Client Reviews Posted Elsewhere
Sam Abbott, Abbotts Carpets & Flooring Ltd in Sandown - FIVE STARS
We have been working with Dave for the past 6 months. He has enabled us to look at many areas of our business from a different angle and given us the confidence to make decisions. Our business is now heading in the direction which reflects what we are striving for. Cannot recommend Dave enough.
Kym Tims, Hillbans Pest Control Ltd in Lake - FIVE STARS
Dave has been invaluable for our business and we have been extremely impressed. He has provided us with lots of reassurance and guidance and we would recommend Dave to any business owner!
About Other Consultancy Clients
“The changes I needed to make were probably smaller than I had imagined.”
(Angie Linington, Zara Linington Arts, Sandown)
“I had originally said to Dave I couldn’t manage any growth, I just wanted to improve profits. But now I’ve shed those assumptions, I’ve been through a seismic change. The horizon looks completely different...”
(Toby Beardsall, Beardsalls Stationers, Shanklin)
“Dave Simon is very encouraging and is able to create an atmosphere which leads to open discussion. It was really exciting to have a forum for discussion totally focussed on our business and its potential.”
(Robert & Ruth Noyes, Lisle Combe, St Lawrence)
“We met Dave through the Chamber of Commerce... He is reliable, enthusiastic, easy to get hold of if we have any questions outside our regular meetings and he tailors his approach according to my businesses needs.”
(Mark Bate, Owner of Bate Brand Communications)
"Dave Simon brings a calm and considered approach to business management. Having taken a detailed look at our business operations and carried out lengthy discussions, we have selected strategies to enable us to push the business forward.
"More importantly, Dave has carried out the role of 'sounding board' for the directors. He listens well and has come up with a different perspective on the various dilemmas that confront a growing business. Great value for money!"
(Steve Winter, Co-Owner of Wight Fire & Security Ltd, Sandown)
"I have been working with Dave for about 8 months. His enthusiasm and outside-the-box thinking has been a revelation. He has worked with me on the things I felt I needed help with which improved my confidence as a business owner and as a staff supervisor. He has suggested cost cutting measures and ways to improve footfall which I hadn't considered.
"And best of all he has been there when I just need to let off steam. Sometimes you don't need answers or solutions, sometimes you just need a sounding board. Dave is truly amazing at this.
"I would recommend Dave's services to any business owner. I can't believe there is a business he couldn't help."
(Becky Blachford, Founder of bebeccino, Newport)
"Dave had called me prior to a company relaunch and clearly explained the services that he could offer: it seemed to me to be a natural time to seek advice for the future of the business. During our first free consultation, his methodical approach and his focus upon what I would like to achieve reassured me that this was a guy that I would benefit from working with! We agreed upon an initial 3 month period of mentoring.
"Most significantly, Dave gave an honest critique of the old company website and suggested that it should be refocussed to a clients' point of view.
"Also his approach to using telephone cold calling to generate new business helped me to overcome a very British reluctance about using this valuable sales skill. He gave extremely valuable coaching on having a professional approach to preparation and instigation of cold calls.
"I’m now much more comfortable in cold calling potential customers, and have already had results with new meetings booked."
(Andrew Wilks,Owner of Big Barn Media Ltd, Shanklin)
"We have been working with Dave for a few months now and have been extremely impressed with not only his wealth of knowledge of business, but with how much he has researched and found out about our business specifically. hiss papers are easy to understand and act as useful reminders about each session.
He has already provided us with lots of reassurance and guidance and has already helped us a lot in the short time we have worked together. We look forward to future meetings and would recommend Dave to any business owner!"
(Sandra Knowles, Co-Owner of Hillbans Pest Control Ltd, Calbourne)
About Project Work
ifpl: Marketing Consultancy – to support first major international order
“To achieve success you can’t be as good as your competitor or even a little better. You need to be aiming for higher to get attention. Dave Simon has definitely helped us focus on this. His approach complements our engineering skills and with his creativity we get results!” Geoff Underwood, IFPL
Island Waste: Management Skills training programme – to support new appointees
Strainstall: Sales Training for Senior Management – to increase opportunistic sales
Coastline Windows: Sales Training for Non-Sales Staff – to build teamwork in sales
Biffa: Sales Training for Senior Management – to build market share
“Our sales increased ten times in the first two months since we attended your course 'Successful Selling – the Essential Skills'. What changed was our attitude, our determination to tell people how good our service is, and it has made such a difference - we've surprised ourselves! Once we got into the swing of it these new methods have just got easier and easier.
The result is that things have got even better since that first two months - we are incredibly busy and the quality of our service has not changed at all, it’s just that we feel good about convincing people we are the best. I’m pleased to say we are expanding - new trucks adding to the fleet.” Sid West, Manager at Biffa
Spinlock: Negotiation Skills for Purchasers – to reduce purchase costs
Performance In People: Negotiation Skills for Purchasers – to reduce purchase costs
Wightlink: Passenger Safety Consultancy – to manage distressed passengers
BAe: Stress Management Consultancy – to reduce staff absence
Souters: Sales Training for Senior Management – to build teamwork in sales
Southern Vectis: Management Skills training programme – to support new appointees
Garbetts Accountants: Marketing Consultancy – to increase market share
Sandham Office Supplies: Marketing Newsletter Design & Copy-writing – to increase sales