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What Alex has added is invaluable. His objective advice based on his experience and knowledge for the industry is, without fail, a huge additive to our decision making and problem solving. We don't often face big issues but when we do, he helps enormously.
— Caroline Sage, Consultants
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
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 Winner of Recruiter Awards “BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RECRUITMENT AGENCY 2018”
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
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 is a straight talking, knowledgeable and engaging NED. His approach is simple, effective and clear. Either in person or viaSkype, all encounters with Alex have proven valuable to my business. Thanks for your assistance Alex.
- Leanne Goodwin, Managing Director, Jobwise
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’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
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
Great fun to work with, sound advice and asks pertinent questions to facilitate and deliver positive change. A valuable addition to the board.
- Guy Barwell, Managing Director, Vitae Financial Recruitment
Alex is a member of our Board at Get Set UK, and we have found his continuing advice, suggestions and guidance to be most valuable and positively affective. With Alex's support we look forward to steady and structured growth at Get Set UK.
- Ammar Yousef
WRS engaged Alex as a Consultant (to the Board) for an initial 6-month period following a recommendation. The remit was broad given we had a number of operational growth challenges. Alex consulted with us on all our key area's and a few more besides and helped us create, present and implement a number of initiatives to meet our challenges and create a solid platform for growth. Alex can certainly claim to be a guru when it comes to the recruitment industry - the fact he's a thoroughly decent human being only adds to my endorsement.
- Mark Brown, director & co-founder, Worldwide Recruitment Solutions
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
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 has been working with Get Set UK for over a year now in the capacity of a non executive consultant. Over this time he has supported us through some very challenging situations, always offering practical and realistic advice. I'd highly recommended Alex to any organisation that requires clarity of vision or alignment within their business or SMT.
- Thomas Harley, Managing Director, Get Set UK
Let’s keep it simple - Alex is really really really good! Happy to give further information to interested parties.
— Spencer Debson, Investor
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 very knowledgeable, and sound counsel. Whether you're experiencing the day to day headaches of running a recruitment business or looking to grow your firm, preparing it for sale, he has practical solutions. And he's incredibly supportive, checking in regularly, pulls upon his large network of people to fulfil needs and creates models that offer solutions dependent upon your budget. Whether that be a full non-exec service or online training for your team. I have learned some very valuable lessons working with Alex and highly recommend him.
- Clare Wight, Owner, Clarity Appointments
Since starting my role as Head of Sales at Skillfinder I have found Alex’s advice and guidance to be incredibly useful. Alex knows the recruitment industry inside out and the the direction and insight he provides is always pragmatic, always honest and always on point.
- Patrick McKenzie, Head of Sales, Skillfinder
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
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
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
I just wanted to say thank you for your presentation yesterday. Really informative and entertaining. Loving your work!
— Sarah Bishop, MD, Recruit Recruit
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 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
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
“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