I will always be grateful

I will always be grateful for your help, which gave me the confidence to deliver speeches to large auditoriums of people.  Previously unimaginable.

O, County Durham

So much more than I expected

I came across Andy, when I was looking for some practice in conversation before the job interview. Since English is not my first language I am somehow missing the richness of my vocabulary. The experience with Andy was so much more than I expected. He introduced me to the unwritten rules of English communication, he came completely prepared by asking me question closely related to my job interview, he thought me the principles of job interviews that I was not aware of before. But most of all, he gave me the confidence, that I can impress the audience with my performance.

J, Newcastle

Many thanks for all your help

Many thanks for all your help and advice to prepare me to deliver the best man speech. It went very well indeed and I received numerous compliments including at least two that mentioned the quality of delivery. Well done you!

M. County Durham

Relaxed discussions

Our relaxed discussions have enabled me to develop greater confidence in my ability to deliver presentations, but also to work towards eliminating the unhelpful habits and fears that I have carried with me throughout my adult life.

O. County Durham

He gave me courage and confidence

I was very nervous about making a speech but Andy helped me make an amazing one. I could not have done it without him – he gave me the courage and the confidence to do it. I’m actually really proud of myself. I can’t really put in to words how grateful I am.

M. South Tyneside

I would recommend your service to anyone

Everything went very well at our wedding and I had no problems at all with my speech,  I received a lot of compliments on my speech, and there wasn’t a dry eye on the. Thank you for all of your help with my preparation, I would certainly recommend your service to anyone that may need speech coaching.

C. Tyneside

Thank you for finding the time

Thank you for finding the time to write lots of explanations. With your help, my chances of being chosen for an interview at College have definitely increased.

A. Staffordshire

Huge and positive difference to me

Thank you again for your tuition over the past few months. It’s been very enjoyable and the results have made a huge and extremely positive difference to me in many ways. I really appreciate all you’ve done.

K, County Durham

I couldn’t rate him highly enough

Organised, down to earth and very easy to talk to; Andy not only understands a wide range of issues a client may have but finds clear, inventive and articulate ways to tackle them. It has been a pleasure to work with Andy and I couldn’t rate him highly enough.

O. Nottinghamshire

A great team player

Andy was always a really helpful and reliable colleague. Ready with useful, pragmatic advice and prepared to put himself out to lend a hand. A great team player – look forward to working with you again sometime Andy!

Phil Morcom, Communications, Leeds City Council

His teaching is engaging and insightful

Andy quickly identified issues with the speed of my speech and quickly got to work developing a better rhythm and speed of delivery. His teaching is engaging and insightful, each lesson having been carefully tailored to meet my individual needs. Lessons were varied, to help tackle the issue from different directions and this helped maintain a fresh delivery of the material. Andy was always punctual, dedicated and throughly professional throughout the period we worked together. All in all it was a highly enjoyable experience working with Andy and I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their speech.

M, Teesside

Handle queries that others couldn’t

‘Andy was a great Press Officer for DWP and consistently kept me and his other colleagues informed about his stories. Moreover Andy always got the level of detail just right for the event or story in question. Andy knew his audiences really well, and had great relationships with media in his area, meaning he was able to sell-in stories or handle queries that others couldn’t. I miss working with Andy, he could always be relied upon to pull off that short notice PR triumph against the odds!’

- Howard Sargent, Press Officer - Planning and Strategy, DWP National Press Office, London

Inspiring tutor

‘Andy is an inspiring tutor, full of enthusiasm and knowledge. I always felt that Andy’s lessons were personalised and tailored specifically to my needs. He made me feel at ease and increasingly confident with every lesson. Dedicated, professional, reliable – what more could you ask for! I would highly recommend him without hesitation.’

A, County Durham

True mentor to me

‘Andy was a true mentor to me when I worked with him in the DWP Regional Press Office. He is a consummate PR professional with a seemingly boundless knowledge of the media. His impressive news judgement, coupled with his creativity, always achieves great results. Andy is personable, always great fun to work with, and I don’t hesitate for a second in recommending him.’

- Dawn Tudge, Regional Press Officer, DWP

Top quality advice

‘Andy has consistently provided top quality advice to me and my team over a number of years on engaging the media and I’ve always felt very confident in his ability to deliver the best media coverage we could expect as part of our integrated marketing and communications efforts. I’ve enjoyed working with Andy too, he’s a great colleague to have as part of the team being personable, pragmatic and down-to-earth but always positive and willing to contribute and pull his weight.’

- Charlotte Knaggs,Group Communications Manager, DWP