Alistair has the profile of a ‘perfect’ interim senior executive – he can take a dispassionate and highly professional view of most situations, analyse and critique what needs to be done, write and agree the plan and then put a team together to deliver it. He leaves an organisation far better off than when he found it. Places will be more structured, more successful and more confident. He brings a sense of calm and confidence, plans effortlessly and has endless drive.
He has razor like focus on understanding the needs of the business and establishing how to turn that into profitable sales. He is great at reviewing the people skill set in a business and not afraid to make the necessary changes to create the strong team needed to reach longer term goals and strategies.
Alistair is a professional and passionate CEO – he created a culture that was fresh, dynamic and personable which made me want to work harder to achieve more!
I am glad to say that Alistair ticked all the boxes! He is a clear strategic thinker and was able to de-fog our complex business and create clarity. With Alistair’s help the business has been re-energised and ready to enjoy a bright future.
There are few professionals like Alistair who really do ‘see the wood from the trees’, whose clear line of sight efficiently enables him to set out a plan and achieve results with uncompromising standards of performance, Alistair knows how!
A CEO with both empathy and considerable business skill combined with relentless drive and clarity of purpose. Unquestionably a turnaround specialist with a proven pedigree.
Alistair rapidly gained an understanding of the business situation. He created and communicated a clear transformation plan collaborating and engaging with all key stakeholders. Our future is set with a new, excited and engaged management team now in place, and a professional and seamless transition. It has been a pleasure having Alistair lead us through this transformation.
When Alistair asked me to work with him again, on a transformation project, I didn’t hesitate.
He is highly professional, thorough in his approach and as sharp as they come!
His strong leadership instils a team culture that will deliver.
He has the ability to quickly grasp an understanding of a variety of businesses and added a great deal of value to the Formica organisation. He is a very strong commercial operator with the ability to spot opportunities with customers to drive performance.
I didn’t really know what interim-management was all about before I met Alistair. Up and running (and fast!) in a few days, a never ending energy to get it right, thorough and lasting. I remember him saying (seems like yesterday); “I will be the interimer you want me to be”. He was absolutely more than we asked for.
The pace of the implementation of his (successful) commercial strategy, whilst rapid, was undertaken using insight, empirical evidence, empathy to colleagues and complete determination. It wasn’t an easy task given the internal and external challenges that the business was facing, but by working with the other functional teams in the business and influencing their behaviours, the right outcome was achieved. The results spoke for themselves: within 3 months of joining sales were growing, a people agenda was implemented and a new trajectory was set.
It was clear from the outset that a huge amount of positive change had been made in the business during his time there and the foundations had been built to take the business forward at pace.
He left us feeling inspired and excited about the possibilities of where we could take our products and services. As a business we are now much better positioned to move forward.
As well as turning the business strategy around Alistair has the people & coaching style to support lots of change, both on a company and personal level. I’d love to work in any company that is fortunate enough to have Alistair lead and transform.
It was a great experience and I thank you for all the hard work that you put in to set us up for a bright future. Thank you!!!