"The impact you made was immediate and I could tell that the interest level you sustained throughout was absolute"

"In the context of our meeting it delivered on the brief 100%. The team left the meeting with a real buzz and the subsequent feedback has been fantastic. Thank you once again - outcome, performance and process goals all accomplished!"

Tervor Smithers

Regional Development Manager


"Recently attended a coaching session run by Paul. What a pleasant change - instead of death by PowerPoint (which appears to be the industry standard) Paul used his extensive skills and personality to engage and involve his audience."

"I have received great feedback from many of my colleagues who also attended the session. Highly recommended."

Chris Thomas

Sales Manager

Novo Nordisk

"As part of our Transformation plan, we used BackleyBlack for an event with our leadership community. The event was highly professional, as well as inspirational. They were able to translate stories, theory and real-life examples and make them relevant at an organisational and individual level"

The feedback from the Leadership teams has been tremendous, and the event and intervention, has begun to deliver real differences in how our leaders are driving the change required. I would highly recommend BackleyBlack to any organisation which is looking to inspire its leaders to drive their programme for change

Jim Moretta

Site Director & General Manager


"Paul’s down to earth, inclusive approach is spot on and he enables people to grasp sometimes difficult or abstract concepts by explaining them simply and illustrating what he says with examples that are relevant to people's everyday working lives."

He also makes training fun and engaging, so that the lessons stick with people, by using highly participative approach and techniques. So many training sessions are boring because one has to sit there listening to a talking head droning on, but Paul’s sessions are never like that!"

Pfizer Ltd

"Paul did an excellent job with our team this week. It wasn't plain sailing due to a difficult audience. However Paul used the appropriate models and theories to help illustrate the situations are team are facing."

"I feel Paul's real strength is the interpreting the model into real life and facilitating what should be done next. The key moment of the day was when people realized that they are all accountable and need to contribute in order to shape the future of the team."

Peter Canton

Training Manager

Archimedes Pharmaceutical

"Whilst there are plenty of motivational speakers and even more management coaches out there the team at BackleyBlack are without a doubt the most impressive I've seen in their ability to blend the worlds of top class sport and business."

"Together Roger, Steve and Paul make a highly effective team and each brings their own experiences to bear to inspiring and undoubtedly practical effect - highly recommended."

Robin Knight


Zolfo Cooper

"Thanks very much gents. You have an excellent business model and the quality of what you deliver is superb."

"It's been personally very rewarding and inspiring to work with you and Denise (please pass on my thanks to her) and I'm sure we can do more together in the future.... Nice people and a great offering...you really can't go wrong!"

Richard Hill

Protection Operations Director

Zurich UK

"Thank you Steve for your insightful presentation at Aviva's People Managers Conference."

"The presentation itself was both informative and a great fit with the themes of the day around leadership and visualisation. Over the past few weeks I have received a significant amount of positive feedback on this and your ability to motivate individuals and bring the themes to life through real life situations you have experienced. Thank you once again from all at Aviva"

Helen Roles

Senior Market Development Executive

Aviva UK Health

"Steve & Roger set alight the audiences enthusiasm for the Olympics bringing a fantastic sense of humour to the day."

"They also used important strategic tools to demonstrate how techniques used to achieve sporting success can be used in the workplace particularly in stressful environments. Excellent value for money and superb feedback from all participants. Steve & Roger spent considerable time engaging with us beforehand to ensure that they fully understood our requirements and delivered what we needed."

Andy Webber

Group Initiatives Manager

Lloyds TSB

"Thank you so much for your tremendous session at this year’s Safestore leadership conference, which was a real highlight of our event."

"As you know, our aim this year was to make our store managers feel valued, to help them identify ways to improve performance and to engage them. Your presentation played a key role in achieving all three aims. We particularly appreciated your work in advance to tailor your presentation to mesh with our exisiting coaching model, the clarity of your delivery and above all how much you engaged with the team during exercises. So many managers have already commented on the inspiration they took from the session – thank you for helping us get off to such a good start to the year."

Peter Gowers

Chief Executive

Safestore Holdings PLC

"It is certainly not an easy task to hold the attention of 40 people with lack of sleep from the following evening's entertainment, but without exception, they remained fully engaged and genuinely interested in your story"

"The comparisons between your experiences and our own business were very tangible and I know that it made the Olympics and our involvement appear much more relevant than before."

Sean Green

Sales Director


"I thought I'd get in touch following this morning's excellent breakfast meeting. "

"Roger was fantastic - inspirational and gracious, and his talk was fabulous and quite moving in parts. It seems that everybody that attended had a wonderful time, and felt privileged to have met him. I also wanted to thank you for the organisation from your end, and for the help that your office staff provided me. It was a pleasure to work with you."

Rosie Burchell

Brethertons LLP

"Just a quick note to say thank you so much, once again, for yesterday."

"The event went better than we could have hoped, and you were both absolutely key to that. You totally nailed your talks which, as expected, drew hundreds of interested people to the stand. Overall, we managed to deliver over 80 one-to-one coaching sessions, which we think is a great result."

Sam Dukes

Senior Communications Manager

Lloyds Institute of Leadership and Management