Testimonials

The following are a selection of those people and businesses that have enjoyed working with, and benefited from a relationship with IMPACTUS GROUP – Particularly, though not necessarily exclusively, Nick Bramley, Director of Impact (CEO).

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Nick came highly recommended by a friend of a friend…..and he didn’t disappoint.

He created a four day course for Account Managers covering numerous topics to a very mixed/experienced group. He delighted the whole audience on each day and got the best from everyone!

Now comes the challenge…implementing some of the key changes! Nick will be back to check up on us and we will be employing his skills again.

Ian Hall – CEO – CCS McLays

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Nick delivered a great Sales Business Masterclass in partnership with Make It York.

He explored the tricky topics of prospecting and networking in a fun and interactive manner. Feedback from delegates was overwhelmingly positive and they now have a much wider portfolio of approaches to find new business as well as confidence to network.

Without hesitation I’d recommend Nick and look forward to the future Sales Business Masterclasses he is delivering for Make It York.”

Mark Bates – Business Growth Manager – Make It York

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I picked up so many tips from I picked up so many tips from Nick Bramley’s presentation a few weeks ago at a Brand Yorkshire networking.

Everyone who networks should make the effort to find where he is speaking and attend or hire him to speak to your organisation.

Dan Parker, Account Manager – Altodigital

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I recently attended 2 workshops created and hosted by Nick.  I enjoyed the first one so much I booked the second and a friend came with me too!

Nick has a great training style, all questions were answered confidently.

Nick was able to use his clearly vast experience so that we could relate theory to practice. See you in September for workshop number 3.

Dual Qualified Nurse, Clinical Trainer, Nurse Trainer, Course Development Specialist & Managing Director – The Care Training Company

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Nick is amazing. He is a committed & very experienced trainer,having his delegates in mind at all times.  He engages with the audience and brings humour and spirit to his training sessions.

I would recommend him highly.

Miriam Dervan – Executive Chair – MD Group

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Nick did a great job of producing and delivering a bespoke half day course on Commercial Awareness from an agreed scope.

Following a one hour briefing a couple of weeks in advance, Nick immediately was attuned to the issues we wanted to address and developed directly relevant and engaging material, with practical examples and exercises to suit our needs.

His delivery on the day was very well balanced for the mixed audience that attended, with staff at all levels providing positive feedback afterwards.

Matthew Scrimshaw – Head of Commercial – Sembcorp Utilities UK

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Nick took the brief of our sales training requirement on and tailored it perfectly. His session was well thought through,engaging and has already seen an improvement in team performance.

I’d highly recommend Nick’s services for anyone who needs to develop a sales training programme for their team.

Eddy Lascelles – Director – The Harewood Food & Drink Project

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Engaging, humorous and very knowledgeable presentation and sales training.
Up there with the best public speaking / presentations I have seen.

Ben Wilson, Excellence in GRP/Fibreglass Moulds & Products MPM

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Nick Bramley has been a friend and supporter of the School of Management over a long period.  He has worked with us delivering short courses and most recently in April he delivered one of our Knowledge Transfer Network session on sales.

The feedback from attendees was as always very positive. I have no hesitation in recommending Nick.

Lorraine Lucas – Head of Business Engagement & Corporate Programmes – Bradford University School of Management

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Nick developed and delivered training for us at the University of Leeds on Communicating with Business for academics and PhD researchers.

He was very easy to work with and translated our requirements really well.  The training delivered was informative, useful and engaging and we have had excellent feedback from participants.

I hope to work with Nick again in the future, and would highly recommend him to anybody wishing to build skills in external engagement

Rebecca Johnson – Industrial Partnerships Strategy Manager – The University of Leeds

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Nick is a rare one. He does what he says he will.  A great no nonsense Guide, Trainer, Mentor around all things sales & customer development.  He’s also quite funny too.

A pleasure to work with for over fifteen years. The folk that listen to Nick and take his advice are always a success in my view.

Craig Burton – Recruiter, Rotarian, Entrepreneur, Trustee

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I attended a Networking training session hosted by Nick and really enjoyed it. Nick is warm, funny, knows his subject and engaged the audience for the entire session. I came away with a variety of tips and advice that I’ve been able to implement immediately into my work.

Would thoroughly recommend Nick and look forward to opportunities for working together in the future.

Hannah Gray – PPI Network Manager – University of York

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Nick recently created and delivered two sessions to M&E Students at Northumbria University for me entitled “The Power of Linkedin on your Career & Relationship Building Potential”.  The feedback from the sessions have been overwhelmingly positive.

Amongst the responses were two that read – “I would like to express my greatest appreciation and sincere thanks for the Linkedin session. I only changed one thing on my profile and someone asked me to apply to their company.  Just over one night. This is truly amazing!“

“Thank you for this Practical Tips & Seminar.  Nick is a great speaker who keeps your attention. I have got a lot of new information I can use to fix my LinkedIn account. So once again, thank you very much.”

Madeleine L Combinck – Senior Lecturer – Northumbria University

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Nick is a fantastic trainer, I have been lucky enough to be both a participant and also an organiser for his training sessions and neither have disappointed.

As a participant, Nick helped me to engage well with the topic and overcome a number of concerns and fears I had around Networking. To work with Nick as a colleague was also an absolute pleasure, he is reliable, organised and engaging and delivered a great session for our students on Networking, which received excellent feedback.

I would recommend Nick as a trainer, whether you are looking to attend a session or looking to organise one.

Josie Hanby BA (Hons) – Industrial Strategy Partnership Manager – University of York

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Nick imparts his knowledge in an engaging, informative and entertaining way.  My clients have benefited greatly from attending Nick’s workshops.   I’m looking forward to being able signpost more people in the future because for many young businesses pitching and selling are the hardest elements.

Nick’s workshops provide the tools to make business owners more confident in building their business.

Alan Thompson – Business Advisor – Ad-Venture Programme

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Nick immediately understood our proposition and how to best communicate that to potential clients. His sales workshops are engaging and most importantly they lead to ACTION — and his vetting skills for sales hires has been especially helpful. 100% recommended.

Natalie Meyer – Founder & CEO – Tokyoesque

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Attended a workshop ran by Nick on April 1st entitled “Don’t Fool Around with Your Sales Activity” at the University of Bradford School of Management.

I couldn’t recommend Nick highly enough.  The session was the best on sales I have been to for over 10 years.  He totally reinvigorated my thoughts and approach to Sales.
Andrew Wilson – Business Owner, Riverford Organic
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I’ve known Nick for around twelve years now. Over that time I’ve attended Nick’s work seminars on sales techniques and processes. Nick delivered a series of modules on behalf of Goldman Sachs for small businesses and more recently has helped me individually with a bespoke process to facilitate my business growth.

I’ve met a lot of sales coaching related people over the years and Nick is a chap who says it like it is. No nonsense, straightforward help and mentoring from a highly experienced professional who is well respected and connected.

Richard Hall FRSA, Managing Director – PD-m International

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Nick hosted and facilitated a great strategy session to create a 2019 action plan from our 5 year vision document.  it was great to kick start the year with some fresh ideas and some focus and the feedback from everyone across the business has been so positive.  

Now let’s put the plans and ideas in to action and review in six months time.

Kevin Curran – Managing Director – IPS Flow Systems

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I first met Nick when he was involved in delivering the sales strategy aspect of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme back in 2012.

He did such a good job that over the years we have used his services as a coach for training the management team and all our staff and can credit him for the success of our business.  I would sincerely recommend him.

Erol Erturan – MD, Adept Consulting Engineers – Engineering Better Solutions Together

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Nick recently ran a practical sales workshop for me, delivered to local businesses at The University of Bradford as part of the ADVENTURE project.  All participants rated his session highly, commenting in particular on Nick’s knowledge, experience and trademark enthusiasm for his subject.  Having attended Nick’s training sessions myself in the past, I’m happy to recommend him to any organisation or individual who needs help taking their sales planning and activity to the next level.

Ros Walker, Marketing & PR Consultant – Trainer – Visit England Quality Assessor – AD:VENTURE Facilitator

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I attended Nick’s course last week as part of the AD:Venture programme and found it to be a really useful morning. Nick challenged me to think differently, make our messaging clear and consistent and to always start with the WHY?
Would highly recommend him for his time, expertise and knowledge.
Kate Hutchinson – Managing Director – The Secret Event Service, 
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I’ve done two events with Nick now and both have been brilliant.  He has a real knack of making people feel at ease and helping them learn key skills without lecturing or patronising.  Hope to work with you again soon!

Emma Murgatroyd, Lead Regeneration Development Manager, Home Group & Chair of Young Entrepreneurs in Property, Leeds Branch
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Having seen Nick in action at a group event I attended, I realised there and then that he was the man to roll out some significant changes in our business.Unique, personal and engaging, certainly a break from the ‘academic’ norm when it comes to working with a team.  
Following the roll-out, the feedback has been fantastic.  Never before has our team accepted ‘change’ so well.Would highly recommend Nick and his services to any firm and we will certainly be using him again.

Karl Pemberton CDir FIoD Dip PFS, Managing Director @ Active Chartered Financial Planners & Licenced Intermediary @ Active Elite Management

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Nick has been working with Quality Context over a number of years on and off to help us fine tune our marketing materials, train our staff in business development and help us with our sales and business development objectives.

He is very personable and has a wealth of experience and skills in sales techniques and strategies.  He has helped every member of the team to feel more confident in their own ability to develop and promote the business.  He has given us some great pointers and tips and helped us to develop some longer term business strategies.  Nick is a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Kate Krachai, Managing Director  at Quality Context.  Passionate About Pragmatic Quality Solutions

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Think you have seen a great sales training presentation?……..think again!

Lindsay McKenzie, 2017 Queen’s Award for Innovation Winner and featured in the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100

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Nick provided the team at Shine with some recent sales training. We found the sessions both insightful and informative.  We would highly recommend Nick for any sales training as the team has come away feeling refreshed and focused.

Emily Freeman – Meetings and Events Sales Executive at Shine [Leeds] 

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If you have ever tried to get through to someone not expecting your call, it can be tough.  Nick shared a simple confident approach that works more times than not.

He also coached the use of the 15 seconds introduction script you need for your business. Priceless…….

It’s more about how he communicates that makes these things stick.  Don’t allow your lack of sales know-how to get in the way of bringing value to more customers. Nick is well worth hiring.

Graham Arrowsmith, Direct Marketing Strategist

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I attended two sessions delivered by Nick. By far, they are the best workshop I have ever been to.  Fun and full of actionable tips.  If you ever need any help with any workshop for internal training or personal improvements, I would highly recommend you give Nick a call.

Christina Xu – China Digital Marketing Professional | Entrepreneur | Speaker | China Marketing Corp

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Energetic delivery and outgoing approach are the qualities with which I can describe Nick.  I had the pleasure to attend two workshops delivered by Nick recently.  The presentations were dynamic, with deep knowledge of the subjects and the right amount of humour.  I was impressed with Nick’s ability to add interactivity to the presentation content and keep the audience highly engaged.  Nick is very approachable person and willing to help.  As an aspiring entrepreneur, Nick earns my highest recommendation.

Maria Georgoula – PhD Researcher and Development Enthusiast

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I met Nick as part of a one-on-one training session to help me fine-tune my negotiation skills with vendors/suppliers.  Nick is a true professional, and I highly recommend him for sales and negotiation training.

When I met Nick, I was impressed by his professionalism which was demonstrated by his preparation and research on my company, my role, and the industry and market in which I work.  Because of his preparation, Nick was able to spend our training time learning about my personal strengths and challenges so that he could tailor the training to my needs, instincts, and communication style.

Nick used his years of experience to take complicated concepts and challenges and find effective, easy to apply solutions.  He also used his talent for crafting dynamic and positive language to enhance my communication with clients, vendors, and team members.

Nick has recently started working as a part-time consultant with our Business Development teams, and I’m delighted to have the chance to work with him again.  Whether as a trainer for individual employees or as a part of a larger team, Nick is truly an asset to any company!

Natalie Kaftan – Expert in Group Travel Excellence – The Group Company

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Nick is an excellent business development resource to have.  His knowledge and experience has proven very valuable as we advance equality, diversity and inclusion across the UK and beyond.

Solat (A) Chaudhry, Group CEO of the Irish Centre for Diversity and the National Centre for Diversity(UK)

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We have been delighted to invite Nick for the third time to the Dept. of Biology, University of York, to speak to our Masters Bioscience Technology students on the topics of Marketing, Networking and the professional use of Social Media.  Nick is very engaging and really gets his message across to the students.  They enjoyed their sessions with Nick and absorbed his teaching.

We look forward to working with Nick again next year.

Lorna Warnock, Knowledge Exchange, Training and Placement Officer in the Research Excellence Training Team at University of York

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Very pleased I attended the networking skills workshop presented by Nick under the Ad:Venture scheme.  Nick is a networking expert.  He utilised role play and scenario analysis to help us mentally prepare step by step how to prepare for and be effective in networking events, howto approach people, start a conversation and finish a conversation.

I learnt a lot of hands on techniques and tips and I’m confident in future networking events, I will achieve a treat deal more with the mindset of a reasonable objective and always try to put other people at ease.

Yuyang Wang, CFA

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Nick is an energetic trainer who helped me develop a new approach to networking coaching.  He inspired our young people to try something new and the programme has become a fixture in our regular training and events calendar.

Lucy Lomas, Director at Luma Marketing, Enabling Business Growth Through Good, Strategic Marketing Advice

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I attended a course Nick was running on behalf of Goldman Sachs and Manchester Met University.  Making the topic of sales engaging to an audience of business owners could be difficult to pull of for some, but not for Nick.

He is an effective presenter, with a good balance of humour, knowledge and advice.  I could see that Nick would be able to adapt for different audiences.  I would imagine he would be excellent at developing sales people and professionals.

Martin Duncan, Business Development Director at FIG – CIM Northern Agency of the Year