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‘Nothing ever seems to be a problem’

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“We have been using Barker Brooks for a number of years. Nothing ever seems to be a problem and they are always willing to go the extra mile to help. We would not hesitate in recommending them to friends and colleagues in the future. Thank you once again.”

– Lucy Hart, Championship Coordinator, Caterham Motorsport

‘The awards evening ran like clockwork’

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“As a newcomer to the Yorkshire Legal Awards, we were very impressed by how well organised the nomination process was. The awards evening ran like clockwork and provided a great opportunity for us to recognise the many talents and extraordinary dedication of our team.”

– Maureen Cawthorn, Managing Director, Wilkinson Woodward (Finalist in the 2014 Yorkshire Legal Awards Family Law Category)

‘Amazing turnout’

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“Many thanks, both for this and for all your help leading up to last night. Our table all enjoyed the evening very much indeed, and I hope you were well pleased with such an amazing turnout. It is amazing how well the event has done, and all credit to yourselves. Congratulations. Best wishes”

– Matthew Wrigley, Wrigleys

‘A great time’

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“I had a great time, thank you – whilst we didn’t win, it was good to see our name up on the big screen in front of the great and the good of Yorkshire’s law firms.”

– Chris Taylor, Associate Partner at Eaton Smith

‘Just brilliant’

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“Thanks so much for organising such a fantastic night. Steph McGovern was also just brilliant. She managed to hold the audience’s attention and bring a real sense of occasion.”

– Natalie Rodgers, Director at Scala UK

‘Superb events and spectacular award ceremonies’

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“Over the past 10 years, I have worked very closely with Barker Brooks to help champion the legal talent and expertise that Yorkshire has to offer. Through their insightful articles, topical news stories, superb events and spectacular award ceremonies – they have never once failed to impress! Utterly professional and always a pleasure to deal with – Barker Brooks are a tremendous business ally!”

– Natalie Rodgers MCIM Chartered Marketer & Solicitor, Managing Director

‘We have been impressed’

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“We are only 8 months into our relationship with Barker Brooks, but even from the pitch stage we have been impressed with their enthusiasm for our Journal and proactivity in coming to us with ideas and suggestions. They have already made a decent start in terms of advertising sales, and thus far they have been very good at communicating internally with various stakeholders here at OUP and respectful of the existing relationships we have with our authors and editorial board.”

– Emma Thomas – Senior Publisher, Law Journals, Oxford University Press

‘Delighted’

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“I attended the PI Awards dinner last night and was delighted to be a winner. However, my reason for writing is to congratulate you and your team on the smooth and effective management of the event which clearly delivered. It was my second year and I can see that it has enduring value. I attend several “black tie” events and almost all are flabby affairs – drawn out and lacking in focus.”

– Quentin  Smith

“Ideal partner for my clients’

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“I have worked with Barker Brooks for a number of years particularly in relation to their work with the NAPF and STEP. Unlike other contract publishers Barker Brooks undertake to understand the industries and communities they work for and in. This enables them to deliver intelligence and trustworthy solutions to advertisers. Aside from that they are great to get on with and helpful, which makes them an ideal partner for my clients.”

– Will Fearnley-Whittingstall, Fundamental Media UK

‘I would highly recommend’

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“I have worked with Barker Brooks for a number of years now to book event sponsorship and publication advertising across the NAPF portfolio. I have always found them to be very efficient in answering all my queries in a timely and detailed manner. They regularly keep me informed of any relevant opportunities and provide us with all the details we need to make an informed decision. I would highly recommend the services of Barker Brooks as an intermediary based on my experience with them.”

– Colin English: Director, Pensions Solutions Group, Russell Investments

‘An absolute pleasure to deal with’

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“Barker Brooks have a very efficient staff, that are personally involved, and work closely together with us to reach our goals. They are always available, friendly and competent, and an absolute pleasure to deal with.”

– Saskia Welman: Head of Communications, National Federation of occupational Pensioners

‘Consistently impressed’

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“As an asset manager operating in the investment industry for many years, despite some significant change in our industry, I have been consistently impressed by the professionalism and diligence shown by Barker Brooks Communications in their support of the NAPF, and interaction with industry stakeholders.

The account manager that has been dedicated to my firm’s needs has displayed good knowledge of my business needs, and has delivered an efficient and effective solution for me: I would certainly recommend the firm to prospective new clients.”

– Simon Males: Managing Director, Pramerica Investment Management Limited

‘Provided a high level of service’

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“I am loath to write testimonials owing to the position and reputation of my clients as market-leaders. However, it gives me pleasure to make an exception regarding Barker Brooks. One of the problems with the market is the presence of dubious and even charlatan sales and publishing houses, let alone the usual lesser quality and ability. Barker Brooks have always had a consistency of personnel, who have provided a high level of service, proactive sales and respectful understanding of market and market conditions.

This is not just unusual but actually rare, so gives the buyers confidence and allows the development of a relationship based on trust and mutual respect which benefits all parties – client, agency, sales house and publisher.”

– Tim Eldridge: Managing Director, Eldridge Ranger Advertising

‘A great day’

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“On behalf of S&G Response just wanted to send you a mail to say thanks very much for a great day yesterday. Thank you to all those involved in managing the day and we sincerely look forward to the next one.”

– Paul Wilkinson, Business Development Manager, S&G Response

‘Thank you for all the guidance and support’

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“Thank you so much. We were delighted to be part of such a special evening. I’m afraid that as the chaps has clients with them, they were somewhat led by whichever direction the clients wanted to take! But they all had an amazing evening and on behalf of Hawksford International, I would like to thank you for all the guidance and support we received from your team.”

– Denise Murphy, Hawksford International

‘Wonderful help’

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“Now that we have all breathed a sigh of relief that it is all over (or at least I have!) I wanted to thank you all for your wonderful help with the Conference. I know you have an established pattern, but you still have the responsibility, and you do it superbly well. It’s always tremendous fun to work with you all, and I really appreciate how supportive you all are. Best wishes to you all.”

– Nicholas Jacob, LAWRENCE GRAHAM LLP

‘Outstanding success’

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“I wanted to thank you both particularly for your efforts on the Hong Kong Conference. I think this was an outstanding success, and I know only too well that these things do not happen without serious work behind the scenes. You did it with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of efficiency, and I have not heard anybody utter a murmur of complaint about the organisation, which means that it was perfect. I know that Bill has already thanked you, and entertained us all to thank you, but I wanted to do so as well as you did such a brilliant job. I will be thanking Amanda and Elaine as well, as I felt they did a superb job as well. However I know that you Laura did a massive amount of work very efficiently and effectively. Thanks to both of you for what you did. It really was an excellent conference thanks in no small measure to you – so thank you very much indeed. Your efforts were really appreciated.”

– Nicholas Jacob, Lawrence Graham LLP

‘A great success’

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This years STEP Private Client Awards have been hailed a great success by a great deal of people. There were many people involved in the organisation of the awards with your role being one of the most important in the process. You dealt with every aspect of the organisation in a calm, organised and totally professional manner, even at times of considerable stress you remained unflappable. You were a valued member of the organising team and your efforts were much appreciated.

So to sum up, we would like to say a big thank you for the part you played running a successful event.

Amanda Seal, Director of Events

‘Favourable comments from the delegates’

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“Just a note to thank you for all the hard work you put into the organisation of the Dubai conference which went very well and I was really pleased to hear so many favourable comments from the delegates. I hope the evaluation forms reflect similar satisfaction! Jackie and Amanda, aided by Debbie, did great work at the event and the entire professional and social programme went smoothly. A great credit to Barker Brooks and STEP. Thank you again for your efforts.”

– Richard Pease, Lenz & Staehelin