CLIENT PROFILE + FEEDBACK
David works with a range of clients. Some are seeking growth, profitability, diversity, partnership or product development. Others want strategic advice, systems development, recruitment support or an exit plan. David's experience and commercial sense make him a valuable asset to any business leader. But don't just take our word for it. Here's some feedback from a few regulars...
David and I met at a Government backed mentoring workshop. He stood out due to his calm and methodical approach. Over the last year he has provided invaluable advice and support across many aspects of my business. David has helped with staffing issues and selection, client liaisons and sales bottlenecks. He has helped me to understand a more desirable financial structure and to turn losses into profit. David predicted downturns in cashflow due to decisions and, often avoidable, events which has helped me learn to plan for business resilience.
As the business has stabilised and we have developed a steady pipeline of work, David and I will concentrate on systems to allow for expansion. David’s regular face to face and phone conversations have kept me accountable. He has also worked closely with my office manager to create reports which are easy to understand. The last year has also been a particularly challenging year for me personally. David has provided some support in this area, but more importantly, he has helped me keep focus on my business. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending David to any other business owner looking to streamline or grow their business. I look forward to where his professional approach can take us.
David's financial analysis skills and genuine understanding of what makes a business tick have been our advantage and resulted in improved profitability and cash flow within the the first 12 months of working with him. David's also been a great personal support to me as the sole owner of the business. He’s listened to my needs, provided practical business and leadership advice and been a great sounding board. Plus he’s managed to keep me accountable to my own goals.
Working with David is like having a personal trainer for my business. He keeps me accountable. If I make a commitment to someone other than myself, I’m far more likely to follow through. Plus he's not tied up in the day to day so he can help me remain focused on the bigger picture. That helps me stay on track. As a sole business owner it’s easy to be distracted by what's urgent and delay what’s really important. There’s no immediate consequence. David’s also been a great sounding board. He’s experienced the challenges of owning and operating businesses and his work with other clients means he has a solution for many issues as they arise. I don’t need to sort through it on my own, or worry about finding a fix through trial and error.
It’s been great working with David. He’s the ideal sounding board for discussing everything from day to day challenges, through to strategic issues and business growth opportunities. As a leader of a business, it’s extremely valuable having someone with a strong commercial ability to discuss ideas with. Someone with an interest in my personal success and that of the business, yet impartial to the situation. David is seriously good at what he does. We’ve tried a number of consultants and advisors in the past without as much success. I'd happily recommend you contact David and see what he can do for you and your business.
David has worked with us to develop a simple, well structured game plan for our business. He’s also helped us to identify the metrics that matter and provided ongoing support to keep us accountable to the implementation of our plan. David’s also proven to be a valuable sounding board for the business. It’s a little like having the resource of a board member to provide sound commercial advice or an alternate perspective on situations as they arise. The plan, combined with David’s ongoing support has enabled us to remain focused and makes a real difference to our progress. If you need an independent business audit, strategic advice or someone to work with you to develop a sound business plan and then support you through its implementation, we strongly recommend you get in touch with David. Your return will be far greater than your investment. He is timely, innovative and just a pleasure to work with.
Graham and Judy Mills