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Client Recommendations

Below are some comments on the services provided by AHPR from some of our clients.

Bang & Olufsen

I opened Bang & Olufsen of Brighton & Hove in January 2011 and since then we have succeeded to be one of the most successful independent showrooms in the UK. Collecting the award for UK & Ireland last year for Dealership of the Year was the proof.

I put a large amount of this success down to the PR Ambrose has carried out for me. After meeting Ambrose for the first time a few months after we opened our doors I was very cautious after many companies wanting to do work for me. How would I decide?

After much thought, I asked Ambrose to look after a large element of the PR for this showroom for the Sussex area. This involved magazine advertisement, Radio, client events and a lot more. Ambrose went a lot further in making sure our brand was out there and spreading the word about the new showroom opening.

With the wealth of experience and contacts he has to hand I would highly recommend Ambrose to anyone as he will certainly research your business requirements and maximize the potential in all areas.

I will soon be expanding my business into the Chichester area and I will most certainly be asking Ambrose to assist me with the launch and PR moving forward.

Mike Sparkes - Dealer Principal

 

Buxted Park Hotel

Buxted Park Hotel enlisted the services of ‘Ambrose Harcourt PR’ over a period of a year in order to raise the profile of the hotel in the local community and in wider press appealing to our overseas market. 

I always found Ambrose to be very helpful, committed and had a strategic approach to driving business for our Calendar of Events and Wedding markets.

Over the year Ambrose and his team secured competition and editorial space for the hotel which highlighted our services. I always found the team were quick to turn opportunities around and very supportive with our aims.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the work of Ambrose Harcourt PR.

 

Jonathan Owen, General Manager

 

 

Hotel Seattle Brighton

We used AHPR for a 6 month period and we found Ambrose to be very supportive and open. 

With a wealth of local knowledge and contacts Ambrose helped direct not only the business but also on a personal level, he helped direct myself with networking and establishing good links. 

Ambrose likes to keep regular face to face meetings and offers a more personable touch than some others in the industry.  

 It was a pleasure to work with AHPR.

Nathan Ruthven - General Manager

 

The Big Lemon

Ambrose Harcourt has offered us a truly personal service, spending time to fully understand our needs and making our campaign a priority when it needed to be.  He has an infectious enthusiasm for his work and a good relationship with the media which enables him to get results and ensure campaigns reach the biggest possible audience.

 

Tom Druitt, Managing Director

 

Brighton Implant Clinic

AHPR have been excellent to work with, Ambrose is always keen to help me promoting our business and his knowledge of PR is second to none. I would highly recommend AHPR to any business wanting excellent PR services

Dr Bruno Silva, Principal of Brighton Implant Clinic

 

Brewin Dolphin Brighton

As one of the largest private client investment managers in the UK, Brewin Dolphin has experienced PR and marketing teams, primarily located in our London Head Office. Despite this considerable resource the Brighton office understood the value of local PR and quickly saw the benefits of employing the services of AHPR to help them raise their profile in Sussex and on the South Coast.

Ambrose has been very flexible and gone out of his way to fully understand our requirements and worked well with both the Brighton office and London PR team. As a result the Brighton office has been successful in raising its profile in Sussex, building new relationships with local private clients, intermediaries, businesses and charities; In addition to attracting significant new business.

Whether small or large, companies that have operations in Sussex could benefit from a discussion with the friendly Ambrose and AHPR team. We warmly recommend his services and look forward to a rewarding relationship with AHPR.

 

David Pegler - Divisional Director

 

Woodland Premier Dry Cleaners, Fishers Menswear & Cactus, Brighton

In business it is important to work with like minded profesionals that you trust; who are honest and thoughtful. Ultimately, a firm that has the contacts and is able to generate results in a reasonable timeframe. I look no further than Ambrose Harcourt PR.

Jason Palmer

 

Here Restaurant

Just a note of thanks to you, all at AHPR and the owners of Here for a fantastic evening last Thursday. Gerald and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the hospitality was, quite frankly, generous and overwhelming! Delicious food and lots of lovely bubbly. We will definitely be visiting again and will mention the new menu etc to lots of people.

Please pass out thanks to all concerned for an excellent night out.

Best wishes

Tina

 

Somerset House

Dear Ambrose,

We have received some fantastic feedback from Monday night and you can certainly add lots of new members to your fan club. Thank you for making the evening go so well, its really appreciated.

Please let me have some dates for the new year so that we can start to look at the opportunities for working together in the future.

Best wishes

Paul Catlow - Director of Estates

 

The Focus Group

We decided to use AHPR for a strategic campaign lasting 5 months. The initial meetings helped to put together a proposed schedule and this was then followed up by a review meeting every month. AHPR achieved publicity for us in a number of publications both in local media and industry press. Thank you for your efforts.

Chris Goodman, Director of The Focus Group.

 

Foxy's Roast & Grill

AHPR have worked with us since the beginning of 2009 and we have found them to be very effective with extensive contacts across all media, print, radio and television.

They are doing a great job for us, have made a big difference to the awareness of our business and we are very happy.

Graham Beswick

 

Monk Marketing

We furst employed the services of Ambrose Harcourt PR a few months ago. We have been very impressed with the friendly way that he has involved himself with each of our business developments and new contracts. He has gone out of his way to use his own contacts to push our business and has I know sometimes worked late into the night. We appreciate him now as being an important member of our team

Nick Beck, Director, Monk Marketing

 

Keyhole Security

I introduced myself and my company to you just a little over one month ago at a Business Breakfast organised by Juice at My Hotel. I listened to your story that morning and I knew instantly that I could work with you, but more than that I thought you would understand my story and want to help reward the loyalty my staff had already shown to me in working for nothing for two months without any pay.

One month later you have introduced me to a great new Web designer and I have customers calling me to offer their support after reading this same story in the Argus business page. Your expertise and professionalism are worth more than I can pay you at the moment but I know with your help we will both succeed as what you do represents real value for money.

All of us at Keyhole Security consider you as one of our team and we are looking forward to a very long business relationship with you. So "thank you" and I look forward the future which you have helped to make brighter for so many of us.

Jason McCreanney, CEO, Keyhole Security

 

Touch Local

AHPR recently organised some PR for my company where we received fantastic exposure, which subsequently led to an uplift in enquiries and sales leads.
From start to finish, AHPR took complete control, ensuring that as the client I could relax, enjoy the day, and wait for the subsequent uplift in enquiries. Thank you AHPR - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to other businesses looking to effectively promote their brand/company.

Kris Lea, Touch Local

 

Shoreham Smile Studio

We at Shoreham Smile Studio are very happy with the PR services that Ambrose Harcourt and his team have provided for us during the time we have been dealing with him. He has numerous contacts locally and nationally in the media industries, which is an absolute must! He is very enthusiastic in his approach to the task in hand and we would thoroughly recommend his services. As far as we're concerned you can't go wrong by using Ambrose's PR services.

Dr F. Javad

 

Satachi Trade Exchange

Satachi has received many benefits from employing Ambrose Harcourt PR, we have had an excellent full page review in The Argus helping to bring awareness to how our business works and can benefit businesses in the community followed up with many other articles in various press. Ambrose Harcourt PR has very good relationship with many media companies in Brighton allowing us to gain exposure that we wouldn't have been able to achieve without them. I would recommend Ambrose and his team to any business looking to utilize local press to promote their business.

Scott Kennedy, Satachi Trade Exchange Ltd

 

Gavinrainbow.com

I have known Ambrose both professionally and in a personal capacity for a number of years and have always found to be conscientious and competent. In his role as a public relations consultant, his enthusiasm and competency have ensured that my company is publicised in a positive and effective manner.

Gavin Rainbow, IT Consultant and Proprietor, Gavin Rainbow Ltd

 

Singing Hills Golf Club

I was very pleased with the efficiency and professionalism offered by Ambrose and his team at AHPR. Their hard work and dedication at promoting a number of events, specifically the Christmas Party Nights and our New Years' Eve party was a resounding success. Thank you!

Nick Hughes, General Manager, Singing Hills Golf Club

 

Eyecandi

Thank you for a fantastic evening, it was a really good 40th birthday party and an excellent way to launch my company

Janice Van de Burgh

 

Ballamys SAAB

We have used the services of Ambrose Harcourt PR and found them able to offer a comprehensive service that was both cost effective and efficient. In addition, we would thoroughly recommend them for their ability to keep us informed as to the best media concepts currently available.

Steven R Hunt - Managing Director

 

Brighton Bears

Ambrose Harcourt PR have worked with the Bears on various projects within the club and have maximised sponsorship income and the clubs' public image through Sussex. We have been impressed with their professionalism, and are looking forward to working with them again. Many excellent new sponsors have come on board due to their awareness, and the Bears have adopted several new publicity ideas initiated by Ambrose Harcourt PR.

Christian Hamilton – Director

 

Phil Tufnell (former England cricketer and television personality)

I have known Ambrose Harcourt from Ambrose Harcourt PR for many years and had the oppotunity to work with him on various projects. I am delighted to be able to support the work of him and his very professional team at AHPR.

 

Chris Ellison (Actor, The Sweeney, The Bill, Eastenders)

Hi everyone, my name is Chris Ellison and I am writing this to tell you about my good friend Ambrose Harcourt. I have known Ambrose for several years and as well as admiring his respected talent as a broadcaster, I have also been involved with him on the PR side of things at which he excels with his own successful PR company. "LEAVE IT UP TO AMBROSE" is my motto!! And I have no hesitation in recommending you should do the same!

 

Mike Holland (Proprietor The British Engineerium and Stanmer House)

I have been dealing with AHPR and the principal Ambrose Harcourt. In all my dealings with them I have found them to be a highly helpful and reputable company that get results. I have been genuinely impressed at the smooth running of all events I have witnessed them organise. I wish them every success in the future.

www.mike-holland.com

 

Gary Peters (Managing Director of BrightonandHoveJobs.com)

I have known Ambrose for several years and find him completely infectious, endearing and professional. I listened to him on air throughout my childhood and this continues to be the case as I approach 'middle age'. Clearly he is doing something very right to remain in this industry so long.

 

Stephanie Smith (Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at Chestnut Tree House and St. Barnabas Hospice)

Highly professional, calm, diplomatic and fun to work with - Ambrose moves in mysterious but expert ways to deliver PR and results for his clients. AHPR always manage to give and achieve that little bit more than we expected.

 

Poul Wedel

We want to let you know that we were absolutely delighted with Tim he made a perfect evening for us all, great guy and please pass on our thanks to him one more time

Poul Wedel

 

 

Entertainment / Wedding Testimonials

 

To Ambrose Harcourt: "We could not have chosen anyone better to have provided the entertainment for our wedding reception. Not only did you keep the music flowing and give us the most wonderful evening we could have asked for but you also socialised with all our guests and everyone told us afterwards how without you there the evening would not have been the same so thank you very very much to you and your team. It was a pleasure to have you host our evening, the wonderful man who we have all listened to on the radio from teenagers hoping one day to find love and have you play a song for us. Thank you so much."

 

Ria Binney, Wedding Reception at Bali Brasserie, July 2012

 

"Dearest Ambrose, Thank you so much for making our special day so much fun!"

 

Duncan & Kimberley Wilks – Wedding at Lancing College


"Craig and myself wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to Ambrose and his colleague for helping to make our Wedding so fabulous. We had the best day ever and I seriously could not get off the dance floor - not even to stumble to the Bar!! Ambrose was so friendly and charming, a real hit. THANK YOU all so much"

 

Nicola Lee Henfield, Sussex


"On behalf of Newark House School, we just want to say a big thank you for providing Jim Bernardin whose Steel Band sound was absolutely perfect for our fun day. We will definitely be asking for your help again in the future, he was fantastic"

Stephanie Hook, Organizer, Newark House School , Burgess hill


"The Leavers Prom Night was really made special by Roger Messenger. He helped to make all the leavers enjoy the night and he even joined in himself. It was really lovely, we will definitely want to use Roger again. Thank you so much"

Stephanie Hook, Organizer, Newark House School , Burgess hill .


"I just had to call and say thank you so much for Saturday night. The duo were fantastic, everyone remarked at how professional they were and they looked great too. They had really made the effort to fit in with the guests and played everyone's favourite, they were just so willing to please - really lovely.  My husband loved his party and I will definitely call you again. "

Sue Willis, Nr. Hailsham , Sussex.


"Just a little note to say a BIG thank you or organising the steel pan lady for our garden party - my husband's 40th, last Saturday, It was really chilled, and everyone said how different it was and enjoyed it.

I will definitely contact you again - for our Christmas party - or maybe when we get round to having our company's 'launch' party in a couple of months time. "

Vicky Cripps


Our wedding was absolutely magical and we had a thoroughly wonderful day!! Magdalene was absolutely brilliant - all of our guests were amazed at her voice and several guests asked us where we got her from - so hopefully she may get some bookings in the future. She really was fantastic and made our wedding ceremony very romantic and we certainly would not hesitate in recommending her.
Regards and best wishes

Nicole and Mark Austin

 

I would just like to say that it would be impossible for me to thank you all enough for your time and help. The support and enthusiasm has been invaluable. A particular mention for Ambrose and Bob. What a fantastic disco. All requests seemed to be played instantly and I have never had so much fun. We enjoyed every minute of it and even when I thought I couldn't take another step I was dragged back on to the dance floor for another run of our "favourite" songs!! What a wonderful, wonderful day.

Mrs Shelley Toovey

 

 

 

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