Aaron Lawson-Clark, Partner, Mercia Asset Management PLC
I have known Robert for a number of years. Robert is one of the best networked people I know. If you want to build a network and one that lasts and is productive - work with Robert - he gets it. Great people get great results.
William Johnson, Founder of Torro
"I first met Robert when he worked in corporate finance. Robert made an introduction requesting a coffee to learn more about my business, I instantly found him to be well connected, extremely knowledgeable about startup and SME businesses and was genuinely enthusiastic about connecting others and helping support businesses whether there was a personal interest or not.
As our relationship developed I had no concerns in engaging Robert's then firm in supporting my business explore a finance raise. Robert was an exceptional support in the process and clearly was an outstanding operator in his own right as an entrepreneur.
Due to an extensive network, Robert was able to connect me with anyone I needed whenever a growth or business development opportunity arose. As well as having the network, Robert had the commercial understanding of exactly what a business required and was able to put a practical plan in place to execute.
Over the years I have not hesitated to consult Robert in relation to business development opportunities and I have referred a lot of people his way that I knew he had the contacts and expertise to help them grow their businesses.
Fundamentally, Robert is a genuine, decent and loyal person which makes working with him an absolute pleasure."
Paul Kaiser, retired Corporate Finance Partner (UNW, Deloitte)
"I have known Robert for many years, latterly as a member of the UNW Corporate Finance team for 4 years. Robert is best described as an affable character filled with enthusiasm and tenacity. He is always willing to help others, always willing to spend time with others and always has some value to add, be that through his own experience or through the knowledge and experience within his network which he willingly facilitates. As a networker Robert is supremely good.
He uses his tenacity to open doors on conversations that others would find challenging and quickly builds trust and confidence in new relationships. In his role of supporting the development of others, his experience will be invaluable to many who are looking to develop their own business development skills."
Nigel Little, B.Sc (Hons), FSI.
"Robert is a highly motivated and energetic character who has developed and accumulated through considerable experience, enviable talents in the ability to network highly efficiently and in business development.
Robert’s ability to get on easily with people of all descriptions is a testament to his honest, hard working and very experienced character. His work ethic is superb and he possesses the rare ability to be able to think “outside the box“ and come up with innovative / novel solutions to a variety of business problems.
He is likeable, knowledgeable and astute. His mentoring ability for younger or less-experienced people (and desire to help pass on some of the wide variety of techniques he has developed and acquired during his career) make him an extremely valuable person to mentor others."
Alice Rowen Hall, Online Retail Entrepreneur, Forbes 30 under 30, Sunday Times Fast Track 100
"I first met Bob when he reached out to me whilst working for UNW. We ended up using UNW as our accountants for some time and for corporate finance too.
Since meeting Bob we have made so many connections through him. He’s one of the most well networked people I know and has made so many valuable intros.
Bob always has time for people and is such a great guy to be around. He’s run some great social events and I’d highly recommend connecting with him to help build your network. The best BDM I have come across."
Lee Humble, Corporate Finance Partner, Azets
"Rob is a real go-getter with fantastic acumen and a network second to none. His ability to spot, create and promote opportunities is first class and he is a fellow professional whom I am delighted to be connected to."