Real People, Real Success......
At Sturdy Consulting, we take great pride in our relationships. And since we started we’ve had the pleasure of working with many talented people and inspirational brands throughout the region, some of whom have taken the time to write a few words.

“John has a very sound business head on him. Logical, pragmatic and methodical in the boardroom, he has excellent communication skills and the ability to see into the depths of business issues very quickly. Rather wished I had been able to work with him a lot more!” - Christopher Milnes, Event Producer and Showcaller


“If ever I need an anchor to rely on for advice, business knowledge and forward thinking then its John Cousins. His knowledge of communications and sales strategy is second to none.” - Mark Bushell, MRB Creative

“John is one of those special people who has the ability to listen and at the same time is thinking 2 or 3 steps ahead and thus is able to come up with well thought through solutions to people’s problems. I have also found John to be a visionary who is able to approach projects and situations from multiple angles to achieve a goal, often exceeding expectations. His focus is always on the person he is speaking to and this makes sure their agenda is being met rather than his. John is one of the most genuine business people I have had the pleasure to work with.” - Wendy Cutcliffe, Dock Gate Events


“John has a 'straight to the point' approach. His ideas, observations and practical advice over recent years have been invaluable. He helped me focus on building a clear strategy which is critical for business success. I would recommend John to anyone looking to move their business forward.” - Jonathan Moore, MHPL

“John helped us to completely rethink our approach to marketing and sales of all our products, which we are now following and reaping dividends. He is a very enjoyable guy to work with and a breath of fresh air.” - Lloyd Sellen, Lloyd Sellen Limited


“I worked with John on a new business idea, and his help in getting to the heart of the problem quickly was really useful. His friendly but challenging style is refreshing and straight to the point and well worth the discussion.” - Daniel Cousins, Onelink Electrical

“John has been very helpful in working with me to get my business started. Within a two hour meeting, John helped me develop my business brand, identify market sectors and successfully create a selling pitch aimed specifically at each sector. John’s sense of humour made me feel comfortable working with him but it’s his enthusiasm that really sets him apart.” - Neil Burney, TRSi


"John has always been a pleasure to work with. He runs an excellent business and I know that many of his customers return again and again for great value and great advice." - Tim Clifford, TCR

"I worked with John on a number of projects. John makes things happen with his drive, tenaciousness, enthusiasm and commercially innovative mindset. He has excellent visionary capacity and is a truly inspirational character." - Steve Bolt, Blevin & Brooks

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"Even with our own in house expertise it was great to get a second opinion through Sturdy Consulting. We found the analysis insightful and this assisted with a refreshing approach to new business as well as current client engagement. The online learning programme also offered a broader experience at a pace which suited everyone." - Mark Platten, ALPS