Testimonials

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Sharp Marketing in our clients own words

Please take some time to read what our clients have to say about the services Sharp Marketing provides and the special business relationship that we are proud to share with many of our clients. Customer service and client satisfaction is extremely important to us and we are proud to say that this is reflected in the high level of client referals we receive.

Sue Sharp of Sharp Marketing Consultancy began working with Singletons Dairy Ltd in the Summer of 2010 .

At that time Singleton’s needed to update a rather abandoned website and had been trying to find the right focus for the site. It quickly became clear that our corporate image and rather eclectic range of labels had lost cohesion and brand. We invited Sue to help us keep on task and develop a strap line for the products, a co-ordinated range of labels and livery, a review of products and formats and from there, to launch the new range, developing a marketing plan and building a new website around it all.

Sue is a delight to work with. She is enthusiastic, well informed, clearly a very experienced marketeer and very efficient. We are very pleased with the results that we, together, have achieved in the past year. Sue also designed our trade show stands, one in the UK and the second at the prestigious ANUGA fair in Germany – which were a sensation.

Since working with Sharp Marketing, we feel a much slicker, professional company with real confidence in our beliefs and our much cherished morals and ideals are now easily identified by the customer through our packaging and media messages. Thank you Sue.
We sincerely hope to work with you for a long time to come.

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Tilly Carefoot
MD Singletons Dairys

Thank you for all your help and support throughout our re-structuring, it is invaluable to have independent person to discuss ideas with, ensure we are maintaining focus and offer counselling.

Andrew Atkinson
Fairhaven Housing Association

I got in touch with Sue after a bad experience over a six month period with a previous marketing company. My trust and faith in marketing companies was extremely low and I was very wary of entering into discussions with a further company. However from my first meeting with Sue it was very clear she only had her clients’ interests at heart. She took time to listen to my company’s needs and to understand my business.

Very quickly after our initial discussion, Sue sent me a detailed ‘New Business Review’ which included all the ideas we had discussed plus new ways of increasing business opportunities, and it was clear at this point she would provide an efficient and professional service.

In the one month we have worked together, Sue has designed a completely new and very professional website as well as a new logo and business stationary and my timescales have always been adhered to.

Sue is very easy to work with, offers practical advice and takes the time to understand your needs fully, she has restored my faith in marketing companies and I look forward to continuing to work with Sue in the future for all my marketing requirements.

Since working with Sue I have referred two companies to Sharp Marketing and wouldn’t hesitate recommending her services to many others.

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Paul Inman
Fresh Contract Furnishings Ltd
www.freshcontracts.co.uk

I telephoned Sue Sharp at Sharp Marketing as a recommendation from a friend regarding building a web site for me.  My website was built via telephone conversations with Sue, she was helpful, friendly and always available to give me the best possible advice.  My website was “live” within two weeks and I received immediate enquiries as a result of this.  My work has been constant as a result of my website ever since and I would like to thank Sue Sharp and Sharp Marketing for a quick efficient and effective service.  I would highly recommend their services.  Many thanks.

Carol Corbett
Hypnotherapy With Carol – Crawley, Sussex
www.hypnotherapywithcarol.co.uk

Having had other businesses, my experience of website design services was always one of disappointment. However, Sue Sharp has come up with exactly what I wanted, has understood my business needs time and again and has dealt with them without delay. She is easy to work with, has endless patience, lovely humour, and I am delighted to be able to recommend her absolutely.

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Penny Brass
Scottish Bookkeepers

 

As a small business, it is very easy to get caught up in all kinds of expenditure and activities that are not always cost effective, good value for money or helping to increase business profitability. Sharp Marketing has helped my business, flowersforlaura.com, focus on all these areas.

 

Sue Sharp is smart, insightful, focused and, most importantly, practical. All Sue’s suggestions are constructive and achievable. I have never walked away from a meeting with Sue feeling anything less than inspired, excited and determined. I now understand the costs of my business better, know my key target groups, have more cost effective suppliers and being a web-based business, a significantly more efficient web site.

 

 

Sharp Marketing has helped my business in more ways than I can begin to list. You may think you cannot afford the luxury of business development and marketing advice but, believe me when I say; you cannot afford not to have it either!

 

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Sarah Turpin
Florist Flowers For Laura – helping children with cancer

 

Sue from Sharp New Business has really helped us focus on the key areas our business. Her advice and direction is always clear and concise. Her easy approach attitude makes us feel confident to talk through our own goals and ideas for the future. Sue always delivers whatever we ask. We initially appointed her to design our new website, which has proved to be a great success. As a result we now provide this service along with the marketing package to our students/clients. We are so overwhelmed by her and the services she is able to provide. We envisage keeping hold of her for a very long time!

 

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Nathalie Barr
Director of Clever Cloggs Training Ltd
www.clevercloggstraining.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Our initial meeting resulted in Sue preparing a detailed business plan which has been the template we have used to kick-start the business. This document has been invaluable along with the constant support and enthusiasm Sue has provided herself. We have moved the business forward very quickly and Sue has always been happy to assist with challenging deadlines. She has provided excellent contacts to assist us in other areas of expertise and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Sue.

 

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Steve Gough
Go Try Rugby

 

 

 

We found Sharp Marketing to be very friendly and informative. Their advice was very useful for our business, using minimum costs to achieve effective marketing.

 

 

 

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Linda Walshaw
Bay Scan

 

 

We have just won a new client through our new website – so it has paid for itself already. Sharp Marketing is now building on this with other brilliant ideas.

 

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Janet Ridler
Marketing Director Southern Management Services Ltd
www.southernmanagement.co.uk

 

We have found Sharp Marketing’s service invaluable over the past few years. They have helped us achieve far faster results than we could have managed alone and have worked closely with us to understand our business completely. This has enabled them to design and implement our website and other associated marketing tools hassle free. I completely trust Sue’s judgement and value her input into all aspects of our business development including advertising, PR and marketing decisions.

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Karen McMahon,
Director Sedum Supply
www.sedumsupply.co.uk

 

We were presented with a major commercial opportunity. A product area we were not in, a very good product range to launch, a European supplier and a Far East manufacturer. Unfortunately we did not have the resources or expertise to assess the opportunity, and time was of the essence before it went to another brand.

Enter Sharp Marketing Consultancy. Sue quickly grasped the problem and the implications for us, sized the market, supported us in negotiations with the European supplier and most importantly delivered us a strategic launch plan with a range of alternatives. After that our decisions were easy.

I would recommend them without hesitation as a flexible, experienced, fast moving and above all value for money marketing resource.

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Peter Nightingale
Breville – Group Marketing Director
www.breville.co.uk

 

Sue has delivered bespoke marketing courses for Business Venture Group in support of our new start programmes in Blackpool and Central Lancashire which has helped our clients overcome their most difficult hurdles. Feedback has been consistently favourable, and Sue always delivers in a most friendly and professional manner which never talks “over the heads” of inexperienced business owners.

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Paul Heyworth
Director – Orvia
www.orvia.co.uk

Sue has had a number of interactions with Lancaster University Management School through the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development. In particular she has acted for several years as a mentor on the New Venture Challenge, a core module on The World Ranked MBA Programme. Here her contribution has been in a combination of her professional expertise with a skill in communicating the reality of new ventures to teams of postgraduate students of wide ethnic and functional diversity. Student feedback is extremely positive.

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Dr Frank Cave
Module Leader, MBA New Venture Challenge
Lancaster University Management School

 

Having had no experience of marketing or website design in the past I had no idea how to go about it or where to go.

I came across Sues business through my stepmother Penny Brass at Scottish Bookkeppers.

I’ve never been a great communicator over the phone so it was important for me to have someone who was easy to talk to and who was approachable, Sue is certainly this.

Sue has an intoxicating passion for what she does and this passion certainly has rubbed off on me and I’m sure others she works with.

In a nut shell I find Sue to be professional, enthusiastic and energetic.

I will certainly be using the business in the future and would have no hesitation in recommending her services.

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Gareth Brass
Dog Tired
www.dogtired.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our raison d’être is to help small business owners become competent and successful marketers in their own right.

Sue Sharp
Director – Sharp Marketing

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