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We have hundreds of testimonials – simply click the profiles and this will link you back to our clients details where you can approach them yourself to find out how good we are!
Louise Egan - Digital Marketing Manager – Employment Solutions
Julia came along to visit me and a colleague at our office. In a short space of time, she quickly provided us with some excellent and extremely helpful tips to help with our social media efforts. The coaching club via Facebook and the ”to the point' videos help keep us up to date with the latest trends. Thanks, Julia we look forward to more coaching!
Paul Leonard - Marketing Manager – Find New Business
I'm a semi-retired old school marketing guy and I needed to sharpen my social media knowledge and skills so that I might do a decent sm job for the super leads generation company I'm supporting, Find New Business. I've been having coaching from Julia for a few months and I'm amazed at her grasp of the social media for the business scene. I've learned so much and enjoyed every 121 session. If you need to get to grips with all this sm stuff (as you can tell my terminology is as contemporary as my dress sense) I'd thoroughly recommend joining the GUM coaching club.
Phil Salton - Managing Director – Solid Recruitment Solutions
We undertook a website review with Julia. Just love Julia's no-nonsense, no waffle, straightforward approach which was exactly what we needed.
She had conducted research and was very prepared before the review meeting. She took time to ensure all our questions were answered and didn't mind jumping from topic to topic. We came away with loads of constructive feedback and a big todo list. Thank you, Julia.
Ginnie Riley - Managing Director – Harmas Riley
Julia is the most knowledgeable person I know in everything social media – there is nothing she does not know. Coming from a technology luddite like me, that probably doesn't count for much, but having worked with others who just make an unfamiliar world even more confusing and indeed frustrating, Julia actually communicates in a language I understand. Forever grateful.
Susan Cross - Bid Manager – GAP Personnel
Our bid and marketing team attended the Recruitment Expo, largely due to the fact that there were so many seminars and training sessions on offer, a good number of which were related to marketing and industry trends. The credentials of the speakers we planned to see were impressive, and we booked onto 4 sessions, one of which was 20 creative ideas recruiters can use on social media, by Julia Doherty from Green Umbrella Marketing.
Julia is the only speaker we remember (for positive reasons at least). She was the only presenter who:
a) Showed a genuine interest in engaging with the audience.
b) Understood anything about utilising presentation slides as a visual tool rather than a place to throw her speakers notes on the big screen for us all to read.
She appreciated that the event was aimed at recruiters, and her session content was relevant to the audience. So many other speakers that day may have been experts in their fields, but their ‘general’ advice was top level, and not made relevant to those attending.
The training session moved at a good pace, and despite the short time slot (half an hour) was packed with ideas that could easily and immediately be implemented.
If you are attending the next Recruitment Expo (or any other event), make sure you drop in to see Julia. I’m confident it will be the most positive and productive session you go to – no berating you for doing things wrong, no dreary ‘death by powerpoint’, just relevant and clearly evidenced examples of successful ideas and campaigns.
Paul Hunt - Managing Director – Recruit 500
This was my first training session with Julia, It was very good, with practical information using the best workshop book I have ever seen. I'm sure if there was a Pulitzer for session resources it would win. Scribbling like nostradamus I almost felt like him as I left, finding the elixir of the what I need to do to get social media to work for me. Thanks, Julia, very enjoyable and informative.
Peter Hogg - Global Marketing Manager – ProClinical
Really enjoyed your presentation yesterday at LinkedIn – much more useful than the basic theory I usually hear at these things (and no giraffe farts either). Particularly liked some of the tools you shared and your ‘beans on toast' approach to Facebook marketing.
Stacey Greenwood - Marketing Manager – Vivate Recruitment
Thank you for the marketing seminar yesterday. I learned so much and was very excited to get to work today to make changes! None of it was a giraffe's fart (best phrase ever)!
Clare Kirk - Senior Recruitment Consultant – 1st Stop Recruitment
Clare attended the Social Media for Recruiters mini workshop.
Thanks for today Julia, everything was very beneficial! We were buzzing on the way home. Clare
Jo Elliott - Project Officer – Velocity Growth Hub
Christina recently worked with Velocity Growth Hub to deliver workshops on digital marketing for SMEs. These workshops were very informative and provided lots of hints and tips of how small businesses can improve their digital marketing through the use of social media. The feedback from delegates has been positive, saying the workshops have shown them new ways to market their business.
Ian Benjamin - Managing Director – Taylor & Faith Recruitment
Christina and the Green Umbrella team have been a revelation for me as a small business owner wishing to unravel the web of Social Media.
Not only are Green Umbrella ace at social media they also “Get me” which I think comes from Julia’s successful recruitment past. This allows Julia to articulate what’s most important and the needs associated with recruitment to Christina and the Green Umbrella team.
I noticed from the outset the vast knowledge that they have, it’s deep and when Social media jargon is explained it’s simplified from “my perspective” which is key. It was also obvious how organised and efficient they are, seamless processes which is something that I admire and aspire to achieve.
Coaching online 1-2-1 coaching on social media, Designers, email marketing are just a few of the services offered by Green Umbrella that I have utilized over the last 2 years.
5 stars from me, I am delighted that I have Christina as my Account Manager along with Julia and the Green Umbrella team & resources at my disposal.
Neil Johnson - Director – Apex Recruitment Services
Georgina Bayliss - Associate Director – The Work Shop Resourcing Ltd
Julia is just simply amazing!! Very inspirational and delivers with such passion and energy, her examples are relative, easy to relate to and she explains everything in layman’s terms.
Shelley Alger - Director – The Work Shop Resourcing Ltd
Julia is always my favourite speaker at any conference as you leave armed with brand new, practical tips that you can start using straight away and really do make a difference. I wish I could tap into her brain!
Social Media Workshop for Recruiters – Birmingham
The Ultimate Social Media Workshop for Recruiters in Birmingham was fun! Here's what they had to say about the day.
Charley Murphy – Working Solutions – Big smiley face!
Suzi Dewell – Hart Recruitment – This workshop definitely met all my expectations. I learned loads about social media. I had no idea that you can do so much!
Jennifer Kennedy – Apex Recruitment – there are lots of changes in the world of social media. This workshop gave me many hints and tips.
Neil Johnson – Apex Recruitment – lots of giraffe squeaking!
Laura Kerr – Cream Personnel – This workshop has been great. Having a more detailed look into Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin was very valuable. I now have a long to do list! Julia, you were great!
Dal Shoker – Niyaa People – A very informative workshop.
Kate Rose – Niyaa People – I walked away with loads of helpful tricks, digital marketing techniques, websites and inside information.
Steve Smith Howes – Glue Resourcing – A lot to take onboard, however, key learning and action points were achieved.
Samantha Lewis – Recruit 12 – LOTS of information on the main social media platforms. Thanks for the workshop. BIG smiley face.
Skills Direct - Generalist Recruiters – South West of England
After running a training session for the ladies at Skills Direct (South West) on LinkedIn, Facebook and a bit of blogging. Here is what they had to say.
Sacha Waldron “Absolutely fantastic. Enjoyed it and learned loads” I am not sure how you could improve this workshop!
Elwira Luterek “Really interesting, taught me lots of new skills”
Nikki Mortimer ” All new info was made very clear”
Hannah “Learned lots of new tools to use on Facebook & LinkedIn”
Sam Rose – I have a broader understanding of LinkedIn and other social media platforms. The free additional tools were fabulous. All good and I like the way the workshop was tailored to suit our needs.
Michelle Bower “I've found the tools useful and would like to attend a Facebook Course”
Parliament Hill – The Marketing Team
Lisa and Mel attended a workshop hosted by PG Mutual in St Albans on Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategies.
Lisa Finch ” I would like to say that it surpassed our expectations and has given us so many ideas/strategies to take our business forward – we just needed longer!”
Melanie Orvis – “This workshop exceeded expectations. Lots of crucial information for websites, Twitter content and LinkedIn. The workshop was perfect”
PG Mutual Testimonial – The marketing team
These testimonials were taken from a recent Digital Marketing Workshop at PG Mutual in St Albans.
Taryn Ferguson – Marketing Assistant – “Julia did a detailed evaluation of our website before tying it into our social media presence. She linked how the two work together, how we can implement a strategy and use tools and tips that we never would have know about! The workshop was perfect”
Christine Anderson – Marketing Manager – “This course has given me an overview of what we need to do to promote social media within PG. The workshop was excellent, I now need more training”
Mo Shaikh – Account Manager – “This course gave me a better understanding of social media”
Sharon Baker - Head of ICT – Southfields School
Christina from Green Umbrella visited our school to talk to sixth form IT students about social media and its impact on businesses. The talk was highly relevant and included a wide range of real life examples which provided a valuable insight into techniques that businesses use to promote their products through the use of social media. Christina engaged the students through the use of humour and questioning. We wholeheartedly recommend that you think about contacting Green Umbrella to bring the real world into the IT classroom.
Darren Pyefinch - Entrepreneur – Effective Testing
The Green Umbrella team is very friendly, but the training is direct and to the point, which is what I liked. Julia gave clear instructions and advice on how to improve my website and services. She identified specific parts of the website that I needed to change to get more customers and advised on different processes that I needed to adopt.
I also like their process for communication. I received an email confirming arrangements, and then a reminder in advance of the appointment. I would recommend Green Umbrella as their communication (before, during and after the training) was clear and precise.
Debbie Burrett - Business Owner – Debb Accounting
Julia at Green Umbrella was recommended to me and as a start up business she has helped me ‘get started' with my advertising by helping me to create my Facebook page. Creating the page wasn't so difficult but where Julia has added value is all of the behind the scenes tools and hints and tips to make the most out of my Facebook page and really get it out there to as many people as possible.
Kavan Threadgold – CEO - My Sport Evolution
Thank you for all of your help and advice. Your tips and suggestions have saved me countless hours, which is invaluable when you are a start-up business. I will be back in touch as my business grows and I no doubt need more of your services! Thanks
Sheila Kirwan - Business Owner – Langham Place Foot Clinic
Green Umbrella's way of doing business is very down-to-earth. They have a no-nonsense way of explaining things and their honest appraisals are what I found to be the most useful. I have also found the team at Green Umbrella to be approachable and always responsive. Their online systems and immediate response makes it easy to do business with them. I have already recommended them to a number of my clients and friends and will continue to do so.
Julie Croker - Managing Director – Angel Refrigeration Ltd
I am pretty sure that any company wanting to grow their business and profitability knows that Social Media Marketing is essential. But, as a small business, we couldn’t easily find an answer to the question: Where do we start and what exactly do we need to do?
Another local business suggested that we contact Green Umbrella. I am relieved to say that Julia at Green Umbrella really helped us to understand why Social Media has to be core to our Marketing strategy and the growth of our business. That said, we initially thought we could go it alone!.
Although we experienced positive results, with Social Media and search engines such as the likes of Google evolving and changing so frequently, we found it an absolute mine field. So, we have re-engaged the help of Julia Doherty at Green Umbrella to help us develop a more focused and measurable plan. Not only is Julia lovely to work with, but her ability to cut through to the core of what we needed to do for our customers and respective markets has already helped us to get ahead of the plan. With this plan, we intend to work with Julia and her team on an ongoing basis.
Can’t wait for our next meeting in October!
Simon Greaves - Group Managing Director – ACI Print
I thought the social media overview was a great way to engage with potential customers. Julia has a great depth of knowledge and came across very well, providing useful hints and tips, whilst not being over technical. By providing an in-depth overview of our web presence and social media Strategy was very useful and definitely left us with plenty to think about. I would definitely recommend Green Umbrella to others and I am looking forward to working with you in the near future.
Tandy Wakeford - Events and Membership Manager – Two Sides and Print Power
Julia provided a clear and concise training programme which answered specific questions we had to improve our social media presence. This included additional web resources to easily facilitate creative, data capture and analytics.
Many thanks for a fun and enjoyable session – we will certainly be considering additional courses and would recommend to anyone seeking practical guidance.
Anna Lewin - Digital Marketing Executive – Squab Group
Christina's passion for her work is evident. Part of the energetic, knowledgeable and fun team at Green Umbrella, Christina really knows her stuff on all things social media (and beyond!) Having attended training sessions, you're instantly made to feel welcome and given a clear outline of what to expect from the session so you know exactly what you'll have learnt by the end (10 point checklist is very helpful!). You receive invaluable guidance and advice. Highly recommend Christina and Green Umbrella.
Look out for the giraffes in their office!
Jill Carrington - School Bookings Manager – Kajima Partnerships Limited
Julia was recommended to us by a contact who had previously attended one of her twitter training sessions and we were not disappointed!
We were provided with a very positive tailor made session taking the type of business we run into consideration.
As most of us had never used Twitter before it gave us a very good insight into the target audience we should be tweeting to whilst making the most of the tools available to us to ensure we were not being left behind.
We are looking forward to social media being a great platform as part of our marketing strategy.
Juanita Puddifoot - Business Owner – Energy Gateways
I would personally recommend Green Umbrella – Julia
The most important thing to understand is that Julia really knows her industry, is hugely knowledgeable and keeps up to date with the latest developments. She is focused, driven to provide quality services and advice. She is friendly, easy to discuss all aspects of business and gives attention to detail. I would strongly suggest any company to enlist her services. I also recommend Julia's services of providing team and company workshops, these are entertaining, immensely informative, easy to understand and amazing quality. For anyone or company seeking advice about branding, website design and where to put what and how to link information – Julia is the person to consult with.
Pam Mannell - Training Manager – CRM Dynamics Ltd
I have known Julia a few years and used her services on a few occasions. This time was a session on LinkedIn for Business.
Interactive – interesting and great value. I have come away with easy to follow ideas on how to improve our company profile on LinkedIn as well as some great general hints and tips on social media.
As a one-one session it made it easier to skip the bits I knew and concentrate on the areas I knew I needed some refresher or help with. I would not hesitate to recommend Green Umbrella, in fact, I already have!
Ross White - Director – Focus Select
I have known Julia and Green Umbrella for a number of years now and I recently asked for a professional review of my website. Julia and her team gave me an accurate and insightful appraisal, they suggested some very simple changes that would bring more presence to the site which are being implemented and we're already seeing positive results from. Julia and Green Umbrella provide a great service and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking for similar services.
Emma Pointon - Property and Lettings Manager – Cherry Lets
After my training session with Julia on Facebook, I would like to say that working with Green Umbrella is a fun way of learning. they make you feel comfortable and the staff are very friendly indeed. Julia was very approachable, didn't mind being asked questions, I learnt a lot within the two hours of being at green Umbrella. I was recommended to see Green Umbrella by a friend. It was easy to book my session online and they responded to my emails very quickly. I would certainly recommend them to other people and I will be coming along to future workshops.
Amanda and Johnathan – Business Owners
We have recently taken advantage of the digital assessment provided by Julia of Green Umbrella. The meeting was very engaging and Julia gave me chapter and verse on what we would require for our website. I am now confident that we will have a fantastic, fully functional website going forward.
One of the best things about the consultation was the straight forward template that we can use to speak with our web developer. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Green Umbrella.
Nicholas Coles - Marketing Assistant – Nutshell Creative
Green Umbrella are genuine people, offering a great service which really helped me understand the basics of SEO
Each area was broken down into sections which really helped me understand what is normally a confusing subject, especially as i'd had no previous experience with SEO marketing. Julia was also very helpful at answering my questions, and even wrote down helpful bits of information that I could take away with me.
Harpreet Sanghera - Resourcer – Hart Recruitment
Green Umbrella have coached me since September 2015 and have provided heaps of inspiration with content, social media platforms and improving our company website.
They have been supportive and helpful and I cannot thank Julia, Jenny, Christina and all of the Green Umbrella team enough for their coaching and social media knowledge!
I look forward to continuing this social media journey with the GU team!
Harpreet Sanghera – Resourcer at Hart Recruitment
Janine Ambrose - Sales Development Manager – Back Office Support Services
A huge thank you to Mark for the superb service I have just received following a flyer design. What Mark was able to do was grasp immediately what I was looking for, he has that ability to read between the lines and ‘get it'
Quick and efficient and I love the down to earth, friendly (yet always professional) approach
Now on to the next project, thanks again Mark & GU
Fiona Brunton - Owner – Brunton Bid Writing
I work with Green Umbrella in a number of ways. I have a retained agreement for them to handle my social media for me on Twitter and LinkedIn, but they have also provided me with a wide range of services including design and production of business cards, logo design, assistance with a webinar, production of marketing material including a pull-up banner and leaflets. I’ve been working with them for at least 4 years.
Green Umbrella are always very responsive to my needs, which can often be short notice. They are flexible, helpful, skilled in what they do and truly understand the recruitment sector. They are also very reasonable in terms of pricing.
Simon Lally - Quality & Performance Manager – TSL Recruitment
Julia is someone who always follows through on her commitments and has such a personal approach, coupled with her considerable recruitment experience, she and Green Umbrella have an excellent understanding of the issues we face as recruiters and apply a common sense approach to providing first class workable solutions.
Julia has assisted us with the development of our brand, social media platforms, marketing materials, plugin to the website, recommended applications and programmers to support us and drive up our efficiency and professionalism in day to day tasks linked to social media.
Whilst I single Julia out for personal praise and recommendation, the team supporting her are well managed, efficient, customer focussed, honest, trustworthy and reliable.
Nigel Banister- Director – GMD People
Christina has helped us with our social media and email marketing training.
She is knowledgeable, an exceptionally good listener (difficult to find in most) who seeks to understand in a calm and unfazed way.
If you need support in most things web-based or social media, then Christina and Green Umbrella are who I would recommend – thank you.
Jane Barter - Director – NXD Limited
As a business owner I was very aware of how effective Social Media could be for reaching out to prospects and creating brand awareness. Like many, I had a scattergun approach to the whole thing and became increasingly frustrated about which approach would work best if at all.
It seemed the more help I got from “digital marketing experts” the more confused I became and was wasting a lot of time on various SM activities and getting nowhere fast – I was convinced Social Media just wasn’t going to work for my business.
On the verge of “giving up” another business owner recommended Green Umbrella. I decided to give it one last shot and I’m so glad I did. Their approach is very refreshing – completely demystifying Social Media Marketing and although I’ve only been with them a few months for the first time I’m having meaningful engagement and conversation with my twitter followers and we are now working with one of them – this has never happened before.
They are very practical and hands on – together we are developing a sensible social media strategy that is right for my business. I’m also spending a fraction of the time on the various platforms which is allowing me more time developing the actual business and the peace of mind that the SM Marketing is being taken care of. Green Umbrella have made such a difference to my working week – cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank You
Lyn Keable – Lyn Keable's Beauty Room
Thank you for my recent training session on Facebook. Your informal, laid back approach made me feel comfortable as opposed to a stuffy formal type of office environment. It wasn't just the 1hr tutorial, you added extra value by providing ongoing support with your online tools, website and live chat. Thank you again for your welcoming approach, and your offices were easy to find. I would definitely recommend you to others.
Susan Rose - Business Owner – Susan Rose China
“For the last 18 months, Christina has helped our business, Susan Rose China, with our digital marketing. She is extremely efficient, highly organised and full of good ideas. We love working with her and find her coaching sessions particularly helpful. I can not recommend her and the team at Green Umbrella enough. She has made a huge difference to our business and has become an extremely important part of Susan Rose China.”
Beckie Staincliffe - Director – EHSC Ltd
Just a quick email to thank you for all your hard work over the weekend. It was so nice to receive your update emails on the progress, you took time and effort to keep us updated. The smoothest of transfers, thanks. It is appreciated.
Note: This testimonial was for Mark, our website developer, who works silly hours to get things done.
Nichola Lawler - Marketing Consultant – ProjectUs Consulting
I had a marketing health check with Julia and I found her to be extremely insightful. Her delivery is both entertaining and friendly and she gets the balance of constructive criticism and direction just perfect. Highly recommend Julia. She's an excellent coach.
Samantha Haywood - General Manager – Shiatsu Society (UK)
I have done a couple of courses now with Julia and can highly recommend them. Very easy to follow, informative, good value and well structured.
Jennifer Fitzgerald - Director – Mind for Business Ltd
Julia recently ran a workshop on marketing through social media at a networking event I attended. She generously packed several hours with a huge amount of up-to-the-minute advice. I left completely inspired and full of enthusiasm to kickstart a fresh social media strategy that I am now implementing. Thank you, Julia!
Sara Fisher - Owner – Ultimate Gazebos
Thanks so much for your amazing Linkedin course on Wednesday. I have improved my profile (working on a branded header now), added my company, uploaded Grammarly, re-sized my logo using pic monkey and feel generally more at ease with the whole thing! My next step is to invite previous clients to link with me and to make a concerted effort to do a weekly blog! Great presentation from you at just the right pace. I learned loads. Thanks again for your expert guidance.
Sheila Kirwan - Owner – Langham Place Foot Clinic
Friendly, non-intimidating approach. I love their easy online joining system and I would highly recommend their services.
Jenny Adams – Meadow Aesthetics Clinic
We have been a client of Green Umbrella for some time now and their way of doing business is very unique. They provide accessible knowledge and a face to face service in an e-commerce world. Julia's passion encourages you to step into the minefield of unfamiliarity and just get started. She makes it so easy. The value added are the little things, the recommended plugins or links to help you when you get back to work and struggle to remember where to start. Green Umbrella often email me with links to new tools and products, and I love the fact that I can just book in online for a 121 without having to fill out loads of forms. I would always recommend Green Umbrella to other organisations and companies if they need help with their online marketing.
Michelle Howie – Corporate Orange Ltd - MD
Yesterday I attended a fantastic workshop in Daventry delivered by Julia Doherty on using Linkedin for Business. I thought I knew quite a lot already, but after the 2 hour workshop I realised that this was not the case. I gained so much useful information and tips from the workshop which was delivered by Julia in a professional but fun environment. Easy to understand slides, the workshop was at a good pace for an end of working day training session and she explained everything extremely clearly adapting to everyone's needs and learning styles. Excellent value for money and I will certainly be looking at the possiblities of Linkedin more seriously in the future.
If you have not been on a workshop then give it a try, most of the people there were repeat attendees which say's a lot!
Thanks- Michelle Howie, Corporate Orange Limited
Lizzi Bucklow Holt – Bizzi Izzi - Poly Clay Artist
I have attended several of Julia's social media workshops and they have really helped my business leap forward in terms of exposure and followers. She presents the information in an easy to understand format and you go away with a list of easy to accomplish actions. The workshops are excellent value for more money and you come away with knowledge that you couldn't have found out for yourself. Highly recommended.
Matthew Crockett - Graphics Manager – PSP Ltd
I have always used Mark for a number of years for all my graphic needs, through various different jobs! I always get excellent service and the quality of products are second to none! He is quick, reliable and always willing to lend a hand, be it tweaking a bit of artwork or getting the right colours.
Debbi Stramglia – Extensions by Debbi
Great social media workshop with Julia, would highly recommend this lady as she really does know her stuff. Picked up plenty of tips and some great apps to use for Facebook 🙂
Anne Piniecki - Owner – Niki Lus Shoes & Boots
Thank you for an enjoyable 2 hrs and lots of great information by a very knowledgeable lady Julia
A ‘ must do ‘ course
Sue McSeveney - Regional Director – Blue Parrot Company
I recently had training with Christina concentrating on LinkedIn and Facebook. Christina was very patient and was keen to tailor the training to suit my individual needs, as well as ensuring that I was receiving the best knowledge and skills to benefit my business.
I would highly recommend Christina, and in deed Green Umbrella, as the whole process from the first enquiry right through to attending the training was easy, and nothing was too much trouble.
I have been putting the skills and newly acquired knowledge into practise, and look forward to working with you again later in the year.
Tony Kent - Owner – Video to DVD
Brilliant 2 hours it's a lot to take in for an old one like me , will get there! Thanks Julia
Simon Hill - Director – Liberty Corporate Finance
Julia delivered an excellent training session to all of us at Liberty Corporate Finance and I would definitely recommend her to anyone considering improving their social media skills.
Sarah Moores - Director – Liberty Corporate Finance
“We had a small group session with Julia to educate us on how we might use LinkedIn to help improve the profile of our business. The session was perfect, pitched exactly right and allowed us to chat through ideas as we discovered more of the features. I would definitely recommend! “
Mick McDonagh - Owner / Director – Liberty Corporate Finance
Julia ran a practical and focused session which demonstrated what we need to do and how we can do it!
Wendy & Martin - Owners – The Play Doctors
Martin, Lydia and I wanted to send you all our heartfelt thanks for all your hard work, patience and dedication in getting this website up and running. We recognise that it was an immense job and took much time and skill. We could not have done this without you. We are very happy with the result and as from today’s training I will be up and running getting the website updated with lots of new products we have and this afternoon we received our first sale through the site and first request for an invoice from a school so all is running well.
Thanks Julia for sorting out the social media sharing for us and for the ability to create a template from the MailChimp site. Our newsletters are now going to be really good winging their way across cyber space!
I am sure over the next few weeks there will be a few – ‘how do I do this’ calls, but hope to learn more from the various video learning links.
With our grateful thanks and kind regards
Wendy, Martin and Lydia
Sarah Smith - Owner – Piccadilly Lilly
Mark instantly knows what I'm after despite my tenuous briefs. Very creative, incredibly efficient and the work has always been delivered super fast.
Emma Wright - Business Development – TriConnex Limited
Julia and her team at Green Umbrella offered a second to none service that really helped us to get to the heart and fully understand our Social Media potential. Assisting us in devising an achievable social media plan, Julia provided us with a complete health check which really drilled into the good, bad and ugly of our platforms. A great organisation that I fully recommend regardless of your marketing / social media experience. TriConnex will be working with Julia in the future!!
Kate Bailey - Director – Cranleigh Personnel
Christina has got the patience of a saint !! Anyone who is able to train me in areas which are completely out of my comfort zone deserves a medal. Christina knows social media and email marketing inside out and is able to answer my questions clearly and concisely making the training extremely effective for me. I would have absolute no hesitation in recommending Christina
Nick Davies - Sales and Marketing Manager – NX Logistics
I used Green Umbrella Marketing's service to gain a fuller understanding of LinkedIn and guidance on how to use it within a business context. The training I got was comprehensive, concise, clear and pitched at just the level I wanted. Based on this experience I'd happily recommend Green Umbrella's training services and will undoubtedly use them again.
Carrie Stockton - Executive Coach – Change-Gear Ltd
Great day working with Green Umbrella helping us through our social media challenges. Julia's team went out of their way to ensure our session was tailored to our specific needs and all of the content relevant to our business. Would certainly recommend their personal and friendly service to other small business owners. Thank you Julia and Christina
Gavin Bates - Director – PBC Business Recovery & Insolvency
I first meet Julia at a networking event and then very quickly thereafter attended a Linkedin seminar which she ran, which was excellent.
When I joined a new firm and we decided to become active on social media I know Julia would be the perfect person to help us. She makes the ‘social media world' easy to understand and most importantly helped us develop our social media objectives.
If you need this service I highly recommend Julia and her team.
Ian Benjamin - Managing Director – Direct Revolution
Julia, Christina & The Green Umbrella Team provide a friendly thorough and professional service, they have focused and in-depth knowledge of social media and have been massively useful in a short space of time for my businesses with regards to social media from a recruitment perspective.
Well worth engaging with.
Jane Walker - Owner – Compleat Office
Mark can take a “back of a fag packet” idea and make it sing and dance. He came up with a branding image when other designers I had consulted failed miserably. His secret? He actually listens to his clients and then puts their thoughts into action but he will also tell you if there is a design reason why something will look wrong. From Facebook headers to marketing pieces he is my go to designer.
Abigail Warren - Marketing Manager – The Works Search Ltd
Green Umbrella have fantastic knowledge of social media and the whole team have given us up to date and handy tips for how to set up and develop our social media. I like their bespoke and flexible approach and they're always on hand to help. Julia's also written a brilliant and user-friendly book called Online Marketing for Small Businesses, which is essential to read!
Lynne Toward – Corby Borough Council
Thank you Julia for an excellent social media training session for us at Corby Borough Council Culture & Leisure Team. We've already started to put some the training into practice and have recommended to other service areas within the Council.
Francis West - Managing Director – Westtek (Business IT Support provider)
Westtek (Business IT Support provider) has been lucky enough to use Julia Doherty (Green-Umbrella) services over the last month to fix and improve all our social media. We have all ready recommended them to several of our clients and will continue to do so
Sue Yates - Owner – Sue Yates Personnel
Julia just goes on giving! Time spent with her is so valuable as we always come away with fresh knowledge to support our business and those of our clients. She is there to help and never makes you feel that your questions are too basic. She encourages, gives clarity and enables you to explore social media. Thanks for all your support
Lee Jackson - Owner – Lee Jackson Ltd
Julia and her team are the go to experts for Social Media and Marketing. They have supplied me with invaluable advice, and a way I can easily and quickly action. I would not hesitate to recommend the team to anyone. Thanks guys for all you do!
Susan Rose - Owner – Susan Rose China
Julia Doherty and her team at Green Umbrella have helped build a Social Media platform for our business, Susan Rose China. Their work is outstanding and I can not recommend them highly enough. The bespoke coaching sessions they offer, for businesses such as ourselves has become a cornerstone in developing our business and therefore driving it forward. Their online videos, coaching sessions, tutorials and Julia's books are an essential for any developing business.
My only sadness is I didn't start using them sooner. They always respond immediately to any queries, always helpful and informative. I have no doubt they will continue to be at the cutting edge of social media development for many businesses.”
Graham Brown - Managing Director – Forces Recruitment
Personalised. Comprehensive. Informative. Good value for money.
Traci Thompson - Recruitment Owner – The Recruitment Initiative Ltd
Julia provides an uncomplicated, professional and direct service. She understands our business and the challenges we face and has an ability to present information clearly without complicating things with jargon!
Julia is passionate about her business and her energy is contagious.
Gill Knight - Owner – 1st Choice Staff Recruitment Ltd
Working with the Green Umbrella team on our new website was a great experience, from the initial meeting, through the whole process with Julia and Mark making some great suggestions to boost my ideas from the outset.
It's so good to work with people that realise that we aren't all “techy” and don't really understand how a website actually works …just know how we want it to look. There was no rush, nothing was too much trouble, even when I changed my mind about things the support and reaction was great!
The training afterwards on how to manage and maintain it ourselves was helpful…..I would highly recommend Julia and her team for anything related to websites, digital marketing and Social Media 🙂
Jon Raine – Mploy Staffing Solutions - Poole
Really enjoyed the LinkedIn workshop today, it opened my eyes to how I might be able to get the most out of LinkedIn and it was especially beneficial that thanks to your previous experience you were able to relate it back to the recruitment industry.
I look forward to trying to put the theory into practice.
Anthony Calleja – Mploy Staffing, Poole
When it came to Linkedin, I considered myself a 2/10. After just a day's training with Julia, I now consider myself as more of an expert. 8/10 for knowledge of how Linkedin can better my professional career and experiences. I would recommend Julia with no hesitation. She provides a fun learning environment and has a huge amount of knowledge which was evident throughout the day. I can't thank Julia enough!
Paul Green – NN Connect
With some trepidation, I asked Julia to undertake a digital assessment of the NN coNNect website and social media presence, however I was not disappointed. I didn't do too badly overall, but the insights shared of where improvements could be made; tweaks here and there, were invaluable. I now know exactly what I need to do to raise the level engagement of prospects and existing customers.
You'd be made not to get Green Umbrella to review your presence; whilst there may be some surprises, the feedback (in the form of a narrated video) that you get is brilliant.
Tony Verrall - Business Owner – Uniq Solutions
Uniq have worked with Mark for several years and always been more than happy with his input, advice and the high quality of his work. His pro-active approach has been key to the development of our brand and marketing. We would highly recommend him as an asset to any business.
Debbie Wrist - Legal Secretary – Rollasons Solicitors
Rollasons Solicitors would certainly recommend Mark Mundin having done work with him over numerous years and more recently with some wonderful new Marketing Banners and Signage at Rollasons. Excellent service provided throughout.
Claire Bailey - Business Owner – The Print Quarter
“The health check that you carried out for us was excellent both in its method of delivery to us and the tips that you gave us. Our Twitter following has flourished and we've made some great connections.Thank you :-)”
Carol Sweet – Business Owner
“I have always been happy with the service I have received at Green Umbrella. Julia and her team are very professional and friendly Most recently Mark designed a banner for my website for an offer I had on which was perfect and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely highly recommend! “
Gillian Ormston - Owner – Double Trouble Development
Having had a very quick squizz through the health check Julia, it is so helpful so thank you for your time and effort in assessing our online presence. I am really positive that Julie and I will be able to make significant improvements as a result of your feedback. It was also great to hear about what we are getting right, so thanks again!!
Sam Spreadborough – Beds Compressor Services Ltd
I attended both morning and afternoon courses you ran last Thursday at Kings House in Bedford.
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed both courses and how motivational you are when you are speaking!
I think it is because you are so enthusiastic and well knowledgeable about your subjects.
It has given me a lot to work with and towards and some great ideas to move forward with our online campaigns.
Katherine Maylin – Bespoke Ladies Savile Row Tailors
Thank you for producing the Digital Health check for my ladies bespoke tailoring website www.katherinemaylin.com. The information you've provided is extremely helpful and I have already implemented many of the suggestions. I'm looking forward to going viral on social media!
This was all information and ideas that I have not been able to find anywhere else you obviously know your stuff!
Becky Moyce - Studio Owner – Banbury Photography
‘When I heard about these fantastic FREE online marketing courses through Velocity I was slightly sceptical to say the least, I mean you get what you pay for right? So I signed up and went along hoping that I might come away with just one thing that I didn’t already know. What actually happened was that in 3 hours flat I learned more about social media and online marketing than I have done in a whole year of online tutorials and various other workshops. Wow, wow, wow. The course was incredibly informative and I left feeling inspired and excited about my business. I now have a clear social media strategy and I am enjoying engaging with new people online. If you get a chance to book onto one of these courses then do it, before it’s too late. I will definitely be booking onto another one!’
Sharon French - Director – Evolve Marketing
Hi Julia, just a quick note to say thank you for the digital health check you recently undertook for Evolve. It was very informative and well executed.
Have been recommending them to all and sundry!
Vicky - Business Owner – Marvellous Baking
I just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge thank you for my digital assessment presentation, which Velocity sent through to me this morning.
I watched the whole thing through and was furiously scribbling away as I did so. It was great to hear that I am on the right track with what I have done already and that some of the ideas I have in the pipeline are all valid and should probably go higher up my ‘to-do' list! I've actually recorded my first video already but not had the time edit it, but I will be shunting it up the list now. I'd resisted Pinterest as there are only so many hours in a day to do everything and I didn't want to add even more to my groaning workload but after hearing your explanation of it, I have joined already and will be adding pins as soon as I get a better idea of what on earth I'm doing!
There were also lots of things I wasn't even aware of and some of them are such quick wins that I've done them already (social sharing, phone number on my home page, Facebook tweaks!)
I will look out for one of your Velocity workshops as it sounds as if there's a huge amount more I could learn!
Thanks again for the assessment, it is/will be a massive help to me.
Neil Sinclair - Founder – Libabun Business Angels
Christina really knows her stuff when it comes to Social Media and whats even better is that she always has gone out of her way to help me and provide me with Information or help that I have asked her about. Christina is ‘Top Notch' in offering a great service and definitely goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help and assistance you are seeking. I totally recommend Christina who has helped me in her capacity working at Green Umbrella. Thank you Christina you are wonderful.
Mark Walker - Owner – Integris Search & Selection
Thank you very much for your time this morning. It was a very enlightening “health check” conversation and you made some very salient points about our digital marketing strategy. The presentation you made to me was extremely helpful in focusing my mind on the areas that need attention. Thanks for your help and I look forward to speaking to you again soon.
Fiona Brunton - Owner – Brunton Bid Writing Services
I've worked with Christina now for over a year and she has given me invaluable advice and practical assistance with LinkedIn, Twitter, Eventbrite and planning for/running a webinar. Her knowledge of these platforms is second to none and she adapts her coaching style to accommodate my very low level of patience and urge to rush ahead with things – something that I think is quite common in the recruitment industry! I receive at least 50% of my new business via social media and had over 50 “delegates” on my webinar and much of this is down to Christina and Green Umbrella.
Natalie Pewsey - Owner – Your Virtual Assistant UK
I recently attended a business planning day and we were lucky enough to have Julia from Green Umbrella giving us a fantastic presentation on using social media in your business. She talked about social media in a way that was easy to understand and she also gave out loads of useful tips. Brilliant – thank you Julia!
Julia Watson - Director – Julia Watson Weddings
Julia is one in a million! If you know her, you'll know why. She's the kind of person who is so giving of herself and her skills, that she sets herself above the rest – what you see is what you get. Her knowledge of her industry is outstanding, making her a definite expert in her field. She is one of the business communities highly respected leading entrepreneurs and using her services will enhance your social media and web presence giving you the edge. I can't sing her praises highly enough and would wholeheartedly recommend her
The Bike Hub Rhyl – Hwb Beiciau
A very big thank you to Christina Robinson for the excellent Facebook Training session on line. We learnt a lot from the training which we found very informative. Thank you for the positive feedback regards our Social Enterprise Bike Shop/Cafe
Liz Taylor - Owner – Mini MeerKats
Just received my free Facebook page review, fantastic! Pointed out several ways to improve my business page that I would never have thought of. Will be buying Julia's new book now. Thank you!
Philip Gale - Owner – Gales of Llangollen
Fantastic experience. I had a video review sent to me that I have replayed several times. There is so much to go though but Julia broke it down into easy steps.
Steve Evans - Managing Director – Matrix Design and Print
Many thanks Julia for the Health Check on our website www.matrixprintdesign.com Learnt some really valuable lessons that Donna our marketing manager can implement.
Emma Mumby - Co Founder – Spectrum Professional Development
Julia cuts to the chase, she is honest about what works, what needs enhancement but more importantly tells you exactly how to do it. We acted on her advice as soon as we got back to the office and have already started to see the results. I would recommend Julia to anyone and everyone. She is passionate about the benefits of Social Media and therefore gives excellent advice
Vicky Bodhani - Marketing Manager – Eligo Recruitment
I am very excited to be starting work with Green Umbrella. Having met Julia at and event, I was impressed by her knowledge and understanding of both the recruitment market and social media sector. The health check she ran for us was enlightening and informing and has set my expectation high for what we can do together!
Shane McCusker - CEO – 1ntelligence Software
Julia spent an hour with me reviewing my web site and I was absolutely delighted with the results of the call. Julia is an expert in her field and I would have no hesitation in recommending her services. I am a professional software engineer and very active blogger on Social Recruiting issues but still Julia was able to tell me useful information I didn't know about my own site and using Social Media.
Michael Brownlee - Consultant – Connaught Education
“Julia did a fantastic piece of work for us analyzing our website and social media presence. She gave helpful, constructive feedback and pointed us in the right direction. Julia is extremely knowledgeable on her subject and very easy to work with. Her recruitment background before digital marketing really helps her understand our concerns”
Sylvia Baldock - Owner – Sylvia Baldock Associates
Green Umbrella's digital assessment of my website, and social media platforms gave me a great snapshot of my online business. It helped me identify the next steps for quality improvement, whilst at the same time educating me on how Google and SEO works. The assessment was presented in a jargon free way, with a simple mark out of ten for each area and I was given many great tools and techniques that I could implement immediately to enhance my online marketing. I would highly recommend a digital assessment with Green Umbrella their advice is invaluable for anyone serious about growing their business through Digital Marketing.
Sue Bevan - Managing Director – Wendy B Employment
“Julia and her amazing team have recently finished a project for my business WendyB Ltd which included our new website (www.wenbee.co.uk) as well as creation of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn feeds, covers and updates as well as a ton of advice about how to use them! Every step of the way the work Julia and her team produced was of the highest quality, they got things done fast and they did lots of little extras that only they knew about but were quick to share to add value to my business. I was recommended to use Julia and Green Umbrella and I'm thoroughly glad I followed up on that. The other nice thing about working with Team Green Umbrella is that they are all thoroughly lovely people who are fun to work with and will communicate the technical bits at exactly your level of understanding …. which in my case was rather minimal :-). “
Nick Reeves - Recruitment Business Owner – Burnham Resources
I have know Julia for a little while now and I have been impressed by her enthusiasm and knowledge. In February this year we asked her to bring our social media sites and web site up to date. Despite my slow response to her requests for information she has patiently and successfully created a really good web site for our business, whilst bringing our social media sites in line with our new brand. If you are wondering how to bring your web site up to modern standards and have no idea where to start, I would suggest you give her a call
Katie Gibson - Business Owner – Pier Recruitment
“I have found Julia to be professional and extremely helpful. She conducted a review of my social media status and showed me where I can improve to use this as a sales tool. There is no question too silly and Julia makes sure you understand the jargon to encourage your use of social media.
Whether you have no clue about websites, SEO, Twitter, Facebook, blogging etc or if you are already an expert, I am sure there is things Julia will teach you. She knows her stuff….and is friendly with it. I would highly recommend talking to Julia.
Michael Bolger - Managing Director – Badger Associates
“Clear, concise and practical advice delivered without a hint of patronising or geek language. So, refreshing. We will certainly be working with Julia in the future.”
Catherine Durin - Consultant – Cambridge Weight Plan
★★★★★ Thanks for your excellent and really useful assessment of my business Facebook page! It was very helpful and I will certainly implement your suggestions for improving my performance.
Steve Cairnes - Director – Drive-Hire
Thanks for a most informative session on Friday last. Eyes now firmly opened re the “why”, now to get to work on the “how”. I feel a Coaching discussion coming on! Thanks Julia.
Rebecca Bannerman - Director – Amber Employment Services Ltd
★★★★★ Julia's advice and guidance has been hugely helpful to Amber Employment. Our understanding and use of social media is growing daily thanks to Julia's expertise!
Louise Mann - Administrator – Amber Employment Services
★★★★★ We took advantage of Free Facebook Friday and the advice we have received has been brilliant. Thanks for taking the time to evaluate our page and we are busy implementing all of Julia's suggestions to make Amber Employment a much more productive Facebook site!
Gillian O Connor - Marketing Executive – Caspian One
“I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend one of Julia’s presentations at the Recruitment Expo Exhibition this year. Julia has a very personable communication and the presentation was highly informative and engaging. I was blown away by Julia’s knowledge encompassing all things social media and digital marketing. I would highly recommend attending one of Julia’s workshops. “
Carlene Holton - Marketing Assistant – PG Mutual
Thank you very much once again for coming down to see me. It really has been an eye opener. For the time you gave me, I have learnt a lot about social media and the “nitty gritty” technicalities of Google and how they work together. After explaining the difficulties I may have expressing the need for social media in our business you were supportive and quick to offer me more of your time. I am also very impressed at the value for money and I hope we will get to work with you and your team in the not so distant future!
Jennie Bayliss - Owner – Office Wings
“Julia is amazing!! There is nothing she doesn't know about social media, websites and promotion. I have just finished my web and social media review and Julia has given me more than just ideas for improving my online presence – she has motivated me into action, which is almost as valuable as the tips! I would highly recommend every business owner to undertake this review as you will realise things about your online presence that you had never considered and be able to make quick improvements that will really benefit your business.”
Jo Appleton - Managing Consultant / Permanent Recruiter – Peach Personnel Services
Julia is helping the team at peach with our Social Media training, as a company although we have dabbled with this, we are by no means experts and needed training and advice on what we need to do to improve our presence. We had a 2 hour online training session, that initially consisted of Julia critiquing our new website, where she gave us some very helpful tips/actions to address. She then discussed Google analytics, which to novices like us was a little bit over our heads, however she ensured we understood the basics. Linked in was next on the list, where we came away with a number of action points and tips to address, to ensure we are optimising this.
All in all it is apparent that Julia is not only extremely passionate about Social Media, she is clearly an expert and trains in a friendly, informal and “jargon free” way. Thanks Julia
Denise Frewin - Franchisee – Cambridge Weight Plan
I have had the benefit of Julia's FB Health check, fabulous clear concise and relevant advice and pointers, as has been the norm for Julia and Green Umbrella. 5 stars
Jenny Matthews - Director – Fortress Distribution
I recently heard Julia speak at an event and followed this up with a visit to Green Umbrella. Julia has a wealth of knowledge around social media and in particular keeps abreast with the continuous changes and updates that take place on social media sites. Julia's passion for social media is infectious! She and her team will be an asset to your company. If you want sound, solid advice without the hard sell call Green Umbrella now.
Rachel Canham - Partner – Walker Beak Mason
I heard Julia speak at an Action Coach Growth Club day and she explained the mysteries of social media in understandable English, providing good examples. I also had clear and concise advice from Julia about my company website and on-line presence, which was very helpful. She has a way of setting out information about these topics in convenient “bite-sized” chunks making them easy to digest and understand!
Iain Herron Operations Director – J6 IT Recruitment
J1 Consulting has worked closely with Green Umbrella on a couple of occasions and they recently designed our Twitter, Facebook and Linked In Company pages – the designs are great, they have vision, always well thought out and take into consideration our business likes and dislikes. Green Umbrella are communicative, informative and offer great advice. We will certainly be using Green Umbrella in the future.
Andy Hudson-Shaw Director – MARS Recruitment
We would highly recommend Julia and the Green Umbrella team. Our meeting with Julia allowed us to pick up some great hints and tips on how to improve our social media strategy and we can already see the benefits. Thanks for the help Julia!
Michele Ridland - Business & Corporate Service Manager – Supertemps Ltd
Brilliant day of training today, lots of new info, tips and useful hacks for making the most of our social media strategy – I've come away with page after page of notes and action points, and a surge of enthusiasm through the team, thanks so much!
Steve Griffiths - Operations Director – Supertemps Ltd
Wow – Julia's presentation day was excellent – we all learnt so much and the world of social media is mind boggling. I highly recommend listening to Julia's presentation and take on her services! Steve Griffiths Operations Director Supertemps Limited.
Matt Lloyd - Senior Account Manager – Hologen
Julia Doherty spoke at a free breakfast seminar for small and growing businesses at Cranfield University Technology Park's offices, and had the audience gripped throughout with her enthusiasm, expertise and engaging delivery. Social Media has been an area that many of the businesses at the Tech Park and the wider Milton Keynes & Bedford region have struggled to get to grips with, but all left the event thoroughly enthused about the huge benefits that online marketing could have for their firms.
John Wade - Director – Oakview CCM Ltd
Julia Doherty knows her stuff – and pulls no punches in delivering her message! A cool and objective review of my Social Media usage results in some significant changes being made to how I approach using these channels. Added to the Green Umbrella videos and guides, a well-worthwhile experience. Highly recommended.
Neil Sinclair - Founder & SEO – Libabun Ltd
Julia – Thank You for your great presentation at 90 Day Planning Workshop on some insights into your Social Media for Business. It certainly inspired many of them to take more Action…
Chris Butler – V-E-T-S
Very friendly great information. I'm ready to sort my page out now.
David Irons - Specialist Recruiter – Embark Recruitment
I really enjoy working with Julia and her Team at Green Umbrella, we covered a lot of ground during our 1 to 1 reviewing our current social media activity, and helped us to develop a strategy going forward. If you're keen to improve your impact on social media I would highly recommend booking a 1 – 1 session, don't forget to take a pen, paper and an open mind!
Beshlie Donaldson - Director – Donaldson Resources
I was very impressed with the assessment Julia made and I will be implementing some of her suggestions straight away. I liked the clear, concise nature of the feedback along with the in-depth knowledge Julia brings to the topic of social recruiting and branding. Thanks for a very useful consultation! Beshlie
Devya Athwal - Director – Athwal Resourcing Limited
Excellent online MOT of our website and social media platforms with informative and direct tips and hints to improve our on line presence. Thank you.
Leanne Goodwin - Managing Director – Jobwise Group
We have worked with the Green Umbrella team for a few years now, when we initially engaged with them we had no social media presence so they created one for us and now they continue to push our marketing online, using platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. They also assist us with our email marketing. They continuously recommend new and exciting ways of engaging Jobwise's community which keeps our online presence fresh and engaging. The teams's experience shines through and means they can move quickly and creatively to action proactive and reactive opportunities alike. What they don’t know about on line marketing/social media isn’t worth knowing!!
We look on the team at Green Umbrella as part of the Jobwise team and know they are as passionate and committed to the Jobwise brand as we are. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for experts in this field!
On a personal note I find Julia and her team inspirational to work with, always full of fresh new ideas and willing to help out in any way they can.
Pauline Dickson - Director – Dickson Lewis
Well if your going to a hear Julia present then I suggest you take a notepad. She has a wealth of knowledge and is one of the few people that can conduct a presentation to a large room full of attendees and still make you feel like you've gone to your friends to get some advice. Her non-judgemental approach will give you the tools to make a difference and do as much or as little as you feel you need to. What can I say … highly recommended.
Glenn Wynsor – Director - Doodle-Doo Personalised Cards
With Social Media it's not just knowing about it, the value is in taking part in it and as much as it would be nice to do it all in-house the reality is that it generally just doesn't happen – however good the intention. So finding a great professional to manage it all for you is the very best alternative. That's why we are working with Green Umbrella on our new business, Doodle-Doo; we know it will make a difference.
Julie Edmondson – Recruitment Manager - Jobwise
I have attended 2 sessions run by Julia and she never ceases to inform and inspire me. Her enthusiasm knows no bounds; she is passionate about what she does and that shows in her delivery, her sessions are fun, informative and business critical – I've learned so much from her. Always on hand to help too if you need advice on any area of LinkedIn, Facebook or any other form of social media, highly recommended.
Emma Richards – Cambridge Weight Plan
Thank you so much for yesterday's fantastic training. It was pitched at the perfect level for us all to understand, my teenage daughter will be so pleased that I now have a basic knowledge myself!
Sally Reeve – Cambridge Weight Plan
I would highly recommend Julia Doherty as a public speaker, her clear and concise instructions make social media easy to understand and will be a great asset to my business.Julia's friendly, down to earth approach made the day pass really quickly, and all those attending said that they were amazed at how much they learned.
Nova Huggins – Business Development Manager - BackUpHR
I have received training from Julia on a couple of occasions and find her helpful and extremely knowledgeable on all platforms of social media. I would not hesitate to work with her and Green Umbrella again
Sue Bevan – Managing Director at WendyB Ltd
Brilliant online assessment with Julia today. Fair observations of what we already do and insightful and exciting ideas as to what we could / should do next. And all in a language that I understand and by that I mean not ITGeek (although I suspect you are Julia … in a good way!!) and not Marketing blah! Really excellent and I'm looking forward to understanding Twitter and working with you and your colleagues at Green Umbrella. Thank you again.
Rob Johnson – Middlesex Partnership Ltd
I don't think I have ever felt so good about being told how badly I have been doing!! Julia presented a comprehensive evaluation, with a great level of detail covering all aspects of my current and potential online presence – for FREE!! More importantly, Julia also presented cost effective solutions, which will take away the need for me to manage this alone – something I am clearly not best entrusted with. So glad I asked Julia to do this for me – thank you, Julia.
Julie Raybould – TM Recruit Ltd
We have just completed our online consultation with Julia and the process was incredibly helpful and informative. Julia highlighted some issues that we already knew we faced but were unclear as to how to tackle them and her advice and suggestions will allow us to rectify these easily. Julia also pointed out areas for improvement that we had not considered or were unaware of and this advice is simply invaluable. “
Kristie McFarlin - Venue Consultant – Vfi 360
I have now attended the Linkedin and Pinterest workshops. Both I have found are very informative; interesting and useful in my role as a Marketing & Events Co-ordinator. The workshops are very interactive with everyone bringing their laptops and having a go themselves – which I believe is the best method of learning rather than taking notes from a PowerPoint presentation! I have now secured meetings with clients through Linkedin using my new found knowledge thanks to the Green Umbrella team!
Nigel Banister - Director – GMD People
If you want to find out about Social Networking in plain simple language and understand the benfits of the main media available for us all to use then book onto one of Julia's sessions – they work! When I went in January 2010 I had 50 connections on LinkedIn with an incomplete profile which I really didn't know how to improve. Now; 16 months later; I have over 500 genuine contacts, and I manage a growing LinkedIn group and all I do is spend 20 minutes a day really using the tool. Go for it!
Kath Bonner-Dunham - Business Coach – 4P Business Development
Julia is the most amazing social media trainer I have come across and her workshops are suitable for people at all stages of social media. I recently attended a workshop and thought I new most things I needed to know…..but no Julia could point me in the direction of making some very worthwhile changes. Thank you Julia
Charles Meynell - Owner – Meynell Hunt Whisky Ltd
Julia certainly knows her onions and to be frank you need more than 2 hours to do justice to the LinkedIn course! Being in my late 40's I'm getting a bit of social media fatigue but Julia sorts the wheat from the chaff and teaches you how to manage the platform because pesky as these things are they are now part and parcel of doing business these days, and woe betide you if you fail to take advantage. Thanks Julia, well worth it!
Kevin Norris - Managing Director – The Liberty Hundred
After attending another fun Green Umbrella workshop this morning, The Liberty 100 now has more knowledge about social media, and has undertaken a new approach to marketing, and brand awareness. All thanks to Julia's help, encouragement and patience! Can't wait for the next one.
Jacky Howard - Senior Consultant – Solutions2Recruitment
Excellent coaching session makes navigating and using LinkedIn easier and safer.
Liam Kidd - Director of Corporate Clients – EmployersJobs.com
Our team really enjoyed our session with Julia. We learned some invaluable tips going forward and her delivery style was both engaging and fun. Overall, I have been very happy with Julia and all the team and would easily recommend them.
Janine Ambrose - Sales Development Manager – Bac Office Support Services
We have engaged the services of Green Umbrella and so very pleased with did. As a novice to Twitter I have just had an amazing 121 training session with Julia and I can’t believe how much I have learnt, even if you think you know what you are doing I can assure you that Julia will increase your knowledge that will be beneficial to you and your business
Matt Byrne - Director – Blues Point Ltd
We had some 1-2-1 training with Julia before Christmas, after she was recommended to us. We are not near Northampton so the sessions were held via Skype, which worked well. We learned a huge amount, and have seen positive results from the changes we have made. We have now finished the series of sessions but we still interact with Julia, who gives frequent feedback via the different social platforms we use, proving that they work! Julia herself is great; bubbly, warm, and very easy to work with.
Annette Burgess - Chief Operations Officer – Baker & Taylor Ltd
Social media is a very powerful tool and we realise it has the potential to substantially boost our customer base and change the way the organisation communicates with our customers and clients. I decided to go for Julia's one to one training and learn from an expert in regards to utilising the platforms for our business. In doing this we were really able to focus in on the things we wanted with the opportunity to ask lots of questions. The session was highly informative and Julia is incredibly personable and patient. She took the headache out of the technical jargon and ensured we understood what was needed. I would make no hesitations to recommend her and I will definitely be back for further sessions.
Tina Anderson - Director – Point Recruitment Consultants Ltd
As one of those people that needs to be shown, rather than told, my first training session on LinkedIn with Julia has been superb! Sharing screens online, Julia has shown me practical tips on how to make the most of LinkedIn and it’s been so helpful – I feel I know what I’m doing now and look forward to reaping the benefits very soon! Julia’s even convinced me I need to get on to Twitter and Facebook; I never thought that would happen! I’ll be back for more, thanks again Julia!
Vicky Boulton - Marketing Consultant – Fuel Marketing
When it comes to being taught about social media, Julia is the person to use. Professional, patient and above all extremely knowledgeable, my two hour 121 session has given me the understanding and confidence to take my dabbling with social media to a whole new level. I would have no hesitation in recommending Julia to anyone who wants to make social media really work for them.
Jackie Jackson - Online Services Director – Flex Recruitment Plus Ltd
I came out of a session with Julia feeling like I had discovered a new language! We were so impressed with what we learnt that we quickly booked up her diary so we could offer her services to our clients, and they too were as equally impressed. If you need to know anything about social media in a relaxed/informal environment then Julia is your guru! What she doesn't know about social media is not worth knowing.
Ann Hartfield - Owner – Wot-A-Gift
After attempting to ‘tinker' with social media and not getting very far I decided to enlist the help of Julia at to do some ‘proper' training with me. What a revelation, in just a few hours it all became clear. I was set up on Twitter, Facebook Pages, Linkedin and Hootsuite (which is my fave!). A superb coaching session, well worth the time & cost, would highly recommend it if you want to get into Social Media…….and Julia's lovely too!Owner
Maureen Hallett - Director – MJH Knowledge
I booked a 1-1 meeting with Julia Doherty, Social Media trainer – Green Umbrella and I was not disappointed. The meeting started as a fact finding exercise for both of us. We were then able to start making changes in one area that would eventually impact in to my other social media links. The 1-1 session was structured for me and my business which enabled the changes to be beneficial straight away. I can highly recommend a 1-1 session with Julia.
Dawn Exley - Director – Gravitas HR Solutions Ltd
I first met Julia at a networking event in the middle of 2012 and immediately warmed to her. She has got an infectious personality and is hugely passionate and knowledgable. Julia has guided and supported us through the complex world of social media and has helped us set the strategy for our business. she is a fantastic teacher, with endless amounts of patience, removing all the technical jargon to make learning enjoyable. I would thoroughly recommend Julia to anyone.
Lynn May - Partner – The M&M Partnership
Love your style, Julia. Friendly, accessible and above all, non patronising (such a relief!) Picked up some cracking tips on how to beef up my use of Linkedin and gained important insights into the value of blogging. A little bird tells me it would be worth booking another session with you soon on making the most of Twitter….
Melody Thompson - Company Director – 24-7 Staffing Ltd
Working with Julia is the most fun we've had in a long time! Her friendly professional approach made us feel completely at ease with learning how to get the best out of social media for our recruitment business. There is so much that can be done to help build relationships with both clients and candidates in an engaging way. We look forward to a great return on our investment and a long relationship with the team at Green Umbrella.
Kirsty Craig - Managing Director – Kirsty Craig Associates
An extremely worthwhile exercise Julia…as a relative novice at the social media side of the business, your review has given real clarity and direction to our activities going forward. It was good to know that much of what we are already doing is along the right lines but to then give us sound guidance as to how we can improve our activity and plug the gaps was the icing on the cake! Thanks so much Julia!
Nicky Wootton - Sales and Marketing – Sparcana Limited
The health check Julia gave has really highlighted the shortfalls in our digital marketing. The thorough analysis was presented professionally and was loaded with ways to improve our websites and social media platforms. I walked away fully armed with an action plan of all the areas we need to work on and am fully commited to improving them dramatically before meeting with Julia in October for our follow up health check!
Ruth Wagstaff - Founder / Recruitment Manager – Ruth Wagstaff Recruitment
An honest and informative session. Highlights the positive points of what we are doing right but direct and to the point on where we are not on top of our gain. Offers various solutions whilst being realistic in what is right for our business. We will be back for further training!
Colin Sewell - Engineering and Technical Manager – CSP Recruitment Ltd
I would like to thank you and your team, especially Sandra and Mark, for their hard work in producing a very professional new website for CSP Recruitment.I am extremely pleased with the finished website, especially after having been let down so badly by another web design company previously. I expect the new site to enhance our business profile and will certainly help to make our brand stronger and more distinctive than ever before. Thank you again for all of your support and assistance.
Fiona Coombe - Owner – Foresight Law
I went to Julia after seeing one of her fantastic presentations and taking her very honest healthcheck of my social media. Mark designed my logo building on the name and delivering a brand I am really happy with. He also designed my website and after a tortuous process of transferring the domain name from my previous hosting company I am now in the safe hands of Green Umbrella.
Lee Hancock - Director – i4C Executive Search Limited
I am recommending Julia and her team as they have helped me immensely over the last few months. Nothing is too much trouble for them and their passion and enthusiasm is contagious. With the continuing evolvement of Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook etc it is great to have someone like Green Umbrella to call upon for help.
Abdul R Raja - Founder & Chief Associate – Tri Service Consultancy
Julia and her team of professionals can work wonders. They are currently working on full design service for my company website as well as the associated media. I am a businessman and not well versed with the design and branding aspects of marketing the company. Julia has made this a painless exercise by requesting pertinent information in an easy to understand jargon free language. Well done Julia. I am really looking forward to the version one of the company website.
Gill Amos - Director – Active Development Ltd
I am really pleased with the recent branding which Green Umbrella completed for me. It built on my brand image very accurately and has delivered the image I want and it was all done in a timely way.
Iain Herron - Operations Director – J1 Consulting Ltd
Julia and her team have provided us with an excellent brand design for our social media platforms and they all now present a very professional image. Thank you, J1 highly recommends Julia and Green Umbrella.
Stuart Warwick - Business Growth Specialist – igow businesses
I liked Julia the minute I met her.She is also a true advocate and shining example of someone who talks the talk and walks the walk on social media.Her enthusiasm for and knowledge will allow any business to take a gentle step into this frantic media. As an experienced entrepreneur having built and then sold her own business she knows how to provide a great service tailored to your business.Highly recommended!
Mike Blundell - Director – Nelson Scott
Since we have been using Julia at Green Umbrella for the complete management for all our Social Media,we have been brought into the 22nd century ! Establishing our corporate page on Face Book ,Twitter and LinkedIn,has really propelled our company forward into using these new social media channels,which have created a new dawn for our specialist services but now with the human touch.
Tracey Lally - Director – TSL Recruitment
I would recommend working with Julia to any company who needs help in any part of the social media world. Julia and her team take what is a complicated field & turn it into a walk in the park. From taking the headache totally away to helping you to do it yourself – the deep & breadth of their services is amazing. I recently sat with Julia and thought about a service we could use if Julia provided it within days she introduced this service to us – now that is what I call the WOW factor!
Zoe Adams – Division Manager - Travel Recruitment at New Frontiers, London, United Kingdom
Would recommend training with Julia very friendly and relaxed but learnt so much and picked up some brilliant tips.
Alex Tate - Candidate Source Ltd – Administrator at Candidate Source Limited, Birmingham, United Kingdom
I am writing on behalf of us all at Candidate Source to let you know how pleased we are with all the print and design services we have received from yourselves. We have all our artwork for our mascot Frank created by yourselves and he is a hit with everyone! We have had many flyers, thank you cards and leaflets created by yourselves and these have also all been of great quality and looked fantastic. We would happily recommend you to our clients.