Meet the Tenandahalf team …
Bernard Savage, Director (shoe size – 10½)
t: 07771 897772
Since 1990 Bernard has worked in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles in a number of market leading organisations including Procter & Gamble, Shell and Eversheds before founding Size 10½ Boots.
Bernard is a highly accomplished speaker and is regularly found on stage expounding the virtues of smarter marketing and business development practices all over the world.
He is also someone who takes pride in hard graft with innovation and ideas which makes him a great person to have work for you. Bernard wears size 10½s; but of course he would do.
Douglas McPherson, Director (shoe size – 11)
t: 07786 540191
Doug has worked in sales and marketing within the professional services sector since 1992 in roles that include Head of Sales at Intellectual Property Publishing and Commercial Director for The Lloyd’s Marine Intelligence Unit. Doug brings a wealth of commercial business development and account management expertise as well as a successful track record in designing and launching ‘products’ for the legal and insurance markets.
Doug has written 3 books – The Virtual Lawyer, The Visible Lawyer and Package, Position, Profit – for the Ark Group which focus specifically on what the legal sector need to do in order to sell themselves more effectively in the 21st Century.
Doug shares Bernard’s appreciation of hard work and finding the right answer for any business development question, balancing it (sort of!) with an unhealthy obsession with obscure soul music. Doug wears size 11s but argues that makes him half an inch better!
Claire McPherson, Office Manager (shoe size – 7)
Claire has re-joined Tenandahalf as our Office Manager where her hyper-organised approach, her incredible eye for detail and her, shall we say, somewhat ‘careful’ fiscal nature made her a shoe-in to look after the administrative side of the business.
What our clients say …
I think the lasting legacy of our work with Bernard and Doug is the formulation of our Client Value Proposition. I would recommend that every professional services organisation undertakes this exercise with them. It forces you to be clear about who you are and what you do – and once you are sure of that, it makes it much easier to tell clients why they should come to you. “Tony Hill, Senior Clerk, Ropewalk Chambers
“The client service reviews that Doug and Bernard have done for us are invaluable in reinforcing to us what is important to clients , and just occasionally identifying things we could do better. I am glad we have been brave enough to get third-party feedback , and it is money well spent. It helps us see if we are delivering the Client Value Proposition , or just kidding ourselves.“John Lawrence, Senior Partner, Barker Brettell LLP
“Bernard is always positive, and provides an excellent service. He is a great motivator and team builder, and he engenders confidence in all the people he works with. He has been a valuable member of our marketing team and has provided us with excellent team training on business development.”Graham Burns, Partner, Stone King LLP