David J. Pritchett"Andy Bass is exactly the guy that every president or CEO needs. The fact is, senior leaders can get pretty isolated. We can’t share every thought with our employees, and most of them will be guarded about challenging or bringing tough messages, in case it affects their jobs. With Andy, though, you can discuss any business matter, and you know you’ll get a smart, knowledgeable view. Plus, he’ll call you on gaps in your thinking and when required, steer you towards something better."
“IAC people are benefitting hugely […] from Andy’s expert guidance in aligning our people with our objectives and turning strategy into action”
“Andy’s contribution was essential to the success of the project. He was challenging, engaging and full of innovative ideas. Crucially he focused on what he called the “execution gap”. Andy doesn’t repackage old ideas, he adds a genuinely new approach and engages with his clients with real empathy. Seriously impressive!”
Cliff Allan“Andy facilitated animated engagement with our new Strategic Plan, at a time of major change in the organisation and sector. He helped make our strategic objectives meaningful to people at all levels. He also went further, transferring approaches and tools so that internal change agents are now using them independently.”
"Andy's counsel was invaluable in helping me - and the board - hold the strategic line when everything around us was going nuts."
Mark A Langridge“Many thanks for your excellent help with our strategy review process over the last year. You have also provided invaluable help in engaging our people with the process. Overall the exercise has significantly strengthened the business.”
James Stevenson“Andrew has a gift for offering unusual ways to look at issues that make the right decision suddenly seem clear.”
Kathryn Smith“Andy, I wanted to reiterate my appreciation for the work you have done both with me and with our key managers over the last 18 months. It has made a clear, dramatic difference to our business.”
Iain Wright“I first met Andy when he gave a presentation at a KPMG Transaction Services Conference. Following the Conference, I arranged one-on-one coaching with Andy. These sessions were even more valuable.”
Graham Black“It was a bespoke approach that continued with our people over a period of months. The tangible results have been fantastic.”
Richard Goodier“Andrew’s newsletter is always thought-provoking, and our members are improving their businesses with his ideas.”
"Andrew displays this rare mix of confidence, humanity, subject knowledge and wonderful dexterity in his coaching. His insightful approach and focus on achieving results are impressive. Highly recommendable consultant if you are looking for a true professional."
John Handley“I have known Andy for many years and as a consultant, coach and mentor he has the rare ability to mix the theory, intellectual rigour and practicality into a real value added offering to the businesses and individuals he works with.”
Alan Weiss“Andy Bass is that rare consulting talent who appreciates the synergy between strategic direction and committed support. He sees the job through until the client sees the practical results.”
Jan Teo"I have known Andy for many years, and have worked with him in both the large corporate and cultural sectors. He is my trusted 'go to person' for an original perspective that's going to suit both the situation and me!"
Ben Thornber“Andy helped to clarify key goals and development plans, and also adapted his approach as particular issues arose. He gave relevant and direct advice which I could apply. I obtained my goals – he delivered.”
Jim Dickson“Andy led a “Value Proposition” workshop for senior operational directors of a multi-national financial services organization on our behalf. The feedback was of the highest level such that we would have no hesitation in recommending his services.”
Jackie McLaughlin“Andy is able to get to the nub of an issue very quickly. What was really worthwhile from the perspective of a practical group of people is that in addition to stimulating ‘out of the box’ discussion we came out having identified and formulated clear strategic objectives.”
Katie Dignan“Andy has a deep understanding of the cultural issues facing professional service firms. BassClusker’s work with Pinsent Masons over the last three years has been invaluable in assisting our associates to step up to the business development demands required of future Partners. They are also great fun to work with!”
Clive Margetts“I have been able to integrate your principles into our Telesales function with dramatic results. Every single member of this department has commented on how they are saving on average 50% of the time they spend on a call. This has led to increased productivity and more sales! In summary, it has had an unbelievably positive effect on my company.”
Mark Ball“Andy led our Strategy & Planning Review and added a great deal of value in the process. He quickly homed in on the key issues affecting the growth of our business, and provided a useful framework/practical tools to help us get clear on our thinking. We got much more from the process than we had hoped. We now have a renewed sense of vision, and a clear strategy within which to plan for taking the business forward. The result is something everyone has been keen to buy into, and it’s been a big factor in winning our largest contract to date.”