As the Director of  Brooklyn Freehold Ltd, I was tasked to oversee the repair and re-engineer of our gates at our property in Poole. I approached Kelvyn Green of Greenlight Electrical, and a site visit was arranged.

Kelvyn offered a solution which previous contractors hadn’t, it was a cost-effective re-engineering of our gates to provide a compliant health and safety solution, at a sensible price. The work was duly undertaken over a 4-day period.

We now have working gates that comply with the safety regulations and all the residents within the block are extremely happy with the solution and work completed.

The workmanship and attention to detail was truly excellent, what I’d refer to as proper artisan skills. The expertise and knowledge of Greenlight in respect of our gates and what was required, was very impressive.

They have been referred to our managing agents who are keen to instruct them to assist with other blocks they manage.

I recently had some new business cards designed by another FBN member, Kath at Spike Design and asked Harry Bidgood at Anything Printed if he could sort out the printing at short notice as I was attending a national conference. Harry stepped up to the plate, worked with me with the proofs and delivered ahead of schedule and of the highest of standards. If you need any printing doing, Harry must be your first point of call. He works tirelessly, often against tight timelines imposed by people like me who do not take that into consideration when planning such things. I highly recommend Harry at Anything Printed.

I worked with FBN member Kath Goward from Spike Design recently to come up with a new brand and business cards for my business. Kath has been simply brilliant and working with people who don’t really know what they want the end result to look like and has a great way of working with you to get our of you what you want! Nothing is too much trouble, we exchanged many more e mails than I thought possible until I was happy with the designs. I would like to say I am more than happy, in fact over the moon with the designs and end results. I cannot recommend Kath at Spike Design highly enough, she is creative hard working and really wants to deliver what the client wants – even when the client doesn’t know themselves! 

I’d like to say a big thank you to Kath at Spike Design. Kath was very responsive and helped me to put together a brief for the design work required. We had some ideas of what we required but FBN member Kath worked her magic and brought them to fruition.We are so pleased with our new posters and postcards designed by Kath! I can highly recommend Spike Design

Thank you Kath! 
Tatiana Clean Deep Services Ltd

Since the first lockdown in 2020 everyone seemed to be scrambling for space on the internet. Businesses were competing for what appeared to be real potential to advertise and sell online. 

At Physio Fitness we have a good website and a reasonable social media presence. We have done plenty of Facebook advertising and we have done other online marketing, especially to our own client base. However, after making the brave decision to take on a new full-time physiotherapist in August last year we felt we needed to ‘up our game’ marketing wise. I wanted to appeal to a certain market and I took the decision to go head-first into a more traditional advertising route by using the excellent ‘Modern Magazines’.

Wow, has this worked! Robyn, our new physio, like all of us, is full and has a waiting list! We now need to take on another physio!

Alongside some traditional bill-board advertising, the magazines have been instrumental in a significant upsurge in new clients…we know because we monitor where they come from.

We Plan to advertise in Modern Magazines on an ongoing basis and would like to send out a massive thank you to Debbie, Stephen and the team.

Thank you to FBN member Stephen Corney & Modern Magazines for your advice and guidance regarding advertising in your local magazines. Our new offering of external cleaning services has provided us with an opportunity to advertise to local residents. An audience that we have not previously marketed ourselves to.

Modern Magazines has given us the opportunity to reach those that our social media platforms will never speak to. We can really see the value in this more traditional marketing tool and it will certainly continue to be part of our marketing strategy where appropriate.

Many thanks again

Tatiana Clean Deep Services Ltd

I recently met Kath through Ferndown Business Network and immediately knew she was an expert in her field. Having recently launched my new business Veteran Entrepreneurs I needed to come up with a creative and vibrant logo that epitomised my business from a first look. We booked a quick call and before I knew it Kath at Spike Design was helping me understand what my business was about which helped her understand what my logo should ’say’. With a really quick turnaround within a couple of days we had the first drafts and with Kath being a perfectionist we worked on a couple of iterations. I now have a great logo which ’speaks’ about our business.

I can’t recommend Kath at Spike Design highly enough, she is engaging, easy to work with, and keeps working until you are happy and the job is done. Thanks Kath !

Ferndown Business Network member Just ask Juli is a fantastic idea and is delivered with a high level of professionalism and has a service focused ethos.  Juli has been working with me on a weekly basis for a few months and I am so pleased to have come across her when I did.  Recently, I was required to step back from my business unexpectedly due to illness and Juli has been able to keep on top of the administrative tasks and keep the impact on my business to a minimum.  Juli stepped in and with minimal training and direction she has understood exactly how she is best able to support my business.  As I am now fully recovered we are exploring other skill sets that Juli has that I can also benefit from namely, marketing, training, client retention and compliance.  Juli’s contribution to me and by business has truly improved my wellbeing, strengthen my business and has allowed my business to stretch to the next level which was not possible without her support.

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