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Testimonials are important for every business. They matter because then customers can see what you are really like. We believe in treating all of our customers with respect and care. We value hugely the service they receive from us and therefore what they think of us. The testimonials below give a view of what our customers think of us. Please browse through them.
Managing Director at Cornelle Communications MCIPR
Graham offers a great combination of experience, reassurance and focus. I enjoy working with Graham and seeing his calm and measured approach spring into action with tremendous clarity - carving solutions and opportunities for every challenge presented. At the same time, he brings a very human and realistic approach to his work with clients. He creates collaboration and fosters team spirit. This is always with a focus on achieving real results. I have seen businesses achieve great things with Graham’s support, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
Executive, Business & Personal Life Coach
Graham has a fabulous knack for being insightful at the right time and in the right manner. He comes across relaxed (which he is), but don't be fooled. He is very watchful and purposeful as he goes about his business. Graham is a consummate professional who really can and does make a difference. He has a great deal of experience in business and thoroughly enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise. It has been a pleasure working with him and I highly recommend him.
Boutique Spa Salon Owner
Graham is an inspirational leader who has a wealth of experience in successfully leading transformational change. He has excellent communication skills which have enabled him to gain the trust and respect of clients and colleagues from all levels of the organisation. He is able to quickly understand the key issues and ensures that robust solutions are agreed and implemented which are efficient and effective.
nterim CTO / CDO / CIO, Big Data Advisor, Head of Enterprise Architecture at Computers, Processes and Management
Graham is an intelligent business manager. He balances the operational imperative to make change with pragmatic "don't get it wrong". In my dealings he showed empathy towards the challenge of transformation as well as reality of driving that change. A great person to work with a great person to have on any team that deeply thinks about the softer issues and the operational and cultural impact. He is also a great customer advocate.
Freelance Airbrush Makeup artist and beauty Expert
Graham has been a fantastic Pillar for both me and my business. Not only has my business grown from strength to strength, I also have the reassurance of knowing that any idea or decision making, I have someone extremely wise to run it past, Graham’s business knowledge and contacts have been invaluable. Highly recommend!
Associate at Clegg Associates Ltd
Graham has worked with Clegg Associates for the past 4 months and has helped us with our marketing and strategy planning. He has been professional and his advice has been sound and he has also put us in touch with other professionals that has helped with our business. I have no hesitation in recommending Graham.
Managing Director, Curious Cat Digital - digital marketing specialists
Graham came on board at a critical cross-road in the business and provided a structured, logical and realistic approach to developing the business, culminating in a detailed action-plan to get things moving forward. I found Graham to be highly experienced, organised and comprehensive and would not hesitate in recommending him.
Director at Advanced Power Care Ltd
Graham has helped us gain a more professional management style, has guided us through difficult times and has helped solve complex situations. He has become the first person I talk to when making important strategic decisions.
Account Director at Opus Trust Marketing
Graham was extremely helpful to me when we met. His knowledge of the internal workings of Capita and the Client were in no small way responsible for enabling me to find my feet quickly and move forward with the change management programme. Graham was always pleasant and offered sound advice and even directed his departments to engage with me directly - many thanks!!
I met Graham as an Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business and was very much impressed about his performance. He is not only a very friendly person to deal with but also a very sharp and eager analyst. His remarks are always very to the point and worthwhile and I just wished I could work with him more often.
Efficient and cost effective innovative e-recruitment solutions
Graham is a very competent, confident professional, who's attention to detail and thoroughness ensures a quality solution will be delivered. I have no hesitation in recommending Graham to any future organisation that requires help, support and advice.
Business Development for IT
Graham is a thorough professional who is insightful and has a "can do" attitute. He is a pleasure to work with and is always exceeding expectations.
Partner, Executive Search Consultant at TRANSEARCH
Graham is a knowledgeable person whose decisive and creative approach to problem solving is admirable. He is a very likeable fellow and easy to get along with.
Southern Region Solutions Specialist at Sharp Corporation of New Zealand
Graham is a hard working and experienced business person that is diligent and resourceful in his approach to problematic issues. His honesty and likeable personality make it easy for him to integrate into most situations and steer individuals towards a positive solution. I highly recommend Graham.
Designing and delivering new service Front Doors for transforming Public Sector Organisations.
Graham is a highly experienced business manager with a strong emphasis on performance management and service improvement. He has used this extensive capability in both operational Directorship roles as well within new business and transitional start ups. He is approachable and provides excellent mentorship whilst being goal orientated with a particular focus on the strategic aims of the business he is involved in.
Graham brings many years of experience and an eye for practical detail. He is easy to work with, very knowledgeable and he quickly gains the trust of colleagues and clients.
Head of Solutions Design (Public Sector) at Tata Consultancy Services
Graham is a versatile and experienced senior director with a thorough understanding of the BPO environment and good interpersonal skills.
SAP FI/CO Projects Team Lead at Capita
I worked with Graham early in my career & I found him to be very professional & nice a man to work for. Always polite & very good at getting his ideas across so I knew exactly what the goal was & how I was expected to contribute towards the goal.
Every client is different. Their businesses and needs are also different. We respect those differences and will always work WITH a client. This will ensure that we deliver to suit those very special needs. We simply do not believe in "one size fits all". Neither do we agree with the notion of following the same process for every business. Our service is ALWAYS bespoke. We listen to our clients and offer help, advice, mentoring and coaching services that are unique for every client. These case studies give a good flavour of some of the unique needs of our clients.
Charity XCharity X has been operating for over 40 years. During this time they have established a national reputation for innovative devices and technologies for people with disabilities. They have been involved in over 300 projects for over 120,000 people. Graham was asked to carry out a review of their business to help with defining the way forward as their new director took over.
Clegg Associates, civil and structural engineering consultancyClegg Associates are a well known practice of Civil & Structural consulting engineers. They offer their service across a wide range of sectors. They asked Graham Hodges to help to with their growth. The company have since achieved growth of around 30% p.a.
LandscapingABC supply a wide range of Landscaping services. There are three separate parts to the business which adds to the complexity. They are a family run business and the MD asked Graham to work with them. Their goals were to: • Enable the Directors to have a better quality of life; • Sort out how to structure their business; • Improve their decision making.
ANO Installation, Support & MaintenanceAno install and support business critical equipment at client premises. They formed a new partnership with an overseas supplier resulting in huge growth, with a 30% increase in turnover. There was also a predicted further 70% increase in the next year. The MD asked for help to cope with this growth.
Manufacturing and InstallationAno manufactures, distributes and installs heating and ventilation equipment. They operate nationwide through consultants, architects and distributors. Their success is built on high quality manufacturing. We istarted with a business review to draw up a plan & then helped with implementing it.
My mission is to help people improve their businesses. I believe that our local community really matters and that thriving local business is good for everyone. I work in all sorts of small businesses and get a huge amount of satisfaction from seeing them thrive. Anyone who has had a good business mentor will give testimony that it can make all the difference. A good business mentor or coach sees things from a dispassionate viewpoint. They can also bring extra knowledge or experience just when you need it. Often it can simply be having someone to talk to who is not trying to sell you something or does not have an ulterior motive. An honest, open opinion is rare in business. Your business mentor will give you that.