Phil holds us accountable for the plans we put in place! It’s easy to lose sight of the main goal, but he ensures we take a step back, so that we achieve what we set out to achieve.
Phil is direct but diplomatic. He asks pertinent questions in order that we draw conclusions. He cuts through the BS and gets us to a point in a succinct timeframe, meaning we actually achieve something tangible, with clear action points in every Board meeting. Great balance of due consideration and ‘just do it’ mentality.
Through working with Phil we have developed a clear strategy, bullet pointed and kept simple! It’s easy to think you can do it on your own, but reality is you just don’t, as it’s far too easy to get distracted by the detail.
We’ve worked with a handful of industry NED’s over the last 15 years. The general consensus was that most want to make change for changes sake in order to make their mark. Phil will disrupt and challenge, when necessary, but for the right reasons.
James TuckerOwner & MD, 1st Executive
Since hiring Phillip as a long-term business consultant, our ambitions have been refined into a detailed business plan of where we want to be, and how we're going to get there. His depth of experience in the recruitment sector, means not only can he assist with big picture strategies, but we can also call upon him for expert business guidance on any matter, any time. If he can't help directly, he always know someone who can. Results wise, he has so far delivered cost savings, increased sales margins, and become a friend of the business in process. Highly recommended.
Laurence EmmettDirector, Cranleigh Recruitment
We engaged Phil after meeting several business consultants to help drive our company goals and vision. With many "experts" proclaiming to be able to truly add value within the recruitment sector it can be difficult to know who actually can deliver results. We are delighted that we decided to work with Phil and in a short space of time we have been able to clearly determine a challenging but realistic business plan that I am pleased to say it is not just on course but over exceeding out expectations! Phil's knoweledge of the recruitment sector is second to none and his approach clearly highlights the necessary steps required to achieve your business goals. Phil interacts with the team and has been instrumental in motivating everyone invlolved in the business from MD to resourcer. I would have no hesitation in recommending Phil Marks to any business that is looking to draw from his vast experience, knowledge and clear direction and engage with a business consultant who can and will deliver results time and time again. Thanks Phil and looking forward to the future !
Paul BuddDirector / Co-Founder G2HR
I worked with Phil over 8 months and am always impressed with his enthusiasm and the energy with which he approaches the recruitment industry. His depth and breadth of knowledge of the business has meant he has, in a relatively short period of time, proved to be a very positive mentor to a number of individual consultants and sounding board for the management team. As part of our Supervisory Team he has been an extremely positive and proactive part of the further development of our business.
Hugo HuntMD, Allemby Hunt
Ultimately the end result is brilliant! They get it right first time and I believe that the key to their success is simple: Deep Knowledge, highly experienced, and fun to engage with.
Greig FairweatherRecruitment, Resourcing and Talent Management
Working with Phil has been a real pleasure but importantly it's been very good for our business. We hired Phil as a Non Exec to develop our plans and enhance performance across the group. Some of his strategic advice has been invaluable and without doubt has put us on a much better path than we were on when we found him. Extremely knowledgeable within the recruitment business sector, decisive, personable, trustworthy and reliable. Always on hand as a sounding board. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend Phil to any recruitment firm looking for support and guidance in their journey to improve and progress.
Martin AndersonOwner Director, Carrot Recruitment
Phil came into our business and was able to quickly identify the areas that needed development and then work with us on building a short and long term plan. With his many years in the recruitment sector Phil is able to take a high level view of a business as well as help with day-to-day issues and in this sense is a valuable advisor to any recruitment business no matter where they are in their growth cycle.
Steve PillingManaging Director, Wenham Carter
Over 30 years of independent and PLC recruitment company experience, I have a proven track record of ensuring growth, increasing the bottom line and making business more rewarding.