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kind words

A more humble agency may well exclude a page such as this.
However, as a small, bustling business it seemed only right
to reassure you that irrespective of the size of budget
made available, we'll spend it wisely, enthusiastically & strategically.

Made for Drink: 'We are at the early stages of our journey and to have found somebody like Ian who has been so generous with his time, expertise, effort and honest opinions has been invaluable. Thank you!'

Daniel Featherstone Founder Made for Drink

Great British Biscotti Company: 'Purple Pilchard has been a fantastic partner for Great British Biscotti Co helping us shape the persona and image for our new brand. We've had superb feedback from our clients and consumers. complimenting us on how brilliant and refreshing the work Ian did for us is.' We briefed Ian to take us away from the "grey suit" brigade and to give us a style/image that was fun and original as well as in keeping with our brand. I cannot recommend Ian enough to anyone thinking of using Purple Pilchard. It's fun, edgy and most importantly Ian listens to what we want and delivers exceptional work!'

Paul Rostand: Owner Great British Biscotti Co

COLDPRESS : 'Has worked with Ian, Purple Pilchard since 2012 and he has been an invaluable member of our team. It is hard to come by in marketing but Ian is a true all-rounder. Not only is he an excellent writer and skilful on the creative front, he is accomplished PR and trade marketing resource as well as being an excellent marketing practitioner and invaluable strategic marketing resource. Brimming with energy and enthusiasm for brands he is passionate about, Ian isn't afraid to call it how it is! Ian is a trusted member of our team that we know we can always rely on to get the job done on time, on budget and on strategy.'

Andrew Gibb Owner Coldpress Juices

DARLING SPUDS: 'We love the fact that Ian has his own opinions and is forthright with them. He's full of ideas and bucket loads of enthusiasm and has been a pleasure to work with.'

Judy Willis: Co-founder of Darling Spuds, Darling Kernels & Salty Dog

BECKLEBERRY'S: 'Since we began working with Ian he has been instrumental in guiding our direction and retail strategy as we look to refresh our identity whilst staying true to our core family values. His work with our new branding has been very well received by potential and existing customers alike and we look forward to working together in 2017 as Beckleberry's pushes to become a household name. Ian's a person you can believe in, which is not something I've been able to say about marketers before!'

Peter Craig Co-founder/Sales Director

COTSWOLD RAW: 'As a new entrant into the pet sector we needed to make sure our first approach to the pet press was interesting and engaging. Ian took onboard everything that Cotswold RAW is about and put together a really captivating positioning and tone of voice. Now Ian is helping us with our awards (won Pet Quip 2016), exhibition and crowdfunding strategies.'

Chris Brierley co-founder

ROD & BENS:'Marks 9/10 (we don't give 10's). Thanks a lot, we knew you'd get us.'

Roddy Hall: Founder Rod & Ben's organic soups & pasta sauces

YAZOO: 'I would advise any brand, large or small to take a little time out to speak to Ian, it's always time well spent!'

Michael Lawrence: Sales Director Friesland Campina

'OLOVES: 'Each time I receive an e-mail with new written text by Ian I feel excited as I know how good it will be and what it will do for our brands.'

Matt: Co-founder Oloves/Dip In

EUROBRANDS: (Nature's Path UK /Fleury Michon & Bonne Maman) 'For any smaller offering to succeed in FMCG it needs to be overflowing with passion and zeal, as well as creatively conveying its unique message. The only person I've met who really understands and meets the challenge is Ian.'

Simon: Country Manager EUROBRANDS

THE HANDMADE CAKE COMPANY: 'Ian helped us with our brand identity and more practical pieces (packaging & PR). He has plenty of views and insights but it feels like a joint effort, with him providing external freshness but never taking over.'

Parry Hughes: MD The Handmade Cake Co

PIRACY PR: 'Ian's a great marketer - instinctive and creative, yet structured and measured in his approach. He understands exactly what makes brands tick and always manages to get to grips with what they *really* need across both sales and marketing strategies. He was a fantastic partner on Cockspur rum, Ben & Jerry's, Nature's Path and most recently Coldpress - working and collaborating together to create some great work. Ian's a drop of colour in a sea of all-too-often grey marketers.'

Martin Ballantine: Founder Piracy PR

SHAKEN UDDER: 'We were crazy busy when Ian took on our project and it was great to have someone who put his whole heart into it from day.1. It's also great dealing with a straight talker.'

Jodie Howie: Co-founder Shaken Udder

GU: 'Highly conceptual & creative soul who's helped us with key projects. Tonnes of energy, I'd have no hesitation recommending.'

James Averdieck: Founder

DAVIES LESLIE SMITH: 'We've worked with Ian over a number of years and know that he is hugely enthusiastic, articulate and informed about the world of marketing, and what works and doesn't work within it. He is also a dab hand at copy writing, infusing everything he writes with bags of personality and charm. He's been a great asset and ally to us and we can't recommend him highly enough.'

Tim Leslie-Smith: Design Director

ICON BOOKS: 'Ian's creativity, motivation and enthusiasm is well known to us at Wizard Books. He is a versatile thinker who has demonstrated real drive and commitment to the projects set, managing to squeeze the most out of a tight budget, I have been amazed by the results, both in breadth and impact. I have no hesitation recommending Ian; he clearly loves the work he does.'

Andrew Furlow: Sales & Marketing Director

NUTRIMENT: 'I have worked with Ian for a number of years and his ideas are consistently fresh and exciting. He's able to get a handle of what's required and this means he's confident in pitching new approaches which really make the message 'pop'. Ian's genuinely interested in any business he supports and his enthusiasm for the products he promotes comes across in everything he does. I do believe he has made a significant contribution to the success of our company.'

Suzanne Brock: Owner Nutriment

GOVETT & STONE: 'Would recommend in a heartbeat!'

Elinor Govett: Co-founder Govett & Stone

LITTLE KICKERS: 'Working with Ian has energized us!'

Christine Stanschus: Co-founder Little Kickers

6 PHYSIO: We were looking for someone who could write regular and engaging news articles for our website in a simple, instantly gettable, put you at ease, classy tone of voice. We call it "Matt Speak". After several torturous efforts with others we gave Ian a whirl. He got it bang on first time and we haven't looked back...

Roo Crowfoot: Co-founder 6 Physio

CHOCCA MOCCA: 'We may not always agree 1st time, but Ian is thought-provoking and the final outcome is always fresh & challenging.'

Barry Tilley: MD Chocca Mocca

ISLAND BAKERY BISCUITS: 'I was worried we'd lose some of our identity using someone else's words but actually Ian does a great job reflecting and enhancing a brand with his prose, rather than smothering it.'

Joe Reade: Founder Island Bakery Organics

BEN & JERRY'S: 'I've worked with many great marketers in my career and Ian stands in the 1st rank.'

Bram Kleppner: Head of International Marketing- Ben & Jerry's

BELFLAIR CHOCOLATES: 'With English not being my 1st language I needed someone I could trust to take the trouble to understand our brand. Ian's work is always punchy and memorable and never old-fashioned.'

Mervi Mayeert: Co-founder

SACLA UK: 'His energy & enthusiasm know no bounds!'

Claire Blampied: MD Sacla UK

THE LITTLE EXPERIENCE TOY CO: 'Purple Pilchard's creative copy became the icing on the cake that brought out the real essence of our brand. They took my garbled brief and delivered great copy on time and on budget with creative ideas of their own thrown in for good measure.'

Tai Broadhurst: Founder

MAKE US A BREW: 'After the initial launch of our teas we were inundated with PR companies large and small. We were already doing OK so I ignored most of them but Ian's approach was completely unique, straight to the point and made me want to meet him. After an illuminating chat I decided I had found someone who could really get us noticed in the media whilst at the same time throwing in some invaluable nuggets of marketing wisdom. And he got us some great results instantly.'

Elyse - Marketing Director Make Us A Brew