"While we worked with Martyn the business achieved its best ever year in turnover and profit. It was fun, the group is better because of it, and we've allowed the part that makes each of us special and individually successful to come out more. We sat down halfway through the process and both of us went 'This is the best money we've ever spent'."

Chris Yu and Laurent Delafon Co-Founders, United Perfumes

Building a strategy with Martyn was really enjoyable and thought-provoking, we became much more adaptive, and our time to achieve change is now a fraction of what we had previously. Very happy with the outcomes. The whole thing has been a great experience.

Julian and Jon Shine MD and Ops Director, Shine Catering Systems

"We've not only gained a strategy, but a whole organisation talking about it and bringing it to life, and I've learned a great deal from Martyn through this process"

Owen Sharp CEO, The Dogs Trust

"For any business that's looking to step-change from where they are now, whether it be a change of strategy, business model or getting on a higher growth curve, Martyn will provide that level of thinking"

Andrew Knight Managing Director, Weight Watchers UK

"Martyn was able to break down the business, identify the key areas of concern, and put together a really good plan on the big issues... he gave us pure clarity. Martyn coached every one of our management team and everyone evolved from it to become better people and better managers."

John Whitehouse Co-founder, First Choice Group

"Thank you for the excellent work that went into our 2020 plan. It will be a key document that we will constantly refer to as we move forward."

Steve Coates Executive Chairman, Advance Group

"Martyn brings instant credibility to any project and consistently exceeds expectations. His instant grasp of the issues, deep analysis and insight, and natural way of engaging the senior team with solutions meant we wasted no time in capitalising on the opportunities."

Chris Keen Chief Finance Officer, NBTY Europe

"Any organisation that recognises the need for change, and has people who are prepared to be challenged and open minded, will have a really successful working relationship with Martyn. And he's good fun!"

Mark Lever Chief Executive, National Autistic Society

"A huge thank you to Martyn who, using his excellent facilitation skills, has helped engage so many staff and trustees in the strategic discussion... Martyn challenged my thinking, he's confident and hugely experienced and I've enjoyed enormously working with him."

Petra Ingram CEO, The Brooke

"Martyn, in three hours we moved light years forward. Great model and great thinking."

Jan Tregelles CEO, Royal Mencap Society

"I would like to say a personal thank you for your professionalism and input into the strategy for CESA. It has been an efficient and effective process and a real pleasure working with you"

Keith Warren Director, Catering Equipment Manufacturers Association

"After half a day with Martyn on product & brand strategy, I have never felt more confident going into a buyers meeting. Thoroughly worthwhile, has given me complete focus and clarity"

Stu Jolley Founder, Wingman Products Ltd

"Having Martyn help us develop our selling skills was an amazing investment. It's already paid for itself 5x over in just 10 weeks."

Sharron McIndoe Head of Training and Consulting, National Autistic Society

"Thank you for your help, and the value you are bringing to our organisation and thinking. Yesterday's session really helped to see the picture of the future. You certainly helped to make a few things much clearer."

Peter Dinan Managing Director, Advance Group

"I cannot believe the progress we've made in the last 6 months. Working with you has given me a structure and methodology around which to make confident decisions"

Elizabeth Archer Programme Director, SENDirect

"Yours was one of the best 'attention grabbing openers' to a workshop that I have ever experienced and I'm convinced the majority of the savings identified will be realised over the next 12 months"

Leszek Marcinovicz Founder, Commitment to Excellence Academy

"Martyn, thanks for all your help this year. You challenged us and supported us in just the right measure. You shone a spotlight on some important truths and helped us bust some obstructive myths. You made a hell of a difference"

Alastair Graham Director of Fundraising and Marketing, National Autistic Society

"Over simply a few discussions with Martyn we ended up with a comprehensive strategy, embedded in business objectives which could be easily articulated to others. In fact, I have never felt clearer about anything in my entire life. I would absolutely recommend him and hope to work with him again in the future."

Zoe Hellman Head of Public Health, Weight Watchers UK & Europe

"Martyn is not only a wise professional but also a great teacher. He led our team towards clear objectives, through appropriate activity and with great pace and challenge. He opened our eyes to the bigger picture, so that we would be able to reach better decisions. His ability to simplify and to get to the nub of it was thoroughly impressive."

Gill Dixon Head, Trent College

"Thanks Martyn for helping us to be ambitious and aim to change the world for autistic people"

Carol Povey Director of the Centre for Autism, National Autistic Society

"Martyn, thank you for all the support, you really pushed us to think differently. This is the most prepared I have ever felt going into a negotiation"

Elizabeth Sowter Buying Manager, Alliance Boots

"Thank you Martyn for all that you've done. We really appreciate your support at The Brooke. I know that all my SMT really appreciate your involvement, and particularly for me you have provided enlightening advice! We are on an important journey, I'm excited about where it is taking us and what the future holds."

Petra Ingram CEO, The Brooke

"Martyn is a first rate strategic thinker and communicator with an excellent commercial perspective on business. He is a trusted advisor, bringing challenge and focus as well as first class analysis and insight."

Andrew Knight Managing Director, Weight Watchers UK

"Martyn is a very perceptive and a clear thinker. He was able to develop real rapport with people in the organisation so that he got under the skin very quickly. His insight was first rate, and the work he did for us was of the highest order."

Steve Wragg Chairman, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

"Martyn had an immediate impact at CWG, impressing us not just with his knowledge of retail, but in how quickly he got under the numbers to give a deep, fact-based understanding of the situation, and the way in which he helped everyone to agree and commit to a clear delivery plan to change it."

Tony Kockelbergh Finance Director, Central Wool Growers

"Martyn many thanks for an excellent sounding board session. It has really helped formulate my thoughts and presentations for the coming meetings"

Paul Adrian Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, King of Shaves

"The impact Martyn had, was to get the whole team to understand and recognise the key challenges that we face, and how we should all work together differently to tackle them"

Mark Lever Chief Executive, National Autistic Society

"Martyn's analysis, insight and recommendations exceeded expectations, and the tools he developed and the time he spent supporting the operators meant we could begin delivering savings straight away. An excellent job. I would recommend Martyn to anyone wanting to improve the productivity of their operation."

Toby Smith Chief Executive Officer, Town and City Pub Company

"It is a great pity there are not more people like Martyn working within the NHS, as we need people with his clarity of thinking and ability to present data and insight clearly to people outside the business field. Highly recommended."

David Bullimore Divisional Medical Director, Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust

"Martyn, great job on the strategy and presentation. I just wanted to thank you for making it happen in such tight timescales. The style, content, story telling and positioning will be a great training aid for my team and a benchmark for the future. The hours of thinking and challenge have really paid off."

Sarah Scammell Finance Director, Weight Watchers UK

"Our negotiation was extremely successful, and that can be put down purely to the process, and the negotiation strategy day that we did with Martyn"

Graeme Lilwall Director Sales and Marketing, Periproducts Ltd

"For someone with no background in the NHS Martyn picked everything up incredibly quickly and delivered beyond expectations. He is a pleasure to work with. A very good job, highly recommended."

David Hicks Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

"Martyn has helped us to deliver significant cost savings at Bay Restaurant Group. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."

Chris Keen Chief Finance Officer, Bay Restaurant Group

"In addition to developing the business plan, Martyn added further value through his personal recommendations for the development of the organisation and the people within it. I would have no hesitation in working with Martyn again or recommending his work."

Steve Wragg Chairman, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

"WOW.. loved it - well done on the organising of it – fantastic." "I thoroughly enjoyed it and found the meeting stimulating." "Many thanks for an enjoyable morning with some keyed up people" "Seriously, it was the most enjoyable networking breakfast that I have ever been to." "Well done and I would certainly be highly delighted to attend another one."

Selection of attendee comments from previous BinleyDrake, Executive Breakfasts