Testimonials

"I am professionally involved with key companies and organizations in the restructuring of their process and systems.

Our particular areas of expertise lies in customer base management and upgrading job roles.  Our main focus is in reducing costs and overheads while improving business building effectiveness.

We use specific templates and approaches in order to achieve these objectives and goals.

John Clarke and his team have been at the forefront in enabling my offerings and benefits to clients to be clearly understood and professionally demonstrated.

John also provides myself and my team with the facility to regularly evaluate and where appropriate, update our approach and methods.

I find John to be most professional, creative and effective in the services which he provides."

Jim MacDermott, Sales Refocusing- More for Less

- www.salesrefocusing.com

 

"John Clarke was a mentor to me when I was setting up edalics, a niche consultancy which helps semiconductor companies reduce costs and improve efficiency.

John's support, encouragement and in-depth knowledge in marketing helped me to build up my marketing tool box of website, presentation and brochures and got edalics off the starting blocks in the right direction.

I recommend John's marketing expertise highly to both start-ups and companies wishing to revamp their marketing strategy."

Gerry Byrne, Founder & Director, edalics Limited - www.edalics.com

 

‟We install and service Fire & Safety systems and offer training courses throughout Ireland, so I am often too busy to even think about marketing materials and looking for new business.

That is why I use John and Billy’s company to do all that for me. They are always available to sit down and discuss my needs and give me what I want, when I want it.”

Brian Cannon, Cannon Fire and Safety

 

"We bought 3 run down holiday homes on a campsite in Germany and refurbished them for rent, but we weren't sure how to go about letting them and getting a return on our investment.

I asked John Clarke for advice and he not only gave a lot of pointers, he also helped me to set up a website and get it linked to a lot of free and low cost referral sites. This action alone has brought in most our business over the last two years."

Jenny Napierala - Cannon Holiday Homes

 

"A friend of many years advised me once to distinguish between suppliers that were simply "order takers" and those that brought added value.   John’s team have brought "added value" to our relationship for many years in marketing a small company to stand out from the masses.

Jerry Kiersey, Green Tiger Group

- www.greentigergroup.com

 

"I am absolutely delighted with the Personal Dev. Prog. The design, colours,paper etc are  just great and I want to say thank you for it all.

Thanks again John for giving life and colour to my work."

Mairin MacDermott, Milestones Personal Development Programme.

 

"John Clarke was my mentor when I was setting up my hotel supply business in Ireland. He offered sound advice in all areas of my business plan and when at a crossroads, helped me come to a decision on which direction to take my business.

John's business experience was a valuable tool for me and he was always available for any advice and support whenever I needed it."

Conor Keogh, Keogh Hotel Supplies - conor.keogh@ireland.com

 

"I always wanted to have my own property letting business, but did not really know where to start. After a few troubleshooting sessions with John I now know exactly where I am going and am successfully running my business. John himself even came up with the name.

I am extremely grateful for his help and expertise".

Clare Connolly, Dundrum Lettings - www.dundrumlettings.ie

 

"My business was at a crossroads. Sales were slowly decreasing year on year in our normally busiest niche area. We were spending money in the wrong areas of promotion and advertising with little effect. Expertise was required. I was introduced to John Clarke. In a few meetings John put us on course to very good effect - i.e. Increased sales and market share. His methodology with regard to increasing sales and promotion, without costing a fortune, is bulletproof if pursued consistently."

Vincent O'Hara, Marlay Signs - Brass & Sign Specialists, www.marlaysigns.com

 

"I set up Cake Expectations three years ago and was very lucky to have John Clarke introduced to me as my business mentor. I received excellent advice and support on marketing and was very encouraged by new ideas that John brought to the business."

Nóirín Toalwww.cakexpectations.com

 

"As a small business in the construction industry, we went to John (in early 2008) for advice on a number of critical issues. His insight and suggestions into key success factors such as sales and pricing processes have been invaluable. These have helped us weather the challenging trading conditions that followed."

Kathleen Hughes – www.interiorrenovations.ie

 

"My photography business is based around fine art black and photographs of Ireland. I use black and white film cameras to shoot my photographs of Dublin.

I then hand develop the negatives and go to the heart of Dublin to print them professionally. The photographs are then sold through Naughtons Bookshop and Photographic Gallery and at varies exhibitions around Dublin.

When i went to John my business lacked direction and he was able to point me in the right direction. We discussed ways to maximise sales and a plan to implement this. By focusing on a particular specialty area of photography i was able to improve sales and the business profile.

To summarise, it was a great help in guiding the business in the right direction and increasing overall sales."

Patrick Naughton Photographywww.patricknaughton.com

 

"I needed advice on setting up Markettown.ie to provide Reader Offer products to the national newspapers in Ireland. John was most helpful in the formation of the business plan, advice on how similar companies operated in the UK and in providing helpful brochures and literature.

His help in reviewing the progress of the business, questioning and examining assumptions I was making, and suggesting new products and ways of expanding the business were most helpful."

Denis Gannonwww.Markettown.ie "The Reader Offer People"

 

" I specialize in making one off sculptural pieces for, mainly, Architects and designers. My biggest problem was exposure and getting my business out there. I had a real difficulty contacting new clients but when I approached John Clarke he helped me by showing me simple techniques that I could use that opened doors. He very patiently showed me step by step all the various techniques used in the business and this has helped me to broaden my client base. "

Brian McCarthy www.formandtexture.com and www.bespokeconcrete.ie