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Gradient Business Development Consultancy

Helping you focus on what adds value to your business

Empowering you to motivate & lead your workforce

Dedicated B2B training, leadership & management consultants

Here to guide and support growth across the main functions of your business – including Procurement, Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Helping you develop a strong competitive edge and a highly skilled workforce

We have worked with with a wide range of businesses, from blue chip organisations to SMEs, assisting them in achieving targets though the development of their key assets – their clients and themselves.

Customer Retention

Two thirds of business is lost due to customer indifference

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Products and Services

Add value, drive out inefficiency, build in customer delight

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People Management

Manage people better; lead and motivate for best performance

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Supporting your business improvement and accelerated growth

Understanding the future of your business is essential, especially in times of economic instability. Gradient will help you to identify and interact with new business streams from within your industry, while maximising returns from existing markets.

The Gradient team of consultants and trainers has the skills and experience to support and encourage your business to deliver improved performance and growth.


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David is top notch with his research, ability to translate a vague scope into a polished finished product, and is an excellent communicators to boot. He has extensive and far reaching contacts around the globe and are very trustworthy, as well. Clay Demore-Director-E-Fulfillment Finance & Strategy at Intertape Polymer Group{
David worked with me to produce a business strategy for our UK business that I had to present to our parent company in India. He challenged our thinking and targets and provided a methodology to pull all of our ideas together. The presentation was a success and we are busy putting these ideas into practise.{
Marc Whibley
MD, Polyhose UK
Good and gripping introduction into what "customer service" really means. Sparks thoughts about how to introduce "customer delight" in daily job. From my point of view the content as well as the way the content was delivered was very valuable and effective.{
Takara Bio, Paris
David is a real professional in every part of that description. He'll deliver Business results, functional expertise and manage to train people to a very high standard too. I would recommend David in any or each of the above, having worked with him at a personal level for many years and seen the additional value he brings to businesses and teams, world wide{
Paul Dent
Owner, PDfacilitation
David worked with us for over two years and his hands-on support has been invaluable. He's won a number of significant orders for us and has provided excellent advise and guidance. A first rate consultant and trainer who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty.{
Trevor Banks
Managing Director, KBW Packaging
We all found the course most informative, and added to our skills when dealing with "awkward"  buyers and negotiating with existing clients.  The most important aspect was the way in which you got us all thinking and preparing for situations rather than just charging in and hoping for the best. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to other potential clients in the future.{
Mike Stevenson, UK Sales Director
UK Sales Director, Beardow Adams (Adhesives) Ltd
David has helped to introduce our metals processing products into the UK and has supported us with a number of large, multi-national customers. We have made significant sales progress since he started working with us.{
Vincent Guasp
Business Director, Pemco International

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