...here's what some of our clients say about working with The Business Narrative.
Sasha is the rare mix of creative and commercial brilliance. Her decades in the events business makes her a completely safe pair of hands. Sasha immerses herself in markets and sectors, unfailingly putting together event strategies and programmes packed with inspiring and informative speakers. She knows every detail of what constitutes a successful event, protecting both your brand and your profits.
—Susanna Kempe, Group Marketing Partner, Brunswick, former CEO, EMAP, WGSN and WTG Events
The feedback from contacts and clients was fantastic. Our partners are finding it easier to go out and talk to new clients now we have a clear message, and working with Sasha gave us lots of additional insight and expertise into how to grow our business. It was a real pleasure working with Sasha, who somehow managed to unite seven partners in a law firm to achieve a clear and workable strategy to move the business forward. Her professionalism and drive to help us achieve what we needed, whilst always retaining a smile, was a breath of fresh air.
—Richard Denton - Managing Partner, OGR Stock Denton
Words do not do justice to the success of last night's event. Your thoughtful and creative insight, together with superb organisational and negotiating skills, yet again, created the most wonderful event that perfectly represented what we as a business are all about.
We have had so many 'thank you' emails from clients and prospects, but none more apt than the following - with the names removed for confidentiality. Suffice to say, however, that this is from a Partner of a major city law firm and encapsulates how the event portrayed us.
"Your generosity last night was so appreciated by everybody who attended. Thank you for hosting. I spoke to so many I knew and many more who I had never met. You have loyal clients who really value your professionalism.
The exhibition was mind-blowing and I am rather reeling from the visual experience!
No more talk about doing something together - now is the time for action. I am emailing xxxx (another Partner) today and we will make a proper plan. I really feel as if we share business values which must enhance our respective working worlds."
Sasha, well done and thank you.
—Director, Wealth Management Firm
I do a great deal of speaking at commercial and public events; it makes a huge difference if it is professionally organised. It needs a light touch, so you don't get driven crazy by unnecessary requests, but it also vital you aren't left dangling, unclear about what you are supposed to be doing. Sasha gets that balance just right. She really knows what she is doing, so you feel safe in her hands.
—Daniel Finkelstein OBE, Associate Editor, Columnist, The Times
As Publisher of the Media Guardian I asked Sasha to help us extend the brand into commercial events, and was delighted with her strategic vision, commercial ideas and understanding of complex media companies.
The market mapping and strategy she presented guided us in ensuring that both our first and subsequent events were a commercial success and supported our brand values. I'm delighted to recommend Sasha, and fully intend to work with her again.
—Melanie Welsh, Executive Planning Director, Havas Helia, former Publisher, Media Guardian
Sasha's brief from me was an all encompassing one: to work through all aspects of how to develop my new business from identifying potential customers, to pricing and marketing strategy. We covered an enormous amount of ground and while I was flagging by the end Sasha was still fizzing with energy and enthusiasm.
She has a great ability to cut through to the heart of an issue, is incredibly knowledgeable and is full of ideas including one, for a new entry level product, which I think could be quite transformational for my business. On top of which she is great fun to work with. Quite simply brilliant.
—Stephen Bevan, Director, Media Foresight
If you organise a two day conference, you can really use some support for the evening event. Especially when you are not located in the country where the event is taking place. Sasha not only provided that, she managed to get us our number one choice of event location and organised a top notch event with an unforgettable experience for our guests. We felt perfectly taken care of at every stage of the organisation and at the event itself. We will definitely work with you again Sasha, and can recommend you wholeheartedly!
—International Event Manager, technology company
There is no doubt that Sasha’s input has given and continues to give tremendous value to Cumberland Place. This ‘value add’ can be seen not only in a tangible way in terms of profitability but also in terms of our image and credibility in the marketplace. Sasha delivers for us with creativity, drive and enthusiasm and ensures all priorities are achieved within timescales and budgets agreed. I highly recommend Sasha to you.
—Tony Moss - Partner, Cumberland Place Financial Management
Sasha and the Business Narrative team have enabled our brand and marketing to take on a professional edge. We benefited not just from the creativity and external view the team brought to bear, but also Sasha’s strong understanding of what is needed to deliver a custom-designed project like this for the unusual niche business that we are. As a result, we have a new logo, website, brochure and marketing materials delivered on time and budget. Delighted!
—Alex Marcuson - Director, Marcuson Consulting
Sasha was a pleasure to work with – she curated an excellent, newsworthy event, and as a speaker and moderator I was fully prepared on the background and positions of all my panelists, and guided on the research so that I knew exactly what questions to ask. Like a lot of busy journalists, I’m not always the easiest person to reach, and Sasha communicated sensitively so that I was fully briefed without feeling hassled. A real pro.
—Sathnam Sanghera, Columnist, The Times
I have both spoken at and attended a number of Sasha’s events. She consistently manages to raise the bar in every way, not only in terms of the speakers and subjects covered, but also the flair and attention to detail that makes an event stick in your memory long after others have faded. For me, she is an immediate mark of quality that makes me pay special attention to anything she is involved with.
—Ed Bartlett - Founder, The Future Tense
The Business Narrative supported Dragon Investment Strategies in bringing its business proposition to market, helping to develop the strategy, proposition, event strategy, brand messaging and imagery, communicated through our new website and marketing materials. I found Sasha’s support, insight and guidance during the start-up period invaluable, and would happily recommend The Business Narrative to others seeking guidance, strategy and serious marketing brains at the outset of a business.
—Andrew Moss - Founder, Dragon Investment Strategies
Sasha and The Business Narrative made a significant difference to our business at a crucial stage. Her strategic insight and planning helped us refocus the agency, and her marketing and business development skills all meant that we had a trusted advisor at a critical time.
—Mike Flynn - CEO, Fast Web Media
Many thanks for the excellent Summer Party, I’m only sorry that I had to leave so early. I would really have enjoyed having more time to talk to the very interesting people you assembled, and thoroughly enjoyed the short time I had. Please congratulate whoever it is who has the imagination and flair to find such interesting venues and organises the party with every detail thought through and executed.
—Client party guest
The annual summit is the ODI primary showcase event, attracting government ministers, business leaders, civil society groups and potential funders. Therefore, it’s essential that the summit is planned and delivered in the most professional manner.
I have been totally impressed with The Business Narrative in their management of this important event. We have very specific requirements relating to branding, messaging, right down to the format of the event. Sasha and her team have thoroughly immersed themselves in our culture and now think and speak on behalf of the ODI, becoming an extension of my team.
This is our most ambitious and most successful summit ever, generating a profit for the first time and with the highest number of speakers and panellists. A large part of the credit for this success goes to Sasha and The Business Narrative.
—David Beardmore, Commercial Director, Open Data Institute
Sasha's work during our start-up phase helped us think about our organisation's provision of CPD training and events. This was a vital step in our business planning and enabled us to see the wood for the trees.
—Professor Andrew Le Sueur - director of studies, Institute of Law, Jersey
What a wonderful party you hosted last night! The setting was magnificent and it was such a treat to have the tour. The guides were immensely knowledgeable, and I definitely learned things about Westminster Abbey I never knew before. The food and drink were delicious, and we really enjoyed having the opportunity to visit with you, your team and many lovely guests. Many thanks for your kind hospitality.
—Client party guest
Sasha, what can I say. A superb evening in such a great setting. Attention to detail perfect as always. Food wonderful. Atmosphere very special. Well done you and thank you.
—Director, Wealth Management Firm
Sasha and her team were incredibly impressive, delivering a high quality, impactful event that exceeded my expectations!
—Managing Director, Corporate Client