Since our founding in 2012, we have worked with a wide range of clients to enhance their leadership, team and business development challenges.


Read on to learn what our clients have to say about their experiences of working with us. If you would like to learn more about what we can do for your business, get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.

Clients which have trusted Aspire include:

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“...quickly grasped the strategic issues and gave us insightful and practical ideas with which to move forward. As a direct result of this programme we are now much better placed to achieve our planned growth and have become aware of major new opportunities and risks...friendly but clear and professional style got to the heart of complex issues and helped me formulate effective courses of action which will positively impact our bottom line. I highly recommend Aspire MCL."

Simon Gill, MD, Sitek Engineering

“Ian’s comprehensive plan for management development is fantastic. It helped me to re-evaluate our business and improve management operations, in particular our recruitment process. Thorough and efficient but above all offering practical solutions. I can trust Ian – highly recommended!!!"

Jo Burns, MD, MyCloud-Accounts

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“Ian worked with me for 3 months to develop a new structure to support the engagement of Police and Crime Commissioners at a national level. I was extremely impressed by his ability to quickly grasp complex policy issues and translate the vision into a strong set of products. In working with the rest of the team, Ian demonstrated his excellent relationship management skills to provide leadership, making sure the task was completed on time and to a very high standard."

Tania Eagle, CEO, The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

“It has been a pleasure to work with Ian in High Performing Teams Programs that we ran within our finance leadership. He has been an outstanding coach and has guided us smoothly while we thrived as a team. His insightful approach to each team member during our program has been remarkable. I look forward to work with Ian in other programs.”

Ebru Can Temucin, Executive Director (Finance), MSD (Pharmaceuticals)

“...very thorough and well able to analyse any given situation and suggest improvements or changes in strategy...mentoring provided me with fresh ideas and impetus to plan for the remainder of my career at a senior level on the commercial side of construction.

I would thoroughly recommend Ian for the undoubted skills that he has and services to business that he can provide."

Ian Beadles, Commercial Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction

“...coaching led me to address issues at their root cause, but through his approachable manner he elicited a robust Action Plan that engendered both short and long-term performance enhancing changes."

John Eatherton, RAF Officer and Fighter Pilot

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“...a gifted trainer and evaluator with a powerful gravitas and a strategic perspective that enables him to link together complex themes into a coherent whole."

Huw Davis, Consultant, JCSys Ltd

“...provided coaching and mentoring services to help me identify the qualities and key roles of leadership...helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses in relation to those qualities and roles and, more importantly for me, helped me see clearly how relevant they are to my current position.

I highly recommend his services."

Rodger Moomba, Dentist, Oasis Dental Centre

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“Ian has provided me with clear structure and exceptional guidance in relation to the development of my CV and competence based job applications. He listens, gives excellent advice and is able to show how to evidence, deliver and quantify key skills. He is also an excellent coach. Ian is thorough, extremely helpful and always willing to help. I am always learning something new from Ian."

Andrew Przedborski, Manager and Solicitor, HMCTS

"Ian has proven to be very adaptable and has guided me through areas including Coaching, Senior/Executive Leadership, and Success in Interviews, drawing upon his experiences which add valuable colour to the discussions. I leave each session with clear actions aligned to my strategic goals, and would not hesitate in recommending Ian for senior leadership development." 

Richard Johnson, Associate Director (FP&A), MSD Ltd.

"Ian engages....with a clear and supportive manner, backed by an authoritative knowledge of his subject. He is great to work with and most importantly of all, is a man of integrity."

Paul Morris, Director, Shieldwall Ltd.

"Ian is a strong leader and a also very solid programme professional - I was impressed at the outset from his ability to lead and deliver a very cohesive presentation of a complex idea and then go on to build the delivery plan. He is very easy to deal with and really understands how to identify and grow relationships that deliver results."

Ronnie Adams, Commercial Director, East Midlands Police Forces

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“Through coaching and mentoring with Ian Kirkby at Aspire MCL, I now feel I have clear goals to work towards for business growth...we discussed marketing strategies and business development in some detail as well as finances and planning. Overall, my time with Ian has been very rewarding and I have every intention of using Aspire again for further coaching and mentoring during my business development programme.
I would definitely recommend Aspire MCL to all my associates who are looking to grow their businesses."

Phil Farey, Owner, Flyford Connect - IT Support and Services

"I was forced to re-start my exit strategy. Now I have a 9-year exit strategy and am using Ian's comprehensive leadership coaching plan to help me achieve it. Using Ian's leadership program has made a vast difference to my performance and to my outcomes. He is helping me to remain focused on my daily, weekly and monthly actions, and remain online with my business plan. Ian goes the extra mile to understand what can be improved and then offers practical solutions. He is a man I can trust.


I highly recommend Ian to anyone who is business."


Stav Melides, CEO of Melides Ltd


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