Henley Coaching Partnership

We offer:

Business Coaching

Performance & Leadership Coaching

Training & Events

David is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Henley Coaching Partnership, a multi-award-winning partnership with over 60 years of combined experience. David has built a reputation as a sought after Business Coach and trusted advisor to business owners and CEOs. His breath of business experience spans from major multi-nationals such as the Shell and Yum brands, to entrepreneurial growth brands such as Itsu and his own businesses.

Please contact: David Haimes

Better People

Jayne Johnson founded Better People Ltd 12 years ago when she had been made redundant from her role with Brook Street after 25 years in the high street recruitment sector. Looking after businesses as diverse as London Transport, Microsoft, HMP, Accenture SMEs and an entrepreneur taking on their first hire has taught Jayne all there is to know about recruitment!

Her team have expertise recruiting across sales, finance and marketing sectors whilst Jayne herself is experienced in all sectors. Their associate team  provide specialist candidate sourcing too so that when a very particular skill set is required, they engage a specialist expert in that sector who sources candidates for Jayne and the team to interview and submit to clients.

Better People Ltd specialise in working with owner-managed businesses who know that to achieve their growth goals they need to hire the very best people – Better People in fact.

Once clients work with us – they don’t go anywhere else!

Commercial Acceleration

Do you want to grow your business and unlock value?

An independent consultancy that helps businesses to unlock value and optimise profits. Expertise in growing companies through making improvements in marketing, sales and revenue opportunities.

Different to other consultancies as has ‘been there and done it’, with 25 years experience in senior commercial roles  transforming and turning around companies. Won the Turnaround of the year award in 2017.

Call for a complimentary taster consultation session contact Ali on 07736 784810 or email

She has worked in multiple consumer facing industries in senior leadership roles in plc or private equity as well as a consultant. Specialities in hospitality, leisure, retail and property industries.

Ali won the Business Woman of the Year award in 2017 demonstrating her commercial acumen.

She has a very attentive, down-to-earth and honest style which builds strong lasting relationships.

Please contact: Ali Powell

Dave Reynolds

Author of ‘Why wasn’t I taught this at school?’ Learn the success principles that have been proven time and again to have the power to transform your life and to provide you with a blueprint for achieving everything you have ever dreamed about.

Please contact: Dave Reynolds

Enterprise Doctor

Enterprise Doctor offers effective help for businesses. To seek our help does not mean your business is bad or failing – it means there are one or more aspects where you see room for improvement and need some help identifying and delivering that improvement.

We offer diagnostic help, working with you to work out what improvements can be made, helping you define where you are now, where you want to be, and how you’re going to get there.

We also offer hands-on help with sales, marketing, purchasing, procedures, logistics, recruitment and managing change – in fact just about any aspect of running a business. Once we’ve worked with you on defining how to get from A to B, we work with you on that journey.

Please contact: Mark Harris

Henley Ridge Management Consulting Ltd

Henley Ridge Management Consulting Limited specialising for now in project and programme management, change management and cost reduction. In addition to ‘conventional’ consulting, we also provide online coaching and mentoring for project managers.

We’re also looking at other areas where we can help businesses both locally and internationally – including online/digital marketing.

Isobel Harris Business Support

I am a freelance VA who enjoys supporting individuals, small teams and expanding organisations. I specialise in planning and managing daily operations as well as one-off projects. My own team includes a call-handling service and bookkeepers.

I have over 20 years’ experience working with businesses in many industries ranging from IT to furniture, from coaching to kitchenware. I enjoy remote working and am therefore able to engage with my clients regardless of location.

With a wide breadth of skills encompassing project management and planning, client management and customer care, I have a flexible and pro-active approach. I combine this with my excellent organisational expertise and problem-solving abilities to deliver the best for my clients.

Just Global HR Services

Just Global HR Services provides Strategic HR services for all sizes of business, sectors and locations. If you are a company looking to grow or transform, then Just Global HR Services can support all of your HR needs.

Our team are highly experienced HR professionals who are here to support you, so you can get on and run your business.

We will provide the day to day HR support you need to manage your people issues, by supporting all your HR Administration and Employee Relations and give you access to an online HR system.

Or, as HR experts we can deliver Consultancy solutions to help you devise and deliver the appropriate people strategy for your business.

Having access to a fully experienced HR professional to help you to identify the best way forward can be invaluable. We take a very flexible approach to our clients by providing the support they need when they want it, so you can either have consultancy on a regular basis or as and when the need arises.

You may have a one-off HR project that needs support from a HR professional, we can discuss your requirements and help you scope a solution specifically for you and your business. Our consultancy projects can be standalone projects with a defined scope, outcome and timescale or can be completed as the first phase of work in the implementation of a larger delivery program. Once we know your requirements, we will provide you with a fixed cost for scoping and implementing your HR project.

Personal Career Management

Personal Career Management are the UK’s leading provider of bespoke career coaching, outplacement services and executive coaching for individuals and corporate clients.

We specialise in career management and work with people from a wide range of professional, management and senior executive backgrounds. Often they are looking to move quickly into a new role following redundancy, seeking career development, have reached a career crossroads or are considering a career change.

For those who are at an earlier stage of their career, we also have programmes tailored specifically for recent graduates and those with just a few years’ work experience.

We are the chosen partner of Telegraph Jobs and Guardian Jobs, appear regularly on television and radio and have over 700 corporate clients including the NHS, CBI, Wellcome Trust and the Royal Household. In client evaluations, 98% of our clients said that they would highly recommend Personal Career Management to others.

Please contact: Adrian Marsh

Point Blanc

Point Blanc provide project, process and operations management to organisations who are looking to improve the way they deliver their client experience with process and solutions that get right to the point.

What does that mean in practice? For some organisations they feel some pain in the way their processes are used by their employees to deliver their service or product to their customers, or their growth trajectory has not allowed them the time to step back and look at how to deliver an improved customer experience. We can help those organisations by looking at where the pain points are in the process, identify why the pain points are and what a more effective process can look like to help take that pain away.

We also manage projects on behalf of organisations, either internally or for their clients, when they don’t have the capacity or expertise within the business.

Please contact: Ali White (Dexter)

Sabre Tooth Panda

Sabre Tooth Panda: personal, team, and organisational performance

We approach performance from two perspectives; the interpersonal, human perspective, and the perspective of the structures and the systems designed to enable those humans to do great work. We make sure the machine is designed with the humans in mind and that the humans know how to challenge and support themselves and one another.

Sabre Tooth Panda provides workshops, training, events, and organisational performance consultancy for clients like TCS, Invesco, and TBA21 Academy. We also run the No Wrong Answers Quiz – an opportunity to get reacquainted with the creative genius within.

Signia Turn Key Ltd

Signia have been working in the hotel, leisure, office and private residence sector for the past 20 years offering a full management package for building and refurbishment projects.

Now based in Henley-on-Thames our aim is to help our clients with an open book ‘one stop shop’ service looking after all aspects of a project from inception through to fruition and beyond. Our past and present clients have found our service to be an efficient way of carrying out small to larger projects in a cost-efficient way leaving them to get on with what they know best, running their own business.

Signia expand and contract the team to suit each client and project, therefore, keeping costs to a minimum by creating the appropriate team for each individual project. A typical project managed by Signia would include the following processes and services:

The Client Idea – Project brief – Develop Idea – Design – Build Appropriate Team – Develop Specification – Develop Cost Plan – Programme – Tender – Client Approval – The Works – Handover – After Care.

We handle projects from £100k (less if an existing client) to £1m encompassing all aspects of a development or refurbishment project including: Design & Architecture (if not already contracted) – Planning – Building Control – Structural – Specification Development – Cost Plan Build Up – Full Site Project Management – Employing All Contractors – CDM, H&S, CIS – Paying All Contractors And Professionals – Contract Administration – Warranties – Project Sign Off & Handover.

Previous and Existing Clients

The Berkley Hotel, Savoy Hotel, Dorchester Group, Hallmark Hotels, Conran, Kelly Hoppen, Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay, Soho Estates, Private Clients, Home Office Clients and Office Developments. For the full list see website.

Please contact: Peter Cutts

Simon Dunster

Simon Works as a Business Advisor and Non-Executive Director where he helps fill in the gaps for businesses in and around Henley. Simon has helped over 200 companies of all kinds and focuses on delivering practical, tried and tested solutions rather then theory and blue-sky thinking.

Some clients want Simon to join the business as a Non-Exec other prefer to meet every week/fortnight/month to resolve issues and find solutions.

Simon has long practiced charging simply what the client can afford now rather than a fixed price around his services and agrees a small share of any improvement his advice and services supports.

After many years chairing the 3FM business networking meetings, Simon is now a Director of the Henley Business Partnership and passionate advocate for strong business relationships

19 Barn Croft Drive
Lower Earley
Reading RG6 3WE

Snowdon Consulting

Claire Snowdon

Claire is an International Business Development and Communications Specialist.

Director & Founder of Snowdon Consulting Ltd and the No Fuss Group Ltd, she helps SME’s to work effectively across cultures and increase exports to existing and new overseas markets.

Claire has over 30 years of international manufacturing and operational leadership, with extensive business and cultural expertise, having lived and worked in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Far East.

A proven track record of business growth, cost and cycle time reduction, and of building motivated cross-functional teams, having worked on multi-million-dollar programmes in both UK and US textiles and apparel manufacturing sector.
As an international business advisor.

Claire frees up busy business owners across the South East of England, enabling them to grow their business by doing the research, analysis and problem solving they don’t have time for. She acts as a sounding board for ideas, filling gaps in expertise, driving projects, giving direction and mentoring as required through regular retained support starting with either a 6-month or 12-month contract or interim projects.

Claire’s clients tell us that she has a lot of transferable skills that means she can give a lot of business advice, do the research, then help to implement the things that are needed.

It’s like having another you.

Claire also speaks at Conferences, Conventions and Events.

Please contact: Claire Snowdon

Thompson and Terry Recruitment

Founded in 2014, Thompson and Terry Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy company based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. We are a boutique full service business, with a key focus on sourcing and placing staff in Sales & Marketing, Office, IT, Property, and HR roles.

The main aim of our business is to match our candidates to our vacancies as accurately as is possible. Thereby we only send candidates to our clients if we would personally employ them ourselves. As a result, over 70% of the first CVs that we submit to our clients are successful, compared to the significantly lower national average of circa 5%.

At Thompson and Terry, our main source of commercial revenue is through referrals. For example, 100% of the vacancies that we recruited for last year were achieved through recommendation and repeat business. We believe that the strong, long-term relationships that we have with our clients is key to our success.

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