Jo enters into tasks with a steely determination to win. Her attention to detail enabled us to produce a clear and concise PQQ that scored top for quality and enabled us to beat some of the larger competitors in our industry to join a framework agreement. This enabled TRD to subsequently‘win’ £9m of run off contracts. Our business is now in a different league and we can now bid for significantly bigger contracts.
Meeting Jo has brought a new dynamic to our business. She is not afraid of hard work, long hours or imminent deadlines. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending her services.
Melvyn Cross, Total Reclaims Demolition Ltd.
We wanted to raise our profile regionally, nationally and within the demolition industry. Whilst we had previously applied for awards, we had been unsuccessful. We asked Jo if she would write a nomination for us.
After interviewing our nominee and producing two award nominations, we were shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year Award in the East Midlands 2016 and we won the National Federation Demolition Contractors - Demolition Operative of the Year Award 2016, including a trophy and a £1,000 prize money for our nominee, Aaron Evans.
We were absolutely delighted with the outcome and our increased profile. Now we have had a taste of success, we definitely want more and will be using Jo’s services again.
Stella Wright, Total Reclaims Demolition Ltd
We wanted to improve the quality of life for our local residents and asked Jo if she could work with us, and our beneficiaries, to design a project that would make a real difference to the quality of life in our area.
Jo’s knowledge enabled us to develop an evaluation of our existing services, consult our beneficiaries and develop a well thought out stage I application to the Big Lottery Reaching Communities programme that we titled ‘Our-Place’. We were immediately invited to submit a stage II application and we were successful in securing £428,271 over five years.
Once the funding was secure, Jo took a leading role in the recruitment of staff to deliver the various elements of the project, ensuring that they fully understood what was expected and had the skills and experience that was required.
As a relatively small charity, this project has made a huge difference to our services at a time when funding is quite scarce. We can’t thank Jo enough for all that she has done.
Mr P Ballard, Chairman, Revive Healthy Living
Stepping Stones to Success – Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund Stage I and II Bid and formative evaluation.
Total funding secured £449,297
I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for all the work that you have undertaken on our behalf to secure the Lottery funding for our Charity. We are really thrilledas this will help us to take our Charity to the next level. I don’t believe this would have been possible without your input and help so I wanted to say a massive thank you.
K Gray, BAC.
I was between jobs and wanted my CV to look as good as possible. However, I’ve never been very good at describing my strengths or achievements. Jo did a full review of my CV, discussed my career aspirations with me and re-wrote my CV to reflect the type of role that I was seeking.
After sending my CV to recruiters, I was invited for four interviews in the space of two weeks and secured a management position with a recruitment agency. I have encouraged all my friends and family to use her services.
I was engaged in a lengthy legal battle with some former business partners and asked Jo for her opinion on my position. Jo audited my paperwork and identified the pros and cons of my position, produced a report for my Solicitor that was concise and saved me both time and money. She also attended numerous meetings with me in Portugal to present my case and develop a way forward. Her knowledge of corporate governance and ability to see things clearly was invaluable.
I had never met nor knew of Jo before appointing her and did so by personal recommendation.