Simon Middleton

Author, speaker, brand advisor, mentor, entrepreneur.

What do other people say about me?

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“ A huge thank you for a wonderful presentation. The whole team seems to have benefited from your knowledge and you made our task so much easier for building our brand story. All I heard all day were positive comments. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you Simon. ” Craghoppers
“ I'd recommend Simon's Creative Thinking workshops to anyone who encounters business challenges or problems regardless of industry or marketplace. The content is stimulating, thought provoking and exciting, which combined with Simon's enthusiasm, professionalism and engaging style, makes it a real winner! ” McCann Erickson Communications House
“ Simon is extremely creative in his approach to whatever challenges are thrown his way yet his responses are always practical, do-able and fit for purpose; a very unusual combination of qualities.
He listens first and talks second - unlike other consultants he never assumes he knows what the problem is. Simon is a personable, sincere, highly intelligent consultant with a refreshing quiet authority. ” Pret a Manger
“ You provided a quality of communication that was both transparent and responsive - your method is very efficient at identifying and extracting current thinking, which is its singular value. ” Norwich University College of the Arts
“ I can't thank you enough for a wonderful event last night - I'm sure it took everyone at least as long as me to 'come down' afterwards. I was buzzing with energy for ages. ” Thames Innovation Centre
“ Congratulations on a first-rate presentation that has received a very good feedback among our audience... ranking you as the best speaker of the event ”Jacob Fleming Group
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“ Simon has a great knack of asking the right questions, which can often be more difficult than coming up with answers! He has a terrific talent for getting to the essence of something, and persevering to cut out all woolly thinking until you are left with the great aha moment.
He also has a wonderful personal style that is engaging and great listening skills so even though he often asks tough questions, he never makes you feel stupid.” Aviva
“ Very many thanks for your contribution to Lead On, which achieved exactly what the conference is all about. It stretched people's thinking, and gave them something practical to take away and use immediately. And like the best of all presentations it left people hungry for more.” Wales Management Council
“ Many thanks for the Morphological Analysis seminar - we've used the technique twice already to significant effect, the first of these may well have saved us £1m of cash flow next year! ” HFL Ltd
“ Simon has a natural instinct when it comes to advising companies and uncovering the Wow factor in every brand. Many business leaders would like our brands to desired and admired by everyone around the globe and Simon can teach us how to achieve this ” Dawn Gibbins MBE
Group Founder & CEO, Barefoot Living Ltd
“ Thank you for an inspiring and creative Away Day. One of our technicians said: 'I didn't think this training session was for me but I learnt a lot and had a good time working with colleagues from other departments.' A great success thanks to you and your approach to creativity. ” The Richmond Theatre
“ Thank you for a challenging presentation. It's always difficult for academics to think 'out of the box' and be creative so the challenge was greatly welcomed. There was a great student turn out and the feedback was great - very positive. ” University of East Anglia
“ The feedback from the team was that your session was really focused and well-delivered, with lots of practical ideas. The techniques you showed us enabled us to get to the core of a problem, with lots of possible solutions. We will use these in future to help develop new fundraising initiatives. ” East Anglia's Children's Hospices
“ Thanks for your generosity in giving us your guidance on creative thinking. A brilliant session! ” Comic Relief
“ Simon's talk was fantastic. His background in teaching has served him well in developing a genuine and realistic style. He didn't preach but introduced people that have influenced him and drew from his own experience to get important business messages across. He inspired me to go away and think carefully about want I really want to do and how I am going to achieve it. ” Workshop delegate
“ All who attended felt the time was very well spent. The event helped in establishing views as to what the project is about, and generated focus and structure to thought processes. Enthusiasm for what we are seeking to achieve shone through. Grateful thanks for the stimulation and generosity of spirit. ” 'OPEN' The Norwich Youth Venue
“ Awesome performance, great feedback... you were fantastic... people said the 'time flew by', 'it opened their eyes', 'made them think'... etc etc... cracking gig... funny, inspiring, authentic... you really are impressive! ” Energi Technical Marketing
“ Your relaxed style suited the group perfectly. You have a quiet authority which lights up the room. A successful session is not just measured by how much people enjoy it but what can be taken away and genuinely used to take lives/businesses forward - you met the criteria and it was enjoyable too. Fab! ” BizFizz
“ Many thanks for an excellent contribution to the Corporate Branding conference and adding a very attractive dimension. It is always very special to have a fine speaker do their magic. ” Century Communications
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