“My ultimate vision for the business has changed. A couple of years ago I would have said to build the business and sell it and get out because I have had enough, but today it’s changed.”
Sussex Beds won the Best Independent Bed Retailer in the UK in September at the Bed Industry award – a big accolade!
-Steve Pickering, Sussex Beds
“We now have a clear direction and more focus on the business rather than working in the business.
”Wealden’s latest turnover has more than tripled in 2 years!
-Martin Foy, Wealden Joinery
“It was really the lack of high level strategy to drive the business forward and grow the business was the reason why we looked at coaching.”
-Bob Schulz, Baldwin Boxall
“I went to see Lucy Cameron at Action Coach because I was feeling very good at my job but lousy at getting direction. I was really beating myself up because I just could not see what I needed to do. I sat down explained to her pretty much what I said to you and she knew immediately what I needed and very simply put my incoming and outgoings down on excel and simplified it so it was tailor-made to me (and I am not an excel person…
All the time it was in a really friendly environment just me and Lucy and best of all at no stage did I feel silly or stupid and I came away form there feeling brilliant and now I know my next steps. I truly feel that any person good at their job but not know how to plot their way and focus should see Lucy.”
-Angela Marden, Angela Marden Estate Agents
“If we had appeared on Dragons’ Den before working with Lucy we would have been taken apart by the Dragons for not knowing the basics of our financial figures, as well as the fundamentals required for running a successful business.
Now after 3 months of working with Lucy we would feel confident to face Deborah Meaden and the rest of the Dragons!
-Simon, online retailer
Signs 2000 won the Best Company in the South East Award in 2013, beating 100s of entrants. Within 3 years the company doubled its turnover and increased their operating profit by 2500% This turnaround helped the company sell for a good multiple in 2017.
“We are seeing great results in many areas of the company. Lucy’s knowledge and skills have assisted us to transform the way, as Directors, we plan and implement new ideas into the company. All our staff have taken the approach on board and are already reaping the rewards of change – there is certainly a buzz in the air as a result! We are all looking forward to continuing to work with Lucy and plan for the company’s future.”
-Nick, Electrical Engineering
“Lucy has been a real boost, not only for my business, but for my confidence and business focus. It is all too easy when you are working on your own, to focus on the things you like doing and not on the things that you should be doing. I was amazed at her insight into my business and also her enthusiasm to drive me forward. Lucy has most certainly been a real asset to my business.”
-Marian, Photography Company
“I’ve been working with Lucy for just over a year now. When I started working with Lucy I was quite green in terms of running my own business and was used to having a team around me to support my role.
This changed when starting Goldstar IT. Lucy and her team have enabled me to meet with likeminded individuals, improve my business skills and take me to the next level of business. Due to the changes we’ve made my business is looking to grow 100% this year.
Coaching by Lucy has helped me speed up my learning by giving me the tools to succeed. I’d recommend her and her team to anyone running a business looking for fast growth and continue to be coached.”
-Paul, software developer
“Employing an Action Business Coach has kept us focussed on key issues and has definitely helped push our business forward. It is surprising how far we have come and we have ambitious plans for the future…”
-Murray, signage company
“I would like to thank Lucy Cameron for managing to provide lively and thought-provoking business coaching despite the early start at her fortnightly ActionClub sessions. ActionCoach offer a range of business coaching services, but I find that the fortnightly classes are a good entrée into learning how to run a company successfully.The sessions are designed specifically with the small business owner in mind.They are well-structured with plenty of examples and supporting material, and there are opportunities to apply the learning to my own situation.
I also appreciate the chance to share the real-life examples from Lucy and the other ActionClub attendees.Lucy brings a wealth of business experiences to the table and applies her expertise to the business dilemmas under discussion.
I was very impressed with Lucy’s industry knowledge and her ability to motivate me to take the necessary steps to attain my goals and would be very happy to recommend her services.”
-Steve, IT services company
I’ve been attending ActionClub, a series of fortnightly business training sessions for the last nine months and can testify to Lucy’s skills as a coach and trainer.
I’ve keenly observed her ability to deliver concise, relevant information to groups in a way that is engaging and fun.
Her knowledge of business in general and self-motivation, and her ability to pass it on in an interesting way, have helped me to take my business to a place where I can grow it with confidence.
I highly recommend Lucy to anyone looking for an effective, personable and knowledgeable business coach.”
-Ryan, Performing arts company