Chris How, Area Director, PZ Cussons
I found Meridian to be pragmatic, systematic, professional and thorough with a heavy dose of common sense and light dusting of appropriate humour and humanity.
They constructively challenged what we do, brought new and relevant industry best practice to our door. They enabled us to set the bar higher
I would absolutely recommend them to other companies.
Tim Perman, PZ Cussons, Area Director Europe, Group Category & Brands Director
Meridian bring significant experience of both developed and emerging market commercial organisations; and beyond just sales, and into the required resources across trade marketing, category management and other support functions. The outcomes are delivered at a sophisticated level from an analytical point of view, taking advantage of Meridian's multiple software models as well as utilising the knowledge and judgments of the Meridian team.
The Meridian team always seek to understand and get under the skin of a project and are skilled at asking the right questions to ensure that the right strategic and operational needs of their client are being met. Across several pieces of complex work, we have seen Meridian's ability to make sense of complex situation and synthesize them into a series of options and ultimate recommendations.
In every case, the work undertaken has added valued to our business; it has resolved an outstanding issue, addressed a new business opportunity or resulted in an improvement to the sales effectiveness of the business unit. And Meridian are a delight to work with; challenging, constructive and always relationship based to ensure a great outcome and they have demonstrated an ability to work highly effectively across a number of different geographies and cultures.
I would not hesitate to recommend Meridian for future work.
Ben Lewis, Global Sales Development Director, PZ Cussons
Meridian ISE has worked with PZ Cussons for many years and their approach and expertise have supported us in both accessing commercial capability and route to market by developing pragmatic plans to deliver significant improvements for the business.
Their approach is comprehensive yet pragmatic and applicable to both 'Developed' or 'Emerging' environments. The team have core areas of expertise and are deployed to leverage this, but also ensure full connectivity to both the environment and personalities involved. Ron himself continues to lead and deliver above expectations, bringing an external perspective, delivered in a relevant manner to effect change. A 'consultant' yet someone who is often seen as part of our business"
Rob Spence, South East Asia Business Unit Director, PZ Cussons plc
I have worked with Ron and the Meridian team in a number of geographies and on a number of projects over the last 8 years.
Ron demonstrates an ability to partner with our local teams to efficiently and succinctly identify key business issues and generate telling solutions.
Ron and the Meridian team have added quantifiable value to our organisation on each and every project we have engaged them on, hence the reason we continue to utilise their expertise.
Ron is a results orientated ultimate professional and that combined with his relaxed, open and honest personal characteristics make it a pleasure to work with him.
I would have no hesitation recommending Ron and the Meridian team to other organisations.
Neill Craigie (MD UK & Poland, PZ Cussons plc)
I have experience in working with Meridian ISE both in the UK & elsewhere in Europe. They are a pleasure to work with delivering a professional, informed & tailored approach.Their ability to work with the business to provide a results oriented, collaborative solution whilst maintaining that personal touch allows me to strongly recommend them to other consumer goods companies.