11 Jul

Some darn good contacts: highly recommended

It’s Friday and I don’t want to write anything heavy so, instead, I thought I’d provide something of use to people.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve expanded the network of people I work with, and come across some real gems, spanning a number of different fields.
Having worked with them, I now like and trust them enough to happily recommend them to others – after all: why should only I reap the benefits of their services?
So, allow me to introduce the following (if you don’t know them already), listed by sector/area of expertise:

Graphic Design

Raymond Patmore – Helix Design
*Over 30 years’ experience. ‘Gets’ every brief, instantly. Easy to work with and a nice guy to boot.


Web Design

Lee Rickler – Point & Stare

*What this guy doesn’t know about Google isn’t worth knowing.

Brett Lake-Benson – Control b
*Over 10 years’ experience building sites – particularly good at seeing through large public sector projects. Thoroughly decent chap.

 Richard Ambrose – Ambrose Designs
*Simple, quick, clear web design.


Art Direction & Illustration

Victoria O’May Alves
*Phenomenally talented illustrator and art director. Covers photography too.

All-round creative individual.


Video Production

Utam Bhudia – Adtube
*Lovely guy, full of energy – makes good video content. Friendly and positive person to work with.

Jon Whycer – Mach6 Media
*Experienced pro. Has worked in advertising and within large corporates. Creates slick, polished corporate videos. Really knows his stuff.

Sean Douglas – Extraordinaire Digital Media
*Smart, slick video production. Sean covers both corporate and creative sectors. Bubbling with creative ideas – really interesting guy to brainstorm with.


 App Design and Development

Richard Eaton – Appware
*Creates apps, from scratch, for all sorts of companies. Truly has his finger on the pulse of all things digital/mobile. Great public speaker and all-round good bloke.


Marketing / Recruitment / Event organisation

 Dee Atkins – Miss Make It Happen (MMIH)
*A one-woman dynamo – full of energy, highly organised, and can find a solution to just about any business problem, in a remarkably short space of time.
Covers blog posts, podcasts, video, PA services, recruitment (over 12 years’ experience), and can organise whole marketing events from scratch.



Elizabeth Nolan – JFH Law
*Covers employment law and litigation. How to put this…. you really, really want Elizabeth on your side and you definitely, definitely don’t want to be facing her in court! Highly knowledgeable, highly articulate, and she can explain everything in plain English rather than ‘legalese’.


Co-working space

Philip Dodson – @WorkHubs
*Runs a cracking co-working space on Euston street: clean, tidy, good working spaces, super-fast broadband, Nespresso coffee, and jelly beans (proper ones: Jelly Belly). Well worth a look.


 Car and van leasing deals (both personal and business)

Yiannis Charalambous – LVM Best Car Leasing Deals.
*Genuinely great leasing deals – no b.s or waffle – on good makes and models. Yiannis is a really nice guy, too – highly recommend.




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