Read what my clients say about the value that I add

“Alex is an exceptional non executive director. He has a proactive, measured yet effective approach to business and has great knowledge. Alex and I are currently advising a number of joint clients on business growth / corporate finance related matters and to say I would have no hesitation in recommending Alex to clients in the future would be a massive understatement. Alex is a pleasure to work alongside and I look forward to working with him in future months / years.” 
— Carl Swansbury, ACA Partner at Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance
“We have been working with Alex for the past 12 months as an NED to Fruition IT. Alex has been providing strategic and operational guidance to the Management team here and has been key to helping us develop an achievable growth strategy that we are working towards. Alex is a brilliant person to have around, a great sounding board which is often needed in an owner managed business, and has exceptional knowledge, specifically relating to achieving high growth. We are looking forward to working with Alex throughout 2017 to help us achieve our business goals.” 
— Sarah Pawson, Managing Director & Founder, Fruition IT
“What makes Alex stand out from the crowd is his ability to create proven growth strategies that really deliver in addition to providing the operational structure, accountability and day-to-day tactics that ensures your company improves every month. I would recommend that every owner and MD/CEO who wants to accelerate their growth and profit works with Alex as their Non-Exec.”
— Alex Sinclair, Director, Globetec Solutions
“I’ve worked with Alex for a long time. He’s a fantastic businessman and provides superb strategic advice. I would definitely recommend his skills as a NED or strategic advisor to every company owner.”
— Dave Bancroft, Managing Director & Founder at Reverse Delta Ltd
“Alex was recommended by a mutual business aquaintance and has duly appeared with a ‘magic bag’ bursting with corporate remedies and business solutions. His analytical, enlightened, highly supportive approach and infectious enthusiasm has in a short space of time captured the hearts and minds of and universally reinvigorated our management team."
— Andrew Skorupka, Managing Director, Taskmaster
“We linked up with Alex at the start of this year. The relationship with him has been interesting and successful so far. Whilst having huge amounts of in-depth experience in his back pocket, he is not one to insist that things are only done his way. Alex listens, understands and advises accordingly and this, in essence, is exactly what I was looking for in our Non Exec Director. 
Alex will no doubt be instrumental in helping Arkesden Partners to move to the next level of development and growth that we have challenged ourselves to achieve. On the basis of our relationship so far, I can thoroughly recommend him. ”
— Adam Cairns, Founder, Arkesden Partners
“We have been working with Alex since the beginning of 2016 and I would definitely recommend him to business leaders who are looking for a broader perspective on their plans and strategy. In addition, Alex has been able to guide us through tangible operational improvements at a ground level to help drive operational success and we now have a stronger platform going forward as a result.”
— David Blake, Allen & York
“Let’s keep it simple - Alex is really really really good! Happy to give further information to interested parties.”
— Spencer Debson, Investor
“I really enjoy Alex’s frank and honest advice around all things appertaining to business. His non-sycophantic and commercially astute approach to life is a great asset in helping me determine the correct direction for our business and he always seems to maintain a decent sense of work-life balance. ”
— Toby Turner, Founder, Holtby Turner
“Alex is the sharpest and most commercially aware Non Exec I have met. His ability to find the pinch point in businesses and improve them quickly is second to none. I would have no hesitations recommending Alex to prospective clients.”
— Russell Bennett, MD, Recruiter Hub
“Alex is a superb Non-Exec Director. While ensuring that decisions are safe and appropriate for the business, he gives you the ideas and encouragement to take those long awaited next steps. Big picture and also detail, he will help and advise on all aspects of the business from strategic direction to coaching the team. He adds value and will help your business to grow.”
— Colette Brown, MD, Prospect
“Alex Arnot has worked with TEAM since December 2010 having come with the highest recommendation from several members, of his services as a Non-Executive Director. I would highly recommend Alex Arnot if you wish to improve and grow your business.”
— Liz Longman, Managing Director of TEAM
“Alex makes board level expertise accessible to SMEs. Put simply, taking on board his advice and guidance will make your journey quicker.”
— John Nolan, Douglas Scott
“Alex is an impressive and hard working individual who quickly understood our business and our objectives, providing new and innovative ideas for our existing and future plans. I have no hesitation in recommending him.”
— Heidi Heseltine - Managing Director, Halcyon Recruitment
“I have been working with Alex for 6 months. He has helped us develop a clear strategy for our business providing some real momentum following an MBO two years ago. Alex is highly intuitive and able to apply simple and effective advice that can be implemented to provide clarity and enhance results. He has unrivalled knowledge of the SME sector and can adapt to any culture or environment.”
— James Emmett, CEO, Hanover Search Group
“Alex is a highly experienced business guru. Now guru is an over used word in the consulting arena, but in Alex case it is well deserved. He is able to come up with the big ideas as well as provide the detail on the small ideas to make them successful.”
— Adrian McDonagh, Founder, Easy Web
“I would highly recommend Alex as a non-exec. He has been helping us review our business practices and freshen up, as the senior management team have all been in place a long time and felt it was time for some external ideas. He has exceeded expectations, from strategy to operational review and coaching staff.”
— Rupert Wallis, Managing Director, Media Contacts
"We’ve only been working with Alex a short while but feel his input and focus have been hugely valuable. He is great at pinpointing the real issues and helping to reach conclusions and decisions. He uses his broad business and commercial knowledge combined with his energetic and friendly style to motivate us towards achieving our growth targets which is exactly what we ordered!”
— Deborah O'Sullivan, Ten2Two

“Over the last 6 months I have been working with Alex I have found him to be very inspirational. His manner is very motivational and his experiences very useful. I would thoroughly recommend Alex to any business owner who is looking to grow to the next level. Alex also helped me complete the buyout of my business partner. Buy outs can be a tricky process however it went smoothly and was professionally handled from start to finish. Thanks Alex.” 

Colin Edge, Founder, Project EMC

“Alex’s strategic thinking has proved invaluable in clarifying our vision for the Company and defining our roadmap for successfully growing the business in order to meet our objectives. Alex has introduced our company to many practical and effective techniques which we have implemented across different areas of the business and as a result, we now feel highly motivated and confident of achieving our ambitious corporate plans.”
— Darren Hall, MD, Skillfinder Group

"Since working with Alex he has made a significant impact on the board directors, our business growth strategy and our employee’s development. We are so pleased that Alex has decided to join us as our Non-Exec as we know he’s in huge demand and I would happily recommend him to anyone looking to grow and develop their business.”
— Marc Tobias - Director, DMJ Recruitment

“Alex acted as a Non Executive Director for Blayze Group and impacted the business with his strong business planning, innovative training and high energy levels. He is passionate about recruitment and growing businesses to dominate their respective market place. He is a massive asset and I look forward to continuing to work with him.”
— Harvey Gretton, MD, Blayze Group

“Alex is a great person to have in your corner; knowledgeable, insightful and no nonsense. He also has a strong network of contacts that he can refer into your business to help facilitate on-going initiatives. Highly recommended.”
Steve Skeates, Founder, Integral

“Alex has an innate ability to identify key issues, often before they manifest themselves, and devise and implement key solutions to the benefit of the business. Approachable and professional, coupled with a clear track record of achievement. Highly recommended.”
Lee Marner, Managing Director, Field