What our clients are saying
From the first phone call I had from Annie I felt that I was going to get the support and the expertise me and my business needed. Nothing has been too much trouble for the specialists team to do for me and I am so grateful for the personal and friendly approach. I felt like I was working with a friend who I had known for years with the ability to put you at ease. I can tell that Annie and her team enjoy what they do and indeed it is more than a job. Thank you again for doing an excellent job, I will be recommending you to everyone I know. God Bless.
Jane Edwards - Director Reconciliation Training www.reconciliationtraining.com
The Specialists were recommended
to us by a neighbouring Teaching School Alliance and we are delighted with the
website that has been created for us. As clients, we wanted to have a lot
of input into the look and feel of the website design and Annie, being the
highly experienced professional that she is, was extremely accommodating with
our numerous queries and tweaks offering recommendations as we went along as to
what would work and what wouldn’t. We have no hesitation at all in
recommending Annie and The Specialists and consider them to be ‘outstanding’
both in their creativity and customer service. A special thanks also to
Brian for delivering the CMS training and for his patience beyond the call of
duty when it comes to uploading documents. Thanks all!
Jo Pearson – Teaching School Co-ordinator, Ebor Teaching Schools Alliancewww.ebor-tsa.org
"As Partnership Operational Director I have found The Specialists
work to be exemplary. They have designed a website and communication system
that meets our needs and have provided the specialist advice we require. This
has led to a responsive and interactive faciltity which is key to moving the
partnership forwards. I have no hesitation in recommending them."
Helen Griffin, Operational Director
Bradford Partnership www.bradfordpartnership.com
"Recently Mental Health Support needs to bring an aging website up to the very best contemporary standards including ease of access for people with disabilities.
The Specialists in Communications Ltd based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire were quick to respond to Mental Health Support’s need and specifications and were truly enabling in every respect to achieve the outcome that was required. The Director, Annie Backhouse-Cook and her experienced staff proved to be adaptable, efficient and kept all their promises on timelines for delivery and content. The website is now live www.4mhs.org and is receiving very positive responses. It has extended the reach of this org at a time that is needed to a significant extent. The Company has a variety of contractual arrangements which are competitively priced."
Malcolm Ashman, Manager
Mental Health Support in Hambleton & Richmondshire
"Annie was recommended to us as a website designer for a new education consortium. She came with glowing accolades from an existing client - and they were spot on. Annie always puts the client first, listens to their needs and gives them the solution - not the problem. She is incredibly creative, but immensely pragmatic too. Her attention to detail is tremendous and she absolutely delivers within timescales and on budget. Nothing is too much trouble. It’s been a real pleasure to work with Annie and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. She’s a true professional with great integrity and immensely talented." (www.redkitealliance.co.uk )
Carol Arthur, Northern Lights
"Having worked with various members of the team at the Specialists - I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. At Corin we have worked with them now on a number of different projects - from brochures, presentations and exhibition stand design, to a full re-branding project and the design of a new corporate website. Annie is fantastic at understanding and interpreting a brief - delivering results which not just meet, but exceed expectations. The team are all incredibly friendly, highly professional, very skilled in their jobs and turn work around extremely quickly. Whenever I give Annie a call, I know I can have every confidence that they will deliver results of an exceptional standard and at a very competitive price, and I certainly hope to continue to work with them in the future." (www.coringroup.com)
Wendy Thomas, Marketing Manager, Corin Group plc
"We asked the The Specialists to design and build a new company website as were impressed with other work they had been producing. As an education consultancy, we needed our site to appeal to differing audiences across the education sector. The Specialists took the brief and produced a great website which has received nothing but positive feedback from staff, and more importantly clients, on its ease of use and its clean and professional design. We have since commissioned a number of school recruitment websites from The Specialists."
"The Specialists have designed our new staff website and new public website and we would like to thank them for their hard work, ideas and enthusiasm in delivering two excellent sites which are user friendly, simple to manage and have been well received by staff."
Sarah Mitchell, Corporate Communications team, NHS Yorkshire and the Humber (www.yorksandhumber.nhs.uk)
"We would like to thank The Specialists for all their hard work on our staff website. Not only have they delivered an excellent site but have continually offered their help and expertise in order to make it an effective communications tool. They have managed to capture our vision and create a user friendly site that has been well received by staff. We have since asked The Specialists to redesign our public website."
Olivia Bucknall, Corporate Communications team, NHS Yorkshire and the Humber
"The Specialists produces a wide range of marketing collateral for Yarm School, including the annual magazine which is one of the most important publications we produce. Annie works closely with the school to produce eye-catching designs that reflect the school’s image. Their quick and friendly response makes producing outstanding marketing collateral stress-free."
Lynsey Hannah, Marketing and Communications Manager, Yarm School
"We have worked with The Specialists since they were formed and have found them to offer a breadth and quality of service that we have valued highly. Most of all we have been impressed by their speed of response to our projects – which often come along with very little notice and requiring turnaround against extremely tight deadlines. Their customer care has been outstanding. We will continue to use them."
Director of Navigate Group (Education consultancy www.navigategroup.co.uk
"The Specialists really proved their worth when it came to designing our website. They listened carefully and delivered exactly what we asked for and made the whole process so easy for us. I would not hesitate to recommend them both for their work, client relations and making what seemed like an arduous task quite pleasant!" (www.greatermanchesterhepc.com)
Jeanette Livings, Communications Manager, Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy
"The Specialists have recently helped me to put together a website for my people management consultancy business (www.2Bpeople.com ). I worked closely with Annie on the design of the website and was very impressed with her ability to take a basic concept and bring it to life. The levels of customer service from the Specialists team have been incredibly high and it has been a pleasure working with them."
Rob Cooper, Director of 2B People Consultancy
"Having worked with The Specialists in a previous incarnation, I had no doubts about using their services again as an independent and private design company. They always work within the brief and often surpass it - offering added value and attractive results. Having recently moved to new pastures myself, I was keen to show my industry how designing marketing communication should be done - so I gave Annie a call."
Sophia Headland, Head of Marketing for Campbell Hooper
"Professional, intuitive, efficient with high attention to detail are all words I would use to describe Annie from The Specialists. I required a website for my long established practice, which was professional and reflected our beliefs and principals. Annie quickly put me at my ease and took onboard my specific requirements. I realised after our first meeting that I could entrust my website design to her. Annie and The Specialists have produced a website that is modern, creative and easy to navigate. I would thoroughly recommend Annie and The Specialists to anyone who requires a similar service." (www.coverdales.co.uk)
Michael Jowett, Owner, Coverdales Opticians
Dear Annie, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help with redesigning our website. This is the first project we have worked on together and I have found you to be incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and a truly lovely person to work with. Going forward I am sure the projects we are looking at together will have the same outcome! Should you wish to refer anyone to me to confirm my opinion I would have no hesitation in giving you a glowing reference. (www.holmedesign.com)
Mel Armsby Owner Holme Design, Bedale
"Annie is a professional and highly talented web designer. She adds her own unique and creative flair to jumbled up room of ideas and comes up with something quite special. Her work ethic is outstanding and her sense of humour is matched only by her sense of urgency when the time frames are verging on the impossible. Annie comes with a 5 star recommendation from me and we will using her service again in the New Year to complete another new website for a second company within of our group." (www.slsyork.co.uk www.pint.co.uk )
Terry Lambert SLS York
"Annie and her team offer great expertise and are really helpful and friendly to deal with. If you’re looking for some no nonsense web expertise that’s great value look no further." (www.leedscommunityhealthcare.co.uk )
Gillian Neild NHS Leeds Community Healthcare
"I recommend Annie without hesitation. She is a joy to work with and always produces great results. She is enthusiastic about the work she does and genuinely cares about the business of her clients. Annie develops our marketing presence. She has the ability to translate our initial thinking into creative concepts. She always adds value to our thinking and makes it her priority to understand our business and the key issues we are facing. Annie is very personable and works well with colleagues."
Jo Fish MD Navigate
"I commissioned Annie at The Specialists to design from scratch an attractive and interactive website for a NHS project I was working on. The Specialists fully met the brief and I was extremely happy with the end result and follow up work. Both Annie and her colleagues were very helpful and a pleasure to deal with and I have no problem in recommending her and her company."
Jeanette Livings GMHepC Manchester
"Any project, large or small, will be in safe hands with Annie. Her incredible attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile are qualities often promised but seldom delivered. If you’re going to do something, you want to do it well - Annie will make it happen for you."
Tim Moat, Picture Power
"Annie is a joy to work with. Whilst she is professional and demanding in the standards she sets and an imaginative and creative problem-solver, the abiding impression is of someone who is great fun to work with and has tremendous joie de vivre."
Mike Galloway Ltd
"Annie is extremely talented and a great team player. She has developed some amazing creative work, both online and for brochures and documents to market Navigate’s services. She has also designed some very striking websites for our clients, which are always very well received by clients and the market. Often Annie works from a limited brief, but researches her work so well that she is able to develop excellent designs. Annie is a great person to have in your team, she is extremely talented and I would recommend her wholeheartedly!"
Natalie Douglass, recruitment consultant
"Annie is unique in her ability to combine creative flair, and getting the job done! She is flexible, and with great ease can provide a solution to meet any need whether it be a large piece of creative work, or a last minute tight turnaround job. She is insightful and friendly and a complete pleasure to work with."
Joanne Pinkney, Tribal Group
"Now that the LARS site has gone live – I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work, commitment and not to mention, patience…..We’ve had lots of really positive feedback – everyone here seems really pleased with it, so many thanks for helping this to happen. The site will be really important for Corin going forward, so many thanks for helping us to deliver such a professional-looking marketing tool. It’s been a pleasure working with you – as always!" (www.larsligaments.com)