Property Director, Poundland
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 making more robust and confident site selection decisions as well as making continuous improvements to our Retail Park store proposition.
Chief Executive Officer, Screwfix
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
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
Neil facilitated the development of our strategy and action plans with a series of workshops over a 3-month period. His style combines a good balance of both challenging our thinking and maximising engagement. Involving the next level of managers in the workshops was a great way to get the buy-in and commitment from the people in charge of much of the execution of the strategy.
Marketing Director, Homebase
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.
Commercial Director, Woodies
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.
CEO, M Pro / You Build It, Belgium
mdj2 helped us make a number of changes to one of our key branches. By helping us to see things through our customers’ eyes and then develop low-cost solutions to the layout, flow and look & feel of the branch, we have seen significant sales growth and positive feedback from our customers. They delivered a very professional service in a friendly and easy to work with style.
Trading Director, Homebase
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.
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.
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.