Testimonials

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Charity and Social Enterprise

Brightstripe

”Aileen has been a pleasure and inspiration to work with. She has delivered all that we asked for and more, taking us to a place we wouldn’t have got to without her. Alongside her determined professional approach was a true commitment to us and we enjoyed her down-to-earth sense of humour.”

Mel Potter

Development Director
Brightstripe


“Coupled with determination and drive, Aileen delivered all that Brightstripe asked for with wonderful articulation and oodles of personality, professionalism and clarity. Aileen has been incredibly valuable in helping us shape our business.”

Leoni Linton

Development Director
Brightstripe


“Working with Dynamic Heart has enabled Brightstripe to move from a new concept to a much more commercial organisation retaining our community based focus. The professionalism of Aileen alongside the enthusiasm of the team she has been working with has given us a new focus, branding and a comprehensive marketing toolkit. It has been a pleasure to work with them all.”

Jan Perridge

Development Director
Brightstripe

Brightstripe

”Aileen has been a pleasure and inspiration to work with. She has delivered all that we asked for and more, taking us to a place we wouldn’t have got to without her. Alongside her determined professional approach was a true commitment to us and we enjoyed her down-to-earth sense of humour.”

Mel Potter

Development Director
Brightstripe


“Coupled with determination and drive, Aileen delivered all that Brightstripe asked for with wonderful articulation and oodles of personality, professionalism and clarity. Aileen has been incredibly valuable in helping us shape our business.”

Leoni Linton

Development Director
Brightstripe


“Working with Dynamic Heart has enabled Brightstripe to move from a new concept to a much more commercial organisation retaining our community based focus. The professionalism of Aileen alongside the enthusiasm of the team she has been working with has given us a new focus, branding and a comprehensive marketing toolkit. It has been a pleasure to work with them all.”

Jan Perridge

Development Director
Brightstripe

Financial services

Barclays Wealth Solutions

”Aileen worked hard and with dedication on a complex project with multiple stakeholders and challenging deadlines.“

The outcome: a great piece of work delivered, on time and within budget. I could not have asked for more.“

Dominic John

Head of Propositions
Business Development
Barclays Wealth Solutions

Bestinvest
“Aileen joined initially on contract but quickly established herself working on the successful launch of the Bestinvest managed funds service. She demonstrated creativity whilst at the same time keeping a firm hand upon the economics of the marketing budget. The results spoke for themselves.”

Andrew Barnes

CEO
Bestinvest

Deloitte

“Within three weeks of engagement Aileen had created a clear proactive communications strategy which she implemented effectively, efficiently and professionally.”

“Aileen created a joint employee engagement programme to break down the barriers and mistrust within the two teams. Her events were highly successful and were crucial in creating a unified culture under challenging circumstances.”

Ahmed Al Kuttab

Bill Hall
Project Director

Newton Investment Management

“It was immediately clear to us on meeting Aileen that she would be able to grasp our issues and priorities, as well as adapt to the culture, in order to achieve what was required.”

“She certainly hit the ground running and not only carried out the brief, including complex projects related to brand and PR, she identified areas for improvement and worked with anyone necessary to achieve change and benefit. She was masterful at combining the tactical and strategic thinking and actions – a reflection of her experience, wisdom and energy for success. Every organisation would benefit from an Aileen and we were delighted she took on our assignment.”

Ruth Murphy

Director of Business Development
Newton Investment Management

Energy

Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)

“Aileen was brought in to deliver communications within one of the biggest gas processing organisations in the world based in Abu Dhabi: a completely new sector; a totally different culture – both corporate and societal.”

“She quickly established herself as a team player and overcame all the challenges we threw at her with warmth and professionalism.”

“She created and delivered the communications for an extremely effective employee engagement campaign. She also led the project that delivered GASCO’s first Corporate Sustainability Report to widespread acclaim.”

Ahmed Al Kuttab

Vice President Corporate Excellence Division Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)

Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)

“Aileen was brought in to deliver communications within one of the biggest gas processing organisations in the world based in Abu Dhabi: a completely new sector; a totally different culture – both corporate and societal.”

“She quickly established herself as a team player and overcame all the challenges we threw at her with warmth and professionalism.”

“She created and delivered the communications for an extremely effective employee engagement campaign. She also led the project that delivered GASCO’s first Corporate Sustainability Report to widespread acclaim.”

Ahmed Al Kuttab

Vice President Corporate Excellence Division Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)

Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)

“Aileen was brought in to deliver communications within one of the biggest gas processing organisations in the world based in Abu Dhabi: a completely new sector; a totally different culture – both corporate and societal.”

“She quickly established herself as a team player and overcame all the challenges we threw at her with warmth and professionalism.”

“She created and delivered the communications for an extremely effective employee engagement campaign. She also led the project that delivered GASCO’s first Corporate Sustainability Report to widespread acclaim.”

Ahmed Al Kuttab

Vice President Corporate Excellence Division Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)

Public sector

Janet (testimonial one)

“As soon as Aileen comes in the door there is a sense of energy and drive. She is a person clearly on top of her game: a completely new sector; a totally different culture – both corporate and societal.”

and with a mix of carrot and stick can motivate and inspire a marketing team to go to places that they had hitherto not reached. At Janet, we needed to almost completely start again virtually replacing a whole team and then to educate the company as to the opportunities offered by a “real” marketing team. As well as this structural re-organisation Aileen led a major rebranding exercise as well as recruiting a first-class leader to take over from her.”

“Aileen has made a significant difference to Janet which has permeated not only through the marketing team but throughout the whole company. We now stand equipped to effectively face the challenges that the new and more competitive operating landscape brings and this is due in no small part to the contribution made to our company by Aileen.”

Tim Marshall

CEO
Janet

Janet (testimonial two)
“Aileen has been instrumental to the turnaround marketing within Janet. From day one it was clear that she had the drive, determination, and character to build a new function capable of delivering for the company far into the future: a completely new sector; a totally different culture – both corporate and societal.”

“Aileen launched and delivered, a thorough, well-considered branding programme that has transformed the look and feel of Janet, including all collateral, templates and every communication with a new tone of voice. She has developed the quality marketing plans that would be expected from someone with her level of knowledge and experience.”

“In parallel, Aileen has worked with senior managers to build a new high-performing team that started delivering within weeks of formation. Despite the many challenges implicit in change management, Aileen has remained a pleasure to work with; combining dedicated professionalism with a wicked sense of humour.”

Dan Perry

Director of Product and Marketing
Janet

Janet (testimonial three)
“I was privileged to work with Aileen as she completed her role as Interim Head of Marketing, and handed over to me as the new incumbent at JanetAileen was extremely thorough in her handover, managing simultaneously to transfer her knowledge of the organisation as well as completing outstanding projects. Aileen’s enthusiasm and energy for marketing is unrivalled and I feel very lucky to have worked with her at Janet..”

Jennie Stewart

Head of Marketing
Janet

Janet (testimonial four)
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Aileen – Working with an expert and having fun doing it I couldn’t have wished for a better boss. Not only did she develop a professional and effective marketing function within our organisation, she managed to change the culture of the company to make it much more customer focused rather than technology led. Thanks to Aileen, I have developed my own skills and our department has gone from strength to strength – with new practices and procedures now in place, Marketing is now enjoying a new found level of respect from our colleagues and we are now proactively leading the company rather than simply acting as a support function. All this would not have been possible without the skills, enthusiasm and tenacity of Aileen.”

Rachel Freeman

Senior Marketing Officer
Janet

Scottish Government (testimonials one and two)

“Aileen has made a real difference to the way we approach our communications and engagement. She has professionalised our contacts with our many and varied customers; creating a customer centric approach supported by training and toolkits and, crucially, has transformed our internal communications resulting in more engaged and informed staff. She delivered on her key objective – not only creating the communications and engagement strategy but leaving us enthusiastic and capable of continuing to deliver and develop on her approach.”

Anne Moises

Chief Information Officer
Scottish Government.


“Aileen has assisted us with clearing the landscape on our previous myriad of communication methods and taking us to a point where concise and repeatable communications methods can be applied across our division. Quite often external resources struggle to understand the complexities and inter-relationships within Government, however Aileen quickly established herself as a credible subject matter expert who could establish multi-tier relationships. There is no doubt that this was a demanding and time constrained engagement but Aileen was able to drive through change and get us to a better place with clear and reusable outputs.”

Andy McClintock

Chief Technology Officer
Scottish Government

Scottish Government (testimonials three and four)

“Aileen has delivered a very high-quality piece of work for Information Services & Information Systems. She’s worked well with a wide variety of stakeholders over the past 10 months to conduct our people survey, help change behaviours and approaches, develop new protocols and products, and leave us with the tools in place to support all of this in the future. This was a challenging project, requiring time and input from many people with competing priorities, against a constantly changing landscape. Aileen has shown a great deal of professionalism, drive and determination to deliver this work in the time available and I’m delighted with what she’s achieved.”

Dave Watson

Deputy Chief Information Officer
Scottish Government


“Aileen came into our business area and shook us out of our torpor. She shone a hard light on our communication shortcomings and dragged our attitudes and approach to business communication into the 21st century. Aileen reinforced that negative reaction from the business was to be welcomed rather than shied away from and delivered real change in ethos, approach and output to a number of key communication protocols. She was tireless and a hugely positive force for the time she was in the organisation. I hope our professional paths cross again.”

Graham Mitchell

Head of IT Support Services
Scottish Government

Scottish Government (testimonial five)

“Aileen joined ISIS to provide guidance and develop processes for our technical teams for input into the wider divisional communication strategy (or lack of) for our customers and stakeholders. As with many organisations the technical teams were from different specialisms and subsequently spoke in different technical geek speak. Although from a non-technical background, Aileen quickly gained the credibility of these teams, with her ability to digest and translate. As a result of her work with people from across the division, Aileen was then able to create and deliver clear and concise training courses for the technical teams for the delivery of the new customer-centric Communication Strategy.”

Aileen also took our muddled explanations of what all 10 branches across ISIS delivered and translated them into clear and concise customer-friendly service propositions so our customers now have a much better idea of what we can and can’t do for them – ISIS on a page. Aileen was a refreshing addition to our organisation who made us all think out of the box and take different approaches to areas out with our comfort zones. I hope our professional paths cross again.”

Graeme Lockhart

Head of Systems Management
Scottish Government

Technology

HR Access Solutions

”As soon as I met Aileen, I knew we were going to work well together.“

”Not a simple context to manage for her, a UK start-up, and part of an international organisation: plenty to do and plenty of co-ordination necessary with corporate headquarters in France. It was a key advantage that Aileen spoke excellent French, not that common amongst English-speaking natives, that made her mission with us a success. I’m ready to work with Aileen again.”

Jean-Marc Duquenoy

International Product Marketing
HR Access Solutions

Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)

“Aileen was brought in to deliver communications within one of the biggest gas processing organisations in the world based in Abu Dhabi: a completely new sector; a totally different culture – both corporate and societal.”

“She quickly established herself as a team player and overcame all the challenges we threw at her with warmth and professionalism.”

“She created and delivered the communications for an extremely effective employee engagement campaign. She also led the project that delivered GASCO’s first Corporate Sustainability Report to widespread acclaim.”

Ahmed Al Kuttab
Vice President Corporate Excellence Division Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)