“His CV was by far the most impressive, it was written in plain English, to the point and painted a picture of an experienced professional and entrepreneur with bundles of sales experience not only with blue chips but his own business from zero to hero. He lived up to the content of his CV. Thanks to Nick Master Collections has put in place a new sales strategy that has helped win our biggest fee paying Master Club member, pay more attention to the needs of the market in order to redevelop our offering and a client management strategy that has made our customers feel more appreciated. The buzz word Nick has left me with is ‘Don’t sell on price, sell on profit.” Carlo Pegna, Managing Director at Master Collections.
“Nick really helped us to undertake a strategic overview of the business and prioritise the best areas for growth. He also gave valuable insight into retaining existing clients and acquiring new ones.”
Paul Medhurst, Managing Director at Whisk Hampers
“In 2011 Nick was invited to help CUK create, develop and implement a growth strategy alongside the management team and was able to help the team understand their financial health utilising key performance indicators and benchmarking their performance against their peers.
Paul Crimp says of Nick: “Nick has worked closely with the senior management team and me on many key issues within the business. Overall it is his strategic input; his grasp of detail and his emphasis on growth that has helped us build the business.
“He has also shown an outstanding ability to coach and develop members of the team and improve their performance, while continually helping to drive both efficiencies and productivity within the company’s day to day operations.”
Paul Crimp, Managing Director at Currency UK
“Nick is an excellent business coach. I have engaged with him a number of times on issues and progress of my business. He has given guidance and expert advice, which have led to positive changes for my business and my development as an individual. Thank you Nick.”
Manish Chohan, Director at Mr Handyman
“Nick has provided some invaluable insights into our strategic review. As well as helping and coaching us through our business planning process with a very practical approach to reaching goals. We very much value his professional input as well as his kindness and consideration that certainly goes the extra mile.”
Drew Morrow, Director at Bill Harvest Ltd
“Nick is a dynamic business developer – he saw the natural fit between Smart Currency and Viva Costa (international mortgage specialists) and set up a cross-selling partnership which I’m sure will be very fruitful for both businesses, and good news for our customers too.”
Adrian Holland, Managing Director at Viva Costa International
“Nick approached us with a compelling proposition for a new insurance business on which we were happy to join forces to develop and underwrite a profitable account. Over the next six years, he and his sales team built an impressive customer base from scratch – his energy and focus were infectious.”
Jim Davidson, Director UK ‘AA’ Rated Insurance Company
“Nick was an inspirational Sales Director. His strategic changes were spot on – refocusing his sales teams on specific market sectors – but it was as a mentor to his team members that he really stood out. He turned ordinary salespeople into highly motivated business-getters.”
Graham Kent, formerly Group Executive Director, Euler Hermes UK