Testimonials

 

After an initial consultation, we booked a meeting with Business Step Up to complete our 3 year Orbit. We were keen to complete it in preparation for our next Financial Year and Mark & Suzanne willingly accommodated us.

At first glance a 3 year plan can appear daunting but Mark and Suzanne’s expertise split the process down into manageable and realistic chunks which then brought everything together perfectly. In fact we soon discovered that when all the elements of the Orbit were brought together we were understating realistic target areas i.e turnover, profit, headcount. Together we re-evaluated key areas to have a final and accurate representation of our growth plan and targets and how we would achieve them.

Business Step Up did exactly what they say they would do and more. We would have no hesitation in recommending Business Step Up to anyone who did not have a 3 year business plan in place or were not seeing the benefit of their existing business plan.

Emily Steer – Steer IT

St John Cymru – Wales are extremely grateful to Mark and Suzanne who have clearly demonstrated their business expertise and professionalism to us and we are very pleased to have engaged their services. They listened to us, our core values and issues then provide inspirational ‘Bespoke’ Strategic, Marketing, Sales, Process workshops for senior management and Sales staff, which has greatly assisted the future direction of the business. Each business workshop was inspirational, directive and fun. Their ability to focus on the core issues of each project, collect and collate supporting information and steer us in the right direction has been invaluable. It is also vitally important that we have faith and trust in sharing sensitive and confidential information with them.

Mark and Suzanne have both our respect and trust and we would have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.

Jon Philips (Director of Training)

Mark has been mentoring Paul and myself for over four years now  which has been invaluable. the value in what he does is fantastic. He is our sounding board for running by new ideas, any problems that we have, new strategies and always challenges us to make us accountable and make sure we put things into practise.

Tracey Smolinski (Director)

After winning the Cardiff Voom Pitch 2017, where I won £5k and brunch with Sir Richard Branson, I had the pleasure of meeting with Mark from Business Step Up. The time I spent with Mark was probably one of the most valuable and educational 90 minutes I’ve ever had. Absolutely superb advice and guidance, he knew exactly what approach I should take and the mind set I should have. A truly fantastic guy, easy going, remarkably skilled, and great teacher. I look forward to working with Mark in the future.

Daniel Swygart (Founder at TrekinHerd Ltd)

“UK Launch of new products, having greatly and successfully increased our Branding, Image, Profiling & volume Sales”

Group Marketing Manager

Mark has been an excellent coach for the BDE senior management. He has helped shaped and guide us along our journey, providing a voice of reason and a highly knowledgeable sounding board when everyone else is telling us how we should run our business. We trust Mark entirely and he has never steered us wrong. We would recommend him to anyone, no matter what stage they are at in their business journey. Mark’s knowledge, understanding, advice and willingness to help businesses succeed is unquestionable. I look forward to a continued relationship with him.

Matt Dodson (Operations Director)

 

Additional:

Language School   

“Marks Sales training covered many topics & their uses, with much Practical involvement for my 14 sales team who were all from foreign origins around the world” Ania – Group Sales & Marketing Director – Language School

European Sales Training

“Participants were able to freely express themselves & feel completely comfortable” Dmitry Babichev, Senior Sales – Tellus Group

Veterinary Group

“Excellent, having added volume growth business through Mark’s expertise with assistance of many new sales & marketing solutions to our business growth” (MD) – Veterinary Group

Security

“Had developed a concise proposal of current funding options and sourcing opportunities for new premises with existing sites, Greenfield, Brownfield options” S Weston (MD) OBEand P Hartshorn operations Director – Security Company

Manufacturing UK and Europe

“Have restructured our manufacturing operations with introducing new product lines and developed our Sales & Marketing operations. Introduced a UK direct marketing campaign for sales growth with existing & new customers” (MD) – Manufacturer, Supplier and Retailer

Sport and Leisure

“Mark has been involved for many seasons firstly, Rugby coaching the colt’s then Rugby development with Independent schools and producing a Rugby Academy blueprint. Much needed business was developed for the club which has been very much appreciated” Dr G Stirling CBE and G Dawe (Ex England and International Rugby player) Plymouth Albion RFU Club – National Championship League

“Since Mark has been coaching and managing, my Rugby knowledge and match play fitness has increased 10 fold since being part of his WRU exiles Rugby squad

“Mark joined us as first IV Rugby coach U17/U18 colts, within a short time, we have now won every match through having a clearer understanding of what to do and increased fitness levels have helped us also to becoming winners” – Folkestone Rugby Club

Construction

“Construction Operations: Mark’s expertise in Fast Growth Business management and enthusiasm, energy, experience and guidance have greatly assisted our business growth and achieving future business opportunities” (MD) Tennisson Construction

Agricultural

“Mark’s presentation skills and appetite to understand, listen and practical approach assisted with delivering us the perfect Sales & Marketing tools. Producing a ‘bespoke’ business plan was superb, brilliant and of great benefit to us and for use with financial funders and accountant. Mark completely over delivered to our organisation, true value in every sense MD) Agricultural Organisation

Banking

“The partnership with us and our clients has been very successful” Key account managers – Lloyds Bank