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Bill Munro

Bill Munro

"David Lilley has a great ability to bring parties together who can benefit hugely from joint research, developments and sales opportunities that result in profitable joint ventures. In essence, David Lilley's sales & marketing skills and boundless energy, combined with his tremendous business acumen and people skills would make the success of any association with him and foregone conclusion. During my time as Owner and Chairman at Barrhead Travel, David was a huge business ally"

Louise Riley

Louise Riley

I was introduced to David Lilley in 2008 at a marketing training. He opened my eyes to the possibilities of marketing my business through various channels.

Over the past 14 years or so, David has created many trainings for my business and has always been on point, no fuss and delivers courses with fact but in a fun and positive, professional manner.

We continue to work together, and I can honestly say that Davids's knowledge on sales, marketing and business strategies is second to none.

I cannot recommend him enough. 

Paul Fry

Paul Fry

David is one of a rare group of individuals with great strategic, conceptual and creative capability but also an ability to translate this into practical, logical and achievable actions that deliver first-class results. His broad industry experience and focus on marketing and communication have no doubt assisted this. Over the fifteen years I have known him, David has demonstrated time and time again, a relentless and passionate drive for results coupled with the highest standards of personal integrity and accountability. Successful business people often demonstrate leadership or have great followership – David has both. From humble beginnings David has built an incredible knowledge of sales, strategic business development, coaching, training, marketing, communications and media. He has built a vast network of contacts, all of whom he can call upon. 

David has the ability to be all things to all men – equally at home talking to a CEO or an owner operator. David possesses a positive and enthusiastic style, can do attitude, entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to always put the client first. His self-confidence and first class public speaking skills make him a dynamic and compelling presenter. 

I have worked closely with David at several companies – his knowledge, integrity and personal accountability coupled with a great sense of humour and strong desire to enjoy “the job”, have made him a well respected, trusted colleague and business associate. 

Dino Marcangelo

Dino Marcangelo

It has been an enormous pleasure both professionally and personally to work alongside David for the last 18 months. On a work level I have found him to be the utmost professional in all his dealings both internally and externally. He combines his calm, methodical approach with tenacity and a determination to get the job done. What impressed me the most, was his ability to come into an organisation like Mastercard get up to speed and start adding value very quickly, all without ‘ruffling feathers’ in the way some external consultants can. His natural integrity, openness and candour build into a communication style that is personal and authentic, resulting in him build strong enduring relationships both with internal teams and colleagues as well as with external contacts. These relationships, especially the external ones, have rapidly flourished to the benefit of both organisations. On a personal note I will miss David’s steadfastness and counsel, he is some one I’d always want in my team.  

Paul Lee

Paul Lee

Summarise David Lilley, where do I start?

I can say wholeheartedly that David is a truly great man. In the course of my work, I have met thousands of business owners, mainly small independents who are enthusiastic and hard-working but more than often neglect the marketing of their business. David, and his business, Marketing Innovations, capitalise on this as he has an award-winning proven track record in sales and marketing, having generated millions of pounds in the B2B market, working for blue chip companies such as RCI Europe and American Express.

 His knowledge of Social and Modern Media is simply incredible. He keeps abreast of the latest trends and innovations in the constantly changing social media sphere with applications such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube to mention just a few. He is an accomplished broadcaster, podcaster, video maker and video editor. His public speaking skills are superb and he knows how to entertain and educate and audience. I have seen the level of expertise he demonstrates from a simple idea being contemplated in his mind, to putting pen to paper, to create a few ideas. This quickly evolves into a full marketing campaign with online reports, sms, email and multimedia such as video, audio, online TV channels and YouTube channels. Importantly, each marketing method is trackable and cost effective.

As an individual, I have the utmost respect for David. He is honest, trustworthy, loyal and works with complete integrity and is respected by everyone who knows him. His business network is vast and he provides an honest, practical assessment of what a business may need in terms of advancing its growth, its profits and its market share. He delivers a complete business marketing strategy, based on evidential statistics and reports and can only be described as an asset to any company who employs his services. He has a genuine, caring nature and looks for the best in people and shows true leadership quality. I am proud to know him, proud to say he is my friend and do not admire anybody more than David in the business world. 

George Wilson

George Wilson

David and I worked together for the best part of 12 months at Mastercard. David was new to the team and responsible for leading the commercial development of Loyalty Connected. His efforts took us into several tier 1 retailers through direct connections with CEO’s and Managing Directors of some of the UK’s largest retailers across major sectors. David’s approach was superb and I can’t recommend him highly enough. A consummate professional with a deep understanding of the retail segment, pain points, and solution selling techniques. David was a core member of the team and I enjoyed working with him very much. His contribution was instantly felt. 

Claire Cahill

Claire Cahill

I have had the pleasure of knowing David for the last 12 years since launching my business. He has played a pivotal role in my life by sharing his knowledge and experience to help me start and grow my business.

Through his networking events, he has introduced me to a variety of people who can help and support me.

David is one of life's givers and nothing is too much trouble for him. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience which he freely shares with others to add value. He has been a huge inspiration and influence on my life and business. He is the expert in marketing and networking, I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

I consider David a friend whom I have grown to know, like and trust which is hugely important in business. 

Lee Turner

Lee Turner

I have worked closely with David on large Association customers in building added-value solutions to the membership. I particularly respect his knowledge and judgment because he applies strong principles and always focuses on his customer and driving their business forward. A joy to deal with and a great character who has supreme networking experience I feed from.