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Here is what our customers had to say:


Dave Cole


November 9, 2015, Dave was a client of John’s


It has been a pleasure to work with John over the years and most recently in finding the right capital to accelerate growth at IPV. His decisive and personable character provided confidence in identifying the right partnership and his networking provided broad access to an array of opportunity; considering the needs of the business, including the balance required to meet the long-term goals of all the stakeholders, I have no problem recommending John.


Philip Petersen

Entrepreneur | Director | Consultant | Sales | Business Development | Leadership | B2B | Tech | Start-ups | Scale-ups

October 21, 2015, Philip was a client of John’s


John and his colleagues at Allied Powers managed a very smooth and effective sales process for AdInfa when we decided to sell the company. From identifying and filtering prospective buyers, writing a sales memorandum, pulling together everything required for the data room, overseeing due diligence, bringing in legal expertise as required, right through to completion - all went pretty smoothly. John's experience and expertise was invaluable in guiding an SME software business to a successful exit.


Keith Saunders

Owner & Director at Central Enterprise Holdings Ltd

July 3, 2008, John was senior to Keith but didn’t manage directly


John is someone I have known since 1992 when we both were involved in a management buyout of the European operation of a US mini-supercomputer company. 

John has an apparent relaxed style which puts those who come into contact with him at ease. He has a consistent ability to find business solutions to apparently insurmountable situations where others failed and for this reason, almost all new business comes from recommendations from existing and previous clients. 

John is an excellent business networker and is particularly good at defusing issues normally between directors of client companies. 

John has very high standards of professionalism towards colleagues and customers alike and expects the same from them.


Richard Fisher

Owner at Richcanvas

May 27, 2008, Richard reported directly to John


I have known John for over 30 years and we have worked together successfully on several projects. The latest project was at IEA Limited where I reported into John as Chairman. John is an enthusiastic and highly motivational manager who lead the company through some very challenging times and ultimately succeeded in selling the business. John is hard working, extremely trustworthy and performances all his duties with the highest integrity.


Chris Cundy

Founder at Techsearch M&A, m&a for engineering companies

May 27, 2008, Chris reported directly to John


I've known John for over 20 years when were senior managers at rival computer companies. I've been working with John at Allied Powers for the last 3 years improving my skills at executing trade sales. John is a great deal maker!


Colin Fox


May 21, 2008, John worked with Colin in the same group


I met John at Adaptive Ltd where he was Non-Exec Chairman. Together we raised over £2m of VC funding for Adaptive and completed a trade sale to a Canadian business process management group.
We moved on to Fransen where we successfully sold the business for £3m. John's expertise, knowledge, and contacts were key to the success of these projects.


Simon Weatherseed

Corporate finance consultant, interim management, and company adviser

May 21, 2008, John worked with Simon in the same group


John joined Broadreach as non-executive chairman at the start of 2005. We worked very closely, restructuring the group to sell the two business lines to Qinetiq and Spectrum Interactive. John's contribution was invaluable. Working with the senior executive management team, his knowledge and experience helped us to achieve our objectives whilst liaising with shareholders to ensure their support. I have continued to seek John's advice in my subsequent roles and would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.


Graham Shaw

Chief Executive, Oxonica Ltd.

May 21, 2008, John worked with Graham in the same group


I have worked with John for several years when he acted as Chairman of two companies that I managed as MD. Throughout this time, John was an excellent source of advice and guidance and always ready to get involved in the detail if there were specific issues to be addressed. John was particularly helpful when we came to sell one of the companies to an American acquirer.


David Cuthbertson

Infrastructure Visualisation and Data Centre Management Specialist

May 20, 2008, David was a client of John’s


John helped guide me through the transition from a family to a corporate business, leading to a trade sale. His support through some tricky moments was invaluable, including the sale negotiations and internal management issues.


Mark Helmich

Managing Director, GX Group and Wales and West Regional Chairman at British Industrial Design Association

May 20, 2008, Mark reported directly to John


John joined GX as Non-Executive Chairman in late 2004. GX had been established for nearly 20 years and the Directors and shareholders were keen to move the company forward both in terms of its profile and size.

Following a restructuring of the Board upon his arrival the company has changed considerably and successfully acquired two sections of another business in June 2007.

John's experience and leadership has proved to be invaluable to our business over the last 4 years.

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