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Tom Langdon-Davies has worked to develop leadership skills in a variety of organisations.

Business coaching:

“Tom Langdon-Davies coached me for five sessions, and during that period I was promoted to Category Director, and was assessed at Blue, the highest level in Tesco.

The coaching supported me in addressing presentational and staff management issues, and I quickly took my leadership skills to a level consistent with my new role.

I recommend Tom and his team to suppliers seeking to up their game with Tesco and more generally addressing issues of staff effectiveness, internal and external communication, delegation and conflict resolution.”



“Don’t be fooled by Tom’s understated and unassuming manner. Here’s a man who can manage change in areas that require diplomacy, tact, focus and ability to deliver – and in the SW – as well as elsewhere -he has tons of contacts and experience.”

January 16, 2013

Brian worked as a Director  while Tom was Chairman at South West Food and Drink.

Brian Pocock

Project Management:

“I have worked with Tom on the Cockington Project to build a centre for the creative arts in and around the grade II* listed Cockington Court House. Tom has provided invaluable advice on the biomass boiler and other sustainable initiatives which have helped to achieve an “excellent” BREEAM rating for the new studio buildings. Tom’s energy, drive and expertise make him an great choice as a sustainability consultant.”

August 26, 2010

Christopher (Chris) was with another company when working with Tom at Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust.

Chris Robson

“Tom is someone with high integrity, drive and energy but more than that he’s fun to work with. He manages to bring the appropriate level of humour to a situation when he sees others are under pressure, it has the effect of taking the heat out of most situations without invalidating those around him.”

October 26, 2010

Ellie worked with Tom at Quickes Traditional Ltd

Ellie Hale

” Tesco put me in touch with Tom Langdon-Davies, and Tom then coached me over several sessions, initially face to face and then on the phone.

As a result, I go to all meetings far better prepared, which has been noticed by colleagues. I am also communicating internally more effectively, and getting more of an input from managers and other staff at the factory. I seem to have done this without a great deal of extra effort, and now feel more relaxed as well as more effective.”