Clients

We are

Trusted partners with global clients

Whether it’s knowing how to increase sales, how you engage new customers, avoid discounting or to build lasting relationships which generate repeat business we can help?

With over 30 years working in new markets, launching new products or working with new teams we are experts. What’s more our long term gain is always to teach you how to do it without us.

We are an expert in
this field

Our business development experts have proven track records working with customers selling solutions from Recruitment, to HR Services, Consultancy and winning outsourced Managed Serviced Contracts.

By applying the latest psychological techniques we are masters at changing behaviours in your teams through our training, coaching and mentoring services and are experts in recruiting the right people to fill roles you do not have the skills for.

SIMPLICITY

SIMPLICITY

‘Ian is a great guy. I asked him for some very specific training for the sales team. He put together a bespoke package and took my team through key elements associated with the sales process. The results were fantastic. Each individual took something different away from the sessions. I have no doubt it has contributed towards us having our best year in terms of winning new business’
David Vizard, Sales Director

ALPHA RECRUITMENT

ALPHA RECRUITMENT

‘It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Ian, who is an excellent business coach and trainer. His wealth of experience has really helped me, my management team and Alpha Recruitment. I would highly recommend Ian’s services to other business owners and managers’
Duncan Manterfield, MD

BALTIMORE CONSULTING

BALTIMORE CONSULTING

‘Ian is a fantastic mentor, trainer and coach. I hired him to assist in taking my business to the next level. He has been instrumental in helping me to put a 3-year business plan together and is extremely inspiring as an individual which has helped me develop personally. If you feel you need some direction in implementing growth plans or need some coaching on management skills and personal development, Ian is your man and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough’
Charmaine Vincent, Co-Founder and MD

EMBS

EMBS

Ian has given the leadership team at EMBS real clarity of thought. Through his coaching and training sessions he has been able to elevate the leadership team and our employees to the next level. As a result we’ve seen a significant uplift in revenue. Ian has also helped us to create a vision for the business that will see us work towards ‘hyper growth’ in the next 12 to 18 months. For us engaging Ian and the wider services of his associate team has been a game changer!

Simon Bucknell           Director

NU STAFF

NU STAFF

Lisa Redmore Ops Director

OPUS RS

OPUS RS

Ian is a passionate, intelligent and highly competent trainer and recruitment industry professional. He is extremely knowledgeable and able to inspire consultants and management alike. I cannot recommend Ian highly enough.

Darren Ryemill – Founder Opus Recruitment Solutions Group

FUSION PEOPLE

FUSION PEOPLE

Fusion People are a Recruitment Business specialising in Rail, Construction and Engineering providing Permanent and Contract recruitment solutions. Fusion People have worked with Ian Knowlson on multiple occasions. during which he has ran multiple training programmes for our Permanent and Contract Consultants, be it experienced or relatively new individuals. The results have been excellent with permanent revenues increasing by in excess of 40% within 6 months and our contract margins also increasing. We are sure to use Ian’s services again in the future, and I would certainly recommend him to other businesses.

Steve Harper               Board Director

MORSON

MORSON

For this multi-million pound international recruitment group that provides talent across a wide range sectors including IT / Technology, Engineering, Aerospace, Construction, Energy, Automotive, Transport, and Professional / Commercial, Ian has provided a range of services over the past five years including one-to-one executive coaching to senior managers and directors, mentoring and leadership support to the groups future leaders.

In addition Ian has used his unique blend of skills to deliver a group wide bespoke programme of training and coaching to fifty+ members of the senior leadership and middle management sales / account teams on winning and delivering recruitment solutions for new and existing clients.

David Lynchehaun – Group Sales Director

VENTURI

VENTURI

Ian delivers our future leaders training and development/executive coaching and has been integral in that hugely important next wave, who we can grow the business around. Helping them with robust techniques for motivation, time management, man managing and efficiencies. His teachings are used daily and account for a large part of how we culturally manage our teams. This appointment has been massively successful and all the managers like/relish his time with them each month. Given his experience he has also been influential in visioning sessions at Director level and how we drive the business forward generally. I truly believe he is passionate about our success on all levels and to have someone of his pedigree supporting us has been invaluable.

James Doyle  Managing Director

HAMLYN WILLIAMS

HAMLYN WILLIAMS

We have worked with Ian for over 2 years now across our Global business and he has provided some amazing sessions on how to grow your business, managing teams, and even how to manage managers which has been a great help to me personally. Along with training Ian has supported and helped me on a personal level on his own personal time showing he how much he values everyone he works with, the door is always open. 
 
Ian has always been incredible professional and extremely warm and easy individual to approach while being very direct, honest, and clear in his advice. Coming from Director level positions within the Recruitment industry he can provide some real-life truths and learns which for me was the standout difference between himself and other trainers I have worked with in the past. 

Richard Pedreschi – Director 

EVOLUTION

EVOLUTION

I have worked with Ian for many years to help develop and grow the business. Ian has provided outstanding sales, recruitment and strategic coaching across the business. His wealth of business experience and honest advice means he is a trusted coach and mentor who I look forward to working with for many years to come. 

Andy Brack  Managing Director