Growing Value Together: what members say about the Crescent programme

What our members say

Our events are a lot more defensible from competition
[We joined Crescent] to help us focus on fast and sustainable growth in preparation for future investors. Being a Crescent member has given us clear business plans by providing guidance, templates and the time to work on this outside of running the day to day business. We have tightened our value proposition, making our team more focused and the events are a lot more defensible from competition. The Crescent faculty of Advisers have been fantastic. They're great and always available. The advice they give is clear and on point.
Nick Rastall Managing Director, CHARGE Energy Branding
YCombinator for B2B Media Companies
It's YCombinator for B2B Media Companies ... very sad the 12 months is coming to an end, the programme has been brilliant.
James Cooper Director, Business of Apps
Tapping into the expertise of those who have built and sold businesses
I recommend the Crescent programme. It is not only about structured learning, but about tapping into the expertise of those who have built and sold businesses, connecting with cohorts and learning from one another, and, through Collingwood, getting access to a vast network of people sharing experiences, solutions, and support that will benefit your business and you.
Cobus Heyl Co-Founder, Di5rupt
Led by experts, highly recommended
I joined the Crescent programme in January 2022, and I have to say I'm very impressed with the outcomes so far. Immediate insights and actions to apply in the business today, but lots of ways we can add more value in the future by adapting our approach long term. Led by experts, highly recommended. I'm really enjoying working with our mentor, Darren Johnson.
Rob Stead Managing Director, Sense Media
So much great insight
We have been part of the Crescent programme for the past year and it has been thoroughly worthwhile. You gain so much great insight working with the Crescent team, who have all experienced the 'growing pains' of a young business. They also uniquely understand the challenging environment we all face on a day to day basis.
Frazer Chesterman Co-Founder, FuturePrint
The impact on our business is significant
The impact Collingwood has had on our business is significant. Working with Piers and the team has given us clarity of thought and years of experience to take advantage of. I would urge any media company to start a conversation with this team.
Jamie Leonard Founder and CEO, The Recruitment Events Co
A wealth of expertise and knowledge
The PIE joined the Crescent programme with a goal of wanting to learn how to lead our business more strategically, and how to scale it, to make us more profitable. Our experience so far has been overwhelmingly positive and we are already seeing direct commercial results from what we have covered. The Crescent team are fantastic to work with and through the programme they have given us access to a wealth of expertise and knowledge we wouldn’t otherwise have been able to reach. We are also learning a huge amount from the other business owners in our cohort, who are all at similar stages of business growth to us. Crescent have created a welcoming and inclusive group that shares common goals, and we are so pleased we took the decision to join the programme – and we’re not even half-way through yet.
Clare Gossage COO & Co-Founder, The PIE
My NPS Score is definitely a 10
I really recommend the Crescent programme to any B2B media company. My NPS Score is definitely a 10. I'm getting a huge amount out of it so far. It's really well structured, you have various different sessions during the month- a workshop, a presentation, and group discussion, individual session with your adviser. It really makes good use of your time and you get a huge amount out of it. I really, really like my lead adviser Andy, he's got loads of relevant experience, gives me really good advice, and everything he's said to me has been absolutely spot on. So it's been brilliant so far.
James Cooper Director, Business of Apps
Absolutely invaluable
Crescent has been really useful, helping us to focus on delivering value to our customers. The programme helps you to look at what you’re doing, and why and how you do it. The Crescent team asks you the right questions and helps you to deliver on an action plan. It’s been absolutely invaluable to us - it’s brilliant.
Frazer Chesterman Co-Founder, FuturePrint
Value for our network, clients and collaborators
Working with the Collingwood team has provided us access to a wealth of expertise, a broad range of advisors, knowledge and strategic thinking around how to enhance value for our network, clients and collaborators. It has also been great to exchange perspectives with, and learn from, fellow entrepreneurs in the business. Everyone at Collingwood is wonderful to work with, truly cares and has so much to offer! Would definitely recommend the program and glad Energy Dialogues is participating.
Monika Simoes Founder & Managing Director, Energy Dialogues
Dream team of advisers
It’s like having a dream team of advisers with a large breadth of experience and success in our field. The team apply scrutiny to the value we are building in our business. We thoroughly recommend it to other young media companies.
Marie Walker Co-Founder, Open Future
‘Really understood our business’
We now speak about our business with so much more confidence. We’re able to articulate our value propositions to our clients and prospects, and that’s made a great difference to our business.
Lauretta Roberts Co-Founder, TheIndustry.Fashion

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