Testimonials for Angus Ogilvy-Stuart - The Business Guru
John Gooch - Saving Energy Group
I have worked with angus for over 2 years on multiple projects, he has helped me establish two companies in this period , his advice and end product is why I continue to use them.
Hal Gillmore - Owner of Canoe Adventures Devon
Friendly, approachable and also very professional team. A good complement of skills and competences between the three of them means they were able to brainstorm solutions quickly and creatively by drawing from a good range of perspectives, and once the project was underway, it was clear who was responsible for what. Very approachable when we had questions and very quick response rate. Built us a great website too!
Claire Davey - Devon Haylage
Claire Davey of Devon Hayalge - right-hand side of the photo above:
"We have recently worked with Angus Ogilvy-Stuart through the GrowthAccelerator scheme to primarily develop the social media and brand recognition aspect of our business Devon Haylage. Angus is extremely competent and thorough in all aspects of his work. Working with Angus is a pleasure, he is easily contactable and puts every effort into his association with a business to fulfill the scope of work discussed. He has given us the confidence to take the ideas and projects discussed further by clearly explaining how and why the proposals for improving the business will work. I would recommend Angus to anyone who wishes to develop any aspect of their business and who needs an able mentor to guide them."
T&S Timber Frame Buildings
Chris Tregelles - Director of T&S Framing: "We engaged Angus when we found ourselves, as a business, slightly in the doldrums and a little bit 'off the ball'. We did not seem to be getting the level of enquiries we would have liked in the type of work we enjoy - timber framing - and found ourselves taking on more and more mundane general building jobs which really were not 'floating our boat'.
Angus has worked very hard to make us concentrate our energies in the right direction and to carry out the improvements that were so badly needed.
We have had valuable advice on the building of a new and improved website, the development of an improved logo and vehicle livery, and how to best use the varied talents of our workforce etc. etc.
Angus is always highly professional in his approach. He listens carefully and takes on board everything we say. The end result is a change for the better but without discarding certain important key aspects that we as a company felt should stay.
We cannot recommend Angus highly enough, he is diligent, conscientious and very pleasant to work with. His marketing skills are second to none."
New Lion Brewery
Ann Monroe - Managing Director of the New Lion Brewery in Totnes said:
"Angus turned up as a gift (literally, as we met him as part of a govt-subsidised program for start-up companies) and he has helped us make a huge improvement in the way we operate. He's plunged into every aspect of our business and when his time with us runs out, we will feel slightly bereft! Couldn't recommend him more highly."
South Devon Pilates
Catherine, owner of South Devon Pilates, said: "I don't think I really could have set up such a venture without Angus' support. He has helped me enormously throughout the whole journey. I feel really confident that my business will now be a success and I am glad he is always there in the background, whether its updating my website, sorting out a facebook advertising campaign or sending articles into local newspapers. Thank you, Angus!"
South Devon Joinery
Tim Akast, owner of South Devon Joinery said: "Setting up your own business can very a stressful time, there is always too much to do, and lots of money at stake, both in terms of investment in machinery, people and rental of the premises. This is before we have got any work coming in!
Angus helped take a weight off my mind. I could leave the marketing side to him while I concentrated on setting up the workshop and making the orders that we already had. He created our website, wrote the mail out, designed the letterhead, carried out the search engine optimisation, and tweets, facebooks and all that social media stuff that I don't really get! It is still early days, but so far, I am really happy with the results we have managed to achieve together."
Testimonial of Angus Ogilvy-Stuart while Group Account Director at Universal McCann
Rita Broe - Head of Marketing MasterCard UK
"Angus Ogilvy-Stuart headed up the MasterCard media planning and buying account at Universal McCann for over a year. His proposals were instrumental in securing our account for McCann Erickson, and during his year on the business, he made a significant contribution to our advertising strategy.
Angus possesses both strong strategic planning skills and detailed working knowledge of media buying techniques. He manages to combine a very high-level approach to the business with an ability to address the detail of the account day to day - un uncommon combination in media professionals in my experience.
Our account planning has been complex due to the matrix of ad executions, editorially-lead planning and also the highly competitive nature of the financial services business. He handled all of those challenges with ease, whilst also bedding in a new account to the agency.
He is also a pleasure to work with and I would have no hesitation in asking him to present to the most senior of audiences.
He will be missed on our business and I am sure that he would make a big contribution to any team."
Jonathan Nash - Managing Director SAAB (GB) Ltd
"Angus' presentation, time management, and meeting deadlines are excellent. Good time management control despite a natural tendency for media decisions to be somewhat deadline / last minute orientated. Angus is a very capable presenter and displays a good understanding of the integration of all the key elements within the SAAB business. I have always found him to be reliable and achieves the deadlines set. I would say Angus has a sufficiently broad understanding of the SAAB business that I can rely upon him where necessary to take the initiative and make a decision on my behalf. I consider this aspect of our relationship to be extremely indicative of my faith that he will make the right decision as there are few individuals or organisations where I allow this level of autonomy.
Angus is a good team leader, generates strong client confidence and demonstrates a good understanding of the advertising strategy and excellent overall marketing view of how the Saab brand needs to develop"
Scott Meneer - Marketing Director Sky
"During Angus Ogilvy-Stuart's relationship with Sky's Marketing Department whilst working for Universal McCann, Angus achieved a series of successes on the projects he worked on. Our business moves at such a speed that we inevitably put a lot of pressure on our media agency. Angus, at UM was always available, responded quickly and had a great record of delivering our requirements, including last minute changes.
We found Angus to be an excellent team player; creative in his outlook but pragmatic in his approach; honest hardworking, reliable with a very positive attitude.
Angus is of unquestionable high character and I feel confident that he would be an asset to any organisation. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to you."