Kind Things Customers Say About Us
Throughout my career, I have been blessed to work with, learn from and serve, a lot of wonderful people.
And I am extremely grateful to all the colleagues, customer & clients who have made my career so rewarding.
Here’s what a few of them were kind enough to say about me.
PASSIONATE BRAND CHAMPION WITH A STRUCTURED ANALYTICAL APPROACH & CREATIVE FLAIR
With responsibility for marketing our MEM 250v business in a brand-conscious market, he evolved his function’s role from pure sales support to embrace product management and marketing planning expanding the resource from 2 to 5 reports.
The marketing team he led played a pivotal role in collaborating with fellow stakeholders to double the company’s product portfolio, bringing to market 23 major product ranges and numerous range fillers while retiring obsolete lines to grow sales volumes and market share in the UK and overseas.
Our business was spread across 11 major product groups and the marketing function coped admirably with significant levels of complexity in monitoring performance, forward strategic planning, new product development and controlled product launches to maximise sales growth, optimise inventory levels, expand distribution channels and improve bottom line profitability.
Mike is a passionate brand champion; he combines a structured analytical approach to business development planning and implementation with a creative marketing flair and delivers results with his pragmatic “get the job done” attitude.”
Clive Robertson, Managing Director MEM250V Limited Electrical Products Manufacturer
“Mike knew I had an important presentation to give and offered to help with the graphics and layout of my PowerPoint. I thought my original slides were OK until I saw what Mike was able to do with them; making them so much more professional and stylish within the brand guidelines!
He was incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble! He did what he said he would do and to the time scale agreed. I would highly recommend his work and hope to use him again myself in the future.”
FIONA LETENEY, MANAGING DIRECTOR FEENIX CONSULTING E Learning Consultancy
“St. John’s Happy Hands owe Communisage our undying gratitude for their wonderful marketing and for restoring confidence in ourselves when we were struggling.
Now thanks to the rebranding and the wonderful website things are really on the up. One year on and our annual September intake has trebled! Thanks Mike.”
ANN SPENCER DEPUTY MANAGER, ST JOHN’S HAPPY HANDS PRESCHOOL Child Care Provider
“I run a successful roofing contracting business and cultivated an opportunity to bid for a Ministry of Justice project.
But when it came to tendering for public sector work, I needed some expertise and guidance with the formality of ITTs and the formal tendering process.
Mike guided me through the bidding process developing detailed bid documentation which positioned my business in the best possible light and provided great advice regarding my approach to pricing.
As a result of Mike’s help, my business is now an approved supplier to the Ministry of Justice and we have subsequently won 3 significant roofing projects with them.”
GRAHAM COWBURN, MANAGING DIRECTOR PARAMOUNT ROOFING Roofing Contractor click here to see the work portfolio page
BEST FAN PAGE IN THE WORLD
“The best company Facebook fan page in the world thanx to Communisage Limited”
MARTIN DAY, DIRECTOR IN THE ZONE LTD Serviced Offices & Outsourced Accounting Services
”Mike has taken my business requirement to get publicity for the work Formability did for Speedy Hire from concept to final press release. Case studies were also produced that I have been able to use on my web site and elsewhere.
The feedback from the interviews was excellent and the result was fantastic. Throughout Mike worked with persistence and enthusiasm with great results. Mike is a pleasure to work with. I really enjoy working with him and benefit from his work as well as his vibrant attitude.“
PAUL BECK, MANAGING DIRECTOR FORMABILITY LTD Internet Web Applications Developer
HE EXCELLED AT EVERY ASSIGNED TASK
“I highly recommend Mike to any company/law firm that’s looking to take itself to the next level. Mike is a good designer with the ability to perform on multiple levels and he excelled at every assigned task.”
JOHN HICKS, DOAR INC, NEW YORK Litigation Services
When I decided I wanted a web site to sell my vintage clothing Mike was recommended to me by a friend.
I had a picture in my head of how I wanted the site to look and Mike could not have got it more right if he had stepped inside my head and had a look round.
But not only did he do a wonderful job with designing my site he also showed great patience and tolerance with my woeful ability to grasp the mechanics of posting onto the site.
I now have a lovely selling space and this is all down to Mike.
Thank you – you are my hero.
BEVERLEY HOLLAND, OWNER ELIZABETH’S ATTIC VINTAGE FASHION DESIGNER
“Mike is an enthusiastic, hands-on professsional. His energy, creativity and thorough understanding of our business was invaluable in developing and promoting our brand.
Mike constantly brought fresh ideas into our business and was a key Board Director. He quickly developed strong working relationships with fellow staff and with clients and influencers alike.
He is constantly striving to learn new techniques and to embrace technologies that can assist with his work, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Mike’s work.”
DAN ADAMSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR ADAMSON GROUP Medium Size Building Contractor
Well, well ……………. the night was a big success!!
Thanks so much for the fascinating slides you produced for UnLtdConnect Awards presentation at Ernst & Young. They were so impressed with the presentation and my business.
Believe it or not, I have had four gentlemen approach me who want to help me find more funding for my business!
RUTHY FLETCHER, RUTHY FLETCHER CONSULTANCY Deaf Awareness Consultant
HELPING US TO PITCH TO IMPORTANT CLIENTS WITH CONFIDENCE
Communisage have provided our company with an up to date and modern web site that we feel gives potential customers an excellent first impression of not only who we are, but also what values our business is built upon.
Mike has also provided our company with support in presentation building helping us to pitch to important clients with confidence which was invaluable.
Mike’s knowledge of local business and in particular our business sector has provided us with ideas to improve our own business and we will certainly be using Communisage in the future due to the first class service offered.
DAVID MONKS, DIRECTOR – W MONKS (LONGRIDGE) LIMITED Medium Size Building Contractor click here to see the work portfolio page
I CAN’T KEEP UP WITH MIKE
I can’t keep up with Mike. You ask him to do it and he does it immediately. He has worked wonders in getting our company up the Google listings and we can identify many enquiries which we are getting due to his SEO work. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Mike
GEOFF WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR – CHERRY & GRIFFTHS Loss Assessors click here to see the work portfolio page
DID A FABULOUS JOB OF ANALYSING AND DISTILLING A CLIENT’S BUSINESS
Working with Communisage is a pleasure. You know you’re getting an experienced marketeer who’s reliable, flexible, thorough and pleasant to work with.
Mike recently did a fabulous job of analysing and distilling a client’s business, before developing a value proposition and producing website content.
PETER SHARP, DESIGNER/DIRECTOR – MARCH DESIGN STUDIO Design Agency click here to see the work portfolio page
MIKE IS DIFFERENT, HE IS A DOWN TO EARTH, NO-NONSENSE, MARKETING GURU
I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Cowburn from Communisage since June 2012 when he was recommended to me by one of my clients.
I have spoken to many marketing consultants over the last few years but Mike is different, he is a down to earth, no-nonsense, marketing guru and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for help with growing their business.
I am a young accountant with more energy and enthusiasm than you can shake a stick at but my problem used to be targeting and concentrating my efforts on one particular area at a time.
Unquestionably, Mike helped me with my approach and together (mostly him) we constructed a plan for growth which we are now carrying out in a systematic manner and the results are incredible.
If you want some help with your marketing, and possibly even if you don’t, call Mike at Communisage today and you will not be disappointed.
MARK HALL, MANAGING DIRECTOR – MJH ACCOUNTANTS LIMITED click here to see the work portfolio page
WALKS THE WALK
Mike is a guy who ‘walks the walk’ – if you want eye catching professional powerpoint presentations building (and not death by bullet points) Mike is the best guy I can think to recommend.
ANDY SMITH, DIRECTOR – SMITH JACKSON WEALTH CONSULTANCY Independent Financial Adviser click here to see the work portfolio page
AN EFFECT OF INCREASED SALES AND MUCH IMPROVED CORPORATE IDENTITY
There are marketing professionals and there is Mike Cowburn……
Over the past 2 years, Mike has proved himself to be formidable operator. His output has changed the face of Alpha and has changed the way Alpha communicates with its customers.
This has had an effect of increased sales and much improved corporate identity.
We would certainly not hesitate to recommend Mike to any prospective customer.
DAVID THOMAS, MANAGING DIRECTOR – ALPHA BIOLABORATORIES LIMITED DNA, Drug & Alcohol Testing click here to see the work portfolio page
KEPT ME INFORMED AT EVERY STAGE AND THE WORK DONE HAS BEEN VERY PROFESSIONAL
The work Mike has done for us has been great, from the initial market research to the SEO and social media campaigns, he has kept me informed at every stage and the work done has been very professional. I look forward to working with Mike and Communisage in the future.
DAN COOPER, MANAGING DIRECTOR – DIGITAL DOG LIMITED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT click here to see the work portfolio page
TOOK TIME TO UNDERSTAND MY REQUIREMENTS – NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE
I highly recommend Mike to any company looking to take itself to the next level. Raring2go! Chorley and Leyland is a small local magazine for Families and Children in the area run by a local mum.
Mike took time to understand my requirements, and work to what I wanted to achieve. The advice was very professional, and helpful…nothing is too much trouble. Thanks Mike.
ANGELA FIELDS, RARING 2 GO – Magazine Publisher click here to see the work portfolio page
PROVIDED US WITH A COMPREHENSIVE MARKETING PLAN WHICH GAVE US GOALS AND DIRECTION
Mike at Communisage provided us with a comprehensive Marketing Plan which gave us goals and direction and just as importantly, the understanding that Marketing is a vital part of our day to day business. Mike has also provided invaluable assistance in improving our social media profile and excellent suggestions on our website design and SEO.
We will continue to work with Mike and would not hesitate in recommending Communisage to anyone looking for a Marketing strategy to take their business forward.
Apart from his extensive knowledge and experience of the world of Marketing, Mike is also a pleasure to work with.
STEVE & BEV WOODS, OWNERS – THE ASHTON FLOWER SHOP Florist click here to see the work portfolio page
PROVIDES A GOOD SERVICE AT A REASONABLE COST
I am very happy with the service provided by Communisage Ltd for my website building and maintenance.
Mike is knowledgable, easy to deal with, and provides a good service at a reasonable cost.
NICHOLAS PROCTOR, PARTNER – PINEWOOD VETERINARY PRACTICE click here to see the work portfolio page
FABULOUS COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR THE WEB, SOCIAL MEDIA, MARKETING STRATEGIES
We have used Communisage several times and on each occasion the level of service has been impeccable. Mike has fabulous communication skills for the web, social media, marketing strategies and much more. He understands and gets to know your business rather than you fitting in to his.
Gifts 2 Impress are more than happy to recommend the services of Communisage to any Company looking for a hands on approach for help with sales and marketing plans.
SANDRA & GRAHAM ATHERTON, OWNERS GIFTS 2 IMPRESS / PTA PITSTOP Business Gifts Suppliers click here to see the work portfolio page
FULL OF GREAT IDEAS TO HELP US PROMOTE OUR BUSINESS
We have engaged with Commuisage on a number of projects over the past couple of years and have always found them to be quick to respond and full of great ideas to help us promote our business.
JOHN KEEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR – RKMS ROSEWOOD MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD Business Improvement Consultancy
CATERED FOR OUR SPECIFIC NEEDS UNTIL WE WERE FULLY SATISFIED WITH THE END RESULT
I have no hesitation in recommending Mike . We found his company to be extremely helpful, they created our site from scratch often spending time helping us collate the content needed and catered for our specific needs until we were fully satisfied with the end result.
We have had had are still receiving positive feedback about our site and we look forward to continuing a successful relationship with mike and Communisage in the future.
GERRY WHITE, MANAGING DIRECTOR – WHITE CEILINGS AND PARTITIONS LTD Drylining Contractor click here to see the work portfolio page
NEW LEADS ARE ARRIVING ON A REGULAR BASIS
I am very pleased with the work Mike has done for us. He has always been willing and helpful, and the work has been of good quality.
In particular, new leads are arriving on a regular basis with the number of hits doubling since Mike updated our website search engine optimisation and advised on website changes for our AuditForm product.
PAUL BECK, MANAGING DIRECTOR FORMABILITY LTD Internet Web Applications Developer click here to see the work portfolio page
Our business was at a low point, so I asked Mike for help and he pulled us out of hole!
Friendly, professional service, with great results.
We went from wondering if we should go on to buying a new machine to keep up with the new orders.
CAROL DRYDEN, OWNER SEW STUNNING DESIGNS Specialist Embroidery Service click here to see the work portfolio page