London, United Kingdom

“I met an Appleton Greene Learning Provider while working on a project with a previous employer. He suggested that I should try to register as an Accredited Senior Consultant given my qualifications and experience. He was personally outsourcing quite a lot of work to other consultants that were registered with Appleton Greene and I was particularly impressed by just how organized everything was and how well prepared these consultants were. I applied and my application was approved 3 months later. I then learned why everyone was so well prepared. I spent the first few months developing my service offerings and after several submissions I finally had my client information guide approved. This was a thought provoking process and forced me to ask some serious questions about what I was going to do and how I was going to do it. I then understood how clients would measure value with me and why I would succeed. I started receiving my first consultancy assignments a month later and they were precisely what I was looking for. I have worked with Appleton Greene for 7 years now and have consistently achieved good quality business during that time. I thoroughly enjoy the work that I do and plan on continuing with this until retirement.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in London, United Kingdom

Paris, France

“Appleton Greene is a very professional organization that has served me well during the past 12 years. I have a very specific service offering which I refer to as Global Partnering and I focus on companies within the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. I am an Accredited Executive Consultant and I am also now a Certified Learning Provider. I earned a living exclusively in my capacity as an Accredited Executive Consultant for 3 years before I became a Learning Provider, but I still maintain my AEC status because I enjoy consulting and have a healthy balance of corporate training and consultancy clients now. My consultancy clients amounts to less than 10% of my overall income because you earn far more as a CLP, but I like to keep my hand in. Everyone connected with Appleton Greene has been a delight to work with and I have made many friends. Although Appleton Greene operates internationally, they are still a small and tightly managed business and this is reflected in the way the company feels when you deal with them. Clients always say the same.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Paris, France

Lyon, France

“I was attracted to Appleton Greene’s impressive client list and the client testimonials gave me a good feel for how the company operates. The cost was small and the processes were well conceived. It has been a very rewarding experience for me and I have achieved financial independence as a result of the business that I have received through Appleton Greene. It has allowed me to spread my wings and to work in industries and locations that were new to me. I have learned so much and have really enjoyed my work. The staff are very helpful and always respond within given time frames. I always feel that I am moving forward and making progress one step at a time.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Lyon, France

Berlin, Germany

“A very good company to deal with. Appleton engages clients through their learning providers and uses an indirect approach to business development, which clients seem to appreciate. It is a very low key sales process. Client retention rates are really good, the standard contract period with all consulting services is 1 year but I have retained my clients for up to 4 years on average and longer in some cases. I translate my services so that they are available in English, German and French, but I am still campaigning for a German Appleton web site! Everything is regularly updated, though so I always feel fresh when I am providing services to clients and the support has always been good. “

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Berlin, Germany

Munich, Germany

“I wanted to start a consultancy servicing the Automotive industry and when I was looking into Appleton Greene & Co they were already servicing most if not all of the clients that I wanted to target myself, so they appeared to be well placed to be able to help me. Once I had designed my Product Innovation consulting service it was forwarded out to clients within the Automotive industry and the response was positive and immediate. I started working on projects with other consultants and learning providers within my second month and things have progressed nicely from there. I am still only in my second year with Appleton Greene but I have already achieved all of my personal targets. Apart from working directly with manufacturers, I am also working with some suppliers and even a Formula 1 racing team! I am not a sales person and just want to focus my attention on consulting, so an affiliation with Appleton Greene is the perfect business partnership for me.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Munich, Germany

Brussels, Belgium

“Most of my work evolves around the public sector, including the European Commission, various Governments and the World Economic Forum. My service is Policy Development and I therefore have a very specific specialist subject and target market. Much of my work comes from introduction from my current clients, but like everyone I still need to develop new business from time to time. Appleton Greene was an obvious choice for me because they too focus on specialists rather than generalists and were already doing business within my market space. There was also a strong emphasis on consulting service profiling, which I felt comfortable with. All of my new business now comes through Appleton Greene. I particularly like the way Appleton Greene provides clients with optional service entry levels. This encourages them to start at a level where they feel comfortable, the Bronze service for example and then they can upgrade to the Silver, Gold, or Platinum services when they are ready to do so and this allows them time to get used to working with me and provides me with the opportunity to show them what I can do.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Brussels, Belgium

Madrid, Spain

“I always liked Appleton Greene consultants when working with them at my Employer’s company. They were always relaxed, well prepared and really seemed to enjoy what they did. I suffered with a personal accident, which meant that I could no longer travel to work and had to look for opportunities to work from home. I knew that Appleton Greene had consultants who attended the client’s premises and consultants who also worked from home, so I contacted them to see what my options were. They were very supportive with me and allowed me to be considered for any opportunities where I could work from home, given my disability. Appleton Greene empowered me to regain my personal pride and self-respect and to earn a comfortable living for me and my family again. I work within the financial service industry and have been involved in a variety of different performance improvement services over the years. If you are looking for a good business partner with strong ethics and a warm heart, then I would certainly recommend Appleton Greene.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Madrid, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

“As a woman in consulting, it is not always easy to be noticed for the right reasons. As with any professional, I want to be recognized for my ability as a consultant and for my achievements. The wonderful thing about Appleton Greene is that they market services, not individual consultants. Detailed outline plans of all services are provided to clients and four optional service entry application forms, so in most cases clients will already have made their decision about your service, even before they know who you are. This ensures that all consultants are operating on a level playing field, regardless of sex, ethnic origin, or physical appearance. As consultants, our services succeed or fail based on their own merits, which is how it should be and Appleton Greene is the only company that I am aware of that does this. Appleton Greene has therefore opened doors to me that would never otherwise have been available to me and I have established a professional reputation based upon my ability and achievements, not just in Spain, but throughout Europe as a whole.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Barcelona, Spain

Rome, Italy

“It is said that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain here in Rome, then it is ensured that you will return to Rome someday. I believe the same to be true of Appleton Greene. I have paid their annual membership fee for the past 6 years consistently and I have always achieved consultancy assignments every year in return. However, whereas the Trevi Fountain theory is based entirely upon myth, the success that I have achieved with Appleton Greene has been based upon something far more logical. They employ the services of some 750 learning providers internationally who each service a minimum of 10 clients, so 7,500 in total. All of the training programs they implement are process-orientated, which means that projects are generated by learning providers as the programs that are being implemented with clients. These projects are outsourced by learning providers to Appleton Greene Accredited Consultants to ensure continuity. There are only around 500 Accredited Consultants worldwide and demand therefore probably outstrips supply. If you quickly do the math here you will see why. I personally receive at least one service order every month. So, while the reasons for my success at Appleton Greene are perfectly logical to understand, it still feels magical to me.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Rome, Italy

Milan, Italy

“I am a firm believer in the fact that people drive processes, but that processes motivate people. History has taught us that if people are provided with good leadership and a good process to follow, then they will feel a sense of purpose and belief. I have always felt that I have been following a process at Appleton Greene. Not only are their processes well planned, but they are well executed and regularly updated. After 4 years I still feel that I am on the next part of a predetermined journey. Of course my service and consulting practice has very much evolved during that time, but my membership with Appleton Greene has kept me on track and moving forward. I like structure and respond well to detailed preparation. It helps me to avoid having to think on my feet and to have to try and make things up as I go along. It makes for a far more enjoyable and more relaxed consulting experience for both me and my clients. We all need things that are reliable in our lives and particularly in business. Appleton Greene has been mine.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Milan, Italy

Vienna, Austria

“Vienna is a vibrant city with a tremendous historical culture spanning centuries. I have lived here for 5 years and registered as a consultant with Appleton Greene & Co shortly after my arrival with my partner. I wanted to immerse myself within the local community here but I felt that I needed an international organization to help provide me with work. At first all of my Appleton Greene consultancy service orders were for work that was to be done online, which suited me fine because it was generating a much needed income. However I continuously stressed my desire to work for companies or local offices that were located in Vienna and after about a year I started to receive some. I now work with about 8 companies continuously that have offices here in Vienna and still do some international online work as well. Appleton Greene’s approach to global localization has really helped me to achieve my goals and I have conquered both the local language and the cultural differences here. It has been a life changing experience for me to be able to live and work in a different country and one that I will cherish forever.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Vienna, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

“I live in Salzburg, but do most of my work over the border in Munich. I have been an Appleton Greene Accredited Executive Consultant for 6 years now and have worked within the Automoti