Robert had provided his bespoke in-person training course to some of our Leeds and Newcastle Deals teams in February 2023. Overall feedback was very positive with attendees finding the course to be insightful and informative. Robert has a wealth of experience from his various roles in practice/industry over the years, and is clearly extremely well networked in the local business community; all of this shines through his course content and practical examples.
May 29, 2023
Dr Fabio D'Agostino
Thanks Robert, good insights on a very important topic
Investor at LDC
I I have known Robert for a number of years. Robert is one of the best networked people I know. If you want to build a network and one that lasts and is productive - work with Robert - he gets it. Great people get great results.
May 29, 2023
Hay & Kilner
Christian Butler, Solicitor and Partner, specialising in family law.
The MST training was very informative and helpful - it has forced me to reconsider the way I network.
The best thing about the MST session was the practical tips and skills provided.
I would recommend MST to others no matter where they are in their careers or their networking journey.
May 25, 2023
Nigel Little, B.Sc (Hons), FSI.
Investment Banker, Previously: Executive President; Canaccord Capital UK/Europe, Head of Sales and Trading; Panmure, Head of Pan-European Equity Distribution; Morgan Stanley, Head of Equity Sales; HSBC James Capel, Advisory Board Member; Kleinwort Benson
Robert is a highly motivated and energetic character who has developed and accumulated through considerable experience, enviable talents in the ability to network highly efficiently and in business development.
Robert’s ability to get on easily with people of all descriptions is a testament to his honest, hard working and very experienced character. His work ethic is superb and he possesses the rare ability to be able to think “outside the box “ and come up with innovative / novel solutions to a variety of business problems.
He is likeable, knowledgeable and astute. His mentoring ability for younger or less-experienced people (and desire to help pass on some of the wide variety of techniques he has developed and acquired during his career) make him an extremely valuable person to mentor others.
Robert has an exceptional network and he is a great connector of people. Early in my career Robert helped me out and I have benefitted immeasurably from his guidance on networking and building a personal brand. Anyone considering investing in their own business development practices would benefit greatly from Robert's time and experience.
May 30, 2023
Great session, Robert. Good insights and a great group of people.
I am a Chartered Accountant in the Financial services industry who has recently started my accountancy practice.
MST has helped me in more ways than I could ever imagine; it has given me a framework and a structure to make the most of my networking activities and given me the confidence to build a powerful network with businesses in all industries.
The best thing about the course was meeting other likeminded professionals who are all at different levels in their careers and having meaningful conversions which really motivated me.
I would highly recommend this course to any anyone who wants to step up their networking game no matter if its a brand new business or an existing one that just needs a boost.
Jun 6, 2023
Enjoyable morning and very informative- thanks Robert!
Jun 13, 2023
Great session! Thanks, again, Robert.
Jun 13, 2023
Really useful and enjoyable morning, thanks Robert
Jun 13, 2023
Great session, Robert!
Jun 13, 2023
I found Rob to be exceptionally knowledgeable and was able to provide real examples to support the delivery of his workshop along with some great actionable insights. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who is looking to further develop their networking game.
May 31, 2023
Retired Corporate Finance Partner (UNW, Deloitte)
I have known Robert for many years, latterly as a member of the UNW Corporate Finance team for 4 years. Robert is best described as an affable character filled with enthusiasm and tenacity. He is always willing to help others, always willing to spend time with others and always has some value to add, be that through his own experience or through the knowledge and experience within his network which he willingly facilitates. As a networker Robert is supremely good.
He uses his tenacity to open doors on conversations that others would find challenging and quickly builds trust and confidence in new relationships. In his role of supporting the development of others, his experience will be invaluable to many who are looking to develop their own business development skills.
I am an investment professional operating across the North East seeking to source and execute commercial deals in the region. Thank you Robert for facilitating a brilliantly concise and informative session covering the basics of developing an effective network. Very well structured with multiple opportunities for self-reflection and evaluation and numerous useful takeaways to improve my own approach. The worked examples and your own insight were particularly useful. I would certainly recommend the course to other professionals seeking ways to build their profile and connections.
I first met Bob when he reached out to me whilst working for UNW. We ended up using UNW as our accountants for some time and for corporate finance too. Since meeting Bob we have made so many connections through him. He’s one of the most well networked people I know and has made so many valuable intros. Bob always has time for people and is such a great guy to be around. He’s run some great social events and I’d highly recommend connecting with him to help build your network. The best BDM I have come across.