Client Reviews

Growth Strategy and Digital Transformation – Director SWDN

“It depends on what you’re looking for, but if that’s someone who listens, understands, and commands the brief, someone who will see it all the way through and guide you along the path of your convictions, someone to learn from, who will provide support and someone who will go the extra mile, you’ve come to the right place. I cannot recommend David’s exceptional services highly enough.”

Consultancy, Digital Content –Kathryn Hirst Partner at Hansells

“I have worked with David for a number of years now and I find him to be a real inspiration. He provides a very high level of service and is always willing to share his ideas and guide me in the right direction. I’m extremely grateful for his help and support.”

Interim and Management Consultancy – CEO – One Year No Beer

“David was an exceptional addition to the team, he brought a much-needed calming influence and helped establish many operational controls and procedures. He has a great attention to detail and strong leadership skills. I’ve learnt a lot from David, and I think in return I gave him a few more grey hairs.”

Interim and Management Consultancy – Director – Enyware

“I had the pleasure of working with David to launch and penetrate the marketplace with a new software solution.  David’s meticulous, passionate, and encompassed ways of working coupled with his extensive experience in the digital space were the perfect combination to initiate the growing success of the platform.  I worked very closely with David and not only from a professional experience point of view but also from his kind, compassionate and caring ‘team player’ nature, I would not hesitate to recommend him to any organisation wanting to make a genuine difference.”

Consultancy Strategic Planning – Sean McDonough Managing Partner, Mogers Drewett Solicitors

“I have worked with David for a number of years and have found his insight and support invaluable. He offers a fresh perspective on the sectors that he works in and is full of ideas, which he is always happy to share. He is a good guy and steers well clear of the one size fits all approach.”

Mentoring and Public SpeakingJoe GloverFounder The Marketing Meetup

“In many ways I’ve got David to thank for my marketing career.

It was at a talk he generously delivered to my university that sparked the moment of inspiration that set me on my course to starting to work in marketing, and later starting The Marketing Meetup.

Since that day I’ve always looked up to David as a model of someone I hope to emulate, both in terms of professional achievement, but also in manner. Calm, direct, generous and personable: David is a top chap and I’m grateful our paths crossed.”

Interim Assignment – Business Relocation, Grant Funding, Customer Service, e-Commerce – Director Compilation Ltd

David helped us immensely in identifying the key areas of our business and helping us to put together a structure that would allow us to grow at a manageable rate. David’s knowledge of marketing and experience of working with SME’s was second to none and we look forward to working with him again in the future.

Consultancy – Professional Services  – John Moses, Managing Director Longmere Consultants

“I was introduced to David via Growth Accelerator. David fully immerses himself into learning about the business he is dealing with to ensure he can provide a bespoke service. David has provided a detailed analytic report into our company with a full road map on how to take our growth plans to the next stage. I would have no hesitation in recommending i2i Business solutions and know David would bring the same support to those who instruct him.”

Consultancy – Legal Sector  John Hall LLB, Managing Partner – Tilly Bailey Irvine Solicitors

“I am the Managing Partner of one of the North East’s largest law firms and have dealt with i2i Business Solutions for several years. They have assisted me in marketing the firm generally and the individual departments within the firm. In addition they have helped produce brochures and leaflets for the firm and have recently completed a project involving the re-design of the firm’s website.”

“I have always been impressed by David Laud’s professional approach and his eagerness to assist the firm. He has come up with a number of innovative approaches to marketing and is always on the lookout for alternative ways to increase the profile of the firm. His invaluable assistance has undoubtedly contributed to the success of the firm.”

Consultancy – Digital Sector  Dan Brady Managing Director at Consilience Media

“David brings clear thinking, great entrepreneurial advice and is a pleasure to work with. Helped develop my business brain!”

Consultancy – Financial Services  – Director – Chartered Financial Planner at Eldon Financial Planning Limited

“David’s brief was to increase our business profile and to suggest how we might engage with potential new clients locally. His multi strand strategy will enable us to take action at our own pace, yet set timescales and benchmarks so that we don’t rest on our laurels. We are very happy to endorse David’s service.”

PR Consultancy – Manufacturing  – Marketing Manager, Analox 

“Emma has worked for Analox as our PR contact for a number of years.  Results speak for themselves, we now appear regularly in both local press as well as in niche trade press. The number of business awards that we have either won or achieved runner up status in has also increased too.

Emma is always proactive in the work that she carries out, ensuring that all work is created and issued in a very timely manner. Amazingly, she can also juggle the work load that Analox gives to her and ensures that each PR activity is closed out.

Due to the nature of Analox’s work, Emma always ensures she is up to speed with the technologies that we work with and the markets that we operate within.  She is extremely personable, very professional and always meets deadlines.

I really cannot speak high enough of Emma or her services – I would recommend her to anyone!”

Digital  Simon Crisp Director, Edward Robertson Limited

“David is rare chap in the world of Marketing and Consultancy – he actually gets it!
A strong commercial sense and a self starter that can see projects through to completion. Plus an excellent understanding of Internet based marketing that some people present as Voodoo but David has an uncanny knack of de-mystifying and delivering on.  I would strongly recommend David to you.”

Public Speaking – Membership Organisation Client Review – Diane Earles Regional Director of The Chartered Institute of Marketing

“David is a true ambassador for professional marketing and has presented as a Chartered Marketer on our behalf a number of times with great feedback.”

Professional Service Review – Alan J Hall Business Consultant

“I have known David for over 20 years in his work with firms in the region. David is an experienced, high energy individual with sound knowledge & good practical application of marketing.
It is important to be able to work well with key players in any organisation & David brings something-else to the table as someone good to work with as well as his intelligence & professionalism.”

Legal Sector  – Business Development Director at Harvey Ingram Shakespeares

“David has a great reputation for  innovative marketing thinking backed by an ability to get things done.”

Training Company – Client review Craig Smith Owner and Lead Consultant at Flint Consulting

“I worked with David when he employed me to plan and facilitate a team day. I found David an astute and precise thinker who was able to give me a very clear brief linked to relevant and well thought out objectives. David aligned his team gently but with clear guidance to ensure we had 24 delegates ready to contribute to the meeting. I hope to work with David again soon.”

Education Sector Client Review – Roger Plantier Interim Marketing Director and Marketing Consultant in Education, Financial and Legal Services

“Having known David for over 12 years now I’ve found his insightful, analytical approach to solving complex business problems very beneficial. David brings a practical, results orientated approach to providing business advice which results in increased business and profits – and he combines this with a relaxed, friendly personality!”

Event Management Client Review – Sarah Thackray Events and Conference Specialist

“David has contracted my support on several events he has planned over the past year. David has a real drive and determination to deliver something unique that will truly engage the audience and that makes working alongside him a real pleasure. And David’s forward thinking, creative approach to event marketing and collateral really adds to the overall impact of the events.”

 Consultancy – Macnaughton McGregor Ltd Audrey Macnaughton

“David has the optimum blend of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for what he does. He is often “ahead of the game” in technology and ideas and working with him always gives you inspiration to take your business forward.”

Alan Holmes Director at The Cycle Hub

“David is a talented and progressive CEO with particular strengths in marketing and business development. He is an effective operator in one of the most challenging sectors: professional services.”

Melissa Roberts Owner, Kaleidoscope Training & Coaching Ltd

“I have known David since 2008 in his capacity as Chief Executive of Samuel Phillips Law Firm. It is a pleasure to work with David, who is always extremely professional and keen to be an active advocate for the training and development of staff. I am constantly impressed with David’s energy and enthusiasm for exploring innovative ideas and new approaches to marketing and business development for the firm.”







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