“Joe has worked really well with colleagues across the organisation bringing real expertise to our fundraising work in some key specialist areas. He has a strong ethical foundation to his work, as well as a sound and shrewd business focus. He’s challenging and engaging, and has helped us think and learn as a team. He has worked exceptionally hard for us, and has been well organised in his approach. Last, but by no means least, he has been good fun to work with and has rapidly come to feel like one of the team.”
“Joe is highly skilled and knowledgeable, but his chief strength is in delivering the solution and not being defeated by the problem. He is well organised and punctual, fits in and works well with just about everyone and is a self-starter. I hope to be working with Joe for many years to come.”
Yvonne Anderson, Owner, Cernis Ltd
“My experience of working with Joe has been very positive. He combines a broad strategic overview with acute attention to detail – a combination that is critical to fundraising success. He has strong values, is an impassioned authority in his specialist field of work and communicates exceptionally well both is writing and face-to-face. I would have no hesitation in recommending Joe for a wide array of assignments in the voluntary and community sector”
I’ve always struggled to talk about the origins of White October and how we set it up. I often get asked the question but there’s no good reason behind the name.
How it came into being is a more interesting story though. But one that’s very personal and that I felt nervous about telling my clients. I had this sense of nervous trepidation about the idea of getting it written.
When I asked Joe to write the story I’d already worked with him and rated his drive, his focus and the work he’d done. But I hadn’t realised how good he would be in helping me to find a way to talk about the origins of my business. The outputs surprised me. He took a very personal story and turned it into something that would work on our very public website.
The balance in tone was just right. Subtle bit of humour. Not taking itself too seriously. Punchy. Once I saw the first draft I was quite excited about getting it polished off and published.
Since then we’ve benefitted in that by Joe telling the story for us in such an interesting way I now have a way to tell it again to potential clients without feeling awkward about it. And I’ve benefitted through what I’ve learnt about what stories can tell about a customer’s journey or their brand.
I’d recommend giving Joe a go because I was really blown away by the results that I got.
Here’s the story Joe wrote for us.”
Dave Fletcher, Founder, White October
A passionate and focussed communicator, Joe knows exactly what the final destination of his projects will look like. Enthusiastic, methodical and a big heart are only some of his enduring characteristics. We say “you’ll succeed working with Joe”
These testimonials, and many others, can also be viewed on my LinkedIn profile.