Hinton Sheerline Clients Check out the glowing testimonials from our key clients

Our clients are mainly knowledge based, technology and manufacturing led businesses. They include utility, oil and gas, defence companies, healthcare and higher education. Check out our FAQ to see how our programmes work in practice and take a look at our BLOG for interesting ideas and background.


One of Europe’s leading public transport operators, established in 13 countries on four continents, providing rail, bus and tram operations.

We supply Stellar Programmes to Keolis in the UK.

We used Hinton Sheerline Ltd to coach and develop the senior management team and we are now seeing an improvement in business performance as a result of the coaching from them.

Paul Robinson, General Manager, Nottingham Trams


A global supplier of railway transport infrastructure, power generation and transmission.

Alstom have used our senior executive leadership coaching, strategy consultancy and team coaching services.

The reason we chose Hinton Sheerline Ltd was about ease. You know us, you know our market and our customers. Everything was dealt with in a comprehensive package which gave great results.

Rob Whyte, Sales Director

EDF Energy

One of the UK’s largest energy companies and its largest producer of low-carbon electricity.

We have worked with many parts of the organisation, supplying leadership coaching, team coaching and assessment centres.

Steve worked closely with our senior Finance team to develop awareness of their leadership styles, approaches and development needs. This was sometimes a challenging piece of work but Steve's extensive experience enabled him to adopt a wide range of strategies that enhanced the experience for the team. The learning has continued long after Steve's work with us ended!

Kevin Tallett, Enterprise IT Strategy, Architecture and Change Director


The NHS is a highly complex organisation, facing many organisational and performance challenges.

Working with clinical and non clinical leaders and managers, we have supplied Stellar Programmes, leadership coaching and business development consulting.

Steve immediately built credibility with the team and quickly engaged with the issues and complexities. Steve's professionalism and personal integrity are a real asset and he has supported our organisation with some intensive coaching including a doctor in difficulty which has been well received. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve!

Karen Vella, Head of Organisational Learning, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust


YPO supplies products and services, and is 100% publicly owned. Their range includes approximately 27,000 products and 100 contracts; so whether it's just pens and paper, computers, furniture, or even things like electricity and insurance, they can help get the best deals around.

We are working with the Board delivering our flagship Stellar Programme, supplying individual and team executive leadership coaching.

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Of all the development programmes that I've been involved with, I can see the most change as a result of this one.

Simon Hill (Managing Director) & Julie Wray (HR Director) YPO, West Yorkshire

Generali International

Generali is a global insurance group with millions of policyholders worldwide, including some of the world’s best known multinational companies and brands.

My work with Steve Hinton aimed to improve me as a manager via three telephone sessions. Originally I was sceptical of how the sessions would make a difference and thought it could potentially be a waste of valuable time. I was surprised at how quickly Steve understood my challenges and how much we achieved in a short time. Steve provided me with easy to use tools for the future which suited my busy time schedule. I believe we have achieved my goals in a short period without hours of effort. Steve gave me the ability to stand back and see the bigger picture and carefully analyse the problem before going over to action.

Leon Steyn COF, Generali International

Bridon Group

Bridon International prides itself on its leading position in the wire rope manufacturing sector, providing industry with some of the most durable and pioneering technologies available.

Steve over the last 20 or so years has proven to be a major influence in my professional development. A professional eye and a solid understanding on how to deal with complex people related issues is always forthcoming.

John Churchfield Group Director of Operational Strategy

Faversham House Group

I worked with Steve on a number of projects (including quality standards and competencies) whilst we held the Business Link contract. I always found him to be insightful, focussed and good at getting the best of the clients he worked with. I would recommend Steve for any other similar projects without hesitation.

Gill Edinburgh HR Manager at Faversham House Group

Leeds Metropolitan University

I have worked with Steve a few times over the past couple of years. He has carried out some excellent work with members of the leadership team, within a large internal department, and also continues to deliver executive coaching for some of the senior managers. Steve is incredibly experienced and adds real value to the organisation. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Kim Shutler-Jones Organisational Development and Engagement Manager at Leeds Metropolitan University

EDF Energy

Steve worked closely over a number of months with our senior Finance team to develop awareness of their leadership styles, approaches and development needs. This was sometimes a challenging piece of work but Steve's extensive experience enabled him to adopt a wide range of strategies and approaches that enhanced the experience for the team. The learning has continued long after Steve's work with us ended!

Tracy Elston Talent and Leadership Manager at EDF Energy


I have worked with Steve on a number of high profile projects at different organisations, all of which have benefitted from Steve's expertise and creativity. Steve always manages to provide a different perspective and has a refreshing and collaborative approach to his work enabling him to produce well thought out and workable solutions. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a wide range of business areas and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any business looking for additional support

Wendy Dodson Performance Manager at Serco

Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd

I worked with Steve for 6 years and throughout that time learned a great deal about the world of business support and the operational mechanics of how a business works. Steve's specialism is coaching and I was impressed by how his clients would come back to him for continued support and the number of referrals generated by his clients.

Rebecca Hughes Marketing Manager at Natural Paving Products Ltd

Nottingham Trams Limited

I have known and worked with Steve for over 25 years. Over this time Steve has consistently impressed me. He has the ability to rationalise complex issues , operationally or strategic and utilise different problem solving methods which deliver clear action plans for implementation. Over the last 25 years I have utilised Steve in several companies on different assignments , he is and remains my first choice for external support which confirms the value he brings.

Paul Robinson Managing Director at Nottingham Trams Limited

Alstrom Ireland

I have worked with Steve in the areas of group facilitation, personnel coaching and customer surveys. Steve’s work has always been of a very high quality and consistently meets with my expectation. I will continue to use his services as the needs arise.

Niall Gleeson Managing Director of Alstom Ireland

The Manufacturing Technology Centre

Steve is extremely professional in everything he does. He is creative and innovative bringing new approaches to difficult challenges. He is particularly impressive in his ability to facilitate and involve large groups.

Keith Taylor Head of Programme Delivery

Britvic Soft Drinks

Steve worked with me on a Cultural Change Project. I found him to be a creative individual, this coupled with his experience and expertise helped to produce some great training material. He is a very personable individual who was capable of working with people at all levels in the organisation. He also had a very flexible approach to how he worked with the organisation.

Neil Goddard Group Head of Technical Development

Huktra (UK) Ltd

Steve is an insightful and pragmatic consultant with a real grasp of the issues faced by SMEs. He has a charming but no-nonsense approach to helping you deliver measurable benefits from his services. He is also an absolute pleasure to work with.

Rona Laird Wright Commercial Director

Bourton Group

Steve and I worked together on a number of assignments developing leadership and operational culture within the Business Link network of operators at a time of significant change and performance pressures. His knowledge of their issues added greatly to our understanding and subsequent recommendations during the programmes. As a facilitator, Steve was both challenging and supportive, this resulted in significant development of client thinking and subsequent improvements that they put in place. I enjoyed working with him immensely, and would not hesitate to do so again if the opportunity came along.

Mike Notman Partner

Cooper and Turner

I worked with Steve on some internal projects directly based on TQM implementation. I always found him to be approachable, & inspirational with his management style being very open. Steve was always available to guide, and as a sounding board for new proposals, something which was not always found to be in abundance in the rail industry.

Charles William Toyne Manufacturing consultant / Continuous Improvement Manager

E-Skills UK

Steve and I worked very closely together during the research, design, development and initial roll out of the Customer First standard and later became one of the assessment bodies for Customer First UK – before buying the company in 2008. Steve was always a passionate advocate for the Standard and brought both insight and pragmatism to the development and implementation. He developed excellent working relationships with the very many partners we worked with and showed real understanding of the benefits the Standard could bring to different organisations.

Helen West Head of Skills Development

Amec Nuclear UK Ltd

Steve was an excellent mentor and leader. Many of the consultancy skills I use today, I developed under his direction particularly strong customer focus, analytical and innovative thinking. Steve always emphasised the need to ensure that any service and solution delivered to clients would be of value and would ultimately make a positive difference to their organisation.

Farah Fenoughty Senior Human Factors Consultant

Sahebzadi Maleeha Ahmad

I worked with Steve during Spring 2012 where his role was of a career coach in the final two years of my training. Steve had a hands-on attitude: observing me leading in departmental teaching forum and closely following up on the goals of our meetings.

Sahebzadi Maleeha Ahmad Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery at National Health Service

Blatchford Clinical Services

Steve came into our business to help facilitate a potentially difficult meeting in a restructuring process. He ensured that all participants were involved in the discussions, challenged them to separate their personal situation from the company’s need for change, kept the day on track and we have achieved the desired change in structure with all involved still engaged with the business. Mags Miller, Clinical Service Director.

Mags Miller UK Clinical Services Director

Lightworks Design Ltd

We used Steve's consultancy services in the run up to, and immediately post our management buy-out. His ability to work with a disparate team with different goals and objectives was hugely helpful. His style was to be very friendly and approachable, but with no hesitation to challenge when necessary.

David Forrester Chief Executive Officer

Sumitomo Corporation Europe Ltd

Steve has facilitated a number of business strategy sessions that I have been involved in. His style and approach got the most out of all participants and ensured that the sessions delivered a clear way forward for the business.

Brian Marshall HSE Manager

Horizon Community Development

Steve worked with the Chamber Board to facilitate a strategic review of the organisation. The outcome was a refreshed and simpler product portfolio and an improved customer focus. Steve makes it easy to work with him. His approach is challenging but always with a smile!

Howard Gannaway Director at Horizon Community Development Limited

Shore Stewart

I worked with Steve when I was at Doncaster Chamber and found him to be a very focussed professional who used his good people skills to facilitate a difficult group of people. His skills enabled the group to work through a number of difficult areas and arrive at a clear and defined result. I have no hesitation in recommending Steve.

Stephen Shore Solicitor at Shore Stewart


I commissioned several pieces of work from Steve. He could always be relied upon to deliver high quality work and is very flexible in his approach. He combines creativity with common sense and is incredibly easy to work with.

Clare Elliott Deputy Director at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Rotherham and South Yorkshire

WFO Group

I worked with Steve over a number of years on a business panel awarding funding to developing businesses. Steve was insightful and demonstrated a high level of understanding of the business world.

Andy Firth Managing Director at WFO Group and Owner, WFO Group

States of Guernsey

I've worked with and for Steve over many years, and respect his knowledge, insight and ability to deliver solutions.

David Gee Interim Waste Strategy Programme Manager


Steve is a big picture thinker who runs a very innovative organisation focused on maximising people's contribution.

Jon Warner Executive Director

Brinsworth Training Ltd

We first worked with Steve back in 1999 and the sales course that was delivered is the one that has stuck with me for years. Steve is always very personable and has a genuine passion for organisational development.

Paul Reeves Business Development Director

Learning Light

We found the work Steve undertook to be of great value indeed. Steve's direct input and approach added value in that wonderful way of "Under promise and over deliver"!

David Patterson Director

Technology Strategy Board

Steve is thoughtful, insightful and has a habit of asking you the questions that get you thinking about the real heart of the issue.

Guy Woolley Head of Process & Performance at Technology Strategy Board

Value Innovations

I first met Steve in January, 2012 when he attended a Value Innovation Masterclass in Amsterdam hosted by Pure-Insight. Since then Hinton Sheerline and Value Innovations, Inc. have entered into an Alliance Agreement. Steve is great to work with. He is upbeat, energetic, enthusiastic, tenacious and comes up with good ideas. He has a great sense of humour, so meetings and phone calls are always enjoyable.

Dick Lee Ph. D. Author, Keynote Speaker, Value Innovation Guru, CEO & CIO, Small Bus. Champion

Stine Olsen

Steve and I worked together on the delivery of the Technology Means Business Programme, through the pilot phase and beyond the launch. He was responsive and highly professional in all aspects of delivery and change management.

Stine Olsen, Account management, training and communications professional

Alan Hayman

Steve is a great guy with tremendous knowledge and expertise. His consultancy style is highly effective and brings out the best from those working with him. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Steve's services to business leaders who really want to make beneficial changes within their organisations

Alan Hayman Writer, Blogger and Consultant

Deborah Risby

Steve helped me untangle my career goals and aspirations. His personable yet focused approach was highly appreciated. More importantly, his approach worked well in helping me achieve my 'next steps' in my career.

Deborah Risby Director at Advocist - Interim Communications Support