Client Testimonials

It’s important for others to understand, one of the reasons this has worked so well is that you listen, understand the problem and help us do our work.
Commodore Chris Hockley RN, Commander Naval Base Clyde

Your real strength has been mediation – getting people to talk to each other who wouldn’t do that naturally. I just don’t think we would have got there without you.
Captain Peter Merriman RN, Deputy Naval Base Commander

Classic self-starter. Able to interpret what’s required, take board level responsibility and make it happen without needing further input, whilst coming forward with options when appropriate. Projected a company image without seeming to be biased. Created a win-win. Only one around with the skills to make this happen.
Craig Lockhart, Managing Director, Babcock, Marine Division

David was instrumental in setting up the management board and programmes office at the Clyde Naval Base – a difficult task with many differing views on how best to achieve success. As a Director at this facility I found his support invaluable. Having just read David’s new book I now understand why he was so successful and I would highly recommend his work to anyone looking to improve business efficiency and effectiveness through improving relationships.
John Hanlon, Director, MoD

Helped bring a discipline to the meeting, as well as help and facilitation. Made tremendous interjections at the right time, helped people reconnect with what they personally needed to do to make the project successful.
John Louden, Alliance Manager, Jacobs Engineering Ltd

Thank you for your talk. I found it very encouraging & thought provoking with areas of learning for all of us.
David Nicholson, Membership Manager, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce 

I very much enjoyed listening to David’s thoughts on this absolutely fascinating topic.  Each of David’s steps could provide a day’s seminar on their own.  David provides an informative, practical, structured approach to this vital skill and area of leadership.  His mastery of our question and answer session really brought the subject home on a practical level to the audience.
Craig Vickery, Head of ACCA Scotland

From the feedback we have received to date it was a fantastic session enjoyed by everyone, with the only drawback being that it wasn’t long enough!
Megan McCreesh, Bright Purple Resourcing Ltd

Played the role of neutral and played it well.
Senior Director, public sector organisation

Listens. Very quickly gets the main thread – the nub of the problem. Never confrontational, at all. Points people in the right direction without getting their backs up (and there are some difficult characters). Very much helped keep things together. Things were destined to be difficult, but they weren’t difficult.
Gail Wilson, Hotel and Catering Manager

An ability to focus on the key issue and avoid distractions.
Martin Jones, Managing Director, Training consultancy

Safe pair of hands, implementer par excellence.
Robert Patullo, Director, Archangel Informal Investment

David’s ability to analyse and understand complex practical, theoretical and political issues and the further ability to synthesise practical solutions is first class.
Dr Neil Grant, Director, formerly BAE SYSTEMS

Braveheart Ventures

Not afraid of tackling difficult situations.
Gavin Gemmell, Chairman Scottish Widows, Lloyd TSB Banking Group

Orderly, measured and gets things done whilst maintaining a reflective and considered point of view.
Barry Sealey, Chairman, Archangel Informal Investment

Only one we’ve got who can shape the front end of projects.
Simon Kirby, formerly Managing Director, BAE SYSTEMS Marine