Sunday, 18 October 2009

Why Cygnet?

As a child the River Windrush flowed through our garden, and along with its swift waters sailed Colonel Cob and Madam Pen. During the winter they would walk to our front door for food, struggling up the three steps from the river during harsh periods and banging on the door for help. They built their vast nest in the bullrushes at the edge of the garden, working tirelessly to achieve just the right results. Later they would introduce us to the fruits of their labours; their young cygnets.

They took the greatest of care to ensure that their cygnets learnt the vital rules for survival, and gently encouraged them to glide forth on their own when they were confident enough to do so. Much later in life my husband and I were given two black swans to whom we and the children were devoted.

To me, swans signify loyalty and honesty; defending their own as they glide forwards against the strongest current: exactly the qualities my team and I seek to uphold in our business.

Carol Eddolls CEO Cygnet Consultancy Ltd


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Survey

Only 44 days left to tell us what your perfect consultancy would look like.

86% of you say honesty is the most important quality in a consultant and 71% say arrogance is the worst trait you've dealt with when dealing with other consultants.

Do you agree? Find the polls at the bottom of the blog and let us know!


Sunday, 27 September 2009

Consultancy: What Matters to You?

If you could design the perfect consultancy that ticked all the right boxes for your business, what would it look like? We're curious to find out about your experiences with consultants in the past - you don't need to name names if you prefer to keep that under wraps - but we'd love to know the best and worst experiences you've had. Is there a particular thing that really helped your business or something that did the opposite?

Vote for the Best Consultancy you can Imagine

To make it easier for you to voice your opinions anonymously, we've put some polls at the bottom of this blog. You can click on as many of the options as you feel apply. This is your chance to create the consultancy experience that is perfect for your needs.

When you've voted, if there is anything more specific that occurs to you, simply jot it in the comments section here or just comment 'have sent you a message' and write to us direct at

Whether you need a consultancy right now or are just window shopping for the future, we'd love to see your views.

Why are we asking you to tick boxes, instead of telling you how great we are and all of our amazing success stories? Because we've worked with some amazing people in the past but we haven't worked with you yet and we want to makes sure that when we do, we tick all the right boxes for you.

Thanks for joining in!

The Cygnet Consultancy Team


Saturday, 26 September 2009

New Website

Have you seen our new website?

We'd love to hear your feedback.

The Cygnet Consultancy Team


Friday, 25 September 2009

Our New Blog!

Cygnet Consultancy is all about helping you to glide into your own business future. We know that the current marketplace is intimidating for all businesses - if your own business is finding it hard you are certainly not alone - but our motto is 'never despair: always improve' and we are really excited about the future. Rather than focus on how great we are, we'd like to focus on how great we will be and how great we can help you to be.

While we're in the process of constructing our online world, we'd love to hear from you about your own experiences - either as clients or business owners - with 'web 2.0': blogs, linkedin, facebook, twitter and all the rest. How have they changed the way you connect with businesses and the way you connect with your own clients? All exciting or do you secretly yearn for a pen, pad and non-flexible working hours? We'd love to hear your comments.

If you could order your perfect consultancy firm what would they do for you? What are the best and worst experiences you have had with consultants? Let us know!

Look forward to reading your comments. Don't forget to link to your own blog after your signature so we can return the favour.

When you've finished telling us about you, why not find out more about us? Our new site - - has just gone up. If you'd like to find out more about how we can help you, just click on 'contact' when you get there.

Many thanks

Cygnet Consultancy

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