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Here are some of the previous clients of Douglas Brown PR and what they have said about the training provided;


Surrey Community Action - A day workshop on web design and management delivered to nine delegates from a number of local organisations including The Surrey Gypsy Traveller Forum, SAVI, OWDCA, Elmbridge Mencap and Bletchingley Skills Centre. The average score given by delegates was 9.75/10 both for the trainer's knowledge and presentation of the subject and the course as a whole."10+++", "Excellent trainer, careful explainations, well paced"


Staffordshire University Law school - A bespoke workshop for staff from the Law School around working with the media. Described as "enthusiastic / very competent. A very good workshop."


Nottingham Trent University - Douglas is contracted to deliver a series of sessions for academics on working with the media. Feedback incldes; "Very helpful, Thank you" "10/10 -very wellpresented and knowledgeable" "10/10 Really engaging and useful" "very knowledgable and great presentational style. Nice to hear real life examples."


Tendring CVS - This day long web design and management workshop was delivered to representatives from 5 local organisations in the Clacton area. Comments received included; "Very enjoyable and extremely informative", It was very helpful", "very interesting and informative".


NHS Derby City - A half day PR and communications workshop for the Communication and Engagement team - "Thanks again for the session – it went down very well and was just what we needed."


Reading Voluntary Action - Making Sponsorships Work - This half day workshop proved so popular it was over subscribed by a factor of 50%, with 18 delegates from a range of organisations attending to see what sponsorship entails as a possible funding stream. Comments received were "Very informative . Easy to understand", "Very useful course content - I will apply the learning not just when I look for sponsorship", another delegate emailed after the workshop to say "I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with the course that you ran yesterday. As the sole employee for my particular project fundraising can seem quite overwhelming when you are trying to do it on top of all of your other work. Your course has inspired me and renewed my enthusiasm. Thanks again."


Worcester University - Two bespoke half day workshops on working with the media for academics from its Institute of Health and Society -  "Highly recommended, non-threatening and engaging environment - excellent!" "10/10. Very engaging, knowledgeable and informative".


Reading Voluntary Action - A half day workshop on Presentation skills and public speaking- feedback on Douglas included  "He's been really good to listen to. Funny and engaging " , "10/10 very knowledgeable" and "10/10 expert" Very relevant", "Very Helpful".


Surrey Community Action - A full day long workshop on web design and management delivered. Groups taking part in the workshop included included Surrey Youth Focus, Home-Start Surrey Heath, Action for Carers, Surrey Clubs for Young People and the Mitre Players. Comments included" A very good day" , "Excellent course" , "The course was a resounding success and we will book you again.


Worcester University - A bespoke workshop on working with the media for academics from its Institute of Health and Society -  "Just to let you know the media training session was excellent. Indeed one of the best “in-house” workshops I have ever done here."


Community First East Hampshire - A full day long workshop on web design and management delivered at Alton College. Groups representated included Midhurst Camera Club, Create Training, Alton Concert Orchestra, Stoneham Supported Lodgings, The Diocese of Guildford and The British Horse society and Clanfield Joggers. Eight of the eleven delegates scored the workshop overall as 10 out of 10 with the remainder marking it 8 or 9 out of 10. Comments included" Very good , clear and comprehensive delivery of information." " Excellent - great sense of achievement in such a short space of time", "This was one of the best courses I have attended. It far exceeded my expectations as this is a particularly difficult concept for me. The style and pace of the course was superb".


Reading Voluntary Action - A day workshop on working with the media. Groups attending the workshop included Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Reading Refugee Support Group, The Nuclear Information service, Ability Housing Associationand the Berkshire Islamic Information Group. Comments were "  The course content was very good and just what I wanted. Douglas was very professional and helpful." ," It kept my interest and attention from start to finish. Great mix of methods and groupwork / pairs." , "Excellent. Really well presented to get us thinking about how it all works. also dynamically presented to stop boredom."