I strongly recommend Gemma to all who want a loyal, imaginative and professional PR expert by their side. She is an indispensable asset for the Margate Bookie and is tremendously skilled in many areas.
Andreas Loizou – Founder
The Margate Bookie is a charity which runs an annual literary festival in Kent. I provide support in the areas of media relations, content creation, blogging and social media. I also assist the charity with funding applications and monitoring and evaluation.
“Gemma has been brilliant to work with – always cheerful, reliable, very hard-working and diligent. She’s had a big impact on several of our client charities by identifying securing transformational grants, developing compelling cases for support and identifying promising funding prospects. Gemma is an extremely knowledgeable, very passionate and highly competent fundraiser, trainer and comms specialist. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her for a second.”
Mike Zywina – Director
I have worked with Lime Green Consulting as an associate since early 2017, delivering fundraising training and trusts fundraising support to smaller charities.
Gemma is an exceptional colleague; she has the ability to think both strategically and practically about how to enhance the work of the charity. Her considerable experience in PR and marketing enables her to provide the expertise but most importantly gives her the confidence to think in an original way which is a huge advantage to us as a small organisation.
Martha Wansbrough – Director
After a period of pro-bono support helping this charity (which supports young people leaving care into sustainable employment) to develop their social media platforms, I was engaged to work with them in a number of areas. As well as assisting with the development of a five-year business plan and a brand new website, I wrote a series of successful funding applications and regular newsletters.
Gemma has been great to work with. She brings a combination of expert knowledge, pragmatism, a listening ear and a healthy sense of humour. Always the professional, she has provided very valuable support during a time of major change in a flexible and cost effective way.
Gill Scott-Moore – Chief Executive
Through a period of modernisation, this grant-making Trust was looking for support to set up a PR and function, build its audience and speak with supporters across a variety of channels. My experience of working with the police service was a great benefit in helping this charity reach important audiences and build its profile. As the organisation developed, I supported them to recruit their first permanent member of staff responsible for communications and fundraising.
Gemma is friendly, straight-talking, effective and incredibly good value for money. With her years of experience, she understands how to engage my customers and collaborators, from the busy mum to the national reading charity. I’m on a mission to spread the magic of Reading Fairy to help every child get the best start for reading for life. With Gemma by my side, I have every confidence that we can do just that.
Emily Guille-Marrett – Founder
I worked with this Whitstable-based business on a media campaign to promote a series of children’s reading events at libraries across Kent. The campaign resulted in coverage in newspapers and magazines, including a special feature in a county-wide magazine.
We have used Gemma on a project-by-project basis over a number of years. During this time her understanding of the uniqueness of the Havengore proposition has developed enormously and her readiness to fit into the role of our PR person has now made her a highly valued team member.
Chris Ryland – Owner of Havengore
I have provided PR and media support for a range of high profile events this beautiful vessel has taken part in, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant and the Paralympic Torch relay. On the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral, Havengore led a procession on the River Thames which generated worldwide media coverage. Additionally, my social media activity reached almost three million separate accounts.
Gemma has helped me tremendously with all aspects of fundraising for Moorview Dog rescue. Nothing is too much trouble and she is always on hand to help and advise me, from writing appeal letters to full grant applications and has helped with the sourcing of much needed new funds. It’s so nice to have a friendly voice at the end of the phone.
Joanne Brydon – Owner
I provide pro bono support to Moorview, a small animal rescue charity which relies on public donations for the bulk of its funding. I’m on-hand to offer PR and fundraising advice and support with funding applications. I’m proud to have achieved media coverage for one of their longest residents, who went on to be rehomed.