Lara's advice and support was invaluable during our e-commerce website development project. We are really pleased with the site. Much better user experience and useful analytics built in.
Madeleine Bates - Chief Executive, Health Books International
Lara carried out some market research for the British Science Association which she used to develop engagement strategies for the CREST Awards. She was extremely professional and produced two excellent reports which have been valuable to us. We would absolutely recommend Lara to other clients.
Gill Riches, Director of Strategy and Operations, British Science Association
"Thank you Lara for the wonderful pro-bono work you have done for Sibs to help us develop our communications and marketing strategy. The detailed audit you have made of our website is going to enable us to improve the content and navigation, and the engagement of our key audiences. You have been attentive to our requirements as a small charity, and very efficient in getting the audit report to us when you said you would. I value your ability to combine great communications expertise with a real knowledge of the charity sector and look forward to working with you in the near future."
Monica McCaffrey, Chief Executive, Sibs
"Working with Lara on various projects to help us progress as an organisation has been a real pleasure. Lara is personable and brilliant at working with you through the project from start to finish. Lara consistently delivers fantastic results and we most definitely would not have been able to grow as quickly without her on board. Her wealth of experience and knowledge has enabled us to have a strong, clear and consistent message to all of our stakeholders which is crucial for our programme. Thank you Lara."
Lauren Monk, National Development Manager, Working Options in Education
"Lara used her creativity, specialist experience and organisational skills to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy. She understood the brief quickly and built good working relationships with the team in a short space of time. She displayed flexibility and realism when dealing with the challenges we were facing. We would be very happy to work with Lara again."
Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive, British Science Association
"It was a pleasure working with Lara in revamping Sound Seekers' website. She was very professional, creative, supportive and organised. We are delighted with the new website. It is far more interactive and has helped raise our profile and awareness of the challenges of hearing loss in Africa."
Emma Judge, Chief Executive, Sound Seekers
"Working with Lara has been a thoroughly enjoyable process. Working to a tight deadline, Lara was able to gather in lots of information, history and emotion, and focus it down to a clear set of messages and communication elements for the charity. All of this on time, with no stress, no fuss. She is professional, insightful and thorough, which she combines with creative and clever thinking. We really value the excellent work she has done with and for us. Thank you Lara."
Lucy Glennon, Director of Strategy and Policy, The Anne Frank Trust UK
“Lara is a resourceful, skilled communications professional – someone you can trust absolutely to deliver a project on time and to a high standard.”
Simon Bottery, Director of Policy and External Relations, Independent Age
"I strongly recommend Lara as someone who is highly efficient and effective at delivering marketing strategies, projects and campaigns. She is totally professional and delivers great results. She is one of the best project managers that I have come across and is totally reliable. She's worked with me on a range of complex marketing and communications challenges and has great drive to get things done and to make a difference."
Justin Shaw, Managing Director, Communications Management (education specialist consultancy)
" Lara is a hugely experienced senior communications professional who combines creativity with great planning and organisation skills. She is equally at home with campaign strategy as well as execution and works tirelessly, with absolute dedication, to getting the job done to high standards and on budget."
Pam Calvert, Director and Chief Operating Officer, Communications Management
"Lara is creative, pragmatic and humane. Her instincts about what may work (or not) or the best way to proceed are always good. She was a great supportive colleague and I would work with her again in a minute if the opportunity arose."
Miranda Kemp, Communications Manager, Sussex Community Foundation (formerly Senior Press Officer, Citizens Advice)
"Lara is highly professional in everything that she does. Offers a calm and personable approach to her work but with a strong focus on delivering results to a high level within deadlines. She is a pleasure to work with."
Richard Hunt, Senior PR and communications consultant (formerly Head of Communications, Health Education Authority)
"Thank you for all the work you have done to help increase access to information and services for families with disabled children in Northamptonshire. The project group really appreciated your creative and evidence-based approach to the campaign and we will continue to build on the sound communications strategy you developed for us as we move forward.”
Judith Cattermole, Programme Lead, Children’s Joint Commissioning, NHS Northamptonshire
“...great creative ideas and a commitment to testing everything out on teenagers before embarking on the campaign.”
Mark Cole, Communications Lead, NHS Peterborough Community Services
" We needed help with part of a major review of the HR Service at UCL. Through a mix of thorough qualitative and quantitative research, Lara and her team provided evidence, strategic advice and delivered a robust internal communications strategy for us to implement."
Nigel Waugh, Director of Human Resources, University College London
"..expert support and great insight which has helped us deepen our relationship with members from both higher education and business."
Aaron Porter, Director of External Affairs, National Centre for Universities and Business