What our Clients say about ICON...
Quote from Rory Woodhouse - The reason we started working with Icon was that I felt we had a good company but I didn’t know where to take it next…I wanted a really good consultancy company to take us to the next level.
The ICON Management Team
The ICON Management Team based in the UK have all worked in the corporate sector and have used their skills and expertise to shape ICON into the global leader in consulting services. Introducing our team...
Jonathan Sawyer - CEO
Jonathan has had global marketing responsibility for significant blue chip organisations such as Walt Disney, Hilton International and Pret a Manger. Jonathan is skilled at brand management and market development. More recently Jon switched his focus to helping SME business owners achieve their business goals – a move that has now become his passion. He has led ICON Business Solutions to achieve the position of leader in providing consultancy advice to the global network of SME’s. He has also built other highly successful businesses in property and in the children’s nursery sectors in the UK.
Tony has worked in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations for 25 years, during which time he worked with companies such as Jaeger, Bang & Olufsen, ITT/STC , House of Fraser, British Airways Holidays, Wales Tourist Board, Catnic Components and Hepworth Building Materials. Tony established Payne Golley Associates in 1985, which within 5 years had become the second largest advertising agency in Wales, with clients such as Welsh Water PLC, Chartered Trust & Savings, Wilkinson Sword Garden Products and the Bank of Wales.
Bill is a broadly experienced business leader and strategist with a proven track record in sales and profit improvement. He has successfully applied his management skills to a number of sectors, including retail, food services, manufacturing and business services. Working at the highest level, Bill has been responsible for delivering strategic drive, mapping achievable success for companies, their staff and customers. His energies are always focused on two parallel ambitions with his portfolio of clients – those quick wins that can energise a company, alongside the strategic planning and delivery that secure a profitable, long-term business with a future.
Heather has worked at Chief Executive level in a broad range of organisations and has a strong, well-evidenced track record in profit growth. Starting in Chemical Engineering she worked initially in large corporates, to leadership level and including substantial government-funded projects. Moving into the turnaround and consulting market she has subsequently led improvement projects in a range of sectors, including leisure, retail, the care industry and manufacturing. Working at the strategic level, but with a strong grip on practical, realistic operations, Heather has delivered growth and profit increases for a series of companies in both the corporate and SME markets.
From a technical background in IBM, Tano first developed his business experience with ‘blue chip’ executive levels at American Express, Nestle and Commercial Union, amongst others, across a range of B2B sectors such as Manufacturing, Retail and Finance.
His first operational challenges, however, came with his move into an international Software Company dealing with the logistics sector, where he became the M.D. of various subsidiaries, with turnover ranging from £1 to 150 million. Frequently placed in turnaround or start-up operations, Tano has been credited with successfully growing company revenues, increasing profits and developing highly performing teams in highly competitive scenarios.