Client Testimonials

“Linda Narbeth provides innovative and dynamic ways to support business change and drive performance.  Her professional approach, knowledge and experience provide excellent support for senior managers and leaders looking to deliver improved performance, encourage an engaged workforce and create an environment for success. She leads by example and is highly recommended by those who have had the opportunity to work with her and the Cherryblue team.”

Service Category: Business Consultant
Year first hired: 2005 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Carol Saunders-Long (Head of Jersey Police Communications)

“I cannot praise Linda enough for her seminar on the 13th November. I thought it was not only inspirational but also incredibly informing and worthwhile. I have gained seem superb items of information that I will be putting into practice in my own business. I highly recommend anybody who is keen to move their business forward to attend one of Linda’s seminars!”

Wesley Skene (Founder – WS Marketing & South Wales Business Awards) 

“Having worked with Linda for the past 4 months, she has enabled me to take my business to another level.  Since having only four one to one appointments with Linda, the meetings enabled me to take a reflective view on the business – stepping outside the running of it and look closely at the core aspects.  Linda has vast experience that she brings to the meetings and is able to apply these to advise and helped me develop the business in various ways. for example she enabled me to think about why I started the company in the first place! Where I had goals in place she helped me to focus more on these and enabled me set more clear and defined goals – and achieve them.

As the saying goes, its lonely at the top! employees regularly have one to ones with their line managers.  But who is supposed to do these for the people at the top? Everyone needs a sounding board, a mentor, a coach, a muse.  I found Linda to be the perfect fit for my business and can’t recommend her highly enough.”

Andrew O’Leary

“We chose Cherry Blue to carry out our I.T. training requirements due to their reputation in the area for excellent service and commitment. We can honestly say that they have more than proved themselves in delivering bespoke training services to our workforce with very favourable results. A pleasure to deal with; accomplishing professional, friendly and enjoyable training sessions on-site. We will definitely continue to place all future training requirements with this highly professional company.”

Janet Thomas, Staedtler (UK) Ltd

“Cherryblue have been our training partner of choice for over a decade. The flexibility and commitment that has been shown by their management and staff over this period of time has played a significant part in our customers’ getting optimal value from their systems we provide.”

Thanks,

Mark A. Goldstrong, Merlin Service Director, Siemens IT Solutions and Services Ltd

“Linda and the team at Cherry Blue were pivotal in helping us realise our dream of starting a photography business. We were given invaluable advice and training on all of the most important aspects of running a company and making it a success. Four years on we’re going from strength to strength and we could not have got to where we are now without their help.”

Rocksalt Photography

“We have worked with Cherry Blue, and Linda Narbeth in particular, for a number of years and the services they have provided in terms of management coaching and facilitation have been exceptional and have contributed to the ongoing development and success of ISA.

Their service has always been professional and supportive and focussed on delivering a high quality individual service which addresses our needs as a business.  We would not hesitate in recommending Cherry Blue’s services to other businesses.”

Regards,

Andrea Evans, ISA Training

“I am currently receiving coaching sessions with Linda to help me in my new role as Operations Manager. I can honestly say the sessions are excellent, Linda’s expertise in this field is phenomenal, she tailors each session to suit me and whatever areas I need support with. Linda is professional, efficient and friendly, she is never condescending or patronising and I know if I need any extra assistance she’s at the end of the phone.

If anyone were to ask me to recommend a training company I wouldn’t have to think twice, Cherryblue’s number in my phone book and on my mobile and they would be the first I’d recommend, they are superb!!!”

Kindest regards,

Siân Jones, Operations Manager, 7Side Ltd

“We instructed Cherry Blue when I was one of 5 people in our company promoted to a managerial position. With very limited experience between us Cherry Blue created a bespoke training course for us driven by Linda Narbeth. The course was excellent and Linda’s coaching skills were second to none. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Kindest regards,

Julie Brown, Product Ownership Group Manager, 7Side Ltd

Philip hired Linda as a Accelerator of Change in 2006 and hired you more than once and is still using Linda in 2012

“I have used Linda Narbeth several times over the last few years to accelerate change within my various businesses. She is a superb facilitator able to co-ordinate the many personalities, egos and agendas present in an off-site strategy review, maintaining energy and focus as the team considers the past and agrees future strategy and tactics. Soliciting input from quieter participants while calming down the more dominant and domineering characters all without influencing the outcome of the event or ruffling too many feathers.

Linda’s work with my businesses has continued beyond simple meeting facilitation through follow up sessions delivering purposeful and targeted independent 1-2-1s with the team members which enable them to not only prioritise their activities in line with the strategy but also to acquire the skills of participating in and holding 1-2-1’s themselves to the benefit of their own direct reports. Her independence, integrity, honesty, carefrontational approach and sense of purpose are the key. In my experience in various businesses over the years and as a Vistage Chairman, off-site strategy reviews and strategic change processes in SMEs are significantly more likely to succeed where an independent facilitator is used during the meeting and for a phased period beyond. I fully expect to be using Cherryblue and Linda again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend her to others.” 

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Philip Roberts, Managing Director, MCI Logistics

“At Biocatalysts, we encourage our people to realise their full potential by ensuring opportunities are available to participate in learning and development (by whatever means) relevant to the Company needs. CherryBlue understands our needs and rather than come up with an “off the peg” course which is not always appropriate, they offer solutions that met these. Their unique approach is refreshing and by understanding our Company culture, has provided us with a range of bespoke I.T. courses, coaching, mentoring and management development programmes making a difference to the individual and the Company. I cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism and skills as presenters, trainers, coaches and facilitators. CherryBlue understands what matters to the Company – our employees and customers have seen the positive benefits of training and development and would recommend CherryBlue to organisations that are looking for a training solution that is tailored to their specific needs, that engages employees at different levels and which has a tangible impact on the organisation.”

Stuart West, Managing Director, Biocatalysts Limited

“Cherry Blue has provided various services to us over the last year and in particular meeting facilitation and management training services. The first class meeting and staff conference facilitation carried out by Linda Narbeth has enabled our company to move forward positively which has resulted in rapid growth.  The excellent bespoke management training programme put together by Cherry Blue is working extremely well and has enabled senior management to increasingly work on company strategy.  The proficiency, accessibility and professionalism displayed by the company’s whole staff sets them apart from ordinary run of the mill training and business development companies.”

Sam Lloyd, Managing Director, 7side Limited

“We chose Cherry Blue to carry out our I.T. training requirements due to their reputation in the area for excellent service and commitment. We can honestly say that they have more than proved themselves in delivering bespoke training services to our workforce with very favourable results. A pleasure to deal with accomplishing professional, friendly and enjoyable training sessions on-site. We will definitely continue to place all future training requirements with this highly professional company.”

Staedtler UK

“Our choice of Cherryblue was based on our understanding of your values and ethos with regard to development. Alongside this was a firm belief in your ability to deliver the outcomes due to the time you took to understand our specific requirements. Your delivery was marked by a totally professional and reliable approach at all times.”

Malcolm Guest, Managing Director, Source UK Ltd.

“Having known Linda for 15 years and worked with her on a number of occasions, It’s quite easy for me to recommend her work. There are numerous people in business who profess to do the same thing as her, but Linda has that knack of getting to grips with a problem quickly and coming up with sensible, practical, cost-efficient solutions that are also commercially viable. Linda is a great first port of call with most business problems that need sorting. If you haven’t already done so, I would recommend you give her a try.”

Stephen Griffiths, DWA Accountants

“Cherryblue has been working in partnership with Siemens over the past 12 years to help us develop innovative and successful IT training services for one of our larger clients. Their professional approach, coupled with sensitivity to our business needs, has been of great assistance in helping us to maintain an on-going successful business. Through their high level of expertise and enthusiasm, Cherryblue have delivered great value, excellent responsiveness and flexibility to our clients in terms of improved skills and efficiencies. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.”

Neil Aubin, Siemens Systems Services

“With a professional and friendly approach they understand the individual needs, delivering a tailor-made service in a relaxed and informative manner.”

South Wales Police

“They have achieved consistently high standards across all areas of service provided.”

LG Electronics UK

 

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