with much more clarity, purpose and confidence. Thoroughly recommend.
Richard was a fantastic guy to work with. His knowledge of how to implement structure and change in to our business to help us achieve our goals was exceptional.
Without the help from Richard I would never have grown my organisation as quickly and efficiently as I have. The advice he has given remains true long after our engagement finished and I am so grateful to him.
Richard listened really well and helped clarify the purpose and direction of our business. Help with business and personal financial planning and target setting was invaluable. The meetings were structured clearly as well as being bespoke and tailored to our needs. It was a great experience and a pleasure to have worked with Richard.
It has given our management team confidence and skills to really lead the business in the way that we want it to be lead. It has united us and helped us to work together to sort out issues.
Very satisfied. The support has helped us to expand our business, grow our skills and put clear plans in place for further expansion.
The support has helped me understand a little about how to start a limited company. Richard your approach is easy calm and good to follow. I have no business knowledge and found your delivery very easy to understand and enthralling . I am also now empowered by Richard's knowledge to look into future running of my business.
My business coach, Richard has engaged in my idea and my passions from the outset, making it easy to discuss good and bad idea's with him, without prejudice. Already so early on in my business set up I feel more confident that I could ask Richard a question regarding my business and even if he cant help, he would know or have an associates that could help. Communication is excellent.
Quickly understood business goals and objectives, and set a robust plan in place to achieve these objectives. The coaching sessions were very enjoyable. I now have a clear action list in place to achieve business goals and objectives
"Richard Tidswell has been absolutely the right foil for us and has stretched our minds until they hurt! I would highly recommend him and know we will continue to benefit from what we have learned and started to put into practice. He has introduced us to skills and perspectives that we were unaware of and we are using our new knowledge and skill base to follow the action plan."
"Rich has a truly special talent - he instantly aligned with our business concept - understanding our progress to date and the vision of what we want to achieve within the next 3-5 years. Step by step we worked through the key deliverables of the programme, from strategic planning, to business modelling. All three directors of the company felt inspired, and excited at the progress made during the interactive and thought provoking workshops. Rich uncovered a number of key opportunities for the business, and by the end of the program we had a robust plan in place around how to achieve our future vision. Rich is a fantastic coach, his business experience and knowledge is evident, and it was a true pleasure to work alongside him."
"Robs seminar inspired me to look at how I can better sell my services, by looking at what makes me unique and how I can help my clients"
A big thank you to Chris for presenting the Breaking Big seminar at a steady pace and in an easy to understand context. I have come away from this seminar feeling empowered to maximize my businesses potential and highly recommend Chris at Business Doctors.
"His background alone makes him someone to turn to, let alone his knowledge of business infrastructure and the forward planning required to maintain growth. The other factor which really helped me was his extensive database of (support) companies and organisations that he freely made me aware of."
"From the beginning Rob has helped me to see through the fog...having a listening ear that understands the intricacies of business, whilst providing ideas on how to navigate them has been a weight off my shoulders. I can now clearly see and plan for the future direction of Infinitas Design"
We had no idea just how much working with Richard would improve our outlook and business. Having provided small business advice myself in the past, I understood how useful having an outside view could be, but this went well beyond expectations. Richard was part business advisor, part counselling, and part team coach. He learnt the nitty gritty of our world and our market, and really helped us pinpoint for ourselves where we wanted to be, why we weren't getting there and what to do about that. We looked forward to our meetings and to his summaries and feedback. We really developed confidence in what we did well, and with his support achieved major improvements through focus. We will continue in the same vein, and it is a testament to Richard, that we are now so in the habit of thinking strategically, he can slip quietly back and watch us sail happily off into the sunset!
"we enjoyed your seminar very much"
"With the support from Rob I now benefit from having a much clearer strategy on how to achieve the goals of Code 56, including the values that I absolutely must have in my employees as the company begins to grow."
Commenting on a Business Growth Workshop - These are great events and well worth anyone's investment in time. Dave brings a wealth of experience to these sessions and is a true benefit to the companies he mentors .
I participated in one of David's seminars and really enjoyed myself. David is an engaging presenter and the session content was thought provoking. It also contained things that can be implemented immediately.
I have known Dave for 8 years and worked directly for him for the past 6. During this time Dave has been an excellent coach and mentor to me, taking time to listen, offering support where required as well as offering balanced ideas or advice. He has a positive 'can do' attitude and has grown the skills of his direct reportees as well as increasing the financial focus and throughput of our part of the business. I would definitely recommend contacting David.
Dave and I were colleagues for over 8 years at Northgate & Capita. He is an exceptionally hard working and enthusiastic person who would be a great addition to any company. Dave has accomplished many things in our time together and has effectively led a nationwide team of engineers, and ensured we delivered an excellent service to our customers. He was also responsible for a number of initiatives around improving customer satisfaction and delivering an efficient cost effective service â€œ as well as being involved a numerous bids. I would be happy to recommend Dave for any position within his chosen field.
"John's knowledge of modern marketing methods and how technology supports today's marketing teams would be of great value to any organisation"
As well as 'people' skills, John has a tremendous knowledge of marketing, technology, customer lifecycle management, lead management, sales cycles, demand generation, best practice, the list goes on!"
"John's knowledge of demand generation and how to explain in simple terms how technology supports the process is second to none"
His knowledge of demand generation and how to explain in simple terms how technology supports the process is second to none
"I would strongly recommend John Sweeney to any B2B organisation looking to improve their demand-generation or marketing automation effectiveness. John brings a wealth of experience and expertise in this area that he combines with a collaborative and pragmatic approach to ensure that revenue growth is delivered â€œ fast."
John has an exceptional understanding of what it takes to develop and deliver high-performance B2B demand generation campaigns - as well as a comprehensive appreciation of the fast-changing world of B2B marketing. John's approach has helped an impressive list of clients to generate significantly better returns from their marketing investments. Highly recommended.
John has helped me see the Ëœbig-picture for Temple Bar Management and the challenges faced with regard to sales and marketing. He quickly identified key issues regarding future strategy and business growth. Recommendations were actionable and realistic. His ongoing support and knowledge is of great value to us.
"Sandra helped us see the potential in our business and really made us think about what we are doing and why. We changed the way we approach clients and how we advertise our services and had two new clients contact us within the week, one of whom is on our 'top 5 clients to work with' "
"When I first approached Chris for some help I didn't really know what to expect. I have to say that Chris takes you through your business and where there may be some weak areas. He explained to me what marketing is and how it works, in a way that made complete sense to me."
I honestly can say me and my mum being partners in a business was set for disaster but because of Simon we have been able to make a future plan and make not just our business a successful but still our family and we are stronger than ever. Thank you Simon for everything you have done for us, we consider you as a close friend not just our business advisor Ã°Å¸ËœËœÃ°Å¸ËœËœÃ°Å¸ËœËœ
"Thanks to Simon we have been able to make a future plan for our family business and we now stronger than ever"
"With Simons help and support, we were able to look at our organisation with 'fresh eyes' and guide it through a major transition very smoothly.Ã‚ We are now in an excellent position to face whatever the future may bring"
"Simon's clear understanding of what was required to help Ian Firth Hardware during this tricky period was central to the success of the succession project."
"Because of the hard work and dedication of Ian and Rachael, we're in a better position to spend more effort on our business and protection of our finances, rather than simply putting out fires"
"We've been exceptionally lucky to find Ian and Rachael, who have helped us to survive through a particularly tough financial time. After working with them I realise that rolling your sleeves up to get the job done has a whole new meaning"
"I just wanted to say thank you for your help. I was in need of a considerable amount of initial support in order to get a handle on my financials. I'd be lost with out Rachael and her team"
"Graham has been a tower of strength to both Jarrod and myself by providing guidance, advice and support in a structured practical way. We now have the confidence and self belief to move to a position where we can work on our business rather than constantly in it and that has allowed us to build a team that will help us achieve the ambitions and aspirations we have for our family business." October 2020
Paul and I have worked together on many projects. Although they have all related to large and complex businesses I can say that Paul's insight, coupled with his general organisational and analytical abilities would be an asset to any company. Paul is particularly strong in e-commerce techniques and practice and in digital marketing to consumers. Paul has a pleasant, easy going personality but can be very forceful when necessary. He is also diligent and meticulous and will work tirelessly to complete an individual task or a complete project. Throughout the time that I have worked with him I have always been impressed by Paul's solution-orientated approach and his ability to focus in on the essence of a business challenge.
"Your experience, guidance and empathy were key factors in making the day a success and I'm excited about implementing the proposals in the report and driving the business forward."
"Graham's sector knowledge has proved invaluable in helping build the Colleges medium term business development strategy for the Financial and Professional Services Sector. He is always full of ideas draw from his extensive knowledge and experience and is able to apply innovation and creativity to any challenge that arises. Being incredibly approachable Graham quickly gained the respect of my staff who have all found it a pleasure to work with him. If your business needs a review, Graham would certainly be the top of our list of recommendations and his track record proves that this view is well founded." Spring 2018
Vanessa was fantastic - helped my business immensely
"Graham has been working with our team since 2016 as we seek to enhance the visibility of the facilities we have for Business Owners across South Wales. The combination of seminars, workshops and events built around progressive topics have attracted many visitors from the business community. The 100 plus tenants we have on site have also found the information, advice and guidance hugely beneficial as they overcome the challenges associated with running a modern business. Graham has been able to tap into an extensive network of contacts which makes him quite unique." January 2021
Hazel, a freelance business journalist is known for her work on national newspapers including The Telegraph and The Times. She said: "Whenever I am looking for comment on small business issues, I have come to trust Business Doctors as a credible and highly responsive source. Their expertise is wide ranging and they are well practised at expressing business concepts in layman's terms"
"Highly recommended. Offers food for thought for sole traders as well as larger SMEs. Russell has helped me re-evaluate how to take my business forward"
"Working with Business Doctors, we are now starting to see results that we didn't think would be possible"
I honestly don't know how I'd have coped without the help from the Business Doctors. I have grown my business and become closer to my staff. Best business decision I ever made
¢ "Business Doctors have given us a new systematic approach to running our business in a way that gives us the logic and clarity"
"I had the pleasure of working alongside Jeff recently and immediately felt at ease. In a sector saturated with convolution, Jeff's approach is one of direct simplicity, honesty and integrity. Having developed a long-term plan for our growth, I look forward to working with Jeff, utilising his wealth of knowledge and expertise as we move forward and execute."
"My strategy report courtesy of my business advisor Chris Simpson. I can't recommended his work highly enough! #lifechanging"
I used John & the Business Doctor team for a recent team event & strategy day. Found John to be excellent. Not just with his business knowledge & experience, but also with regards to the way he structured the day and got the most out of my team. We all left with a clear identity for our business and a detailed plan going forward for the next 3 years. Very happy.
"I have known Sean for 6 years in a business capacity and from the first time I met with him, he impressed me with his honest approach and shrewd business acumen. These qualities in Sean have allowed us to build a mutually beneficial business relationship and during this time Sean's relentless integrity has assured high standards to the services he provides. I look forward to continuing to work with Sean and I have no hesitation in recommending him"
"I've known Sean Smith for over a decade and all our business dealings have been with outstanding results and extremely professional. I would highly recommend Sean for his honesty, integrity and 'can-do' attitude"
"Sean is an expert in his field. His flexibility, experience and personable approach was refreshing to work with. I have no hesitation recommending him"
"When I first ventured into business ownership in 2006 I approached Sean for assistance and expertise in the shipping arena. As what was then a micro business it would have been easy for Sean to brush us to one side in relation to the blue chip organisations he usually dealt with. Sean took the time to walk us through the processes, educate us and to be flexible when we needed help, and for this I will be eternally grateful"
I have known Sean for over 25 years. He has always been hardworking, trustworthy and professional. Over the years I have often found his opinions and thoughts to be invaluable in a business environment, but more importantly in a personal one too.
I have known Sean for 10 years - when i was working in the corporate world and as a business owner and have always found him very knowledgeable, proactive and forward thinking. Great with solutions and efficiencies. Motivational and Directional - a true asset to any team.
I have known Sean for over 10 years. I had the opportunity to work with him and always found him to be a man of high integrity, very customer focused and dogged in his determination to provide the best service he could in any given circumstance. He had a thinking ability that was certainly "out if the box" ( all the cliches coming out now! ) a huge pool of International contacts and a wide and varied experience in quite a few business arenas Working with Sean was always interesting , our business time together was short but memorable. He is a down to earth person, friendly and approachable a real gentleman. He always provided sound advice and offered a continued business support to all clients regardless of their size and financial status. Everyone received the same level of commitment in time and effort from him.
I have known Sean for over 25 years â€œ an individual of great integrity who possesses an in depth knowledge and personal experience of how businesses, both large and small, operate
Many thanks Paul for a highly informative, well-structured presentation helping businesses through a logical step-by-step approach. I found your presentation style highly professional combining excellent communication aligned to the customer.
Vanessa showed real skill in leading the change programme; she didn't attempt to do everything herself but helped stakeholders understand what was required and then provided the training and support needed to help them develop the skills and knowledge they needed to work effectively in a changing environment. She is insightful, a strong leader and able to draw on her experience and knowledge to find effective, pragmatic solutions
Vanessa was a key enabler in a number of strategic HR processes including the recruitment of members of the change team and, significantly, a new Director of Marketing and Communications, an essential strategic appointment in the re-organisation. Vanessa's understanding of the motivation required to attract the right people to these key posts has been of substantial benefit during the change process.
As Head of Change Management Vanessa proved herself to be a very knowledgeable and effective member of the senior team. She went to great lengths to ensure stakeholders were engaged with the change agenda, not only by promoting the programmes messages, but by more importantly, listening their views and concerns and ensuring that these were factored into planning and implementation. Vanessa also supported her own team and colleagues from other areas of the business through the stages of change using clear, jargon free language. Along with her knowledge and people skills, Vanessas integrity and honesty made her a highly respected colleague.
Since the commencement of our companies Business Plan in July 2017, we cannot recommend Business Doctors Ltd enough. Jeff has delivered an outstanding service going above and beyond. He has an extremely vast knowledge on all aspects of business, including introducing us to many of his connections. We look forward to working with Jeff in the future and we thank you here at Tough Water Solutions Ltd for the brilliant service you have provided us with already.
I attended one of Paddy's seminars & found a very experienced presenter who expressed core values, offering lightbulb moments throughout. I would recommend that you attend a seminar so that you can see what he can do for your business, I only wish it could have gone on a little longer!
Paddy's seminar offered great, thought provoking content, relevant to today's market. The group interaction was excellent and I would definitely recommend you to attend one of his events.
Paddy offers a warm, friendly and collaborative session for those in need of business support. He is an experienced speaker who is always willing people to share and learn together. A great experience and one I'd definitely recommend.
I found the Business Doctors presentation informative and packed with useful tips and examples of how to grow your business. I was the proud winner of one of the Business Doctors ËœBreaking Big books , which Im looking forward to reading and will form a valuable addition to the Chambers library collection
"Many thanks for the very informative and enjoyable breakfast seminar. I'm not a big fan of management consultants and business coaches but I was very impressed with the presentation and can now see where Business Doctors take a different approach in order to truly add value."
"Simon has a wealth of experience in business & charity finance and strategic development. From working with him for nearly ten years I found him to be a highly skilled finance director & business leader. Totally trustworthy, dependable & supportive. He has a refreshing way of being able to get to the heart of business & financial issues to talk about what really matters in everyday & simple language. Often with a great sense of humour. From complex business challenges through to making the most of new opportunities I'd recommend him as someone who will add lots of value and bring a strong sense of clarity."
Steve is a great leader and someone that I reported to for several roles from Business Manager to Trading Controller; a great team builder, he is collaborative and inclusive - bringing the team with him. Steve is clear and challenging in his vision and strategy but rigourous about the the day to day delivery of targets. He is a challenging and supportive leader with a great sense of humour and would always add value to any debate or work proposal. Steve has great integrity and a style that encourages honesty, openess and a diverse team that will always deliver beyond the sum of its parts. Steve has remained a solid mentor and friend and I would have no hesitation in working alongside Steve in the future.
"I first approached Sandra and Business Doctors when I was stuck in the middle of my business with it running me. To the point that I tried to postpone the meeting, but Sandra convinced me that I needed to change the way I was working. It has allowed me to find my strengths and areas to focus on to grow my business and to outsource the aspects that I should not be devoting my time and attention to. This has allowed me to look at new opportunities, and to add value to my services instead of focussing on competing on price. All in all it has helped me to turn my business around, from hating being in it to seeing opportunities for growth and expansion."
"I've been on audit and finance committees which had Simon as FD. He operates at a high level of professional/ethical standards combined with practical standards of tight financial management and thorough business understanding. And also a pleasure to work with!"
"Simon was the backbone of our Kenyan business for several years and steered it through difficult market, employment and structural issues. His integrity, work ethic and professional expertise earned him the respect and admiration of his piers, the workforce and the Group management team. (I was the Group CFO). I could not recommend Simon more strongly and any organisation would be lucky to have his involvement. I am more than happy to expand on this to anybody that needs further information."
"Simon was my Finance Director at Securicor Kenya. As a key member of the management team Simon made a valuable contribution to developing innovative and bold company strategies and business plans. He was always keen to seek imaginative solutions. In my absence, Simon deputised for me. Simon was very solution-oriented and used his strong analytical skills to reach pragmatic decisions. He is a tough negotiator but listens and responds positively to feedback. He is also an enthusiastic team member who leads by example and has a positive winning attitude. His colleagues recognised him as an achiever who will succeed even in difficult times. He always treated others with respect and sensitivity and maintained the highest level of integrity."
"I can not recommend Chris enough. I have met a number of business coaches, some better than others but Chris is in another league"Ã‚
"I've seen and heard so many business coaches exhibit themselves as the right person to take your company forward. For me, Paddy Limb is the only one who I've met that has been there, done it and worn the shirt. He hasn't just read a book, he isn't just trying to prey on the vulnerable, he actually knows what he's on about and can truly be trusted to guide you forward"
We decided to work with Paul on the back of a recommendation from a fellow agency owner. We could not be happier with not just the structured day he put together but the follow up meeting, documentation and our plan to work together moving forwards. The day itself highlighted many missed opportunities for our agency but also highlighted our strengths and what we should be focussing on moving forwards. We left with a clear plan, goals and focus for the next 3 years. It was exactly what we hoped to get out of the engagement. It goes without saying I would highly recommend Paul to anybody looking to push forwards with business strategy and growth.
"I would like to thank Business Doctors for helping me with my business. I have been pretty successful as a financial adviser and the prospects were looking good as well. However I wanted to take things in a new direction and focus on some different and potentially more profitable areas. I needed some help with that process. I spent half a day with Lawrence and a colleague as they gave me the opportunity to work on my business rather than simply in it. They helped me develop clarity as they listened to my hopes and dreams. Following that they helped me formulate a simple but comprehensive plan to take things to a new level. I can't thank them enough for reminding me why I enjoy this business so much."
"When I had my 1-1 with Lawrence, I was well impressed with the kind of services he had to offer. I decided there and then that I wanted to work with him for my business. After the first session, I was really taken aback of how knowledgeable Lawrence was and the beauty of it all is he does not advise me what to do, unlike other coaches but he works in a way that I come up with the solution to implement in my business. I have decided to work with him in my journey for success as having him by my side, I know for sure he will guide me through it all. Many thanks Lawrence Wilson from Business Doctors, I have no hesitation in recommending his services to all of my contacts and family."
"I attended one of Vanessas Business Doctor presentations on 10 steps for achieving growth and would highly recommend this to any small business starting up or wishing to expand their business. A great help, providing positive actions that I have taken away to implement immediately!"
Id like to thank you again for yesterday. It really helped clear a lot up in my mind and was extremely inspiring.
"For the past 6 months I have been working with Richard and the whole process has been a revelation. Richard really helped me to look at my business from a different point of view and clearly define my purpose. He does this using the tools at hand but it is his character and incredible perception that provide the magic. I highly recommend working with him. It has been a blast of ride! Thanks Richard!"
"David is a truly thoughtful and talented senior executive, with an ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders in high-risk situations"
"David is a great motivational leader. He has a sincere interest in people and drives their development and performance with a strong focus on empowerment and trust"
"David successfully dealt with a complex organizational transformation, to restructure and consolidate the business whilst continuing to deliver against expectations"
"David is among the very few business leaders whom I respect a lot, as he is a very visionary and people person with balanced leadership, entrepreneurial thinking and communication skills"
"David is very even tempered and highly people focused with an exceptional ability to build high performance cross cultural teams"
"David was instrumental in developing and delivering solutions for Merck Chemicals that improved business performance"
I asked David to come and see me with regards to my business, as I am passionate about what I do, but not so business minded. He was very informative, without being complicated, which I was able to understand. David kept it simple and non scary. He has a lot of knowledge about all aspects of running a business. David was very encouraging and has already helped me step out of my comfort zone and grow a little bit more as a person, which I am very grateful for. He goes the extra mile and I know he gets a lot of satisfaction, knowing he has helped others. I would highly recommend him for any business large or small who is looking at developing all aspects of their business. Thank you so much David.
With our strategic review from Business Doctors, Ulito Ltd are now able to properly plan. The strategy sits permanently on my desk helps me focus on what we need to do and measure progress. Russell was knowledgeable, experienced, professional and well prepared in his approach and worked magic in getting my disorganised thoughts into a sensible plan.
I have been working with Richard for over 12 months and have found his advice both relevant and useful in running my business. He has been instrumental in helping to form a clear business strategy for the next five years while addressing immediate concerns and opportunities that have arisen. I would recommend Richard the Business Doctor to anyone who has a company as he can bring impartiality, new ideas and valuable support when required.
"I've been running a successful design company for 10 years but have found it increasing difficult to find the time to work on the business, bring in new work and market the business. I have worked with consultants in the past but I found that they never really understood the company or the aspirations I had for it. After a searching and challenging (for me) workshop day with Lawrence, the report was delivered in a concise and professional format and created a clear vision and strategy to enable me achieve my goals. The plan has given me a new lease of life and personal motivation to turn the company around. I am now working with Lawrence to implement the strategy and break into new markets and value him as a true partner to the company."
Having met Chris Sowerby, from Business Doctors, Its easy to know why he is now part of Business Doctors. His background alone makes him someone to turn too, let alone his knowledge of business infrastructure and the forward planning required to maintain growth. The other factor which really helped me was his extensive database of companies and organisations that he freely made me aware of.
Any event that is giving you free tips on growing your business, is worth getting out of bed for! Simple to understand and easy to implement tips for all business, thanks again Chris"
"When I first approach Chris for some help I didn't really know what to expect. I have to say that Chris take's you through your business and where there may some weak areas. He explained to me what marketing is and how it works, in a way that made complete sense to me. Even when your session is finished Chris checks in with you, to make sure that you are implementing the plans. Even after that Chris offers support. A massive Thank you Chris I would highly recommend him to everyone that needs helps getting their business seen. I look forward to continuing working with Chris to take my business to another level."
"As Chair of the Wales Fraud Forum, I wanted to thank you and your colleagues from the GDPR Alliance for the very informative and engaging masterclass you presented on readiness for the General Data Protection Regulation. I have seen you present on this subject before, and you avoid the temptation to scare the audience with too much emphasis on regulation and the risk of financial penalties, instead concentrating on the benefits and opportunities of compliance. It was particularly evident that, not only did you have a good grasp of the theoretical aspects, but you were able to cover in detail many of the practical implications for organisations. Delegates went away with a sense of the overall scale of the task ahead, without feeling overwhelmed, and having a clear view of some of the concrete steps they need to take now in order to prepare their workplaces for the new regulations." Summer 2018
"Working with Richard over the last 8 months has been amazing for me, in the fact that I have had a shift within my business after 20 years. He has empowered me to see how far I have come, and help me make positive choices about my future, and I highly recommend Richard's coaching. Excellent, professional advice delivered with sincerity and optimism â€œ Thank you."
"PMG engaged with Richard from Business Doctors nearly 3 years ago to help train and guide the Senior Management Team in meeting company initiatives and goals that Richard helped to develop. Richard is a very knowledgeable business consultant with a great depth of experiences across various different business aspects, from company values to recruitment and financial understanding. He has been key in developing a financial business model for the company spanning the next 5 years and has helped us implement budgets across the business. The business has doubled its turnover in the last 3 years and I can honestly say that Richard has played a big part in guiding us towards the financial milestones that we set when we first engaged with him. We recently recruited a Sales Manager to help with the further growth targets and Richard was a great help in getting the right person to fit our business. I look forward to working with Richard over the coming years and value his training and support highly. I would recommend Richard's training and coaching talents to other like-minded companies that need some help in achieving further growth and development."
"Our health and safety business has experienced a large growth spurt in the last 12 months and as such we have spent most of our time working in our business rather than on it. We decided to find a business coach to help put us back on track. From our first meeting with Rob we knew we had the right person to take stock of the present and to plan for the future. We had a one-day strategy session at our offices, this really helped us focus on our goals and our future plans. This session was then translated into some plans that have become integral to our business planning moving forward, with many avenues of business to explore we now use the plan to help guide our decision making process. We would highly recommend Rob Beale to anyone looking to develop a strategy and get some clear direction for their business."
Great GDPR workshop, well worth the invest in time to clarify lots of things and focus attention into the right places
Great practical and useful workshop on GDPR from Business Doctors. Highly recommended!
"With the support from Rob I now benefit from having a much clearer strategy on ho to achieve the goals of Code 56, including the values that I absolutely must have in my employees as the company begins to grow."
I met up with Vanessa and she is fabulous. I have come away inspired - really liked her and this meeting was very useful. She's very credible and tells great stories.
I found this GDPR workshop extremely useful and practically presented explaining exactly what is going to happen on the 25th May and how it will affect our businesses in a simple but constructive way. It has definitely given me something to think about, saved me a huge amount of research and supplied useful tips on how to start implementing systems in our workplace.
GDPR has been at the back of my mind and worrying me for a few months now. I had read so many things and listened to a couple of webinars and I was still none the wiser. However, following attendance of the workshop, I was able to understand it so much better and having that clarity means the work that needs to be done is so much more straight forward. Steve explained everything at a level I could understand and I was able to relate it to the industry I work in even though the attendees on the day were from a diverse range of businesses.I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone experiencing GDPR fog. Attendance will make the whole things so much clearer."
Whilst I have been to a number of GDPR updates and workshops, I found Steves session clear, informative and easy going, yet professional. We are already well underway with our GDPR process, but the holistic approach was really useful as it wasnt industry specific. This helped to confirm some things and also opened my eyes to other areas that we hadnt yet considered. Even if you have already made provision and progress towards compliance with GDPR, this session is still a must."
A very informative GDPR seminar with Business Doctor Lakes and Dales this morning. It was great. Thanks again.
Cheers Steve, actually a very enjoyable session - good work.
"What a great seminar session, thank you David. It was so good to be reminded of key business principles and to learn new insights that will take me to the next step and help make my business the success Id like it to be. You made each step simple and easy to understand and gave me lots to think about. I am so pleased I attended your seminar. I hope to work with you in the future and wouldnt hesitate to recommend you to businesses that need help taking their business to the next level or getting it back on track."
"Not only is Paul knowledgeable on GDPR he also sheds light on managing SMEs in a clear, calming professional manner. If you haven't seen Paul in action, "get on the pitch" with him and reach your goals."
"Excellent delivery. Well worked event. Great information!"
"Very informative and a great reminder of what I should be doing. Its all too easy to waste time on areas that don't require your fullest attention"
"Very good overall view of how to grow a successful business"
"Insightful, introspective, challenging, cathartic, affirmative"
"Very clear and concise. Inspiring with simple clear strategies."
"Structured and interesting. The open forum insured for balanced feedback from the audience. This will form part of our business meeting next week"
"Having attended on Tuesday, I can highly recommend this GDPR workshop thanks to Graham and colleagues."
"Great GDPR workshop, well worth the invest in time to clarify lots of things and focus attention into the right places."
"Great practical and useful workshop on GDPR from Graham at Business Doctors. Highly recommended!"
After searching the internet for information about what was required by small businesses for the GDPR, we felt quite overwhelmed by the requirements. It was a great relief to find a workshop that would explain the new law and requirements with practical help. We felt that the the workshop was presented with an obvious in depth knowledge of the subject. It was run at the correct pace and pitched at the correct level for our needs and ability which put us at our ease. We were provided with information to allay our initial worries about GDPR. Thank goodness we found out about your workshop. We would highly recommend it. Thank you for all your help and guidance. Kind regards Robert and Elizabeth Moore.
Lawrence is a pleasant and personable business professional who I recently had a couple of business development sessions with. I found the meetings very helpful. He got me to think differently about my role in my business and my plans for the future. He had a structured approach but also listened well and adjusted his questions to suit my company. It made me address some fundamental mental blocks I had when it came to business development and growth.
The Ëœfreedom seminar delivered by Jason at Business Doctors provided the perfect opportunity to step out of the business for a few hours and think long term. Jason unpacked the more technical approaches to valuing a business and explained the key elements of a business sale in simple terms that everyone could understand. The exercises were thought provoking and helped identify achievable actions to start implementing now. I would recommend anyone with their own business attends one of Jasons seminars. From start-up to mature businesses, Jason made it very clear that your business exit should be an integral part of how you approach your business every day. Richard Hopkins MSc DipPFS Financial Professional | Waymarker Financial
This workshop gave me new ways to look at my business, which is helping me make informed decisions.
I have been a participant in Seminars which Jason has delivered to SMEs coaching businesses on key points and Tips on improving their business. As the FSB Branch Lead I am invited weekly to attend meetings and Seminars concerning entrepreneurs and SMEs. Quite frequently, Jason French is the invited Guest Speaker. Jason is very gifted as a business coach, his delivery is such that you always leave having been motivated and learn some pearls of wisdom! Jason will no doubt inspire and increase the visibility of any activity by entrepreneurs. Jason is very much an entrepreneur, coming up with innovative ways he can open doors within the business community. If Start ups were to follow the logical advice provided by Jason, there would be more sustainable and increased out-comes.
I recently had the pleasure of attending your seminar at Hereford, thank you ,Frankly I thought it was excellent and exceeded my expectation. I have more than thirty years of corporate experience and in that time have experienced first hand the whole range of good bad and indifferent training. Your event was clearly well thought through and the material well developed. The welcome session with refreshments allowed everyone to get comfortable in each others company . The seminar room well laid out ,comfortable and all the materials set out in advance. The presentation itself clearly professional, produced to a high standard that you might expect from the Business Doctor brand The content relevant and broken into easily understood segments that allowed people of all experience and skill levels to access the key points while never seeming trivial. Continually building to a bigger and more complex overall set of ideas and messages . A very well structured learning experience. Your style , relaxed and friendly a smooth confident delivery, maintaining a good pace but ensuring every delegate could keep up . Allowing room for questions and comments but not allowing the meeting to lose track. Keeping the primary objective in sight at all times . Every delegate was in a different part of their personal business development. From start up to experienced SME looking for new ways to grow . Everyone I spoke to was sure their time had been well spent . You managed to balance the seminar with skill and judgement. Jason you delivered everything I might have hoped for and more ,I am certain all your future clients will benefit from your education, experience and personal attributes. But most of all your ability to sense the level at which each individual responds scaling up and down with ease .
We are family run business that has been trading for over 30 years but I felt it was time to get some outside help to drive us forward. Lawrence gave me the confidence from the outset that he was the right person for the job. I find my sessions with him invaluable. His manner is personable and he instantly puts me at ease. I am impressed with his understanding of the business environment in which I operate. He listens well and took the time to get to know my business and what I wanted from it. He was able use his experience and knowledge to help me implement a very pragmatic plan and guide my business in the right direction. I look forward to continuing to work on my business, knowing that Lawrence will hold me to account and gently bring me back to my strategic objectives, whenever I get bogged down and distracted by day to day concerns.
Lawrence covered a lot of good material focused on growing a valuable and sellable business. Two points that particularly resonated with me were the impact of recurring revenue & predictability of profit on the value of the company you are building and the need to structure the human resources of the business, so eventually it can operate without the founder(s). His advice lead to me reconsidering the business model I was taking to market and making adjustments required to create recurring revenue.
Ian and I had an excellent day in Bromley with Lawrence. He firstly gained detailed knowledge of our business, of our business and personal goals, then after analysing our situation he recommended a 'laser focus' on one particular activity that will enable us to progress to a higher plane. We have begun implementing his 'laser focus' and have hired staff to help us. We are confident that Lawrence's approach will be successful for us. He also happens to be a very nice, intelligent guy !
We were feeling frustrated about our growth and uncertain about the future and we knew that something had to change so we approached Business Doctors. Jason undertook a strategic review with us and guided us to develop our own plan in order to clarify our ultimate aims and vision for the company. With another meeting, we then started to create a practical plan to achieve this. With Jason's straight talking common sense questions and guidance, this was easy. Jason then ran an employee engagement session which presented the strategy to our workforce and gave them the chance to contribute. This has given them a sense of ownership of the companys future and has instilled a real sense of excitement and energy in our workforce. Having a clear plan has really helped us to focus our efforts and has given us a new feeling of direction and confidence within our own business. Jason is now supporting us in our expansion plans and helping us to stay on track ensuring that we continue to work on the business and maintain momentum for future growth. Thank you Jason French at Business Doctors.
Steve has just run through the 'Value Builder' with us and given us some massively constructive homework to do that will really help our business. Even if you have just an initial chat or meeting, it'll be worth it.
I have been working with Steve for a number of months now. In my capacity as leader of a startup business within an established PLC, Steves counsel has proved a great asset to me, both personally and professionally. He brings clarity to business situations, offering accurate and insightful analysis and pragmatic advice that has helped me to drive the business forward. His experience, particular in the commercial arena, makes this all the more valuable. Throughout, he has approached all of this with a warmth and humanity that makes what could be uncomfortable truths palatable. He is a pleasure to work with.
"Thank you for the work [Strategic Planning Day] so far; it's been really useful and provided me with clarity"
"When you are running a business, it is easy to get caught up in day to day operations and lose objectivity about the timescales of growth plans. We had been growing steadily over the last 5 years but reached a pinch point where we needed to make some changes to our structure and operations. It was imperative to me, that growth didnt come at the expense of losing who we are as a company and our strong company culture. Steve was able to identify operational and financial opportunities which we could harness to achieve growth, whilst still embracing our values and even using them as a positives towards our growth plans. He helped us to develop a clear focus for the direction of the company and an accessible path to achieve it."
Sometimes, just having the opportunity to vocalise my thoughts in front of a coach as a 'sounding board' was enough to help me determine the best course of action.
"I thought your planning structure was very concise. As you know I'm doing a Cranfield Business Growth Programme course and your plan cuts through a number of processes we covered focussing on the most important steps. I'm glad I had the opportunity to see your presentation."
Following a series of one-to-one meetings with David I have achieved exactly what my business needed: a clear and strategic 5-year business plan framework. After a year going solo I knew I needed to work smarter, not harder, and looked for some wholistic business advice. David brought a depth and breadth of experience to the table, and delivered it in manner bespoke to my business needs. Crucially he offered fresh, creative and objective ideas to enable us to craft my business plan. I now have a clear vision for my business, a thorough understanding of myself within the business, its dynamics and potential for growth. Thanks to Davids focus and dedicated approach in taking me through the ËœTen Steps to Successful Business Growth I now have the self-reliance and confidence to take the framework forward in a structured and targeted approach to fulfill my vision. Thank you David for all your input â€œ Im excited for the future!
Jason first came into the business at a time when the company had experienced recent significant growth, whilst at the same time key personnel had left the business. The leadership team were extremely stretched and had lost focus. Though the business was succeeding and having rapid commercial growth we needed focus and to find a clear path and to channel our energies into positive action. With Jason's guidance we were able to start to do that. We continue to follow and refer to his advice and some of the quick wins and longer term goals identified in business doctors sessions have been invaluable. Jason has always been extremely helpful, even outside of the sessions, offering guidance at the end of the phone. He learnt about our business with genuine interest and the business doctors experience has helped break down barriers and create a platform from which to improve various parts of the business. I would have no hesitation in working with Jason again or recommending him and business doctors.
I have had the pleasure of working with David with respect to my professional development. As a Business Coach and Mentor, he consistently made time to provide detailed review and feedback, supporting the preparation for the next stages of my career. He encompasses both a comprehensive knowledge of the international business market and an understanding of what is required to effectively manage change and overcome challenges. He is perceptive, motivated to empower and support the personal growth of those working with and around him. David has been an integral part of my success and I look forward to progressing further through his guidance.
"The Strategy plan process will get you 'all you deserve from your business'. On-time Windows implemented many of the recommendations and are ahead of schedule for most of the goals set. The 2 year plan to achieve Ã‚£1,000,000.00 turnover is very close to being realised. We still have room for improvement. When you're in business it's important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do. That's what 'the Business Doctor' brings to the game. Whether as a goalkeeper or a striker I'm glad this coach is on my pitch'
I had a fantastic time working with Business Doctor, Jason French. He has allowed me to step back and look at my business and be more clear about where I want to take it and how to get it there. It has made a huge difference to me and I believe will do exactly the same for you too. Maxine Smith, Body Awareness Therapies
I can thoroughly recommend Jason. I wasn't sure if he was going to be much help, but I knew I needed help and direction with my business, so decided to give him a go. Jason meticulously went through my business, asking questions I should have asked myself. He explained strategy in a way I could understand, and gave clarity and direction to my business. The way forward seems much clearer and he doesn't stop being there for the business even when your contract has ended. I look forward to picking his brains again. Jason Bishop MD of MAGRAK Ltd
We asked Oreste to deliver a digital marketing strategy in order to assess a potential entry into the UK market of our home decor and gift platform. Oreste assessed the home decor and gift market, the competition, entry barriers and costs associated with the launch. The outcome has been a detailed launch plan with recommendations about critical success factors. We are happy that we contracted him for this project and we strongly recommend him. Jochen Kraus, Wirliebendeko
With Oreste we have achieved GDPR compliance. His checklist and traffic lights report highlighted our gaps in dealing with Data Privacy so we could understand what action we needed to take to be compliant Rashmina Kakkar, Citycom
I had the pleasure of Oreste's support on a transformational project focused on generating incremental revenues and higher ROI through innovative outdoor design gallery concepts for a luxury hotel. I am impressed by Oreste's ability to listen and understand the critical issues of my industry, and help us create incremental value for our hotel's associates in the bar and restaurant, meetings and conventions, and spa. I would not hesitate to recommend Oreste for any project concerning business development and value creation. Nicolas Dubois, Hotels & Preferences, Paris
We needed help to understand how to continue as a national distributor of optical products and take a new direction. As the opportunity to become the UK subsidiary of an important industry leader materialised, Oreste offered us guidance to get the clarity we needed to make a life changing decision. He listened carefully and carried out a thorough industry analysis so we could create a new strategy for the existing wholesale business, and open the UK subsidiary at the same time. I would not hesitate to recommend Oreste for his genuine passion to help, his engagement and his ability to make things happen. Harvey Dhadwar, Managing Director, Zuma Eyewear
The seminar was insightful and thought provoking. It gave me a lot of clarity and direction on what I should be focussing on in our business, and has really made me think about our future vision. Overall an inspiring yet practical talk.
We are an aparthotel brand growing quickly. I was put in touch with Lawrence, and his colleague by my Bank Manager. I needed a comprehensive business plan to present to the bank to support our next phase of expansion. After the initial meeting, I felt sure they possessed the skills sets, knowledge and importantly understanding of my objectives to help me. Lawrence took the time to get to know us, our business and what we wanted from it. He helped us to reflect on our vision for the next 5 years, financial aspirations with detailed forecasts and differentiation in the marketplace. We plotted out what the business will need to look like in terms of its structure and operational capacity to support the growth strategy. Overall I am really happy with the end result and with Lawrence's professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend Lawrence to anyone looking for help with their next phase of growth. Rishi Bansal, CEO Westciti
Since engaging Business Doctors I feel much more positive about the future of the business. If you feel you are working in the business, not on the business and can't see the wood for the trees, it's very worthwhile having a chat with Lawrence. Typically, I am in my room treating patients all day and it is very difficult to see the bigger picture of how the business should be developing. Lawrence has helped us with our motivation and set realistic but achievable targets to help us grow, he also comes in every month to help keep us on track. Lawrence is always very willing to listen and adapt he does not try to push us into doing things we don't want to do, and at the same time he has some very positive ideas about how to grow the business. Andreas Jochim DO MSc, Clinical Director
Lawrence has worked in partnership with Bromley Council recently hosting business events. The Business Doctors events are always popular and we have received some really positive feedback relating to the topics and the organisation of these events. Lawrence is a pleasure to work with and his professional approach always ensures the events run smoothly with real benefit to the businesses of Bromley. Lorraine McQuillan Town Centres & BID Development Manager
Having attended a number of Alan's sessions I have to say they are very worth while and thought provoking. They make you really look deeper at your business and how to move forward with it. I can't wait to work together again in 2020
Meeting John Pomeroy at a Cornish Partnerships meeting in Hayle was hugely serendipitous and revolutionary for us at Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT). A multi award winning marine conservation charity, CSGRT had become a victim of its own success. Funding for rapid expansion was desperately needed to create capacity to collate records from 350 volunteers, alongside delivering a diverse range of events and inputting research into public consultations for statutory agencies. In addition to a lack of funding, CSGRT needed guidance to crystallise and deliver our vision for seals and people, as well as a systematic plan for its delivery. Listening to John gave us hope and strategy and after a short initial conversation, John offered to meet me for free consultation. We haven't looked back. His open, friendly and interested approach, excellent listening skills and genuine desire to meaningfully help us was clear from the outset. John has given us direction, clarity, defined roles and a working business plan allowing us to successfully smash our 2019 funding targets. He brings out the best in us and helps us to discover solutions we didn't know we knew! That is his skill, channelling and harnessing our expertise through his business filters to create a clear and effective way forward. We now have four 3.4 paid rangers and John (who we have also funded) and have a bright and optimistic view of the charity's future, enabling us to help seals more effectively forever! John is a superb business mentor with whom it is a pleasure and honour to work. We cannot recommend him highly enough.
It was an absolute pleasure to hear John Pomeroy of Business Doctors talk at the Piran Business Group today. If like me, you are in the throes of planning for 2020 then you will find his Business Planning Workshop indispensable to help you refocus on operational and financial aspects of your business. I cannot recommend John Pomeroy enough for his clarity and thought and ability to articulate how to answer those difficult business questions we are all too keen to brush under the carpet. Thank you, John. Amazing use of 2 hours.
I'm just celebrating my first year of having been self-employed and wanted to say thank you so much to John for helping me out with the business strategy. I've gone from two memory cafes to 15 with another 15-potential waiting in the wings. I'm also targeting day centres, charities, community groups, anywhere where they have guests and venue already organised. The laughter cafÃ© idea is on hold until I gain a mass following(!) My sessions are increasing, and my bank balance is looking healthier. Still scary, still a long way to go, but feel I'm on the right track, thanks to you. Thank you so much for your support. www.happy-go.co.uk
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support during the â€œDon't Panicâ€¦.Plan Itâ€ Workshops provided by Business Doctors and RTC North. The chance to participate in the course has really been a game changer for me during these unprecedented times and has given me a chance to create opportunity from crisis. Instead of working from home and worrying about the future of my business, I have taken a step back and looked for the silver lining; and with your help and support I have found it. Your input has been collaborative and thought-provoking, making myself and the other directors take a long hard look at not only our daily business operations and strategies but also our aspirations and visionary goals for the next 3 years. You have helped me gain access to comprehensive cashflow and business planning support, provided 1-1 follow up support sessions and helped me manage issues facing the business now and what might arise in the future. It has given me the opportunity to re-focus and re-evaluate the business and the plans we have in place for growth, and more importantly it has re-energized myself and the other directors to drive the business forward and reach our full potential; and for that I am truly grateful. I would certainly encourage any business owners, directors or managers to engage with Business Doctors, it's not always easy, but it is certainly worth it.
I have really enjoyed working with Steve, his energy and approach helped me get a new passion for my business and more importantly, define a vision and plan for my business. He has provided me with the tools, confidence and motivation to get my business to grow again - my whole team are feeling this energy. I would happily recommend Steve to any business owner who is trying to work out how to take their business forward
Shane - you are so amazing! Thank you so much for this and for thinking about what I needed! It was great to chat with you last week. I had a complete melt down on Friday and have now picked myself up and am back on track. Your thoughts have been really helpful and I am heading to a meeting with the trustees tomorrow armed with my plan of action.
I would like to say a very big thank you for all your help and support over the past 12 months. When I started on my journey with you, I only knew that I needed help with my long-term strategic plan for the business, but our journey has become so much more. You have been my sounding board for ideas whether they be good or terrible (hopefully more good ones), you were at the end of the phone when I had major staffing issues and helped me see that the decisions I was making were the right ones for me and the business. Our journey is not yet complete, but I can't wait to see what the ending looks like with your help.
In January this year I had a chat with John at a networking meeting. We started talking about where my business was going as I was super busy, what I wanted to achieve long term as well as short term. Well, that chat moved onto a discovery meeting and realised I needed support in providing a detailed business plan as it became apparent. I was stuck. Business was great! We were going from strength to strength with many amazing clients, but it was not exactly how I wanted my life to be with my business. I was working 12 hour plus days, and weekends. This was not in my plan and I needed some help! So, we sat down, and I had to answer some questions honestly. Some more difficult when looking at yourself as well as your own business, to find out what I needed as a business owner. We worked through the process of what I wanted CTCC Solutions to grow into, really getting into the details of everything. We started on the growth plan, employed staff, gained clients. Amazing to have the focus, clarity and a plan to move CTCC forward. We were so excited. Then Covid19 hit and everything changed, everything! And for so many people. John was such a reassuring factor during this time. Providing an emergency review to see how this will affect the business and our lives. Having meetings over zoom, and then deciding to continue with the original plan (slightly tweaked). Taking on a member of staff and growing, even in these challenging times. I felt and feel reassured that we can do this because of the advice and reassurance that John has given us. John has been a coach, mentor, business advisor and we are so proud to be working with him. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Have that chat and a cuppa - it's so worth it!
During the last few months, Jason has been fundamental to the development of family-run Shooting Reels. Enabling unbiased, educational discussions he has structured a programme for our goals as individuals and those for the company. This includes the processes, culture and products we sell; really getting to the nooks and crannies of Shooting Reels. Our outlook on how we do and plan to do things, as a team is more aligned and focused on achievable targets for the next 3-6 months. Giving us confidence to aim to achieve our goals for the next 1-3 years. We have built a solid business plan with a realistic cash flow forecast (something we have not had in detail for several years). The investment in working with Jason has definitely saved us money as a result. Where we had identified areas of weakness, as a small team we have benefited by efficiently implementing new systems adding value and structure to the business. We understand the actions we need to take as a business, removing the â€˜drift direction' We really feel that Jason has invested himself as part of our business, providing a huge amount of value. We will continue to work with Jason as a checker to our business for growth, as we continuously adapt to the demands of our market.
I had the pleasure of working with Jason at a time when my business had plateaued and I was desperately in need of fresh insight; Jason certainly gave me that! He has the natural ability to draw out ones strengths and weaknesses and to put a strategy and plan in place to develop and improve both the personal and business aspects. Whilst I had worked on my Core Values, Core Purpose and Visionary Goals in the past, Jason's powerful questioning took each to a new level. I now have a clear vision in place for the next five years which is beautifully documented so I can refer back to it time and time again to maintain my focus, clarity and vision. Each time I meet or work with Jason there are always valuable insights and learning's to be had. Jason always over delivers and he lives what he teaches which is why it is always such a rewarding experience. I have no hesitation in recommending Jason and I fully intend to work with him more in the future.
"David's even-tempered demeanour, combined with his collaborative and engaging leadership style helped what was an uncertain environment. He always will make time for you and is the type of leader and person you would run through walls for"
I met Shane at a virtual networking event and found him to be very knowledgeable, approachable and engaging, following on from this we spoke again and decided to put our heads together to look for synergies and opportunities where we could come together to support local SMEs collaboratively. We asked Shane if he would work with the AGRI Project on a joint virtual seminar / workshop that would give SMEs in the region an insight into consumer behaviour, understanding your customers needs and how innovation can be implemented. Shane was really easy to work with and we felt that by working together we could offer the businesses attending the event more value. Shane is credible, knowledgeable and very genuine, I would not hesitate to work with him again and would be more than happy to refer any of our companies over to him for additional support.
In early 2019 we retained Shane to help us with the integration of a new company that we had recently acquired. Shane was able to quickly dive into the operations, systems and financials to offer some much needed insight. His ability to work with the new team to win over hearts and minds and establish strong ties and links with key members of each operation helped to expedite the migration process. At the same time, we were also integrating a new IT platform to improve the customer service offering which Shane was able to spearhead to ensure the vendors delivering the system completed on time with all key elements fully functioning. I would highly recommend Shane to any organisation of any size looking to make substantial improvements or gains in their business.
Having attended one of Shane's online Regeneration Workshop it gave me the opportunity to realise where I was at and what I had to do in order to kick start both myself and my business after such a weird experience with Pandemic. He was clear with his advice and helped us to understand what has been happening in the world around us under Lockdown. I found Shane approachable and confident that he understood my business and it's needs at the given moment. I would recommend Shane Stark with the advice he has to give and the experience he has within the business world to anyone that needs to give their business a boost.
"David brought great expertise and experience to the table ensuring effective corporate governance, compliance, risk management and internal controls"
David has elevated our company strategy to the next level. With his practical and professional approach, we were able to finalize the Strategy 2.0 for FocusFirst. If you need a senior Leader, Business Coach or Mentor with proven international expertise to help with strategic business planning, then go for David. I can fully recommend him!
It was a really useful session and helped me have some more clarity as to the tasks I need to do as a matter of importance. I was reassured in lots of ways that I am on the right track at least and it was good to hear other businesses were similar. It can be overwhelming in lots of ways exploring what to do for the best in preparation for mobilising the business again. Dot Smith, Recovery Connections
The workshop was very thought provoking, it allowed me to get out of the weeds within the business during this time and start to think about a strategy for moving forward - it also helped by providing the tools to do so. Andrew Douthwaite, Virtual Armour
As a business owner operating in uncertain and worrying times such as these, I found the workshop with Simon incredibly reassuring and valuable. We have gained clarity on where we are as a business and how to move forward. I would highly recommend the workshop to any business owner in need of a morale boost! Laura Phoenix, Mutiny Zero Waste
Simon is a very thoughtful and encouraging business mentor who used this session to share lots of ideas and techniques for managing the various business pressures and challenges that we are facing throughout the Covid pandemic. It was very useful to take time out to concentrate on our own business and collect our thoughts about what is needed in the coming weeks and months. Simon is really good at encouraging people to participate and share their own thoughts and experiences if they wish to do so. It was helpful and reassuring for the businesses who attended that they are not alone in their struggles and challenges and that other businesses of all shapes and sizes can also learn a lot from this type of workshop. I would encourage any business managers/owners to attend this workshop and the follow-up sessions and resources that are being made available. Joanne Cotton, Ambrose & Co. Accounting Solutions.
We engaged Simon to help us create a strategy to grow our business. Initially this involved a questionnaire to get some key facts before a full face-to-face session for a day where we explored our ethos, the future plans of the directors as individuals, aims for the business, our finances, service offering - pretty much everything. The result is an ambitious plan to grow the business over the medium term in terms of turnover and profitability. This has key indicators and tasks to complete and provides us with a working document highlighting where we are and what we need to do. As a result we have made many changes including company ownership, have moved to better and more prestigious premises and increased staff numbers. We have a clear strategy on where we want to be 5 years from now and a plan to achieve that. We're excited about what we are doing and our potential. Thank you, Simon. Ian Elcoate, Tad Web Solutions Ltd
I write this on behalf of myself and my wife as a sign of appreciation for all the support from the very first time we met to discuss about our interest in establishing a healthcare recruitment agency. It was such a pleasure and blessing working with Simon. He listened attentively to our ideas and supported us to make our dream, TrinityPlus Healthcare Services Ltd a reality. Simon has a very patient personality, very understanding, supportive, knowledgeable, hardworking and experienced in helping new businesses and existing ones grow. He is always ready and available to be consulted and responds to our requests businesswise within the shortest possible time. His way of motivation works magic. We will always recommend Simon Grant and his company to new businesses and existing ones who really want to grow and exceed expectations. We couldn't have done it without his expert knowledge and support. Thanks very much once again, Simon Grant and Business Doctors. Jerry Quarcoo, Managing Director, TrinityPlus Healthcare Services Ltd
We first engaged the services of Simon through the Business Doctors network in March 2019. At that point our business had a high turnover but low profit. Simon worked with us to examine the costs and identify where value for money was good and where unnecessary spending was happening. With his assistance we restructured the core of the business to develop more profitable ways of trading. He introduced us to professional contacts that put our business in a stronger, healthier place when the double whammy of the CV10 pandemic and Brexit affected how every business operates. Throughout the process Simon worked with us with sensitivity, empathy and excellent communication, taking time to understand our strengths and values. He has made our business better and has made us better directors Joyce Sutcliffe-Dawson, MSG Bike Gear Ltd
I met Simon through Business Doctors, initially in an advisory capacity, to support business growth and he is now one of the company's Non-Executive Directors. Simon offers us invaluable advice and mentorship, supporting many key areas of our business, including finance, company structure and strategy. Upon joining the company his main focus was to support us with prioritising areas of growth for our SME and help us to develop a coherent business plan which has proven to be vital in recent months, allowing us to work through the many challenges posed by COVID. He's an invaluable member of the team, easy to work with and highly respected. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Simon to any company looking to improve their business. Katy Parkinson, Founder Director, Sound Training for Reading Ltd
We commissioned Simon to help us with our strategy plans in 2020, and he provided support via a workshop, follow-up reviews and some coaching. His approach is built on a well-established process which covers key elements of strategy from aligning aims and objectives of key individuals in the business and establishing shared values, to defining what differentiates us, which are the key markets we will focus on and how to make a profit! The strategy process itself is enjoyable and a great way to kick start productive conversations in the business. The output was a succinct overview and a dynamic, 1 page plan of action. Simon has a wealth of experience to provide helpful insights, asks thought-provoking questions, and was (and continues to be) a very reliable and valuable partner in our business development journey. Iain Forrest, Managing Director, Forrest Digital Ltd
"We couldn't hold Matt and Business Doctors in higher regard. We would confidently and willingly recommend their services to any business owner"
"Your work on the project was fantastic, as we expected, and specific advice and guidance well received by so many participants. The training workshops you developed and ran clearly helped the many businesses that attended." February 2021
â€œWorking with Lawrence and Oreste over lockdown was a beneficial experience. We engaged with them over a series of 7 online sessions, which enabled us to step back and reflect on our business and personal priorities. We have run a successful consultancy for 20 years, and the sessions gave insight on how we could develop our business to the next level. The outcome was a strategic plan and an implementation plan, with a roadmap. I would not hesitate to recommend Lawrence, Oreste at Business Doctors if you are looking to grow and requiring external expertiseâ€
"As a fast pace financial services company we understand that from time to time, it is important to stop and reflect. We engaged Matt Preece from the Business Doctors who came and undertook a no obligation diagnostics on our business to see what was going well and what was not going so well. What struck us most with Matt was how approachable he was and how sincere he was, he was not interested in papering a crack with a ban aid, he really wanted to get on the pitch and coach. Matt has helped us from things such as recruitment to staff engagement to one-to-one staff coaching on standards and behaviours. Matt has a number of tools in his bag to do the job and is fantastic when it comes to analysing what tool is the right tool for each job. Matt is very forward thinking with his questions to really understand how he can help the business and add true value. Whilst I was always sceptical about business coaches, Matt put those concerns to bed with his genuine and customer centric approach, whilst putting our business at the heart of everything he does."
"During the last seven months myself and Samantha have had the pleasure of working directly with Matt. During this time he has invested a lot of his knowledge and skill with us and helped us fine tune our existing business, ADT Home Services Ltd. He has improved our management skills, and supported us through uncertain times, which in turn has made us better business owners. Matt has also given us the confidence to go and try something different and supported us in every way possible to start a new venture, tenty Ltd. A new business that is about to launch! Matt has been an invaluable asset in helping us to aim for further successes in achieving our vision."
"As a business we were looking for new ways of working to help us scale, and through a series of discussions and meetings with senior staff Matt proved himself invaluable in helping us define and implement those new procedures. Matt's communication skills with staff at all levels, insight into motivations and bottlenecks and methodical approach to change helped us work through our new procedures as a team and get where we needed to be."
â€œI took the opportunity to speak to Lawrence following a webinar he presented as I was repositioning my business. The pandemic affected my previous market, so I knew my business had to evolve but I didn't know how. I was seeking support and advice and Lawrence fulfilled that role perfectly. He has given me the confidence to achieve my career goals and I now feel really positive about the future of my business.â€
â€œI met Oreste through the Visionnaires program, where we were matched while I was starting to work on LABELL-D. It was the very beginning and Oreste was instrumental in making us focus on building a clear vision which embedded our values. He also helped us to go through SWOT, PEST and a thorough marketing plan, preparing us for growth. I would recommend Oreste always. Both for start-up and scale-up environments. But also for a healthy quarterly business review of a larger and consolidated businessâ€ - Nicolas Vendramin, Co- founder of LABELL-D
Following Jason's support over the past 15 months, it's our pleasure to explain the support and recommend his help. We had made the decision to speak with Jason French at Business Doctors about our growth ambitions and Strategy when COVID hit and shut down most of our operations. We therefore had the time to plan, and Jason put together and ran a Strategic Planning process purely online. The four-hour sessions took us through the stages of Vision and Purpose, a detailed look at our market, organisational design, roles, and responsibilities and helped us make critical decisions. The resulting growth plan reviewed pricing and created a new customer base. As a result, we launched our recovery, having invested in new capabilities, increasing our staff from a team of five to nine with more on the way. After the strategy, we have continued to attend Jason French's webinars and workshops on various topics to add context to the already running plans.
We are extremely grateful for the work that Jason has undertaken with SW&A Accountants and our Board of Directors in his recent workshop and the continued work through his managed mastermind course. The whole process has been immensely valuable, very professional and exceeded our expectations in delivery and implementation. As business advisors, in our capacity as an Accounting firm, it was important for us to engage with someone we trusted and was truly independent in order to assist us in planning for some ambitions growth in our established team. This included bringing in our newest Directors to the plan and implementation which was something very new for them. Jason took the time to align our understanding of values vision and purpose of the company, and to create a clear action plan with clear guidelines of how to make it a fair and balanced route to reality. He took time to specifically highlight the environment, our market, customers and competitors to give us a clear and unbiased understanding which identified opportunities for growth both internally and externally covering areas as diverse as internal pricing and value add services to external growth plans. We are pleased to report that since working with Jason and implementing our plan, with his valuable input, that we have executed the plan twice as fast as anticipated and nearly twice as larger than planned. This has resulted in a considered acquisition, opening a second office in another location and more than doubling our workforce; nine months sooner than planned. We consider (conservatively) that this will increase our turnover by 70% and the potential to bring our model in this market to our original office could mean doubling the work force again and the volume of work this could yield would increase by £5million over the next 3 years. We have relied on his skills in implementing our plans, tweaking them to ensure we have the right tools for the job. We fully envisage that we will continue to draw on his guidance and support as we transition into the next phase and have existing plans to bring in the management team for the second office to implement some internal planning and growth with Jason. In addition, two of the board of Directors joined the mastermind course he ran which has yielded more nuggets of useful tips, mainstream strategy and advice that we did not initially expect; again he exceeded expectations and have delivered exceptional work. We are huge ambassadors for the work Jason does and happily recommend his skills and services to other business professionals and our own clients.
Oreste is a wonderful business adviser and I have enjoyed working with him. I feel that my business strategy is sharper than it has ever been and he helped me to fine tune my vision for my company. His knowledge and generosity gave me confidence to deconstruct and put together a stronger and more robust business plan and strategy. In-depth long discussions with Oreste helped me to move forward with a solid understanding of how my business needs to progress. I would recommend Oreste to anyone looking to seriously tackle the hard questions of how to develop your business whether you are just starting up or already trading. Thanks Oreste!â€
I have been working with Jason French for nearly 2 years having come across him through several business networking events. I was looking for someone to assist me with my personal and business direction. Since April 2020 I have since started my own business as an independent chartered surveyor offering services to homeowners and purchasers, rural property owners and supporting professionals with litigation support and he has been integral to supporting me. Jason has provided me and my business with advice over the last 15 months prior to my start up. I have used Jason as a sounding board for to my focus of my personal objectives, business strategic advice and more specific tasks relating to service areas within my new business. The business strategic review included a full assessment of the interested party's expectations and through this developed a growth strategy for the longer-term growth of the business. From my perspective Jason asks the difficult questions and those questions that you do not always want to consider or ask yourself. He has brought to my business his background with strategic military expectation, his experience of other businesses.