I was introduced to Claire Harrison via the University of Gloucestershire where Claire is taking a degree in Creative Writing. Luckily for us Claire also works freelance in marketing communications and as a copywriter. Her knowledge, creativity and overwhelming enthusiasm to make things happen were just what we needed.
Claire has been an essential addition to the Festival team. She has offered guidance and expertise in areas including social media, public relations, branding and stakeholder management.
Claire has worked proactively to gain coverage for the festival and to expand and develop our networks. She has been available to offer advice, liaise with the media and draft copy on a regular basis, and with short notice.
Thanks to Claire we gained valuable editorial in regional press, an interview and short film with BBC Radio Glos and imaginative ways to use social media to spread the word about the Festival to new and existing contacts.
Looking forward to working with Claire at the next Festival!
Anna Saunders, Founder & CEO, Cheltenham Poetry Festival
Claire worked with us during two separate projects to refresh our website content. She was very easy to work with and quickly got to grips with our requirements and brand style. She is excellent at researching new content and using her own initiative to move things through to completion. We would be very happy to work with Claire again in future and do not hesitate in recommending her work to others.
Sarah Jones, Website Design & Optimisation Manager, Endsleigh Insurance Services
I would personally like to recommend Claire Harrison. Claire played an invaluable role around our 2014 Re-Branding and, before that, stepped in to be our acting Business Development Manager while we were waiting to fill a vacancy. Claire is extremely hard working, a great colleague to have around and she is exceptionally creative. Among her many contributions were our Brand launch event in the Summer of 2014 – a stellar success. She also masterminded our Stroud launch in October. Working with our external consultants, she made a huge contribution to our new website – both in terms of design and in terms of copy and continues to be used by us for ad-hoc projects.
John Workman, Senior Partner, BPE Solicitors
So this is what we’ve been missing in terms of BD support over the past [insert number here] years!
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but the quality of work coming from Claire is like nothing I’ve seen within these walls before.
Iain Garfield, Partner, BPE Solicitors
I have had the pleasure of employing Claire, being a supplier to Claire and contracting work to Claire.
No matter which role of the above Claire has always been a talented creative marketer with a no nonsense sleeves rolled up can do attitude. Hard working, talented and a devilish sense of humour. We will be working with Claire for many more years! I have no hesitation at all in recommending Claire.
Adrian Gill, Partner at Gill Fox James
Wow how amazing is Claire. What a difference she has made to our work in a year. Great brand and product support through to event management everything has been just stunning. Her ownership of an event like open air cinema just awesome providing a quality. sold out and viable event in just its first year – quite remarkable. Wiggly fully recommends Claire.
Rob Rees MBE, DL Founder Wiggly Worm Charity, Social Entrepreneur
Claire has been a fantastic additional resource to GET supporting us with a variety of activities from a marketing/PR perspective. Claire helped us re-structure and re-develop our website to make it more user friendly and customer focussed. She also planned, organised and supported the case study activities which have been used as part of the website updating but also as stand-alone case studies which we now issue in our information packs and on our internal information TV in reception. Claire took responsibility for this project from start to finish which included, developing and agreeing a set number of questions, agreeing case study specific themes, contacting the employers/apprentices and arranging times and dates to visit, co-ordinated and appointed the relevant film crew and designers. Claire also undertook the design element of our promotional materials (leaflets, course information sheets and card copy case studies) and again managed this project from start to finish. All we had to do was agree the content and layout and wait for it all to arrive from the printers.
For a business of our size, we didn’t have staff with the relevant skills or expertise neither the time to take on this type of work and therefore having someone like Claire was a lifeline. She is professional, reliable and very knowledgeable and always represented our company in a positive and professional manner.
Claire’s activities ranged from designing and setting processes/procedures through to actually organising and undertaking the work required. She has been a real asset to our business and I would highly recommend her.
Linsey Temple, Chief Executive, Gloucestershire Engineering Training
Claire has done fantastic work for us and continues to do so, by expanding our market reach and growing the business. She is an extremely hard and efficient worker, that clearly has a real passion for her job.
We continue to work with Claire because we are always left delighted with her progress and achievements. A fantastic business development and marketing consultant that I would recommend to anyone.
Jamie Cole, CEO & Founder of Care Selector & informActive