A selection of past and present clients
“Working with Irene, my business is now award winning and sought after as a specialist electrical contracting company. We are working hard, but we are thriving. Irene certainly helped me give my business the boost it needed.”
Fred Hood – Owner and Managing Director – McNally & Thompson Electrical Design & Installation Contractors
“I have hired Irene to work with us and a selection of our supply chain. Her approach to helping people build better businesses within the construction sector has positive consequence for companies like ours who seek to employ only the best within the supply chain.”
Steve McCoy – Managing Director – Galliford Try Partnerships North
“We recently engaged Irene to review and assist us in providing a fresh outlook to the way we conduct business with our clients. In a very short period of time, the entire team are focused in the same direction. We could not be any more pleased with the extra dimension Irene has added to our business”
Rob Johnson – Owner and Managing Director – Elliott Johnson Property Management Consultants
“Irene and her team have been providing the business with strategic advice and in particular support with HR, which has included a full overhaul of our T&C’s and employment policies. She has provided an excellent and cost effective service that has given us access to a highly competent professional and enabled us to implement changes with minimum disruption that are now having a very positive impact across our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others and will look forward to working with her again in the future.”
Paul Marshall – Managing Director – Desco (Design & Consultancy) Ltd
“Irene has been involved with Constructing Excellence in the North East for a number of years. She contributes her time and extensive knowledge of what is going on in the construction industry as a valued Steering Group Member of the North East Club. Irene also acts as a Judge in various categories in the region’s largest and most prestigious Annual Construction Awards.”
Catriona Lingwood – Chief Executive, Constructing Excellence NE
“Irene’s calming and professional approach and expertise have been an inspiration, she is down to earth, flexible and goes the extra mile to inspire and drive the team forward. I unreservedly recommend Irene’s creative services to anyone looking to progress their business.”
Doug Glass – Owner and Managing Director – Milbank Architects Ltd
“Irene left Keepmoat/FHM some years ago to set up her own company as a business performance advisor. Unlike some companies, who charge a fortune to tell you the obvious and, often, it’s just expressing the jargon terms in vogue at the time, Irene forms a deep and proper bond with her clients and takes a real ‘hands on’ approach to shaping their success.”
Clive Belfield – Head of Housing and Partnerships – WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (as someone who has observed my work and its impact over the years)
“Irene provides excellent results. She takes time to really understand the brief, our marketplace and the end result we hope to achieve. She works to the highest standards, is very cooperative and has the highest standards of integrity. I would recommend Irene to any company looking for assistance”
Lisa Stafford – Head of Business Development – Esh Property Services
“We commissioned Irene for a very important tranche of work where we needed additional help and expertise. Irene has delivered excellent results working closely with our own team and her advice and input has also saved us money along the way. Irene demonstrates a good balance of strategic and operational working. Her industry experience is evident and we are looking forward to a longer term working relationship.”
Ken Parkin – Owner and Managing Director – Turney Wylde Construction Ltd
“We chose to work with Irene to help us drive our business forward during a significant period of change. She offers an external view which is very honest, creative, flexible and in a style that encourages you to want to incorporate her into the team to help the business be as good as it possibly can be.
We are seeing considerable advantage to this focussed effort and our senior management team fully recognise the effort and experience Irene brings to the table.
if you are looking to improve your business I would recommend Irene’s involvement unreservedly.”
Keith McDougall – Owner and Business Development Director – Aspire Contracting
“Down to earth and very professional , whether its HR related or “bidding” for work Irene’s help and guidance in business matters has been invaluable to us.”
Del Phoenix – Owner and Managing Director – MJ Phoenix Building Contractors
“A chance meeting at a networking event with Irene has led to an incredibly successful business partnership. Irene has exceeded all my original targets and goals for the implementation of our HR Strategy, Health and Safety Policy, apprenticeship scheme and training review. Irene’s expert knowledge, integrity, creative thinking will be a benefit to any company and I have no reservations what so ever in recommending her.”
Martin Kay – Owner and Managing Director – Bespoke Concrete Products Limited
“We have always found Irene to be highly professional and knowledgeable. We would have no hesitation in recommending the services to anyone.”
Gordon MacPherson Snr – Managing Director, Seaham Safety Services
“Irene’s individual personality traits are highly valued in business and she applied these traits through the delivery and application of her work. Irene’s business contributions and outputs were always professional and of the highest level of performance.”
David Mellor – Managing Director, Frank Haslam Milan (North East) – Now Keepmoat.
There Are Also Some Comments Made Where People Are A Bit Shy To Put Their Name To It!
Here are some of the more “personal” things that clients have shared about the impact of working with me.
I am sharing them to show that it’s never all about business. Its about your life.
“I had fallen out of love with my business, I hated it most of the time. Now it’s like I am back into the honeymoon phase.”
“I never thought owning a business could be this much fun. It’s an absolute pleasure working with you. Can we call this work?”
“Your insights into the business and my life are amazing. You do know that in past times, you would have been called a witch and burned at the stake!”
“My relationship with my family has improved dramatically, I think this can only be down to working with you as nothing else had changed.”
“I am now living a life I never thought possible. I have a lot to thank you for Irene.”