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Testimonials

“We needed to build a stronger corporate structure to set us up for growth, and the easy part was talking through a vision for how it should look, but when it came to attending to the details, it was clear that we had an enormous task ahead of us and we did not know where we should begin. The call I made to Richard Strom at Ignite Strategies immediately calmed my anxiety. Richard was able to ask all the pertinent questions about the business and create a clear list of objectives which needed to be addressed, from operations, HR, Sales & Marketing, Richard broke it all down into bite-sized pieces, identifying each task clearly, and making the overall project less daunting.

Richard started at Executive Level and had us build out the structure as we visualized it. His methods were inspiring and flexible, allowing us to really feel like we owned the future of our company.

From there, Richard worked with each of the heads of departments to guide them towards the structure we needed. He was very hands-on and became part of the team.

Ignite Strategies really get it! Not only did we complete a new corporate structure, but the entire team became more engaged in the overall plan for the business. We continue to work with Richard on some of our international projects. Thank you Ignite! ”
Bryan Batstone, President & Chief Operating Officer, FHI Heat USA

"Richard is truly an expert in strategy development and implementation. Through his support and guidance we were able to create comprehensive and effective processes, giving us the results we needed."
Kim Jaber, HR Manager, FHI Heat, Inc.
"Ignite Strategies has been key in our development. With our expansion to the U.S, it is their proven formulas and techniques that have allowed us to find a clear direction. A truly unique and personal approach to business development, we look forward to working with Ignite again in the very near future..."
Matt Green, Managing Director, Evo Films Ltd
"The workshop that Richard Strom ran for the Great Lengths sales team was very well received by the delegates as it gave them an interesting insight in to their own observable behaviours and how their understanding can be an important tool for improving their own sales success. Richard’s experience coupled with his personable style ensured that the course was delivered to a high standard and had relevance to their own experiences."
Philip Sharp, Managing Director, Great Lengths UK & Ireland
“I worked with Richard to get a fresh, independent view of my current sales and marketing strategy. From revisiting some of the basic steps, to integrating marketing theory with the actual bespoke mechanics of what I needed to do, Richard was professional and engaging throughout. ”
Raymond Jowett, Cost Management Specialist, Auditel
“I have just completed a programme with Richard to help my business focus on increasing sales. He has helped me analyse where we have come from and to plan a stretching but realistic sales programme going forward.
Richard has become a close friend and business partner through this process and I would strongly recommend that anyone who is looking to grow their business should, at the very least, have an initial exploratory conversation with him.
I work on the old adage that we are only in business for two things: To have fun and make a profit. Richard has made a significant contribution towards achieving both those goals.”
Fintan O’Toole, Managing Director, The HR Department  (South London)
“Richard provided GoodChoice IT with strategic direction focusing on sales growth. We achieved in a few hours what was taking months and months. He quickly understood what we do, where we were at and why and how to explain what we do clearly to our customers and prospects. While we work on others IT strategies, Richard gave us a simple way to focus our sales and marketing time.”
David Lane, Managing Director, Good Choice IT
“I have used Ignite Strategies to help define the firm's sales and marketing strategy. They have the rare gift of taking what had seemed to me an arcane subject and turning it into a practical, real world action plan.”
Richard Morgan, Director, Morgans - Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers
“The morning we spent with Richard was a great investment. He focussed us on where we wanted to take the business and how we could get there. He has a relaxed but professional approach, which put us at ease and enabled a frank discussion on our dreams and how to turn them into reality. I would recommend a session with Richard to anyone needing to take a step back from the coal face and refocus on their long term goals”
Wendy Smith, Director, Tall Horse Accountants Ltd
“Richard reviewed my publishing business and helped me draw up a plan to grow revenues. The process was clear and Richard was well informed and easy to work with. The exercise is already bearing fruit.”
John Lamb, Publisher, Ability Magazine
“Ignite's workshops really made us review our whole business. They helped us focus our efforts and the results are already paying off. Richard has a very relaxed way of working with people that certainly works, putting you at ease, yet providing a detailed and thought-provoking session. Thoroughly recommended.”
Maxine Tharian, Owner, The Soft Furnishing Company
“Richard has advised my company in relation to presentation of our products to the marketplace. Richard was very astute and had demonstrated a ready grasp of the issues facing the company. He was very enthusiastic about the products and provided well thought out and intelligent solutions. Richard was excellent and I highly recommend him.” 
Samuel Waritay, Director of Landlord Pal Property and Media Services