Bob Johnson of Mazars and Chris Darlington formerly of Mazars
“We have worked with Ian across a wide variety of client projects, spanning the last 10 years and have always found him to be a very commercially focused and practical individual, who constantly seeks to add value to his professional relationships by being very goal and result focused.
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Mazars LLP, 6 Dominus Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RP
Robert Hopper owner ATM Automation
“Ian doing ATM in non-exec role 2012 to help develop and strengthen the management team. He also helped broaden the approach of the company and to implement strong systems of measurement and control.
This has resulted in an increase in solid cash reserves and the delivery of increased turnover with strong profits.
Ian has a great range of skills covering Finance, Sales, Marketing and Production and commanded with his far reaching network of contacts in the Leicestershire area this has helped develop a great resource pool for ATM that has supported our double figure growth over this period of time.
Ian’s mentoring and coaching of ATM’s management team has also played an important part in developing good strategies that have made significant improvements in crystallising idea’s and turning them into action.”
Robert Hopper - Owner and CEO of ATM Automation
Shaun Patrick owner of Notts Sports – August 2015
"I brought Ian into our business in 2012. I needed someone with fresh eyes to look at why we were struggling to maintain cash reserves and deliver increased profits.
Ian created a strong management team, and introduced tight financial reporting practices that have seen Notts Sport develop into one of the leading synthetic grass companies in the UK. Sales are up by 55% in that period, and we are now reliving increased net profit."
Shaun Patrick – Chairman
For and on behalf of Notts Sport Ltd
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Steve Wooler MD – BWB Consulting
“Ian joined BWB as Non-Executive Director in 2003 at an interesting stage in the company’s development and played an important role in some of the key decisions and events leading up to the retirement of two of the three founding directors, followed by the eventual sale of the business to its management team. He also acted as a mentor for BWB’s Finance Director at that time and provided high level advice and guidance about the company’s financial strategy.
Ian played an important role in giving structure and cohesion to the Board Meetings during what was a fairly turbulent period. He acted as facilitator in bringing together various parties with differing views and objectives that culminated in a successful MBO in early 2008”
Steve Wooler Managing Director | BWB Consulting Limited
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George Chuter - Ex Leicester Tigers & England Rugby
Having worked with Ian on numerous charitable events, and 3 MIPIM projects, I have always found him enthusiastic, innovative and knowledgeable. He has great drive, is a real "people person", and has a proven track record of success, both in business, and in charitable fund raising.
Paul Nixon - Head Coach at Leicestershire County Cricket Club
"I have worked with Guyles for a long time on both business projects and charity events and he is great at bringing people together ... I'd call him a business catalyst and a social catalyst ... I have experienced his skills in influencing, communicating, inspiring, pulling people together and yes ... they work ... he's easy - and fun - to work with!"
Judith Cashmore-James - Touchstone Associates Ltd
International Executive Coach, Mentor and Human Capital Consultant
"While working with Ian on his coaching and mentoring training I really saw him as 'someone to lean on'. His bold decisive approach underpinned by his wild knowledge and experience bought a different dimension to group discussions, frequently making others consider their own business approaches from a different angle"
Judith's Recent Awards
Most Influential Woman in Transformational Change Coaching 2018 - UK
By AI Global in their Global Excellence Awards
CEO Magazine 2018 winner of their Management Consulting Awards
CV Magazine UK's Top 50 Executive Coaches in both 2017 & 2018
Paul Baker of Bakers Waste - August 2017 to Jan 2021
Ian has worked with me as Consultant / Non Exec and helped me re-shape the management team and establish the foundations for developing the business from its entrepreneurial roots.
Just before the Covid Lockdown in March 2020 Ian moved into an interim role heading up the Operations function. He helped us through this challenging period of covid when a lot in the world was uncertain. Ian supported me and the business until we were ready to employ permanent Industry Executives.
I and the business have learnt much from my time with Ian notably :
Process and procedures
Visibility and use of Management Information
Ian has always created a positive environment to work within making it enjoyable at all times. Ian has always been available to talk to for a good sounding board and he is happy to challenge thought process when needed.
I have been on many networking events with Ian which not only fun but great to meet many of Ian’s contacts. His introductions have been very positive for me and my business
© Ian Guyler