Quantock Veterinary Hospital
“Nicola has developed close relationships with key members of our business and understands our organisation intimately. She is proactive and action oriented, meeting deadlines and delivering on time.
She uses her project management skills and friendly and supportive approach to drive our projects forward to successful conclusion. She is an invaluable extension of our business and an important part of our team, allowing us to develop our business and improve our performance in a way which was previously not possible.”
Dominic Phillips, Partner & Veterinary Surgeon, Quantock Veterinary Hospital
“Nicola works as part of our team. She is empathetic and works intelligently and diligently and is always coming up with amazing results. She has a drive that means she not only gets the whole team in shape she never lets us down no matter how challenging our work and deadlines are – and there have been many!
I was MD at Rainclear Systems from May 2004 to May 2014. I worked with Nicky Ward daily on planning and implementing the marketing strategy for Rainclear Systems from early 2012 to mid 2014.
Nicky initially helped me develop an effective marketing strategy with realistic timeframes that enabled the business to both plan and also accurately budget. She constantly and cleverly introduced other suggestions and tangible ideas when the time was right allowing Rainclear to grow quickly in many areas that had previously been untapped. She managed a range of 3rd parties for us – web developers, PPC & SEO teams, media and advertising contacts, trade organisations, promotional goods suppliers as well as liaising with our freelance designer to ensure the marketing was all ‘joined up’ on a monthly basis. With Nicky’s influence and copywriting skills we created content and grew our e shot database from 3,000 to 50,000 and Nicky managed the partnership with our e shot provider flawlessly as the business continued to grow.
We formed a very strong business relationship which worked extremely well as she is an effective communicator at all levels and together we managed never to miss some very testing deadlines. Nicky was renumerated for an amount of days worked each week but I know there were many occasions due to the marketing demands that she worked above and beyond her hours without complaint. As a 3rd party person sometimes you can feel disconnected with a team based elsewhere, this wasn’t the case with Nicky, you immediately felt she was part of the senior team who had a hunger to learn the business from the ground up.
As an MD you want your staff to add value at all times and without doubt Nicky added an incredible amount of value in a relatively short space of time – she gives 100%. The only reason we stopped working together was because I sold the business and the new PLC owners and I decided to pursue other interests. Put simply I would recommend her unreservedly for any marketing requirements that you have.”
Daniel Hopkins, MD Rainclear Systems Ltd
First Data Bank Europe
“We used Kyoo Marketing on an ad hoc basis to provide us with extra support when times were busy. Nicky had a great understanding of our business and the healthcare sector we work within and quickly appreciated what needed to be done. She always ensured that she completed projects to our deadlines and budget. We saw Nicky as an additional member of our marketing team – to have someone on hand that we can trust so well was of great value to us.”
Carla Zumfelde, Marketing Manager, First DataBank Europe
Lets Go Travel
“I worked with Nicky over a number of projects and was impressed from the start with her enthusiasm and passion in her work with us. She quickly understood our challenges and requirements and fitted in well as part of the team. She worked hard to generate ideas and results, often to very tight deadlines, which helped us raise our profile effectively. I enjoyed working with Nicky and learned I could rely on her at all times.”
Simon Maunder, Chief Executive at Airport Direct Travel
and previously Founder & Managing Director at Lets Go Travel
EMB Consulting Ltd
“When I was looking for a marketing person I wanted someone who would get to know me and my business and who I could call on for advice and support in the long term. I also wanted a ‘no nonsense’ approach to marketing linked to my business goals. I can honestly say that Nicky has completely delivered that and more. She very quickly understood my aspirations for my company and was able to convert this into a clear and concise marketing strategy and plan. This is already delivering excellent results for me. I now think of her as a member of my team and I would not hesitate to recommend her to other companies.”
Liz Byrne, Director, EMB Consulting Ltd
“As my own company was getting busier I could see that I might start neglecting our marketing effort to the detriment of the business. Quite reluctantly I realized that some external support could be extremely valuable. I chose Kyoo Marketing to work with initially because Nicky impressed me with her quick understanding of my business, the issues we faced and with her sensible suggestions for raising our profile. We have now worked on a number of projects together and I have found her ability to ‘get under the skin’ of what we are all about impressive. She is creative but practical, diligent but fun to work with – all important qualities to me trying to get on with running my own business. I will continue to use her skills and expertise to keep our profile high and whenever we require an extra hand with an event or an activity – it works very well for us.”
Julie Evans, Director, Julie Evans Corporate Art
G Free Ltd
“I was very impressed with Nicky’s professional attitude and total commitment to the job in hand. She was able to define objectives for our company with what seemed consummate ease and was very successful in setting up our website and promoting our products in the media to maximise our potential. I hope this is a start to a long and fruitful relationship!”