We’ve included a selection of testimonials from individuals who have attended a Business Command event and/or seminar.

“I attended all three of the talks given by Ivan Yardley (within the ‘From the Battlefield to the Boardroom’ seminar series) and found them all to be interesting and thought provoking. Ivan clearly knows his subject very well and was able to produce fascinating parallels between challenges faced by the military and those we face in the corporate world. He managed to take some familiar management issues and offer alternative approaches to solving them. Very worthwhile indeed.”

- Mike Ames, Crimson


“The event was well organised and the keynote speaker was very knowledgeable of his topics and connected well with his audience. The mix of subjects covered in the presentations was well planned and informative and I now feel that I can use these concepts to good effect in my own organisation. I enjoyed meeting a stimulating group of attendees and altogether these were very well executed seminars and a credit to the sponsors.”

- Steve Dance, RMD Kwikform

RMD Kwikform

“Ivan’s presentation was very articulate and professional. The well informed comparisons of business to the battlefield were interesting and very relevant to my everyday life. The event was also very well attended with representatives from a wide spectrum of Midlands business people. I would certainly be interested in attending other events of similar nature.”

- Ian Greaves, KPMG


“The Business Command seminars have been a breath of fresh air! Not only are they an opportunity to meet some key business influencers in the market, they provide subject briefings that allow the mind to expand way beyond the ‘corporate bubble’ we find ourselves in from time to time. I am very much looking forward to the next series and if the briefings are half as good as the last, they will be well worth attending.”

- Adrian Lamasz, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ltd


“Ivan’s business command seminars really hit home not only with me but also with my many guests. Ivan was able to translate the theory of battle into everyday business life exceptionally well, so well in fact that I was reminded of that saying “the truth will set you free but first it will piss you off.”

- Tim Bates, Compare Legal Jobs

Compare Legal Jobs

“Ivan worked closely with us to develop a series of presentations based on his corporate and military experience and studies/insights on contemporary business management thinking. All the presentations were highly interesting, informative and thought provoking. They were extremely well received by the audience of senior business people and stimulated significant discussion. The delivery and the material including a dedicated microsite were very professionally developed.”

- Richard Boot, Active Executive Recruitment

Active Executive Recruitment

“Having attended many superficial, glib and mildly patronising business talks, it was refreshing to hear Lt Col Ivan Yardley give a practical, enlightening and very interesting presentation. I found I could relate to the contrast made between the military and business worlds leaving me to contemplate the practical points that Ivan made and how I could use them within my own business. I strongly recommend Lt Col Ivan Yardley as a quality business speaker. Thanks again to Ivan for taking the time out to talk to us.”

- Dave Totney, Santander


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