I have worked with a number of individuals and organisations, who have left me some great feedback:
“I really enjoyed your course last week on how Social Media can help businesses – it’s opened my eyes to a whole world of possibilities – and I wanted to let you know about something that happened as a direct result of attending.
I was listening to various people who were tweeting on CSR and, following the links, I came across some fabulous information that I was able to forward on to a client. She was really impressed that I had sent her just what she needed to help her thinking on a tricky piece of work – and I would never have found this stuff in the normal course of events.”
May 2010, Jo Sandford, Creating Synergy
“Supercool initially approached Ed to assist with financial planning, however it quickly became apparent that he could provide advice and support on a corporate wide basis.
Ed has brought a foresight and focus to Supercool which has created both a clarity to the organisation’s ethos, as well as tangible differences to our business development strategy.
I’d recommend Ed to any creative based organisation.”
February 2010, James Coleman, Director, Supercool
“Ed Hart has become the much needed missing part in my business jigsaw puzzle. He has developed all the business plans and models with me, leaving me with plans I can use and develop myself in the future.
He has taken time in explaining every stage in ways simple enough for me to understand. While working with him, I have noticed he has been very subtlety changing my attitude, and coaching me into being a professional business woman.
I would have confidence in recommending him to anyone.”
January 2010, Julie Hyde, CEO, Centre of England Arts
“Ed is a creative, caring, and brilliant self-starter who has always recognized that having the best interests of his employer, clients, or friends, first and foremost in his mind, was also in his best interest. Ed is one individual I would recommend, without hesitation. If you are not doing business with Ed, you should be.”
July 2009, Skip Rawstron, CEO, Rawstron Insurance Services
“Our company has been using Ed Hart for strategic financial planning and we’ve been delighted with his approach and the outcomes that have resulted.”
June 2009, Geoff Henderson, Director, Digital Native Academy
“Ed is a recent addition to the Sound It Out Board as Hon. Treasurer and in a short time has had a real impact on how we think about our financial planning as well as being a creative and strategic thinker in all board discussions.“
March 2009, Clare Edwards
“Of all the people who talk business, @Ed_Hart must be one of the clearest thinkers around.”
Jon Bounds (via Twitter)
“Ed Hart is just such an insider – he takes his knowledge of working in a range of creative industries and his financial expertise and talks about finance in a way that creatives can understand. This is no mean feat! Participants are transformed from those who, at best, tolerate the need for financial discipline (and who at worst dread it or think it a clog on their creativity), to people who want to plan their work and creativity first and who want to have the financial discipline to fund that creativity.
Ed has also recently been delivering intensive financial training to me on a one-to-one basis as part of my Clore Fellowship. I am learning a heap of new skills and knowledge but also reaping the rewards of Ed’s extensive experience on almost a consultancy basis. I have progressed further and faster in four months of us working together than in many years previously of one day “finance for non-financial manager” type training or Board membership. It’s a great mix of strategic overview, planning tools and gritty detail. It has left me confident that we can shape up financially in any future difficult trading times.”
Helga Henry, MD, Fierce Earth (Creative City Awards 2008 Winner)
“Ed has designed and implemented a management information system and has managed the installation of a new computer accounting system on time and within budget. This now provides us with reliable, timely, management information.”
John Petrie, Hon. Treasurer, Garden Organic
“Ed has excellent knowledge about operation structures required in the Third Sector, and will do everything in his powers to ensure your charity is a success.”
Karen Thomas, Anti-bullying Campaigner
Thoughts and Comments from YourFBS Finance Management Workshop Participants:
- Value what you have to offer!
- Budget to prevent hitting rock bottom!
- Detailed planning is vital.
- Ed is inspiring!
- Cash and profit isn’t the same thing.
- An informative, realistic and understanding approach.
- Ed gives a realistic idea of the finance of business that you may not initially consider.
- The exercises were wonderful today considering how grey the subject matter of finances is to Creatives.
- Remember cash is king!
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