"I would just like to send you and your team a thank you for the direct mail piece you did for us on our commercial inks side. In view of the deadlines given, we were all very pleased how smoothly the project ran and we were overwhelmed by the response rate of over 10%. Thank you once again for your assistance. I am confident that we will use your expertise for similar projects."
Marketing Manager, BASF Coatings and Inks
"Thank you very much for enclosing BP Solar's new brochure and for the work you and your colleagues have put into it. The end product looks most appealing and does justice to the skills of both SHERE and BP Solar teams."
Managing Director, BP Solar
"My association with SHERE dates back to 1992. As Marketing Manager for Besam Automatic Door Systems, I appointed SHERE to manage our media relations programme. SHERE also provided marketing consultancy, leading to a comprehensive programme of direct marketing aimed at architects and developers as well as key specifiers in our target market sectors including retail, commercial,healthcare and the public sector. To support this programme, SHERE created new marketing materials including an innovative specifier information catalogue and new creative concepts for advertising based on a testimonial style approach. I consider SHERE to be effective, offering good value whilst providing the necessary level of expertise and knowledge in the business to business environment. I have no hesitation in recommending SHERE to other companies wishing to use a specialist B2B marketing agency.”
Marketing Manager, Besam Ltd
"SHERE have worked with us since 1999 when we asked them to prepare a new line of advertisements to improve our exposure in the marketplace. They have continued with this work and are currently preparing proposals for the next line of advertisements. SHERE are also retained as graphic designers for our Annual Review and to oversee production of the document which is distributed to all our customers. Other items which SHERE produce for us include exhibition displays and literature and they are currently working on the redesign of our Website. SHERE have demonstrated a high level of creativity in the work they have done for us and the service they have provided has been consistently prompt and professional."
Marketing Manager, Black & Veatch
"SHERE has initiated and implemented a set of bespoke marketing activities that has raised the profile of B & M Europe Limited. They have introduced concepts and ideas that have had a lasting impact and recently introduced successful branding of B & M’s IT services.
Managing Director, B & M Europe Limited
"As with any development of a company’s brand, there is a degree of trepidation in how an outside supplier will interpret things. SHERE did put forward bold, unique recommendations – and the route we chose we are very pleased with. The copywriting work they did helped to form our proposition for all our communications. The web site, literature and other materials they created have certainly achieved for us a fresh unique identity in our market that enables us to present the re-engineered software solution to an existing audience without carrying forward previous perceptions. SHERE managed the production process smoothly and pro-actively ensured that input required from my team was minimised, allowing us to just get on with our jobs”
Managing Director, Compaddress
"When we were seeking to refresh our sales materials SHERE produced a new design style that provided us with a unique identity. They went on to produce excellent marketing materials, then a set of recommendations that have become the foundation for all our marketing activities. SHERE has consistently pushed us along – an absolute necessity as we are always busy and would otherwise never have the time or focus to get the background promotional things done. This determination, plus their flexibility in accommodating the ebb and flow as our business situation, has been greatly appreciated.”
Managing Director, Comtrex Systems
"As the dust settles and we approach the coming year having completed what was the greater part of the work associated with this process I am now able to relax a little and reflect upon the experience with a quieter mind. In doing so, it is overwhelmingly apparent that without SHERE's dedication, creative support and remarkable ability to meet what were seemingly impossible targets, we could not have achieved our goals. In a world where a quality service delivered with genuine commitment is all too often an expensive optional extra it is a pleasure to encounter a company who actually practice-what-they-preach in terms of customer service and added value. Accordingly I would offer my sincere thanks for the excellent work that you have undertaken during the re-branding process and add that I would not hesitate to recommend SHERE to any of your potential new clients."
Sales & Marketing Director, Dalkia Technical Services
"SHERE began by developing a strategic marketing plan. SHERE then led the implementation, through development of our communications programme. The results on the brand development, new marketing materials, website, public relations and sales tools have been excellent. Engaging SHERE to complete a re-branding exercise definitely helped push our business forward."
Joint Managing Director, energyTEAM
"SHERE understood what we needed our case studies to do and have produced copy that is business-like, professional and accessible to all our target audience.They also developed a good visual design, which works well for case studies on very different types of installation in a number of different countries. We were able to trust SHERE consultants to deal directly with our customers as we could rely on their professionalism".
Marketing Manager, Fiserv Europe
"We feel SHERE understood our objectives very clearly and produced an effective marketing plan to meet these objectives.Their creative approach to the redesign of our logo has been refreshing and has produced a look we are confident will take us through the next stage of our business development.”
Senior Partner, Gary Gabriel Associates
"GN Comtext appointed SHERE in 1996 to deal with the demanding marketing requirements of our international communications company. With interests in three specialised industry sectors and representation in 45 countries a very organized and responsive approach is required from our service agencies. In addition to innovative creative solutions, the account team at SHERE has been able to provide the required support when dealing with our global and local advertising requirements as well as with the large number of foreign language direct mail pieces produced. The marketing team at GN Comtext is confident that SHERE will again make a valuable contribution to our success going forward."
Marketing Manager, GN Comtext Limited
"The approach initially taken by SHERE was analytical and thorough. They reviewed our stated objectives, thereafter making recommendations for wide-ranging changes to our business development and marketing processes. We now have a partnership relationship with SHERE that includes new business opportunity identification and lead-generation, as well as brand development and traditional marketing communications delivery. We are very delighted with how this is moving forward."
Executive Director, Green & Kassab
"The SHERE Online Marketing Evaluation has proven to be a valuable bench marking report for HCR. The report highlighted key areas for the business to improve, incorporating elements within SEO and Social media, this along with their expertise makes SHERE a valuable resource to all businesses across the UK."
Marketing Executive, HCR Group
"When discussing our objectives for improved marketing, SHERE’s approach was not to go straight to design ideas. Through the workshop they ran, we were able to identify an entirely new way to present our services. The process was not easy as this step-change was the first major evolution in how we present to our market for many years. The end result has been very well received throughout our organisation and our client base.”
Director of Marketing, John Hall Associates Limited
"We appointed SHERE to review our marketing effectiveness. They recommended a revitalisation of our brand, a far more dynamic online presence, a new look and layout for our catalogue. We are well under way with the process and our new branding has certainly been very well received externally and by our sales team. We have a partnership-style working relationship with the team at SHERE – they are professional and great to work with.”
Joint Managing Director, KES Power & Light Ltd
"We are really pleased with how the site turned out. SHERE’s ideas were superb. In the initial stages SHERE asked all the right questions and in the latter stages they were good at letting us know in advance what they required to progress the project.”
"We began working with SHERE early in 2005, on a range of marketing, PR and sales development projects. By mid that year invoiced sales were increasing and through 2006 rose to its highest ever level. Since then underlying sales performance has continued to improve. I have no doubt that SHERE is playing its part in this success.”
Sales & Marketing Director, Labcold Limited
"Thank you very much indeed for our brochures that have been well received by all of us at Elmbridge House.We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to all your extremely professional team at SHERE for the hard work and patience in interpreting our requirements and producing an excellent brochure.”
Partner, Lacey Simmons Group
"I am writing to say how pleased we are with the recent projects that you have helped us with. The new brochure and seminar invitation for our Document Management seminars and exhibitions have been very well received. The first seminar which took place last month was most successful and we are looking forward to an equally productive second event later this month. The quality of the work carried out by yourself and your colleagues in connection with these projects has been very high and we feel confident that the resulting promotional material will help us to establish our position in the market place."
Marketing Manager, MASS Systems Ltd
"SHERE first started working with us in 1999. They were retained to assist with raising the profile of our 'Structures' business, and in particular our capability for complex, bespoke steel and glass packages. In addition to producing new design concepts for Case Study and Sector Overview profiles, SHERE was commissioned to carry out a series of PR campaigns to promote our involvement with prestigious Millennium projects being carried out throughout 2000/2001. A key goal was to gain awareness of our status as a specialist contractor with advanced engineering and computer modelling skills and to increase coverage on our role in major projects in the UK. As a result of SHERE's persistence and hard work, Mero were featured prominently in key publications over a sustained period for example, winning centre-page exposure in Construction News and significant coverage in articles relating to the Eden Project, Glasgow Science Centre and The Deep, Hull. SHERE have additionally produced designs for a new web site. I have been impressed throughout with SHEREs' knowledge of our markets as well as their thoroughness and commitment."
Sales & Marketing Manager, MERO (UK) plc
"We invited SHERE to run a workshop as a way of conducting an audit of our marketing communications. We found this a very worthwhile exercise and valued SHERE’s input and recommendations. Since then SHERE has been helping us put some new ideas into practice and the results are very positive. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone wanting to conduct a similar review. We were very pleased with the results of the newsletters and somewhat surprisingly we are still getting responses – only today (4 weeks after the most recent e-newsletter was broadcast) a quotation request for three instruments from Malaysia, as a direct result of the e-newsletter!”
Sales & Marketing Manager, Michell Instruments
"We have won some work from our website and I have been asked to go and see someone with a view to them putting us on a retainer - he has been following me on Linked-in (and therefore my tweets!). So thank you for your good advice, as it has worked so far. We are hoping that we will win more work..."
Claire Bayliss, Director of IT Consulting
Montal Computer Services Ltd
"We were slightly surprised when we first briefed SHERE because of their questioning approach. They actually challenged conclusions we had reached concerning the branding and marketing of our company and our product portfolio. They implemented a Strategic Review process to assess the situation in relation to our business. Their findings and subsequent recommendations changed our views. SHERE then developed a completely new branding approach for our company and our products in the accountancy software services environment. The projects were professionally done and the outcome, new identities and market communications have been very successful."
Partner, Rutherford Webb
"It is not often these days that people bother to take time out to thank suppliers for the work they have undertaken. I felt strongly that I should write to you and thank you for all the efforts you made, especially given the very tight timescales you had to work to. The launch of our product and web service has been more successful than we could have hoped for. This, in part, has been due to your useful early guidance in the corporate image of the company and the efforts you have made to "get the word out" with the press and organize coverage by the media and press packs etc. Thank you once again. I very much hope that we will be able to use your services again in the not too distant future."
Chairman and C.E.O., thefmcompany.com
"SHERE has made a significant contribution to the success of our marketing effort in the UK and Europe.They have an excellent understanding of our markets and customers and this is reflected in the way they write the press material distributed on our behalf. The media coverage they achieve has an undoubted influence in the market place. The agency has also helped us to win sales by providing telemarketing training for staff. SHERE has developed and produced our regular newsletter and direct mail items, both of which reflect a professional style and design and are highly regarded by customers and potential customers. It is a pleasure to work with SHERE.The staff are friendly and accessible and are always ready to advise, plan and execute work to meet our objectives.”
Marketing Director, Tinius Olsen
"Thanks to you all for your hard work and help over the last couple of months, I appreciate all you have done. I am very pleased with the website and all the comments over the last few weeks have been positive. We have even had a few customers ring us especially to let us know how much better the new site is for information and user friendliness."
Marketing Coordinator, Truvox International Limited
"We first began working with SHERE in the early 90s. They brought a fresh approach to our extensive portfolio of literature. Today they continue working on projects for us - such as complex newsletters that are part of the marketing mix which promote the Practice's profile. SHERE also worked with our staff to develop our web site, which won the 'Association of Chartered Building Surveyors' award "Best Web Site - in the medium to large Practices section". A recent project has been the development of promotional information sheets for the interior design side of our business. The sheets have been produced as digital artwork in two different formats, enabling us to send them electronically to clients as PDF files or in the traditional printed form. I am happy to recommend SHERE to other businesses."
Partner, Tuffin Ferraby and Taylor
“We were no longer happy with our corporate identity or website. However SHERE recommended that we should be careful to retain certain aspects of our identity to ensure continuity of brand equity, whist creating the feeling of our business moving forward. Design is central to our proposition, so we were very particular about the ‘new’ identity and the design of the website. SHERE were sensitive to this and produced a range of options for our consideration. They were then happy to work through several development stages, taking our input along the way. We are very pleased with the results and we found the people at SHERE easy to work with and highly professional.”
Chris Legg, Managing Director,
Turner Legg Consulting
Just a short note to thank you for all your efforts. I know we must have driven you mad at times! We are really happy with the website and think it will be a great help to us in winning future business. Thanks again.
Managing Director, Gillespie (UK) Ltd (part of the Tvedt Group)
"UMC's customers are naval and civilian ship owners and operators. SHERE managed to create a web site for us that communicates key information in a way these people feel comfortable with and find easy to understand and use. SHERE met our requirement that the site should operate quickly and thanks to the Administration Area that was built into the design it is also easy to keep it up to date. The site is proving to be very successful - already generating significant numbers of enquiry's from all over the world."
Marketing Director, UMC International PLC
"The update to our branding has really invigorated our marketing activities. Feedback so far has been excellent; our smart new look has provided an opportunity to re-present the strengths of our offering to clients, prospects and staff alike. We’re looking forward to rolling out the new branding fully across all our outward facing material over the coming year”.
Head of Business Development, ValueLink
"I feel that a great deal of progress has been made over the last 18 months in terms of re-launching VINCI Park to the industry and opening up a dialogue with key publications, as well as overcoming previous negativity that existed within certain media.”
Marketing Manager, VINCI Park
"SHERE really got under the skin of our products - which is unusual for marketing companies. They really understand B2B industrial-type products. We only have to brief them once and they design and produce attractive literature highlighting the important features distinguishing our products from those of competitors. Their evolution of our corporate brand has also been highly successful, retaining the equity of our previous logo but giving it a contemporary look that is essential for the electronics market."
Marketing Director, West Temperature Control Solutions
"We found the SHERE Plan helped us focus on how our business was perceived from an external, rather than internal, perspective. This led to us cutting a lot of the technical jargon from our marketing communications, simplifying our messages and improving our marketing tactics. Adopting the business development programme with SHERE has given us many more leads than we had a year ago and we feel very positive about the way it is going"
Director, Woodman Construction