“Since Andrew’s appointment he has been instrumental in not only identifying the need for the services provided by North of England Excellence to develop, but in setting out a clear vision for the future and leading the organisation on the path to success.” Manufacturing Board Director

"Phil not only brought a considerable amount of experience to our HR challenges, but he also expertly facilitated the senior team in developing Our Direction and Leadership Behaviours.  From that he has also trained our managers, aligning them to the type of business that we want to be, with the right culture and behaviours." Manufacturing Business Owner and CEO

“Andrew’s open approach to new ideas and his boundless energy and enthusiasm for driving the business forward have invigorated the whole organisation, from the Board to the team, to our stakeholders and members.”

“Andrew is passionate about improving the business community in the North through his collaborative approach and sharing best practice.”

A finance director in the transport sector

"I worked with Phil for a number of years as he supported my areas of the business. I always valued his balance of intellectual challenge and pragmatism. Not afraid to be independent and stand up for his views but always in a constructive manner, I found him considered, and passionate about achieving for the business." Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer international Hire business


“Andrew has taken a revolutionary approach to support the development of innovative links with business schools, and developed a strategy that is geared around the importance of links between industry, academia and the LEPs.” A finance director in Utility

"Phil has significantly aided my transition from a 'hands on' management role and style to a strategic thinking leader. This has not only improved me as an individual but it has also helped the organisation strive towards its goals and objectives. Phil is well versed in unlocking your potential." Chief Operating Officer in Fire Protection services