Some of the things people have said about Stuart Thompson and Ribble Consultants:


Stuart is a truly professional consultant. He quickly understands the clients requirements, and in delivering the project he brings a very broad understanding of many business issues additionally he understands the impact of the wider economic influences, these are always much appreciated by the client.”

Stuart has done a number of pieces of work for me and I really like working with Stuart for one very specific reason – he's genuinely bothered. He cares about getting to the root of an issue and he's systematic and thorough in addressing the task at hand. If it's sincerity, commitment and honest truths you need, Stuart is well qualified for the job.”

A helpful, good natured and pragmatic person, Stuart is a pleasure to work with. He is professional, organised and hard-working, and has a thorough knowledge of his area of professional expertise. I had the utmost confidence and trust in him to always get the job done.”

Over the 30 years since I first hired Stuart, he has steadily built upon his initial ability and enthusiasm to become a senior expert in the field of economic development, particularly with regard to SMEs, and both in the UK and internationally.”

Stuart provides great support to us delivering several major projects covering diverse sectors like enterprise development and youth services. We know we can rely on his diagnosis and expertise in supporting clients.”

Stuart is a highly knowledgeable and professional consultant. We have worked together many times in the past and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.”

Stuart has a great analytical brain and he's acted as a 'third wheel' for 20:20 Consulting several times. As well as being someone who is adept at the analysis of numerical data, he also has a skill in getting to the nub of a problem quickly.”

I worked with Stuart when I was County Durham Policy and Representation Manager for the North East Chamber of Commerce. Stuart was an active member of the NECC's Durham Committee and a valuable source of support and advice. He is passionate about causes close to his heart and is always willing to go the extra mile to help.”

Stuart is a pleasure to work with. He provides the highest quality work on any project and is immensely dedicated and focussed. He strives to ensure great results are achieved for his clients and works alongside his colleagues professionally and effectively.” eptember 16, 2010

I have had the privilege of working with Stuart in my capacity as Chair of the County Durham Economic Partnership. Stuart is a very valuable member of the Board and brings his experience and ability to our discussions. Stuart is a very important part of our work and I recommend him strongly to you. Ken Jarrold C.B.E.”

Stuart is a very reliable consultant with a great analytical ability, excellent presentation and time management skills, demonstrates a great sensitivity to the needs of clients and a commitment to helping them identify and implement solutions that makes a real difference to them.”