from Julie F Academy of High Achievers on 24 Sep 2014
We had the good fortune to spend 7 days with Simon when he attended one of our residential training courses. Simon is an exceptionally talented coach with a powerful gift for getting to the heart of the issue quickly. He is absolutely committed to his clients success and has a treasure trove of skills, tools, experience and passion with which to help his clients get results!
from Helena G Kingate Press on 05 Jul 2014
Simon's practical and sound advice has helped us to analyse how best to further the success of our business. In a friendly and supportive style, he supports us with the knowledge and discipline to progress further whilst busy running a small company. In six months the positive results are already beginning to show and there is a new sense of drive and direction by all staff. Most importantly for us, he has helped us plan for the future and to regain a work/life balance.
from Mark W Trinity Mirror on 19 Jun 2014
Simon is an intelligent and innovative manager who is able to see through the fog of day to day activity to identify solutions and new processes. He has a highly developed sense of the value of people within organisations but is not afraid to confront under-performance. In respect of project based activity he can be relied on to over deliver.
from Stephen S on 03 Jun 2014
It really has helped, the amount work I have got done, organised and planned since we met and doing the exercise, has been significant. Strangely, if I am truthful, knowing someone was supporting in a clear objective way (on my side) has given a boost.
from Faye T Faye Tonkinson Skincare on 09 May 2014
My planning has improved and the back of the studio looks like command control - marketing strategies identified and a mark out of ten for how well they are working and 4 new identified areas to be working on...and my son's helping a couple of hours a week to help with computer work and figure crunching! It's looking good, though my real test is Monday when I will be ringing the housing managers - more skills to perfect. Thanks for all your help again it has really been worth it for me!
from Graham M Trinity Mirror on 01 May 2014
Simon has the ability to think outside the box, challenge the 'norm' and come up with creative and challenging solutions. I worked with Simon on a significant change programme which required developing different solutions in a challenging environment and he played a key part in the thinking and planning of those changes.
from Mike G Kingate Press (Birmingham) Ltd on 24 Apr 2014
I have worked with Simon for over 6 months now and I cannot recommend him highly enough. There are several aspects to Simon's work, but essentially he has helped our business move forward with a new confidence and determination. Working with Simon is a pleasure, he has helped us in many areas, from setting up internal systems to marketing strategies and business planning. He has also succeeded in putting back the enjoyment in our work - making working together a success. If you are looking at growing your business, or looking for new and exciting ideas, or even trying to turn around a problematic business, contacting Simon should be top of your list.
from David Sr, Balloon.com on 27 Mar 2014
When Simon first visited my business he immediately suggested closing my retail shop and spending more time looking after my A grade customers.
Eventually after a difficult trading period I listened to Simon. As a result in October 2008 my sales doubled from the previous year (October 2007 £25,000 to October 2008 £50,000). I could never have seen that by closing my retail shop and losing £10,000 in turn over per month - that my sales would double by looking after the A & B customers.
When we closed the shop we made 2 staff redundant which was difficult, but we are left with less overheads and increased sales.
from Mark P Trinity Mirror on 11 Feb 2014
As Operations Manager at Trinity Mirror, Simon has shown excellent leadership, coaching, management and strategic development skills. Every time he impressed me with the perfection and professionalism with which he has completed his responsibilities and objectives. He had the ability of meeting deadlines without compromising on quality of work. He worked closely with other teams and departments and was instrumental in successfully completing projects and initiatives. He gained a high level of respect and acknowledgement from his colleagues, peers and senior management team. Simon successfully improved the efficiency of the processes, systems and development of individuals. He created an environment that was creative, innovative and team oriented; providing structure and governance in order to capture these benefits and improve productivity. Working with him my development increased and flourished; my skills and knowledge improved and my confidence grew. His coaching and professional advise has been valuable and this has been instrumental in my achievements and successes to date on my chosen career path. I would look forward to the opportunity of working with Simon again without hesitation.
from Ken M on 19 Jan 2014
I met Simon during our Action Training. Right away I realized his passion to help Business owners. I knew, combined with his passion and his knowledge of business he would be able to help any business to grow. Simon is dedicated, to his profession and his clients, and will be able to do a great job for any business.