Here is a selection of recent testimonials from our service users.
The Sweet Project
On behalf of Newman, Ian was able to offer an objective perspective on our business. We have worked in this industry for over twenty-five years and the Sweet Project has been running successfully for ten years but we still learned a great deal about our business and our industry and – most importantly – how to maximise our income and focus on what really matters to us as the business owners. I found Ian really easy to talk to. he was able to explain in a way that I understood and made perfect sense. By having this opportunity from Newman University helped me explore new way of working for example being able to identify time throughout my working week which enabled me to focus on moving the business in a very different direction. This also highlighted what was working and what needed to change in our organisation.
Jayne Cresswell, Director
St Pauls Community Development Trust
Ian from Newman University took the time to meet with the key players in our business to assist us in scoping and implementing a key change project. By being a neutral player in our meetings he allowed us to remain focused and ensure that we considered all options fully before developing our project. The whole process was painless and productive.
David Cusack, CEO
Ian from Newman came to see us and worked with us to develop a social media marketing strategy and then gave us training on how to make it work. He put together a presentation for our managing board and offered support throughout the project. I learned more from working with him on this project than I ever thought possible and I can’t believe how straightforward it all seemed. We’re very grateful to Newman University for the help.
Michelle Smith, Manager
As a small local charity, we are reliant upon providing funded services to our local community. Newman University gave us brilliant advice on how to present our work to funders to get the best chance of success. Thanks to the help of their consultant we now have a clear strategy, really good supporting documentation and have already seen a huge positive impact on our ability to win contracts in a short space of time.
Dot Forster, Trustee
I am a qualified teacher with experience teaching at both secondary and primary levels. I had no business skills and as I began to increase my numbers and I moved into the business becoming my sole source of income in 2017, it dawned on me that I really needed business knowledge and support.
So I was on the search for expert consultant/business mentor to guide and support me in this new life. I was hoping to find support, and I was not let down by Ben at Newman. I have been working with Ben on ideas for stabilising the business and ways to generate more growth; I have a lot to learn about the future of my business, a lot of new discoveries to make which makes the business I am creating so exciting, along with the support of Newman.
Anita Oberoi – Director
As a start-up business, I have relied on getting excellent support from others, things have not always worked out as I wanted them too.
Having now worked with Ben through various ideas and having that place to turn and learn from I have now seen how expert consultancy can really help. I have learnt so much working with Ben & Newman Enterprise team and look forward to building the partnership even more in the future.
My relationship with my mentor has built my confidence and has allowed me to take my business down avenues I hadn’t even considered.
Bobby Bradstock – Director
Ben from Newman has given the support that I didn’t realise I needed!
Understanding my business through a consultancy approach, ben has challenged the models I was using, pushing me to bring ideas and projects together along with focusing on what I could really achieve with business has been a breath of fresh air!
Being able to turn to Ben to ask the simplest of questions (along with a lot of others!) has been great and look forward to being able to work with both Ben & Newman in the future.
Jamaal O’Driscoll – Artistic Director
West Midlands Police
The support that we have received from Ben & Newman has been outstanding. We have been impressed with their capacity to engage at all levels, interact and their appetite to carry on with what we have asked of them. We really do look forward to carrying on working with them.
Richard Chant – West Midlands Police Young Persons Officer