“I had the pleasure of working with Ash Rice as an external trainer for our Managing Consultants for the past 6 months and I can confidently say that he has been a game-changer for our team.

Ash’s deep expertise in his field, combined with his engaging teaching style, helped our managers not only gain new skills and knowledge but also develop a passion for continuous learning and improvement. He was always well-prepared, delivering insightful and relevant content that challenged our team to think critically and creatively.”

Paul Eaton – Global Head of L&D

“Ashley is the finest leadership coach I have ever worked with. His methods are simple and effective and delivered in a way that sticks. We have engaged Ashley for the last year to give training and coaching to myself and my senior leadership team and we have seen instant results since implementing what he has recommended.

His proven experience in Recruitment along with his knowledge, delivery and methodology make him best-placed for any Recruitment business owner that is serious about growing their business or any Recruitment professional who wants to reach the top of the game.”

John Lennon – MD

“I’ve been on a few leadership courses in my career but Ash’s training has been by far the best and most useful. My team has also given me fantastic feedback about his underpinning of theoretical concepts into easy to use practical implementation. I would strongly recommend Ash to any recruitment companies out there looking to give their future leaders the knowledge they need to become outstanding leaders of the future.”

Daniel Wells – Director of People at Talent Point

“Ash is that rare find of very high expertise, a great coach and one of the most approachable guys you will meet. Ash has run a leadership development course for our team here at IAC and it has been brilliant. Ash understands all the theory, but even more importantly he understands how to translate this into practical immediately applicable action. Recruiters have a very low tolerance for wasted time, but our management team valued every minute they had with Ash and the whole team have and will continue to grow with the new processes Ash has helped to develop. Thank you Ash!”

David Haylor – CEO IAC Sustainability & Corporate Governance Recruitment Specialist

“Ashley is a fantastic leadership coach and one of the best I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Ash has been an integral part and amazing support to the development of our Leadership team. The training he delivers and the method is effective and immediately actionable, that paired with 1st class one to one coaching sessions and mentorship from Ash has seen our leaders improve considerable in a relatively short period of time.

The feedback from the team is always super positive and his upcoming sessions are eagerly anticipated within the group. We’ve worked with Ash for a number of years now and will continue to do so moving forward as he compliments our internal leadership training efforts, understands how we operate as a group and adds so much value to the growth and development of our leadership team.

I cannot recommend Ashley enough, if you’re looking for a Leadership coach with an extensive and successful recruitment career to support your leaders/future leaders – Ash is your guy!”

Grace Ronayne – Head of Learning and Development at Scott and May

“We were his first client and we’ve found him to be excellent; our team have bought into him and his calm but focussed demeanour have been a breath of fresh air in our boardroom (we’re not calm and we love going off on tangents!).

I’m sure it’s also not a coincidence that we’ve recorded 5 of our best ever 6 months this year!

His training sessions are highly engaging and have given us practical tools to help drive rigour, accountability and results across the business.

These are backed up with individual mentoring and coaching sessions that have ensured change has been implemented in the right way and managers are held accountable.”

Sachin Ruparelia – Managing Director Camino Partners

“Ashley is helping us put in place structure and rigour to the management of the business as well as developing the whole senior leadership team individually through training and coaching. The positive impact was quickly seen with record placements and sales following him working with us for only 2 months. I would recommend any recruitment business wanting to go to the next level having a chat with Ashley.”

Mike Williams – MD & Founder

“I’ve known Ashley professionally for over 10 years. His reputation has always preceded him as an influential leader. We have been working with Ash for 6 months building, developing and maintaining our ‘Future Leaders Programme’. This has been instrumental in creating depth across our senior leadership team. He is well regarded across our multiple brands and engages with all abilities and levels of capabilities. This maximises our results across the group including higher engagement and retention of key members of staff.”

Ashley Lawrence – Co Founder at SODA

“Ashley has been an amazing extension to the Broadgate Search team. He has provided excellent training and development to our managers and future managea within the business. I’d recommend him to other recruitment owners who are looking to scale and drive performance.”

Ben Adams – Co Founder at Broadgate Search

“I have worked with Ashley for the last 6 years. He has made a huge impact on our clients in the capacity of coach and mentor since launching ARPD.

He is unique in his approach because he can speak not only with authority on personal development but the niche markets we all work in. It makes for a powerful combination.

The industry needed someone like Ashley to step in and work with fast growth brands and people.”

Russell Bennett – Co-Founder at Recruiter Hub

“Ashley has been a tremendous help to our business. He has helped give our SMT the tools and experience they required to level up. This in turn has had a significant impact on our NFI per head. Billing managers now have the skills and ability to balance that difficult challenge we all face when moving through the recruitment ranks – How to keep the numbers consistent whilst building a team. He’s been a top addition to our external consultant team and I highly recommend him.”

Samm Green – Co-founder at Knowit

Knowit has been growing organically over the last 5 years, therefore we had senior consultants with little to no management experience. 6 months on, I’ve been nothing but impressed. He’s delivered a training programme that has helped our team develop and allowed us to scale faster than we anticipated. Ashley has a very considered approach to management training and tailored the sessions for our business to make sure he got the best out of the team. I can’t recommend him highly enough

Nick Charalambous – Co-founder at Knowit

“Having known Ashley for 10 years as a top flight Recruitment professional, it was very intriguing when he decided to become an Executive Coach. This intrigue persisted and assuring myself that I don’t know everything I decided to engage Ashley to provide some additional/external coaching for my Managers. And thank God I did – we have had 3 sessions now (1 day per month) and the results have been phenomenal. Each Manager has received bespoke coaching and all our KPI’s and crucially our billings have increased as a result. If you are looking to truly optimise your team’s performance, then I couldn’t recommend Ashley enough.”

Simon Taylor – Founder and CEO at 777 Group

“I’d strongly recommend Ashley as a leadership coach. He’s highly attentive and a great problem solver. I’ve really enjoyed working with Ashley and all the sage advice he’s given me in the last year.”

Raoul Tawadey CEO

“Working with Ashley is a real privilege and a relationship we are delighted to have started. I have been fortunate to work with Ashley previously and have seen first-hand the impact his coaching has had on staff and their self-belief. The members of staff at HMUK who have started working with Ash are certainly more motivated and confident in themselves already and we are delighted.”

Stuart McGregor – Fundraising and Partnerships Manager

“Ash was recommended to me from 2 different contacts, so I decided to find out more about him, even though I wasn’t really looking for a leadership trainer at the time. After meeting him, we decided to start working with Ash straight away and the impact on our business has been immediate, and enduring. Ash introduced many new ideas to our business and as a result we have changed our management processes and are making more revenue as a result, with more highly motivated managers and team members. Ash’s coaching style is very engaging, and most importantly of all, he ensures all material is followed up with clear action plans. He is able to train across a wide range of topics, and his extensive background in recruitment ensures that the material is very relevant”

Darren Hall – Director