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Some kind words from clients and former colleagues..

Faith In Families

Independent adoption agency, charity Faith In Families employed my services for a few months in 2016.

Chris was recommended to us to provide cover for our Fundraising & Marketing Manager’s maternity leave. Since she joined us a few months ago, we have been impressed with her expertise in marketing and ability to hit the ground running. She very quickly picked up what we do and how we work, and has been a very effective steer in a number of areas. Her work included management of the fundraising & marketing team, supporting them through a period of change, working with them on planning events, creating copy and artwork for a variety of promotional pieces, as well as working on producing bid letters for fundraising. Her skills are much appreciated, and we wouldn’t hesitate to call on her services again in the future.

Lynda Fletcher – DCEO & Head of Professional Services, Faith In Families

Get My First Job Ltd

12 hour exercise in January 2016 for Get My First Job to evaluate effectiveness of cold-calling for database/contact-building.

If you want someone you can rely on to get the job done, Chris is that person. She always delivers, effectively and efficiently. Determined, resilient and able to build rapport quickly, Chris is extremely successful at maximising sales or networking opportunities and achieving growth.
The thing that immediately strikes you about Chris is her warmth and this, along with her ethical approach, has been key to her success.
I heartily recommend Chris to support and develop business – give her a call to find out how!

Prue Day – Business Development Director, Get My First Job Limited

Logistics franchise

A Sandiacre-based logistics franchisee found me on LinkedIn and we worked together from August to November 2015 on all kinds of marketing tasks from strategy to practice. (See HOME page for details.)

I operated an SME logistics firm in Nottingham and was working with an extremely tight budget; I was looking for someone to work on our Sales and Marketing plan on a part time or ad hoc basis. Having found Christine on Linkedin and met with her, I found her to be very professional and personable. Having set initial actions, it was clear that Christine could work at any level of a project. All tasks requested were completed on time as agreed. Christine was happy to liaise with my internal/external contacts without introduction and also has a number of contacts within the industry who can assist with sub-tasks. I would not hesitate requesting Christine’s services on future projects and I would highly recommend her to any growing company.

Dan Timms – (former) Logistics franchisee

H22 Solutions Ltd

Nottingham web design company, H22 Solutions Ltd, invited me to proof-read some marketing texts, write some copy for direct mail, and make some calls to local businesses.

Pending the arrival of a marketing apprentice last summer, I asked Chris to undertake a variety of tasks for me, mainly around using her grammar nerd skills to pick up on ‘auto-correct errors’ in my marketing literature and other collateral. She has very sharp eyes and a good business writing style which are very useful in writing copy and proof-reading! She also spent an afternoon making sales appointments for me on the phone, with a thoroughly decent success rate. Highly recommended.

Terry Ellis – Managing Director, H22 Solutions Ltd

The Opportunities Fund

In my capacity as Chair of the board of trustees for The Opportunities Fund, I have been able to observe Christine’s performance as our Partnerships Manager over the 18 months since she joined us in January 2014. She started with a complete overhaul of our marketing, creating a professional and cohesive brand that would stand us in good stead whilst approaching businesses for funding support. She also inherited some difficult relationships which she turned around and developed into positive partnerships. She was also instrumental in refining our portfolio management procedures, including presentation materials. Unfortunately, the fundraising landscape in Nottinghamshire for most non-profits is very difficult at present, with a number of organisations losing the battle. We have decided that our remaining funds should be dispersed to the charity network we support. Chris is moving on as a result, but can do so with her head held high, with respect and thanks from our board.

Graham Masters – (former) Chair, The Opportunities Fund

In her time with us, Christine transformed The Opportunities Fund by developing a connected and professional brand, from planning the strategy, coming up with the creative theme, through to writing all the copy for the website and other collateral. This helped us to appeal more effectively to local businesses for support in funding important community projects. Chris was also instrumental in updating and streamlining our procedures, correspondence and record-keeping around managing our charity project portfolio, and in the way it was presented at fundraising meetings. She was clearly knowledgeable and experienced in both sales and marketing, and her organisational skills were fundamental to her success with The Opportunities Fund. She is confident and likeable, with a pleasant manner and ethical approach to her work. I would have no qualms about recommending her to any future employers.

Patrick Adie – Solicitor, Freeths, Nottingham and (former) Trustee, The Opportunities Fund

Former colleague at Papworth Trust

Christine has been a trusted friend and colleague for many years now.  During that time I have observed her utilising the wealth of knowledge and experience that make her project management and business development skills second to none. Bringing Chris on board will ensure that the best interests of your company will be pursued with the kind of passionate professionalism that guarantees results.

Russell D’Avilar – Friend and former colleague at Papworth Trust

CBE (Constant Browning Edmonds) Ltd.

Christine is a fabulous asset to any team. She is a competent and able career woman, with many years of experience within various sectors that she is able to utilise. I found Christine to be reliable, conscientious, honest and tenacious. I would not hesitate in recommending her. Christine has a wonderful sense of humour, an exceptional telephone voice and a professional manner.

Sharron Tsierkezou – (former) Manager, CBE Ltd

Thank you, everyone, for your recognition. It’s much appreciated. More testimonials are promised from recent clients and will be loaded here soon.

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