Early in 2014, at Windermere Golf Club, we took the decision to seriously upgrade our Marketing and PR policies and we asked Jo Spencer to help. Since then, she has been a tremendous asset and her energetic, imaginative and visionary style has completely and successfully transformed our approach and impact. Jo’s broad range of media contacts in the Newspaper and Magazine industry is immense, as is her knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and our website. Her articles are readable, persuasive and prolific. We have benefited "big time" from her contribution.
Cliff Heath, Chairman, Windermere Golf Club – www.windermeregolfclub.co.uk
Proactive, professional, savvy, on trend, self motivated, organised and patient (with a busy business owner)….these are just a few words that sum up how Jo manages Armstrong Ward's PR account! With a fairly modest budget, she has been successful in securing press coverage in national, local and trade press, which have all raised our profile with both customers and trade suppliers. In addition, Jo has been key in our achieving success and recoginition in industry awards.
Jacqueline Ward, Owner, Armstrong Ward – www.armstrongward.co.uk
Jo Spencer has been helping us with our marketing for the past 5 years. Jo's professional approach and fresh perspective has been money well spent. Jo has been instrumental in transforming Green's into a more modern connected business. She is able to capture and reflect our personality in everything from our website, to social media posts, press releases and hosting events with local businesses. As a result Green's has continued to grow year on year.
Karen Healy & Robin Stuart, Owners, Greens Cafe and Bistro – www.greensgrasmere.com
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Jo Spencer. In the nicest possible way, the fact that we do not have to talk much and she is able to get on with our marketing, is exactly what we needed. The results have been unprecedented and we have had no hesitation finalising on-going campaign strategy with her. Thank you for everything.
Neil Sampson, Managing Director, The Green Gate Company – www.greengateaccess.co.uk
Jo Spencer has been our PR consultant for more than four years. Through Jo's help and advice, we have won numerous awards and received dozens and dozens of press articles throughout the UK. She has without doubt, helped us raise our profile and be recognised for what we do in the Lake District. We would have no hesitation in recommending Jo's services.
Stephen Hargreaves, Owner, The Cranleigh Boutique – www.thecranleigh.com
I have used Jo Spencer for more than four years and have found her to be a great help. She is an encyclopaedia of new ideas, thinking outside of the box which has helped us to expand our presence in the industry. Jo has successfully managed to lead a dinosaur into the everyday life of technology and the internet!
Ian Dutton, Owner, Dutton Cuisine – www.villageinnbowness.co.uk
In the summer of 2014, one of our staff members was signed off on long-term sick leave and had been in the middle of organising a large event. Jo Spencer was recommended to us as having experience in this area and we contacted her for much-needed help! She picked up everything immediately and ran with it! We didn't have to worry about anything and the event itself – a gala dinner for more than 200 people – was seamless. At the same time, Jo was also managing a campaign for us, in addition to one of our websites. It was an extremely busy time, but Jo was a complete professional and totally unflappable. In 2017, we asked Jo to become our permanent PR Consultant; so far, it's been a tremendous success!
Bob Perry, Chairman, Door and Hardware Federation – www.dhfonline.org.uk
We have enjoyed a great business relationship with Jo Spencer over the years. As well as being a delight to deal with, Jo got the Attic’s name into the national press on a monthly basis. A highlight was when, at Jo’s instigation, the Editor-in-Chief of Elle Decoration was inspired to base her whole editorial on one of our books!
Debbie Henderson, Owner, The Attic – www.the-attic.co.uk
When my Marketing Manager was due to go on maternity leave, I had an urgent need for someone reliable to keep our social media campaigns going. This involved Jo liaising with different staff in our four operations divisions, all with different levels of writing skills. Having met Jo, I was confident she clearly understood what was needed. For more than nine months, Jo kept things going for our social media activities, kept our social media staff encouraged to maintain regular posts for facebook and linked-in, tweeted for some of the divisions and added value and polish to the rough posts prepared by our staff, giving me regular reports on her activities. Jo’s support made my life a lot easier especially as I never had to check her excellent English. I am sure we will need Jo’s support in the future and look forward to working together again.
Jeremy Procter, Managing Director, Procter Brothers – www.procterbros.co.uk