Alexandra Funnell, Partner
Hart Reade Solicitors
Lara and her team at Consortium have provided valuable assistance in dealing with our Firm’s marketing efforts. They have taken over the routine day to day work enabling us to focus on the service we provide to our clients and running our business. Consortium have provided advice on our overall strategy and guided us with more streamlined and effective projects. Lara is organised and keeps on top of everything; following up matters that need action or completion. Lara ensures we are kept up to date and consulted over key decisions – she has a friendly yet professional manner and has been a joy to work with.
We have been working with Kat from Consortium for the past 6 months and I have to say that we’re really impressed by the proactive nature of the service. It has been a very enjoyable process to date. Kat has a remarkable ability to draft articles and blogs from the briefest of details that I provide to her, which lightens my workload considerably. Kat provides a constant source of marketing ideas and tips for us to think about.
What a pleasure it’s been to work with David Kemp and Consortium for our recent project. I just wanted to offer a few works of thanks as he’s been very professional throughout, extremely patient (which you need to be when working with us) and has made some great suggestions along the way. There was a lot more work involved here than we’d anticipated so thanks for bearing with us!
Estelle Conron, Managing Partner and Head of the Family Law Department - Bird & Co. Solicitors LLP
Thank you for your fantastic training session. It gave us lots to think about and got staff buzzing and talking to each other.
Mandy Heath – Office Manager
Bournemouth & District Law Society
We were very fortunate to have Lara and Jo from Consortium speak at our recent AGM on the use of social media in business and were very impressed with their delivery of this subject and the vast knowledge that they provided was very well received by our members. They were enthusiastic and engaging and explained the use of social media in an uncomplicated way
Amy Kenward, Marketing Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution.
We have worked with Consortium since 2016. Lara and her team are great, they are approachable, available and take so much stress and hassle away from me on the day to day facilitation and implementation of the strategy – Consortium are a great support and the fact that they know and understand the legal profession makes life so much easier.
Rolf Berryman“Lara and Jo have been our mentors in helping us to create and plan a detailed marketing strategy for our recruitment business. Providing us with structure and concise guidance throughout the process, we now have a completed strategy to refer to, which will help us to grow and extend in all our specialist areas. Consortium provide us with a 5* service, we look forward to the future and the ongoing support from Lara and Jo.”
The whole team at Consortium are helpful, knowledgeable and fully understood what we were aiming to achieve. They offered us a service which was entirely suited to our specific needs, so we have really felt the benefit of their influence. You can be sure they won’t steer you wrong, so we would have no hesitation in recommending them!
Carnabys Independant Estate Agency
Having worked with Lara on a number of projects, I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to any professional looking for creative marketing solutions. She clearly has a great deal of experience in her chosen field and is very easy to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lara and Consortium Business Solutions to anyone looking for innovative marketing support.
Having met Lara at a networking event, we approached her to work with us on an email marketing campaign. After an initial meeting where Lara focused on what we wanted to achieve from a campaign as well as understanding our industry and target audience, the team swiftly went to work. They delivered a well-placed, jargon-free set of emails for us. They were timely, accurate and above all else they took the time to understand what it was we were hoping to achieve so that they could deliver a targeted campaign to suit.Consortium were a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for efficient, cost-effective and above all else, successful marketing services.
I started working with Lara about 18 months ago and know that my company would never have progressed and grown to its current state without her guidance and support. Lara has a real art of getting to the heart of the issues that may be hindering a company’s growth, and then has a wealth of experience and fabulous ideas to help address those issues. I recently won Entrepreneur of the Year at the Times of Tunbridge Wells Awards, and know that this achievement would not have been possible without Lara’s help. No matter how large my company becomes, I would never stop using Lara’s service – she will always focus my mind and ensure that we become bigger and better. I would recommend Lara unreservedly to anyone considering using a business coach
Brighton Racing & Events
I have known/ worked with Lara for several years. She is always an absolute pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable, professional and has heaps of energy and enthusiasm!
Lara has arranged events for us at the racecourse which were extremely well organised, marketed and attended. I would recommend Lara/ Consortium Business Solutions without hesitation to any business looking for marketing/ event support.
Lara takes the time to get to know you as a person as well as the business, and has an extremely fresh approach to business development!
Humphrey & Co, Chartered Accountants
Lara opened our eyes to the benefits of marketing, of promoting our firm and provided enthusiastic support for our varied projects. Her energetic, think-outside-the-box-approach is refreshing and very welcome in our particular industry. She helped us to realise that we really are more than just accountants!
Bianca & Tracy
The Travel Concept
When we met with Lara we had no clue about social media – she guided us through the set up as business social media is quite different to social! Lara managed everything and although we supplied some of the content she made it look good and sound right for our clients, when we were too busy she came up with some interesting and innovative pieces of her own. Social media can be a complete minefield and time consuming especially to a novice – it’s great to be able to outsource this job to those more capable than us! Thanks Lara.
Best wishes Bianca & Tracy
Bretts Business Recovery
Since engaging the services of Consortium we have benefited from a clear and structured marketing strategy both short and long term. They have taken time to understand our business, brought fresh ideas to the table and provided support and assistance where needed, working alongside our in-house marketing team which we have found a cost effective way of doing things.
I really enjoy working with Consortium, marketing is no longer a chore or a drain on my valuable time.
Coole Bevis LLP
As novices in the world of social media, we have really valued the support and input from Consortium. Jo has been brilliant at finding and writing the content when we have been short of time, so our presence stays fresh and relevant
Baldwin & Robinson Law
We worked with the Consortium Business Solutions team on the development of our new website and they delivered on everything that they promised. We picked them because we felt that they really understood our brief and vision for the site.
They were always responsive and helpful and gave sound advice when asked. Furthermore, their assistance in helping us to project manage the new site was invaluable.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Brighton and Hove Chamber
Lara spoke recently at one of our Brighton Chamber Creative Hub events. She was an absolute delight to work with. Lara asked to be fully briefed about the event beforehand and tailor-made her presentation and talk to the specific requirements of the attendees. She gave some fantastic advice, taking care to answer all questions thoroughly.
Go Kid Music
I had a thirty minute meeting/chat with Lara about my new company and how to get the most out of marketing on a tiny budget. Lara really listened to what I want to achieve and gave me numerous ideas and leads that I would not have otherwise found. I will definitely be keen to seek her guidance again.
I highly recommend getting in touch, Lara knows her stuff!
Salutem - Digital Health
Lara’s approach is outstanding. She helped our business with instant insights to what’s really important to us. She was able to understand our business right away and put that into a marketing mix context – a true characteristic of an expert in their field. Thank you so much.
Hugo Hunt, Senior Partner
Lara at Consortium, is a great support for business marketing. She knows her stuff and is full of ideas, as you would expect, but her contribution goes much further than that.
It is all too easy to put marketing on the back burner while you get on with ‘more urgent’ matters, but she won’t let that happen if it means initiatives you have signed up to are getting delayed.
Her infectious enthusiasm helps to get things done, and her insight and imagination encourages similar qualities in others where they may have been dormant.’
Director, Nature Shop
We have been very happy with the fantastic personal service and expertise from Consortium Business Solutions. We are a young web-based company ,and needed strategic direction for our marketing, as well as an external, professional view of our current activities.
From the moment we contacted Consortium, we have found their professionalism, and the manner in which they have taken all of our needs on board, to be second to none. They collated all the information we gave them and listened to what we’re trying to achieve as a business, before providing us with a constructive view of our company and a well set out marketing plan to implement.
Carnabys Estate Agents
I have had the pleasure of knowing & working with Lara over the past 5 years. I have always found her to be a passionate & thoughtful individual and someone who will always endeavour to go above and beyond the call of duty. We have worked closely on a couple of events together & without her support, these would not have been as successful as they were. I cannot recommend Lara & Consortium Business Solutions more highly. You will not be disappointed with the service received
Business Development Manager
Lara recently attended our office to provide LinkedIn training. She tailored the session to take into account our individual needs and explained to us, in a very comprehensive way, how to get the best out it. Lara delivers her training with enthusiasm and is incredibly personable. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Debbie Roberts MCIPD
Owner, Aardvark Training and Development
Lara spent some invaluable time with me helping me with ideas to relaunch Aardvark Business Training. In particular she had great ideas about finding new clients and how to go about my marketing activities including the use of social media. I feel much more focused as a result of Lara’s work.
Owner, Hentys LLP. Company and commercial law advice for SMEs.
I attended a presentation on LinkedIn and other social media given by Lara this morning. Her style and content made it sound easy and attractive, and she was clearly knowledgeable. If I wanted to increase my profile in this area I would not hesitate to use Lara.
Owner, Sarah Edmunds Legal
I am absolutely delighted that Lara has started a consultancy practice. She has been absolutely fantastic and a really huge help to my business. She has helped me to structure my marketing activities, cut down my marketing budget substantially and inspire me with new ideas. Amazing – such huge results in such a short time. Thank you.