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I’ve worked with Gaynor over the last year – she delivers what she promises! I have previously spoken to other consultants but hired Gaynor because she is pleasant to deal with and knows what she is talking about.

We’ve now got to the stage where we have implemented quite a few of her recommendations and the business is doing better as a result – that is the best recommendation I could give!

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

David Harrison, Morello Digital

She is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I can gladly recommend her to anyone in business who is having trouble seeing the wood for the trees.

Liz Harris, Heaven Scent Home Cleaning

Gaynor at Synergy & Strategy has supplied Knights Tailoring with a prodigious service. . . We had to make some tough decisions, hone some services and prepare for the future. . . Gaynor provided the answers in a simple and straight forward format.  When it is your own business it is easy to get bogged down with the detail – Gaynor was able to identify exactly what we were doing well and wehere efforts should be concentrated in the future. . . It has been an incredibly useful experience, competitively priced and we felt supported at every step.  We really value the effort put in by Gaynor at Synergy & Strategy and would recommend the service to any small or medium sized business that needed tuning.

Jon Knight, Managing Director, Knights Tailoring

As a prelude to launching a new business my partner and I used Gaynor to facilitate our planning process. I’m so glad we did! After only a short period of time Gaynor had structured our thinking and really helped us to create a vision for the way forward. Without the planning session I know we would have got up and running and would have done an ok job. Now we’re fully committed to a long term plan I know that we will be doing a lot more than an OK job. I would urge anyone setting out in business that the very start is a great place to spend some time and money to focus on what you need to do and how you will achieve it. Many businesses don’t invest in themselves upfront but I believe it makes a fundamental difference. Speak to Gaynor, see what she can do for your business and get a sound strategy in place.

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Tim O’Grady, The Net Advantage

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Gaynor, she has a wealth of knowledge to draw on and which she is able to impart clearly and concisely. Able to appreciate the pressures on business owners she brings with her a flair for the creative but also an analytical, level headed approach. I can recommend Gaynor to any business owner who is keen to drive their business forward but who may have got bogged down working on the day to day tasks rather than building their business for the future.

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

Rachael Stone, Red Recruitment Solutions

Gaynor is extremely knowledgable in a number of areas that are vital to any business. She has hands on experience in HR, Accounts, Marketing, Business Development and Management and is able to impart her knowledge in a clear, detailed, well thought out manner. Gaynor is personable, easy to engage with and offers a sounding board for ideas and decisions. I would highly recommend Gaynor to businesses looking for guidance and an increase in their profit margin.

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Meg Jones, Red Recruitment Solutions

Gaynor Gravestock is absolutely brilliant. She has helped me and my business enormously. The systems make business analysis simple and painless, but the real advantage is having the experience of Gaynor to draw upon.

Gaynor is an experienced and highly intuitive business consultant who adds value to her clients through structured, considered and insightful analysis. She brings a broad range of relevant experience and I have found her advice and the disciplines her process entails extremely valuable to both my business and me as a business owner.
Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

John Line, Acuity

Gaynor helped us make very fundamental attitude shift when it came to new business client targets and our overall focus. We’ve changed our whole strategy and are now focusing on larger clients with whom we can work more in-depth.  Gaynor has a great insight into both business and business owners and can help you develop and instigate a strategic vision through the employment of manageable tactics. She’s a warm person and a real pleasure to work with.

Her business experience means that she’s got a great insight into what actually works on the ground and her broad awareness of areas like sales, marketing, accounts, and management mean that her solutions are always completely joined-up! Gaynor is warm and friendly which makes her a pleasure to work with.  She is lovely enough to make you desperately want to do what she suggests, and scary enough to make you desperately want to do what she suggests

Felicity Wingrove, Zen Communications

Gaynor’s workshops have proved ideal for matching business theory and practice. Hence we have been able to improve the results at DMR (both financial and working practices) as a direct consequence from the workshops.

Gaynor’s experience is particularly valuable in Financial Planning and Sales/Marketing. Her methods are very successful for any business person who is already motivated but needs a style that helps GUIDE you to the answers of growing YOUR business successfully. Perhaps her strongest asset is that she really cares about others’ success. So if you are considering working with Gaynor, don’t go in half-hearted or she will quickly wonder exactly how much you want to succeed!

Derek Bennion, DMR (Dex’s Midnight Runners Ltd.)

I can highly recommend Gaynor’s workshops which have been invaluable to me in setting up and developing Forge Property Consultants.  The course makes me step back from the day to day work and take a look at the structure and strategy for the business.  Gaynor provides excellent course notes and good tips to help me work smarter not harder (!) and I have also benefited greatly from the experience of other members of the group.

Charles Lawson, Forge Property Consultants

I have been attending this Programme for several sessions now and I can honestly say they have transformed the way I look at my business.  Since starting the Programme I have commissioned a new web site, started Tweeting for business and also Linked In.

Observing my colleagues on the Programme, I’ve noticed that Gaynor has the ability to connect with their business at whatever stage they’re at. We are all at very different stages of sophistication! I have been a sole trader for over 20 years realising now that to be even more successful I must embrace rather than avoid all relevant aspects of technology, marketing and finance.

Gaynor is superbly placed to support us in this with her high profile professional experience. It’s perfectly obvious to me that she’s ‘been there’ and turned companies around.

I’m learning that my passion for what I do is not sufficient. I must learn the skills to work as Gaynor says ‘Smarter not Harder!’ Finally Gaynor is the most supportive and non-judgmental business developer I have experienced. I highly recommend Gaynor to work within your business

Kate Rigby, Kate Rigby Associates

Gaynor has a wealth of experience in business and she has readily shared her knowledge in a genuine effort to help my business prosper. The courses she runs are worth their weight in gold and, without fail, every session unveils a eureka moment and I always come away feeling ready to take on the world. I trust Gaynor implicitly and feel that I can rely on her to help me build a thriving business. She is also a really nice person!

Andy Walker, iola

Gaynor delivers exceptional workshops and thought provoking courses guiding business owners to develop their existing market, create new opportunities within their customer base, develop new business and generate greater profits. I defy anyone to attend her courses, put her concepts into practice and not improve their business. Gaynor tailors her courses to individual business needs, she follows through on a one to one basis to ensure every course member receives maximum benefit. She adds enormous value and is a good person to know, her courses are exceptional value. Derek Field
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Derek Field, FieldSearch

I attended an excellent Work Smarter not Harder seminar presented by Gaynor and was able to take away good business strategies to implement immediately. A number of business owners I know use Synergy and Strategy and have recommended Gaynor to me and so I have every confidence in recommending both Gaynor and her company Synergy and Strategy Limited.

Niels McKenzie, McKenzie Law Solicitors

Honest, focused and results driven. Excellent business advice. Having seen Gaynor’s work I am happy to refer others to her.

Paul Bennett, Bennett’s Legal

Gaynor never ceases to impress me with her enthusiasm and commitment to help local businesses realise their true potential. She is hard-working, trustworthy and innovative. I recommend her highly.

Nigel Lomax, TaxAssist Shrewsbury

Gaynor is a skilled advisor who is able to use her considerable commercial and business acumen to help businesses like ours refine practices, clarify our vision and ultimately thrive and prosper. I wholeheartedly recommend her.
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Daniel Hetherington, Adviser, Hetherington’s Wealth Management

Gaynor combines brilliant business acumen with a wonderful, warm personality. A true life, as well as business, enhancer.
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Suzi Rixon. Two’s Company

Gaynor is passionate about helping Shropshire businesses. I would thoroughly recommend every business owner to have a business coach. Gaynor is very approachable, understanding and an expert in her field.

Julie Owen, Jigsaw Business Services

Gaynor always demonstrates a professional and client focussed approach to her work. She is diligent in identifying her clients’ needs and matching her advice to their best interests. I have been very happy to work with her, and would thoroughly recommend her to others. You will enjoy the experience.

Tim Anderson, Thakrah

I recently attended Gaynor’s Breakfast Seminar on How To Work Smarter and found it really inspirational. Gaynor has the ability to comprehensively and clearly present messages which not only translate very readily into ‘my reality’ but also spark other ideas and possibilities. It is very clear that Gaynor not only knows her subject very well but that she strives only to produce the best results for you, the client.
Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity , Creative

Heather Noble. Salt Event Solutions

Gaynor is a strategic thinking, commercial and innovative Manager, who recognises the needs of all stakeholders in a business and focuses her efforts on adding value.

Thelma Turner, Chairwoman, New Horizons Childcare Limited

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