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client testimonials

Nigel was a trusted training partner throughout my time at Red Bull. We hired him on numerous occasions and he has now designed and delivered in excess of 25 courses in different areas of sales execution, customer management, category development and negotiation. Nigel was able to provide instantly effective solutions for real business challenges and he has helped numerous Red Bull staff improve their skill set and effectiveness. He has probably trained nearly all of the Red Bull sales force at some point. Delegates really enjoyed their work with Nigel as he always used a wide range of tools and techniques to make the most of his time with them. This is not standard 'classroom' training. Nigel quickly became established a key sales training partner as a result of the professionalism, genuine understanding of our business and engaging delivery. Nigel is also a delight to work with – responsive, flexible and good fun

author testimonialsRED BULL – Human Resources Director

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I have worked with Nigel over the last 3 years on numerous training and development projects across our organisation and he has always delivered innovative solutions that both unlock our people's potential and fit our company culture perfectly. Nigel is prepared to challenge how we operate both internally and externally with customers and has worked across multiple functions and levels of seniority across our business to great effect.

RED BULL – Sales DirectorRED BULL – Sales Director

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To put it simply what was great was…

  1. Very thorough preparation
    • to understand my business needs before jumping into solutions
  2. Real challenge to my business
    • based on sound insight of how we work, what we want to achieve and the market place in which we are trying to do it
  3. Being very focused on implementation
    • Versus other providers this was a key and really made the difference from a value perspective as well as the return on the investment we made
  4. Engaging and energetic training
    • o Not one delegate from the entire team came out with anything other than fantastic feedback. They were also tired as it was always intellectually challenging
  5. Persistent follow-up
    • led to the very positive impact and the return on the investment

HARTMANN – Vice pResident (Global Sales and Marketing)HARTMANN – Vice President (Global Sales and Marketing)

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Nigel has historically been a fantastic support in both sales excellence training & more recently in providing strategic input into the way we approach our top-to-top meetings with key retailers. His approach in terms of preparation, process & challenge has been invaluable & has led to a step-change in our thinking & approach.

DOUWE EGBERTS – General Manager (The Netherlands)DOUWE EGBERTS – General Manager (The Netherland)

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Nigel provided a managing performance and development programme for operators within Supply Chain whilst I was at Britvic Soft Drinks. He has the ability to understand a complex brief and the culture of an organisation at speed which only means the design, in my experience, was spot on. The commitment and hard work demonstrated when rolling out the programme was impressive. The highest accolade I can give is the programme drove significant engagement from the targeted populations and DID drive the end result of improving capability. It was a pleasure to work with Nigel on this programme and I would definitely use Nigel and his consultants again

author testimonialsBRITIVC SOFT DRINKS – Head of Human Resources

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Nigel worked on a key Line Management Development project for our Business. Nigel's diagnostic ability and the programme he delivered was excellent. I would always consider Nigel when looking for training in this area

author testimonialsBRITIVC SOFT DRINKS – Human Resources Business Partner – Organisational Effectiveness.

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The training I received with Nigel has been both practical and engaging throughout the process. Since starting back in November 2009, the on-going support and training modules have been applicable and significantly benefited my personal progression. I would strongly recommend Nigel to develop both teams and individuals.

author testimonialsWAVERLY TBS – National Accounts Controller

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Having now worked with Nigel for a year he has been able to deliver real change to the way we do things. At the start, the ability to work quickly to get to understand the First Drinks business it's people was great and meant First Drinks got a comprehensive training plan built and delivered to the key commercial functions within the business. Feedback has been excellent, driven by the ability to vary the style to suit the audience as well as challenge people's thinking in a positive way. Successful high impact programmes have been delivered to different functions and different levels within the organisation, including the Senior Management which has really helped us get traction throughout the whole organisation. In summary we started out to see if we could work in strategic collaboration. With no doubt we will continue to work together as strategic partners because of the capability to understand our business, design and deliver first class training and then support our people to implement. All in all, a real return on the investment!

author testimonialsFIRST DRINKS – Sales Director

These testimonials have been volunteered to be used as references for Nigel Shackleton and peopleSMART. They are based on work completed by Nigel Shackleton while working as an FXL employee (2005-2012) and currently as an FXL associate.