Martin Riley leadership & business development

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Clients

Client Testimonials for Martin Riley
De La Warr Pavillion

De La Warr Pavillion

"Martin scores a solid 10 out of 10 for his coaching service. We are lucky to have someone like Martin locally. He has great skills in enabling you to develop business strategy, gain a real depth of focus and inspire and develop large teams."

Stewart Drew, Director and Chief Executive, The De La Warr Pavilion

dlwp.com

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Parker Building Supplies

Parker Building Supplies

"Martin has made us take time out of our busy schedules; to get feedback from staff at all levels, with better communication, a shared understanding of what to improve, and clear view of the route forward... He's asked us the difficult questions we've needed to ask ourselves, and persisted till we've come up with good answers."

Tom Parker, Managing Director, Parker Building Supplies Ltd

parkerbs.com

Pearce Marketing

Pearce Marketing

"Martin's coaching service is brilliant... My sessions have already led to the creation of a stronger and clearer strategic plan, the development of a fantastic P&L scenario tool for making business decisions, the recruitment of two full time members of staff and contributed to an increase in turnover of 20% last year."

Emma Pearce, Managing Director, Pearce Marketing

pearcemarketing.co.uk

mcphersons

mcphersons

"He has really focused our minds on strategic matters and I feel enthused and positive after every session."

Ainsley Gill, Director, mcphersons

mcphersons.co.uk

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Switchplane

Switchplane

"Our work with Martin over the last five years has helped us quadruple the amount of business we do. We continue to use him to fine tune our strategy going forward and to facilitate any problem solving as required."

Joel Fielder, Director, Switchplane

switchplane.com

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Commercial Vehicle Contracts (CVC)

Commercial Vehicle Contracts (CVC)

"He is brilliant at helping you to analyse and break things down to make decisions. By booking sessions with him it forces us to take time out to work on the business. We have had exceptional growth with turnover increasing 5-fold in a 3 year cycle."

Russell Nixon, Commercial Vehicle Contracts (CVC)

commercial-van-leasing.co.uk

Ingenious Design

Ingenious Design

"What's really nice is getting off-site for a couple of hours, totally focused, with someone who wants to help and is inspiring us to drive our business forward... Our coaching with Martin has given us a real focus and confidence that we have made decisions that are the right ones. Martin is very logical, professional and enjoyable to work with. We have increased our turnover by 20% in 18 months."

Sharon O'Shea, Managing Director, Ingenious Design Limited

ingeniousdesign.co.uk

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Parker Building Supplies

Parker Building Supplies

"Martin has helped us transform the dynamics and interaction within the company. By using a highly skilled, cohesive and persuasive process we have engaged with all levels of the company's management, and staff, to form a determined and achievable strategy."

Stewart Pierce, Financial and Commercial Director, Parker Building Supplies Ltd

parkerbs.com

Who's Wearing What Boutique

Who's Wearing What Boutique

"Martin understands your business quickly and really listens. He has helped us to work out staffing and branding issues and realise how we can make changes that are the best solution for us."

Jan McTaggart, Partner, Who's Wearing What Boutique

whoswearingwhat-boutique.co.uk

HFS

HFS

"I've particularly appreciated having dedicated time set aside to really focus on developing the organisation and our priorities."

Naomi Ridley, Chief Executive, HFS

hfs.org.uk

Ellis Building Contractors

Ellis Building Contractors

"Martin has also helped us to have more detailed senior-level job descriptions and improved our focus and techniques for interviewing. We hire the right people and have really honed our senior management team."

Mal Laurie, Operations Manager, Ellis Building Contractors

ellisbuilders.co.uk

Astec Computing

Astec Computing

"If you're finding it difficult to see the wood from the tress and need a fresh perspective in your business lives - give Martin a call."

Phil Astell, Managing Director, Astec Computing

asteccomputing.co.uk

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LawlerDavis

LawlerDavis

"The sessions were so valuable that we carried on with them for another nine months after the scheme had ended... In two years we have doubled our turnover and employed members of staff. Martin has definitely helped us get to where we are now."

Colin Davis, Director, LawlerDavis

lawlerdavis.co.uk

Jaytec

Jaytec

"Martin's program began to deliver visible improvements in a key employee's productivity in only a few sessions. A most impressive result in a short period of time."

James Bartleet, Managing Director, Jaytec

jaytecglass.co.uk

RCV

RCV

"Martin's helped me learn to evaluate where people are in my company; whether they're operational or strategic... and do something about it."

Tim Pilbeam, Director, RCV

rcv.co.uk

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AJS

AJS

"It's like having your own fireproof room... where you can stop, consider and make properly strategic business decisions."

Chris Addison, Managing Director, AJS

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Westoaks

Westoaks

"Under Martin's guidance, a key member of staff has realised their full potential adding great value to our organisation."

Andy Noble, Managing Director

westoaksbuilders.co.uk

Westoaks

Westoaks

"He is very understanding and I immediately felt at ease with him. He taught me great methods for dealing with different business matters and processes to help the business run smoothly. I am now much more confident and completely settled in to my new role."

Kayleigh Smith, Westoaks Builders Ltd, Westoaks

westoaksbuilders.co.uk

Bea-utiful Design & Print

Bea-utiful Design & Print

"He helped me to put the vital foundations and procedures in place to enable me to grow the business to what it is now. "

Michael Tyrrell, Managing Director, Bea-utiful Design & Print

bea-utiful.co

People Lab

People Lab

"His practical nature and pragmatic approach makes the sessions extremely valuable. He has wide ranging coaching skills, from practical advice to therapy and everything in between!"

Emma Bridger, Managing Director, People Lab

peoplelab.co.uk

BioMedical Computing

BioMedical Computing

"We like his approach - he is not a 'yes man', he has a real spark and instigates challenging conversations to help your business move forward... We've seen very noticeable improvements - Fabulous!"

Dr James Densem, Managing Director, BioMedical Computing

bio-medical.co.uk

Empress Hastings

Empress Hastings

"Martin's sessions have helped to steer us through some difficult and long term business problems."

Steve Dine, Director, Empress Hastings

empresscoaches.com

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mcphersons

mcphersons

"Martin's expertise has really got us thinking about our business and taking action. We now make specific decisions that are strategic and connect up properly."

Mark Finch, Director, mcphersons

mcphersons.co.uk

Natural Fitness Centre

Natural Fitness Centre

"He was the only one who seemed to immediately understand my business. Martin helped me to gain a clear picture of where I wanted the business to be and kept me on track to reach my goals."

Alison Brown, Managing Director, Natural Fitness Centre

naturalfitnesscentre.co.uk

Parker Building Supplies

Parker Building Supplies

"Martin has been instrumental in assisting us with improving communications within the business and establishing the culture we want to have. We have doubled our sales in recent years, opened new branches and reduced staff turnover... We are very confident in his services and recommend Martin to everyone (except our competition!)."

Graham Pitts, Commercial Manager, Parker Building Supplies Ltd

parkerbs.com

De La Warr Pavillion

De La Warr Pavillion

"I have had a great experience with Martin in both individual and group sessions with senior colleagues. His questioning and facilitation ensures that you gain clarity in your strategy, have focused objectives and see a clear path forward. You definitely feel confident in your decision-making and make faster decisions. This is of great benefit to the business and your customers. As a result of my coaching we have increased our commercial food sales income by 5% and staff productivity has improved too. I highly recommend Martin - he's easy to work with and has a great sense of humour."

Patricia Lochans, Director of Operations, The De La Warr Pavilion

dlwp.com

Consolidata

Consolidata

"As well as increasing our business clarity ... it's now a priority to appreciate, encourage and grow our team of A-players."

Mark Dodd & Gordon Meyer, Directors, Consolidata

consolidata.co.uk

Custom M.A.D.E Ltd

Custom M.A.D.E Ltd

"I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking to gain a better understanding of themselves and their business."

Tristan Todd, Custom M.A.D.E Ltd

custommade-uk.co.uk

Stevens Rowsell

Stevens Rowsell

"Martin's head and shoulders above any other coaching service that we have used."

Stuart Small, Managing Director, Stevens Rowsell

stevensrowsell.com

Global Re Group

Global Re Group

"Martin really impressed us. We always took away key ideas to implement."

Peter Matthews, Managing Director, Global Re Group

globalre-group.com