Here are the thoughts of some of our satisfied clients:
Restraunteur and entrepreneurJuly 21st, 2014
Ian is an insightful thinker with a personal knowledge base second to none. Whether it is a complex strategic marketing issue or a ground-level tactical problem, Ian will apply a high level of intelligence but communicate his thoughts in a down-to-earth way.
I cant say enough to show my appreciation for this man and what he brings to the table.
Manufacturing CompanyMay 13th, 2013
In January 2013, we made a decision to take the necessary action to push our Business to the next level ‘so to speak’. This then led us to look at Business Mentoring as a possible way to achieve this. We are a family run business and felt that having input from another source would generate new ideas and also look at our Business from a different angle. This then led me to Ian Perry at Remedy for Business.
Ian came to see us at the end of January and has continued to offer advice and support until now, where we find ourselves achieving positive results and growth, albeit this is only after 3 months. We look forward to growing this further over the remainder of 2013 and from this month, May, without the support of Ian although, although we will touch base with him again in 3 months for an update and take a view as to whether we require any further input from him and may well continue to do this over the remainder of the year if this is needed.
Ian has assisted in putting into place improvements and new procedures in the following areas:
· Financial, i.e. budgets, targets, reporting, increasing turnover and profitability and also more detailed Management information for Board Meetings and growth plans.
· Coaching and supporting the Directors and Staff on the above
· Improving and Implementing new Marketing Strategies
· General advice and support
It is suffice to say that Ian has been a great help and support to us and I am sure will continue to do so when needed. He was always available at the end of a phone or quick to contact us whenever we felt the need to speak to him. I have no doubt that we would not have achieved the improvements and results that we have to date without his guidance, support and input.
As a Company we are very grateful and would we would absolutely recommend Ian to any Business or Institution.
Duncan and Sandra Smith, Duncan Smith Automotive Ltd
Major Taxi CompanyApril 13th, 2013
I have known Ian for the past 9 months as Falconrise’s financial advisor, the company I bought last year. I am a newcomer to running a company and have been thrilled with the quality and scope of the advice that Ian has already given us over such a short time. Myself as someone with no financial background or company expertise has been put under extreme pressure to learn at an alarming rate to cope with the demands and Ian has been there for me.
Our aim is for the company to grow and develop in line with the demands of the current financial climate, and that means carefully looking at all areas of the company’s operation and making decisions that are for the benefit of the company whilst maintaining and building on the relationship we have with customers and staff. Ian has focussed me on what it takes to achieve sustainable high growth by identifying what our particular barriers to growth are.
Ian has been fully involved with my continued development as a director and the whole management team of the company. He has me thinking in a more strategic way and has helped us develop our IT and back office as part of our growth plan, as well as developing our marketing plan and identifying future opportunities. As an accountant by training he has us drilled as to the importance of management information both operational and financial.
He has instilled a different outlook to our plans and is a strong motivational influence on myself and the team in general. Ian has played a fundamental part in the company’s growth so far and I will be relying on his expertise to continue to grow the business in line with the growth plan he helped us put together.
I would happily endorse Ian as a valued growth coach. He has shown unwavering support and ever present advice whether in person or by phone and email. Ian has also helped with finding some extremely valuable contacts for the company including our HR consultants and our accountant, all of whom have shown the same amount of dedication to providing thorough and high quality assistance during our vital first year.
Christine J Standell, Director – Falconrise Ltd
IT companyMarch 14th, 2013
Ian came on board with Virya Technologies in the role of a mentor when I was at the point of growing the business. He has worked closely with me to ensure that we develop a sustainable business model.
His knowledge and insight into business development has been instrumental in guiding me through making critical decisions, such as employing staff, taking on apprentices and developing a strategic approach to all aspects of the business. He has also meant that I have someone to be accountable to every week, reviewing our accounts monthly and talking through developments most weeks over the phone.
Ian is very approachable and has acted as a sounding board for many of the weird and wonderful ideas we have come up with, encouraging me to consider things from different angles and most importantly consider the impact on the business for any changes I’m considering making. I am sure that Ian’s guidance has contributed toward the growth of the business and he has been a great support over the past 18 months. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services.
Ruth Cheesley – Virya Technologies Ltd
Timber Manufacturing CompanyMarch 14th, 2013
Ian has always been very professional in his approach to all business matters. His knowledge in dealing with many financial business issues is vast. I would have no hesitation in using Ian’s services in the future.
Terry Green – Operations and Business Development Manager – Flight Timber Structures Ltd
Catering companyMarch 1st, 2013
Ian is an honest and genuine person. He is very approachable with a broad range of experience. He is a keen networker too and will look for business opportunities for others before himself. Ian has a good understanding of business and is easily able to identify a business model which works. If you are looking for advise to grow your business then I suggest you contact and speak to Ian.
Stefan Shalkenburg – Gourmet Express
PR companyMarch 14th, 2011
While working with Ian to develop new ways to promote his company and raise his media profile, I was very impressed with his knowledge of businesses and the issues they face, and his willingness to try new ideas. I would definitely recommend him and the advice service he offers.
Rachael Sloane – Freelance writer, broadcaster & traner
Privately run hotelOctober 4th, 2010
The sheer depth of knowledge and expertise that Remedy were able to bring to the table was excellent. Their approach was to keep everything simple and jargon free and by using their structured planning methods were able to keep us fully focused on the agreed targets.
We had no financial reporting and controls and the owner was putting money into the company to support it every month. Remedy helped us get control back and were instrumental in turning around our fortunes. Ian’s previous background in hotels proved invaluable in helping us understand which areas of the business that were under performing.
K Ripper – owner
Building and Groundworks companySeptember 7th, 2010
We cannot thank Ian and his team enough for what they have done for us. We had severe cashflow problems and were considering winding the business up so we rang Remedy.They quickly understood what drove the business and put a rescue plan into operation.
Although we are not out of the woods yet, business is improving and we have an enviable order book. HMRC are now off our backs and our bank are fully supporting what Remedy are doing. If your company is experiencing problems, give these guys a call – it could save your business.
Phil Dyer – PJD Building & Groundworks Ltd