Testimonials

Testimonials File Shows Recommendations And Reviews

 

 

Solitaire Consulting works with clients in the public and private sectors.

Recent clients include, banks, trust companies, law firms, commercial organisations and a local authority.

 

As a financial services Software House we were sceptical of the advantages of working with a third party Project Manager, with one of our own established clients.  Paul was highly recommended and his approach and methodical process, to migrate into our systems, a very large third party system and data conversion project was informative and has had a positive effect on our approach to several other areas of our business.  Paul is engaging and confident and this allowed the project to complete on time, meeting all the expected objectives. We at Acumen would not hesitate to work with Paul again.”
Scott Falla, AcuSoft Computer Consultants

I can thoroughly recommend Paul. All projects need to be carefully thought out and implemented and Paul has indeed brought to the table ability , professionalism and an eye for detail that has been truly valuable.”
Liz Nursey, Director, PraxisIFM

The various offices of our firm have had the benefit of working with Paul Every of Solitaire Consulting over several years. He has provided input way beyond simply a set of recommendations, by remaining completely involved, and providing constant leadership and support throughout the change process we undertook. His skills in change management are highly developed, but probably his greatest strengths have been his grasp of our business, and his ability to win the trust and respect of everyone he has worked with, across all levels of our organization, even knowing the names and roles of several hundred people! This has certainly played an important part in what he has accomplished. We would not hesitate to engage Paul again for any future projects.”
Jean McIvor, Partner, Spoor & Fisher

Spoor & Fisher engaged Paul Every of Solitaire Consulting to conduct a comprehensive process and systems analysis with a view of improving efficiencies and productivity in our organization. From the outset, Paul inspired confidence with his pragmatic approach, and he gained the trust of partners and staff alike with his calm and rational demeanour. Paul succeeded in delivering practical solutions to real world problems, and guided us through the difficult process of organisational change in a logical and systematic manner. Throughout the process Paul demonstrated a fundamental understanding of not only our business, but also our people, which contributed significantly towards the successful execution of a very constructive project.”
Lodewyk Cilliers, Partner, Spoor & Fisher South Africa

Paul Every was brought into our organisation to improve efficiencies and streamline processes. I quickly gained respect for his ability to see where change was needed; to suggest the necessary changes/improvements; and to ensure a smooth implementation of change processes. Paul combines the logical, structured and organised approach of an engineer with a high EQ. He is able to see to the crux of a problem, see how to fix it and, most importantly, he is able to achieve the necessary buy-in from staff and management alike. For this reason, although Paul’s mandate was limited to processes, he regularly became a management sounding board for deeper and more strategic issues within our firm. Paul has made a significant difference to our organisation – to its processes but also to its strategic outlook and management style. His guidance will leave a lasting impression on our firm.”
Megan Reimers, Partner, Spoor & Fisher South Africa

I have found Paul Every of Solitaire Consulting to be one of a rare breed of consultant; someone who integrates himself so seamlessly into your organisation that you quickly see him as part of the team rather than a hired gun.  His friendly disposition belies a steely resolve to tackle the proverbial elephants in the room, and he is as passionate about improving our business operations as we are.  I have appreciated his straightforward approach and complete lack of ‘consultant speak’, and the manner in which he has been able to engage with staff and management alike, managing the change program with a steady hand.  As we approach the end of Paul’s brief with our firm he leaves us in much better shape than when he came on board, and we will no doubt reap the benefit of his expert guidance for years to come. ”
Mark Kemp, Partner, Spoor & Fisher South Africa

Paul Every is a thorough professional. He is an excellent consultant and is extremely easy to work with. He is helping us to grow Jobstream and I would recommend him.”
Jim Sykes, General Manager, Jobstream Group plc

I have been reviewing different aspects of my life over last few weeks but your blog helped me see even more what I am going to change in 2015!”
Claire de Gruchy,
Claire de Gruchy Health Kinesiology

Solitaire Consulting have completed the first stage of a consultancy project for my company, and in doing so have demonstrated a welcomed pragmatic approach in formulating relevant recommendations. They have demonstrated an ability to understand a brief, devise and execute an appropriate work plan, draw from their experiences and apply business sense and common sense to the challenge we set them. Their principal, Paul Every, has liaised effectively with our staff at all levels, in particular creating respect from our directors and senior personnel. We would use Solitaire Consulting again, indeed will do so.”
Mike Berry, COO, Spoor & Fisher Jersey

Paul Every is Programme Manager on a technology implementation and process redesign project at Vistra. I have been highly impressed with him in this role across several dimensions. He has an excellent grasp of the capabilities of technology and the functionality of current software. He has good presentation skills. He has very strong project management expertise, is highly organised, and deploys PRINCE2 disciplines which greatly assist to maintain momentum. He has an engaging and positive manner, and has been able to get commitment to the project from my wider team. He can relate to people at different organisational levels with their different interests and agendas. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a consultant.”
Chris Burton, CEO, Vistra (Jersey) Limited

Paul is a very capable professional who can turn his hand to all that is asked of him. I would certainly recommend Paul to anybody who is looking for a qualified IT professional.”
Caroline Roberts, Infrasoft Technologies Ltd

Paul is a high profile Programme Manager and keeps tight control of the programmes he manages. He has a natural authority in the programme meetings.”
Mark Thomas, Operations/Change Manager, Deutsche Bank

“Paul is an experienced Programme Manager and has particular skill in acting as a strong faciliator between different business groups. He is also able to present complex issues in a clear and concise way, both verbally and in written format.”
Andrew Kewell, Head of IT, Deutsche Bank International Limited

Paul is one of a rare breed of project managers who actually understands the processes by which organisations change. In addition to this he is a first-rate, no-nonsense project manager and an asset to any organisation or endeavour that actually want to be something different. I have worked with Paul and would happily do so again with the confidence that the job would be well and sensitively done. A class act.”
Edmund White, Founding Partner, Pentarch LLP

I worked with Paul on a major change programme for the States of Jersey, as lead consultant on a number of business transformation work streams, with Paul being on the client-side. I found Paul to be extremely diligent and knowledgeable on all aspects of the States’ functions. He always met deadlines and worked in a most professional way with my colleagues.”
Philip Donetti, Lead Consultant , Partners for Change

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