These are the first three words I would choose to describe the service from Hands Associates/ Shoot Business (delete where appropriate).
My organisation provides a vital service to Schools and Local Authorities, in helping to reduce the amount of Children that go missing from education. Which makes it a complex service to describe in a 60 second video. When I presented Hands Associates/ Shoot business with a few rough ideas, they took time to listen, asked a few questions and said they would get back to me within a week.
I thought this was a very ambitious time scale given the complex nature of my message, so you can imagine my surprise when I was contacted a few days later with a video concept and story board that I was delighted with.
The video shoot was well organised, professional and straight forward. The team had really listened to my ideas, so by the time it came to putting them on camera, everybody was on the same page.
It was around 10 days by the time I received the final edit (I had seen the first and second drafts within a week). As for the final product, we'll see for yourself...
Anton Peruga, Business Director
Gain Focus Ltd
Hakeem provided focussed and driven business development support which created access for North 51 to a range of new customers. His energy and enthusiasm for business are a great asset.
Director at North 51 a Bionical Company
I have worked with Hakeem over a number of years in a variety of sales, management and training related contexts. Hakeem is a dedicated and driven individual who works hard to achieve success for clients and colleagues and I would recommend him as a colleague, consultant or business partner without hesitation.
Director, Impact Partnership UK Ltd
Hakeem helped put our marketing on a more professional, data-driven footing, managing agencies and our internal team much more effectively than previously despite only working part-time. Hakeem is personable, easy to work with and builds positive relationships with staff at all levels, but is highly results orientated and unwilling to accept poor standards. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a professional marketer who is focused on helping you improve your bottom line rather than maximising their marketing budget.
Chief Operating Officer at Acorn Care and Education
"Hakeem has provided Crawford Healthcare with fantastic training for our Senior Sales Team, Business Development Managers and Key Account Manager. The negotiations and key account management courses were especially well received"
Director of Woundcare Sales - Crawford Healthcare
Departmental training was delivered by Hakeem and the results are speaking for themselves. The feedback from all attendees was 'excellent' across the board. Translating strategy into understandable actions is not the easiest job, although Hakeem makes it seem effortless.
Expertly delivered, matched to my requirements and superb follow up. I highly recommend Hakeem.
Director; Global MBA study at Manchester Business School; 42 under 42 Insider; UKTI Export Champion; Speaker
I have worked with Hakeem on KAM for the Pharmaceutical Industry training organized by our company . He is extremely well- organised and highly motivated, with extraordinary knowledge of Key Account Management. He is very professional and focused on delivering to the best standards. It has been a pleasure to work with Hakeem and I am looking forward to many more successful projects in the future.
Rapporteur on International Relations at Prime Minister's Office
Hakeem has done some great work for us when we started to roll out Key Account Management. He quickly understood our vision of KAM and the direction in which we wanted to take it. Accordingly, he provided a customised programme which was well received by everyone involved, field based and HO people alike. Most of the principles discussed have now been implemented.
Mike Bee - Commercial Director UK at Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd