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What can I say? Marc has a set of skills that nobody on our team has. We're not a bad lot, but business acumen, hunger to exceed customer expectations and the ability to shout about the good stuff we're doing were somehow lacking.So we're lucky that we are now tapping into his skills. We see Marc as a very rare talent and are working with him on all sorts of happiness, wellbeing and 'brilliant' projects. He has a lovely mix of technical skills, business nouse, drive, enthusiasm and (most crucially) he's a thoroughly nice bloke who wants to make a difference.


Andy Cope, Bestselling Author and Happiness Expert


Left by Andy Cope

Added: 2017-11-29 12:32:54

I've seen Marc speak and was blown away by his passion and delivery. 
I know Marc is an experienced speaker but the testimony he gave was personal, moving and revealed the core of what makes him tick. I would suggest that anyone who gets the chance to sit down with Marc takes it.


James Blacklaws, CEO of JB Commercial Finance


Left by James Blacklaws

Added: 2017-11-29 12:34:27

What can I say Marc Ford MBA is a super genius. I have worked with Marc on my business. Tapping him up for business advice and attending various one-day courses. I can't recommend him enough. He has helped me untangle lots of business ideas and focus on what I do best. If he thinks your barking up the wrong tree he will tell you and point you in the right direction. He isn’t your typical business coach do this and that, his first focus is you, as you are the business. 


If you get a chance, take part in the Mastermind Group...it's been sensational for me!


Kalpesh Modha, Founder of Opmen Software




Left by Kalpesh Modha

Added: 2017-11-29 12:22:35

Making small businesses more businesslike is what Marc Ford excels at. Marc works with a diverse range of businesses to help them build a structure for success so they can not only grow but grow profitably and sustainably. Ideas you can turn into action, actions which will turn a profit, Marc offers practical and pragmatic advice-rather than buzzwords and BS. 


Carly Brookfield, CEO at DIA and other businesses.


Left by Carly Brookfield

Added: 2017-11-29 12:10:38

We’ve known Marc for around 3 years and attended a number of his events during that time.  His hunger for helping self employed driving instructors with the business aspect of what they do is very much aligned with our own ambitions, so it’s been great to work alongside Marc to deliver that expertise.  


We began working with Marc more closely in late 2016; inviting him to provide marketing consultation in a bid to help us broaden and grow our reach.  He has brought sensible, joined-up thinking to the table and both reassured us that we’re doing the right things, as well as introduced new ideas that have proven successful since implementation.  Even when we’ve been in the middle of marketing projects and not needed practical help, Marc has been available to chat about general concepts and it has undoubtedly led to accelerated growth within our business.

Left by Daniel Hill, Director MyDriveTime

Added: 2017-05-11 17:33:20

We had heard Marc speak at national conferences and events which is why we approached him to deliver training workshops to our employees. The workshops got our employees fully engaged and up to speed with the latest developments in our industry. Marc's energy, enthusiasm and drive make him an excellent public speaker and a must-have for anyone running an event who wants an impactful session within the programme.


Jemma Redden, Marketing Manager Hitachi UK and Access Generation


Left by Jemma Redden

Added: 2017-11-29 12:36:38

Marc says it as it is and is usually correct. He has a keen business brain. He can take an idea from concept to completion. He creates workshops that drive ideas in teams and individuals. He’s a business coach who is different from the usual suspects. His honest and straightforward approach is refreshing in an industry that all too often follows the same old lines.


Craig Preedy


Left by Craig Preedy

Added: 2017-12-04 11:00:30

" I just want to thank Marc, for inspiring me to grow my business and give me loads of ideas..."


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Left by Louise Watson, Business Owner

Added: 2017-04-26 10:23:52

"I've been on several of Marc's workshops now. They are always informative, and always have action plans to take away which are always very helpful."


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Left by Angela Bushaway, Acupuncture Specialist

Added: 2017-04-26 10:21:22

"Always love coming to Marc's workshop's, always learning and always inspiring..."


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Left by Jeff Tuck, Business Owner

Added: 2017-04-26 10:17:59

"I've been to Marc's event today...lots of notes and ideas taken to help my business grow more than it already has done in the last two years working with Marc."


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Left by John Parry, Multiple Business Owner

Added: 2017-04-26 10:14:28

"Marc's workshop was absolutely great. He went into far more depth than other business coaches and gave us some really practical tips to be going away and getting on with. Really looking forward to putting it into practice."


For her video testimonial CLICK HERE


Left by Caroline Griggs, HR Specialist

Added: 2017-04-26 09:43:54

“Just wanted to say thanks for all the advice through fresh plans last year. My business has since changed its name, become more streamlined and business like and grown. It went a bit manic just before Christmas!

I now have two franchisees, (both a little further afield from my area, but that’s not so scary now) and one more starting in April in my area, plus a trainee who is starting later on in the year.

Business wise, 2015 is becoming exciting and much more manageable.

I have cut down my working hours and increased my income and plan to continue the trend. So I really just wanted to say thank you.

And I’m sure the others would agree when I say the fresh plans meetings, and your motivation and advice has been appreciated! “


Left by Debbie Brewer, Small Business Owner and Author

Added: 2016-10-11 16:56:37

“I’m a sole trader, full time, and now 4 yrs in.

I spent 2 years under a large franchise , and couldn’t make a penny, (the ridiculous offers that are out there meant I was working for nothing). In fact the sole reason I launched the business I did was out of desperation to make ends meet. I needed money and ‘their way’ didn’t work.

I launched my own business by using a trial and error over the last 2 yrs and seeing what I felt I could improve from the franchise.

It worked, and if I’m honest, up to the day I launched my own business, I HATED MY JOB, I hated the industry and all that came with it.

I launched, I made (some) money, … whatever I was doing was working to a point… but I didn’t know what elements were and what weren’t working.

Anyway … fast forward to now, and thanks to the direction that FRESH Plans has guided me towards, I now know what it is that I do that works, and the best bit … I now know what it is that I do that doesn’t work.

After implementing some changes that were brought to light by FRESH Plans (changed my working hours, more actively pursued available gaps for extra income, cut back on pointless costs …. and of course raising my prices because I believed in the value I offered, across the board …), this last month, I have just broken a huge barrier. The forecasts for up to the end of this year (which I am already booking for) are looking great too.”

Left by Andy Pearson, Small Business and ‘Drive Like A Rockstar’ Driving School Owner

Added: 2016-10-17 11:00:57

“Marc Ford is highly respected speaker, coach and mentor. He is utterly open and honest and shares all his knowledge and ideas. He is witty, sometimes serious, keeps you interested in what he is saying, encourages you to join in and is extremely helpful. Marc will give you his all, takes you to one side and will listen, he is generous with his help and advice.

Since meeting Marc in April 2014 at an Instructor conference in Worcester called Fresh Start, my life has changed for the better. With his guidance and knowledge he has taught, coached and mentored me to improve my business to a higher level. I would highly recommend Marc.”

Left by Rachel Hicks, Small Business Owner

Added: 2016-10-17 11:03:14