Carl Ramsden
Head of Finance & Administration Yokogawa UK Limited

“Roger agreed to act as my mentor at a pivotal moment in my career and I have not looked back since. Roger’s program and his personal support allowed me to explore issues and ideas so that I could understand myself better and pinpoint what was required to improve my organisation. He has a wealth of business experience to draw upon and most importantly he has sound ethical, personal and business values where getting the best out of people is the key to long term success.
Following the mentoring program, I asked Roger to provide a program of strategic business planning workshops. This brought the learning I had personally enjoyed to a wider audience within the company and helped to transform out leadership and strategic direction in an easy to follow, structured and tailored approach. The workshops were supplemented with individual meetings, which really helped make the experience more personal and more effective.
I fully recommend and endorse Roger’s program to any business or leadership team wishing to make strategic plan for success built on sound business principles for sustainable growth and profitability.”




Jonathan Guy
Owner Aqueous Digital

“I started working with Rodger through the Halton Business Support Programme and have found this to be invaluable to my business.

Having Traded through the first two years we had arrived at a point where some strategic direction was required to move the firm onto the next level and Rodger helped to facilities that.

I particularly valued the fact that he didn’t try to tell me what to do; he could see I already knew and understood what needed doing, he just allowed me the time and space to come up with the plan that had been aching to get out.

By offering a framework and breaking down the core elements it has meant that we now have a clear vision, some proper strategic directions and have achieved more in the last three months than the last three years.”




Andrew J Hamer
Owner Topological Ltd

“The assistance provided to date has been invaluable enabling unique access to Business Advisors who have helped us identify the areas of business we need to improve and guided us towards effective solutions.

We now have a more structured and effective approach to improving and growing our developing company.

Topological Limited now has been able to establish an improved strategic plan that builds on existing ideas and splits our longer term aims into manageable chunks, involving internal workgroups.

These business improvements projects are already delivering successes and giving us the confidence to start to expand our workforce.”




Stephen Griffiths
Business Development Manager James Troop & Co Ltd

“Corporate or SME level business planning is key to success. To plan within the companies’ capabilities for present and future scope is not an easy task, which is why
The Halton offer of assistance via Roger Middlebrook was gratefully received.
Having spent 22 years in Corporate business I found it difficult to scale down my thoughts but ensuring business retention and growth was key for a very different size of company, turnover and restricted market place.
Through Rogers coaching and discussion we now have a specific Franchise Business plan and a Company Strategic Plan near completion ready for 2014 challenges.
On behalf of James Troop I thank you for your support and specifically Roger for his structured expertise.”




Alan Brennan
Managing Director,
Denca Controls Limited

“Roger worked with Denca Controls as part of the Halton Business Support Programme in 2014, our primary requirement was assistance with strategic planning.

We found Roger to be extremely easy to get along with and his years of experience in the manufacturing sector meant it was easy to find common ground.    Roger quickly understood our business and was able to bring a valuable alternative perspective to our issues and to put forward grounded strategies to overcome the challenges.

We worked with Roger both as individuals and as a team and found him to be equally engaging in either situation, we would not hesitate in recommending his services to other companies.”