This page incorporates a selection of general quotations from client references that have been obtained from each industry sector and are provided for information purposes only. The personal names and contact details have been removed in accordance with our client privacy and confidentiality policy. More detailed client references and personal contact details are available upon request for prospective new clients only, once their program or service application process has been completed.
“The attention to detail with both the standard and bespoke programs is testament to the implementation of a well established training development model.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Accountancy industry.
“Knowledge is the key success factor for any form of training. Appleton Greene achieves this by enabling participants to implement knowledge within their own department, one step at a time, resulting in successful and sustainable knowledge transfer.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Advertising industry.
“Any investment in training, is an investment in the future. However, a return on investment can be measured by gradual progress, no matter how small. Appleton Greene has managed to ensure that their programs are process-driven, which means that progress is easy to see for everyone who is ultimately involved.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Aerospace industry.
“We are all usually consumed with time management in this industry. Everything has a predetermined shelf life. Interestingly enough however, Appleton Greene achieves time sensitive performance by slowing things down. It allows companies to implement and benefit from each part of the service process while working through the programs, instead of having to wait until they are completed. The result is that you do not necessarily care too much about how long the programs take to implement, because the benefits are being realized all of the way through.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Agriculture industry.
“Due to globalization, many of our departmental teams are located in a number of different geographical locations worldwide, it is therefore imperative that processes are implemented on a global scale to incorporate corporate strategy. The fact that Appleton Greene has trainers and consultants internationally, with specific geographical and industry knowledge is a bonus because this helps them to facilitate international teams and groups to achieve common goals.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Automotive industry.
“Managed outsourcing is the key to successful manufacturing these days. It would appear that the same principle applies to good education. The high points of my MBA and DBA were the opportunities to interact with industry specialists and successful business leaders. Appleton Greene recognizes this and is developing an impressive catalog of tangible programs and encourages learning providers to outsource to specialist consultants and business leaders as much as possible. This helps to bring the programs to life in the real world and engages and challenges employees.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Aviation industry.
“Performance improvement has to be the core objective of any training program. At Appleton Greene, this is achieved by ensuring that each program incorporates the implementation of a tangible business process. As they say, processes drive business, but it is always people who drive processes. Therefore, this kind of productive and interactive training is mission critical for any company that trades internationally.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Banking and Financial Service industry.
“Appleton Greene appears to attract very creative and imaginative people and then provides them with a structured approach to product development and implementation. This must be a very rewarding experience for it’s trainers and consultants. Anything that helps our employees to tap into their creative side is always welcome and it certainly helps sometimes if this is initiated using an independent external perspective.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Biotechnology industry.
“We are always looking at new ways to engage and motivate our employees. Employee retention is always a challenge in any service industry and sustainable motivation is hard to manage. I particularly like the fact that Appleton Greene’s programs are implemented over a sustainable period of time and this stretches both the attention span of our employees and their commitment. It has proven to be a very cost-effective way to motivate our people and to challenge the status quo.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Call Center industry.
“The success of Appleton Greene’s programs is in their delivery. They are very well planned, developed and managed, but it is the way in which they are implemented which is so refreshing. Each learning provider acts as a project leader and is responsible for development and implementation, but there are so many knowledgeable consultants who are engaged from all over the world and this is what makes the program delivery so exciting.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Chemical industry.
“In the construction industry we like to think that we are able to build things that will stand the test of time. I believe that Appleton Greene has a similar approach to program development. There are no quick fixes. Everything is about long-term commitment, durability and sustainability, which we as an organization can of course instantly relate to.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Construction industry.
“It is definitely a major advantage that Appleton Greene is able to provide tangible products to their clients. It is easy for clients to identify with their services, they can see them, understand them and engage with them. Appleton Greene tenaciously sticks to what they know and do best, corporate training. This ensures that there is never any conflict of interests.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Consultancy industry.
“We are always looking to improve productivity. This is usually achieved through business process improvement or business process re-engineering. The fact that Appleton Greene’s programs are all drive by processes means that they are a good match for consumer goods manufacturing companies, because the goal of each program is invariably process and productivity improvement. This is the future in a fast moving world because everything that we do needs to have a clear and present purpose.”
< A quotation taken from a client reference within the Consumer Goods industry.
“Being governed by strict confidentiality agreements, bespoke services are more aligned with our specific requirements. Appleton Greene accommodates this and enables us to benefit from an external perspective while maintaining our tradition of centralization.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Defense industry.
“As a company we are committed to continuously improving customer service. As a consequence we demand the same of our suppliers. The commitment to customer support and customer service at Appleton Greene is infectious and our employees have benefited considerably from the experience.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Department Store industry.
“Appleton Greene has shrewdly developed each program based upon the unique core skills and experience of the individual learning providers who develop them. This helps to ensure that each program is innovative by design.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Digital New Media industry.
“Empowerment is the art of corporate training. If we are able to make people feel empowered through knowledge transfer then they are better equipped to progress. Appleton Green embodies empowerment as an integral part of all of their programs and this is what makes them so appealing.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Education industry.
“As a company we are recognized for product innovation and breaking the mold. In time, Appleton Greene will be renowned for being experts in knowledge facilitation.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Electronics industry.
“Business transformation is achieved through challenging existing business processes. Appleton Greene programs constitute useful tools which can be used in order to facilitate this process. Practical in their approach, they prove to be cost-effective, time-effective and process-effective.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Energy industry.
“We are all more productive if we enjoy our work, work needs to be fun if at all possible, but how do you make business process improvement fun? Well, Appleton Greene probably achieves this because all of their learning providers and consultants work independently. It is obvious that they really enjoy their work and have a good work-life balance and it is rather like watching a good performer, if they look as if they are enjoying what they do, then you enjoy watching them. It is simple really. From where I stand, Appleton Greene appear to have created a business model that enables their partners and clients to have fun!”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Entertainment industry.
“As a company, if you operate internationally, then you think internationally. All of your suppliers need to be able to operate on a global scale if at all possible. This certainly applies when it comes to supplier services. Our employees are scattered all over the world and we are therefore drawn to service providers who can accommodate this. Appleton Greene is the first corporate training company that we have engaged which can.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry.
“I expected Appleton Greene’s bespoke programs to be consumer-driven, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that their standard programs were too. Whether it is because they operate as virtually as possible, or whether it is because of the significant human resources that are available to them, I am not sure, but one thing I do know, is that the consumer is an integral part of program development.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Food & Beverage industry.
“As a franchise, it is important that our business processes are transferable. Corporate training is therefore an integral part of everything that we do here. Choosing what to do internally and what to outsource requires sensitive balancing, but it helps if you have a reliable international corporate training provider at hand to develop and implement standard and bespoke programs as and when required. Appleton Greene certainly qualifies.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Franchise industry.
“Diplomacy and discretion are understandably important components of the way in which we deliver products and services to our customers. We also appreciate these qualities in our own product and service suppliers. I like the fact that Appleton Greene does not inflict knowledge upon its clients in the same way that many traditional learning providers do. Their programs appear to feature ever-changing processes which are constantly updated and are directly influenced by client needs and demands and this contributes to a mutually flexible approach to learning, which proves both productive and sustainable.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Government industry.
“Appleton Greene does not provide solutions, they enable their clients to find the right solutions. This is achieved by an innovative and flexible approach to learning which is refreshing. Knowledge is transferred through the implementation of tangible business processes, which are sensitive to ever-changing client requirements. The experience is rewarding.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Healthcare industry.
“The benefit of using external corporate training service providers is impartiality. Appleton Greene’s learning providers and consultants operate independently and are therefore free spirits. While it is not always necessary to have training products which are externally developed and implemented, it is an important ingredient to have at your disposal as and when deemed necessary. Examples of this are when specific geographical or industry knowledge is required, or when internal business processes need to be independently reviewed.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Hotel industry.
“With any consultancy or training service, the first thing that I always look for is key performance indicators. This provides me with the comfort of knowing that what I am purchasing is worthwhile. The attractive thing about Appleton Greene’s programs and services is that KPIs are an integral part of service delivery. This enables you to see precisely what will be achieved during each module and upon completion. It takes the decision-making process out of the decision.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Hypermarket and Supermarket industry.
“Risk assessment is our business. So, we are drawn towards products and services which are inherently risk-averse. Appleton Greene’s programs are cost-efficient, time-efficient, process-efficient and risk-efficient. There is therefore no apparent risk involved because their processes merely assist our staff to undertake an internal analysis into our own processes and procedures and any changes that are made are made by us at our discretion.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Insurance industry.
“Appleton Greene is an internet company by any other name. They operate as virtually as possible and this means that they are able to operate on an efficient variable cost model. They have significant human resources at their disposal but can expand or downsize in line with market demand, without incurring unnecessary commercial risk. This means that all of their focus is dedicated towards program development and implementation and this is why their programs are so innovative.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Internet industry.
“Good logistics management is all about resource management. Appleton Greene manages it’s resources well and their business model is mutually beneficial for all parties concerned. Their products and services are well designed and developed and the program portfolio is increasing at a sustainable pace. They have not grown too fast and are still effectively a small company and this is their strength.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Logistics industry.
“Successful growth on a global scale is determined by the quality of strategic partnering or strategic alliance management. Appleton Greene has been a real find in terms of corporate training services because their flexibility and international coverage makes them a valuable asset to have.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Manufacturing industry.
“If a product is good enough, then it should sell itself, or so the theory goes. This is certainly true of some products, although a good product still needs good marketing. There is however no disputing the fact that a good product is much easier to sell than a bad one. From a consumer’s perspective, Appleton Greene’s programs are easy to understand and appreciate and this makes the decision-making process an easy one.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Media & Marketing industry.
“There can be no substitute for experience. What Appleton Greene does is help their learning providers to channel their experience into something that can be considered a tangible product. Although there are now hundreds or programs available, the same process has been used successfully for years and it shows in the quality of the programs developed.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Mining industry.
“What I like most about Appleton Greene’s programs is that they are flexible enough to take on board individual client requirements, because every industry and every organization is unique. Even the standard programs are flexible enough to accommodate special requests.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Non-Profit & Charities industry.
“The tangible benefit of Appleton Greene products is knowledge. However, all of the knowledge in the world is of no use unless the recipients of this knowledge know what to do with it. Appleton Greene manages to ensure that this knowledge is implemented by employees into the work place and it then becomes a part of our business processes. This represents true value and is something that can be measured easily through clearly defined performance indicators.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Oil & Gas industry.
“As an industry, we are used to investing heavily in long-term product development. We also accept that the majority of products which we develop in will never be produced. We accept that as long as a few products are commercially viable, then this will usually provide our organization with sufficient profit contribution for business sustainability. However, our investment in various Appleton Greene programs has in all cases provided a tangible return on investment. This is simply because they are all targeted towards improving business processes and any improvement, no matter how small, is instantly felt and appreciated.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Pharmaceutical industry.
“Appleton Greene has managed to perfect business partnering within the education industry. Their ability to facilitate a variety of human resources in the form of learning providers and consultants is what makes their programs so successful. Each program is developed using a standard approach, but it is then made unique by the specific knowledge of the individual learning providers who develop them and by the individual industry and international experience of the consultants who are involved during implementation. It is the use of these seasoned experts which makes the programs so valuable.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Real Estate industry.
“The benefit of Appleton Greene products to companies is sustainable process improvement which can be applied to a variety of different departments. However, for this knowledge transfer to be successful, our employees need to buy into the process improvements and need to enjoy being involved. Appleton Greene programs enable our employees to step outside of the company and look at it from the outside in, as any customer would. This encourages objectivity and enables our employees to be creative and innovative in their approach to process improvement.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Restaurant industry.
“The retail industry has changed considerably during the past 50 years. Much of our success today is based upon our ability to collaborate and to form strategic alliances with a variety of national and international business partners. Appleton Greene has embraced this philosophy with great effect and although they are still a small lean company, they are truly multi-national and multi-industrial in their approach.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Retail industry.
“Any product or service is only as good as the support process which accompanies it. The Appleton Greene programs are well structured and well delivered, but it is the quality and availability of continuous support which makes the programs durable. Appleton Greene is excellent at developing and implementing time management procedures for program support. We appreciate that the time of qualified learning providers and accredited consultants is valuable and the strict guidelines within which support is provided enables us to obtain support whenever we need it, but it is structured in such a way as to ensure that it is always productive.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Technology industry.
“A successful product needs to engage customers in such a way as it stimulates the imagination. Appleton Greene has managed to achieve this with it’s corporate training programs. They are developed by individuals who are clearly passionate and believe in what they do and this enthusiasm is transferred through our employees into business process improvements.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Telecommunications industry.
“Our employees always appear to really enjoy being involved in Appleton Greene’s programs and they enable our employees to be more objective when making improvements to our business processes. It is so important for employees to have the opportunity to think outside of the box. Most good new ideas will invariably come from your own employees, but you need to provide them with a creative environment in which to be innovative.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Transport industry.
“The world has become a much smaller place. It is much easier for many people to travel and they do so for business and pleasure with increasing regularity. This has resulted in more international and less provincial thinking and corporate training within our organization needs to reflect this. It is no surprise that many traditional educational programs such as MBAs have become more international and enable students to study in two or three different international locations during their study terms. Online training has also encouraged international collaboration. However, at Appleton Greene, they have truly embraced this philosophy through it’s business partnering with hundreds of learning providers and consultants who all work remotely from a variety of different international locations and this has proven to be a masterstroke and consolidates their unique global positioning.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Travel & Tourism industry.
“While we have used Appleton Greene bespoke programs on a number of occasions to great effect, it is always preferable to purchase standard (off-the-shelf) programs where at all possible, because they encompass a wider variety of users who have together all contributed towards fine tuning the programs’ efficiency and functionality. The more a program is used, the better it becomes given time. A good Appleton Greene program is like a good wine, tried and tested ingredients and perfected over a sustainable period of many years.”
A quotation taken from a client reference within the Utilities industry.