Testimonials
LAST UPDATED 10th November 2016

“Hopwood’s knowledge of the media and their absolute professionalism contributed to the success of our consultation event.” – Rosie Fraser, Prince’s Regeneration Trust 

“I have used hopwood for PR support since 2010. The firm stands out from the myriad other agencies as it takes the time to understand its clients’ needs. In doing so, hopwood is able to provide insightful propositions and facilitate the optimal use of digital, print and broadcast media.” – Chris Wood, CEO, construction training specialists DTL

“A first rate PR agency, full of ideas and enthusiasm.” – John Long, Development Director, Blueprint Regeneration

“Hopwood PR delivered a social media training session for us that not only gave us practical examples and tools but also made us focus on what we wanted to say, and how to plan.” – Susan Hallsworth, Business Development Manager, maber architects

“We have worked with Hopwood on a couple of major regeneration projects in the East Midlands where they have been in charge of comprehensive public consultation. Their remit included the design and production of leaflets, banners and displays on the exhibition as well as liaising with local councillors, stakeholders and interest groups. Their local knowledge was very useful and ensured an inclusive distribution in the relevant neighbourhoods. Hopwood staff explained the projects in person to interested members of the public and recorded feedback in summary reports. These were helpful to both the planning authorities when determining applications and the design team when progressing the schemes. We enjoyed working with Hopwood and found they quickly understood the key issues of the sites. Hopwood presented our designs and our clients’ ambitions in an open and approachable way, suited to the character of the individual neighbourhoods.” – Nils Feldmann, Design Director, Marchini Curran Associates, architects 

“This is a development that attracted really intense public interest, and we relied on hopwood to manage all aspects of the public consultation, including liaising with the local authority and our heritage advisers, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. The hopwood team managed the event really well, from the first planning meeting to collating and reporting on the results. They achieved really positive media coverage around the event, and we were delighted by the public’s response to the whole process, including the display materials, literature and website that hopwood created for us.” – Simon Noonan-Cocks, Development Manager, Gladedale Special Projects, sustainable developers

“Hopwood PR were friendly and professional and completely committed to our campaign. We saw a real increase in audiences to our gallery and the campaign received significant press and media interest, including radio and TV. We would happily work with them again.” – Lucy Stevens, Marketing Officer, Attenborough Arts Centre

“Duncan Hopwood and his team successfully delivered a series of branding and values workshops for us with groups of staff, residents and board members. Their engaging style and creativity was welcomed by all participants and helped us to get the best from these sessions. It was a pleasure working with them.” – Pritti Allen, Communications Manager, EMH Group, housing association

“Hopwood were a pleasure to work with – and quickly became an extension of our team. Not only were they entirely trustworthy and capable, they were there when we needed them and shared our passion for the work we did and how we could communicate it to others.” – Nick Carter, Chairman, Prospect Leicestershire, inward investment local government consortium

“I was CEO of the Leicester Regeneration Company, where for several years Hopwood were our marketing and PR consultants. Their strength is an ability to get totally in tune with the client’s working environment and thought processes, to propose original and useful suggestions based on those perceptions, and to carry them out with verve and efficiency.” – John Nicholls, former CEO, Leicester Regeneration Company 

“Working for Business Link across the East Midlands, hopwood public relations has generated massive media coverage. Working closely with our advisers and marketing team, hopwood has consistently delivered start ups, high growth firms and established companies to our events and business support services.” – Neil Farish, Marketing Manager, Business Link East Midlands 

“Duncan Hopwood and his team consistently provided a first class service without any visible sign of panic or distress, however tight the deadline.” – Rod Turner, West Midlands Chairman, Business for Sterling and the no campaign 

“The 25 case studies Hopwood PR has produced for us have been of a very high quality. Our relationship has run very smoothly, due in large part to their ability to run with a project independently and with minimum input.” – Suzannah Hutton, UKTI

“We are very happy with the levels of service provided by Hopwood PR. We have seen a definite increase in our company profile, in particular through their innovative use of social media and press releases.” – Ed Grigg, Head of Key Accounts, Incorporatewear

“We appointed Hopwood PR to help us refresh our communications. They quickly understood our business, and have been both professional and creative in their work with us. One of their many strengths is social media and we are already reaping the benefits of their work for us in this area. We are immensely impressed with the relationship, the standard of their work, and the care that they are taking with our communications.” – Linda Painter, The Schoolwear Association

Hopwood PR has provided us with outstanding service over a number of years, helping us to communicate effectively internally with our membership, to engage with our stakeholders and to reach the public. They have excellent copywriting skills, and can handle a wide variety of projects – including information leaflets and brochures, posters and training materials. They provide excellent advice and are able to understand the complex and sensitive issues related to our work, including the recent major changes in NHS service commissioning. I have no hesitation in recommending them.- Jenny Girling, Chief Executive, Local Medical Committee

“A great team to work with.” – Nick Townsend, Chair of Trustees, Self Unlimited, learning disabilities charity