What Our Clients Say

Our work with clients is often generated by referrals and endorsements.  We operate on the basis that, to continue to enjoy such recommendations, we need to continue to deliver an excellent service, based on our expertise, skills, knowledge and experience.

What do clients think about us, and the work we do?  The feedback is usually excellent, because we invest time beforehand understanding the client’s requirements.  That hopefully explains some of the following comments from a range of client assignments involving board evaluations, training and development interventions, and other director interactions. (please click on the arrow at the top or bottom of each page to see further testimonials).

I want to say how much I valued Seamus’ work with us.  He is a very perceptive professional with an excellent understanding of effective and high performing boards.

Board evaluation and board workshop - National Governing Body - Chair

We engaged Value Alpha to carry out an independent board evaluation. What we got was a board evaluation completed with such diligence, thought, intelligence, tenacity and rigour that the recommendations of the review added insight and challenge to future recruitment, strategic direction and process. I simply cannot recommend Seamus and Value Alpha highly enough. If you want an objective, pragmatic and strategic brain to challenge and add huge value to your organisation, then choose Value Alpha.

Board evaluation - Strategic Sports Authority - Chair

An enjoyable, challenging & thought provoking Board meeting tonight. Thanks to Value Alpha for its invaluable insight.

Board evaluation - Sports NGB - board director

I thought the questions were thoughtful and well-targeted, and went exactly to what a board is actually supposed to be doing with its time. Thank you for the thoughtful insights.

Board evaluation - FTSE listed company - General Counsel

I just wanted to thank you for arranging last night evening. I found the content and presentation very inspirational and it was a great way to get the New Year started.

Leadership Development Programme - Candidate

You have changed already – for the better – since you went on the Programme.

Leadership Development Programme - Candidate sponsor (board Chairman)

When we initiated our board evaluation exercise, we were looking for a firm which had credibility based on its experience and specialist knowledge of boardroom situations for listed companies, as well as an ability to engage personally with our directors. Those were the key drives behind our choice of Value Alpha. The analysis, interaction and outputs were of a high quality, as expected, and we consider the exercise to have been a success.

Board evaluation - FTSE Listed company - Company Secretary

We appointed Value Alpha Ltd to carry out a review of our Board Effectiveness as a continuation of the governance journey we had been on. This was the first time that we had used an external advisor and we were very satisfied with the decision. The process was excellent and has resulted in an action plan which will really make a difference and assist in the effective delivery of our strategic objectives.

Board evaluation - Financial Services - Company Secretary,

I am pleased to endorse the Leadership Development Programme, which provides individuals with a structured environment in which to develop themselves personally and professionally – with a view to becoming much more rounded individuals who can add value to the organisations in which they work.

Leadership Development Programme - Company Secretary, Media sector

I have just completed a four-day Director Development Programme with Hawkamah in Dubai. The programme was extremely interactive with some lively debate, and further highlighted the need for strong Corporate Governance being driven by the Board across the whole organisation. Thanks to Seamus Gillen, of Value Alpha, and all the other participants for a great few days.

Workshop - CEO, Insurance Company