“I chose to work with Alan through the Growth Accelerator programme. Specifically I was looking for someone with first-hand experience of bootstrapping a business on their own, and with first-hand experience of lead-generation.
Alan fits this bill and if it’s what you’re looking for, I’d highly recommend him. Without any doubt at all Alan has helped me to grow my business. He’s helped me to put it onto a much more secure financial footing and to prepare for future grow. He’s reliable, punctual, and professional. Thanks Alan!”
Ned Wells – Cicada Online Ltd
“Alan has provided invaluable advice and guidance to me as we grow the business. He has a wealth of knowledge, a good listener and has provided practical advice that can be implemented and produces results rather than get too theoretical. He has an enthusiasm that is infectious.”
Gary Muddyman – Oxford Conversis Ltd
“I am the owner of a £20m+ sales, marketing and distribution business. I began working with Alan at a time of great change within my business and together he has helped me to focus on what is important to me and my business by creating a clear vision and direction for the future of the business, discussing and agreeing priorities, and measuring key milestones and goals that we need to achieve along the way. Alan has a great range of business experience he can draw upon and this has proved very useful when discussing the real issues that I am facing. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alan as a Business Coach.”
Arjen Cooper-Rolfe – Invopak
“Since Alan came on board we have developed in leaps and bounds. As a team we are now more focused, our company is more structured, the service provided more professional and all members of the team strive towards our common goal. I am focusing my time on working ON the business not IN the business and finding life more enjoyable with much, much less stress.
I genuinely wish we had appointed a business coach from the start. It is unbelievable the amount of help the coaching you have provided us. I honestly believe that if we hadn’t bitten the bullet and chose to engage your services we would probably not be in business today. In my opinion, the money we have spent on the service is money well spent, we now don’t look at it as a cost but as an investment that returns dividends many times over.”
Doug Jones – Liquid Media Group
“Alan, I wish to thank you for your assistance, advice and support this year. I have found it to be motivating and invaluable. Having an independent person taking an external view on my business and inputting ideas and suggestions has integrated with my internal view of the business extremely well. You have brought ideas from sources I did not know about; plus your own wide experience to assist me in managing and growing my business.
You have put some focus into my business life by helping me plan better. I think that anyone using your services and skills as a business coach would find the same and would certainly recommend Action Coaching to anyone and in particular you as their Business Coach.”
Terry Iles – Swisher Swindon
“It was a big decision to take the step to bring in a business coach, but our business was at the stage where we needed to move on again. Alan has given us the tools to learn more about our business in depth and to concentrate on the importance of marketing. In the few months that Alan has been coaching me, we have made changes in our sales approach, looked at our target markets and focussed on testing and measuring our business. For us, this whole experience has not only been money well spent, but a life changing experience proving that you can have a work/home life balance.”
Peter Granville – Broadsword Security Systems
“Since meeting Alan, I have managed to almost double the value of my average sale. My client base has been increased, not only in size, but also in quality through more focused advertising. I have designed procedures and systems for growing the business. In three months, I am now seeing the benefit of getting Alan onboard. But there is no time to sit back. I have more goals to achieve for both the business and for me personally.
Alan holds me accountable for hitting our milestones. This focuses my mind on doing the things I should. He manages to do this with great humour and great skill. I leave our once a week sessions fully rejuvenated.”
Alan Ford -The Cotswold Country Kitchen Company