We have worked with some great clients ... and they like us too!
David has worked closely with our business over the past few years. Most recently he has provided coaching for a new manager and worked with our site managers, providing them with management training. The feedback he received was excellent; David provided practical, informative and participative training which our managers really enjoyed.
Rebecca MacInnes, HR Manager, Loch Duart Salmon Ltd
As a new manager, David’s coaching has really helped improve my confidence. It helped me redefine team focus, hugely reduced stress and increased job satisfaction since I completed our sessions. I felt noticeably better about my job within a couple of sessions.
New Manager, Loch Duart Salmon Ltd
Vegware has grown from taking on our first employee in September 2009 to a team of over 40 in 2014. Our HR function had grown organically and it became time to formalise this part of the business. A core aspect was to ensure that the package we offer employees was fit for purpose and David Jack of Ascend came in to Vegware to run a comprehensive job evaluation and salary benchmarking exercise. This was carried out promptly and professionally giving both a very useful framework for future consideration and a set of recommendations which were of value to the company.
Joe Frankel, CEO, Vegware, Edinburgh
At Norbord we have a mentoring scheme to help support our student placements and to develop our graduate engineers. We asked David to develop a series of workshops to develop the skills of our mentors. He designed and led a series of ‘micro’ workshops delivered on site. The feedback we received was excellent and helped to boost the confidence of our mentors.
Emma Cattanach, Site HR, Norbord Inverness
Back in 2013 we tasked David to help us replace our old appraisal system which had fallen out of use. David worked closely with our staff and together they created ‘Aspire’, a new system which was far more suited to our organisation, values and culture. We have continued to develop and use Aspire and in 2018, it remains a key part of the way we manage our people.
Calum Johnston, Scarf, Aberdeen (Scarf is a Sunday Times Top 100 not for profit employer)
I just want to say thank you for your advice during the sessions. I now feel more confident about doing interviews, especially video interviews. The sessions really gave me an insight into how to improve my interview skills- tone, body language etc. You explained things in a clear and helpful manner, and I have a greater understanding of how I should answer questions.
Law Graduate, Glasgow University