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"Joanne is a first class marketing consultant who has had a positive impact on our business. Since engaging the services of Bridges Communications to support our marketing activities, we have increased our visibility in our industry and have been given a voice through appropriate channels to support our causes. She is an excellent communicator, extremely professional and personable. I am impressed by the way she has taken the time to understand our business and got to know the people, and I can honestly say it is a real pleasure to work with Joanne and Bridges Communications."

Jamie Barrett, Managing Director, Evolution5

"Joanne is a passionate and dedicated PR professional who takes the time to understand both client needs and best industry practices in order maximise the success of each PR campaign. It's great to collaborate with a consultancy which understands the sector so well but is still open to exploring new ideas. I have no hesitation in recommending Joanne and Bridges Communications to anyone looking for a PR consultancy."

Fiona Pryce, Marketing Manager, Portakabin

“Bridges Communications has an in-depth understanding of our industry and the needs of our market sectors. They are able to provide us with informed, practical solutions that are realistic, well thought-out and reflect the culture and values of the Technal brand. We also appreciate how they keep up-to-date with new trends and developments both in media and marketing techniques, and in the industry as a whole.”

Christine Simms, Marketing Manager, Sapa Building Systems

"Build Offsite has worked with Joanne Bridges for more than 10 years. She has an impressive talent for innovative, informed and effective marketing to deliver real value to her clients."

"Throughout our time working together, Joanne has gone out of her way to get under the skin of her clients' projects in order to be able to really understand and promote the technical achievements and to make use of the opportunities enabled by Build Offsite's knowledge transfer activities as a core element of commercial marketing and long-term client engagement."

"Joanne's unstinting efforts to work to present her clients' achievements and to support their business strategies have been invaluable to us in sharing these achievements widely across the UK construction industry and to deliver mutual benefits. She has been an absolute delight to work with."

Ian Pannell, Director, Build Offsite

"Many thanks to you for your determination to keep Portakabin centre stage. This award was a proud moment and testament to the efforts of our employees over many years."

Derek Carter, Chief Executive, Portakabin

"I had worked with Joanne and Bridges Communications for many years at Yorkon and Portakabin and I found her to be an extremely competent public relations consultant. When I took over as Managing Director at Foremans, PR had not been used by the company. Because I wanted to raise the profile I asked Joanne to help in that task. Her knowledge of the press and media enabled me to achieve that. She is highly respected by members of the press for her professionalism and reliability particularly in meeting deadlines and providing copy that can be used with minimal if any amendment. I have no hesitation in recommending her."

David Johnson, Managing Director Yorkon Ltd / Managing Director, Foremans Relocatable Building Systems

"Foremans Relocatable Building Systems have had a strong and successful relationship with Bridges Communications for a number of years. PR was one of our businesses major enquiry generation tools and Joanne and her team were successful in raising our profile through the strategic promotion of our services with excellent written and image presentation. In addition, Joanne was always prepared to be an integral part of the team planning the business marketing strategy. She was happy to give valued advice on a number of areas outside her official remit."

"Joanne and her team have played a significantly important part in improving our market position in the last few years."

Mike Williams, Managing Director, Foremans Relocatable Building Systems

"In my time working with Joanne she has shown real passion in helping to change the perceptions of what offsite construction can offer clients. Joanne's in depth knowledge of the offsite sector and the construction market in general has been built up over many years and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a PR and marketing agency."

Martin Irvine, Business Manager, Yorkon/Portakabin

"It has been a real pleasure working with you and your team - you have brought some real energy and impact to the Portakabin side of the business."

David Shaw, Marketing Director, Portakabin Group

"You are the best PR consultant I have ever met. I love your sense of fun - you really get the job done in a fair and friendly way."

Chris Langley, Commercial Manager, Yorkon

"I worked with Joanne and the team at Bridges Communications during my time at the Portakabin Group. Joanne is a highly skilled PR practitioner with great skills in core PR as well as other areas such as speech writing and case studies. Joanne has an in-depth knowledge of construction in general and modular construction in particular and is very proactive in identifying and developing PR opportunities as part of a wider, strategic marketing strategy.

She is particularly adept at the planning, management and execution of PR programmes for large construction projects so that all opportunities for positive exposure in key online and offline media are taken and that messaging is carefully managed. I have no hesitation in recommending Joanne to anyone looking for a PR and marketing agency"

Nigel Fitzhenry, Marketing Manager, Portakabin

"Joanne has an impressive talent for original and effective marketing which deliver real value to both her clients and Build Offsite as promoters of the industry. Throughout our time working together Joanne has gone out of her way to convey the importance and technical innovations within each project and works tirelessly to showcase her client's achievements. I can attest to the fact she is absolutely proactive and I can always rely on her to give me the fastest and highest quality response."

Networking and Communications Manager, Build Offsite

"Joanne was a pleasure to work with and was able to improve the profile of our business through her knowledge of our requirements even with ever present budgetary constraints. She is a creative professional able to deliver results and I'm happy to recommend her."

Graham Clarke, Sales Manager, Foremans Relocatable Building Systems

"Joanne is an expert in her field whose passion and sheer determination to deliver the very best results for Bridges Communications' clients is commendable. I do hope our paths cross again in the future."

Emma Phillips, Marketing Officer, Portakabin

"The publicity material you prepared certainly has successfully penetrated the construction trade literature!  Your client must be delighted. It was a pleasure collaborating with you - we will certainly be in touch in the future."

Associate, Bond Bryan Architects

"We are part of a great news story today. Well done. Great site and great shots too."

Communications Manager, Tesco

"Thank you for all the work that you did to make sure we were so well briefed and prepared for our media interviews."

Steve Newell, General Manager, Portakabin

"Joanne is an expert in her field whose passion and sheer determination to deliver the very best results for Bridges Communications' clients is commendable. I do hope our paths cross again in the future."

Giles Ranyell, Senior Marketing Officer, Portakabin Group

"Thanks to you and the team for your help and support with the Prime Minister's visit today. You were invaluable. Portakabin are very lucky to have you!"

Kurt Calder, Corporate Relations Manager, Shepherd Group

"Thank you for all your help with getting Schindler onto the front cover of the magazine. Seeing it in print brings the whole thing to life!"

Richard Clarke, Sales and Marketing Director, Schindler

"It has been pleasure to work with such a hardworking, reliable and friendly set of people!"

Ian Turpin, Marketing Assistant, Technal

"Thank you for the work you and your team have done in getting our message out - it is refreshing to work with you."

Nick Griffin, Deputy General Manager, Portakabin Hire Division

"This press release really does show us in a positive light. Rarely have we got this level of coverage."

Mike Fedin, Regional Manager, Portakabin

"We prefer to use Bridges Communications' photography services - their skill, expertise and customer care has served us exceptionally well for many years. They know Technal and always goes that extra mile to get the shots - and I have no worries that they are 'Technal's photographer'. When on site, their professionalism is great for our image!"

Christine Simms, Marketing Manager, Technal

"Well done to you and your team! Last month we took 15 sales enquiries from press releases. I am certain that the leads are down to your excellent PR work for Foremans."

Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator, Foremans Relocatable Building Systems

"The award is brilliant news! Well done with the submission and for making the deadline which I know was tight."

Edward Ward, Production Manager, Portakabin