“Training with James was very enlightening.  He covered a wide range of topics within the presentation umbrella that everyone could benefit from. His style of teaching was very relaxed and allowed for us all to engage with him.  The team learnt a lot from the training session and were keen to start putting it into practice. I would not hesitate to recommend James to other companies.”


Neil Edwards – VP Finance, Moneygram

“James brings a fresh and contemporary perspective to sales in a professional services context.”


Ed Turner – Managing Director, Taylor Vinters LLP

“James has worked with us for a few years now, running workshops for both junior and senior level teams and also one to one coaching for senior leaders. His informal and friendly style, which gets even the most cynical participant on board, belies a rigorous and goal orientated approach which achieves results. As MD of a very diverse group both in terms of skills, background and experience, James has been hugely helpful in working with me to empower and engage both individuals and teams . We really value working with him.”


Julia Chain, MD and Exec VP International – Advanced Discovery

“Our research and sales groups recently participated in James’ sales training program. It was really fantastic, comprehensive and personally beneficial for my goals in sales around building long-term client relationships – I can’t wait to start applying what I learned! James speaks with authority on his topics and runs a tight ship as he presents. He kept our rowdy group in order and we all had nothing but great things to say about his recommendations. Could not have enjoyed it more!”


Kathryn Taylor, Executive Search Consultant – 6 Group

“I spent two days with James, looking at my business in detail and discussing new ways to improve it even further. I found his ideas and techniques very helpful and look forward to implementing these over the forthcoming year. Would highly recommend!”


Kevin Brady, Director – AdView

“James is an excellent speaker. He combines a charismatic presence with thoughtful content to produce motivational presentations. His personality and humour added to his solid marketing knowledge make a powerful combination. It’s not often we have the same speaker twice to my CIPD group but we happily did with James.”


Peter Thomson CIPD/Workwise Ltd

“I have been really impressed with James and the delivery of his training for myself and my colleagues recently. The training was well pitched  across the hierarchy of staff present and it really gave everyone something to think about, whether they considered themselves competent or not. Feedback has been great and I wouldn’t hesitate to use James’ services in the future for other professional skills training,”


Kathryn Bates, Business Development Executive – Irwin Mitchell LLP

“Enthusiastic, passionate about his work and willing to share his knowledge and experience is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about James. I’ve had the pleasure of attending his seminars on “Client Relationship Excellence” and “Advanced Networking & Strategy”, during which James really helped me reach the next level. And, of course, his open-mindedness and outgoing personality really helped all of us enjoy these sessions on both a professional and personal level.”


Gaelle Bernard, Director – Atoz 

I would not hesitate to recommend James as a trainer or a speaker for your event. He was a keynote for me at the Bookkeepers Conference and shared his ‘Referral Revolution’ system. The feedback from the delegates was fantastic, but more relevant was those that I mentor who took ‘action’ on the expertise shared and actually experienced an improvement with the referrals they receive. This guy is practical with his thoughts to help implement a system that works.”


Mike Foster, Commercial Director – Chapman, Robinson & Moore

“James is engaging and insightful, delivering with great passion and enthusiasm, whilst sharing his broad experience in an entertaining, commercial and practical way. His recent series of workshops for our consultants were pitched at the right level for an audience with varying degrees of experience, helping all who attended to apply new techniques and learnings immediately in their working life. We will definitely be using James again.”


Nikki Blackhurst, Partner – Mackenzie Jones

“We have used James several times over the last couple of years. James is a natural communicator and great speaker. He is engaging, and although he can   adopt a light hearted approach, his message and advice is thought provoking, providing a real  world action plan to make a difference immediately.”


Jayne Lambis, Associate Director – IPS Group

“James has provided fantastic guidance in helping to rejuvenate and streamline our company’s pitching and sales processes, resulting in us winning more profitable business more often. A highly personable, commercially astute and passionate professional. I cannot recommend James highly enough.”


Max MacGillivray, MD – Redfox Executive Recruitment

I did have a great time during your presentation. I found it informative, fruitful and inspiring. There were many topics covered and you really did an outstanding job of sharing your experience. It will help me to develop confidence, skill and mindset.”


Veon Tsang, MD – Hotels HR Search 

“James is simply put spot on. He understands business and what you need to get it and applies his expertise to the given circumstances in an easy to understand way and comes up with a practical way forward”


Duncan Ward, Consultant – Cubism Law

“James is a personable & innovative trainer. I enjoyed working with him & refer to his notes regularly when preparing for my own training sessions.”


Stella Redgrave-Nevison, Learning and Development Manager – HCL plc

“James did a top job for us, being the catalyst to restructuring the management of our private client business, giving the Partners the cohesive approach we had been striving for.”


Ian Wood-Smith, Senior Partner – Field Seymour Parkes

“James is a very personable and competent trainer who is able to get everyone interacting, you plant the seed and he will make it flower, no matter what tools you give him.”


Chelsey Smith, HR Manager – Eclipse Marketing

“James delivered a training programme to my team in a structured way that was informative and entertaining, providing them with an opportunity to actively participate and gain valuable experience and insight. He had a very relaxed and personable approach that made it very helpful and productive session for both the senior and junior members of the team.”


Barry Stanton, Partner and Head of Employment – Boyes Turner LLP 

“James has committed a great deal of time and thought to understanding the operation and needs of my company and unstintingly applies his wide experience and commercial acumen to assist us in improving the skills of the individuals within the company and the service we are able to deliver to our clients. James is now a trusted confidant of the business and will remain so. I have no hesitation in recommending him.”


Mark Husband, Managing Director – Cogence Search

“We recently used James as part of a training programme for Consultants. We found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and his enthusiasm and passion for his work was evident at all times. The course was well structured and relevant and the individual feedback and advice given was very useful. We will definitely work with James again.”


Dawn Richard, Operations Director – Jepson Holt

“I recently attended James’ training and was impressed with how he very clearly and creatively got the information across. It was pitched at a very accessible level and I would highly recommend his services to any organisation wishing to give their employees confidence and usable skills. I really enjoyed the course and was able to put a few of my new found skills into practice that very evening!”


Gemma Wallace, Marketing Assistant – Clarkslegal LLP

“As a business consultant, training provider and recruiter, James’ experience, knowledge and enthusiasm are always apparent. He tailors his training to his audience, his advice is highly accessible and his style professional and supportive. Whilst recognising challenges faced by businesses and individuals in the current environment, James focuses on solutions. I would highly recommend him.”


Marion Oswald, Senior Lecturer in Law – University of Winchester

“James makes his training exciting and fun, displaying great passion and empathy. He is a great ideas man and is intuitive and committed to  delivering 1st class support and results. He is very comfortable in the what if world, and together with his intuitive and empathy skills and great ideas make him an ideal mentor/coach. I highly recommend his work to any organisation.”


James Newman, Managing Director, Michael Page International

“James provided us with in-house training for all our staff on resourcing. He is an excellent trainer, great motivator and we have learned lots! Highly recommended!”


Sarah Mayo-Evans, MD – Peach Recruitment