Our Customers.

We ❤️our customers. Please do take a moment to read a little of what our customers have to say about working with the Business Checkmate team.

Sara Gosling

We asked Business Checkmate to help with providing coaching and mentoring support; to help create deeper accountability and ownership of performance and development within our operational management team as we continued with our business transformation programme.

Rachel provided both group and 1-1 coaching sessions over a three month period - participants found the sessions professional, reflective, inspirational, engaging and informative, providing deeper understanding of peoples’ needs, delivered with humour.

Sara Gosling – People Director, Halo Leisure
Emma Heathcote-Redrobe

Little Soap Company met Rachel and like a breath of fresh air, she took time to listen and understand the needs of both our company and team and encouraged us to create a solid foundation to build upon our working relationships.

Fast forward to today! Rachel has been an invaluable support to Little Soap Company. A critical business friend, she has encouraged focus, alignment, great humour and empathy.

Rachel has become an extended team member, who joined us on a fire walk for a charity close to our hearts. We would have no hesitation in recommending Rachel and Business Checkmate to deliver outstanding business coaching, support and team development.

Emma Heathcote-Redrobe – Owner Little Soap Company
2 i/c Training

We are a team of military instructors who are responsible for overseeing, instructing and selecting military students.

We completed the DISC profile assessment prior to undertaking 3 days of DISC and coaching education with Business Checkmate Ltd. We found the DISC profile assessments to be a simple and very effective means of helping us to understand our own personalities and how we may differ or interact with others.

The Business Checkmate Leadership & Coaching educational package has enabled us to recognize and understand the various personalities of our students. This now means that rather than concentrate on the traits of the students we can now effectively evaluate them and be selective. We can amend teaching practices dependent on student profile and have the ability to interview them and communicate with them in an appropriate manner.

We are now able to create a positive first impression, have a strong rapport and use effective communication styles when working with the students. Our knowledge and understanding of our own personalities has led us to become balanced and effective instructors. I believe we are now an effective team of enthusiastic military instructors striving to select and train suitable students who do show they have the potential. This is all as a result of DISC personality profile assessments and coaching education provided by Rachel and the Business Checkmate team.

2 i/c Training – Ministry of Defence
Daniel Bee

Summit Medical Group was entering a new phase of growth in terms of international expansion, new product development and a restructuring of operations to improve efficiency and productivity.

We engaged Business Checkmate to provide structured development programs for individual team members and to construct an all-encompassing program to equip different layers of management with a common set of skills and behaviours.

We captured this under the banner of the Summit Medical Leadership Academy and the results have been impressive!

The return on investing in our people has yielded higher levels of engagement, clearer focus on priorities, more effective cascading of responsibilities throughout the organisation and a collective team spirit. When interviewing managers who want to work for us, we can see just how far we have come in terms of higher energy levels and a phenomenal ‘can do’ attitude that has become culturally embedded in our business.

The structure, content and delivery was fitted to our business needs and we look forward to continuing to work with Business Checkmate on future initiatives.

Daniel Bee – Chief Executive

Herbfarmacy has benefitted enormously from the support and hard work Rachel has provided.  We had reached a point in our growth where focus was required to ensure the efficient use of resources and maximum return.  Rachel enabled us to clearly identify the strategies and actions, the financial and business targets, as well as the key functions necessary to achieve our objectives.  She took the time to understand our business, the people and aspirations and delivered results that will benefit our company and its management team for many years.  Rachel has become a key resource to Herbfarmacy.

Andrew – CFO - Herbfarmacy
Kylee Clayson

We recently engaged Business Checkmate to run a HR teambuilding workshop after the team recently doubled in size.  Rachel used the DISC profiling tool to get the team thinking about themselves and how they work together.    Rachel kept the session light hearted and fun, using language  and terminology that all could understand. The team are now more cohesive and work to each others strengths showing the session has had a lasting positive impact on them.  We would highly recommend Business Checkmate to others.

Kylee Clayson – Chartered CIPD, ABILD - Learning & Development Director, Europe and Interfleet
Cathy Meredith

Rachel has worked with the Council members of the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators (IAgSA) at our business development days over the past two years. Our Council of Management is a group of volunteers supporting a membership of 900+ and we only have small windows of opportunity to work together.  Using the DISC profiling Rachel has helped us to gel as a group and enabled us to work more effectively together. We have also focused on the year ahead, setting goals, targets and producing the business plan.  The input and support that Rachel has given us is invaluable and the IAgSA team is most grateful. 

Cathy Meredith – Chairman IAgSA
Paul C

We approached Rachel and the Business Checkmate team to work in conjunction with our business to deliver leadership and team training to a team of senior management executives. The majority of our experience is in high tempo, top end military operations and we can provide unique practical and theory experiences. Rachel brought a professional balance and new capability to our team with her many years of business management and leadership experience – the whole team found her professional ethos, drive and passion for success to be infectious. At the end of the training programme we found that we had gained as much as our clients by the way Rachel made us lift our game and take our own capability to the next level!

Paul C – Director, Challenge2Change
James and Rich Manning

“Working with Rachel and Business Checkmate has been essential to the structure and growth of the Shack Revolution. From analysing our business systems and setting targets and goals for us to achieve, the advice and help we have received has been invaluable and everyone at the Shack Revolution is grateful for that support. Plus we got a cracking box of chocolates at Christmas….”

James and Rich Manning – Owners, The Shack Revolution
Hev and San

“Rachel has been a great coach for us at Wiggly Wigglers and The Great British Florist. She has enabled us to work more effectively as a team and helped us to inform and implement our business growth ambitions. Rachel is professional, down to earth, supportive and brings with her a huge amount of really good business acumen; she has meshed well with our leadership team and our unique business approach. I have no hesitation in recommending Rachel as a great business coach.”

Hev and San – Directors, The Great British Florist
Jay & Gill

“Rachel, listened, analysed and with skill extracted from us the problems we were experiencing with our business. With her friendly low key approach she helped us put into place a strategy to confidently move forward with a clear vision for the future.”

Jay & Gill – Owners, Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre, Kington, Hereford
Michelle Boliver

We worked with Rachel to define our business targets. Professional, focused and really able to cut straight to the things that really matter. Rachel’s ability to summarise and feedback helped me enormously. This meant we ended up with a plan that really worked for us an individuals and as a business.

Michelle Boliver – Estate Manager
Tom Watkins

“Rachel injected a clearly defined structure and sharpened our focus. Encouraging us to make a few big decisions that have opened doors since then and led to significant profits and fantastic growth of our organisation. We’re looking forward to using Business Checkmate’s services to sustain and improve our performance further, in the future.”

Tom Watkins – Founder – Animal Search UK
Sharon Pocock

My business was growing at a tremendous pace, and I knew I needed focus to manage this growth, instead of just working “in” the business: Enter Rachel and Business Checkmate! Rachel has really given me the support and direction I needed, and a strategic plan covering every aspect of my business growth. She is very professional but is also really good fun – essential in business!

Sharon Pocock – Director, Kinder Pocock