As our business continues to grow, our customers are providing us with some highly complimentary testimonials, and we think these show that we really do have something special to offer.
We've provided excerpts from some of the testimonials below:
Since we started using Straightforward Consultancy in October 2015 our total savings from the last 9 months are 51% / £ 32,000 with our consignments becoming more efficient, cutting our shipping times from an average of 7 days to only 4. Andy provides a personal approach which gives us the confidence that he cares as much about our consignments being delivered as quickly and efficiently as we do, he has been of great benefit to our company and we cannot recommend him and Straightforward Consultancy highly enough.
Louise Maoudj & Steven Griffiths, General Managers, Peak Drink Dispense Ltd, Warrington, Cheshire
“We have worked with Andy for more than three years, initially in seeking better pricing for our inward freight and subsequently, in maintaining good rates and relationships with our carriers. I would have no hesitation in recommending Straightforward Consultancy if you are looking for better service and price from your carriers, and maintenance of those in the longer term.”
Paul Critchlow, Managing Director, Distinctive Medical Products,
“I find Andy to be tenacious, committed and enthusiastic in his approach and very much customer led in his thinking. I would have no hesitation in recommending Andy to any organisation looking to improve cost and service through inbound freight changes.”
Jeremy Bryant, Inventory & Supply Chain Director, Paperlinx (UK), Northampton
What really surprised us were the resulting financial benefits (+£100k saving on freight costs) and, in addition, there was also significant improvement in service levels. The (self-financing) shared savings model, with fees being results based, was particularly liked by senior management. Andy is held in high regard across the organisation, so much so that we are currently looking to use his skills and knowledge once again on another project.
Jim Hickey, Procurement Manager, Magnesium Elektron, ManchesterMIddleby UK are now in our 7th year with SCL and truly regard Andy Cliff as a valued addition to our logistics team. Working closely with myself, Andy has the ability to progress shipments with our suppliers when required, and can provide an array of value added services including rate reviews, duty compliance, freight invoice verification, Customs advice and more.
Mark Daintith, Purchasing/Warehouse Manager, Middleby UK, Warrington, Cheshire
Last week, we were awarded a 2nd Queen’s Award, this time for International Trade. The reason to share this news is that, without the efficiency of companies like Straightforward Consultancy, we would not be in a position to be a recipient of such a prestigious award. I would therefore like to extend my gratitude for all the work that you have done to help make this possible.
Brian Barnsley, Export Manager, LInemark UK, Rawstenstall, Lancashire
"After meeting with Andy to discuss our requirements, we were impressed with his professional yet friendly approach as well as his confidence that he would be able to cut our freight costs” Louise Maoudj, Operations Director, Peak Drink Dispense
"What really surprised us were the resulting financial benefits (+£100K saving on freight costs) and in addition, there was also a significant improvement in service levels, and the shared savings model was particularly liked by senior management” Jim Hickey, Procurement Manager, Magnesium Elektron
"Not everyone has the time to scrutinise freight invoices to check the costs are correct, especially when the freight forwarders try to bamboozle you with trade jargon to disguise the hidden costs” Neil Barlow, Director, New World Air Brake
"I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Straightforward Consultancy if you are looking for better service and rates from your carriers, and maintenance of those in the longer term” Paul Critchlow, Managing Director, Distinctive Medical
"In summary it’s clear that Andy’s extensive knowledge has added a great deal of value to our supply chain and it’s a pleasure to have him on our team” Steve Gaskell, Supply Chain Manager, Mast Group
"We engaged Straightforward Consultancy as we could see that our air freight costs had risen over time and service levels had dropped, however we didn’t have the time or expertise to carry out a review ourselves” Steve Goldstraw, Managing Director, Staffordshire Hydraulics Services"
"The project has realised significant savings for us and we continue to enjoy pro-active support to ensure that these benefits are maintained” Kevin Bradd, Supply Chain Manager, Otter Controls
"Attention to detail, full knowledge of the shipping business from the sides of both the freight forwarder and customer ensure Straightforward Consultancy offer real added-value to our company” Mark Daintith, Purchasing Manager, Middleby UK