What Our Customers Say About Us

CHC Construction - Trevor Williams - Managing Director - Through facilitated business coaching sessions, Angela has helped me to formulate my five year plan into a working document, setting goals and targets for achievement.  Angela has also helped us put it into action which started with a highly interactive workshop with the team gaining their input into how we can achieve our goals. I am now looking forward to my appraisal training so I can bring it all together ensuring that we gain maximum performance as a business and individuals.  If you want to get things done don’t google it Ask Angela!


Williams and Donovan - Lloyd Brooks - Sales Director - Angela was referred to us from a colleague and from our first meeting we knew that we were in trusted hands.  Over the course of a few weeks Angela helped us put in place HR policies ensuring that we understood them all along the way.  She has also developed an employee handbook that brought it all to life and helped us set the standards of performance  Angela's methodical and reassuring way of working helped us put in place the necessary changes for a growing business.  I would highly recommend her. 


BPS Builders Merchants - Laura O'Keeffe - HR Manager - Really pleased with how Angela delivered the two day workshop for the Builders Merchants Federation on employer engagement and retention.  Very clear and structured content which has made me very motivated - thank you.


PGR Timber Limited - Graham Toomey (Owner & Director) Angela is a highly experienced, knowledgeable and motivating Business Coach and HR specialist.  She is focused, extremely driven and reliable.  What makes her particular different is her unique style of "enabling" the organisation to drive change using  facilitation and coaching skills that not only challenge thinking but motivate and inspire to deliver.  All of our Senior Management team hold her in the highest regard and would highly recommend her as a business coach, trainer, HR specialist and catalyst for change.


Cycles UK - Richard Schofield Managing Director - During our business coaching sessions Angela is always able to motivate and encourage me to think differently and to tackle problems in a systematically and structured approach. Angela has developed strong relationships with the management team and has helped to influence their thinking on the changes that they also need to make to develop the business as well as developing their own leadership styles.  We have also benefited from Angela’s ability to develop our procedural training manuals and deliver this to our staff.


Connect Plumbing - Marc Glass - Managing Director - Everyone needs an Angela – she understands the growing pains of a small business. By helping us put in place changes step by step we can still focus on our day to day activities whilst making the much needed changes to the business.  We know that without her support we would not move forward.  We also benefit from her strong HR skills and knowledge providing us with the communication strategies and leadership skills needed to recruit and retain the right staff. We would highly recommend her to any business who wish to grow.


OCL Group - James Cooper - Managing Director - Angela not only brings her wealth of experience to any organisation but her calm methodical and unique approach has enabled us to think outside of the box.  She can turn any idea into reality with her quick intuition and understanding of what really matters.  I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any business as long as she leaves time for us.


Terry Luckett – Supreme All-Clean Services – Owner – We asked Angela to help us with some HR issues and were delighted with the service that she provided. She was knowledgeable, efficient and very helpful.  I would highly recommend her services.”


Noble and Taylor - David Eaton (Director) - Patrick Foster (Managing Director) - Angela combines a charming and personable approach with clear direction. Angela has the skill of encouragement and challenge which has made an enormous difference to our focus and taught us the proper meaning of accountability and the tangible value of KPIs! Not only has Angela helped the directors but Angela is empowering the whole management team.


High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) - Simon Barnes (Business Development Manager) - HSSMI was in effect and new start up business. Angela came to us through the Growth Accelerator programme.  Angela quickly grasped the complexity of our business and identified where we needed help and what our critical business challenges were. In a very calm and effective way Angela gave us focus and strength to deliver plans to bring us up to speed in vital business areas.  All our time with Angela has been well spent and I hope we will continue to enjoy success together.


Ace Contracts (London) Limited - Claire Glibbery (Business Manager) - We have been working with Angela for over a year now and have found her support and enthusiasm to be invaluable.  It is evident that Angela is a talented and accomplished coach and trainer.  Angela does not waste time talking around subjects; she is direct, driven and results orientated.  Angela has successfully helped us to manage change within the business and has shown great understanding and sensitivity towards the challenges faced in the SME environment.  During our initial sessions with Angela, we set specific business goals for the year and Angela has worked closely with us to ensure that we exceeded these.  Looking back, I am overwhelmed by all that we have achieved.  Outside of coaching, Angela has also helped us to design and access funding for both a bespoke Management and Project Management Training Programme, which we are running in house this year.


Pro-duct Clean - Nigel Smith - Managing Director - "You are good! Thank you for your patience and focus today" You are quite an inspiration!


Adventure Island and Southend Radio - Philip Miller owner of Stockvale Group - Angela Kimberley first started working with Adventure Island over six years assisting us to develop strategies to recruit, support and develop our staff. With her help we have developed organisational, team and individual staff training plans, accessed funding and have achieved Investor in People Status. Since then Angela has been involved with developments within the group and joined the board of Southend Radio as a Non Executive Director contributing to the successful achievement of winning the license and setting up the new radio station. Angela has remained on the board and continues to support the team. "Angela has always been an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and driven person and has helped us to cut through red tape to access government funding making it easy to access enabling us to develop our staff.


KPMG - Craig Robinson Programme Director World Class Skills - The World Class Skills programme aims to support Learning and Skills Council (LSC) funded providers to enhance their employer responsive provision. As a Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) programme, WCS is managed and delivered by KPMG. This new programme is helping colleges and training providers to enhance the way they work with employers with the long term vision of up skilling the UK's workforce. Angela Kimberley has been working with KPMG on the programme since 2008 as an Associate working specifically on pre employment programmes and also assisting colleges and providers to develop their employer engagement strategies and work towards achieving the Training Quality Standard. "Angela is a key member of the Associate team who is well respected by the KPMG team and is receiving excellent feedback from the providers she supports".


Inotec Limited - Barry Auty (MD) - We have been working with Angela and her associate's to provide Inotec with a focussed approach to new business in a new sector.  Angela made us look at ourselves, understand where we are, where we want to be and what is missing to achieve our strategy in the best possible way.  My business partner and I have been running our own businesses for over 15 years and we were questioning where Angela Kimberley and  associates could deliver added value but they totally delivered providing Business strategy, contacts, leads, UK grant support and a focussed marketing approach that directly connected us with new potential clients.


IfaProsure - Jonathan Newell - Managing Director - Angela's engagement assisted my firm by putting in place key strategies to help retain our core market share (which was coming under strong priced based competition) and laying the foundations from which to propel and grow the business in the medium/long term. Angela's unique style helps you look at matters objectively whilst her sincere enthusiasm and engaging manner help inspire creativity and confidence. In summary; investing in Angela was an invaluable experience and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her services.


Snakes alive - Dan Hepplewhite (Director) - We decided we needed Angela's help to give us a third party view on our company and an honest opinion of what we were doing wrong and right.  During her time with us Angela's knowledge helped us in many areas and as we made the changes recommended we started to notice a difference.  Marketing was one of our weaknesses and Angela arranged for us to meet up with an expert who helped us come up with some new ideas.  We feel the money was well sepnt and we gained from the experience.


Zepfree Ltd - Zoe Tuttlebee (Managing Director)  - I would like to thank you with all my heart and soul, without your guidance I know I would not have been able to grow the company to what it has become today. You have been a great inspiration to me and many things you taught me I have been able to put into practice, successfully! I now have an Art Company, T-Shirt Design and Print Company and Vehicle Graphics company. I also do Signs and Banners and my new venture is Bespoke Jewellery, oh and I also now own a Music Event called Fusion which is held at the Skylark Hotel. All I need now is someone to organize me so I have a PA starting in September and not a moment too soon!!


CDWM Ltd - James Attfield (Managing Director) - Thank you for the subtle but effective impact you have had on myself, my team and the business over the past year. Slowly but surely we are getting to where we want to be. Your input has made a significant difference and I am looking forward to reaping the rewards.


Astara Entertainment Limited - Charlotte Spooner (Director) - I have been very impressed with Angela Kimberley who has been my Growth Accelerator coach.  I would offer 10/10 for a fantastic service!  Angela has made things so clear to me and I have seen growth in my business over the past few months.  I am sure this has been due to Angela's wonderful coaching.  I feel I can confide in her and discuss anything I need help with.  She has been very flexible when I haven't been able to make a meeting due to an increase in my work load.  She is a huge support to me, teaching me lots of new things and I worry how I will cope when she finishes her coaching with me!


Climbing Trees Online Marketing - Alex Holliman (Managing Director) - Angela has taken the time to understand the business, our progress to date, ambitions for the future, and we have then worked collaboratively on a practical plan that is bringing change and innovation to the business. We look forward to the future with increased motivation and ambition. - Angela is an excellent Business Coach


ClickLine Solutions - Ben Rafidi (Owner) - Angela is a fantastic business coach and has a wealth of knowledge about everything for making your business work. Angela Kimberley fills you with positive energy and an 'I can do this attitude' with success stories of people that have built their business. Can't stress enough how amazing Angela Kimberley Associates are! Thank you so much. Would highly recommend.


Low Carbon Programme - Tony Wilson (Programme Manager) - Angela and Kirsty - you represent the gold standard for workshop provision, and are at the very top of the tree in terms of the two key factors... attendance and quality.


Thurrock Council - Lisa Ricketts (Acting Economic Development Manager) - I would like to offer my sincere thanks for your contribution and participation in the URBACT Jobtown project visit last week. We received some very positive feedback from partners who felt the programme format (which included: presentations, workshops and study visits) was really dynamic, informative and interesting. The audio recording we made of the Access to funding and business support workshop will be a valuable learning tool for the Jobtown project and partners for the future.


Alliance Learning Ltd - ICT Co-ordinator/ERP Auditor (Paul Chapman) - I felt the session was excellent.  Your knowledge really showed through and some of your ideas I will be implementing with our system.  I really liked the additional layer for key accounts and I am sure this will be a success as I can measure the team using it which is exactly what we need. I would and will recommend your services to others it was great.


Cheadle and Marple College - Hilary Fidler (Head of Adult Skills) - We had our last coaching session with Angela Kimberley yesterday and I just wanted to say how valuable we found the coaching sessions.  Angela has been inspirational in finding strategies to support us going forward. 

Rose Reclaim - Rachel Gevaudian (Director) - Lastly but most importantly thank you so much for all your help on the workshop, not only the wealth of information, but you yourself have really inspired me and given me the confidence and aspiration to really make my business a success. You are an inspiration to all business women!

Goody Hampers - Sue Baker (Proprietor) - Just to say, Thanks again for all your help. This is a fresh start for me and I really needed someone like you to put me on the right track. After being on many courses in my life, you have been the only tutor to genuinely be there and personally guide me, and I thank you for that as it has made such a difference to my attitude and life. 


Paul Cain Vehicle Consultants (PCVC) - Paul Cain - Thanks for the course, I thought it was superb and your tutoring was exceptional! Your presentation was top notch in all areas


Adventure Island and Southend Radio - Philip Miller owner of Stockvale Group - Angela Kimberley first started working with Adventure Island over six years assisting us to develop strategies to recruit, support and develop our staff. With her help we have developed organisational, team and individual staff training plans, accessed funding and have achieved Investor in People Status. Since then Angela has been involved with developments within the group and joined the board of Southend Radio as a Non Executive Director contributing to the successful achievement of winning the license and setting up the new radio station. Angela has remained on the board and continues to support the team. "Angela has always been an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and driven person and has helped us to cut through red tape to access government funding making it easy to access enabling us to develop our staff.


Rossi Ice Cream - Southend on Sea - Colin Gray - "We were delighted with the professional service and support from Angela and her team who helped us to organise our training and access funding - her support and advice were invaluable and we would highly recommend them".


New Town Films - Southend on Sea - Terry Bird - "The team went up and beyond to make our application process easier, Angela and her team even worked weekends to help us meet our deadline" and such a lovely company to work with, cheered us up and focused us when we were feeling down".

Kingston Adult Education College - Lisa Havenga ACMI -  Business Development Manager - I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the training session you carried out on Friday. I found it very concise, uplifting and relevant - definitely one of the best 1-1 sessions I have ever had, you are such a professional! I feel much more confident now in engaging with employers.


NWTA Ltd T/as watchagency.co.uk - Southend on Sea - Oscar McNeeley - "Accessing funding has always been a bit daunting, Angela and her team made it easy, painless and very rewarding. We accessed funding of £1000 to develop our skills so that we could manage our own website which is essential to us as we are a web based business - it's great to have a local person on the doorstep who can help us and the service was amazing".


Aviation Quality Management Services Ltd - Southend on Sea - David Leach - "We need to ensure we are up to date with the latest information in order to drive our business forward - gaining funding of £1000 helped us with our cash flow and allowed us to do a course that we may not have otherwise taken up - we could not fault the customer service".


Red Square Creative Ltd - Southend on Sea -Gavin Cooper - "Keeping up to date with the latest technology changes keeps us ahead of the game, we recently undertook a course that provided us with additional knowledge to drive the business forward - we could not believe how easy it was to complete the paperwork and process our claim - we have always steered away from government funding until now".


South East Essex College - Carol Anson Higgs Business Development Director - Angela Kimberley provided consultancy support to South East Essex College to help us review and implement employer engagement strategies in readiness for achievement of the Training Quality Standards - a national benchmark for training providers. Angela also provides us with advice and support for employer's to access funded training provision from the College. "Angela came highly recommended and since her consultancy project with us we have continued to be in regular contact with her to identify any funding that may be available for the local community - it is a great to have a local person with so much knowledge for our local community".


The Real Business Training Company - Southend on Sea - Chris Bradford Managing Director -  The Real Business Training Company was created in the recognition of the growing need for small and medium sized businesses to improve their competitiveness through improved management performance enabling them to afford high quality business training and coaching on their doorstep. "Businesses in Southend have benefitted significantly for their personal and business development allowing them to access funded training to assist them to set up new strategies and financial controls to work through the recession. Working with Angela Kimberley and her team has been a seamless service as they have provided a responsive, efficient and smooth experience for both the business and ourselves as a provider".


Derek Mather - Deputy Principal - Director of Adults, Skills and Higher Education - Brockenhurst College - "Angela worked closely with Brockenhurst College over a period of 9 months helping us to document our processes, enhance our CRM system and achieve the Training Quality Standard. We would recommend Angela's consultancy and project management approach and style to any College who wish to develop their employer engagement strategies and structure".

Pippa O'Gorman - Director of Business Development - Farnborough College of Technology - "A huge thank you Angela for your support since Christmas for help with our Programmes for the unemployed. Your practical and pragmatic approach has been very valuable and we have made great strides forward in these programmes and in our joint work on QCF. We also found the workshops that you facilitated across the region to be a fantastic resource for sharing practice".

Karen Evans - Director of Business Development - Thanet College - Just to say a big thank you for your continued support and patience whilst we continually strive to improve our service to employers. The work you have done with us has provided a good basis for us to continue into the future and I am sure we will keep in touch to let you know how we are doing.

Ralph Stratton - Assistant Principal - Director of Commercial Services - Sparsholt College Hampshire  - The Consultancy support provided us with "out of the box" consultancy support on areas of employer engagement, strategy, operational procedures and guidance on CRM implementation, providing us with the confidence to continue to develop this area of the business"

Neil Espin - Managing Director - The Corporate and Executive Coaching Organisation