Testimonials

Testimonials

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“A very good and proactive way to advertise a promotion. North East Hub help us spread the word about our Fitness concept!” 9th February 2016

Kern Fitness (personal trainers) based in Newcastle. We promoted their fitness packages and ran a competition.

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“Donna was very helpful and did a great job setting me up on Facebook. I will use your services again. Thanks Mark.” 5th February 2016

Mark from MB Sliding Wardrobes. We set up their facebook page and ran a promotional campaign to advertise their services.

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“NE Hub know what they are doing. They did a great job helping to promote Siren Films new website. Efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. We would definitely use them again.” 18th January 2016

Dee, Siren Films, we ran an online advertising campaign to promote their services, films and new website.

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“Built up interest in the exhibition very quickly across a wide range of profiles that might not have known about us”. 11th December 2015

Richard from art from the lens gallery, we ran an online advertising campaign to promote the launch of their new gallery in Tynemouth.

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“Donna is absolutely fantastic. The following she has built up means no matter what you’re trying to promote, there will always be an audience who are interested in what you have to offer. With coverage on Twitter, Facebook, newsletter as well her website, she has all the bases covered.” 12th October 2015

Music Artist ‘This is ABSORB‘, we ran an online advertising campaign to promote his new music video.

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“Donna has been professional, positive and very supportive throughout the process, and has been understanding of my lack of knowledge. Donna has completed all the enhancements that were discussed and more. I am delighted with the results and would highly recommend Donna to any potential business.” 30th September 2015

Gary from Access4lofts, we completed a Full SEO and enhancement project on Gary’s website.

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“Very thorough and in depth look at my website and a fantastic help with how my social media could be improved. Thank you Donna” 22nd September 2015

David Fairlamb Fitness, David had Marketing, SEO and social media one to one consultation with us.

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“I have used The North East HUB Twice to advertise both my own business and a MMA event. Both were very successful and I hope to try again in the future.” 7th September 2015

Glen Wheeler, we have promoted Glen’s business and a local event.

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“The service was efficient and simple to use. The Twitter package was fantastic and increased our engagement with other local businesses. Thanks Donna!” 11th July 2015

Alison Beveridge, Razzamataz, ran a social media campaign with us.

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“Quick turnaround, responsive with good results.” 4th June 2015

Carl Buckley, Urban River. we promoted a job vacancy for their company.

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“Great service, very helpful and  a fantastic way of reaching a large target audience.” 2nd June 2015

Lee Bellerby, NE Sporting Events, we promoted several of Lee’s sport events.

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“We needed an event full – and the result was achieved!” 18th May 2015

Sarah Spence, North East BIC, we promoted a business event for them.

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“Highly professional. Great service.” 1st May 2015

Tim Taylor, www.the-write-stuff.org, we promoted a sport event for Tim.

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“Very pleased with the coverage and the campaign itself.” 4th March 2015

Marie Winmill, KUKA Robotics UK Ltd, we ran a large campaign to advertise their open week.

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“Excellent job at a competitive price!” 10th February 2015

Simon Boyle, The Business Partnership, we made changes to and optimized Simon’s website.

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“Thank you for your efforts and kind attention to detail Donna. Much appreciated.” 8th January 2015

Charlie Kenny from the weekly business, sponsored a newsletter.

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“We are delighted with the result of working with The North East HUB whose professionalism and enthusiasm is refreshing and contributed to the success of our campaign.” 16th December 2014

Tony Gibbs, we ran a large campaign to promote an event with Stuart Brayson and King PIT musical. (Including Videos, Press and a large Social Media Campaign)

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“We received a total of 204 clicks through to our website and a considerable rise in our followers on twitter. Great work by Donna!.” 1st November 2014

John Spooner, Untoldadventures, ran an advertising campaign with us.

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“Many Thanks for the coverage of the Newcastle Photography Festival.” 27th October 2014

Paul Cordes, www.newphotofest.com, had an event promoted across our platforms.

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“Donna has provided a super service and we love collaborating with her for the benefit of our clients and Sparkle itself.” 24th September 2014

We are sparkle team, have various on-going advertising and services with us.

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“I met with Donna Petch from The North East HUB recently to discuss aspects of my social media accounts. The meeting was useful for a consultation regarding my website and social media networks. I would consider using the service again in the near future. Thanks for all your support.” 17th September 2014

Joanne of Cooling Towers Productions, had a one to one consultation on her website and social media.

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“Very pleased with The North East HUB promo services, which we used to highlight our Summit – we gained a lot of enquiries and bookings. Thanks Donna.” 29th August 2014

Nicola of The Holistic Business Coach, had an event promoted in our newsletter and social media.

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“Donna was extremely helpful and efficient when I approached her to advertise via The North East HUB. My twitter followers @TranscendYou increased which I was happy with! I would happily recommend The North East HUB to other businesses as a place to promote within the North East.” 31 July 2014

Tracey Tait, TranscendYou, had a business post promotion package.

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“Donna gave me some excellent tips and advice that I have been able to implement immediately. I thoroughly recommend the service.” 18th July 2014

Christine Spencer, Everything English Education Consultancy, had a consultation on her website and social media.

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“Knowledgeable, professional and patient!” 15th July 2014

Tony Schofield, webchemist and animal medicine chest, had a consultation on his websites and social media.

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“The North East HUB understands exactly what I want to achieve each time I use them and have really helped me establish the Tropic name in the North East.” 11th June 2014

Sally Tears, we promoted Sally’s tropic skincare range and job opportunites.

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“Thank you soo much for all your hard work for us, We’ll definitely be using The North East HUB again.” 20th May 2014

Melissa from http://linskill.org/, used our advertising packages to promoted their event.

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We gained more followers and retweets, thanks!” 5th March 2014

Karen from www.lake-renewable-energy.com, sponsored a newsletter.

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“Thanks for all the advertising, it was a great help raising awareness of our event.” 21st February 2014 Simon from hittraining.co.uk, used our Advertising Package.

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“Very prompt response from Donna on all business matters, showing total professionalism.” 10th February 2014

Newcastle Greyhound Stadium

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“Really helpful, friendly service, excellent value for money. Better than a conventional newspaper ad any day! Thanks Donna!”1st February 2014

Michelle from barbarella-activewear.com used our Advertising Package.

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“The response from the advertising has been great – in fact too good as I can’t cope with the demand!” 31st January 2014

Peter Darrant from Darrant Creative Solutions, uses our Monthly Advertising Package.

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“Fantastic service, the weekly package helped get our social media off the ground with regular tweets and Facebook posts – very highly recommended!” 10th January 2014

Robert Smith from Eatcetera Ltd, uses our Weekly Advertising package.

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“I love how The North East Hub truly represents and supports North East businesses. Great work, Donna.” 10th December 2013

Liz Cairns from InspireHolistic.

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“I find the service provided by Donna to be excellent value” 8th November 2013

Dennis of bridekirkfineart.co.uk. Took our an advertising package with us.

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“I was very pleased to win a day of advertising I gained more followers and it certainly helped get my name out there” 21st October 2013

Sara from www.ineedawalk.co.uk. Won a day of advertising with us.

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“Great Service!” 17th October 2013

Jon. Took out a advertising package for a few weeks.

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“Service was extremely efficient and Donna made the whole process very easy. As I was overseas only had my iPhone and twitter account, Donna basically did all the work and I was extremely grateful. The results of the services increased our exposure and within the moment the the newsletter and alerts began, we received followers and emails from individuals I believe can only have come from this. Thank you for the displayed effort and I look forward to future services!!” 30th September 2013

Dwayne Hill, Stephs Angels Quality Cleaning Services. Sponsored an advert in our newsletter.

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“Contacted Donna at short notice to assist with an event we were supporting – Excellent service, great value for money and without her commitment and efforts we would have had to cancel – will use again and recommend to others” 18th September 2013

Triage Central Ltd. Helped raise the profile and promote an event for them.

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“Thank you for the advert sponsor!! Excellent work and I look forward to a lasting affair!!!” 23rd August 2013 Angels Cleaning Services. Sponsored an advert in our newsletter.

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“Thanks to The North East HUB for all the support this week x” 20th August 2013

North East Gifts. Sponsored an advert in our newsletter.

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“Thanks to The North East HUB for a week of tweets and promotion” 17th August 2013

North East Sight Service. We helped to promote an event of theirs.

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“Thanks for all your support” 14th August 2013

New Chapter Learning. We helped to promote an event of theirs.

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“Loving the coverage of our Dinner thank you!” 8th August 2013 Thomas Russell Trust. We helped promoted their charity ball.

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“This is wonderful – so very professional – I am impressed!” 6th August 2013 Alma Devine from lit and phil, Newcastle. We helped promoted their charity dinner.

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“Thanks for all the twitter and Facebook mentions over the last week, I would highly recommend the advertising package,” 3rd August 2013

Navigate Northumberland. They sponsored our newsletter.

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“A huge thanks to The North East HUB for the great advice on social media 🙂 ” 26th July 2013

Zenith People. They had a social media consultation with us.

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“I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of tweets sent about our business in comparison to the price we paid. We have recently paid £500 to advertise with an online ski magazine. Their service was awful, they tweeted about us once and I had to pester them to do so again. By comparison, we paid the North East Hub £30 and received an excellent service and several tweets a day about our business. Highly recommended.” 14th July 2013.

Natalie Ray from www.winmyholidayhome.com, sponsored our newsletter for a week.

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“Donna recently ran a campaign for North East Art Collective, in Eldon Garden Shopping Centre and she was instrumental in raising awareness and footfall in the gallery. She, like us is a great supporter of the North East and we will definitely link up with her again to organise a Sunday event where we jointly sing the praises of all that the North East has to offer.” 13th July 2013

John G Thompson, Managing Director, North East Art Collective, took out our professional package.

Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative

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“Thanks for the promotion, its something that I definitely want to use and get involved with again!!” Evolution safety, sponsored a newsletter advert then took out a basic package. 5th july 2013

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“Thanks for all the coverage this week – much appreciated” 19th June 2013

Wendy Boston, nyrorganic. Took out an advert in our newsletter.

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“My twitter page looks amazing!”. 13th June 2013

Local artist George Hunter, we personalised and promoted his twitter page.

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“The promotion was excellent, in terms of response. We’ll certainly use it again. Overall, we’ve had and done positive business with The North East Hub.” 29th May 2013

Newcastle Greyhound Stadium. Took out an advert in our newsletter.

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“When you get to an age you rather not reveal, Facebook, Twitter and the likes are a little daunting. Donna has helped me understand how various systems work and when comparing to same period last year (during advertising) my takings were 67% up. Donna’s knowledge is so valuable on a vast amount of subjects. She is the modern day Yellow Pages. When looking for extra business I would recommend her to anyone she dots the i’s and crosses the t’s. Where the ideas may be good, Donna brings them to life in front of the GP (General Public) Wishing THE NORTH EAST HUB every success ion the future. I will be using your services in the future.” 20th April 2013

John Neal, Eye on health. Took out a social media package (setup/personalisation of a business facebook and twitter page plus promotion of them and his services)

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The North East HUB provided an excellent service, helping to identify the best ways to promote my product over a two week period and the agreed strategy was executed very professionally across the two major social networks as well as The North East Hub’s newsletter and online forums. I’d definitely recommend this company to friends/family/other businesses who are looking to run a campaign to promote their product or event. 16th April 2013

This is absorb (music artist), We promoted their new single “I’m Done” over a 2 week campaign.

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“Easy to use system, excellent finished product, no complaints whatsoever” 15th March 2013

David Hemming, GM Packaging (UK) Ltd. We promoted their press release.

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“Great service and very friendly to deal with. A great away of advertising your business across the internet / social media.” 11th March 2013

Chris Kirk, ckelitepersonaltraining.com. Promoted both Chris’s business and kids fitness camp.

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“The North East HUB is a great idea and Donna works very hard to promote local business.” February 26th 2013

Adam Kendrick, www.contrastimages.co.uk Winner of our North East Photo Competition.

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Thank you, your promotion has helped grow the number of followers I have and managed to pull in 2 big jobs! I will definitely be asking for your services again once I get these jobs under control! February 11th 2013

Mark Lillie, iTree Support. Had a week of promotional messages with us

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“Delighted to have sponsored a newsletter, great to see someone else promoting what we can offer. Would like to sponsor your newsletter frequently” January 18th 2013

Sarah Parkin, Kids Deserve The Best. Sponsored a newsletter.

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“Great affordable advertising in their newsletter & promo tweets too. Recommended & thanks for last week! Merry Xmas x” December 21st 2012 Tracey Swindale, Super Secretary. Sponsored an advert in our newsletter.

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“During the period of advertising I saw a great increase in our websites traffic…” December 10th 2012 John Neal, Eye on health. Sponsored a newsletter.

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“Thanks for your help recently. Your promotional tweets doubled the traffic to our site. Much appreciated :-)” November 8th 2012

Peter Brewis, Briary Franchising Ltd, We promoted their franchising and job opportunities.

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“Donna was very helpful throughout our promotional campaign for our fundraising ball. Very happy with the prompt service we received to get an advert in your newsletter and the additional twitter support that was provided. Thank you!” October 25th 2012

Hilton Worldwide. We promoted a Girls Up Town fundraising event.

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“Service was second to none, thank you” October 24th 2012 Helen Lewis, Hidden Heart Dating. We promoted her new website.

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“Donna helped us promote The Big Eco Show in the lead up to the event throughout August and September 2012. She offers great value for money, working hard to deliver the most effective social media campaigns for almost any business to business need. I would definitely engage Donna again” October 17th 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time Nicola AlexanderDaisy Green Magazine, We promoted The Big Eco Event.

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“Due to the huge success of The North East HUB, we have decided Yorkshire need something similar…If we can achieve even 10% of the success you’ve had we’ll be very happy people.” September 5th 2012

Yorkshire HUB is in the making.

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“Promotional Service was excellent and would use them again!” August 29th 2012 Tony Taylor of Teacee Limited, business development.  Placed an advert in our newsletter.

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“Thanks to The North East HUB for promoting our golf tournament so well!” August 21st 2012

Age Uk Northumberland, had a week of promotional messages with us.

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“Thank you for the great service, definitely does as described and I would not hesitate to recommend and indeed will be using your promotional services again in the future. As a self-employed Personal Trainer this gave me an affordable solution to reaching the people of the North East, thankyou and I will be in touch for more promotion soon.” August 13th 2012

Kelly Fitblitz, health and fitness business, had a week of promotional messages with us.

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“Absolutely outstanding service. We were seeing results after day one. We recommend on a very high level. We definitely recommend The North East HUB – A week of promotional tweets from them and lots of enquiries have been coming through!” August 4h 2012

Laura Turner, LKT Design (graphic & web design), had a week of promotional messages with us.

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“The support we have received from The North East HUB has been fantastic; I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you and would highly recommend their services” July 31st 2012

Teesside LGV Training Ltd, Transport training company, had social media promotion.

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“We’re writing the words for a new website – a brand new client who found us through The North East HUB – thank you!” July 25th 2012

Eric and FrankNorth East Copywriters, sponsored one of our Newsletters.

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“Have seen an increase in our clicks to book tickets since you started sending out messages for us!” July 17th 2012

Nicola Alexander, Daisy Green Magazine. We promoted The Big Eco Event.

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“Donna, I’d say you are the rising social media star in the North East of England. Thanks for your support for the region” July 9th 2012

Ruth Windon, Job search and career specialist.

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“The North East HUB done a top job of promoting our site this week!! Visit them & sign up for a promotional package! Well worth it!” July 6th 2012

Click Revolution, Online services. We promoted their new website launch for a week

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“Thanks to The North East HUB for their tweets! We sponsored their newsletter & had lots of new enquiries for free listings! Highly recommended!” June 30th 2012

Tia Wedding Directory. Sponsored our newsletter

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“We turned to the The North East Hub when we needed a quick, fuss free solution to a last minute marketing dilemma. The service provided was fast, professional and the tone was spot on. The results spoke for themselves – we had a fully booked event after a week of social media support…” June 25th, 2012

Victoria PageTyne & Wear Archives & Museums, we promoted one of their events.

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“We were recently featured in one of the weekly blogs. Since then we have seen our website views increase and more orders. Donna works really hard promoting the North East and for us keeping it in the North East is whats important. Thank you again for choosing to feature us and we’d be more than happy to work with The North East Hub again.” June 21, 2012

Pam Crerar, Baby stuff for hire, took part in a promotional blog

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“Great exposure to thousands of businesses in the region, winning new work and connecting with new partner businesses for new opportunities.” June 7th, 2012

Eric and Frank, North East Copywriters, sponsored one of our Newsletters.

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“We are a start-up business and one of the main challenges is getting people to know you are there. You can spend a fortune on a website, but it’s pointless if no-one knows it’s there, you can spend a fortune on PR people, but can they deliver? I went with the North East Hub to promote my business. When they got involved the number of followers on Twitter shot up and the number of visitors to my website reached figures I had never seen before. They offer the best value for money for the promotion of your business that you could hope for. Go with the North East Hub!” 21st May, 2012

Treat Yourself, new online business, took part in our Promotional Business Blog.

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“Donna and The North East Hub have been really supportive in helping to promote our gigs and raise our profile in the area. She is a quite inspirational in her energy and passion and the innovative ways in which she engages the public, we are extremely grateful to have her fighting our corner.” 4th May, 2012

Jason Isaacs, Swing Singer – we have helped promote Jason’s profile and gigs.

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“Donna is a very active member of our society with a real passion and drive to promote and support everything about the North East region. Recently Donna has used the internet, blogging and social networks to such good effect she has possibly managed more to promote and support local business, charities and organisations with nothing more than a computer (and £5 in a biscuit tin) than certain “Development Agencies” ever have with huge multiple million pound budgets. You need to stay in touch with her NE HUB project as it will bring benefits to your business, club or charity and if your in any sort of position to support this project you should do so. The NE HUB project is has the ideals and motivation of one honest and driven individual (Donna) and works well because of its honesty and single minded objective to support others. I appreciate the support Donna has given to Design Aid and my clients and I will continue to support Donna and her project both as an individual and as Design Aid and I strongly recommend you do the same. Bruce Allinson” April 19, 2012

Bruce AllinsonFounder, Design Aid.

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“Donna has established a fantastic web presence with the North East HUB. I write a regular business related blog post for the HUB and Donna does an amazing job promoting that. She’s always busy on all the social networks plugging local businesses and providing information for business people. Whenever I speak to people in my network and mention that I write for the HUB they always know exactly what I’m talking about so Donna’s promotional work is obviously working brilliantly!” April 16, 2012

Helen BowmanOwner, In the detail.

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“Donna has great interpersonal skills and controls the North East Hub effectively, growing it as a brand. I have found her pleasant to deal with and report to, as one of her blog authors.”April 16, 2012

Joanne OliverTSE Scientist, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency.

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“Donna was a complete and utter professional, whose work ethic enhanced my business and freed up a great deal of time.” April 6, 2012

Robert CairnsFOUNDER, PARTYBARUK.COM, promoted several of their events.

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“Donna has done a brilliant job in setting up The North East HUB. It’s very quickly got itself established in the region and is already making a difference to local businesses, which have used its services. For me it’s been great to get some of my writing published on what is becoming one of the best blogs in the North East. I feel very privileged to be part of the HUB!” April 3, 2012

Andrew OpenshawMarketing Analyst, Nigel Wright Consultancy.

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“Donna and the North East Hub are very supportive of local businesses. I have approached Donna on a few occasions to ask for help to promote my business via the Promotional Blog, Retweets on Twitter and Shout Outs and on all occasions she has responded quickly and done a great job. Very efficient and supportive.” April 1, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time

Tina Young, Barking Mad Ltd, promoted their services.

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“Donna has established an amazing presence on the Internet using the brand of “The North East Hub” very quickly and professionally. The Brand is exceptionally polished, attracting a wide range of followers to the various social media channels and blog. I am delighted that someone is promoting the North East in such a positive manner on the Internet. Well Done Donna. Please keep up the excellent work.” April 1, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

David HarringtonCabinet Member for Corporate Management and Finance at Stockton on Tees Borough Council, hired Donna more than once.

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“Donna is a fantastic social networker and promoter of all things North East. I have had the opportunity to work with Donna on some blogging for her site and she is a joy to work with, always helpful and informative. I would definitely recommend working with Donna, i’m sure she can help and support your business.” April 1, 2012

Gavin Forster PhotographyPhotographer, Gavin Forster Photography.

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“I was very pleased with the service I received from The North East Hub; they were great at getting my name out there on Twitter!” 16th March, 2012

Jan Kassell, TheThinkingRoom, Life coaching. Took part in our Promotional Business Blog.

Winners of our Free Promotion Day Competition:

“Hi thank you again for picking TinyTalk for a promotional day! I have gained quite a few new contacts and hopefully spread the word about how enjoyable TinyTalk baby signing classes are. Thank you again to the northeast HUB :-)”

Helen Newberry – Tiny Talk (Newcastle and North Tyneside).

1 comment

  1. Pam Crerar

    We were recently featured in one of the weekly blogs. Since then we have seen our website views increase and more orders. Donna works really hard promoting the North East and for us keeping it in the North East is whats important. Thank you again for choosing to feature us and we’d be more than happy to work with The North East Hub again.

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