We help businesses great and small to plan, develop thier people and teams and improve performance.

Clients Say

Jim is a very personable and experienced manager and leader who is able to quickly get to grips with the requirements of an assignment to deliver the desired output to a high standard. Jim is a strong facilitator and particularly excels in any task that requires an element of challenge, collaborative working and innovation and new thinking.
Joanne Williams
Senior Manager / Various Orgainsations
First time I have worked with Jim who was recommended to me. He "got" our business very quickly, which meant he was able to do a first class facilitation job within challenging timescales. Jim was also able to support our strategy development activity by sharing highly relevant industry and technology insights which is a testament to his broad business experience.
Mark Dewhirst
Sector Director / DS Smith
Jim has made a very significant contribution to our work over a number of years, he has built up a real reservoir of trust with our boards and our officers at all levels, whilst at the same time ensuring that his contributions are challenging and effective.
John Beha
Chair (past) / Origin Group
Jim is an absolute pleasure to work with. He helped design and facilitated a large staff conference (450 staff) effortlessly, bringing what can be a disparate group of people together using humour, integrity and a clear focus on the key messages of the day. Jim always goes the extra mile, giving costructive and well observed feedback to help relationships move forward and a huge dose of creativity. I would highly recommend him for facilitation, Executive coaching and creative problem solving and development.
Tracey Webb
Head of Organisation Development / Network Housing
Jim facilitated my annual appraisal as a Board Chair for several years. His approach was thorough, appropriately challenging and highly personable. He helped me to understand more about how I could improve my performance as a NED by encouraging me to think about the role from different perspectives. I would recommend him in that role at any time.
Colin Sherriff
Chair / Origin Group
We engaged Jim to assist us in defining clear and meaningful management roles for our senior members of staff. He managed to make a complicated process seem very straightforward and we were extremely pleased with the results.
Vernon Cole
Director / Cole Jarman Ltd
Great facilitator, capable of helping you to reach new heights - but always with a focus on practicality and implementation. Jim knows that it is what gets done that matters - not what gets said or thought! 
Highly recommended!
Mike Chitty
md / Realise Development
Jim managed a strategic planning retreat for my management team. It was fab. Very focussed, very enjoyable and with great outputs. 

He's a big guy with immense integrity and fab ideas.
Steve Andrews
CEO / Solar Aid Ltd
Jim is an exceptional guru, consultant and advisor. He outhinks any other consultant I have met ...and he's on your side. Practical 'cos he runs his own very sucessful business but enjoys coaching/consultancy. Every time I spend a session with Jim I walk away with a big smile and a fistful of unstoppable ideas.
John Donnelly
MD / The Boss Whisperer
I have worked for Jim, he's worked for my clients, he's worked for me, we've worked together... The combinations are endless. 

I work with him because he 'delivers' 
- great questions 
- great vision 
- great commercial sense. 

A great bloke!
Robert Craven
MD and Author / The Director's Centre
I have worked with Jim through a business development course and found him to have been absolutely brilliant and I'm pleased to have had the opportunity to learn from his experience.
Tara Leigh Mcvey
Principal Consultant / URS Corporation
As well as being one of the good guys. Jim is an inspirational colleague who is always a pleasure to work with. He is highly motivated and an excellent project director and deliverer.
Lyn Wakefield
MD / Sunfish UK Ltd
Jim ran some very effective Assessment Centres. He also facilitated a number of workshops and meetings to help the team capture Best Practice. Jim was always very accessible and ready to provide fresh thinking and new ideas. He has a vast knowledge base and his genuinely cheerful and positive energy cut through ambiguity and vague thinking, helping you to arrive at very results oriented and practical actions that make a difference.
David Klaasen
MD / Inspired Working
Jim is an ultimate professional who I have worked with on the Royal Haskoning Business Development Programme. His key skill is his ability to identify an individuals strengths and work at developing that. Jim is personable and creative in his approach to coaching. As far as I am concerned he has been at the forefront of making the Royal Haskoning Business Development Programme a success.
Laura Orton
Scientist / Royal HaskoningDHV, Global Engineering Company
I first came across Jim in about 2001 when I was looking at putting on a series of breakfast marketing seminars for SMEs- Jim had creative ideas and was well received by those attending. I found him easy to work with and delivered the results I needed. I then came across Jim in 2009 when he delivered some workshops for Business Link on working with SMEs - he has a great presenting style and delivered great results
Cheryl Palmer
Practice Manager / Stanford Medical Centre
For almost 10 years Jim has been my first port of call for a steer on anything centred around developing people and teams. He gives of his time freely and will challenge and narrow down the precise requirements. Hugely competent and knowledgeable, his pithy direct style is so refreshing; Jim is a joy to work with.
Mark Nicholls
MD / Tectona
Jim is a exceptional person who I was priveleged to work with during my time at Honeyrose. His ability for clear thought, insight and problem solving was a great help to me and Honeyrose and I look forward to being able to work with Jim again in the future.
Andy Tharp
Foodservice Development Manager / General Mills
I have worked with Jim over many years; he has the genuine ability to enthuse and motivate individuals and teams to excellence. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and is innovative, totally reliable, very approachable and open to new ideas at all times. I can't recommend Jim highly enough.
Sarah Wearing
CEO / The Art of Balance Ltd
Over the past 2.5 years Jim has proven to be an extremely insightful, knowledgabe and challenging mentor. He is able to quickly relate to my sales / business development issues and provide meaningful advice and support. There is no doubt that my sales ability and confidence have increased as a result of working with Jim.
Paul Hart
Water Business Development Director, Royal HaskoningDHV Australia / Royal HaskoningDHV, Global Engineering Company
Jim ran a business development programme for fifteen of my staff at Royal Haskoning. Our primary aim was to change the culture of our approach to sales: to be more proactive in developing and closing opportunities. Jim's approach was fantastic throughout the programmme. He has a pragmatic and down to earth style that really inspires people to follow through. He is focussed on delivering great outcomes and the team have been truly fired up to make a difference. I have no hesitation in recommending Jim.
Sarah Budd
Business Unit Director Maritime and Waterways - UK, Asia, Australia / Royal HaskoningDHV
Jim is the most talented large group facilitator I know. One of his clients even moved the date of their national conference, just so they could ensure they got to use Jim. He’s the best in the business at getting buy-in, and is a master of guiding people through attitude change. When Jim facilitates an event, it’s enjoyable, engaging and impactful.
Resli Costabell
International Keynote Speaker / Costabell Ltd
I worked with Jim on a piece of consultancy around the government's business advice services. Jim provided great leadership for the team keeping the work on track and always bringing it back to practical outcomes. His contextual understanding was invaluable. As I watch project managers being fired by the week on the apprentice they could all learn from him how t do it. If I was Lord Sugar I'd hire JIm
Nick Holley
Director Centre for HR Excellence at Henley Business School; Former Director of Global People Development, Vodafone plc
Jim has an amazing quality to connect with people and really inspire them to make changes that get real results. My team are always fired up and ready to make things happen after a session with Jim. He is also a thoroughly nice guy...such a pleasure to work with!
Leigh Ashton
MD and Author / The Sales Consultancy


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