Apex Planning Consultants
Thank you so much for inviting me to celebrate your momentous 10 year event. You chose a fantastic and novel way to do it, and those you invited to share the occasion were great fun. The atmosphere was very relaxed and funny, and you hosted superbly.
Thank you too for everything you have done for my business over the last 10 years. I have no doubt it has helped tremendously to ‘shout’ the name Apex Planning Consultants, helping the business to grow.
Here’s to another successful 10 years, for the both of us!
Paul Smith – Director at Apex Planning Consultants (June 2019)
Alison combines a strong work ethic with a positive, forward-thinking attitude. She is incredibly knowledgeable and fully embraces every marketing project she takes on. In short, she is a delight to work with.
Catherine Davies – Copywriter at Write-it (March 2019)
Apex Planning Consultants
Apex Planning Consultants has used Alison Page Marketing’s services since 2009 and even recommended them to associate businesses. The advice we received directly from Alison Page allowed us to start, develop and then grow the company. Alison took our brief and organised the company logo, providing different colour and design options, stationery and website design and copy, too.
Since these initial stages Alison has contacted us with new ideas, demonstrating she is always thinking about our company and how it might benefit from her marketing ideas. This has included ways to use social media more effectively, and providing assistance to prepare monthly Blogs, relating to town planning and development, which is our industry.
Alison Page Marketing is always friendly, imaginative, efficient and importantly effective. We have seen growth in first contacts with potential clients and increased instructions, which can be directly attributed to Alison Page Marketing’s services.
Would we recommend you use its services? Definitely!
Paul Smith – Apex Planning Consultants (September 2018)
London Digital Security Centre
Alison’s work on developing our PR had a significant and positive impact on the LDSC’s activity. She developed a database of relevant and influential PR contacts and regularly obtained coverage for us in the press, including key influential titles such as Computer Weekly, SC Magazine, The Telegraph, to name just a few, along with an interview on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme. Additionally, her work improving the website and social media activity improved both our page ranking and following, supporting our events, knowledge updates and product partner activity. Alison was a great asset to the team.
Neil Sinclair – Chief Operating Officer, London Digital Security Centre
J Finance Limited
Alison has been working with J Finance for a year now and when we look back we have completed so much. Initially we created a marketing plan, and our first project was to produce a professional looking range of client facing documents, brochure and a folder. We also completed a successful mailing campaign followed up with phone calls and local newspaper adverts generating higher than expected response. We are now turning our attention (and budgets) to social media creating a mailing list and producing a monthly newsletter, the first of which has had a great response. Alison has been patient and thorough with all her advice and the work she has done for us. She is professional but friendly and has helped direct and support our marketing activity. She has helped put us on a secure marketing base from which it will be far easier to engage with our clients.
Sallie Bright – Director at J Finance Limited (October 2017)
Roy Chapman Ltd
In recent times we have disposed of our franchise dealership and now operate a much simpler and less demanding independent service and repairs business. This has greatly reduced our need for the sophisticated marketing and administration support that you so ably provided when we were Mazda and Ford dealers.
I have always been impressed by the work that you have done for us. In particular I liked your first class attention to detail, your willingness to go the extra mile, and for me personally your wise counselling and friendship. I always looked upon you as an extra member of our team.
I am happy to recommend you as a sales and marketing expert to a wide range of business organisations.
Roy Chapman, Chairman of Roy Chapman Ltd (September 2017)
Tribe Culture Change Ltd
“Alison facilitated a great session with the Management Team at Tribe and helped us to sense check our Marketing Strategy. Her recommendations were comprehensive and will certainly help us to put the plan into action. Thanks Alison – I’d be happy to recommend you to others.”
Clare Solomon – Creative & Commercial Director at Tribe Culture Change Ltd (August 2017)
MDG Professional Services Ltd
“Hi Alison, a few lines to express our appreciation for the work you carried out in generating material for a recent marketing exercise, this was the first time we have used your services and based on our experience will be turning to you when we start future campaigns. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking for innovative and fresh marketing ideas.”
Peter Ginger – Chartered Financial Planner – MDG Professional Services Ltd (April 2017)
Catalyst Land Solutions Ltd
“I am pleased to recommend the work that Alison Page undertook on behalf of my company Catalyst Land Solutions Ltd. She provided a professional approach and posed proactive questions from the initial consultation in order to ensure the rebranding of my business and development of website including copyrighting was completed within agreed budgets and timescales. It was particularly beneficial that she could consider my proposals from the point of view of a consumer and my target market, rather than solely a professional involved within the property industry on a daily basis.”
Brian Harding – Managing Director – Catalyst Land Solutions Ltd (March 2017)
CIO Connect Ltd
“Alison gave us brilliant advice, direction and support in planning our approach to social media. The results we achieved on LinkedIN were well above expectation.”
Peter Cox – Operations Director – CIO Connect Ltd (January 2017)
“I have always found Alison to be a great source of information and marketing expertise. She is friendly and approachable with a ready source of solutions and ideas for any challenges that may arise. I have know Alison for a number of year, since our Nissan days and she continues to be an authentic voice of marketing expertise.”
Ginny Lemarie – Marketing & Communication Specialist (September 2016)
“Just wanted to say that you organised the day brilliantly and everything was spot on, I really enjoy working with you. Thank you!”
Robert Stringer – Stringer Mann, St. James’s Place Partnership (July 2016).
Tracey Harper Nutrition
“Thank you so much for the marketing session today. I REALLY enjoyed it and feel like you totally get me and my business, I’m in safe hands and will be able to help me achieve my goals. Looking forward to the next session.”
Tracey Harper – Nutritional Therapist (May 2016)
“Since day one, our introduction to the UK market has been an amazing journey. We reached an incredible milestone by being the runnerup of FIT Show Awards in the Best Creative Shell Scheme Stand and finished in the top 3 in front of all these companies. I was really proud to see our company name in front of 900 people at the Gala Dinner! Everything went beyond our expectations and I can affirm there is a place for our solutions in the UK market.” Part of a team project led by CanadaUK Partners.
Stéphane Mondoux – 360 Innovations (April 2016)
“Alison and I have just completed a project for one of my Canadian clients and I have to say it has been a real pleasure working with her as she is a real team player as well as being a highly capable and experienced marketer. Alison always takes the approach of ‘what is best for the client’ not ‘what is easiest for me’, unlike some I’ve worked with. The project was a true partnership of complementary skills and knowledge which will benefit us both in the future, as well as the client.”
George Edwards – CanadaUK Partners (April 2016)
Adam Hollier Photography
“I’m sure many of us are inundated with blogs, newsletters and updates on how we can best manage our business etc but there’s only one marketing blog I read and that’s Alison’s. If you haven’t subscribed to her mailing list then I can’t recommend it enough.”
Adam Hollier – Adam Hollier Photography (March 2016)
Trio Hairdressing Salon
“We have been working with Alison since January 2015 and it has been a huge success. From the word go her help and guidance took our business to another level. Our Facebook page has increased well over 100 percent and has caused huge interest with it’s innovative ideas covering our target age groups. We have a Facebook loyalty scheme which gets a lot of interaction from clients which is great as it helps to build relationships. Alison’s help and advice with Berkhamsted Living has increased footfall in the salon and has helped our profile in the town and surrounding areas. Alison is hugely approachable and we can’t thank her enough for her dedication and hard work, thank you Alison.”
Andrew Hewitt – Trio Hairdressing Salon (February 2016)
Claire Lord HR
“I contacted Alison to help me when I was changing my business model and rebranding. I had no idea where to start but Alison skilfully helped me to clarify my business purpose, goals, priorities and target clients in a few short meetings and gave me the confidence and tools I needed to make the changes I had wanted to do for some time. Alison has a great deal of experience which she uses to give bespoke advice and support to her clients and I would have no hesitation in recommending her and her excellent services to others.”
Claire Campbell – Claire Lord HR (November 2015)
Charlotte Hazeldine Photography
“Alison has given me so much confidence in my business and I am enjoying the process [of brand clarity and brand repositioning] so much more now that I am getting the support I really need.”
Charlotte Hazeldine – Charlotte Hazeldine Photography (May 2015)
Sunnyside Rural Trust
“Alison has been a really valuable resource for me at Sunnyside Rural Trust. She helped me get my e-newsletter up and running, sorting the design and training me to use Mailchimp. And she’s always at the end of the phone when I have a problem or need advice on a marketing idea. On top of that, she’s highly efficient and organised.”
Maggie Grand – Sunnyside Rural Trust (April 2015)
The Hertfordshire Will Company
“I’d like to thank Alison for being so prompt and efficient with every piece of work she’s done for me. I’ve always been very pleased with the results and will definitely use her again.”
Brian Meehan –The Hertfordshire Will Company (April 2015)
“Alison really gets into the essence of your business and provides fantastic marketing advice. PA Pool has come on in leaps and bounds since Alison’s involvement. ”
Katy Etherington – PA Pool (April 2015)
Remus Horse Sanctuary
“We have worked with Alison Page of Alison Page Marketing for the past year now and in that time she has made a huge difference to our business. She is very professional and knows her business. I would heartily recommend Alison.”
Sue Burton – Founder – Remus Horse Sanctuary (April 2015)
APEX Planning Consultants, Independent Town Planning Consultants based in Milton Keynes
“Alison was willing to listen to my ideas, to work with those, but also to put her own ideas before me. Together this resulted in my new business taking off, the creation of its logo design, website ideas, stationery and more. This was achieved without fuss, in a timely fashion and very importantly for a new company, at relatively minimal cost. I have been pleased with every aspect of Alison’s approach to my business as her ideas are targeted, so that I am not overwhelmed with options and ideas. She seems to know, intuitively, just what is necessary. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Alison’s services, indeed I have already spoken to other companies about what she might be able to offer to them.”
Paul Smith – Owner – APEX Planning Consultants (November 2009)
Spring Partnerships, Business Analysis & Consultancy based in Banbury
“I would trust Alison with any project of the telephoning type. She was thorough in delving into organisations interests and correct contacts. She always acted with the client’s interest upper most. Very good.”
Stephen Archer – Director – Spring Partnerships (March 2010)
Womb to Bloom, Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting Services based in Berkhamsted
“Alison has really helped me to focus on the marketing of my business and has taken much of this work out of my hands freeing me up to do my work whilst knowing that the important job of marketing is no longer neglected. Alison has a great gift for seeing exactly what is required and simplifying it whereas I get bogged down in the detail. She has the ability to clearly get my message across and see things from an unbiased client perspective.”
Cathy Johnson – Owner – Womb to Bloom (March 2010)
Spirit Fleet Solutions, Fleet Services Provider based in Leighton Buzzard
“Alison has been involved in the launch and ongoing development of both Spirit Fleet Solutions and MK CarStore. She has proved herself to be highly adaptable and always demonstrates a willingness to help. She is multi-skilled, budget conscious, works to deadlines and offers practical solutions. Her main involvement has been with web development and re-design, direct mail, media booking for press advertising and radio campaigns, POS and signage, event planning and management, data cleansing and radio scripting. Alison consistently delivers high levels of quality and commitment and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Dee Smith – Customer Relationship Director – Spirit Fleet Solutions Ltd (April 2010)
Reeley Landscapes, Garden Brilliance based in Berkhamsted
“Always a pleasure to work with, Alison Page delivers on time, to budget, totally reliable with good service providers. I’ve used Alison three times this year already and I’m about to embark on another marketing project with her this month.”
Helen Reeley – Garden Landscape & Designer – Reeley Landscapes (June 2010)
MK CarStore, Used Car Centre based in Milton Keynes
“Alison’s sales and marketing expertise and support was incredibly valuable to our used car operation, both during the start-up phase of the business and in developing our marketing activities going forward. Alison is both proactive and reactive in meeting our needs and her efficiency puts the rest of us to shame! From planning and scripting a radio campaign to writing ad copy, I have no hesitation in recommending her services.”
Ian Crook – Sales Manager – MK CarStore (August 2010)
Northern Motors, Vauxhall Dealer Group based in Watford, Harrow and Ruislip
“Thank you so much for all your hard work and professionalism with organising our “Women in the driving seat Event” and making it a huge success. We have received some fantastic feedback from our customer’s who found the evening very informative and thoroughly enjoyable. Once again thank you and we will definitely be recommending your company to others.”
Simon Burstow – Service Manager Harrow – Northern Motors (October 2010)
PA Pool, website for Personal Care Assistants looking for work and Disabled People looking for Personal Care Assistants
“Alison is great to work with! Not only does she have fantastic energy and enthusiasm, she really knows her stuff and in the short time I’ve been working with her, have seen a really positive growth in my business. Thank you!”
Katy Etherington – Director / Founder – PA Pool (November 2010)
AVF Communications, Public Relations Consultants based in Hertford
“Our Women in the Driving Seat promotion with Alison Page’s Vauxhall dealer client Northern Motors Harrow was a great success, due in no small part to her thoroughness, attention to detail and general savoire faire. We have found her to be creative, helpful and can always be relied upon to get things done properly and on time, no matter what the circumstances. I look forward to working with her again in the future.”
Adrian Foster – Managing Director – AVF Communications (December 2010)
Roy Chapman Ltd, Ford Dealership based in Berkhamsted
“Dear Alison, editorial is great. I thought meeting was excellent. Your attention to detail and control of the agenda was most impressive. I am also very pleased and if I am totally honest surprised that you sing off more or less the hymn sheet as I do. I know where I want the company to go in the present climate and your thinking is in my view exactly right!! Kind regards and many thanks.”
Roy Chapman – Chairman – Roy Chapman Ltd (January 2011)
DOTFUTURE, Social Media Training
“I worked with Alison for over a year and found her to be energetic, reliable and responsible. She invariably delivered to her commitments on time, was always confident to express her views and thereby helped to get the best result for the group. I enjoyed working with her.” Kevin Hardern – Business Mentor – DOTFUTURE (June 2011)
uPrint, Print and Design based in Hemel Hempstead
“Working alongside Alison has been an absolute pleasure; we have worked with Alison on a number of projects over the last year. Alison’s communication and attention to detail means she always gets the best results for her clients. Always looking forward to working alongside Alison on new projects, would highly recommend for all marketing needs as her knowledge in this field is second to none.”
Paul Dowling – Sales Manager – uPrint Print & Design (June 2011)
Swan Coaching based in Luton
“I receive regular monthly newsletters as most of us do, but I only look forward to receiving one in particular, and enjoy reading the whole thing because it is well written, concise and informative. It was only recently that I discovered this newsletter is written by Alison, on behalf of her client. I feel this is a testimony in its own right, which is one of the reasons I am happy to recommend her services. I know that as well as being an expert marketeer, providing excellent service is also top of her priority list.”
Sandra Swan (September 2011)
Pre-Start-Up Accountancy Business
“Thank you so much for the time you have taken dealing with a general enquiry such as mine. If you put this amount of time and customer care with a simple enquiry I can only imagine that when you are dealing with your own clients your service is second to none and exceptional attention to detail. A business to recommend to newbies like myself or established businesses. Thankyou so much for the help and advice you have given me.”
Sherral Smith (May 2012)
Communique Associates, telemarketing agency based in Marlow
“Thanks so much for all your brilliant work on the website and brochure. I’m so pleased with it all and I know that the reason getting it all done in such a pain-free manner was down to you managing the process. If it had been left to me, I’d still be feeling like I was having root canal work done! Will definitely be getting back to you soon to move on to the next stage…”
Natalie Reid-Hughes – MD (October 2012)
Beechwood Fine Foods, cafe deli based in Tring
“You have done it again! Another great article in this week’s [Tring] gazette, resulting in two new customers through the door today.”
Toby Murray – Owner (October 2012)
Aid4Disabled, online advice and information service
“I had a fixed amount of money that was available to modify and improve my website. Alison was very quick to understand what was needed and she was able to describe her ideas in easy to understand sentences. I know from experience that the user frequently does not get what they expect. I was never left in this awkward position. Alison and her software colleague changed my website so it looks much sharper and more professional. The work was completed on time and within my budget. Well done to both Alison and her colleague Louise. Thank you Patrick www.aid4disabled.com.”
Patrick Burke – Founder (January 2013)
John Grimes Yoga based in Berkhamsted
“Alison has made a big difference to my business. Alison understands the dynamics and constraints of a small business and the need for effective low cost solutions and it is a pleasure to work with her. Her recommendations and strategies have reduced my ongoing marketing costs by 50% and helped me develop a new revenue stream. By reviewing my enquiries, Alison has identified where my focus should be and has significantly reduced my cost per lead and left me with a simple system, which allows me to monitor and improve my lead generation. Alison has helped my business move forward and I would not hesitate in recommending Alison’s services.”
John Grimes – Owner (March 2013)