As Chair of the Wales Fraud Forum, I wanted to thank you and your colleagues from the GDPR Alliance for the very informative and engaging masterclass you presented on readiness for the General Data Protection Regulation. I have seen you present on this subject before, and you avoid the temptation to scare the audience with too much emphasis on regulation and the risk of financial penalties, instead concentrating on the benefits and opportunities of compliance. It was particularly evident that, not only did you have a good grasp of the theoretical aspects, but you were able to cover in detail many of the practical implications for organisations. Delegates went away with a sense of the overall scale of the task ahead, without feeling overwhelmed, and having a clear view of some of the concrete steps they need to take now in order to prepare their workplaces for the new regulations.
Graham’s sector knowledge has proved invaluable in helping build the Colleges medium term business development strategy for the Financial and Professional Services Sector. He is always full of ideas draw from his extensive knowledge and experience and is able to apply innovation and creativity to any challenge that arises. Being incredibly approachable Graham quickly gained the respect of my staff who have all found it a pleasure to work with him. If your business needs a review, Graham would certainly be the top of our list of recommendations and his track record proves that this view is well founded.
Stephen Owen, Business Development Director : May 2017 Coleg Gwent Business
‘ Thanks again for all your structured support through our most recent journey of growth. You have been a pillar of strength to both Jarrod and I. You gave us the confidence and self belief to take a few leaps of faith over the past few months and we are excited to take a few more as we head through 2017. We are both very much looking forward to being ‘on rather than in’ our business as we work towards our aspirations for growing our family business. It can’t come soon enough!’
Sherelle Matthews : Director Jarrods Specialist Carpentry Ltd : May 2017
Graham has been instrumental in guiding my various business ventures through the good times but also when the going got tough. His way of advising and working with my team has been consistently effective given his ability to cover all aspects of a modern business and his amazing 'out of the box' thinking.
Giovanni L Malacrino - December 2016
This individual has spent the last 2 years building what could possibly be described as one of the most impressive teams I have ever seen in my career. Recognised as one of the top Regional Managers in the UK, Graham and his team had a truly brilliant year applying creativity and innovation to developing business in the competitive SME space.
Nigel Crutchley (Regional Managing Director) March 2003 NatWest
Careers Wales Mid Glamorgan & Powys Ltd benefited significantly from Graham's extensive knowledge of business and his previous experience as a Board member during his four years as our Chairman. His ability to focus our work on the needs of stakeholders and the business community, together with his enthusiastic and supportive style helped the organisation to succeed. He led the Board during a complex and sometimes challenging merger process with energy and commitment. I was also personally grateful for Graham's support when talking through organisational issues.
Ann Evans - Former CEO Careers Wales Mid Glamorgan & Powys Ltd : March 2016
Thank you for hosting the dinner during my visit to Wales and for the very eloquent introduction that you gave me. I found our discussion very helpful in painting a picture of how SME owners see current business conditions. With all best wishes.
Mervyn King - The Governor Bank of England November 2012
On behalf of Cardiff City Council, I would like to thank you for the support you have given local businesses during your time with the Chamber of Commerce. Your insight and support has always been warmly welcomed and we wish you every success going forward.
Councillor Phil Bale Leader Cardiff Council - June 2015
Graham has been working with our team since early 2016 as we seek to enhance the visibility of the fantastic facilities we have available at Mamhilad Park Estate to business owners across South Wales. Combination of regular seminars with progressive topics and speakers have brought in a wide range of business representatives. Many of the 100 plus tenants we have on site have had real benefit from the sessions to date. Autumn 2017 will see some fantastic speakers who have experience and knowledge that will certainly help business owners overcome some of the challenges they face. Graham has been able to tap into an extensive network of contacts that places him in a very unique position.