Breath of fresh air….I started working with Aardvark in 2019. It took me a while to choose the right company for the business to handle my marketing due to past experiences. I have not regretted my decision since. Chris and Gill have made sense of what I wanted to achieve and moved me forward with a sensible marketing strategy that works for me and my budget. A mix of traditional marketing techniques and digital has generated much needed awareness with existing and new customer interest leading to more profit. Their determination to make sure results are delivered on time and as expected is a breath of fresh air and takes away the worry. Although on paper a “third party supplier” Chris and Gill are firmly part of the Winster team and I can not recommend their services enough and look forward to what else can be achieved. Val Gardner, MD Winster Ltd
Aardvark filled the gap…Aardvark professionally filled the gap in our businesses marketing activities. Their plans were formalised following an in depth initial discussion and they worked closely with us to achieve the agreed objectives, in fact surpassing these in style!
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Chris and Gill to anybody looking for an outsourced marketing solution. David Laschke, General Manager at Security Hardware (part of Eurocell plc)
Nothing but supportive Chris was a huge support and excellent mentor to me when I first started out in my Marketing career. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient and nothing was too much of an ask. If you are looking for someone to help steer you in the right direction within Marketing, Chris and Gill are the team for you.
I cannot recommend Aardvark enough. Thank you! Leah Watts,Marketing Manager at H2O Car Valeting & Valet Spa
Chris and the team came to our business… gave us an honest appraisal of what was working and what could be improved.
A marketing roadmap was put in place with agreed milestones and budgets and most importantly the ability to measure the success of our marketing campaigns in term of ROI. Would recommend Aardvark to any business. Mark Thomas, former MD at Air Spectrum Environmental Ltd
Gill is the consummate professional, being thorough, genuinely interested in her clients success and offering great support to them too. Gill along with Chris Hutchinson offer a service that enables their clients businesses to flourish where they have previously struggled in the marketing sector. Greg Whelan, Marketing and Product Manager at Apex Medical
“If you need someone who really understands both strategic and tactical marketing then may I suggest that Gill should be highest on your list?
Gill has excellent skills in all areas, when presented with a client challenge Gill gets to understand the situation quickly, using experience and facts to produce an outcome that I would suggest most organisations are looking for… i.e. a workable, achievable and ultimately successful marketing plan!
I recommend Gill unreservedly.” Peter Roper, The Family Business Man
Over the past 8 years Over the past 8 years, I have worked with both Gill and Chris. Their support, commitment and commercial input has been outstanding.
They combine traditional marketing services with an intimate knowledge of the importance of everything “on-line”. What makes them stand out however, is that they complete each element of a project, on time and within budget.
I cannot recommend them highly enough. Stuart Blake, Founder at Coach 1st
Aardvark Marketing helped me to hit 660% of target! Gill and Chris have provided excellent support to me in achieving fundraising of over £26500 for Mental Health UK. They are skilled in practical idea-generation, marketing methodologies and remain focused on the end-goal. As a consequence, they have been instrumental in ensuring an initial aim of £4,000 was blown away with an outcome of 660% of that target! Personable, professional and proactive. Mark Smith, Commercial Banking Relationship Director, Lloyds Bank
Vote of confidence I have got to know Gill from Aardvark over the past couple of years and have also recently had some training in the use of digital marketing tools which was both really useful and helpful to my business.
I am an accountant and my instincts (rightly or wrongly) tend to cause me to steer clear of “marketing types” but I would be more than comfortable in recommending Gill to any of my clients as I really do believe that she has her clients best interests at heart as well as the talent to help. Ian Jarvis, FCA, Founder and Cloud Accounting Specialist at Vertis Accounting
Gill has now delivered a couple of excellent specialist webinars for BizSmart on marketing topics. The content was great and the delivery superb – extremely professional, clear, concise and pitched perfectly for our Business Owner audience. We will be asking Gill to do a ‘series’ and I can thoroughly recommend Gill as an expert speaker on marketing. Kevin Brent, BizSmart Founder
“”Although I was initially sceptical that the work would provide a return on the investment I was genuinely astonished at the results. Six months on and the investment has really started to pay off, with our focus on the most cost (and time) effective sources of new business. I would not hesitate to recommend your services” Chris Wright FCCA, Director at Crompton Ward & Company Accountants
“The whole process was handled extremely professionally and took into consideration the difficulties we faced with keeping the information as secure as possible. We were particularly impressed with the way in which we were guided in using the results to our best advantage” Neil Sysum AFA MAAT ACPA ASPA, Managing Director at NRS Accountants
“ The final results were very positive, clearly spotlighting what we do well and more importantly helping us understand how we can develop our customer base. Your professionalism and knowledge is of the highest standard” Anthony Brooker, Record Digital Limited
Small and medium business clients
Excellent marketing support for small businesses I have had ongoing support from Aardvark for the past 12 years . They have developed, maintained and progressed our marketing strategy, provided all the support we needed as a small company and drove our visibility in the community with all areas of marketing including digital, local presence and help with artwork and ideas- I would thoroughly recommend them. Helen Tilley, Director and Optometrist at Monnow Eyecare
Having started my role with Bluespier with no previous marketing knowledge, Gill brought me up to speed with the key areas of marketing. Gill has set the strategic marketing objectives for Bluespier and on a more practical level helped with the day to day tasks that need to be undertaken in order to keep in line with the end strategy. I have always enjoyed working with Gill and she is very easy to get on with, a key strength for her business. Emily McOrist ( nee Carter) Chief Commercial officer at Rowing Australia
“I am writing to thank you both for all of your hard work over the last couple of years in re-organising our rather amateur marketing efforts to a much more professional level which now pays dividends month after month. The results of the work are plain to see and we are completely delighted with the change it has made to our business. I have learnt so much along the way and am much more in control of the marketing decisions I make.” Simon and Helen Tinson, Directors at Clover Conservatories and Construction Ltd.
Confident and intelligent solution mapped around my business Aardvark have been a very good choice for my business. Aardvark are a company which confidently and professionally analysed the situation my business was in and put together and managed an analysis of my customers that was sensitive and delivered the answers that I needed to make the next steps. Thank you Richard Fraser,Director at Your Finance Friend & Planet Leasing
“The thing that impressed me most about Aardvark was their personal touch and the way in which they quickly got to understand the nature of my business and the marketing tools required to promote it.”After our initial meeting, Chris got back to me within 48 hours with some very useful feedback and a draft marketing plan”
Simon Marks – Debt Recovery Manager, Harrison Clark Solicitors, Worcester
“We were impressed by Aardvark Marketing Consultants’ professionalism and understanding of our business” Mike Fardon – Managing Director, Osborne Books, Worcester
“Your enthusiasm and knowledge has been invaluable, and without your motivation to move things along we would still be at the planning stage, with the directors. I would not hesitate to put forward your name and business to any person requiring expert advice with marketing their new or existing business.”
Mary Harvey – Catering Operations Manager, The Guesten, Worcester Cathedral
“It was refreshing to find an advisor who both listened to us and was able to show us how to build intelligently on what we were already doing – without requiring us to start again from scratch!” Jonathan Campbell – Director, Accentika Internet
“Being in financial services, we find it very difficult to find new ways to find clients through advertising and marketing and Chris was about the third marketing man that had tried to crack the problem of how to get clients to contact me if they want a mortgage. He came up with some really useful suggestions and all I can say is that he thought outside of the box and gave me some fresh ideas on how to market my company.
“I would recommend that if you haven’t already, sit down with Chris, spend an hour with him and for value that hour could make your business far more profitable.” Simon McGechie – Platinum Partnership Mortgage Solutions, Iver, Bucks
” … friendly attitude and professionalism.”Samantha Smith – Sales Print Design, Worcester
Gill was kind enough to take the time to understand my start up business and to offer bespoke marketing advice to me. She went out of her way to give me this guidance and advice which I am hugely grateful for. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind, and is very generous with passing her experience and expertise on. I would highly recommend Gill, she has opened my eyes to lots of options for me and my business which I would never have found without her. Thank you, Gill .Katherine Jenner, Co-founder and MD at Burning Barn Rum
Gill came recommended by a mutual connection; she very kindly took the time to discuss our start up company and offered many very useful insights and directions to help us improve our offering. Her experience and expertise was readily apparent as she made me aware of several facets of marketing that we should be exploring that we hadn’t even considered by ourselves. Thank you Gill. Colin Noble, Mental Health Trainer
“Chris obviously knows his subject well and was able to keep us focused on the job in hand. It doesn’t matter how small or large your business is the rules are pretty much the same.”
Chris Brazier – Partner, Material Girls, Alcester