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I have had the privilege of working with a great many clients and suppliers over the years and here are a selection of the comments I have received from them.

I would like to thank everyone who has written to me to express their thanks for my services, left online reviews and recommendations, or who have thanked me in person at events or business venues.

For me, this makes all the hard work so very worthwhile.

Thank you.

Gina Stainer - Editor, The County Times and Mid Sussex Times

Over the years Heather Joy has built a trusted relationship with our titles; as she has with her clients.

Her copy is well written and presented in a package that is easy for us to use, complete with good quality photos or video, and she is quick to respond to any queries.

She asks for, and takes on board feedback about the sort of content we're looking for to use in our publications.  And, she fully understands the line between business editorial that is acceptable for news pages, and that which is too overtly commercial and would fall into the category of paid-for content and advertising.

From a journalist's point of view, Heather is a delight to work with.

Andrew Bernardi - Founder Bernardi Music Group

Thank you again for all your help and support in moving up a level online over the last weeks.  We now have time to plan together with the rest of the team, take stock, create new content and thinking to a five year or more view ahead.

Thank you again for your great support - we are now starting to move ahead of the wider market in the sector with a potentially very bright future ahead and one which contains huge potential.

Jason Hayes    Managing Director D Durrant Removals and Storage

Whoa!!!!! What a response – I’ve been in undated with requests! Thanks I owe you some chocolates!

This article together with the Government deciding this was the day they was going to announce everyone should start moving again has made this by busiest day in the office for years!

Mandy Masters    Owner Studio 2 Horsham 

Recently Heather demonstrated how talented and creative her business skills are. She referred me a recommendation to showcase our commitment and ongoing training and mentoring with an article in The West Sussex County Times. She really did go above and beyond for us by, 1. Suggesting we take part. 2. Patiently encouraging us to produce the information. 3. Presented it for us in a more interesting and engaging way. 4. Made sure it hit the copy deadline. We would definitely recommend her business to anyone who needs to showcase their brand. Thank you.

Lindsay Barnes    Franchise Owner for Travel Counsellors

Heather has been fantastic in helping me to find new ways to market myself to the local area. Assisting with articles in etc magazine - something I never thought I would be able to do but with Heather's creative flare I was able to produce some great articles. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Heather of Joy stars, she has a way to bring life to anything I write and that's a task! I look forward to working with you more Heather.

Dan Britton    Manager Henfield Hire and Storage

I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you.

Despite a very last minute request and very limited brief for an editorial piece I could use in Horsham Pages, you pulled out all the stops and not only communicated with Horsham Pages directly for me, you created an amazing piece that has helped us gain new members. It hasn’t stopped there though. You have gone even further and helped us gain a double page spread in ETC magazine and created more fantastic content that I am very positive will help us gain even more members and I am very grateful.

Your support, knowledge and contacts within the ‘press’ world is truly amazing and I will definitely be requesting more content soon.

Luigi Del Vecchio    Director LDV Architecture

Heather provided me with the opportunity to publish an article about my business in the West Sussex County Times.  Not only did she arrange this contact, but she also supported me in drafting what turned out to be a very professional snapshot of my daily tasks.  Since the article was published, I have been approached by several Clients who had seen the article and have have reiterated their happiness in having hired me as their architect; as the interview cast a very positive light on my Company.

I could not be more grateful to Heather who has displayed passion, knowledge, and an effective method of helping me appear in print and online in a widely distributed newspaper.

Cheers Heather!

Kirsty Wales    Owner of Kirsty Wales Massage Therapies

Heather is brilliant at knowing how and where to pitch your advertising for you. Thanks to her experience and knowledge the editorial piece we created which was published locally, did exactly what it was supposed to do and brought in new clients to my business. I recommend Heather for all your marketing needs and thank her for educating me and helping to view marketing as a positive aspect of my work and not a drag! She is such fun to work with and always responds quickly to any queries. If you need to boost your marketing, you cannot go wrong by contacting Heather.

Greig Orrell    Director of Sales and Business Development SigniFlow UK

Thanks Heather.  You have been so awesome.

Jason Parker MA FCA    Senior Partner, Parker Russell UK  Chartered Accountants & Statutory Auditors

Thank you for turning this around very quickly.  I shall be in touch for further work.

Jason and Sue Hayes      Managing Directors, D. Durrant Removals and Storage

We have recently been working with Heather at JoyStars and she has provided an excellent and great value marketing addition to our strategy.  She understands our company ethos, traditions and seasonal planning requirements and works hard to maximise these.

Heather has managed to secure us some great free advertising in various local publications and continues to find gaps in the market that no other company has filled.

Efficiency and good value are the heart of her service, which is often put to test under pressure due to the sometimes tight deadlines that publications force upon her.

I cannot recommend Heather highly enough for any company looking to add extra marketing and advertising strategies to their portfolio.

Keep up the great work and we look forward to a long and lasting business relationship.

Alexander Arpino – Managing Director, Veterinary Insights

Heather is one of those rare consultants who actually stops to ask what it is you are trying to achieve before coming up with a solution! She has a strong background in practical marketing, and is happy to engage at all levels of the project in hand. Knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic, Heather has been, and continues to be, a big help to our organisation and I am very happy to recommend her services to others.

Blaise Tapp - Head of Commissioned Content, Johnston Press

Excuse the dreadful pun but Heather really is a joy to work with. She is a very effective PR operator and not only does she have a great nose for an angle, but because she is also wonderfully persuasive, without appearing to be in the least bit pushy, which is a very rare skill indeed. While always pushing her clients' interests she always thinks what a particular media outlet will be able to do with a particular story. While editing a popular regional glossy magazine, I always looked forward to Heather's pitches as she always gives a great deal of thought to each project. As well as being a good writer, she always goes that extra mile. In short, Heather is up there with the best PR operators I have worked with.

Matt Bedding – Owner and Director, Octotech

As a small business here in Horsham, whenever possible we like to use local suppliers. Having met with you at BNI Achievers just a couple of months ago, I was hugely impressed with the work Heather was presenting so I had no hesitation in asking her to assist with our Marketing Strategy. She immediately identified some low cost options via local papers that would be great value for money. The copy she put together was excellent and we recently made it into 2 local newspapers. I hope this is the start of a great working partnership.

Barbara Martin FCA - Owner, Vital Statistics

I am a local chartered accountant, with a busy practice specializing in business advice and personal business tax.

I have recently worked with Heather to review my marketing strategy and develop a plan for future growth. Heather is very pleasant to work with and came up with some very useful critiques on my existing marketing, and practical suggestions on how to address my target market. Together we are developing a targeted action plan for a strategic marketing policy.

My thanks to Heather, and I have no hesitation in recommending JoyStars to businesses who want to raise the profile of their business.

Shelley Mills – Director, Piper Media Ltd

Heather was pretty much a dream client! Regular communication, clear concise briefs and a thorough understanding of the advertising process helped facilitate a close and very successful working relationship. Highly professional and rigorously fair, we were encouraged - alongside her other external suppliers - to work as part of a team, enabling us to deliver our very best work. I cannot recommend her highly enough and would hope to work with her again in the future.

Maurice Bacon – Owner and Event Organiser, The Loxwood Joust

Hi Heather, now here is a compliment. This lady used to work for me as a full time press officer in our record company and now lives locally and works for the council running events.

“Yo Mo! Congrats on all your Joust coverage, can’t move without seeing the stuff. It looks like the last weekend was brilliant. Would you mind letting me know who your contact is?”

Chris Cooper – Owner and Director, Seofon

I have referred several clients to Heather, who offers a unique and sometimes underused opportunity for marketing. In each case, Heather has been open and honest with the client and has been able to assist with their off the page marketing through her contacts in the local press and magazines. Each mutual client has been very complimentary of Heather ‘s skills and is very pleased to have been introduced. I have no hesitations in recommending Heather to my clients when appropriate.

Kate Nicholson - Regional Manager, Colour Analyst & Image Consultant

Hi Heather, it's gone into the Worthing Herald - I know because I've had an email from someone who read it and wants her colours done! I've had one definite from ETC, too, and possibly a couple more as the timing was right but they didn't say where they heard about me.

These things are often a slow burn for us, so two already is great! Thank you.

For further information on my experience and successes, please take a look at my LinkedIn profile, or give me a call on 01403 790146 so that I may answer any questions you may have.


JoyStars – Marketing, Public Relations, Press and Copywriting – Horsham, West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and Kent