What Client's Say About Work Done For Them

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We at Metstrategy have been extremely pleased with the work Mike has produced for us. He has been incredibly professional from the beginning whilst always maintaining a friendly manner which has made working with him so easy and enjoyable. We have appreciated not only the quality of his work but his creative ideas and flexibility.

We would definitely choose to work with Mike again in the future and couldn’t recommend him more.

Amy Metcalfe

Consultant, Met Strategy

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.

We would definitely choose to work with Mike again in the future and couldn’t recommend him more.

Sandra Atherton

Ownner, Gifts 2 Impress

We have engaged with Communisage 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.

Communisage are also very responsive to information requests and changes to the website

John Keen

Managing Director, RKMS Group

Mike impressed me with his ability to get to the heart of my business values and the benefits we offer our clients then prioritise and shape a lot of information into a concise, compelling selling proposition.

From this platform, he subsequently created a detailed website and wrote over 20 pages of corporate, sales, operations process and technical content without the need for further input from our business!

Damian Entwistle

Managing Director, Waterboy Limited

Mike has been very helpful and has been a pleasure to work with when setting up the website for our new business.

He was patient and was focused on creating exactly what we were looking for whilst giving his own professional opinion and advice.

I will be working with Mike going forward on all our design needs and would recommend him unreservedly.

Laura & Stuart Johnson

Owners, Duxbury Mortgages

Marketing Research Project – Mike worked proactively with us to identify a set of deliverables which answered the key questions that we had regarding our project. This resulted in a clear and concise set of data that proved useful in our decision making and added value to our business.

He interpreted our research brief well and used technology and tools to effectively deliver the results. Communisage provided a professional and efficient service for our business delivering desired results to the agreed deadlines and within agreed budgets.

Mike Cash, Harry Milligan, Darren Garbett

Senior Channel Manager, New Product Development Manager & Commercial Manager, Electrium Sales (Siemens)

M4 Lifting has been using Mike for several years and we cannot rate Communisage enough.

Mike is a great guy, always positive attitude to our requirements for the emails and website changes he has done.

If you want competitive prices with a service that in my opinion is second to none, Communisage will meet all your website needs and more.

His advice with our website optimisation was very honest, he asked what we wanted and where we were targeting and told us how exactly with keeping the cost low we could achieve this and I will hold my hands up we have picked up more enquires via email and phone calls to the office since the optimisation he carried out.

Richard Rose

Managing Director, M4 Lifting

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, advised on website changes for our AuditForm product and re-configured our OnSiteForm website.

Paul Beck

Managing Director, Formability Limited

When I was vicar at St John’s in Leyland, Communisage have helped us to update an old, tired-looking web site to something far more bright and dynamic with links to our social media pages.

Our web site used to be simply an unchanging store of information which people could access. Now it enables us to enter into two-way communication, it is kept up-to-date with eye-catching banners and has helped us to make people more aware of all our activities and events than we ever did before.

We had helpful, positive meetings where Mike was able to explain his plans with enthusiasm and clarity, and he has remained a key support for us ever since.

I am now at The Risen Lord Parish in Preston and we used Mike to build our new website.

Revd Canon Alistair McHaffie Vicar, The Parish of the Risen Lord

Footnote – 2 sites have been built for Alistair. St John’s Leyland and Risen Lord Parish, Preston

Rev Canon Alistair McHaffie

Vicar, Risen Lord Parish, Preston

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.

PS – Carol has 4 machines now 😉

Carol Dryden

Owner, Sew Stunning Designs

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

Managing Director, Smith Jackson Wealth Consultancy

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 Biolabs

Just got a proper look on the iPad, looks fantastic!

Website looks great! That’s quality!

Kieran nearly died from bleed on the brain when he boxed subsequent World Champion Anthony Crolla for the English lightweight title in 2012. Still in his 20’s he received a British Empire medal from the Queen for services to his local community !!

Kieran Farrell BEM

Managing Director, The Peoples Gym, Kieran Farrell Promotions

Mike has worked on our SEO and website for several years now and in that time we have been able to see a marked improvement in the level of enquiries received from our website.

He is always willing and available to offer advice, and in a world where there are many companies offering the impossible, it is great to have someone honest and trustworthy looking after what most of us consider to be the strange dark art of SEO.

Mike Caffrey

Project Manager, Automate Systems

Having only known Mike for the past three months, it feels like I have known him for years.

The service we required was delivered with total professionalism knowledge and understanding of what was required. Also at certain times with humour.

We have already benefited from his service and would strongly recommend his company to others.

I intend to use Mike again for a personal scheme involving a family member.

Thanks again.

Stuart Heaton on behalf of Alan Davison

Alan Davison

Owner, Sign Right BSL

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, Happy Hands Pre-School

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

Trial Consultant, Doar Consultancy

Mike did a fantastic web page design for me.

I was looking for just a one page site and contact form and something to get customers to contact me.

Since the site has been live we are now getting plenty of enquiries.

John Firth

Owner, John Firth Bathrooms

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, Wm Monks Limited

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

Senior Consultant, Hope and Williams

From first contacting Mike, he explained everything that he required and what he would be able to do for the club.

To date, although new membership only opens in June we have had many new enquiries which all have stated was because of how the web site presented the club.

As a club, we are now extremely confident that there will be a increase in membership which in the main is down to how it is now being presented.

This is down to Mike and his company.

Many thanks from Withnell Anglers.

Stuart Heaton

Vice Chairman, Withnell Fold Angling Club

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

We have seen an increase in overseas enquiries.

We would not hesitate in recommending Communisage to any company large or small.

Raymond Coupland

Managing Director, Raymond Coupland Environmental

Mike has taken the time and effort to understand and research our service and our marketing needs with genuine interest and passion to provide us with a bespoke website and marketing/business advice and direction.
Shelley Perry

Clinical Director & CEO, Breathe Therapies & SEED


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

Owner, Ruthy Fletcher Consultancy

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

Owner, Digital Dog

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.

Bev & Steve Woods

Owners, Ashton Flower Shop

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 Vets

Mike was the first employee in any of our divisional companies to be promoted to a board level position from within the business when I appointed him to the role of Marketing Director.

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 Roberston

Managing Director & Divisional Managing Director, MEM & Delta plc

In his role as Manager of our Marketing Department Mike brought energy, creativity and leadership.

He offered the same degree of interest in each of our Group’s businesses regardless of their size , location and potential.

He conscientiously made sure he understood the diverse activities and sectors that we operated in to maximise his teams contribution and effectiveness.

Paul Fulcher

Operations Manager, LGH Group

Mike at Communisage has been great to work with.

Nothing has been to much trouble. He responds to every request within 24 hours and has assisted to improve our website both visibly and informatively.

I’ve had much more peace since you took the website over!

Christine Howard

Headteacher, Moorside Academy PS

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

Owner, March Design

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

I have zero knowledge of the web and I wanted someone I can trust to help my business grow without the worry of being overcharged.

Mike went that one step further then I anticipated by researching my competitors and looking into the industry I work in to get a better understanding of it. Something I didn’t think would happen.

He made everything really simple to understand and broke the work needed down into sections which made life easier. I would certainly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a website and to do it to a high standard.

Rick Bailey

Owner, Plus One Wedding Films

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

Owner, Raring 2 Go, Chorley & Leyland

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

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

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

So refreshing to deal with someone that understood the importance of working within our budget.

Mike is a genuine more-for-less service provider, highly recommended.

Grant Roxburgh

Managing Director, RSS Structure Inspections