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Andy is a highly driven and energetic retail expert. He brings a good external perspective of developments in the sector, and challenges the business to develop fresh ideas. Importantly, Andy works hard on being part of the team rather than an external consultant.

Matt Compton, Trading Director

Steve is an excellent consultant who provided an in-depth piece of research for our company. I considered his work to be of the highest standard, completed on time and of great value to our business. I have no hesitation in recommending his work.

Jim McCarthy, Chief Executive

“I wanted to say how pleased and impressed I was with the work done. The quality has exceeded my expectations and I’m sure gives us a great platform for delivering this change successfully and making a real difference for the business.”

Adrian Burleton, Commercial Supply Director

Andy is a highly capable and experienced business development professional. His lateral thinking skills are a real strength and enable him to analyse situations both thoroughly and creatively. He uses his engaging style, coupled with great enthusiasm and drive, to bring functions together to deliver strong results for our business

Andrew Livingston, CEO Screwfix

mdj2 have delivered a thorough, professional and insightful review in a short space of time. I have been impressed with their ability to challenge in a professional way, and their real-life knowledge of retail and balance of detail and pragmatism. I think the key to mdj2’s success is their ability to build business relationships based on honesty, integrity and a desire to deliver for the business.

Lyn Rutherford, Colleague Solutions Manager, Home Retail Group

mdj2 completed a complex, international project for me in 2013. They came highly recommended to me and they did not disappoint. mdj2 were very professional, adopting a strategic view in how they approached the project. They delivered on time and with integrity and offered practical recommendations demonstrating a strong understanding of our business and its challenging market. I would not hesitate to work with them again.

Esther Crew, HR Director, Studio Moderna

mdj2 have made a really positive impact on the business and this project. They bring with them very relevant experience, having done the job before, and have the right blend of thoroughness and pragmatism. Their style is very cooperative and they listen to those within the business, yet still challenge the underlying assumptions and inevitable introspection that exists inside the organisation. I would definitely use them again on similar projects

Andrew Bush, HR Director, Argos

When I was looking for consultancy help to deliver a Supply Chain strategy for Castorama Russia it was an obvious choice to hire mdj2 , Steve and his team delivered a first class job.

Matt Tyson, CEO Castorama Russia

Neil has been fundamental in our development and implementation strategy of our Business Performance program over the last 12 months. Neil had been able to apply his practical experience on the application of continuous improvement tools and methodologies, to deliver a comprehensive employee training program on the intent, tools and deliverables of the program.

I have no hesitation in recommending Neil’s services to any prospecting client, seeking to engage with a well versed, experienced consultant that is able to make the link between the delivery of business strategy to the daily life in a company-wide continuous improvement culture.

Devon Turner, Business Performance Manager, Sabodala Gold Operations

We were impressed with Neil’s sharp analysis, clear vision and practical recommendations. The advice we received from Neil led to very tangible business results and is still at the basis of how we approach DIY retailers today.”

Pieter Buyck, Sales Director DIY, Unilin Flooring

Your professional support has opened new doors to develop and grow our business in ways we had not considered before. We feel very lucky to have you involved in our business and we hope to continue to build a long term relationship with you.

Pan Yuson, Managing Director, Prefollow (China)

mdj2 helped us redesign some of our key commercial processes. Using their own retail experience and in-depth understanding of the market they designed a pragmatic solution tailored to our business. They are very easy to work with, combining a good balance of professionalism, flexibility and a down-to-earth, friendly style.

Damien Dwyer, Commercial Director, Woodies

mdj2 have worked with us on a number of projects and provided us with resources and capabilities which we were struggling to find internally. They are great to work with – they really get retail and the pace and pressures involved and their approach is practical, pragmatic and gets results. They fit really well into the culture of our team and their flexibility and responsiveness means that they would always be at the top of the list of partners we would approach for a broad range of retail projects. They have helped us move our thinking on in a number of areas and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Jo Kenrick, Marketing Director, Homebase

We worked with Neil on a project for several months starting with him facilitating a large group of business leaders from all around the world to develop a global strategy for the ‘Away from Home’ business and then to deploy this down to a local country team level; I’d describe his style as engaging, results oriented, pragmatic, motivating. I have enjoyed all our discussions and would like to work again with him

Nicolas Abadie MD Away From Home – Dairy Division, Danone

mdj2 have completed a number of projects for us, helping us think through some strategic growth opportunities. They work really well with our teams to develop solutions that are both customer-focused and pragmatic, understanding the realities of our business.

Danny Clenaghan, Managing Director, Argos For Business

Andy brought a great level of professionalism and energy to the proposition programme. His excellent market and customer insight skills, enabled him to both engage with, and challenge, key stakeholders as we sought to develop a road-map for the future. He built relationships and credibility quickly, and facilitated cross-functional delivery.

Rich Bruce, Head of Brand & Customer Proposition, Homebase

Through a pragmatic combination of data analysis, extensive store visits and insights from both national and international benchmarks, mdj2 came up with an actionable set of recommendations. As a result we are now making much more robust and confident site selection decisions as well as making continuous improvements to our Retail Park store proposition.

Craig Bales, Property Director, Poundland

We recommend Neil without hesitation. His eye for detail, exacting standards and professionalism has helped make Abyat Megastore a success.

Mr Khaled Hassan Abul, Chairman

Neil delivered us excellent strategic and analytical insights based on his in-depth retail knowledge across Europe. He did this in a professional and down-to-earth manner that made it easy for us and our advisors to work well with him. I am happy to recommend him

Michael Sautter, Managing Director

I had the undisputed pleasure of working with Neil, organizing an international conference on omni-channel retailing. With his in-depth knowledge about the retail sector, Neil expertly filled the role, making it a successful event. His presentation style is open and inviting to questions, engaging, and thorough. As a keynote speaker and consultant, Neil earns my highest recommendation.

Jacob Wagner Sørensen, Business Development Manager