Client references

ECG is a successful and creative business supporting a large range of local, national and international clients, a number of these are global corporations and governments. We pride ourselves in supporting these organisations on a long term basis and see ourselves as a key communications partner in their overall business strategy. Strong international communications skills supporting international strategy are crucial.

Testimonial from Mikael Svensson, Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, ABB Robotics

MikaelSvensson

ABB Robotics is a global operation providing high quality Robotic solutions to a vast range of customers worldwide. We are focused strongly on world-class quality in all aspects of our business. International communications skills and especially in presentations is a key professional competence that all our sales and marketing professional must have. For the past 5 years John Ellard has been working with our organization providing exceptionally high quality international communications, presentation skills training for many of our key professionals and executives. John has excellent communication skills and has long and sound experience in the world of international business which gives him the edge when working with ABB Robotics and other customers alike. I highly recommend John Ellard to any organization that is seeking to ensure that it has effective and highly competent international communicators in its organization. He is without doubt among the best trainers in the international communications business that I have had the pleasure of working with.

Mikael Svensson
Vice President
Global Marketing and Sales
ABB Robotics

Testimonial from Palle Lundberg, Chief Executive, Helsingborg City Council and Sweden’s manager of the year 2009.

PalleLundberg

I have worked with John Ellard over a number of years now, in fact since 2001. John has been a superb international communications and management mentor to me over this period especially when I was Chief Executive of Botkyrka Council and now as Chief Executive of Helsingborg City Council. John has supported me with English language development, international linking and benchmarking for my councils and self, along with management and organisational development. I consider John one of the best consultants in these fields that I have met or worked with. He has a vast amount of experience and he is extremely knowledgeable about the public sector in Sweden at political and managerial levels. I highly recommend him to any executive manager in either the public or private sector wishing to develop their international communications skills and links in English as well as their managerial and leadership skills

Palle Lundberg
Chief Executive
Helsingborg City Council

Testimonial from Steinunn Håkansson, District Director, Stockholm City Council

SteinunnHakansson

En lycklig slump gjorde att John Ellard fick uppdraget som min coach när jag för en del år sedan fick möjlighet att träna min kommunikativa engelska. Mitt första intryck var: Den här mannen talar inte bara en gudomlig engelska, han vet verkligen vad han talar om!

Det visade sig snart att den första känslan var riktig. Genom mångåriga kontakter med såväl kommunala som statliga verksamheter och med både inhemska och internationella företag har John byggt upp en mycket bred erfarenhetsbas och kompetens inom de mest skiftande samhällsområden. Denna egenskap utöver det vanliga ger ytterligare en dimension till de olika tjänster han erbjuder, och innebär ett plus inte minst för personer i ledande ställning.

Jag har under årens lopp anlitat John som coach för personer på strategiska nivåer, både individuellt och i grupp. Han har även deltagit i planering och genomförande av studieresor och seminarier på chefsnivå. I alla sammanhang är John pålitlig och strukturerad, lyhörd och samtidigt orädd när det gäller att ge konstruktiv kritik. Att han dessutom är positiv och lättsam gör samarbetet med honom till en ännu trevligare upplevelse.

Jag vill gärna dela med mig av de många givande och lärorika upplevelser som jag och mina medarbetare har haft genom vårt samarbete med John Ellard. Jag kan därför mycket varmt rekommendera honom för uppdrag av olika slag.

Steinunn Håkansson
District Director
Stockholm City Council