We value what our clients say
The below is a overview of feedback received from work colleagues old and new.
As a trusted partner we can bring continuous improvements to your business
Testimonials & References
“In Q4 2019 we engaged the services of Berka Solutions to provide support for the development of the scope of works, compiling a list of potential viable candidates and assessment of these companies. The final outcome was to propose:
- A Facilities Management Company who would have the capability to run and manage all activities for the day-to-day operational running of a large pharmaceutical site that had closed down but had to maintain compliance with an EPA license. In addition, this company had to support a large Engineering company in ensuring the decommissioning of the site will be successfully and safely carried out.
- An Environmental Management Company who will be responsible for all environmental compliance aspects on site
Berka Solutions also assisted in the development of metrics for both companies that will assist in ensuring service delivery as well as continuous improvement in key areas of the business.
In summary, I would have no hesitation in recommending Berka Solutions.“
"I would like to send you this message to personally and professionally thank you for the continued support both to me and the department.
The benefits are being seen across the entire portfolio, the support with increasing the professional approach to FM, communicating awareness of current FM practices to the Team have been well received, both on an internal basis within the department and external to the department where the improvements noticed have been commented on in various business meetings.
Specific gratitude are:
- The continuous improvement program and introductions to Lean Management and six sigma process understanding.
- The SOP roll out and implementation program for the FM service streams of Hard Services, Soft Services, Catering, and Security.
- Ongoing development of the helpdesk process that supports the entire portfolio.
- Offering 1:1 personal and professional guidance to the team members, enhancing the knowledge of FM support and services.
Head of Estates
“I am always particularly impressed by Bernard’s professionalism and the ability to handle even the toughest clients effortlessly. I learned so much working with him and appreciate (and miss) all the advice and support he gave to both myself and our team throughout our working relationship - he would be a fantastic mentor!
Bernard is an asset to any company wishing to optimise and maximise their FM opportunities. He brings a wealth of experience across sectors - he can troubleshoot, identify issues, creating and delivering strong solutions. He expertly manages stakeholder relationships and builds loyal and experienced teams.
If given the opportunity I would not hesitate to work alongside Bernard again.”
Emma Hooper (Spreadbury)
Global Operations - Sodexo
”Bernard’s energy and commitment were well demonstrated in the roles he managed whilst working in JCI and CBRE.
His leadership and ability with diverse groups to motivate and inspire were exceptional.
Barry Nolan ACMA
Group Operations Director
CBRE GWS Ireland
“Berka Solutions provided us with a really informative and thorough training course in GXP requirements in the Lifescience and Medtech industry. Bernard’s expertise is excellent, as is his presentation style and collaborative approach. I have no doubt his training program and workshops were not only helpful in winning new contracts, but also strengthened the entire team’s ability and awareness. I can highly recommend him as a trainer and a consultant.”
Head of Business Development
“Since Bernard set up Berka Solutions he has been a great support to my business. He has brought a professional approach to business marketing and brand development. His business coaching style is inclusive and supportive and really allowed me to look at how I was presenting my business to the marketplace. He has a wealth of knowledge and a great style of communication. I can’t recommend him highly enough!”
"I, as GM of a large sub contracting Security Company, have had the pleasure of working with Bernard for over 10 years at various locations, mainly in the Facilities and PharmaChem Sectors. I have always found him to be a dedicated professional whose ability to see the big picture, whilst never losing sight of the detail, has allowed him to lead innovative, practical and strategic solutions to the customers that he supports.
Bernard excels at building productive relationships with his clients, sub-contractors and his direct reports. He possesses the rare ability to be able to deal with people at all levels of the organization. His skill at quickly assimilating, and digesting information coupled with his ability to inspire and motivate, makes him a real asset to any team. He makes complex …..simple.
While leading and gelling disparate teams is his forté, he is a man who is highly admired for his intellect, passion and dedication. At the same time he deeply cares about those around him and treats all with dignity and respect.
A true gentleman and professional…"
GM Over-C Technology
“Bernard is a highly energetic and charismatic leader. I had the pleasure of reporting to Bernard during my time at Johnson Controls , he leads by example and operates with the highest level of integrity at all times. Utilizing his highly developed people skills, he always keeps his team motivated and highly engaged, all while operating in a complex matrix organisation.
His approach to work is extremely innovative and he is always looking for opportunities to learn and continuously grow. I am delighted I had the chance to learn from Bernard”.
EMEA Alliance Director
CBRE Global Workplace Solutions
“Bernard is one of those people who is blessed with a natural ability to juggle numerous activities simultaneously. He is also a born leader and a great people person. Any organisation would think they had hired three people when Bernard joins their team”
IT GDPR Consultant
”I had the pleasure of working with Bernard as part of a multi-site multi-million Euro mobilisation program and contract.
It struck me immediately how strong a team Bernard had built. His style of coaching and mentoring was inclusive and refreshing, while he kept the team absolutely determined to deliver all the requirements of the program on time and on budget.
After mobilisation, Bernard perfectly managed the demands of procurement, compliance, operations and contract management in a constructive and progressive manner, ensuring ongoing continuous improvement and cost control.
Bernard is a great communicator, and has an ability to get things done!
I wish Bernard well in his new endeavours with Berka Solutions, and I have no doubt that he will continue to drive continuous improvements for his clients.”
Martina Young Catering Consultancy Limited
"I worked with Bernard in his role as Technical Director for Mite Ireland where he reported to me as MD, and sat as part of my senior leadership team.
His knowledge of the facilities management business and expertise in technical services is without question. He put this skill set to work across all of our business from operations, compliance, business development, to central services and held director responsibility for several nationwide contracts. His focus was to constantly drive improvement in compliance, financials and KPI SLA enhancement. He restructured where necessary and always focused on delivery of services through continuous improvement and Lean methodologies.
I wish Bernard the very best in his future endeavours and I am sure he will add value"
Several Global FM Service Provider
Multinational Biologics Manufacturer
Technical Services Provider based in Midwest
UK based FM Service Provider
Scaffolding Company in Munster
Multi-National Insurance Provider
World Leading Technology Business
Multi-National Pharmaceutical Organization
Third level Educational Institute