Michael Thain, Head of Place Development.
“Graeme joined the team and provided a much needed check and challenge role. Until then we could not get to the bottom of why things we wanted to work, didn’t. He brought clarity, and then action where it was needed most, even when it made things uncomfortable. He’s pretty fearless. We’ve made significant improvement and have a much stronger and more strategic plan as a result. I fully intend to employ him again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him”.
Andrew Reston, Property Director, Metropolitan Housing . firstname.lastname@example.org
“Graeme was brought in during a period of significant change within the asset team. This was because the data, systems and delivery were very poor and needed fixing quickly. He immediately got to grips with the issues and built a small team to deliver a considerable capital programme of circa £40m. His no nonsense style was new to the organisation but paid considerable dividends, and he soon had the respect of his work colleagues. Graeme’s ability to get to the root cause of any problem, creating pragmatic solutions, is a major strength. Coupled with his extensive contractor management experience, he managed to excel despite tremendous internal chaos.”
Kain Roach, Head of Repairs & Maintenance, LBBD.
“Graeme worked as a Service Improvement Manager at Barking & Dagenham Council (LBBD), to assist with transformation and business change across our Repairs & Maintenance Service. Graeme is results driven and has strong commercial acumen from a wealth of business experience and knowledge. He helped to support LBBD to implement changes to increase productivity and deliver services more efficiently and effectively. I would highly recommend Graeme to any organisation going through change and transformation in order to improve services and deliver them more effectively”.
Stephen Moon, Managing Director, Venturn Ltd.
"Graeme operated with speed and efficiency, during an extremely difficult and high pressure situation. Getting to grips with the businesses’ complex trading issues and acute financial difficulties, he quickly gained the trust of the demoralised and suspicious existing workforce. He was then able to give an objective view on the current situation, reporting matters in a factual and concise manner, quickly agreeing a plan which he executed with the full support of the team".
Liam Cave, Global Ops Director, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions. email@example.com
“Graeme worked for me as Interim Operational Efficiency Manager. He firstly went round the business to understand the issues, and then developed a detailed strategy to resolve them. Graeme is a highly motivated individual with a good understanding of how operations need to work. He is very experienced in commercial matters and extremely focused on delivering the tasks assigned to him. He works well with people and has a clear focus on what needs to be done to achieve results. I have no hesitation in recommending him to you”.
Neale Jouques, Regional Director, Connaught Plc. firstname.lastname@example.org
"Graeme took responsibility for a number of failing contracts in the most difficult of circumstances. A client focused, results driven individual he was quick to identify root causes and tackle issues, however intractable. His efforts to address long term staff matters and performance shortfalls, fairly and with determination, made a real difference and was reflected in a new spirit of partnership with the clients he supported. Independent, reliable and hard working, he was a real asset and I would gladly work with him again”.
Richard King, Snr Consultant, Manufacturing Advisory Service.
“As our Construction & Engineering specialist, Graeme’s knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes is very comprehensive. He conducts himself with professionalism and integrity at all times, is a target hitter, and able to influence business owners in a positive and efficient manner He was an asset to our business and I look forward to working with him again”.
David Mawson, Managing Director, Keir Housing Maintenance. email@example.com
"Graeme has worked for me twice, and on both occasions his help has proven invaluable. He has an excellent understanding of the management of both Direct labour and Subcontractors, and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in hiring him again".
David Clark, Head of Asset Services, CityWest Homes Ltd.
“Graeme worked for me on a six month interim contract as a Senior Level Project Troubleshooter, having been brought in to resolve high profile and long festering technical issues, and to fill a skills and experience gap within the existing project team. I found Graeme to be both technically competent and very effective in problem resolution. He is skilled in managing both contractors and project stakeholders at all levels, is self motivating, and needs little or no management in order to perform”.
Simon Baddeley, Osborne Construction, Connaught Plc and Kier Housing Maintenance.
“Graeme's skill as a commercially astute Operations Manager stands him in great stead when joining a business in whatever capacity. We have worked together three times and each time he has proven his ability to manage the team, whilst delivering improved results and at the same time building client confidence”.
Niki Cole, HR Director, OCS Engineering Ltd.
“Graeme is a strong manager with excellent people management skills. His awareness of employment law is excellent, allowing him to plan and implement change management through to success. He understands the complexities of individuals and works with this to achieve his goals”.
Celia Hopkins, Asset Services Director, SBS and Rotherham 2010 Ltd. firstname.lastname@example.org
“Graeme and I have worked together twice. He is an excellent change manager who delivers results and is respected by colleagues for his forthright, straightforward style and approach. He has a broad range of skills which he applies enthusiastically to his roles”.
Mark Addison, Financial Director, OCS Engineering Ltd.
“Graeme is an extremely competent and highly proficient change agent, accustomed to working in the most difficult of circumstances with a wide range of challenging characters. I found Graeme to be very insightful and tenacious with an excellent all round senior management capability. He was a pleasure to work with, and I would be pleased to work with him again in some capacity”.
Donald Urquhart, HSE Director, OCS Engineering Ltd.
“Graeme is a solid no nonsense Engineering professional who takes situations and turns them around. He is fair but firm and will make the difficult decisions that some others shy away from but know are necessary. His engineering knowledge and problem solving are his best assets”.
Sharon Bryan, Transformation Consultant, Rotherham 2010 Ltd.
“Graeme has a genuine passion for ‘making a difference’ for both individuals and organisations. His skill, knowledge and ability enable the achievement of tangible results irrespective of adversity. He is a real inspiration to work with. I cannot recommend Graeme highly enough and in particular to those who want to change their culture and increase efficiency. I would welcome the chance to work with Graeme again”.
Teresa Butler, Director, Rotherham 2010 Ltd.
“Graeme was appointed to see through a number of changes within the repairs and maintenance provider in Rotherham. He worked well to reorganise working practices with a view to improving productivity and services to customers. He was tenacious in his task; some people responded well to his challenging approach but others considered his forthright manner rather brusque. Personally, I found him to be a straightforward, no nonsense manager determined to achieve his objectives”.