Reviews of Web Design, Social Media, Marketing and Training

Web Design

“Kate has just finished our website which is superb. She has been brilliant at keeping involved with us throughout in order that we got what we wanted, as well as getting involved in all aspects of social media to help us promote ourselves. I would heartily recommend her to anyone, whether you are a new business or an established one”. Julian Seeds, Owner, Parkside Hotel Cumbria

“We could not be happier with both the service and the end product from Kate at BTC. Right from the beginning Kate was so professional and thorough. Not being very clued up when it comes to web design we asked Kate to use her experience and professional knowledge to take our basic thoughts and the information we wished to deliver, and create our stunning new website for us. Not only is the site visually stunning, we find it very user friendly, and  it has had a dramatic effect on our weekly turnover. We are getting so many more enquiries through our new website based email than our previous email. I simply can’t recommend or thank her enough! I only wish we had another site to design so we could hire her again!!! Simon Haslam, Owner, Waterfront Whitehaven 

“As a complete website dunce, I despaired of ever finding someone who would understand the quirky nature of my imaginary dream website, let alone visualise it as though they could see it through my eyes….yet here she is! Kate has creativity and huge insight. Her business head spins at perfect odds with her creative head, producing a wonderfully balanced human being who has been a joy to work with. If you need a creative spark, a pair of fresh eyes, and a technical whizz who asks all the right questions, then look no further. I could not be happier with my website and all the techno gabble that goes on in the background, thank goodness Kate knows what she is doing! Traffic up on my site within a week…. Very happy!” Kate BucklandStarry Skies Yurt Hire Surrey and Hampshire

“We very much appreciate all your effort over the past weeks, thank you for all your support and assistance. It has been a pleasure working with you and seeing the project progress. Excellent job” Richard Hoban, John Hoban Travel

“Kate has an excellent knowledge of the hospitality business, both from an operational point of view and from a marketing perspective. She has worked with Embleton Spa to create a brand new website and social media platforms that are helping us to build our profile and reputation online. She is friendly and professional, and delivers consistently on what she promises.” Ali Dixon, General Manager, Embleton Spa Hotel

“Thank you so much for all the hours and effort that you have put ito creating the website for us, it looks really amazing and we do appreciate all the additional help and advice that you have given us, and are still giving us!” Kate Sleath, Beijing Biddies challenge team member, raising £150K for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support

“Working with Kate has been a pleasure. She has undertaken a diligent, professional service  to produce our website and social media platforms. Her knowledge over an expanse of industries has enabled marketing input external to our industry, which has had a great effect. Kate has provided a tailored service which has more than achieved our needs, and is testament to her friendly attitude, enthusiasm and professionalism”. Kris Blackburn, Director, RKN Construction Group 


“Our firm hired Kate to provide social media training with Michelle in March 2014, focussing in particular on LinkedIn and Twitter. Kate and Michelle designed and delivered two terrific training sessions to our team. The training had been designed to be completely relevant to our firm and its sector. It was exciting, fun and completely interactive. Everyone not only had a whale of a time, but came away feeling that we had learned so much and felt confident to put our new skills into action!

Kate is an absolute professional in every aspect – I would thoroughly recommend her to any business no matter what sector. Not only is she hugely experienced, but she’s also fully up to date with today’s technology and how it can be made to work for you. Hire her!” Scott Garson, Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors (tailored LinkedIn and Twitter training ~ delivered with training partner Michelle Masters)

“As a public service we identified marketing needs to support staff and service delivery. The whole team have been very pleased with the professional and excellent level of training and follow-up support provided by Michelle & Kate. This has helped us to bring together a solutions focused action plan and motivated us all to improve service social marketing & media, together with ideas to improve our digital sites, public reach and service performance. Thank you for the brilliant training & support given” Joan Braithwaite, Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust (tailored marketing training  ~ delivered with training partner Michelle Masters)

“We would just like to say thank you for all the help you have given us since we first got in contact. Your efforts go above and beyond every time and you’ve definitely placed our feet firmly in the right direction. We will certainly keep in touch and hope to see you back on our estate in both a professional and social capacity in the near future. ” Emma Johnson, Distant Horizons Ullswater (Social media one-to-one coaching)

Marketing, Social Media, Design and General Reviews

“I would highly recommend Kate from BTC. Her initial energy and enthusiasm for your business is a great lift, this is then followed by expert advice which greatly improves the quality of your online presence and marketing materials.  The continued after support is superb, and ensures value for money”. Chris Wright, Wright Sport Services

“I needed a pop up banner at quite short notice for an event I was going to and Kate was recommended to me by a mutual friend. I was absolutely over the moon with the finished product – it looked so professional and really made me stand out. I would recommend Kate to anyone looking for marketing materials and I will definitely use her again.” Angela Black, Owner, AB Bookkeeping Services

“Kate has worked very closely with the City Council on making the Carlisle Ambassadors a real success. Her friendly but tenacious approach has built a diverse and sustainable partnership to promote the interests of the city. I would have no hesitation at all in working with Kate on future projects and enthusiastically recommending her to others.” Jason Gooding, Chief Executive, Carlisle City Council

“We used Business Toolbox to help us to be more visible on the internet as far as Social Media. We really struggled knowing which ones to be on and what sort of content we should be putting on. Kate showed us exactly what we should be doing and made it seem so easy. Now we know what we are doing, we are getting found more easily and are able to promote our products in so many different ways. Thank you!!” Catherine CliffordBest Western Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne

“We asked Kate to produce a logo for a high-profile third party event – the logo is fantastic! This led to her producing a very professional brochure and then a website for us. Kate worked to a very tight deadline and also offered advice re social media! I would, unreservedly, recommend Kate if you are looking for this type of business service.” Sue McDonald,  Fundraising Manager,  Macmillan Cancer Support (Linkedin Recommendation)

“Kate’s inspirational & creative ethos, is absolutely amazing,… a true professional within her field!” Neil Windross, UK Defence Development Manager

“Since teaming up with Kate she has literally taken our company by the “scruff of the neck” and introduced us to key elements in the marketing world, pointed us all in the same direction,  developed our web site , promoted sales, planted us firmly in the public eye, & made the company “stand up” and be recognised amongst more “well known”  microbreweries. Kate has been an asset to the company from day one, a breath of fresh air in sales & marketing our company and I would ask the question how any company can move forward with out the assistance of someone of Kate Wilson’s ability from the Marketing and Sales world.” Barrie Roberts, Director and owner, Ennerdale Brewery

“Kate is an exceptional lady who is committed to doing the best she can in everything she does. Kate is professional and extremely creative in business!” Iain Henry, General Manager, Winder Hall Country House

“Personally I will miss her kindness, humour and common sense.  I know that as a business we will also miss the incredible skills she had developed in marketing Winder Hall….We both hope that taking a step back from Winder Hall at this stage, will allow Kate to continue contributing to the business on a free-lance basis, working on specific projects where her knowledge and skills are invaluable.” Nick Lawler, owner, Whole Hog Hospitality & Winder Hall, emyth coach

“Kate is a talented salesperson, who quickly earned the trust and confidence of colleagues and customers. She consistently delivered outstanding results and was a pleasure to work with. I recommend her highly.” Ian Bannerman, Managing Director, Taylor & Francis

“Having Kate on the “team” for our large scale charity project has been a lifeline. Not only is she is friendly, professional and creative, she has gone over and beyond our expectations, dedicating time to deliver fantastic results. Kate is full of ideas, which have helped drive the project forward. I highly recommend her!” Aggie Sheppard, Fundraising Area Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support


I am so grateful to clients and colleagues who take the time to give me feedback about my work. If you would like help with any project or need some advice do give me a call on 07970 898180 or email me here.

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