portfolioGary Dodson Managing Director, Greenlight Computers Ltd

“In the days of Business Link we encountered many members at the time and Reuben was one of the bright sparks. Keen to help & look at connecting the right people, I would recommend his work & approach” February 3, 2012

John Devonald  Managing Consultant – Business Development, PNO Group BV 

“I have had contact with Reuben over the past four years and when at Business Link he was simply a breath of fresh air and, against stereotype, a perfect exemplar of how Business Link should work. Perhaps this was because he had run his own business and understands the challenges. He continues to provide valuable insight on sales, marketing and business matters and above all goes out of his way and excels at introductions – consistently looking to make relevant connections and contacts within his network. I would have no hesitation in recommending Reuben for business process and planning work – especially if you need someone who can think outside of the box.” February 3, 2012

Anne Huscroft

“Reuben is a specialist consultant with strong links within the business community. He provides reliable and beneficial advice on increasing business contacts and developing businesses.” February 3, 2012

Carolyn Uphill
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

“Reuben is a highly personable professional with a good understanding of the sharp end of the business world, which he used to motivate me to proactive growth of my own enterprise” February 8, 2012

Steve Hearle
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“Reuben was a great help to me when I started my own business and was extremely selfless in inviting me to network events and allowing me access to his impressive list of contacts. He offers advice in a very friendly and humorous way and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone considering using his services.” February 8, 2012

Geoff Kershaw Managing Director, The Challenge Factor 

“In his role at Business Link Reuben was very supportive in creating innovative opportunities for the expansion of our business.” February 9, 2012

Andy Key Director, Growth Accelerators Ltd 

“During his time at Business Link I had the pleasure of working closely with Reuben over several years. As I was a provider on the High Growth programme and Leadership and Management schemes we referred many clients to one another and developed an excellent working relationship. He has an excellent knowledge and understanding of business and is a natural networker and I am sure that he will be very successful in his new venture – I have already had the pleasure of referring him to one of my clients in his capacity as a Six Sigma consultant and I know that they have been very pleased with the work he has completed for them. I thoroughly recommend Reuben as a consultant… he is an excellent friend to have in your network.” February 8, 2012

John Thornley
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“Reuben presents well, has great business knowledge and all the time wants to help in any way he can. His positive manner and can do mentality showcases his skill set well. I have no hesitation in recommending Reuben accordingly. John Thornley Managing Director Fairhurst Estates Ltd” February 8, 2012

David Mapple
Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity

“It’s not always easy to find a Business Advisor in a public sector role with such a strong commercial background and business acumen. If Business Link had recruited more ‘Reubens’ it would have been considered too valuable to discontinue. A great net worker and pragmatic consultant, I would have no hesitation recommending Reuben Ash to any business.” February 9, 2012

Simone Turner
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

“Reuben is a fantastic relationship manager who builds trust and confidence to create a partnership approach to his work which has been of huge value to me and my company. Simply he knows his stuff inside and out and would call on his expertise time after time and would highly recommend that others do the same.” February 17, 2012

Helen Dolce-Lund Chief Scout & Director, Marketing Scout

“I met Reuben through Business Link whilst setting up my company Marketing Scout. Reuben has assigned as my business advisor/mentor and was an incredible support in those early days. Reuben was extremely positive and provide practical and useful advice helping to get my business off the ground. He’s highly personable, commercially minded and a great motivator. I’d highly recommend working with Reuben and will always be grateful to him for helping to win my first client!” February 17, 2012

Mark Docker Owner, S.L.S. Investigations

“My conversations with Reuben have always been helpful and his fast list of contacts alone is worth its weight in gold. If there is someone who you need to know or meet Reuben can help. He has always offered good ideas and advice and always acts on his promises promptly. A Great guy.” February 29, 2012

Felice Hurlstone MCIM  Marketing Consultant, Ginger Marketing and Strategy

“Reuben was very helpful in putting me in contact with different organisations and individuals to help me develop my business further. He quickly grasped the issues at hand and made useful suggestions to help me address them.” February 29, 2012

Barry Lau Partner/Director, Barrette Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor

“I have known Reuben through Business Link and he is always very professional and responsive in helping our business to grow. I would strongly recommend him as a business adviser in different areas due to his knowledge, professionalism and strong networks.” March 5, 2012

Gill Gourley
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“I first met Reuben when he came to see me as an Advisor from Businesslink. We had a great first discussion and he was as good as his word following up with information and contacts. Since then our paths have crossed a number of times due to mutual interest, acquaintances and Reuben’s capacity to keep me and my business in mind for opportunities. He is highly experienced, tenacious and SMART in the best of business sense. if you get the opportunity to work with him DO!!!!!!!” March 27, 2012

Tania Prince
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

“I would highly recommend Reuben. Not only is he very personable, and laid back, he knows his stuff! He is highly creative and solution focused. I have found his advice and support invaluable.” February 2, 2012

Tim Meehan
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“One of the best connected people around with a great understanding of the needs of business people in terms of effective sales and marketing strategy. Also a pleasure to work with.” February 7, 2012

Chris Moran Director, The Latitude Team

“Reuben brings a wealth of experience and innovation to our clients, delivering practical guidance and advice for those looking to improve business performance. Great to work with, Reuben quickly gets to the nub of a problem, and I would not hesitate to recommend him” February 2, 2012

Alan Slater
Top qualities: Personable, On Time, Creative

“Reuben was my Business Link Advisor when I first set up my company. I found him to be very personable, well connected, creative in suggesting approaches I could consider and very prompt in providing solutions.” February 16, 2012

ADRIAN STEWART Communications Director, BHL Manchester

“Most people who consult people in business have never been in business. Reuben has: with success, and knows all those aspects of business that set real advisers apart from Walter Mitty type business advisers. The other thing is this – he goes about his work with authority and humour in equal measure. Enough said.” February 2, 2012

Sharon Dineen Sales Manager, Johnson Reed

“I first met Reuben through Business Link and would highly recommend his services not only as a consultant but as a good friend. He is a fantastic networker and consultant.” February 27, 2012

Bridget Batty Events Consultant, Business Link Northwest

“I first met Reuben when I was working as an Events Consultant for Business Link and have stayed in touch with him ever since. He impressed me then and still does today with his wealth of business knowledge and contacts. He is a genuinely great guy to know – always keen to help and offer advice in a totally selfless way. Every time I meet Reuben I come away with some golden nugget of information or new initiative to try. He is a great person to have on your network.” August 19, 2012

Richard Heywood Partner, Heywood Moss LLP

“Reuben has a great wealth of experience and contacts. His position at Business Link enables him to help out companies in many ways and is always providing new methods of Government funding opportunities. Whenever I have asked Reuben for a referral, contact or advice, his actions have been prompt and effective.” August 13, 2009

Richard Clarke

“Reuben provided me with some very sound sales and marketing advice and introduced me to some very useful contacts. I will be keeping in touch with him and would recommend his services to anyone looking to increase their sales.”” February 8, 2012

Bill Dootson Senior Team Leader and Authorised Distributor, Utility Warehouse

“I met Reuben through 4Networking and he proved to be a very competent networker and well informed consultant and would have no hesitation recommending him to any business” February 17, 2012

Julie Greensword International Trade Adviser, UKTI North West

“Reuben is an experienced Business Adviser who is aware of the many challenges faced by small businesses. He is knowledgeable in most areas of the Business Planning process, and is particularly strong on Project Management and Sales and Marketing Strategy. Reuben’s enthusiasm is infectious and it has always been a pleasure to work with him.” December 14, 2012