Responsive and proactive

“Sara first worked with DYT as a mentor for a junior marketing colleague. She was subsequently commissioned to review our marketing and communication strategy and then to directly support DYT’s work and briefly lead our external facing work. At all these levels, Sara excelled. She quickly adapted to our needs and was responsive and proactive in her work. Sara is a pleasure to work with, and I am sure we will use her services again.”

Karen Wespieser | Director of Operations, Driver Youth Trust

An achievable plan

“When we launched the new Inspiring Governance service, we engaged Sara to develop the communications for the launch and beyond. She created a communications and engagement strategy, turned it into an achievable plan and then made sure it was delivered to a high standard. She continued to work with us to develop the content for the website, working closely with our web and graphic designers to make sure that messaging was strong and consistent. I then asked Sara to develop a suit of marketing materials, including leaflets and case studies, for the service.  I have subsequently commissioned her to help launch a similar service for the FE sector.

“No matter what the task at hand, I know that I can always count on Sara to deliver what I need and to be a helpful, reliable and professional representative when liaising with my internal and external stakeholders.”

Charlotte Coleman | Director of Governance Programmes, Inspiring Governance

An in-depth understanding

“We approached Sara to help with a communications strategy and action plan to raise awareness of the role trees play in mitigating flooding. She delivered the project from start to finish, from engaging internal stakeholders and developing the strategy to writing briefing notes to use with targeted audiences. She got up to speed with our organisation very quickly and really understood what we were trying to achieve. She was enthusiastic, easy to work with and clearly knows her field. I would be confident in recommending her to any organisation.”

Ruth Hyde | Director of Brand and Communications, Woodland Trust

Raising our profile

“We asked Sara to lead on the media launch for a new report we published on careers education. I was delighted with the coverage we received in both the national and trade press. From that success, we have asked her to support us with a number of other profile raising initiatives.”

Nick Chambers | CEO, Education and Employers national charity

Many strengths

“Throughout my time as a senior elected officer and General Secretary of ASCL, Sara was responsible for communications and marketing. The fact the association enjoyed a high profile, growing membership and a highly influential voice with policymakers was in no minor way due to her skills and expertise. Amongst her many strengths I would highlight her outstanding editorial skills exemplified by the association’s magazine Leader , her strong understanding of print and broadcast media and her expertise in marketing. I am under no illusions that the profile I enjoyed as General Secretary was greatly enhanced by her wise advice and support. I would recommend her services without any hesitation whatsoever.”

Brian Lightman | Director, Lightman Consulting Ltd; formerly General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders

Wealth of experience

“Sara really knows her stuff. She brings with her a wealth of experience of the education sector which means she understands how to engage with and support schools and colleges. She has excellent communication skills and a calm professionalism that makes her a pleasure to work with.”

Geoff Barton | General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders