Owner Facilitate Urban & former ceo, millennium point
Neil has worked with me for a year and a half as the Director of Marketing, Communications and Events. His particular successes have included developing, virtually from scratch, the events business at Millennium Point, including a niche marketing approach, evolving and developing the delivery team and successfully creating an environment where customers and partners are able to exploit every possible area of the building. Events have been hugely diverse, including arts and cultural performances, food fayres, careers fayres, dinners and exhibitions.
One of the most satisfying areas of my work is receiving unsolicited praise and positive feedback about my team. Customers and partners have invariably expressed these about Neil.
managing director, 3d native
I've provided development services for Neil on several occasions and place him high on my list of excellent people to work with. Not only does he bring a wide range of skills to the table but is passionate about the development process in order to get the best out of a project as well as those working on them:
Neil is an immensely creative professional who sees the macro and micro detail effortlessly.
Neil can challenge the norm and produce dramatic results.
Whenever I work with Neil I know that the work will be exciting, challenging and fun.
director, Barrington bliss consulting
I worked with Neil in the spring/summer of 2012 when I was employed as a Consultant to lead a Change Project at The Public. I found Neil to be a very supportive, professional and open Client to work with. His transparent way of working, coupled with his enthusiasm and passion for The Public and the part that he played made him a delight to work with. He was always open to new ideas and worked tirelessly to ensure that the whole Team, not just his direct reports, participated and benefited from the Project that we were working on together. Neil not only supported the Senior management team through the changes, but was also a great team player, energising a wide cross section of the employees at The Public.
Owner, Charmaine Peart Comms & Former Marketing Manager at The Public
Neil is a focused and ambitious manager that keeps his sights firmly on the KPIs. As a former member of his team I can truly say Neil was encouraging and supportive, giving me the scope to make things happen. Neil always put a smile on my face as he is a caring, friendly and approachable manager.
Neil always made time for me and treated me as an individual. No matter what the task or challenge, Neil is always enthusiastic and has a sense of humour that motivates and drives you to achieve the business objectives. Not everyone can say they like their boss, but it’s difficult not to like Neil!
Associate Consultant, Bridge Partnership & Former HR Advisor Cadbury World
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Neil. Neil brings great commercial awareness, a drive to achieve and excellent judgement to his work. He can always be relied upon to take a long term and strategic view, and has a strong creative streak that can formulate new and different ways of doing things. He is improvement focused, both in his own self-development, and also in improving ways of working to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness. From a HR perspective, I would commend Neil as a fantastic manager, with strong coaching skills and a willingness to address any people issues in order to develop his team.
Sales Manager, Cadbury World
Neil is an absolute delight to work with. His strategic-thinking and ability to uncover new ways of working and operating has helped to make what could of made for a challenging year the year where we achieved record results!
Marketing Manager, GVA & Former Visit Birmingham Manager, Marketing Birmingham
Neil is a great partnership marketier and understands the value of a joint approach. He is always keen to investigate new opportunities and can be relied upon to meet deadlines and keep promises.
Leisure & Tourism Consultant
I have no hesitation in recommending Neil. Having worked with him as a key strategic tourism partner in the region, I have found him to be the ultimate professional. His marketing skills, knowledge and dedication to getting things done - rather than just talking about it - are first rate!
Neil is a highly committed and creative marketing professional who knows how to get the best out of his agency. His creative appreciation is great and he understands what makes truly effective comms.
MD, Smart Media
Neil is the consummate Marketing professional - his knowledge and ability to cut through to an optimised solution is highly impressive, and he also is open-minded and imaginative enough to identify and apply efficiently innovative approaches that have delivered results on many occasions. But perhaps more importantly he approaches every task in an open and friendly manner, making the job that much more manageable/enjoyable. He is, quite simply, great to work with!