‘with you for the whole journey’
We all know that singing our own praises is no praise at all, but endorsements from those who know you are priceless. Here are a few from our clients & contacts.
"Graham is a lovely, lovely guy. He just radiates genuine warmth, empathy and likeability. I haven't worked with Graham on any projects yet, but I think that's just a matter of time. The way he is able to build rapport with people of every walk of life will ensure his success. Watch this space..."
Michelle Mills-Porter, Award-Winning "Business Generation" Specialist, Motivational Trainer and Coach at Ethos Development Ltd - August 2010
"Twelve20 have been working closely with Graham / In Tandem to help us manage our new online application. Having a person looking at the project from the outside and be accountable to helped us to achieve our goals and deadlines set. Graham is thorough, attentive and guided us throughout the project, we would definitely recommend in-tandem Management Solutions Ltd to others who require management services"
Darren Langham and Matthew Tullett, Owner/Designers at twelve20 - September 2010
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Graham for nearly 9 months now and I wanted to write a personal recommendation in praise of his honesty, integrity and professionalism, and his wonderfully light hearted approach to life and business in general. Graham demonstrates these qualities with ease and generosity at all times and when he says his whole business ethos is based on forming and building strong relationships built on trust, this is exactly so. Nothing is too much trouble and without having to ask, he will be there to offer a helping hand, provide encouragement and/or suggest a wisely considered solution in any situation. If you are looking for someone to guide you through the complexities of running a business with foresight and intuition, I would not hesitate in recommending Graham as the person for you.”
Sue Cartwright, Director at Unisey Ltd - October 2010
“It’s not until you really sit down with Graham that you can appreciate his wealth of knowledge, and breadth of life lessons that he brings into his role as a coach. His ability to read my preferred approach to being on the “other side of the couch” is intuitive and effective.
As with many things, the solutions are simple, and yet Graham delivers the strategies in a calm and gentle way, which is exactly the way that I can digest them and put them into action. I trust him and respect him.
And he is lovely, too!” Michelle Mills Porter, Ethos Developments November 2010
“Black Country Reinvestment Society needed an analyses completing of a prospective client. Graham responded quickly to my enquiry and completed a report fit for purpose promptly. This has led to a successful lend with no hold ups. Having worked in this sector for many years I was impressed by the professional and practical attitude shown by Graham and will certainly be using the services of In-Tandem again in the future.” Adam Grant, Business Development Manager, BCRS, November 2010
“Graham’s organisational and communication were plainly evident in the charity cycle ride he organised on April 3rd. He engaged with both riders and supporters, motivated and encouraged everyone, obsessively chased down the vital details and solved all problems in his way to achieve the result. An excellent metaphor for his business competence!” Phil Watson, PWHR Business Partner April 2011
“I first met Graham in April 2010 and from our first conversation I knew we were going to be firm friends and confidents in the business world. Graham is an extremely friendly, considerate and highly skilled business development specialist – a genuine ‘people person’ of the highest order who has provided me with unending support since day one. As a business coach and mentor, Graham helps you see the ‘bigger picture’ and steers you towards your vision in a way that is true to yourself (and your clients). He also helps you to get through those difficult moments when you need the right advice, right now. With Graham’s help I have grown in confidence and feel safe in the knowledge that he is always there to offer great advice and a helping hand. I would highly recommend Graham’s services and would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to him for all he has done and continues to do for me.” Sue Cartwright, Raising Profiles April 2011
“We had a system re-coding project that had been ongoing for more than two years when I decided to call i-tms in to help us review our needs and expectations with a view to getting it completed as soon as practically possible. Having worked with Graham over a period of more than ten years, I had every confidence that he would be able to get us on track and help us to finish the work. He didn’t disappoint, his professional approach, attention to detail tenacity and patience paid dividends immediately.
We realised that circumstances and the nature of the project had changed so we decided to start again from scratch. The work was completed in just three months, and we now have a system that is efficient and simple for us to maintain in-house.
I would recommend i-tms to anyone looking for no-nonsense, hands-on Project Management that delivers exactly what is promised.” Alan Pearse, General Manager, Holdens Supaseal, April 2011
“I have worked with Graham with several customers and have seen how his pragmatic approach to business can cut through the jargon sometimes associated with "consultants" and actually help busineses grow by putting in place plans that provide solutions. Graham does not then leave the customer with these plans but also helps implement them and bring them to life.” Adam Grant, Business Development Manager at BCRS Small Business Loans May 2011
“Graham was the organiser of the 2011 In Tandem Management cycle ride , for Walsall Hospice . It was a wonderful day well planned , organised and even though we completed the 92 miles we still enjoyed it !!! Thank you Graham for all you help and support” Cheryl Bradburne, Neatworking June 2011
“I would like to recommend Graham as an active, very productive and valued member of Gone Fishing 4 Business. Graham has proactively helped me to make great connections and can be best described as a valued business contact with high integrity and a genuine interest in helping others to succeed.” Jackie Casey, SuccessTrain August 2011
“I have worked with Graham on a number of projects over the years. Graham has always been thorough in his specification, which has made supplying the best solution all the more easier. I look forward to working with Graham in the future.”
Adrian Pinney, Business Development at ExPD On-Line Barcode Systems Ltd - May , 2010
“I asked for Graham's help to focus my activity and increase my earnings. I am highly creative with butterfly tendencies and I needed some cold hard facts to grab my attention. And do you know what, By Jove, he did it!!! Just received my report which has been communicated to me in a way that fits perfectly for me and will make a change in my working practice for the better. This is what Graham is so good at, reading the client and the situation perfectly and delivering in a way that has a profound impact. This is the result of years of practice, understanding and expert delivery. Graham is my hero of the year!”
Michelle Mills-Porter, Ethos Development October 19, 2011
“I have witnessed first hand Graham's ability to manage an event. With in excess of twenty parties involved such a task can be like herding cats. However Graham's logistical know how and planning skills made it appear simple.” Adam Haste June 14th 2012
“We work closely with Graham to help in our forward planning, forecasting and business strategy in all aspects of the business. Even after a short period of working with us, Graham is fully aware of our needs and requirements to help us grow the business. He has delivered ideas and sound working practices that allow us to be more productive during our working day.
Graham is very knowledgeable in his approach to all aspects of business management and fused with a great personality and dependable attitude make him a fantastic person to work with!
We look forward to working with him on getting the best from all aspects of our business to drive our company forward. He is the man with the plan!”
Matthew Woodall, Funky Concepts, September 17th 2012
“I would just like to say a big thank you for the personal attention given to my company regarding the provision of telephone services through your company. As you know, we had a bad experience with our present suppliers, being out of service on our Data lines for over a week.
Thanks for taking the time to ensure all went smoothly, even over the bank holiday weekend and for keeping me informed of the progress of the transfer. I must admit you took away the worry and gave me the confidence to relax knowing all would be fine when we returned to work last Wednesday.
It’s nice to experience great customer service and I feel that praise where praise is due as it is too easy to just criticise these days.”
Debra Lawrence, Lawrence Cleaning June 14th 2012
“I would like to thank Graham for his recent work with Seventy Three Design.
Last year was our best year to date. The problem? How do we replicate that and start to push our business forwards? Too much time working in the business meant we couldn’t see the wood for the trees. We needed some direction, someone to guide us on our journey. Someone to help us decide what that journey was going to be in the first place.
After a brief chat with Graham I soon realised he was the man for the job. Experienced in project management and people management, and with an interesting career behind him. He definitely had the experience we needed.
He has helped us plan our journey, introduced us to the right people to help us get there, and is always there as a guiding hand.
We will continue to use Graham as long as we feel the need to.”
Vicki Lovegrove, Seventy Three Design, October 2012