Client testimonials: Strategic business development consultancy

We work for a wide variety of clients, and every project we carry out is unique. However we pride ourselves on delivering consistently excellent service and high levels of customer care.

We find this is reflected in the positive feedback we receive.

Here are a few examples… 

Keith Eldridge,
Finance Director

John Madejski Academy

"Alan has worked extensively with John Madejski Academy for over a year across a wide range of consulting assignments. We initially appointed him to assist in resolving some long-standing issues with the academy’s buildings. However we have been sufficiently impressed with his expertise, project management skills and energy that his role has expanded to include support with website development, branding, office refits, energy use and capital funding bids. Alan’s support has been invaluable during a period of significant change for the academy and I would fully endorse his excellent interpersonal skills, breadth of knowledge and commercial approach." Keith Eldridge

Sam Clark,
Managing Director


"Conjure began planning a unique product for the Airsoft market around summer 2012 and, while we have extensive experience in the digital realm, physical products proved a whole new challenge as far as development was concerned. Alan has proved invaluable in aiding us through our first tentative steps into product development, helping us validate our idea, reassuring us of our route to market and pointing out pitfalls in the long journey to a finished product. His patient and easy manner, along with his formidable knowledge and contacts in the product space have made a daunting journey much easier to travel. I can wholeheartedly recommend his services and am excited about the future as our product nears completion." Sam Clark

John Iley,
Managing Director

Iley Design

"I have known and valued Alan's thoughtful input, analysis and attention to detail for a long time now, but was only recently sharply reminded when his skill and judgement augmented an important body of work I was preparing in a limited timescale.  If you require assistance or a fresh pair of eyes to look at an existing or new project or business, Alan will provide the perspective you need to deliver an enhanced solution." John Iley

Sarah Hudson,


"Alan Ward Consulting provided extremely helpful advice and common sense business planning for the Business. Sudzfun is looking forward to seeing the benefits of the useful and implementative tool that has been put into practice." Sarah Hudson

Richard Blackwell,
Sales and Marketing Director

Bisley Office Equipment

"Alan Ward has undertaken a number of marketing, strategy and research projects for us in the last six months. His ability to focus on the core issues of each project, collect and collate supporting information and steer us in the right direction has been invaluable to us. It is also vitally important that we have faith and trust in our external consultants as we frequently share sensitive and confidential information with them. Alan has both our respect and trust and we would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others." Richard Blackwell

Chris Wright,
Managing Director

Carbonyte UK Limited

"Alan came into our business with a fresh pair of eyes and listened intently to our views and frustrations. He was able to see opportunities from a fresh perspective and offer help and advice. With Alan's help we were able to develop a side of the business that complements our core objectives and I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Alan Ward Consulting.  " Chris Wright

Paul Bullock,
Managing Director

Ent-ice Innovations

"The Manufacturing Agency (MAS) introduced us to Bang back in 2011. The aim was to work with us both to design and develop our first product and to help to provide a brand which would promote our new product. We were introduced to Alan very early on in this business relationship. He was quick to engage with our product and understand what we wanted to achieve, both for the product and our company.  He worked with us to understand our needs and offered, sound advice as we looked at areas such as market research, product development and business awareness. He was very knowledgable and always made himself available when we needed to discuss things and I would recommend him accordingly." Paul Bullock

Barry Slayford,
RTI Chairman

Round Table of Inventors (Croydon)

"An excellent presentation to our members. The workshop was inspirational, directive and fun. The interaction between Alan and our members was amazing, or to use another word; "Awesome". I have no hesitation in saying that it was probably the best presentation by a guest speaker that we have ever had in our 11 year history, thank you." Barry Slayford

John Kinghorn,
WRTI Club Secretary

Wessex Round Table of Inventors

"An excellent well-balanced talk with realism about the critical factors determining an invention's viability. Skilful and well-received engagement with the audience." John Kinghorn