I was engaged by Graham in support of the integration of three acquired businesses in the UK and USA. I have worked with several companies which had recently merged but never seen such a gulf between the people from the remnants of the companies taken over in the USA. Graham's ability to unify the 3 companies in a short time is evidence of his ability to focus on the outcome and navigate through the challenges as well as his tenacity.
Graham's 25 years of business leadership experience can be relied upon to provide advice, strategic insight and support to the board and wider management team, Graham brings the ability to think through a scenario and develop logical and practical solutions.
Companies utilising Graham's competencies will benefit from such experiences and competencies and can be confident in engaging with him.
Alan Whitaker (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com +44 79 6022 7478), CEO of The Billion Child Foundation
I engaged Graham earlier this year to help commercialise the Hevasure business and to develop relationships with partner organisations. I don't regret this decision for one minute. Graham has delivered everything he promised and has brought his wealth of experience and professional competence to bear with excellent results.
Steve Munn, Managing Director, Hevasure Limited
Very pleased that Graham Lawes is bringing his energy and experience to at least one excellent cleantech enterprise that I'm proud to be associated with. In these critical early commercial arrangements, having Graham's contracting and negotiating skills on the team is both reassuring and encouraging.
Graham Truscott, Investor, Hevasure
Graham's knowledge and front line experience accelerated our product management program and tools in a substantive manner. He previously delivered and presented international market research and analysis to assist the management team in our strategic business development decision making process. His services are professional and his delivery straightforward and clear. We have used, and will continue to employ his services as and when applicable to the betterment of our future within Kal Tire's Mining Tire Group.
Peter Larsen, Vice-President: Kal Tire Mining Tire Group
"I worked with Graham during the divestment of KHD's Coal and Minerals operations. We successfully completed this transaction within 9 months of starting the process, in line with our internal targets and we enjoyed a very good working relationship. Graham was very professional throughout and I would have no hesitation in recommending him."
Richard Kelsey, Head of M&A Constantia Flexibles
"Graham and I worked together on the same board-level management team at Bateman Process Equipment. We re-structured the sales force, became more customer focused and introduced a new business-to-business (B2B) sales methodology that increased sales effectiveness and efficiency. We achieved a doubling of sales revenues over a 3-year period. Graham's vision and ability to interact at the senior levels within our customers' organisations made a great contribution to the efforts of our sales team"
Rikus Immink, Managing Director Multotec Process Equipment (Pty) Ltd
I was privileged to work with Graham, some of the unique combination of qualities which I believe Graham possesses are his depth of vision, his ability to run an exceptionally well organised and professional environment and his strong principles and values. These skills are all unified and effectively utilised through having a genuine appreciation of people combined with a rare ability to motivate and inspire.Having a huge strength of character and an ability to think outside of any normal boundaries I believe that Graham has the gift of being able to effectively interact at all levels within any business environment in the achievement of measurable results.-,
Jill Hamlyn, Master Executive Business Leadership Coach (10 000 hours); Business and HR Strategist; Facilitator; Speaker
"Graham has a bold and inspiring style that creates efficiency while maintaining an environment that is enjoyable and conducive to personal growth. His extensive business acumen is complemented by an entrepreneurial flair that binds corporate management with motivated purpose for those working in his team. It was a pleasure working with Graham in the many countries where technology deployment was the key to market success."
Stuart Turner, CEO Resources Mining Technologies
"From the moment I met Graham it was clear that he was a highly capable business leader who would instil respect and trust. Now, having worked closely with him, for around 6 years, it is an honour to be able to consider him a friend. Warm and generous (with a wicked sense of humour at times!) with the utmost integrity, he has proven his ability to deliver real results 'on the ground."
Leon Welsh, Managing Director - The Recruitment Department