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The following selection of testimonials reflect how our clients feel about us. We thank all our clients for these kind words and for the written permission to publish them. All our testimonials are guaranteed to be genuine.

Even so, we appreciate that many people remain sceptical.  You may therefore prefer to contact these retailers directly.  Feel free – the good people shown below will be happy to verify the claims we make and tell you more about the various benefits of choosing Greenwood Retail.

Planet Furniture

Better By Far! I can’t sing Greenwood’s praises high enough after smashing the sales results of the last sale [with another sales company] in one week less. There is no comparison in terms of the Event Manager, who was the top seller and the effectiveness of the advertising which brought in an excellent three months business in two weeks!  I can say that in my experience, Greenwood is the number one Sales Company.

David Morrison. M.D. Planet Furniture, Glenrothes.

Hunters of Derby

We exceeded all targets and expectations by taking the equivalent of whole quarter of a year’s turnover in three weekends. Your event manager was a big asset and worked very well with us. We are very pleased with the outcome of our [Greenwood] sale.

Matthew Sheard, Director. Hunters of Derby, 2014

Right Price Carpets and Furniture

We are now stupidly busy trying to cope with all the deliveries – but we are 100% happy with the results. I am very pleased.  And, the Event Manager you sent was a very good on-site man. We felt very comfortable with him here, and we’re already looking at future dates for another Greenwood Sale.

Ryan Pollock. Director. Right Price Carpets and Furniture Ltd, Coleraine.

The Bedroom Centre

I am very impressed with our third Greenwood sale. To say it went extremely well would be an understatement – we took the equivalent of 118% of our annual turnover in three weeks. I had to ring the printer for extra invoice pads half way through the sale! If anyone doubts these facts please don’t hesitate to ring me.

John Davis, The Bedroom Centre, Worcester and Malvern.

Southons of Salisbury

Our Greenwood Sale was absolutely phenomenal! Four months business in 17 days has to be seen to be believed! We were literally swamped. Your rep. Andy was both charming and a very competent salesperson. It went exactly as ‘it-said-on-the-tin. In fact we beat your sales projections! I would gladly recommend Greenwood.

Chris Southon, MD. Southons of Salisbury, 2014.

Whiteleys Garden Centre

The sale was everything Greenwood said it would be.  It was madness, but it was great!  Our first day sales target was smashed after the first hour and a half!  We are looking forward to the next Greenwood sale.

Neil Redford, General Manager. Whiteley’s Garden Centre, Huddersfield. 2014

Scope Furnishings

We took 4 months business in 3 weeks! The margins came out well, we cleared all the rubbish and the cash flow was useful too. Your rep worked very hard and must be exhausted. We will definitely recommend you.

Tony Bourgaise, M.D. Scope Furnishings Jersey and Guernsey, 2014

Cookes Furnishings

We are delighted with both our Greenwood Sales.   Absolutely fabulous sales of 27% of total turnover during the three week promotion.  Your people were very efficient and did a great job.  If you embrace the Greenwood way of working, you get the results!

James Pike, M.D. Cookes Furnishings, Erdington and Christchurch, 2014

Abey Furnishing Co.

It’s a no-brainer! Why wouldn’t you hold a Greenwood Sale? I love it when you guys come in. It’s wonderful to have this quality of professional sales help around.  Our fourth sale has smashed the last one. It’s really put us back in the right place. Your new event manager was top quality; a really nice guy and very thorough. I left him to it and yet he took no short-cuts.  I would book Greenwood again without hesitation.

David Carroll, MD. Abey Furnishing Co. Grimsby, 2014.

Barsley Department Store

The final sales total equalled the higher end of the original projections!.  As for your Sales Manager, to be honest, I could not imagine there could be anyone as good as the guy you sent.  Stephen was so friendly but he also professionally guided all the team to help achieve the record sales.  Everyone warmed to him and enjoyed having him with us during the Greenwood sale. We will all miss him..

Richard Barsley. Managing Director. Barsleys Department Store, Kent.

Capital Gardens, Highgate London

“It was a new adventure, having to close to get ready for the sale and have People in Like Greenwood’s to run the event. It was Mad Crazy!, everything they said it would be. It’s been Great, the event manager worked well with the team. They told us we would be inundated with people, we were sceptical, but we had to turn people away in the morning to come back in the afternoon, I think that says it all”.

Colin Campbell-Preston, Managing Director.

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Home & Garden Bargain Centre – Willington

“In Summary – what a fabulous three weeks – thank you – IT REALLY DOES WORK!. I have to admit to having a seed of doubt – particularly over the weekend closure prior to the private sale days – but I am now a 100% believer in the Greenwood Way – you managed to mobilize the gardening public in the middle of a cold and damp November – Amazing!” To the event manager “I know that we wouldn’t have achieved this level of sales without your input, your work with the team, your work as part of the team and the communication and guidance to us, the business stakeholders – really above and beyond – Thank you”

Karen Gill, Director Chessum Plants.

Special Stock Liquidation Sales at Wexford & Tullamore

“With Greenwood’s help and planning we were successful in selling over 2.5 million Euro during two short sales events in Ireland. I think their marketing plans are excellent and their people worked very hard to help achieve this success. I can recommend Greenwood Retail.”

Otto de Jager, CEO Global Home Group.

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Sturtons & Tappers, Bournmouth

“ We haven’t been able to add it up yet! We thought we’d have to shut the doors… almost a dangerous number of people coming through the store! ”

David Scott, Director.

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Vasey’s of Carlise

“ I don’t know what the secret is… every time it’s magic, they’ve managed to pull it off [again], and that proves how successful they are!”

Lisa Comber, General Manager.

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Bennetts of Banbury

“It’s very busy… and the orders are coming in nicely! They have worked very well with the local media and with our team, to get the desired result.”

Gary Bennett, Director.

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Psyche, Middlesborough

“Our sales are usually pretty good but this [Greenwood Sale] is twice as busy… at least!”

Steve Cochrane, M.D.

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MacDonalds of York

“My last Greenwood Sale was so successful I brought them in again…. It’s a great boost to business… It’s great to have them in the shop!”

Martyn MacDonald, M.D.

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Beevers of Bridlington

“We’ve achieved the desired result. The footfall has been excellent… much more than even on a busy day!”

Paul Stephenson, M.D.

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Global Interiors, Bolton

“We had a fantastic January Sale with them in 2009 and immediately booked a second sale! I’m a converted fan of Greenwood… a walking advert for them!”

Donna Burrell, Owner.

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Abey Furnishing Co Ltd, Grimsby

“I have worked with many marketing firms and in my experience Greenwood Retail is by far the best. We will be working with Greenwood again in the future”

David Carroll, M.D.

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Hamsey’s, Croydon

“Despite Greenwood’s reputation, I still could not believe what people were saying about them – but now I do! It’s been fantastic, we’ve seen an incredible response to the advertising.”

Simon Hunt, MD.

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Hampton & McMurray

“Having hired both the best known sales companies, I’ve learned a valuable lesson – which one is the best! With Greenwood you just get a better job. It’s in the detail, the preparation, and the guys they send to work in the store are excellent. Most importantly, the results are better. The last Greenwood event totally surpassed all expectations. I’d have been delighted with half the sales. Based on my actual experience, I really can recommend Greenwood as the number one sales company.”

Neil Richardson, M.D. Hampton & McMurray, Glasgow.

Pearsons

“You have a model that undoubtedly works! You did everything you said you would. You really delivered the results at Pearson’s – the seven figure sales total came in dead centre of your original projections. A magnificent result! We are absolutely delighted with our Greenwood Sale.”

David James. M.D. Morley Stores Group Ltd, London.

Brook Leisure

“We took about 65% of current annual turnover during the 17 day sales event. This proves advertising works if it’s done properly!”

Trissie Beard. M.D. Brook Leisure, Surrey.

Roomes Furniture & Interiors

“So there is a market out there! It’s like fishing with Dynamite! The Greenwood Sale went very well and your people did a great job.”

Michael Roome. M.D. Roomes of Upminster.

Oakea

“We beat every record! It’s been absolutely fantastic. I’ll ring you next time I’d like to raise a quick £200 thousand!”

Dorothy Pontoppidan. M.D. Oakea Ltd, Hereford.

Blundells

“We were all amazed with sales of 30% of our last year’s turnover in 17 days! That’s why we’re booking Greenwood again”

Lisa Blundell, Director, Blundells of Sittingbourne.

You’re Furnished

I’m shocked – but richer! We had 1500 people through the door on the first day. We did exactly 44.8% of our annual turnover during the month. If any retailer is wondering whether to have a Greenwood Sale, just ring me!

Smith’s of Omagh

“Genuinely the best service from start to finish. And most importantly, the Greenwood sales
results are consistently better. Our last sale achieved 30% of usual annual turnover – even after holding several of these sales. I have employed other sales firms but would strongly recommend Greenwood.

Alistair Smith, Director, Smiths of Omagh.

Richard Cook – Furnishers

“I am extremely pleased with the overall result. We generated sales in excess of 10 weeks average trade over three weekends. The advertising, signage, the whole pacing of the event was excellent, as was the quality of your representative. It was a pleasure to have him working with us. So my thanks to you for a successful event.

Richard Nunn, M.D. Richard Cook Furnishers, Falmouth.

Fairway Furniture, St Austell, Cornwall

“ Excellent service and sales results with well over 3 months sales in three weeks. Their people were a pleasure to work with – it’s so refreshing to find people who are so switched on and professional. I felt confident to trust Greenwood to work with the branch team to get maximum results.”

Peter Harding, MD.

Sturtons and Tappers, Bournemouth

“ Our second Greenwood event has again surpassed expectations with sales in excess of 20% of annual turnover during the 16 day sale – which is virtually the same as the first event we held with Greenwood here a year ago. This is a very credible performance in line with current conditions and we are all very pleased. I would certainly recommend Greenwood to any quality independent retailer.”

Tim Rathbone, MD.

Hampton & McMurray, Glasgow

“I have to say that we have been delighted with the business we have done. I knew the format would have an impact, however I did not expect nearly forty customer’s to be queuing for us opening, and to do just short of £150k on the first day was phenomenal. It is also particularly pleasing to see how many people are still prepared to buy top end furniture. Thanks again.”

Neil Richardson, Director.

Maitlands, Aberdeen & Fraserburgh

“A good quarter of a year’s sales with only a 3.3% marketing budget… very worthwhile for us. Your team did a very good job. The response to the marketing was very impressive and I was very relaxed letting your two excellent event managers organise and prepare everything. They proved sales people too. Most importantly, I would happily use your services again and can recommend your company”

John Maitland, M. D.

Neil & Barkers Jewellers

“We are very pleased… 11 weeks business in 11 days!   Great results, especially considering how tough the market is… We are booking with greenwood Retail again.”

Mike Aldridge, Director.

“The sale has been a tremendous success… we had queues everyday throughout the sale… it’s like having  the Christmas rush in July! We would definitely have another Greenwood sale.”

Paul Gaunt Furniture, Blackpool

“I banked 37% of our annual takings in a 4 week Greenwood January sale. This was the second sales event planned for me by Greenwood and also the most successful by far.  It proved to be a major trading cornerstone for the whole year ahead.”

Paul Gaunt. Owner

Cammacks of Boston

“I am fantastically delighted with the results of our Greenwood Sale… We took 10 weeks business in the first 4 days alone! The sale has become the talk of the town if not the county! Also, the event manager you sent is a credit to you – a true professional as well as being a pleasure to work with. Thanks again and I look forward to working with your excellent team again.”

Tony Cammack, M.D.

Furniture Smart

“We banked in excess of 80% of our annual turnover during the three week sale! A phenomenal success. Also, you sent a highly motivated and professional event manager. Everything was excellent. I would recommend Greenwood Retail.”

Suzie Corker, Owner.

Lowrys

“Exceeded all my expectations and produced 40% of annual business in three weeks… and you can’t argue with that.! We will employ Greenwood Retail again.”

Michael Nolan, M.D.

Paul Gaunt

“Another great success! This second Greenwood event was even better the first one we had back in 2005 with just over 4 months worth of sales booked in just over 4 weeks! Yes, I would run another Greenwood Sale and yes I would definitely recommend them.”

Paul Gaunt, Owner

Peter Green

“I must congratulate you. not only did we exceed our seven figure target but maintained excellent margins at the same time. Also I cannot speak highly enough of your people, they did a highly professional job. We are very pleased and I can highly recommend Greenwood Retail.”

Peter Straker, Marketing Manager, Peter Green, Reading.

Eldridges Furniture

business in 17 days! The sales just kept coming day after day even when the queues had died down. This fantastic result has exceeded our expectations as well as breaking all previous sales records. I thought the advertising was excellent and I felt that the whole Greenwood team lived up to their ‘most professional and reliable’ reputation. I would definitely recommend the Company, and would not hesitate to have another event with Greenwood, which I believe says a lot.”

Brennan Eldridge, Director.

Barkers Furniture

“It’s dire out there, so to make sales equal to20% of normal turnover in less than 3 weeks is a great result!  I like the way you work and the manager you provided was a very good guy… a real asset to you… and you can’t put a price on that!  I would be happy to recommend Greenwood”

Neil Barker, Director

Dickinsons

“The sale achieved over 11 weeks trade in 11 days despite the unusually warm April weather.  I’m Very happy with the results and now looking forward to holding a future event in our other store.  I would happily recommend Greenwood Retail”.

Steve Traviss, M.D.

Foy & Company

“We are absolutely over the moon… the figures are amazing. This sale has been very good for our business. It’s really put us on the map. The stores are already trading up, straight after the sale.  We would definitely recommend Greenwood Retail and are looking at booking a future event.”

Liam Foy M.D.Tony Foy, Financial Director.

Abey Home Furnishings

“Your presentation and attention to detail is far superior to any other marketing firm I know of. Plus, your Event Manager was a superstar – very knowledgeable, likeable and totally unflappable. Without doubt the best sales promotion Company I have ever worked with… friendly, professional and fabulous sales results too! ”

David Carroll M.D.

Duncan Sexton

“We are very pleased… 11 weeks business in 11 days!   Great results, especially considering how tough the market is… We are booking with greenwood Retail again.”

Mike Aldridge, Director.

“The sale has been a tremendous success… we had queues everyday throughout the sale… it’s like having  the Christmas rush in July! We would definitely have another Greenwood sale.”

Stocktons

“Over half a million pounds in the first 3 days. almost a third of annual turnover in three weeks..you have given us figures that we never imagined possible… We should have done this years ago”

Breck Stockton, Director.

The Furnishing Centre – Dunmail Park

“Two Months takings in the first two days alone … 27% of annual turnover in the first five days … and we finished up way ahead of any previous furniture sale.  I would happily recommend Greenwood Retail”

Donald Dixon, Director.

Lefton’s Group

“It was fantastic – 23 years in the trade and I have never seen so many people in a furniture store  – it was manic! We are more than happy with the results.  A very professional and friendly service.  I would recommend Greenwood retail without question.”

Richard Lefton, Director.

G Bryant & Sons

“I’m very happy with the results of our second Greenwood Sale… about a third of annual turnover sold in three weeks… your team are red hot… we’ll be booking Greenwood again”

Simon Bryant, M.D.

Hills

“I have one word to say about this Greenwood Sale… phenomenal! ”

Elizabeth Hall, Director

“ It has gone extremely well… queues every day! We are very happy indeed”

Gavin Allmand, General Manager

Roger Harrod’s – Karpet Kingdom

“This sale has really blown away the cobwebs and renewed our enthusiasm for the business… a great success!”

John Harrod.

West Lancs Furniture Centre Ltd

“This event has really opened our eyes to the capacity of sales possible. Also, it’s raised awareness of our business – we’re now top of local peoples mental search engine! Plus we’ve been able to clearly identify the winners and losers in our range. Staff moral is up and we’ve learned a lot.”

Julian Tyms, Director

Collins & Hayes

“Thank you very much indeed for your help with our Factory Shop Sale… we successfully cleared the majority of stock in only 10 days!… a job well done and a great learning exercise for us!

Nicholas Hayes, MD.

Joe Scott Furnishers

“When you told me to expect at least 30% of annual turnover in a 3 week sale I thought you were talking out of your hat!.. but you have proved it!…it’s just amazing!”

Joe Scott, MD.

Junction 12 Shopping Outlet

“We could not believe the projections in the first place… then we beat them!… We have taken about 50% of annual turnover in only 3 weeks…thanks for doing a great job… we will be booking another sale”.

Barry and Susan Lockwood, Owners.

G Bryant & Sons

“Your sales system really works doesn’t it!… I can’t believe what has just happened in this store… 40% of annual turnover in 3 weeks… It’s brilliant… We [the Directors] are completely amazed… I’ll certainly recommend Greenwood Retail to the Minerva Group”

Simon Bryant, MD.