Thank you to all our clients, partners and associates for you feedback. We are constantly striving to achieve more for you and appreciate your kind words. Please do let us know if there is anything more we can do to help you grow your business or make your experience working with us better.
"I have now completed my first year of working with Castle Strategy. My initial reason for contacting Ewan was to move to working "on" the business not "in" it. With Ewan's help I have now got a clear view of the way forward to grow my business and provide greater value to my clients.
Since working with Ewan my profitability has significantly increased and turnover has increased by over 50%!
He is always available for a chat when I need him and offers clear headed advice when the going gets tough"
"Ewan has provided significant support and results in the areas of business development and income generation."
"I knew I was ready to review my business and Ewan of Castle Strategy proved a great help. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to feel certain of every step and to have fun growing your business.
My focus has been sharpened and I feel I've found a valuable resource for all my business growth issues.
I shall be using Ewan in the future - great service, great guy."
Kirsten G Nielsen
Interior Organiser & Designer
"Ewan’s ability to get to know not just the workings of a business, but also the personalities of the team has allowed him to work with me and some key employees to find more efficient and effective working practices both internally and when working with clients. As such we are already making noticeable financial savings and have increased working capacity within the business.
I cannot recommend Ewan enough to business owners who want their business to run better, to make more money and to enjoy life a bit more."
“Ewan has brought an experienced and knowledgeable viewpoint and has challenged much of our thinking. He has encouraged us to look at how we operate with a fresh perspective and given us a new direction with which to grow and further develop the company.
We have learnt a great deal from working with Ewan and have no doubt that we will continue to work with Castle Strategy in the future.”
Visit West Lothian
"Ewan is one of the most generous and hardworking individuals I have had the pleasure to know. He is thorough and diligent when working on projects and he certainly knows how to get the best out of people and their businesses.
I can strongly recommend Ewan to any business owners who want to get their life back. I've seen what extra effort and time he puts in to help business owners realise their dreams of expansion, profits, time, fun and lifestyle.
We worked together on a number of projects and businesses over the years and Ewan's enthusiasm and knowledge is quite astounding. He is 'the man' to contact if you want a positive change to your work/life balance."
Director of Internatinal Business
"Ewan added value to our business from day one. I prefer people who keep their promises and do something extra. Ewan does this in spades. I can track increased turnover to Ewan’s consultancy, support, challenge and insights. I fully expect Ewan to be a partner to Robertson Training for a very long time."
"I didn't know how much I needed Ewan's expertise until we started to work together on his 7 step programme.
Working with Ewan has been really motivating and has supported me to focus on and make some really positive changes to my business in terms of the why, what and how. This has had a really positive impact on me, my business, current and future clients as well as financially.
It is great to work with someone who has such a high level of expertise who can also put his knowledge across in such an engaging and supportive manner."
Dorothy McKinney HR
"It was a pleasure to work with Ewan Menzies of Castle Strategy who was an immeasurable help to me in developing plans to expand my business. Ewan assisted me every step of the way, giving me the benefit of his extensive experience, and offering insights and new angles which really helped me to work out a detailed and calculated approach. He particularly helped me focus on the numbers. Always generous with his support and encouragement, Ewan is someone I am happy to recommend to others."
The HR Dept
"Our business and way of thinking has completely transformed since beginning to work with Ewan. His bespoke professional approach and friendly manner make each session informative and enjoyable.
Out with the session time, he is always available for a call or email for advice that we can trust.
I would fully recommend Ewan to anybody looking to improve and get that most out of their business."
Bottle Green Websites
"Ewan has really helped give me perspective on my business. There is nothing more valuable than a fresh set of eyes on your business, especially when you are on your own running your company. Ewan's always full of great ideas to drive your business forward and is always on hand to guide you through to building your business and taking it in the direction you want to take it. Highly recommended."
New Opportunities Development
"Since graduating from Ewan's J2BL programme I have sourced a client that is currently requiring up to 4 days a week paid consultancy. I am also negotiating an extension to a current contract. I have also been offered a further two other appointments which I have turned down. I feel more confident about my offering than ever before. I am also seeking higher priced work for a small outsourced team we have put together.
I found Ewan kept me on track with what needed to be done and was perceptive of the areas I required help with. My one page summary of my service offering has been well received in the marketplace.
If you are a small business owner and require guidance and support to achieve your aspirations, whether it be growth, cash generation or gaining more "you time", I would recommend that you contact Ewan for a chat.
Kent Financial Management Services Ltd
"I participated in Ewan’s Jump to the Big Leagues programme. It was a fantastically designed course with a wealth of information that I will be going back to again and again. Ewan provided an outstanding level of support and tailored advice. He understood where I was as a business and consequently helped me build good foundations for the future. I’m excited for the way ahead, and am enthusiastically recommending Ewan to others who want to take a leap forward."
Founder, Designer, and Illustrator
"I consider Ewan Menzies and his approach to exec. coaching to be extremely effective and many times more useful than other, similar coaching I have attended.
Ewan took time to understand my personality and the personalities around me before tailoring his approach to make the best use of natural strengths while building confidence in development areas.
Tangible benefits of working with Ewan include a healthier balance of work vs life, more effective relationships with colleagues, and a MUCH improved ability to 'see the wood, despite the trees.'
I look forward to continuing work with Ewan and can highly recommend his services."
"This system has transformed the way we work within the first few weeks. The whole team is now working together. The momentum is extraordinary. I have never seen the team more motivated and single-minded in achieving the goals of the business."
John Young Signs Group
"Fantastic programme! Very clearly laid out and I found it easy to implement alongside running my business. This led to me seeing results very quickly. The sales process became more of a natural and open conversation, rather than feeling awkward. It helped me improve my services so that new (and existing) clients were happy to pay more. I was able to identify some weak spots in my business and start to take actions to remove them. As well as being able to get results quickly, I can see myself continually working on the systems and process taught for many years to come."
I have known Ewan for several years now and it was not until I had known him for a couple of years did I give his business strategy course a go. Had I known what I know now, I would have jumped in a lot earlier!!! All of his business system tips have helped me bring in large collaborative projects, grow my aerial photography business and helped me to increase value for my customers too. He is a thoroughly likeable guy and I recommend him to you.
Thomas Haywood Aerial Photography
“I am so glad that I decided to embark on the JB2L course. I found it incredibly useful and practical and very suited to my learning style. Each module was full of information that can be transferred into your business immediately and you can see immediate positive improvement. Some of the tools I have been introduced to are now an integral part of my business and everything was relevant. I have begun to engage bigger clients and realise my true worth and value to my clients. I would highly recommend it.”
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