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  • Duncan was a great mayor. He excelled at communicating with people because he’s warm and down to earth. He achieved a great deal while in office and he has achieved even more since he stepped down.   Duncan has an extensive knowledge of what mayors and council chairs are doing across the nation. He brings this understanding to bear when helping people with the issues they face and in reaching their full potential.  

    Julie Mayhew Archer former Chair of the Vale of White Horse District Council
  • When I found out I was going to be mayor the first person I called was Duncan. Duncan’s system really helped me prepare for office. It gave me the confidence to aim towards some big goals. But more than that it gave me the confidence to stay true to myself and do what I know was right. He put me at ease but he also helped me be the best mayor I could be.

    Sam Bowring former Mayor of Abingdon on Thames
  • I have found Duncan to be an exceedingly friendly and helpful individual, as well as being full of enthusiasm and positive energy as a speaker. He has a marvellous ability to engage a room when delivering a speech, and a warm and personable character.

    Henry Viola Oxford Brookes University

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  • Duncan really is the genuine article as far as committed citizenry goes and was a Mayor-to-Remember. I swear he didn’t miss a single event in the town that year He was always entertaining and unusual in his approach to the role.

    Heather Brown Community Service Office, Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
  • Duncan is a fantastic trainer. His sessions are full of stuff you can actually use. He’s very funny, very warm and never boring. I find myself actually looking forward to his sessions. Why can’t all training be like this?

    Kelly McBeth NHS Blood and Transplant
  • I have no hesitation in recommending Duncan because of his fresh outlook on life. He was an innovative and successful mayor. He challenged perceptions and updated what people thought their mayor could achieve. I know that if you work with him he’ll help you to see how to make a real impact on your community and will guide you towards making the most of the fantastic opportunities you will have.

    Lesley Legge former Chair Oxfordshire County Council

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  • Duncan was a great mayor. He excelled at communicating with people because he’s warm and down to earth. He achieved a great deal while in office and he has achieved even more since he stepped down.   Duncan has an extensive knowledge of what mayors and council chairs are doing across the nation. He brings this understanding to bear when helping people with the issues they face and in reaching their full potential.  

    Julie Mayhew Archer former Chair of the Vale of White Horse District Council
  • Duncan is a breath of fresh air for today's civic dignitary. Every new civic dignitary should read the blogs on his site, attend his webinars, watch his videos and ask him all the questions you've ever wanted to ask, I'm sure they won't be disappointed.

    Lynne Sparks Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield
  • Duncan is a fantastic speaker. He engaged and inspired our audience. He is entertaining and thought provoking. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Call him now, in fact, would you like to borrow my phone?

    Jill Carver Abingdon on Thames Chamber of Commerce

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