(or, 'lovely things my clients have said about me')
Hannah Banfield, ServiceMaster Ltd (ServiceMaster Clean and Merry Maids)
Louise supported our Merry Maids and ServiceMaster Clean brands in 2013 and into 2014 and during that time she was a significant asset and a fantastic extension of my marketing team. Louise “got” Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean and, more importantly “me” and my work ethic, immediately and that made for an immensely profitable relationship from very early on. She took time to thoroughly research our business and made a point of visiting our business owners and trialling their services to better understand how she could help support them. Results were generated very quickly and I was increasingly impressed by her commitment to us and how easy it was with Louise on board. Her ability to fit it and operate within my team was highly commendable and I am in no doubt that we’ll work together again soon. I cannot recommend Louise highly enough; her professional enthusiasm, loyalty and charisma are significant assets and her effervescent nature is just what the franchise world needs.
Louise Harris, Wilkins Chimney Sweep
'Louise’s positive enthusiasm is energising. We have recorded a huge increase in franchise prospect enquiries as a result of the PR campaign that she put together for us, and drives with minimal input from us. She is an asset to our team and it means I can get on with the business in hand.
'What I like especially is that Louise speaks the ‘us and we’ language; ‘when are we going to do this’, or ‘they gave us great coverage’. Louise is more than a consultant – she is a team member with a full engagement to make us a success. Additionally, Louise tells us when she believes our requests are not going to work. She is a professional and isn’t shy about ensuring we are too!' (September 2011) ..Read Louise's article on how Big Red Box's PR services increased her franchisee's Google rankings here.
Alex Clark, Alex Clark Lettings Franchise
‘Louise has been employed by us since March 2012 and in just these few months she has proven herself to be invaluable, taking the pressure off us trying to get our name 'up in lights', when we in the office are just too busy to do it ourselves. Louise is persistent, passionate and professional in her position as a PR agent. She gets things done and makes things happen!'
Anne Thompson and Will Lewis, Thebestof Cheltenham
‘Okay, I admit it, when we first asked Louise to help us with PR for our awards evening I was sceptical about some of her ideas. However, we went with it and the event was a great success and did everything we hoped it would do. From first ideas to the actual event, Louise was with us - a part of the team - and we felt very supported and enabled by her. We cannot recommend Louise and Big Red Box PR highly enough. Thank you.'
Maureen Parker, Gloucestershire Bike Project
‘I met Louise completely by chance. She and her son came to buy a bike from our project and immediately Louise saw ways to help us raise our profile. Within days I had journalists calling wanting to do a piece. As a result of her efforts we had numerous vintage bicycles donated which was exactly what we needed and, we now have better links with the media. Louise was super quick in getting results for us and incredibly generous in her support.'
Caroline Daniels, Virtual Secretarial Services
‘Louise sorted out my social media skills and had already researched my particular profession and had a greater understanding of my own business needs in this area before I arrived. I had a brilliant afternoon training and gained so much information and skill from Louise that I will be going back for some more help in the future, particularly in the YouTube area of video for my website.
I had used Twitter and LinkedIn for more than a year and until this week never realised the potential that they held. My head was buzzing when I returned home and so I now know what my strategy will be for the future and beyond. I would absolutely recommend anyone who uses social media to have a session with Louise, she is totally professional and a lot of fun to work with, you will not be disappointed.' (Social Media Training December 2011)
Alison Ebanks, Interior Designer
‘Louise has worked extremely hard for us since we retained her in April 2011. She has achieved fantastic coverage for us in key interior design publications, re-written every page of our website and written and directed six excellent videos. I consider her a key member of my team and cannot recommend her highly enough.’ (September 2011)
James Wootton, Electric Cat Ltd
‘I have been very impressed with Louise's energy and enthusiasm. She has gained national media coverage for Electric Cat and raised our brand’s profile immeasurably.' (September 2011)