In their own words
Our promises translate into practical solutions and benefits for businesses.
Below are accounts, in our clients’ own words, of how our professional services have helped their organisations move forward and become even more successful.
“Adrian has done a number of fairly large (15 to 20 people) extended duration (2 to 3 days) and interesting (read challenging interactions between our team and a service provider’s leadership) facilitated working meetings. He has helped us work better together and address a number of complex business issues. He has worked with me over the past 6 months and feedback has been very positive in helping us to achieve a lot in a very productive manner. He also is well informed on lots of interesting and different ways to attack problems so it has felt very refreshing as a working approach.”
British Petroleum is a British global oil and gas company headquartered in London, UK. It is the sixth-largest energy company by market capitalisation
“Adrian, just a small note to say very a BIG thank-you for the work you did with the college Governors.
It was an intense, very well planned and expertly guided day. You were brilliant!
We have some very clear actions to pick up with and a lot of new energy and focus emerging, which is just what we needed.
Very Many Thanks.”
G. Groom: Principal Redcar and Cleveland College (Board of Governors Strategy Day)
Redcar & Cleveland College is a further education college, based in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England, UK.
“I had the opportunity to work with Adrian during a workshop we had on HSE strategy. He was our facilitator for the two days. It was clear from the outset he was an experienced and competent facilitator.
He had undertaken good groundwork and planning pre-workshop with some of the key WG staff to ensure we had a good process to follow, and help us get useful output on the strategic topics we needed to address.
The attendees were kept on track, and he had a good knack of allowing the debate / discussion to flow, and then playback the succinct points, and questions to challenge / follow up, that he had recorded.
The team was still working in an enthusiastic manner right up to the very end of the second day.
All in all Adrian is someone who adds value to these types of workshops. I would recommend you make contact and consider using his experience / insights.”
K. Burgoyne: Group Health and Safety Lead at Wood Group (Global HSEQ Strategy Event)
Wood Group is a multinational oil and gas Services Company headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. It has annual revenues of $7 Billion
Thank you very much for supporting us with this piece of work, it really helped having someone facilitate the session.
It has been a pleasure to work with you and I would not hesitate to contact you should we need a similar exercise in the future.”
J. Sweat-West: Manager (Board of Trustees Strategy Event)
Heath Stroke Club is a registered charity, established in August 1983, to provide day services for stroke survivors in the Calderdale area of the UK.
It was a great pleasure to work with Adrian on a recent alignment workshop. His experience provided valuable input to the formation of the workshop itself, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Adrian rose to the task for every challenge we presented ahead of the workshop as well as met every challenge throughout the delivery with a smile and a positive attitude in an ever-shifting environment. His questions and observations are insightful, his work is thorough and of the highest caliber, and his couthie attitude makes him a strong asset to any project or team.
Director, Organizational Change Management – Oil & Gas Production Division
Wood Group Mustang
Adrian, How wonderful to have spent the past three days with you in Canada. I felt a huge wave of relief after the initial planning teleconference, followed by a sinking feeling that the real work is just beginning. And so the circle continues!
Thank-you so much for pulling off such a professional and well orchestrated event.
You made it look so easy, and yet I know you worked quite long and hard to keep us in line.
Americas technical co-ordinator for engineering and project management.
Wood Group PSN
“Thanks to both you and Norman for such a well run and structured day. We covered an awful lot of ground [and on time] We all thought our strategy day went exceptionally well and we achieved our goal of creating shared Mission Vision and Values Statements as well as our strategy plan timeline.
Sincere thanks to you and Norman for a very well executed and timely event!”
S. Rhodes: Board of Trustees
Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity, providing a life saving rapid response emergency service
to 5 million people across Yorkshire.
“Adrian has helped us clarify our strategy and develop a shared understanding of the key issues that concern our business.
We developed a high level structured plan around which we all agree to control the growth of the business with an overview of the product portfolio, the geographic markets and the structure of our business operations.
Taking time to plan is vital to our future growth, Adrian’s facilitated session helped us achieve this is a remarkably short space of time.”
M. Pittaway: Director TSG Associates
TSG Associates makes Mass casualty incident management systems and Smart emergency triage tags and equipment
“My first experience of working with Adrian was in a group situation
His teaching I found to be easy to follow, thoroughly knowledgeable and quick to grasp
I later had one-to-one tutorials with Adrian and it was this point I got the optimum experience
His positive approach to teaching and life is infectious as you find yourself enjoyably learning – and fast!
Book him immediately if you want to learn something new today.”
E. Ashcroft: Director and Actors Agent
Sharron Ashcroft Management is an actors agency representing actors from and based throughout the UK
“As a business practitioner with over 30 years experience working alongside partners it is very rare to meet someone with Adrian’s ability to quickly engage with the size and scale of the business problem, shape ideas and develop a cost effective solution.
His rigorous approach to detail, determination to succeed for the business and his approach to generating understanding through the quality of his training have all contributed to the success.
Adrian I can’t thank you enough.”
F. Krishke: HBOS Group HR
Halifax is a UK retail bank
“I wanted to express my sincere gratitude on behalf of our organisation on your excellent delivery of both our leadership management training and strategic planning. Both elements of the training were extremely useful, particularly as we were in the process of implementing a new management team. We appreciate your flexibility, you were professional and approachable and all staff involved felt it to be a positive experience. Thank you.”
R.Memmott: Director of Funding/Administration
SACAR is a charity dedicated to support people with Asperger Syndrome and Autism.