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Benson HerschChief Executive Officer, Association of Short-Term Lenders


“Our business was growing quickly but I had concerns about making sure that we had structures and practices in place to ensure that everyone in the business was capable of rising to the challenges and we would not be exposed in any way, particularly in the current economic climate.

Alan Dring at the MAD Approach, provided the solution, he has worked with us for the last 6 months and developed bespoke plans in collaboration with relevant people within the business that ensure that we are all working together to one common aim, that of increasing our turnover in a planned and structured way based on agreed actions not strategic rhetoric.

Whilst Alan’s hands on approach will diminish overtime as our internal staff become more experienced, under his relaxed mentoring approach, I do like the idea of retaining his services as an external perspective to ensure that we remain focussed on our ambitions”.

Peter DavenportChief Executive, Motiva Group


“Dustcheck Limited is an established company and although we have gone from strength to strength over the last few years, we understand that a company should never rest on its laurels and should always be looking for ways to improve. A good way of doing this is to bring in an external perspective, someone who can take a holistic view, gain an insight very quickly and hopefully provide ideas to allow a company to strengthen its proposition.

Dustcheck Limited were fortunate to engage the services of Alan Dring of The MAD Approach, who through experience and natural talent was able to connect at all levels within our company and within a short space of time was successful in helping us to develop a detailed sales and marketing action plan which we are confident will help us to achieve our objectives over the next few years.

I don’t see our relationship with The MAD Approach being a ‘one off’, we will definitely be looking to bring Alan back to ensure that we continue to deliver to our aspirations.”

Eddie SpiresJoint Managing Director, Dustcheck Limited


“To know Alan Dring is to open yourself up to a world of opportunity. One of the most popular, respected and well connected men in the FS industry for many years, he is now applying his talents across a wider range of sectors of UK industry.  Alan has a common sense approach to business that is sensible and straightforward. He relies simply on the people he works with being honest about their business challenges and proactive and determined about facing up to them. I’ve seen him apply this very effectively pre- and during the current recession.

I’ve worked with Alan on a number of occasions and sought his advice and input on many many more. He is without doubt one of life’s genuine good guys.”

Julian WellsDirector, Marketing Innovation Forum


“Having worked with a number of business consultant organisations, I can honestly say that Alan offers both added value and a unique personality to any sector. Highly capable, strategic in approach and extremely knowledgeable, he is a pleasure to work with and will bring exciting new perspectives to your company.”

Darren BeechDirector, New Build Solutions


“I have worked with Alan over the past three years, he is a true professional, applies a contemporary approach to sales and business development and has a real impact on business growth and profitability. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alan.”

Colin BellDirector, Winning Moves


“Our existing business structure, whilst undoubtedly successful, required to align itself with the rapidly changing business environment we operate in. It became very apparent that whilst the existing people within the business were willing and able, they had never experienced such turbulent times as were currently being encountered.

Whilst I had no doubt in my abilities to manage the situation, my time was sparse and it was recommended by a business associate that I have a ‘coffee’ with Alan Dring of the MAD Approach , who would undoubtedly be able to give me some sound advice as to how to proceed.

It quickly became apparent that we both had similar views and I felt comfortable that both I and my staff would benefit from his support.

Alan has worked with us for a few months and got to know our business from top to bottom. Feedback from staff has been excellent, in that they are comfortable with him and understand that he is helping not only the business but them as individuals to be an integral part of the company’s goals.

I would highly recommend anyone seeking support to ensure that they succeed in difficult times to grab that coffee with Alan Dring. He is not your usual ‘consultant’ he is a character who gets to grips with your business easily, brings sound ideas and engages with staff in a way that everybody thrives……….and it makes my life so much easier!”

Theo KortlandManaging Director, GRS