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Testimonials

Mark Shuttleworth

CFO & EVP Emirates Integrated Telecommunications
“I was able to work with Jim during a period when this company went on an acquisition led expansion drive which resulted in the SensormaticCamEra becoming the largest and most profitable of its kind in the UK, a long way from the loss making, company that Jim inherited when he was brought in as Managing Director. This remains one of the best senior management teams that I have ever worked with. A focused team and business which was fully aligned and customer delivery led. This was a direct result of Jim’s leadership.” 

MARK SHUTTLEWORTH

CFO & EVP EMIRATES INTEGRATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS
“I worked closely with Jim over an often intense restructuring period and was able to see him using his vast array of skills in defining a new business strategy for the European Operations then working with the country managers in obtaining their buy in, overseeing the execution phase, through to obtaining a successful transformation. During this period Jim’s cultural and linguistic skills really played a significant role as he built a new team and forged them into a customer focused organization. In my 25 yrs of working across the world Jim is the best managing director I have had the pleasure of working with.”

Terry Price

Consultant Spencer Stuart and former Senior Vice President of Sensormatic
“Jim held the position of Managing Director for Sensormatic’s Commercial / Industrial EMEA Operations. Over the period I worked with Jim I saw him step up to challenging responsibilities such as coping with a variety of acquisitions that were made by other managers which had to be rationalised , integrated, divested or improved upon radically. Jim did an excellent job of this and sequentially improved our revenue, gross margin and operating income performance.

Jim operated with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity. Jim’s organization won the award for Commercial/ Industrial Business Unit of the Year as a result of these achievements.”

Kevin Fagan

Regional Sales Manager Chubb Electronic Security
“Jim is the best Managing Director I have worked with. In fact, this was the second time I have worked for him and I hope it is not the last. Jim can not only manage what is in front of him, he also has great vision and most importantly he treats everyone with a respect that I have never seen equalled.” 

Alan Thompson

President Toshiba Europe
“Jim Rathbone and I have been in close contact for all our working lives, including a couple of years as colleagues in the same company. His skills and experience equip him exceptionally well for leadership roles right up to Chairman and CEO of small, medium and large businesses, and also to advise and support those in such roles.

Jim is able to think of the global big picture and also to drill down to analyze the component parts of any business situation. He is incisive and tends to get to the root of the problem. He gets to the heart of what is required for success. And then is unafraid to express his true opinion. His analysis and conclusions concerning every business situation will always add value and his ethical standards are beyond reproach.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Rathbone Results and Jim for a business development consulting project.”

Mark Davies

Former DIVISIONAL CEO CHUBB plc
“Jim Rathbone was Managing Director of Chubb Electronic Security in the UK between 2002 and 2004. The business turned over £110 million employing over 1300 people. Jim joined shortly after a significant acquisition programme and led the business through a major transition programme which involved integrating 10 acquired businesses into the core Chubb business. This was achieved with very little client attrition and delivered a significant uplift in margin.

Jim is a consummate professional, very clear and focused on the key priorities which are going to turn the dial. He assimilates the critical issues in a business quickly and is extremely capable at putting together and driving through business improvement programmes.

Jim communicates well and operates comfortably between the ‘shop-floor’ and the boardroom. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rathbone Results and Jim in a senior level consultancy capacity.”

JOHN DAVIES

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND BUSINESS OWNER OF TDSi
“ Rathbone Results was introduced via a client who knew I was looking for a game changing change agent to help me put the foundation stones in place to accelerate growth at TDSi and achieve the ambitions I’d set out for the business. If you need someone with holistic marketing and business analysis skills that will truly “up your game”, then I couldn’t recommend Jim more highly. He’s been instrumental in asking the what now seem to be obvious questions that have dragged our eyes from the coal face and set us about looking at the whole picture. The pace of change has been hectic but manageable and fun. Thanks to Jim we’ve set marketing on a new and bold path at TDSi and I can’t wait to measure the results as they come in.”

PAUL MAIN

JOINT MD AND BUSINESS OWNER CLEARVIEW COMMUNICATIONS
“I have been working with Rathbone Results for 3 years. Jim has the experience and ability to get to the key business issues of an organisation quickly and without fuss. He also has the ability to deal sensitively with people on issues which many might find challenging. Jim’s ability to recall detailed financial data can sometimes be unnerving. Overall, a pleasure to work with, and an asset to any business wanting to improve results.”

GARRY MUMFORD

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND BUSINESS OWNER INSIGHT ASSOCIATES
“Working with Rathbone Results on their Business Growth Audit programme has helped the management team at Insight Associates focus on the key areas to help us further build the business. Jim’s experience, expertise and cool analysis has been invaluable in building our plan going forward. A thoroughly nice chap who is very easy to work with – highly recommended!”

COSTAS JOHNSON

CEO AND BUSINESS OWNER OF QUALTRAK SOLUTIONS
“We are using Rathbone Results to help us review our strategy on preparing the business to divest by a given date whilst maximizing the price. Following an initial strategic positioning exercise Jim and I meet periodically to review progress and establish short/medium term priorities. I particularly appreciate and value his role as a business coach.”

KEN WRIGHT

FORMER MANAGING DIRECTOR ROYAL MAIL
“Jim is a highly experienced operator who brings a wealth of proven know-how and insight to the table. His highly tuned analytical skills combined with his ability to ask just the right questions mean that he is quickly able to get to the heart of a business challenge. He is especially skilled in identifying business opportunities and getting alongside people to equip them to achieve and sustain significant growth in business profitability.
I have recently asked Jim to join the board of trustees of a Christian charity and to help us with our sales and marketing.”

Chris Lewis

Managing Director and Business Owner of Chris Lewis Fire and Security
“Having used business coaching and mentoring previously for successful growth , I knew the benefits but I also knew that you needed support for all the other areas of the business that need to change and turnaround at the same time. Due to this experience I was no longer using the services of anyone and hadn’t really been thinking it was something I needed to jump back into.

Then I met Jim from Rathbone Results. From our initial meeting it was obvious they were different. They had considered all aspects of the process for growth, strategic development and the importance of a plan for short term and long term goals. Had I heard it right? They were going to help support implementation not just give advice! They also ticked the box on experience in my sector . One of the unique differences for me, having spoken to many companies and individuals in this arena, was that Jim also had a personal proven track record of success and leadership which he was happy to share to back up their claims.

After the initial meeting, I was convinced that Rathbone Results were different. I was excited to get started! Within weeks we were working together. That was in 2011 and we are still working together today and for the foreseeable future.

Some of the areas that we have improved dramatically in our business are improvements in cash, profit and service growth.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Rathbone Results for any business that needs results quickly!”

Pradeep Mehta

Chairman and Business Owner of Amax Fire and Security
“Rathbone Results got my company back into profit with their sector knowledge and business experience, which have been the key factors.

Their unique approach, in supporting all aspects of the business from financial reporting, sales, marketing and HR, has helped me build a better and safer business”