Andy ROBINSONCOVERIS Customer Services Manager
We’ve recently implemented a key business strategy that focusses on retaining and generating new sales within SMEs. When considering a subject matter expert to help support the delivery of our new project, we immediately chose Phil, based on a previous collaboration, and the high regard in which we hold Phil as a result of this and the many other times where he has been on hand to offer insight, whenever we have needed it.
Phil’s expertise and experience is outstanding, and this was invaluable in helping to develop a small but perfectly formed, (a bit like Phil!), team of ‘Ninjas’ from within our existing Customer Service team. With Phil’s support, in particular the learning resources he created, and a seemingly endless amount of enthusiasm and time, we have developed proactive and confident people, who are now far more aware of the individual needs of customers, the power of content as a marketing tool, as well as theories such as the law of reciprocation and social proof.
Everything that Phil has coached our Ninjas on, is transferrable into the rest of the Customer Service team, which is an exciting prospect in an ever competitive marketplace where service and customer feedback are key. The theories are simple but easily overlooked, however with Phil’s expertise in stripping things back, we are observing some real mindset shifts and this is already evident in new sales and the recognition our new team has achieved.
Most importantly, Phil is a great guy. A real people person who ‘gets’ the reality of business but keeps it ‘real’ with the help of a unique and highly infectious sense of humour! Our mantra towards SMEs is ‘We care’ and this is something Phil lives and breathes too. Thanks for all your help Phil!
Nigel HewittCoveris Print and Packaging
Reaching out to Phil Crowshaw to help support and guide us in one of our more recent projects could not have been easier. Having worked with Phil on a different project a number of years back, there was only one person we could think of who would have the necessary subject matter knowledge, drive and motivational know-how to help us get this off the ground and into a sustainable position.
Easy to deal with, fully engaged, thought provoking are just a few words that describe the style Phil and the Geeky Group bring to the table. That’s not to forget the sheer energy and enthusiasm Phil brings to every meeting, workshop and presentation. A real pleasure to work with, enriched only by how quickly The Geeky Group soon becomes part of the organisation and not just another consultant. Thanks for all your continued support Phil.
Amin VepariBoost Lancashire
“We recently used Phil & Geeky Group for an interactive workshop to 25 high growth start-up businesses and was really impressed by the session. Not only was it very engaging and all our clients seemed actively involved but it also was a very good learning curve for us when it comes to content marketing. Looking to forward to working with Phil & Geeky Group again in the very near future”.
Ben HampsonBJ Hampson Ltd
``For such a short bloke, Phil has a massive amount of knowledge, experience and fascinating insights. But seriously, he’s travelled the world, written books and made videos about it, and his expertise is obvious as soon as you start chatting to him.
It’s like sharing a pint with an old friend at the pub, but you leave the session feeling pumped and passionate, as Phil makes you think about everything that’s possible and lights a fire underneath you. He knows exactly what success means, but more importantly he’ll be there alongside you to help you get to it, pinpointing your strengths, focusing your talents and generally just giving you a kick up the arse when you need it``
Mark CrookBCN network
Phil Crowshaw from Geeky Group presented an entertaining, comprehensive and knowledgeable review of the Digital Media Revolution to our network group of independent business consultants in the North West. Phil was able to illustrate the massive changes that have taken place over the past 10 years including the growth of data volume, reduction in cost, business model changes (e.g. Uber, AirBnB), speed of communication and the growing importance of video, particularly in social media.
He explained how it was necessary to think like a publisher and ensure the content of your marketing is either compelling, educational, humorous, inspirational, controversial or thought-provoking. Phil is clearly on top of his game and is a very inspirational speaker.
Fran McArthurBCN network
Phil’s workshop session was well researched, thought provoking and entertaining. His delivery style is relaxed and engaging with plenty of interaction with the delegates and seemingly never phased by comments coming from left field. The time went in a flash and I was left with a list of immediately actionable ideas - superb.
Matthew WolfendenRipple Visual Merchandising
‘ Phil at Geeky Group ran a workshop for our team focussing on the different ways our business can use modern day marketing strategies and tactics to grow. His detailed knowledge and insights of the topic not only opened our eyes to what is possible but was also an inspiration. We are now making plans to implement what we have learned. Highly recommended’
Anshul KapoorLove Image Foundry
“Phil Crowshaw from Geeky Group has helped us to think and act differently in our approach to business development. His deep understanding of modern sales and marketing tactics and techniques have been a breath of fresh air. He is always available day or night when you need some advice or guidance and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a consultant and coach”
Sarah GreenTraining 2000
Phil Crowshaw from Geeky group delivered a keynote speech at the opening event of Training 2000’s new Cyber Security Centre, entitled ‘The Digital Revolution’. Engaging, witty and thought-provoking, Phil had the audience in the palm of his hand as he recalled how technology has changed the face of how we do business, and the risks this poses as a result. Phil was knowledgable and entertaining, focussing on the positives of digital marketing and gave the audience real tangible knowledge for how to embrace the future. Phil comes highly recommended from us!
Salli NazirHopedale School
``We booked Phil Crowshaw from Geeky Group to run two sessions at our school about Safeguarding for both younger and older children. Both sessions were interactive and engaging and were clearly enjoyed by all attendees. I have no hesitation in recommending Phil as a speaker for any school.``
``We asked Phil to speak at our conference after seeing him do a similar presentation to a business audience. Phil is a confident, dynamic and enigmatic speaker – he speaks with considerable knowledge and confidence on the topic of digital marketing. We had great feedback from the audience. Phil was a pleasure to work with before the conference working with us on a combined slide pack and also networked well with our team and audience pre and post event. We would have no hesitation in recommending Phil for other speaking opportunities``
``Hey Mr Crowshaw. Just wanted to drop a line to say thank you. Since rejoining the workforce after Ice ive had 2 promotions. Today I became operations manager at Voxpro and i put it down to the advice, motivation and insights I learned working with you ( and lots of hard work on my side ) .
Anyway hope all is good with you and yours. Just wanted to let you know your impact and ripples of change are happening all the time with wins you arent even aware of!
Colin LambertCTL Wealth Management
``Phil Crowshaw at Geeky is very knowledgeable and knows his stuff, We made several video clips and his easy & relaxed manner put me at ease. I have no hesitation recommending Phil to anyone looking to improve the marketing aspects of their business``.
Gordon HallFlyover 18
``Working with Phil Crowshaw at Geeky Group has been helpful, insightful and enlightening. I think of Phil as my business coach, mentor, advisor, counsellor and sometimes as my psychiatrist!
He’s a great fit to any business and I have no doubt that as my business grows, it will be in part to the advice he has imparted``.
Dijon TaylorSavvy Guest
``Geeky Group is a formidable entrepreneurial business. They always give 110% to anything they put their mind to. They are not just ideas people – they see the ideas through with amazing results which is evident in their success.We have no hesitation in recommending Geeky Group as motivational speakers,expert coaches and consultants.``
Warren JoyICE Global
``The change programme run for ICE by Phil Crowshaw from Geeky Group was outstanding. We were amazed at the results in terms of business improvement and the speed of progress. The Business Improvement System the applied is unique and highly effective. The most impressive element was the set up of a new sales operation from scratch that delivered £1.5 million of new business in less than 6 months which was way above expectations. This programme and Geeky Group come highly recommended from our experiences at ICE``
Chris HoughtonFreedom Logistics
“Geeky Group have applied their deep understanding and knowledge of marketing to bring us a clear new strategy to attract and win new business. They are happy to push the envelope, being the at the leading edge in digital and social marketing practice, and their confidence in what is advised and has helped us to implement got everyone on board. A pleasure to deal with they gave us 100% at all times and what they don't know about sales & marketing isn’t worth thinking about.”
Jon NewcombeBuilders Merchants Federation
“The BMF have used Geeky Group at a number of our events. Their talk on the Digital Media Revolution always goes down extremely well with our audiences. The delivery is dynamic and entertaining, whilst being professional and practical. I have no hesitation in recommending Geeky Group to any organisation that wants to provide their audience with a wake-up call to the benefits of the Digital Media Revolution”
Simon KingYorkshire Bank
“We invited Geeky Group to present at one of our Business Week events. The content and delivery style of the speech on the Digital Media Revolution was exceptional culminating in excellent feedback from the attendees. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any business event”