Testimonials

Joanne worked in the marketing department, specifically on the Morrison's 'Store of the Future' Marketing between 2012 to December 2012.  I found Joanne fantastic to work with!  She is an individual who is full of energy and works at pace providing real strength to the team.  Joanne achieved mutual respect across her team and was consistently comfortable challenging stakeholders where appropriate, which earned her wider respect across the business.  Joanne provided an invaluable contribution to the Store of the Future team, the marketing department and the wider business and I have no hesitation in recommending her.  Nick Collard, Group Marketing & Customer Director

Joanne worked for me at EE between January and June 2013.  During that time she led a strategic property portfolio review bringing significant new insight and understanding to the business, using both internal and external resources not utilised previously. Her ability to quickly gain an understanding of the multi-channel perspective, together with her ability to create strong, open working relationships across all levels of the business proved invaluable in allowing her to quickly develop a clear understanding of what was required and to identify significant new value opportunities.

Joanne demonstrates great energy and passion for retail and this, together with her expertise and experience enabled her to command significant respect within the business.  She was able to create high levels of engagement with senior stakeholders that allowed her to work effectively cross functionally in support of this review.  At the same time she also supported me in establishing a wider significant change programme, enabling the senior retail team to benefit from her knowledge across all areas of the retail agenda.

Joanne has undoubtedly made a significant and invaluable contribution to the success of the business.  I have no hesitation in recommending Joanne to other senior business leaders in search of wise, insightful, pragmatic consultant support.  Deidre Burns, Retail Director, EE

Joanne is a retailer's retailer. She is completely passionate about and focused on delivering a retail offer that delivers a great customer experience, that is operationally flawless and which delivers great returns to the business. Joanne has outstanding retail knowledge, skills and experience and is great at leading teams to deliver big improvements to retail performance.”
Stuart Cross, Owner and Director, Morgan Cross Consulting

Jo is a tenacious and insightful leader in whom I have complete confidence of delivery. Her retail understanding and her operational stores focus are second to none. When this is combined with her experience of delivering large programmes of change through our stores, this makes her an easy choice on any team of mine.”
Mark Chivers, Programme Director for Shared Services, Alliance Boots

Joanne is an exceptional retail professional, her depth and breadth of retail knowledge is second to none. Keeping an eye on the strategic agenda and applying her expertise in Regional General Management and Offer Development Joanne has led from the front in developing AND delivering a sustained competitive advantage across Alliance Boots stores. As a leader Joanne is admired both by her team and her peers. Able to bring out the best in her people, generating loyalty and respect, creating a can do / will do attitude across her department, achieving results and beating targets despite the obstacles.”
Rob Ambler, Principal Consultant (Retail Advisor), Microstrategy

During the time Joanne worked with us on a major change project, she was an invaluable support, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table in terms of not only store formats and ranging but their application and executing them in a logical and relevant way for our complex customer base.

It is rare for an external consultant to join our business and from day one understand the culture and be able to work so effectively cross-functionally; Joanne has achieved this, is great fun to work with and we will miss her insightful observations and superb organisational skills.  Andy Newton, Formats and Space Director, Commercial Operations, Morrison Supermarkets plc

Michael worked for my company on a regular basis for nearly a year and worked extremely well with the rest of the team.

He worked with us at exhibitions both in the UK and in Europe and he made a valuable contribution by building a number of useful leads for both potential customers or companies to work with in a collaborative basis.  One of his initial leads and follow up meetings resulted in an order soon after he left.  He was involved in our planning and decision making in relation to product developments and the marketing of our offering.  He played a key part in the development and production of our marketing imagery and branding.  Keith Williams, CEO, GXPi

Michael's experience in the commercial healthcare market has been of great value to us, as he has been able to help and support us to develop usable and realistic business plans for products emerging from our research.  He has aided and supported our decision making in relation to our product pipeline and his networks have enabled us to make links with other experts to support our business development.  He is easy to work with, enthusiastic yet able to challenge and he has been invaluable in helping us to set out on the route to commercialisation of several of our projects.  Susan Huxtable, Director of Technology Transfer, University of Nottingham

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