"I've worked closely with John Walsh over the last ten years in an official marketing capacity, during which time his outstanding marketing knowledge and insights enabled a much more-targeted customer focus, and helped achieve increased awareness and service delivery. I have no hesitation in commending the outstanding work that John gave to our organisation, and can vouch for the real benefit he was able to deliver for us."
Brian Underwood, former Head of Global Marketing, and former Asia-Pacific Marketing Director, UK Trade & Investment
"I have worked extensively with John
to develop the name, brand and proposition for our new £40m collaborative
and service. John has added so much value, ensuring that we always stay
focused on the target audience. His structured approach has been
effective at getting buy-in from the team as well as key stakeholders. A
pleasure to work with, I would not hesitate recommending John."
Dr Ceri Williams, Director of Research and Innovation Development, University of Leeds
"John conducted a worldwide reputation study among our customers before developing our brand positioning and has arranged fantastic designers, photographer and web developers to implement the brand work. John really is our right hand man."
Neil Fowell, General Manager
for Bosch Packaging PAGS (Managing Director at Kliklok
"I have had the pleasure or working with John over a number of years, on a range of projects. John brings a wealth of experience (and wisdom), as well as an injection of creativity and innovation. As a client, he has made my life easy - he has a knack of knowing exactly what we need, helping to shape and refine briefs and delivering wonderful results. Over the years I have worked with him on a full re-brand, a national award winning campaign and a range of materials for a sector wide initiative. He is an excellent strategist but also understands the practicalities of implementation, the nuances of organisational politics and the flexibility required to make things work. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."
former National Manager for Engagement, Wellbeing and Performance, University
"John guided us through the process of creating a clear and versatile multimedia brand and communications framework that allow us to create strong visibility and impact. The brand is being used very successfully to raise the profile of the organisation and its vision across all our communications wherever we use them in the world, whatever the language.”
Louise Shearer, Healthcare Marketing
Specialist, Healthcare UK
"John worked with us as the lead consultant on a number of University wide campaigns aimed at encouraging cultural change in relation to energy usage/carbon reduction. Through John's help we developed a series of award winning campaigns that successfully embedded carbon reduction into the operational decision making of the University, won senior management support and showed measureable results through changes in individual behaviour. John was a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending his services."
James Dixon-Gough, Sustainability Manager, University of Leeds
"John conducted a competitor brand audit and stakeholder interviews for Cancer Research Technology's research tools business unit. He spoke to scientists, commercial reagents companies and university Technology Transfer Officers to help us better understand existing perceptions within the research tools marketplace. His findings were used to refine our proposition prior to developing a new brand and online portal. John was easy to work with and I would happily recommend him for brand consultancy work."
Melanie Hardman PhD, Head of Ximbio
“We worked with John on a number of communications projects for our alumni, including the production of our magazine for more than 200,000 alumni, the strategic review of our regular giving (annual fund) communications activity the development of a new identity for our Footsteps Fund and the development of communications for the launch of a major fundraising campaign. Throughout these projects John helped us to develop a clear direction and way of thinking, focusing on how our audiences engage with us, thinking broadly and working pragmatically. He was a great person to bounce ideas off or ask for thoughts right the way through the process.”
Phil Steel, Head of Alumni Relations,
University of Leeds