The feedback from my diverse range of clients has been very positive whether they be small enterprises, large organisations or from less traditional business groups such as not-for-profit organisations:
Community and voluntary organisations (Not-for-profit businesses)
“We recently employed Greenhill Consulting for our Board Development morning entitled “An Effective Board?” The Board and Hospice has increased in size with a number of new trustees joining since our last Board Development training day four years ago which had been facilitated most productively and positively by Greenhill Consulting. Having used Chris Greenhill in the past and having been impressed with his extensive experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector we felt he would be ideally suited to assess how the Trustees operated as a board and to offer guidance on how our effectiveness could be improved. Chris was thorough in his preparation before the session and led it with skill and sensitivity. He was able to be quietly challenging and to lead us to some key actions which will enable the Board to develop positively in the future.”
Chairman of a hospice board
“Greenhill Consulting worked with seven chief officers from the voluntary sector together with ACEVO to bring into existence a consortium company. Chris provided the local market intelligence that helped inform the discussions and the subsequent content of the business plan and membership prospectus, which he put together on our behalf. He acted in the role of ‘honest broker’ enabling all participants to cross organisational boundaries and contribute equally to a common shared goal. We chose to work with Chris because he was well known and respected by the sector and brought a set of skills to the project that we were lacking. Without his facilitation, challenge and constant pushing we would not have achieved what we set out to do and for these reasons I would not hesitate to recommend Greenhill Consulting.”
CEO of lead charity forming VCS consortium
“At the end of your assignment thank you for your excellent work as the interim Chief Executive Officer for the Society.
We have all been impressed by your efforts and particularly in your approach to the task. You never considered it a ‘holding’ situation and sustained the momentum of the Society, initiating and guiding change and of vital importance, maintaining a high level of morale amongst the staff. Latterly you ensured a smooth ‘handover’ to the incoming CEO, giving her great support during her first few days in the post.
Congratulations for a job well done and our gratitude for the smooth efficiency with which you have guided the Society in the past few months. Whilst hopefully the eventuality is unlikely, you may be assured that you will be our first contact in any future time of need.
Many thanks for your sterling work and our best wishes for the future.”
Chair of a county-wide charity for the blind
“You are brilliant!
Our chair liked what you said and said so very clearly after you left the Board Meeting. In fact it feels like we have got the board focused again on trade as a good thing for our charitable objectives….One board member recognising this is a significant moment in the charity’s history declared “We have crossed the Rubicon!”
You helped set the tone and atmosphere with your professional and sensitive presentation. Well done!!
So, Chris, a great big thank you for your help..”
Chief executive of a disability charity
“Chris has been a tremendous support to Headway Cambridgeshire, understanding our ethos immediately and helping us clarify our messages to our health and social care commissioners in this very challenging economical climate”
Chief executive of a brain injury charity
“I wanted to record my appreciation for the work you have undertaken with VST on developing a business and action plan that will help to move the organisation forward in a brave new world of trading and procurement. Your approach was consistently thoughtful, insightful and timely and this made the process largely pain free! I would be more than happy to recommend Greenhill Consulting to any organisations facing issues of change.”
Chief executive of a not-for-profit training organisation
“Chris helped our charity through challenging times supporting our business re-organisation in an empathetic yet professional manner. He perceived our problems very quickly and steered the Trustees through a minefield of constitutional and administrative problems leaving our Charity better organised to face the future positively”
Chair of charity supporting homeless people
“HoHS engaged Chris to help the board and management carry out a strategic review of our services. We are now implementing those recommendations. Chris has helped the business focus on the important issues and provided a value for money service.”
Board director of an occupational health organisation
“Struggling to find new ideas to improve our business, we contacted Greenhill Consulting. This was one of the best decisions we have made. Speaking about our business with Chris on a regular basis not only gave us great ideas, but helped us focus in what we needed to do to move forward. Since then we have noticed a big increase in our trade and feel a lot more positive about the future. We cannot thank Chris enough and would recommend his help to any business.”
Landlord of a country pub
“Having employed the services of Greenhill Consulting over the last 2 years, we were surprised and delighted by the extremely professional approach. He listened carefully to us before putting together a full analysis of our current marketing status, and then gave us a detailed way forward to enable us to grow and compete in a very difficult market. We would thoroughly recommend his company”
General manager of a golf club
“We initially contacted Greenhill Consulting to establish a plan to grow our business beyond what we could do on our own. Their experience and knowledge of our industry was of great benefit, meaning the advice we received both made sense, and was relevant to our business on many levels. Chris is easy to talk to, and he makes you feel comfortable and confident in his and one’s own abilities. A guiding hand is offered rather than an aggressive troubleshooting method, and it leads you to solutions that really make a difference to your growth and business. We have seen the value of Greenhill’s services in monetary terms, with a relatively small outlay leading to a big increase in turnover since our meetings began. We had hit a bit of a brick wall, and Chris gave our company the push up it needed, we are very grateful indeed”
Principal of a design agency
“I cannot thank you enough for all the help and advice you have given me with my business over the last few weeks. As you know TASS is now a year old and although the business has steadily grown during that time, I had not stood back and critically appraised what we were doing. You made me focus on what I should be doing and the type of customer I should be targeting.
I know I have still got a long way to go but you have given me the drive and enthusiasm to take TASS forward.
Your work on the website has been brilliant; we are very pleased with everything you have done.”
Owner of a storage and distribution company
“At 50 Jeff decided to start a business as he felt being unemployed was not an easy option and he was aware it would be a struggle to find suitable employment. So Jeff and I decided he should use his artistic talent and skills learnt during a five year apprenticeship in Hatton Garden to start a small jewellery business. However we realised that although we had some excellent ideas and were getting encouraging responses from customers the main business structure was not in place and we needed some expert guidance before things got out of hand. Chris came to see us and immediately we felt back in control thanks to his incredible expertise. Although he is obviously highly knowledgeable he did not once make us feel patronised and listened to what we had to say whilst pointing us in the right direction. He even offered some ideas to think about which were of great value.
We highly recommend Chris and Greenhill Consulting as we feel he has a refreshing approach and any business could benefit greatly by him.”
Owner of a start-up jewellery business
“Very high standards of quality to his work and focussed input to any project that ensures an effective output…”
“Broad experience of managing change and introducing new systems and processes into a complex organisation…”
“Clear thinking which results in simplification of issues and outputs in a complex matrix environment…”
“Superb value from Chris’s contribution to a project. His willingness and flexiblity enable objectives to be delivered on time, despite any distractions or blockers to delivery…”
“Very positive, collaborative and personable approach…”
“Superb people skills with the ability to successfully relate to technical and non-technical staff at all levels in the organisation…”
“Extremely professional approach with work of the highest standard…”
“Chris is able to quickly assimilate the culture of the organisation to ensure that his input is appropriate and effective”
Operations director of a global corporation
“I would happily recommend Greenhill Consulting to any organisations seeking a high quality, professional and innovative approach to problem solving. I have been extremely impressed with the way that Greenhill Consulting approached the task of reviewing the structure and effectiveness of a major partnership that my organisation leads on. There were a range of people from a number of organisations that needed to be consulted, and the approach was flexible enough to enable good responses from all. I was particularly impressed by the way that the project ran on schedule and reached a very satisfactory conclusion, with recommendations that will enhance our partnership working.”
Head of service for a local authority