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Dave Smith
Chief Executive
Stepping Stone Projects

Having worked with Hough Bellis at a previous employer, as soon as I became Chief Executive at a medium sized supported housing and homeless charity, that wanted to grow and diversify, I knew who to call. Whilst we had ambition for growth, we had no plans or marketing and communications strategy to deliver and frankly we didn’t really do it. For me to open up the potential of our fantastic organisation and colleagues to reach new markets, commissioners and partners I needed a cost effective and realisable plan within limited resources.

Hough Bellis, knowing the kind of organisation we are, developed us a bespoke marketing and communication strategy, which allows us to keep our uniqueness, deeply embedded values, family spirit and caring attitude whilst effectively raising our profile in delivering the right messages, in the right way, to the right people, at the right time. They are now helping us to deliver this strategy to fulfill our purpose and mission and to realise our ambitions.

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Sally Battye
Assistant Director
of Marketing
and Communications

I have worked with the Hough Bellis team from the start.  They are known and trusted throughout the Marketing and Communications Team as well as the senior leadership team.  I rely on the team at Hough Bellis to help us convey proactive messages positively as well as maximise opportunities and of course provide sound advice in reactive situations.

Their common-sense, flexible approach is hard to find. They work hard to understand what we want to achieve and then deliver it. True partnership working at its best. And above all else they are great people to work with. I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else.”

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Lucy Goldsmith
Corporate Communications
Weaver Vale Housing Trust

We have a great working relationship with Hough Bellis. They provide a friendly, reliable and highly professional service which spans a wide variety of skills, from PR planning & crisis management to strategic development and communication planning.

The team are always happy to help us and give expert views which are invaluable to us. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them as a go to agency.

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Louise Burgess
Network Manager

Hough Bellis have been helping us run our Housing Management Network for the past 18 months or so, using their wealth of contacts within the social housing sector to provide relevant content for our members, as well as plan and deliver events for us.

Bobbie and his team are a pleasure to work with, and are always available on the end of the phone whenever we need them. They go above and beyond to make sure we’re happy.

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Hannah Rogers
Director of Membership
and Communications
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Hough Bellis were recommended to us by an existing client and we’ve been working with them for a number of years now. We initially started working with Pam and Bobbie to help support us through a period of change for the charity, but have carried on working with them beyond this as they proved an invaluable addition to our comms team and strategy.

Since working with Hough Bellis our PR and profile has increased hugely. As a very small team with a tight budget we regularly receive comments from other organisations that we seem to be ‘punching above our weight’ from this point of view. They have supported in a range of situations, including both proactive and reactive PR. Pam feels like one of the team and always finds the right balance of supporting us with our aims, but also pushing us forward and teasing out new stories about our work and organic growing advice.

There’s absolutely no way we would be able to reach the audience we can without the help of the Hough Bellis team, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.