We have over 200 documented case studies available to support our credentials. Where possible these are actually written by clients or in the third person using exact anecdotes and feedback.

The customers words

Customers are an essential means to take a view of how one works with and in an organisation:

Tom combines a quiet low key persona with a most tenacious commercially driven process. In hrs he picks up all the key elements of a business issue and feeds back an detailed action plan that with his personality breeds real confidence in his ability to transform a challenging business situation. Great guy and fun to trust and work with in any interim high level management. John Webster VC & Portfolio Chairman

Tom increased divisional profit at Huntleigh Healthcare by 10%. I thought I would need him for 10 months; clearly he was right to challenge this – delivering in 6 1/2 months” Ian Jones Director Getinge MD “Tom very quickly understood the culture. The first week produced an excellent document that identified the critical areas of the PE acquisition. The majority of this plan did not change”. Ian Jones Director Getinge MD

Tom is an executive with enormous drive & energy and is enthusiastic to work with the client to get the right result. Hard working and job focussed, Tom is an excellent asset. Tony Murphy Partner London Harrisons

“The icebreaker program was without doubt the most powerful formal learning experience of my life. Everyone who participates with an open mind will come away from the event a changed person. A must for senior management operating in a rapidly changing environment” Baxters Food CPO

Tom meticulously guided the team, working within his revised management structure that started to quickly deliver results, which took the whole team by surprise. Tom left behind a more capable, competent and confident team. Executive Safran Aerospace Tom came into the Safran Aerospace at a critical time when significant change, support and direction were needed. Within the first couple of days he had summarised the key areas to focus on which proved to be an accurate synopsis months later at the end of his time with us. Paul Gardner, Safran Head of Design

Icebreaker provided a robust challenging of directors to allow a “re-set” of the thinking behind our Retail Furniture business. Direct and collaborative engagement with members of the senior management ensured the new plans were internally owned from a very early stage. Paul Cunningham MD Aspace

Winner Management Today / CBI award; “Trend Controls as Pickering says has its cake and is eating it.” Dr. Szwejczewski Cranfield University

“In 4 days of due diligence with the icebreaker team at Birkbys Plastics we gained credibility with the vehicle manufacturers armed with the root cause, sound analysis and a recovery plan “UK Turnaround VC MD

By refocusing on target customers, projects, and improved channel management, Trend grew sales by 20%, margin by 3ppt and cash position by £2.6m. Exec Novar Controls

Tom leads icebreaker with huge drive and energy. He is able to provide a unique perspective across the whole gamut of professional services and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. If there is ever a situation that requires energy, insight and action, then Tom is a fantastic place to start. Karl Zierold icebreaker executive Tom is an energetic and engaging executive with a cooperative and can do approach. He was able to provide leadership to the team and I always found him to be challenging yet professional. I would recommend Tom without hesitation. Karl Zierold Director Trend Control Systems

” In 3m Tom led the Safran Aerospace customer facing team to improve customer satisfaction from 55 – 76%, and program delivery from an unknown to 85%. “it’s been great working with you. You’ve certainly brought a new dynamic” Safran Sales Director “Tom quickly got to grips with the real issues facing the engineering team and the wider issues facing its interaction with the rest of the business. He worked with energy and enthusiasm to restructure the team and give them direction, motivation and create the platform for the team to deliver.” Tracy Shuff HRD

I have been working with Tom Pickering on international projects for Lexar Media Europe Ltd. With Tom we have worked out the management for supply chain management processes. It was a pleasure to work with Tom Claudia Business Development Director Rhiem GMBH

“I think the “icebreaker program” has considerable application to Turnaround scenario’s having now experienced the course first hand.” Tyrone Courtman (UK President TMA) “In an incredibly short period the icebreaker program imparted, not just mechanistic knowledge, but deep understanding these tools will make me a significantly more effective leader who is extracting the highest possible performances from my team.” Alistair Greenfield ARM Plc Marketing Director

Tom is an entrepreneurial executive who has an excellent track record in delivering creative solutions. He has led the development of an unique team approach to interim that provides outstanding return on investment. I warmly recommend Tom to all. Sean Clancy icebreaker executive