“Every company Dennis has worked with has a consistent response.
That it made a significant impact on improving their business, was a worthwhile investment – and enjoyable!”
Amy Salisbury – Interior Art Co.
'“It’s very difficult getting advice for a small niche business and Dennis provided practical support and mentoring in a laid back environment convenient to my home office. He helped develop and advise on my export strategy and guided me through some basic unresolved business issues. It’s like having a mentor on hand when you find yourself in a minefield of information and not having a team of expert colleagues to help.” Amy Salisbury, Director Interior Art Co.'
Richard Nall – The Brand Garden
'Dennis first starting working with the Brand Garden as we started out, and quickly helped us to focus a wide range of thoughts and ideas into a clear strategy and positioning for us. He went on to provide 1-2-1 upskill training in marketing services and sales techniques. I really enjoyed working with Dennis because it was productive, helpful, and painless, and have no hesitation in recommending him unconditionally.'
Mike Ayres – Crucible Design
'It is hard to keep challenging your own thinking when you run a small business, so you need an external view. There are plenty of people who will just play devil’s advocate, but that is too negative. You need someone who will challenge, but be supportive; question your ideas, but offer practical suggestions. Above all, you need someone who will hold up a mirror so you can see what your business really looks like. That is what I gained from working with Dennis.'
Jonathan Ling Owner Cover Up
'Our time with Dennis was invaluable. He helped us to review our exporting strategy with fresh eyes, and quickly developed a thorough understanding of our brand, products and customers. The advice and guidance Dennis gave us was delivered with clarity and assurance, enabling us to grow as a business with improved strategic vision and, as a direct result, a clear sense of direction. We’d thoroughly recommend Dennis to anyone looking for help in identifying the best way to improve and grow their business – large or small'
Serena Hickson FMB’s Therapy Systems
'Following a recommendation from another client of his, we have been working with Dennis for over a year and in that time he has helped us to grow our business, staff and capabilities not only in the UK, but also prepared us for a potential step change in turnover through setting up in USA and Canada. Dennis is great and easy to work with, and has a knack for timely ideas and guidance which help us learn and grow our own competence. He has really made a difference to our business'
Andrew Young Global Tooling Solutions
'Global Tooling Solutions have used Dennis Clark for various projects including export contracts, Market analysis, In-market Agency filtering and consolidation to name a few. We have always found Dennis to be very informative with a professional approach and works very well with timeframes, which is critical for us'
Ali Torkington The Glam Camping Company
'I have been very lucky to have had Dennis as my Export mentor and advisor whilst on the Welsh Government ITP. He worked with me for over a year and during this time helped me to understand the Exporting process in an uncomplicated and accessible way. His relaxed manner and in-depth knowledge has been a great asset to my Business'
Jerry and Shelley Lawson Frog Bikes
'Dennis has worked with us as our business coach for 18 months now and has been instrumental in helping us plan our growth more deliberately. As a young business, we were prone to jump at every opportunity, but Dennis has encouraged and enabled us to take a more strategic approach, and plan 3 years out. He has also helped us plan and bring to fruition our first factory. Rather than relying on third party assembly plants in Asia, Dennis has helped us – through his extensive network of contacts – to identify a site, recruit an excellent team and secure financial support. Although Dennis generally works with the senior team in Frog Bikes, he has also facilitated useful sessions for the whole head office, and shared some of his specific marketing and sales skills with individuals where a need was identified. We thoroughly enjoy working with Dennis as well – he delivers his advice and experience with great humour, sensitivity and integrity.'
Darren Stacey Doubletake Design
'Dennis worked with Doubletake advising on strategic planning and project development specifically for our overseas clients. His advice helped to develop and sustain our long-term relationships with those clients in very completive markets. He delivered his advice in an authoritative, objective and friendly manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Dennis to other businesses'
Dave Jesse CEO Flight Data Services
'As a small business we value an external view to inform our business plans. Dennis brought a wealth of business experience which was a great help to direct our business plans and activities. He worked in a warm and open style which encouraged the best ideas to flourish throughout the team.'