Having known Michael as a family friend for more than two decades, it has been an absolute pleasure dissecting business challenges and ideating practical solutions with Michael on a professional level over the last four years. The quality of advice and level of service afforded by Michael is unparalleled and goes significantly beyond the contributions of other consulting firms we have employed in the past. We regularly host physical and virtual round table discussions to identify new operational opportunities and explore their respective success factors, and Michael’s feedback and guidance – which is fuelled by decades of industry knowledge and experience - is always thorough, genuine and full of practical insights that are helping us navigate daily and long-term challenges
Chris Christodoulou, CEO
One of Michael’s great qualities is that he is solutions oriented. There are consultants who point out the problems to you, but Michael gives you the solutions and then is happy to work with your teams to ensure their successful implementation. Lastly, Michael is someone you can trust and whom other people trust and appreciate. Meeting someone whom Michael introduces to you is always a good start.
Núria Vilanova, President, Atrevia
As a successful destination marketing agency we were performing well but recognised that we would benefit from an external perspective. Michael has supported us in developing our long-term thinking, improved our financial performance, recommended structural changes to our business and supported us as we pursue new clients and business opportunities
Anna Coverdale, Founder, Coverdale Barclay
If you are open-minded to hear an alternative opinion from an experienced industry leader, then work with Michael. He has always provided honest and clear feedback and ideas, which will support the transformation of your business. Michael is a great sounding board, and while we always debate and not always agree, the discussion reaps rewards.
Dan Neale, Founder, Alfred
A fantastic business advisor and mentor, Michael gives clear-sighted business advice and delivers it with charm. For a growth strategy and comms agency, his experience of the global market is invaluable. Since working together, Michael has helped us increase Lodestone’s turnover, profit and focus for the future.
Martha Dalton, Managing Director at Lodestone
Michael has influenced and inspired many people working in corporate strategy and communications around the world and I owe him a great deal. He is quite simply one of the best value-enhancing operators in the business.
Graeme Jack, Group Communications Director at Muller Group
Michael has provided outstanding strategic advice and support for communications and PR to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and its board through its buyout from LVMH to its international expansion. He was a very valuable advisor.
Paul Skipworth, chairman of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society
When Michael was on the board, Michael inspired Interel Management team to push its boundaries while maintaining compliance and transparency towards its Board. He helped recognise that we don’t have all of the answers and that solutions don’t lie in commonality but in a diversity of opinion. Michael brought to the Board different perspectives and a true pragmatic sense of the business that creates tangible outcomes.
Geoffrey Ghyoot, COO & Board member, Interel Group