I’ve been working with Peter Beard as my business coach for around 18 months. In that time, we have developed a comprehensive growth plan for the next 5 years with clear targets and actions to deliver results. I’m significantly more confident that my business will succeed. Peter’s undoubted technical ability combines with his affability and wicked sense of humour that brings a lightness to what can often be hard and “dull” work. He has a very encouraging coaching style and I am happy to recommend Peter to anyone seeking to develop their business.
Testimonials for Peter Beard Consulting
The best thing to happen to my business – Peter Beard Consultancy. The one person who has made the biggest impact in my business life is Peter Beard. Running your own business can be a lonely place and I needed someone I could trust to discuss in confidence the essential commercial challenges and the business conundrums I face very day. Peter has shared immense knowledge with me and without him I doubt I’d still be in business. I realise now how little I knew about running a business. I wasn’t short on passion but my goal setting abilities were lacking. As were many other essential business management skills (like selling) which I’ve improved thanks to Peter’s support. For 2 years, Peter has been my coach and mentor and his support has been invaluable. He is the Number One person I turn to for business advice. I can’t imagine running my business without him. A business coach is essential for every business owner and director in a small to medium sized business. I’ve taken (and still refer to) numerous notes at my meetings with Peter – they are pure gold. Would I recommend Peter Beard? Without hesitation. Book a meeting with him and see for yourself how far you could take your business with him as your coach. We meet every month and I appreciate every meeting with Peter. Not only is he a fantastic coach, he is inspirational and his knowledge spans an amazing spectrum of facts about business, finance, history and life in general. He is a true gentleman and I come away from every meeting with a huge smile on my face because it has been such fun. As I drive home, I always feel fired up to keep on growing my business. Massive thanks to you Peter.
Sue Lister, Director, Tresil Web Solutions ltd.
'When we first met Peter we were just 2 Directors who owned a Creative Agency in Manchester. He has helped us structure our business and look at our whole structure with fresh eyes and most importantly to make the most of our time. He made us aware of what we were missing and how we could go about getting it. Since we have recruited 3 full time members and an apprentice. Time management is something that just passes you by in business but as an outsider looking in, Peter has helped us manage that reality. We want to thank Peter for not only being a great mentor but a lifelong friend who is always welcome for a brew at Tim Marner HQ (and we make a good one)'
Tim Marner Director, Tim Marner Ltd
“Peter coached us through our business start-up which was of tremendous help. Peter is enthusiastic, fun and a pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to develop their business further.”
Adrian Mills, Director, Jamtech Engineering Ltd.
Working with a business coach and mentor is like any other business relationship that you want to work. You have to have a good relationship, a friendly one. To feel your coach is batting on your team, that they believe in you and your potential as much as you do, maybe more! That's what makes working with Peter Beard a unique and rewarding experience. He's a wise man, a funny man, a gentleman and a vastly experienced man who's been there, done it and sold the T-shirt. I would absolutely recommend engaging with Peter. All successful people had had guidance and an arm around their shoulder at some point. Have a chat with Peter and you'll see very quickly how he is an expert in his field.
Martin Byrne Owner, Business Protect Limited
Peter has been the very best support I could ask for and has mentored me for a number of years. His methods of mentoring are excellent and have assisted me on making big business decisions within my company. His support, layout and time in sessions has been outstanding, beneficial and huge learning curves for myself as a person and as a business owner. Clear concise information is always presented and tasks set out in bite sized chunks enabling me to not only focus on the development of my company but fit well in my very busy schedule. I hope to work with Peter for many years to come.
Vikki Strang Director, All in One Business
...about Peter I can say not only does he possess a wealth of experience... he instinctively knows how to use it to it's best. Whatever the issue he brings both logic and clarity to the table in a manner that is both enlightening and reassuring at the same time. Which means that after due consideration you are left with that warm feeling that comes from the satisfaction in having made the right decision.
Eric Taylor, Sarcia Ltd
Peter has given us the ability to lift our heads up from the daily melee of self employment where it is easy to spend one's time in survival mode, barely able to see beyond next months VAT bill or mortgage payment. He helped us plan for tomorrow instead of the here and now.
Rick Robinson, Managing Director, JLeaf Solar.
Peter Beard makes learning in business fun. He has an agility of knowledge that he can structure around any business to formulate a path through to growth. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about successfully growing their business.
Frances McDonnell, Director, Art Graphics Ltd
Peter has provided us with a professional and friendly coaching service, which has resulted in significant benefits for Rising Kite. He went above and beyond what we could have expected, and we hope to continue our working relationship as our company grows. For these reasons, we would highly recommend Peter's coaching services for other SMEs.