We believe it is not what you say about yourself it is what your clients say
We, in the Global Leadership Foundation (G.L.F.), are delighted with the results achieved by Calleva Consulting over the past year. The expertise and support they have provided has been invaluable and
particularly in raising awareness within the financial services sector. GLF offers to advise the leaders
of countries on major issues such as democratisation, economic and social change, good
governance, conflict resolution and relationships with international institutions. Calleva has been very
successful in managing to secure and arrange meetings for us with possible donors and supporters.
Their persistence and perseverance in following through with the Chairmen or CEO's of leading global
businesses, despite busy diaries, has enabled us to successfully secure support, financial
commitment and input from these organizations. They come highly recommended and we will continue
to utilize their expertise on an ongoing basis.
F W de Klerk - Former President of South Africa and Chairman of the GLF
Global Leadership Foundation
"I have now worked with Calleva Sales Consulting for over 2 years on a mix of campaigns, aimed at
establishing contact with Chief Executives and senior board members. Despite the difficulty of
following through with such busy people, their enormous perseverance, tact and understanding of
our value proposition has proved successful in us getting the results we need."
Sir Richard Heygate, CEO,
Chairman of CACI and also Chairman of Mouse Smart Software
"Rather than look on our relationship with Calleva as an opportunity to save money, for me this has
been about saving time."
"Calleva’s understanding of the financial services market combined with their contacts at senior levels within the industry has added significant value to our sales and marketing
Nigel Kohler - Senior Vice President
Head of Product Solutions
"There are undoubtedly other companies that seek to represent North American organisations in the UK and Europe, but it was the strength of Calleva and the company’s focus on the financial services industry that set the company apart from the competition. Given the resistance of UK banks when it comes to dealing with suppliers from outside the UK,
Calleva’s local experience, market knowledge, contacts and ability to ‘speak the local language’ have proved invaluable. Buying a full-time presence in a market like this is extremely expensive, and there is latency before a return on investment can be seen. Our principal reason for working with Calleva has been a pragmatic one – they substantially reduced our time to market, while also radically reducing our costs."
Mark Ruddock, CEO,
"At each stage, the deliverables have been very clearly defined, so this has made the costs very easy to justify."
"Buying a full-time presence in a market like this is extremely expensive, and there is latency before a return on investment can be seen. Our principal reason for working with Calleva has been a pragmatic one – they substantially reduced our time to market, while also radically reducing our costs."
Mark Ruddock, CEO,
"The Calleva model took away most of that risk, (hiring local resource) enabling us to feel our way into the market at our own pace, while only ever paying for the commitment we wanted to make at the time. Working with Calleva, we’re getting tangible results every step of the way, which is something that doesn’t happen very often."
David Webber, CEO,
"Calleva’s superb networking ability helped get our project off to a fast and effective start."
Judy D’Albertson, Head of HBoS Card Services Partnerships & Affinities,
"Calleva brings to the table an in-depth understanding of the financial services industry, and good contacts at the right level – a high, decision-making level – within major companies. They have a very good understanding of who to speak to, and are extremely successful at securing meetings with these people."
Adrian Colbrook, Group Sales Director,
Micro Focus UK has been working with Calleva since August 2006. By working closely with the major account sales force we have been able to contact both new and existing customers at an executive level. The programme has delivered an excellent return on investment for our UK business.
David Stephenson - UK Country General Manager
Micro Focus UK
Having worked with Calleva since 2006 - Calleva's tenacity, persistence, charm and influence has delivered many really great meetings with the movers and shakers in Procter's core market. Our working relationship is very collaborative and Lucinda is good at grabbing opportunities based on our feedback and views on what's happening in the industry.
Jo Thomson - Managing Director
Procter Consultancy Ltd
“The challenge with expanding into other territories is that finding high-quality new business sales executives with real local expertise is extremely difficult”
David Webber, CEO,