Samantha Ware

I met with one of Connect Yorkshire’s ‘Entrepreneurs In Residence’, Chris Henry, as part of the membership benefits on offer. I chose Chris as he had been very successful in my industry and I wanted to gain insight into how he had built such a fantastic business, everything from winning the high-profile clients in the Intermarketing portfolio, to the challenges he faced on the journey and how he overcame them. I wasn’t disappointed – not only was he friendly, approachable and more than happy to share his knowledge, but he also cast his very experienced eye over my business and offered invaluable advice that I have since adopted with great results. I left feeling incredibly inspired and motivated with a huge injection of confidence that I too can built a successful marketing agency. Chris and eye have stayed in touch and I hope that we will work together in the future to achieve my goals, a relationship that would not have been possible without the introduction from Connect Yorkshire.

Dan Broadbent

We had a session with Jonathan Sands. It was enormously beneficial to discuss business with such an experienced, and well respected, leader in our sector.We have already started to implement ideas generated in our meeting. We are thankful for the opportunity to work so closely with another exceptional agency.

Joe Ellis

Richard Jackson came to see us on site to offer his advice and answer any questions we had with regards to the running and growth of our business.

We found his knowledge and advice very useful and he is still in contact with us moving forwards to check how we are progressing and with any other information.

Thank you for the introduction and we look forward to working with Richard continually in the near future.

Richard Benson

I met Alan Halsall, formerly of Silver Cross, for our 1 to 1 mentoring session in January 2018 and having talked him through what Little Islands is doing, it became clear that we needed to recruit somebody to focus purely on Little Islands and not partly on our residential supplies business. So we have recruited somebody who has had an immediate and major effect and we are now attending exhibitions and recruiting a sales person to drive the business forward.

Jonny Phillips

Headoffice3 would like to thank Edward Ziff of Town Centre Securities and Connect Yorkshire for our mentoring session. It was very informative and an exceptional experience to discuss processes which have proven successful within our market place and how we can integrate them here at Headoffice3. Edward gave us some good constructive advice which will be acted on.

Stacey Dennis

Our 1 to 1 mentoring with Julian Kynaston was really helpful, to the point of contacts, advice and further guidance to drive our business forward. We explained our aims and discussed thoroughly our business structure, Julian understood and advised us accordingly. We will be staying in contact with Julian and are looking at what we discussed to get some plans into action. We are looking forward to our next meeting!

Andrew Smith

Paul Johnson and I felt privileged that Barry Dodd managed to find time and come and see us as a national and international business man of note. Barry listened and asked purposeful questions about ourselves and our company and was able to help us look at fundamentals that we hadn’t considered much to that point.

I have no doubt that we will be better placed to push forward after we have implemented Barry’s suggestions.

A big thank you to Barry and Connect Yorkshire!

Nicholas Rose

I would like to thank Jonathan Sands and Connect Yorkshire for my Springboard Session I had with Jonathan earlier this year. There aren’t many opportunities as a new business owner where you can receive constructive and positive advice from a respected business leader, so I was eager to take advantage of this. Throughout our session Jonathan listened carefully to my aspirations and concerns, and made simple, yet key business strategy suggestions in a bid to help me in pursuit of my goals. As a member of Connect Yorkshire I highly recommend the Springboard Sessions.

Jonathan Marsden

My 1 to 1 mentoring session with Peter Wilkinson in Feb 2018 was really great. He is a straight forward guy and full of wisdom from years of successful business building. Peter is a prolific entrepreneur, using his gut instincts to make clear decisions. He had some good feedback on my ideas about what our strategy should be. I have already put a couple of his ideas into practice and have more to do. He would be open to meet again and is a great person to have as a sounding board going forward.

Louisa Harrison-Walker

I found the springboard session with Rachel Hannan very useful. Having an experienced pair of hands to ask pertinent questions and challenge in a constructive way was incredibly insightful. Taking the opportunity to take stock and see the wood for the trees under the watchful guidance of a seasoned pro was a very worthwhile exercise – highly recommend it.