Al Clarke provides the extra ‘head-space’ for leaders to develop strategic thinking whilst they are busy managing successful businesses.
He brings a broad, fresh perspective to support executives and unlock opportunities by providing focused attention on the specific activities which need to be addressed amongst the daily pressure of business delivery.
Al is able to accelerate projects and enable ideas to become commercial reality through his ability to grasp the situation quickly and apply clear strategic thinking to deliver results.
Strategy is one thing, delivery is another and Al can provide end-to-end support from concept to implementation, as he did for the start-up of a £1 billion low carbon investment fund.
Organisations that invest in consultancy services value the benefit of an external perspective and Al brings his insight to help the wider team with fresh thinking and access to his extensive network of contacts across functions and sectors.
Here’s what his clients and colleagues say:
‘We asked Al to help us review and shape our marketing strategy in preparation for the arrival of a new team in the company. He delivered on time and budget, bringing his extensive network and experience across the industry to a number of additional projects and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any commercial programme that you need support with.’
Richard Gordon, Commercial Director – London Electric Vehicle Company on the launch plan consultancy for the new electric taxi
‘Al designed and delivered the marketing and communications programme that enabled the rapid and successful start-up for the APC, connecting key players in industry and government to build the momentum quickly. His experience and reputation in the sector across business and media at the most senior level, fast-tracked the delivery and by the end of his assignment he had recruited the marketing team, embedded plans and resources, handing over a fully operational group.’
Ian Constance, CEO – The Advanced Propulsion Centre
‘Al is one of the most dedicated and hardest working individuals that I know. His excellent interpersonal skills are matched only by a relentless focus upon getting results.’
Andrew Smith, Managing Director – Vodafone Automotive
‘Al is a creative and effective marketing professional. He has a ‘can-do’ attitude and is a pleasure to work with. I would strongly recommend him’.
Mike Baunton CBE, Chairman – SMMT Industry Forum
‘Al is one of those rare people who genuinely thinks strategically. He not only understands business challenges quickly but is able to develop potential solutions that can be implemented through effective communication. This is a powerful skill as he understands that changing business perception is often half the battle.’
Neil Jenkinson, Managing Director at The Shop, a St Ives company