Testimonials

Colin Kelly and Emma Baker have been providing feedback to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation since 2015. Colin’s hosting skills training for our Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) was an extremely useful and practical experience in which he gave us pointers, prompts and the confidence required to sit in front of the camera and speak to both our guests and the online audience. The second element of their work has been equally vital: Colin and Emma have watched approximately 100 circular economy broadcasts in three years, during which they evaluated our role as hosts and evaluated the general experience of being a participant at the DIF. The daily feedback they provided helped inspire us to improve not just year-on-year, but day-after-day. Their feedback is designed to support us to improve, but they don’t hold back if they think our standards are below par, which is something we all appreciate.’
Colin Webster, Education Content Manager – Ellen Macarthur Foundation

‘It has been a real eye opener for us working with Colin and Emma at Colin Kelly Media on promoting our business. They have been brilliant in helping us build our online and social media profile and expand our client base. They are full of creative and original ideas on how to stand out from the crowd and get your message across to new and bigger audiences. We’ll be coming back soon to keep us moving forward and growing!’
Gillian Baker, BG Family Law

‘The course was excellent, full of practical advice and great examples that were really thought-provoking. The feedback from the workshops was extremely positive with our team putting their learning into practice.’
Janet Lessells – Internal Communications Manager, SGN

‘Colin has been excellent for us. His effortless and engaging way of sharing his knowledge has been completely refreshing and he has made a considerable impact on the skills and confidence of many of our businesses.’
Jim Dunn, Business Development Advisor East Ayrshire Council

‘Colin is a true master. His media training puts clients at ease, helps to craft compelling answers and tackles difficult questions with a simplicity that inspires confidence.’
Judith O’Leary, Represent Comms

‘Thank you so much I’ve attended meetings with Colin and workshops.I always learn so much and leave feeling really inspired and focused on the direction to take my business!!’
Lisa McAllister, Hair And MakeUp Artist

‘I attended a workshop run by Colin Kelly today called “Get your business noticed”. It was all about getting as much free PR coverage as possible and he gave me so many great ideas. I am not going to tell you more as this is a workshop which anyone running or thinking of starting a business must attend! Great work Colin and many thanks for your time.’
Bruce Martin

‘As a result of your press release training I’ve had two PR stories published recently with business resulting from both of them. Couldn’t have done it without you, thanks!’
Ronnie McLaren

‘This training gave me the tools to carry out PR in-house rather than having to spend money on an agency. I have since seen my company in newspapers and industry publications with eye catching photographs and headlines, all helped through my training.’
Emily Harper, John G Russell Group

‘100% recommended if you are looking for great results and someone to look after your editorial needs’
Ricky Singh, Ricky Singh Personal Training

‘We worked with Emma Baker to create a video about the airport’s FlightPath Fund. From the very beginning Emma had a very clear idea about what we wanted to create and she helped to make our ideas a reality. On the day of filming, Emma was calm, organised and professional. She was a joy to work with and all of the FlightPath fund recipients who we went to visit really warmed to her. The end result was brilliant. I’d highly recommend Emma’s services and look forward to working with her again.’
Nicola Macnaughton – Communications Manager, Glasgow Airport

‘Colin gets results quickly by engaging learners in activities closely related to their daily work. He provides challenges in an entertaining manner and demonstrates theory through activities. Advance preparation and after service is conducted with apparent ease. We now use him for advanced media training with confidence it will give us the desired benefits.’
Maggie Cochrane – Learning and Development Business Partner, Scottish Natural Heritage

‘Pure dynamite! Your training workshops are an absolute MUST for anyone who wants any possibility of having the right tools to help succeed in promoting their business. I simply couldn’t get my head around a succinct way of explaining what I do until I attended your workshop.’
Daniel Callaghan, IT Consultant

‘Having trained with Colin before, I knew the session on content would be a good mix of real life examples, useful tools and generating ideas based on what I’m already working on. Revisiting story angles like human interest, top line statistics and removing jargon from Colin’s perspective was really useful and has given me ideas that I can take away and start using straightaway. I’m already asking questions about clients that I haven’t answered in their PR before and getting some great stories from it.’
Gemma Bradley,PR and Marketing Specialist

‘Our team really enjoyed the media training session. They found it engaging, useful and gained lots of practical skills. Importantly, it helped to build their confidence and dispel myths about the media. We would definitely recommend it to others!’ Lisa Kerr, Wightlink Ferries

‘Colin breaks things down in a clear, easy and manageable way, dispels myths about media and increases confidence in writing press releases and getting in contact with journalists. Great training and trainer!’
Justine Duncan – Events and Communications Manager, Alliance Scotland.

‘Colin showed us techniques which were so simple to put into practice that after the first session I did just that. By the following week I had a full page article in three local newspapers without spending any money on advertising.’
Carol Brown,Cazbro Coaching.

‘I found the social media training delivered by Colin Kelly to be enlightening, upbeat and dynamic. Colin’s informal delivery and step by step instruction made the training highly enjoyable and informative.’
Martin Cassidy, Martin Cassidy Healthcare