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Great agency. So pleased with them. 10 out of 10.
Paul Addison - Owner, DevAssist
Its great to work with the team ay Consortium - Belinda is responsive, listens, regularly communicates & is fantastic at getting stuff done!
Kate Hennig - Director, GroGroup
What you do is fantastic and requires little input from me, thus letting me concentrate my time in other areas.
Isobel Brett - Managing Director, Bretts Business Recovery
Great support with our Corporate 20th Anniversary campaign and was happy with our results and the overall collab and the team listening to what I required. Would like to continue w ongoing support for that campaign thru the year.
Malki Louison, RBRO Solutions
Excellent communication, deliver on promises, practical timescale and lovely people to boot!
Paul Richmond - Managing Director, GroGroup
Consortium's team goes above and beyond, tailoring strategies to suit our unique needs. Their proactive communication and responsiveness are outstanding, making every collaboration seamless and enjoyable. Thanks to Consortium, our brand recognition and reputation has soared. We wholeheartedly recommend Consortium to any business seeking top-tier marketing solutions. Their professionalism and results speak volumes about their commitment to client success.
Carli Neal - Symes Bains Broomer
I have very much enjoyed working with Consortium more than marketing, both currently and in my previous role as the managing partner for a large accounting firm based in East Sussex and London. Marketing is part of the process, but you can’t just do marketing by itself. It needs to be part of a targeted and streamlined approach to what we want to try and do and achieve. And Consortium has helped facilitate that unity. Working with Consortium and the team has been fantastic to have direction and a working framework for us all to work with and to help us engage with the wider business community we’re in.
Paige Collins, Owner, Warren House Chartered Accountants
DevAssist have been working with Consortium for just under a year and we are thrilled with the massive contribution that Lara and her wonderful team have made to the business. Our business has a unique offering to the legal sector and needed a marketing team that could understand this and promote accordingly. From day one they did. They are proactive, creative and are now a vital part of our ongoing team. If you are in the professional sector and need to outsource your marketing, I thoroughly recommend them.
Paul Addison - Owner, DevAssist
Working with Kat and Lara is an absolute pleasure, they really understand Alpha’s needs and helped make a difference.
Louise Grant - Alpha Health and Safety
A pleasure to work with, effective, proactive with advice and guidance, patient and understanding of our other commitments.
Dan Simpson - Hartley Fowler
Knowledge, Influence, Approachable are key indicators that we benchmark, all of which you do extremely well!
Wayne McGhan - Legal Bricks
Very friendly, responsive, and helpful. Have really helped us move forward with our overall approach to marketing.
Nick Oliver - Isadore Goldman
Very helpful and really know your stuff. Great team and feel you are part of our organisation.
Tony Chauhan - Bowling & Co Solicitors
We received some training from Lara on the dark arts of LinkedIn. It was outstanding. It must be about the best I have seen on this or related subjects. Very impressive.
Oliver Brabbins, Managing Director - Steeles Law
At Tarvos Wealth we have been working with Lara and her team for about nine months and she has revolutionised our social media profile. I have to admit that it is still not an area I am totally comfortable with, but Lara makes it seem so easy and I am now speaking to people who are congratulating us on our profile. Thanks for all you have done Lara.
Simon Ludden - Tarvos Wealth Ltd
We have worked with Kat at Consortium for over 3 years now and have been consistently happy with the service provided. Kat manages the firm’s marketing activity; from regular blog writing, website updates, and email marketing through to the management of our social media platforms, she understands who our target audience is and advises on the best strategies to communicate with them.
Chris Whitley-Jones - PRB Accountants LLP
Lara provided a fresh perspective to networking and even reluctant networkers couldn’t help but be inspired by her enthusiasm and the great advice she gave. I’m sure that following her presentation many of us at Alliotts will feel a lot more confident about meeting new people whether virtually or in-person (soon I hope).
Sam Ampah BA, MAAT - Alliotts Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors
Really pleased with the work you are doing for us. It is good to have professional support and advice and to keep us on our toes to set time aside for our digital marketing!
Ruth Dolan - Tarvos Wealth Ltd
My marketing used to give me sleepless nights. Since using Consortium I no longer have sleepless nights and have stopped worrying about it.
Lloyd French - Delaunay Wealth Management
Lara’s marketing advice was brilliant! She gave honest feedback about how to make improvements but also practical, very focussed, gold dust marketing advice!
Lorraine Richardson - Adapt Law Ltd
Consortium have helped us organise and run a range of company events including client seminars and staff events. They provided us with ideas at the concept stage, sourced and liaised with suppliers, promoted the event, and managed the whole process, keeping all relevant parties informed at all times. You can trust Kat and the Consortium team to make your event run smoothly.
Paige Collins - Hartley Fowler LLP
With the aid of Consortium, we have placed a greater emphasis on national and local profiles, this has been done by increasing our Google search presence and by other social media activities. All this has resulted in an outstanding flow of new clients, in particular, based in the South East. We have seen our training at Poling increase by nearly 60% with our second training room being used more and more.
Michael Murray, Head of Finance - Alpha Training Safety Solutions
David did a great job of updating our website. We had some time paid for and David managed that time and made sure we were kept up to date all the way, so we knew how much time we had left. He went out of his way to find solutions too. He was great to deal with and super patient and I would use him again in a heartbeat.
Helen Vane - GoGecko Recruitment
The Sussex Cancer Fund have worked with Jo over the last two years. We have found Jo to be professional, positive and determined to make a success of her marketing activities with our charity. Jo’s sense of humour and enthusiasm have made her an absolute pleasure to work with. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jo for any marketing needs.
Julia Lenton, Fund Manager
Jo has been a delight to work with over the last few years. Her hard work, dedication, and desire to deliver results across all practice areas in the firm have been much appreciated. She is enthusiastic, hardworking and focused on making sure the right opportunities are taken forward. She is happy to suggest fresh and creative ideas and to encourage input from others. If Jo says she will do something, she delivers.
Emily Yeardley, Associate Employment Solicitor - BakerLaw LLP
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 on 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.
Alexandra Funnell, Partner - Hart Reade Solicitors
What a pleasure it’s been to work with David Kemp and Consortium on our recent project. I just wanted to offer a few words 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!
Nick Hale - Engage Healthcare
Thank you for your fantastic training session. It gave us lots to think about and got staff buzzing and talking to each other.
Estelle Conron, Managing Partner and Head of the Family Law Department - Bird & Co. Solicitors LLP
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.
Mandy Heath, Office Manager - Bournemouth & District Law Society
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.
Amy Kenward, Marketing Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution - Bennett Griffin
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 provided us with a 5* service, we look forward to the future and the ongoing support from Lara and Jo.
Emma Slater-Gould - Rolf Berryman
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!
Isla Pithie - Mailserve
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.
Terry Wilmot - Carnabys Independant Estate Agency
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 was 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.
Sharon Frost - IRL
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.
Deborah Richards - Maddisons Residential
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!
Stephanie Kirkley - Brighton Racing & Events
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!
Marty Waite - Humphrey & Co, Chartered Accountants
When we met with Lara we had no clue about social media – she guided us through the setup as business social media is quite different from personal 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.
Bianca & Tracy - The Travel Concept
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.
Isobel Brett - Bretts Business Recovery
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.
Anita Amies - Coole Bevis LLP
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.
Mandy Robinson - Baldwin & Robinson Law
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.
Emily Jones - Brighton and Hove Chamber
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!
Al Start - Go Kid Music
Lara’s approach is outstanding. She helped our business with instant insights into 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.
João Bocas - Salutem, Digital Health
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.
Hugo Hunt, Senior Partner - Fitzhugh Gates
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.
Mel Piagesti - Director, Nature Shop
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.
James Potten - Carnabys Estate Agents
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 of it. Lara delivers her training with enthusiasm and is incredibly personable. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Emma Sainsbury - Business Development Manager
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.
Debbie Roberts MCIPD - Owner, Aardvark Training and Development
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.
Nigel Craig - Owner, Hentys LLP. Company and commercial law advice for SMEs
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.
Sarah Edmunds - Owner, Sarah Edmunds Legal