Testimonial from AugMentor clients

POSITIVE FEEDBACK SHOWING THE VALUE OUT PARTNERS PROVIDE TO OUR CLIENTS

"You certainly identified the areas for improvement. Architects are notoriously bad businessmen, being over optimistic.  You provided the impetus for reassessing certain areas of our business.” 

MD Architects, South West

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"Mike Teasdale helped us bring some strategic clarity to our operational setup with the business. He worked well with different levels within our team as part of enjoyable workshop sessions to really help us understand what our key areas of focus should be. Overall, AugMentor concentrate on understanding the ‘helicopter’ view of a business as well as the detailed complications, adding strategic experience and insight to guide future decision making processes."

James McMaster, Operations Director, Gu Puds

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“It was most timely for me. Having lost a large chunk of public sector work in the last six months, we’ve been reassessing our future target clients and refocusing on private sector. My previously clear vision became rather clouded and as a result of our setback I have delayed re-writing my strategic plan and business plan. You convinced me to get on with it without further delay!”

MD, PR Company, Exeter

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"Bracken Software was in the doldrums. It was going nowhere. That dream of making a million was fast disappearing over the horizon and I was ready to call it a day. This is when I met AugMentor. With expert guidance, they have helped us turn the business around and has given us the confidence to plan for the growth we need to achieve our goals. Bracken Software has become a vibrant, dynamic organisation and that dream is getting closer every day.”

Rob Bracken, MD, Bracken Software

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"We engaged with AugMentor very early on in the formation of our environmental software business Green 2020 and it has to be said that without AugMentor we would not have achieved as much as we have to date in such a short space of time.

AugMentor brought clarity, reason, focus and logic all of which become blurred in the excitement of the creation of a new venture. I can without hesitation recommend AugMentor to any business whether in start up mode or accelerated growth mode and defy any hard nosed businessman or entrepreneur to not see a significant positive transformation of their business.”

Philip Emsley, Director, Green 2020 Limited

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‘We asked Mike Teasdale to work with our senior management team to clarify elements of our business development strategy. Mike proved himself to be an able, effective and productive facilitator. He helped us identify key issues and opportunities and focus our key actions and he left us with an effective written summary and monitoring tool. We are looking forward to working with Mike again in the near future."

MD, Director HR Company

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“It is very easy to get sucked in to the day to day stuff and not take the appropriate time to raise your head and look forward. Common sense, people, process, planning and fun are essential to create a successful business. Your timely advice was useful as we begin to plan for our future growth and diversification.”

MD, Transport Company

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"Working with Mike Teasdale on a funding application was a great pleasure. During our strategy meeting Mike brought his expertise & experience, which created a very solid foundation. His “hands on” approach, no nonsense style and ability to handle both the financials and the written content for the application were invaluable. The surprising part was that all this “grey haired” experience was combined with a real “Go get” mentality, which was very inspiring.
Thank you Mike and I look forward to working with you again in the future."

Managing Director – Healthy Foods Sales & Distribution Business

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"It was very good to have the discussion last week, and it was really great to have your input. You gave us the opportunity to think about the possibilities we have in a strategic way. So, it was great for us to step out of the daily activities and think more strategically. You had an important role in this process. Many thanks!!!

Owner of a Dutch Internet retailer

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"I have had the privilege of experiencing James Short’s mentoring and leadership first hand. He has an exceptional ability to help you achieve outstanding results and he leads by example. He shows you how to move your business forward in a structured manner. I am proud to be working with him and have learned how to prepare plans effectively and actually have a good time doing it because I know, more often than not, that I will exceed the results I want. I feel a great sense of comfort knowing any issues that come forth will be resolved through the support provided by him and his team at Augmentor. He has high integrity, high standards and has the finesse to add comfort to any situation you are facing in your business."

Deborah MacLeod, Client Relationship Consulting

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"As the owner of the UK arm of a global franchise training business and having enjoyed success in the first four years of trading I was experiencing all the usual challenges of a business owner with an expanding business.

I can’t say I was awake each night worrying but I was often waking up during the night or each morning with things on my mind. Too many things. Having worked with James Short for 12 months he has mentored me through many business decisions and shown me how to expand faster but with better controls in place. I have someone I completely trust to turn when I need to discuss anything about the business. I have received honest criticism and suggestions for improvements, sometimes in areas where I wasn’t even aware there could be an improvement. I have received praise and motivation from him too. So what? All this comes from someone with no hidden agenda, someone who has experienced what I am going through on a day to day basis and someone who has a high personal and business integrity and who makes me see the funny side of things whilst still focussing on the seriousness of business. I have a clear written plan which is being implemented daily which stops me from any sense of panic – I am calm, focussed and not distracted by the things which can so often undermine a good plan.

How will you know if it will work for you and your business? I didn’t really know if it would work or not, I didn’t know what exactly I needed and if I am honest and I didn’t understand fully what James could do for my business at the time of engagement. I made a decision because I knew I wanted to move forward in my business and get more – more clarity around my plan, more profit, more time, more control, more peace of mind and yes, more sleep!"

Sarah Owen, MD, The Referrals Institute

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