Testimonials

  • Mike Ing

    Working with Bill and Angharad at the start of our venture was a really insightful and enjoyable experience. They did a great job of capturing the essence of our core team, our key characteristics and how we would work together for our prospective investors, including pros, cons, upsides and pitfalls. Handled badly, these types of discussions can be intimidating, meaning candidates don’t open up, but Bill and Angharad handled them really well. We are great fans of having diverse teams who each bring their own strengths to the table, so being armed with areas to watch for as far as team dynamics go is hugely valuable. We now use Bill and Angharad as a screen for our key roles to give us an independent view which we sit alongside our own judgement of the candidate, and we have had some really valuable insight from that process

    Mike Ing, CEO Kerv Group
  • Cynthia Bostock

    As a business that specialises in assessment we initially approached working with Prelude through a heightened critical lens. We were therefore delighted with the intelligence and accuracy of the insights they provided. Not only was that hugely valuable insight into individual but equally importantly for understanding and balancing the team dynamics as a whole. We thoroughly enjoyed working with both Bill and Angharad. They describe themselves as ‘Simple Folk’ but are far from that. Intelligent, insightful, commercially astute, accurate and a lot of fun to work with. Having benefited from their analysis on us as an executive board, we continued to engage Prelude for our subsequent senior hiring. Bill in particular does not pull any punches, always appropriate but brutally honest, we trust their output and have learned to ignore any flags that they raise at our peril

    Cynthia Bostock, CEO Amberjack
  • Graeme Dell

    Bill and Angharad have continued to deliver a unique combination of incredible insight of the psychology of why an exhibited behaviour occurs with realistic practical advice as to how to change it. Bill has experienced a wide variety of humankind in his professional career and is therefore never short of entirely relevant advice and real-life examples. Always causes me to think hard as to whether I’m really so transparent or he is a masterful mind reader! Bill and Angharad are highly versatile from traditional coaching, through complex behavioural analysis and or coordinating a complex investigation – in all cases summarising in a manner which describes the facts with a logical conclusion and action plan.

    Graeme Dell, COO/CFO, BC Partners
  • Stian Martinsen

    Both as a company and as a management team, we’ve learned so much during the process of becoming a Private Equity owned business, not least thanks to the sessions with Bill and Angharad at Prelude. Prelude has helped us recognise our strengths and weaknesses, and where we need to improve. Going forward with further acquisitions we know that building solid management teams will be highly important and teaming up with Prelude ensures we make the right analysis and conclusions.

    Stian Martinsen, Daglig Leder/CEO, Trainor Group
  • Stuart Wilson

    We were introduced to Prelude whilst going through the due diligence process. Our Leadership team really enjoyed the individual sessions with Bill and Angharad, the feedback was given in a very direct and honest way. Their expert opinions on individual and group dynamics were very insightful and scarily accurate. It has proved extremely useful in driving stronger and more honest professional relationships between the senior team and in giving real focus on personal areas for development. Everyone, without exception, gained valuable insight into themselves and others, Bill and Angharad were extremely professional and the consultation left everyone very motivated to achieve our overall business goals.

    Stuart Wilson, CEO, Blue Bay Travel
  • Edward Davies

    I first met Bill and Angharad as part of management DD (on me and other directors!) for a PE business looking to back an MBO I was leading. I enjoyed their work so much I continued to use them once we’d completed the MBO to help with board and management assessments and development. I’ve now carried the relationship forward into Viper Innovations Limited. Scalpel sharp in assessing people and constructive in their personal development plans and onwards support, they have helped with critical team and leadership building and decisions that would otherwise have been less certain and taken longer. They are disarming in their style which enables people to open up. This undoubtedly means they can add greater value to the individual and the business concerned. Their reputation means they can choose their work and I’m pleased to count them as part of the team who are ensuring that management at Viper are equipped to deliver the next part of our journey.

    Edward Davies, MD Viper Innovations