Managing Director of Skin Care company
“We are an ambitious skincare company that has been growing very quickly in the UK. We became involved with LAUDIS when we recognised that we had gaps in our knowledge in certain business areas. As senior people with significant complex transaction experience both John Panczak and Nick Richards were able to add immediate value. Examples of areas they helped with include negotiating and establishing a new corporate arrangement and major restructure with a large international organisation, negotiating distributor agreements, advising on financial and commercial matters etc. Nick and John’s style is informal, down-to-earth and friendly, and it is always a pleasure working with them. We have no hesitation in recommending LAUDIS.” (Client would be happy to give a personal recommendation on request)
Russell Cook - Managing Director Sire Technologies Ltd
“Within a year, LAUDIS helped us develop a business and marketing plan along with supporting budgets. Almost immediately Nick Richards was able to show where cost savings and efficiencies could be made and the vast network of contacts has allowed us to grow in a methodical and controlled manner.”
Tim Considine, Managing Director, First Option Limited
“I’ve been used to managing the company finances as part of my MD role. It’s been a real benefit to have John on board as a part-time FD and strategic advisor, to bring the experience I don’t have, to be a sounding board for difficult topics, and to get on with important work which tends to get not done through being at the bottom of the pile. John brings valuable detachment and friendly open minded guidance when I can’t see the wood for the trees. And he also brings energy to address difficult tasks so I can focus on other ones. Having a senior experienced person on board in this critical role has definitely made a positive difference and made a contribution. I’d warmly recommend John.”
Lora Wicks, Vinoceros Ltd
“You will find Nick a great person to work with, very approachable, highly professional and with a wealth of commercial experience. He knows how to build a happy team and get the best out of people, and succeeded in inspiring confidence and respect in a very diverse range of colleagues and business associates. Of huge importance is that you can have total confidence in his integrity and commitment to everything he does – this was absolutely essential where many of the partners with whom we used to work were spread across the globe and mutual trust was crucial to doing business together. He’s an adventurous, creative thinker with a flair for innovation, never short of ideas, which is great when you need to come up with a new perspective on a situation. And fun to work with too!”
Kev Begbie, Managing Director Global Media Technologies Ltd
“We’ve been working with Nick for the past 5 months and have really benefited from his wealth of business experience. The time we have spent with Nick has been very motivational and has helped us view our business in a completely different way. Not only is Nick a great consultant and mentor, he has become a really good friend“.
Patrick Mallison, Pink Fish Associates
“Nick has a wealth of experience and teams this with a calm and friendly approach to listening you, and then applies his knowledge to helping the business grow and follow a pre-determined success plan. We would recommend Nick to any small or medium business that needs help and direction in growing in these difficult economic times”.
Henry Lawson - Formerly President at Donovan Data Systems Ltd, now Chairman at MediaEquals Ltd and cogniti and Executive in Residence at Warburg Pincus
“John Panczak spent 10 years as European Commercial Director of DDS Europe, a 250 person SaaS company. He primarily managed long term contracts with major clients and chaired one division and the company pension scheme trustees. John proved very effective at managing relationships internally and with senior clients as a highly credible and reliable partner and I would warmly recommend him“.
Penny Lawrence - CAT Communications Ltd
“Nick was brought into the business to give us a view on how we thought the business was trading and compare to our thoughts. Through this time we have gained a great respect for Nick who does not shy away from difficult conversations, but always backs them with facts, ideas and a strategic mind set. Nick is someone who does what he says and more, whats more is that he delivers it with Charisma and integrity throughout. I would have no doubts at all that Nick could be of benefit to any business or any person seeking guidance, wisdom and direction”.
Sarah Blundell - Director of Operations at 100 Percent IT
“Nick is a real asset to our business. His energy and enthusiasm mean that meetings are a pleasure and motivate us to continue developing the business. His network of contacts and collaborative philosophy have directly helped our bottom line”.