Testimonials

We’re proud of the long term relationships that we have built with our clients and the benefits that we have delivered to their businesses, but don’t take our word for it, take a look below at a selection of our client testimonials. They are all named, so, if you want to talk to them in more detail, you can just pick up the phone!

Anna Price
Co-Founder
Rural Business Awards and Rural Business Group
May 2018

The Rural Business Awards were established in late 2014 by Jemma Clifford and Anna Price – two business owners who work in rural Leicestershire.

“Clare has worked with me on the promotion of the Rural Business Awards since its inception in 2014. In that time it has grown from a small business engaging with tens of rural businesses in its first year, transforming into what is now widely acknowledged as the premier awards programme for Rural Businesses across the UK; directly engaging with hundreds of successful rural businesses in what is now the fourth Awards year.

“Without Clare’s PR support and tireless hard work we would not have achieved the level of media exposure we have – which has in turn enabled us to successfully grow our business and provide PR support and media exposure to our many finalists and winners. Our success has included both national and regional press as well as numerous other broadcast media opportunities including BBC Countryfile and Back to the Land.

“Clare’s approach is thorough and maximises opportunities for exposure – making it easy for journalists to engage with us.

“We continue to work with Clare to put into place plans to launch our CiC, the Rural Business Group, which will work for the benefit of all Rural Businesses and Communities across the UK.”

Tina Jones
Marketing and Communications Manager
JB Kind Limited
Derbyshire
May 2018

A leading supplier of wooden doors to the UK housing market for more than three decades and timber specialists for over 140 years

“Bampton Communications has provided JB Kind Ltd with PR and Marketing support for over ten years.  Clare’s professionalism and experience has been a real asset to the company, as well as her enthusiasm and talent for bringing in new ideas.  From developing marketing & communications programmes to detailed PR campaigns, Clare has become an integral part of the team.

“On a personal note, Clare has been an excellent mentor and sounding board, always offering support on projects when workloads are high and deadlines tight. I have no hesitation in recommending Clare Bampton, as her positive and proactive nature enables her to easily adapt to all types of business.”

Kevin Edwards
Director
Midland Financial Solutions Ltd
Derby
May 2018

Chartered Financial Planners providing independent financial advice to individuals and businesses

“As a new business launched in 2009, we were keen to try and improve our visibility to potential new clients. We started working with Clare Bampton in 2011 when we asked her to help us with a PR/Marketing campaign to assist with this objective.

“During this time, Clare has helped us to gain significant media coverage by coming up with ideas for articles that have been successfully pitched to publications such as The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian and Sunday Express, in addition to exposure in industry specific and local media. Clare has also shown us how to build our own media contacts in this respect, who we can now pitch to directly. Clare has also helped us with ideas and content for our website, which is a valuable source of new enquiries for us.

“I have found Clare to be proactive, completely professional, honest and impartial and we really do value the services that she provides. There is no doubt that our business has benefited from her expertise.”

Tara Askham
Co-Founder & Director
Infused Learning
Nottinghamshire
May 2018
Not-for-Profit education and training provider supporting individuals and businesses across the UK

“Right from the onset Clare spent the time to get to know and really understand what we do. We had met with PR companies previously but they never really ‘got’ what we were about. Clare helped us put a plan together, prioritise, created opportunities for us we had never considered and in fact I would say she knows the business better than us now! Flexible, dedicated, hardworking and a pleasure to work with, Clare has enabled us to win awards and grow Infused Learning, without her this growth would not have been possible. Infused Learning would have no hesitations in recommending Clare to potential customers.”

Harriet English
Head of Engagement
Plunkett Foundation
Oxfordshire
May 2018
A 100+ year old national charity responsible for the development of more than 500 community co-operatives across the UK

“I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Clare to any organisation looking for specialist PR support. Clare has really taken the time to understand our charity, our values and the beneficiaries we support. This knowledge has enabled Clare to both respond to enquiries effectively on our behalf, but more importantly actively identify and secure new PR opportunities to promote our work and raise our profile. Clare has been particularly effective in developing our Reducing Rural Loneliness campaign on a national scale, and has sought to raise the profile of hidden loneliness and has helped us communicate the valuable role rural community businesses play in improving the health and well-being of everyone living and working in rural communities across the UK.”

Sharon Stevens-Cash
Marketing Director
Gravity Digital
Derbyshire
May 2018
Digital marketing specialists

“I am lucky enough to have worked with Clare for a number of years now and I have never been disappointed with the quality and efficiency of her work. Clare has so many great media contacts that she has built trusted relationships with – which is invaluable! She also works tirelessly to make sure that she delivers excellent work.”

Helen McCabe
Tech IOSH Director
Harrier UK Ltd
Derbyshire
May 2018
International health and safety experts delivering corporate and event health and safety support across the globe

“I was lucky to meet Clare Bampton, founder of Bampton Communications, at a networking event and immediately realised that she understood some of the finer points of our industry; Clare was professional and thorough at all times. Such was Clare’s attention to detail that she often leaves our MD questioning if he has been interviewed by her and has forgotten about it, when in reality she has drafted the copy independently of us, to be part of our media and marketing articles, materials and/or messages. Clare’s information is always correct and she captures the nature of our business perfectly. As a small business we were of the opinion that we would not be able to afford good quality PR and marketing support, we had tried many of the cheaper avenues and felt it was wasted money.  Clare provides excellent value for money at an affordable price and often goes over and above to ensure that we achieve the best outcomes for our marketing. Clare’s input into our business has been instrumental in raising awareness of the Harrier brand and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to others within the health and safety industry.”

Julian Hall
Founder of Calm People & co-founder of My Internal World & Calm Execs
Derbyshire
May 2018
Anger management, stress and emotional resilience experts to corporations and individuals

“Clare is an integral part of my virtual team providing me with essential support, expertise and great value for money. I have had the benefit of working with Clare and Bampton Communications since 2011. During that time Clare has secured interviews on BBC Radio stations, broadsheet publications and articles in national consumer magazines relevant to our work in emotional resilience. Clare has an ability to understand often complex issues involving people and their mental health and distil them into the message that is most impactful. For me, this means that she is an influential voice in helping me bridge a communications gap between journalists and HR Directors. Over time Clare and her colleagues have helped me influence, not only through proactively placed PR, but marketing strategy including combining headline strategy with practical marketing actions relating to website, social media, image and voice. This has undoubtedly contributed to my improved profile as a speaker around stress, conflict, resilience and anger management.”

Debbie Leafe, Managing Director, Mindfit
Derbyshire
May 2018
Mindfulness, yoga and coaching specialists offering retreats, workshops and corporate training

“I chose Bampton Communications because of its founder, Clare Bampton. Clare is refreshingly honest, dedicated and professional, with a strong work ethic. Clare has provided a range of marketing and PR services to my company over the last two years, including a cost effective programme of proactive and reactive media relations, which continues to provide us with a steady stream of coverage in the national media, as well as various copyrighting tasks, such as writing our new website. Clare took time to understand the business and really get to the heart of our operation. This approach, combined with her impressive range of contacts, creativity and responsiveness means that I have no hesitation in recommending Clare to others.”