Testimonials

We know the importance of client and consumer feedback. It indicates the success of the project and how we can build on it. Here is a selection of some client testimonials:

Mark Brierley
Cumbria County Council

A local consortium, based around the Kendal based company Designworks, successfully tendered for the delivery of the Lakes and Dales Cycleway Marketing plan in the spring of 2015.

The team delivered the commission to a very high standard, impressing with the way they took ownership of the project and delivered pragmatic solutions to the challenges faced along the way. Two examples of this were:

  • The commission required establishment of the brand for the new Cycleway project. I was particularly impressed with the evidence based approach they team took in achieving this. It has often been the case that branding of a new tourism product reflects the concerns of the funders, by completing extensive research and stakeholder engagement the final brand was firmly focused on the end user greatly contributing to the success of the project.
  • The quality of the marketing material produced has been consistently high, meeting the expectations of the commission. The website in particular can stand comparison with those of with other new recreational cycle products in Europe and achieved the objective of appealing to a distinctive market segment.

I am very happy with the service provided by the consortium and would invite them to tender for similar projects in the future.


Sophie Hodge
Friends of the Lake District

Working with Designworks is always a joy. They are efficient, professional, friendly and incredibly creative. Our publicity always looks beautiful with minimal direction or input from us. We are constantly being complimented on the design of our magazines and leaflets and this is entirely down to excellent work of Designworks.


Julie Tait
Kendal Arts International

Designworks take the pressure off which is ironic when you’re up against it with design projects! Their team combines calm management with creative flair and their product combines quality with affordability – gold dust.


Miriam Bailey
John Ruskin School

Once again Rory and his team could not have been more helpful or flexible and the standard of the work they produce is unsurpassed. Thank you!


Kate Rawles
Outdoor Philosophy – Environmental Philosopher

Designworks designed and produced a stunning banner, eyecatching, informative bookmarks and a ‘short-listed for’ sticker for The Carbon Cycle book. They were fast, supremely professional and the end results are just great. I’d always go to them first now, and would recommend them to anyone looking for quality, affordable, effective design.


Justin Grammer
PS Business Matters – Business Development Consultants

Designworks provide me with affordable, great looking websites and, more importantly, they use a user-friendly Content Management System. I have been working with websites for 13 years now, and over that time have used a number of CMSs including Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and Contribute. Of these I find WordPress the simplest and most intuitive to use by a country mile. The flexibilty of the system, the customisation options through third party widgets etc and the opportunity to edit ‘on the fly’ from my Android devices means it wins hands down in any head to head challenge with other systems I’ve used.


Julie Beaman
Lancaster City Council

We were very happy with our newly designed annual report which had been given a makeover with a fresh and vibrant feel and has received a lot of positive feedback


Rebecca Willis
Independent Researcher and Adviser on Environment and Sustainability

Designworks made me a beautiful, simple website. Most importantly for me, it is very simple to update, as the WordPress system is easy to use for a non-techy like me. Great team, great product.


Iain Scott Bainbridge
Scott Bainbridge – Property Sales and Lettings

It is always a pleasure to deal with the Designworks team. They are always easy to contact and have been a great help to my wife and I as we have sought to establish a new estate agency. We have always found them to exceed expectations without exceeding our limited budget for branding. Many have commented on their design work!!


Sarah Rose
Cumbria Woodlands

Designworks are always our first choice when it comes to designing and printing new publicity materials. They are always very welcoming, creative and efficient, even if we go to them with a last-minute request! We’ve worked together to create some great documents over the years and would recommend them to anyone. Thanks very much to Rory and the team


Isobel Stoddart
Electric Bicycle Network

Designworks has produced leaflets, posters and other materials to help promote the Electric Bicycle Network. I have found them a pleasure to work with – patient, creative and dependable. They have also overhauled our website – we were really impressed with the effort and skill they put in to devising solutions to some really demanding functionality, as well as giving it a wonderfully fresh look and feel.


Jennifer Collard
Monkhouse Hill Holidays – Self Catering Holiday Cottages

I have worked with Designworks for many years and have no hesitation in recommending them. It is important to me to work with designers who are able to develop my ideas (or explain to me why something won’t actually work) and turn them into a workable end product. Designworks have never let me down – and I actually enjoy the process of working with them.


Simon Cleasby
Holiday Cottages Cumbria – Self Catering Holiday Cottages

Designworks were the third company we’d used over the years for our web site design. We found them fantastically easy to deal with from start to finish and the whole process of building a complete new web site worked seamlessly from start to finish. It was as though the guys at Designworks were plugged into my thoughts as well as my website and business.

We can also thoroughly recommend having WordPress designed into the web site. The instructions provided to use this invaluable tool are incredibly easy and straight forward.

We look forward to working with Designworks on future projects, expansion and advertising campaigns. Thanks again!


Gemma Procter
Cumbria Tourism

The quick, efficient service, quality creative input and attention to detail make Designworks a pleasure to work with.


Eamonn Hennessy
Macbeth Scott – Insurance Broker

Designworks have been helpful, quick and efficient from the first day we started using their services. They built us a new website from scratch, and have designed and redesigned some of our logos and marketing materials.Regardless of the demands we have made of them at times, they have always been professional, extremely creative and all with smiles on their faces.
No hesitation in recommending their services whatsoever.


Jessica Goodfellow
Eden District Council

The Visitor Guide has been redesigned and we are confident that our visitors and advertisers will be delighted with a finished product which, we hope, will help to increase visitor spend.


Jeremy Hall
Peter Hall & Sons

We had a fantastic response to the newsletter that Designworks created. The brief was to produce something a little different from the norm. The finished design increased sales significantly over the same time the previous year.


Stephen Broughton
Lindeth Howe Hotel

We needed a new look for our brochure so we asked Designworks to assist us in producing it. The project was a combined effort and it was beneficial to have a patient designer, like Richard, who allowed us to continuously change our mind and look at differing layouts. We are very happy with the end result and consider it an essential part of the hotel’s developing marketing strategy. Thanks for a great working partnership.


John Eatough
Stand & Deliver – Training and Development

We were really impressed by the clean professional brochures that Designworks produced. The fresh look has opened up new market places and generated new business.

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