Clients & References

We deliberately work across all business sectors. This breadth of experience brings new perspectives into every new assignment and is highly valued by our clients.

Here is an excerpt from our client base and what they have to say about working with RTP.

Morton Fraser

"Thanks Tom. I've had lots of positive feedback on your session - it's clear you really hit the spot! The principal objective of the day was to create some positive energy around our growth agenda and you delivered that in spades. You've certainly made my job that bit easier!

Chief Executive and Partner For Morton Fraser LLP

University of Cambridge

“Really an excellent session!”

“It was an extremely useful and informative day. Please pass on my many thanks to the lecturer. I cannot express how privileged I feel to be receiving this high-level of teaching.”

“It was an amazing day. I learned so much. I wish everyone could gain the knowledge I have gained so far. It's an unbelievable experience!”

“Tom was brilliant. My only complaint would be not getting him back for another session.”

“Excellent day. My only suggestion would be to have Tom in for as many sessions as possible, he's a very engaging teacher and has a brilliant manner with people.”

“Tom has been very friendly and his practical tips seem to be very useful, especially for creating a presentation.”

Feedback from Cambridge undergraduates follow a talk from Tom Bird on Influencing and Presenting

Baker & McKenzie - North America

“I have used consultants in the past and invariably been disappointed. Jeremy is different. He has aligned himself with us and worked with us closely on our own outcomes, but been prepared to challenge when necessary and often helped to craft creative solutions. We have used him for 2 formal training events and he worked well with our design team. Most importantly he has gone done very well with our partners, who can be a tough audience and are not easily impressed. He now coaches some of our rising stars as well as experienced partners on matters related to BD and influencing. I have pleasure in recommending him as a business and L & D partner.”

Feedback from Head of Practice, Corporate and Securities, North American - on Business Development and Influencing sessions

Baker & McKenzie - Asia Pacific

"I am quite happy to say publically that this was the most useful and practical session I have ever attended in my many years at Bakers. I have received the same feedback from a number of fellow partners who attended. We will all religiously be raising our hands to the heavens before presenting before clients. I would have been quite prepared to have spent the entire day with Mr Cassell (and I am sure he would have filled it)."

Senior Partner, Asia-Pacific

"It was really great to work with you Jeremy.... Thanks very much for your very strong contribution to the program. You are one of the best presenters/facilitators I have seen. The feedback has been great and will be sure to share any further that we get."

Comments from Head of Talent, Asia-Pacific


We sometimes work with individuals on a 1:1 basis to support them when presenting or speaking at key events or conferences. Here is some feedback from a recent client who had little experience presenting to a large group and was making a presentation that could have a pivotal impact on her career:

“I just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks again for your help. I felt that it went well yesterday. All the practise and training paid off. I could remember my content really well, and I don’t think I missed any key points out. It was filmed too, so I guess I can always watch it back at some point. No difficult questions either – bonus! I’ve also had some nice feedback, which is encouraging.”

Baker & McKenzie - Miami

We sometimes act as MC as well as running sessions at Partner Conferences. Here is some feedback from a recent Baker & McKenzie conference in Miami:

“We are thrilled with how the event turned out, and we’re so happy you were available and were able to help us make this a huge success! We have heard so many positive comments from the partners.”

Feedback from In-house conference organiser

“This was the best meeting we have ever had and truly helped us grow together as practice group. Kudos to all!”

Comments from a participant

Authur Cox

“The feedback from the partners has been better than I could have hoped. There is a real sense of optimism amongst attendees – many of them genuinely believe they will be able to tackle presentations with a much more positive frame of mine. It’s great to see that shift in mindset.”

“In was an excellent programme… I would like my associates to do it if possible”

“All of it was very useful. Personally, I found the sections on 'body language', handling questions and how to engage audience by developing an interesting voice (connector versus credibility) the most useful”

“I found the commentary on structure and, in particular, the need for "spikes", the "power of 3", and what to cover in start and finish, very useful.”

Comments from Partners on Presentation Skills Programme

Baker & McKenzie

"Thanks for running a terrific session yesterday – the feedback and reaction from everyone in the room was incredibly positive and it was definitely one of the highlights of what was a highly successful Conference. Always a pleasure to work with you"

Feedback from Director of Global Talent Management

Mccann Fitzgerald

"This course was extremely good and relevant to our everyday jobs as solicitors. I think Jeremy delivered the course excellently and had very useful stories and practical examples to respond to some of the questions asked"

"Overall a thoroughly enjoyable course. Attendance should be mandatory!"

"Very good presenter and an excellent course - well worth attending"

"Very good, highly recommended"

"Jeremy was very engaging and his presentation style was excellent"

Comments from Partners on Negotiation Skills programme


"Very interesting; presented well; pitched at the correct level. Overall it was an excellent course that I got a lot out of and can apply straight away. Thank you.”

"Great 2 days offering experience and insight by the bucket load. Excellent practical application too.”

"Really very good indeed. I wish I had done this years ago!”

“Excellent; I learned a lot. It was also good fun!”

Comments from Principal Associates on a Business Development programme


‘Thanks for having a consistent style of delivery – I have attended 3 of your programmes this year and all have been easy to understand and I have been able to apply many ideas to improve the performance of my current team’

Mandy Hall, Sales Director (Ireland), Sodexho

‘I have been impressed with the response from my sales management team to a range of courses run by RTP in 2005 – I can highly recommend RTP as an organisation that designs innovative and bespoke programmes that focus on identifying solutions to real business issues’

Phil Hooper, Sodexho


‘This is far and away the best course I have attended since I arrived at Juniper’

Matthew Nunney, Sales Director, Juniper Networks


"RTP has helped us gain clarity about some important priorities that have resulted in a significant improvement in our performance. Their practical, no nonsense approach fits well with our culture and has both raised our awareness and challenged us."

Mark Simon, Chief Executive Office

VF Northern Europe

"After working with RTP on a successful sales performance improvement project we contracted them to help with our injection launch and, more recently, another two-day sales module. Their ability to research our needs and provide development initiatives that address these needs and deliver results has benefited our company and our people. The workshops are fun, challenging and thought provoking and RTP has helped us take the learning from these workshops and embed it in our people to achieve long-term improvements in performance."

Andrew Knowles, Managing Director

SMART Telecom

' We have partnered with RTP on 2 strategically important projects in the last few months with both our field based and telesales forces. This has included both consultancy and development of 2 sales induction programmes. We have been most impressed with the professionalism and creativity of RTP in matching our specific requirements with a bespoke and comprehensive training programme. They have contributed to the effectiveness of our sales organisation and to our results and we recommend RTP to new clients wholeheartedly'

Marie Luddy, National Sales Training Manager, Smart Telecomms

Trowers & Hamlins

"RTP recently delivered two days of training to a large group of partners from my firm's international practice on how to maximise the results of their BD activities. Tom is an engaging presenter who was able to cover a substantial volume of material over two days and which provided our team of partners with several very valuable insights and strategies to help them get more engaged with business development in general and also to advance their 'strike rate'. What was really notable was how well Tom engaged with a group of demanding law firm partners, kept them interested over two demanding days and how many of them went back to work and started immediately implementing the strategies he showed them to good effect. I would highly recommend Tom and RTP to any firm wishing to raise it's game in business development, selling and establishing successful relationships with customers or clients."