Mike assisted my business by taking on a role of Bid Director for a significantly sized and complex bid that required coordination of many technical and non-technical requirements. I found Mike to be highly organised with the ability to very quickly apply structure to the process, communicate well will all stakeholders and drive quality outcomes to meet deadlines. Mike is able to influence stakeholders at all levels to get results and is a pleasure to work with.

Lisa Whitehead
Operations Director, Asia Pacific Service

We engaged Aspire Strategic Solutions to assist our Enterprise Software business with our Sales Strategy and Growth plans for 2020. Mike’s strategic advice, understanding of our target industries and customer focused approach aligned well with our own business objectives to ensure he worked well within our senior leadership team. I found Mike to be outcome focused, full of passion, highly professional and great to work with and would recommend Aspire Strategic Solutions for any business looking to formulate Strategic visions and plans for growth across their organisation.

Ewen Cameron
Vice President, Head of ABB Enterprise Software, Australia

Mike has provided strategic planning advice and direction to me for a number of years now. He is perceptive, astute and gets to the point quickly and efficiently. He is able to adapt his approach to differing markets and scenarios and has always provided a professional service. He is especially skilled in New Business and has assisted in building strong networks for me. I will continue to rely on Mike for his services and would highly recommend him.

Jeff Wellburn
Managing Director, QLD

We engaged Aspire over a year ago with a view to getting some assistance with our company growth and business development strategies. From the outset, Mike has provided invaluable input while encouraging us to keep things clear and simple and always working within our core company values of honesty and professional integrity. Mike was highly recommended to us by a trusted colleague and from our dealings with him, he is a positive, charismatic person who is very well regarded by his peers and holds himself to very high professional and personal standards. Working with Mike has enabled us to introduce our company to multiple new businesses and industry contacts and has opened doors that were previously closed to us. We are already realising the benefits of engaging Aspire and have recently been engaged by a number of new clients who were introduced to us by Mike.

David O’Donnell

We engaged Mike to support our business development efforts in mid-2019. Since that time, we have worked in close collaboration on a very methodical program to understand our business, identify gaps and opportunities, bring qualified leads to the table, and establish solid connections that will lead to a sustainable pipeline of work. This targeted approach has allowed us to invest our time efficiently in new business development, without distracting from our capacity to deliver services to our clients. The approach reflects the substance Mike brings to business development through his experience as an engineer involved in delivery of large infrastructure projects, his wide network of industry contacts, and his diligence in following through on leads where there are tangible opportunities for our services to add value to potential clients.

Dr Glenn Dale
Managing Director and Chief Technical Officer

Mike was engaged by Energa in January 2020 to provide strategic sales growth and business development services to our energy solutions business. Mike provided a clear and well-structured process to understand our business, challenges and vision. He has an excellent ability to identify capability gaps and enhance our value proposition and service offering to clients as well as providing insightful recommendations for improvement. Mike also has an extensive network of executive business contacts and this really helped in preparing a detailed client engagement plan which has resulted in numerous new qualified leads that we are currently progressing. Mike continues to deliver value to our business and is great to work with. We have no hesitation in recommending his consulting services.

Stuart Pratt

Mike has been associated with TSBE for around 3 years and has always been a leader of high integrity and professionalism. He is amazing at building relationships because he genuinely cares about people and others warm to him. His excellent strategic business development and executive management skills have seen him support the growth and expansion of numerous major businesses into the Toowoomba region over the last 7 years including, Thiess, Broadspectrum, Downer and more recently Honeywell. Mike has always sought to find collaborative, win-win outcomes for both his clients, TSBE and the wider Toowoomba community. Mike is a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending him to other businesses who are looking to grow and expand their businesses in Toowoomba and QLD.

Ali Davenport
Chief Executive Officer