I really enjoy working with James in a strategic partnership. The national conference is always a great success, ad hoc events/meetings are also efficiently and effectively run. James is organised, proactive, diligent and reliable which makes working with him a pleasure.
Elizabeth Richardson, Business Development Director, LGT Vestra LLP
I just wanted to share with you that Jamie McQueen really does a great job. His marketing knowledge and skills are exemplary. He recently arranged and produced a short video promotion for me and now both my clients and friends are truly impressed with me! Thank you Jamie.
David Rodricks, Financial Planner at Charles Derby Financial Services
I have recently worked with James on a marketing project and I can strongly endorse his skills and knowledge. He has been incredibly informative and helpful with regards to the marketing strategy, helping me understand various aspects such as social media, PPC campaigns, SEO etc. Additionally James produced a very professional video for me to use online to promote myself. He was able to direct, produce and edit the footage to a very high standard. Thank you James!
David Medland, Chartered Financial Planner, Charles Derby Financial Services
A truly excellent marketer – I have worked with James to promote the Old Mutual Wealth propositions and find him not only a pleasure to interact with, but also highly focused on delivery to a very high standard. Most recently James has provided his expertise in the production of 4 videos explaining Business Protection to advisers. It is not the easiest of subjects, and his guidance on timings and delivery were of immense value in completing this task. His professionalism and knowledge during production contributed greatly in delivering exactly what we wanted. James actively and helpfully contributes all along the process, turning what could be a difficult task into a comfortable and enjoyable experience and with great results!
Miranda Parsons, Campaign Lead at Old Mutual Wealth UK
I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with James to create a series of promotional videos. Throughout this time he demonstrated professionalism and skill, always offering valuable insights to ensure the videos were of the highest quality. James is clearly extremely passionate about what he does and this translates into the exceptional marketing content he produces.
Katie Crook, National Account Manager at Vitality UK
This is an easy recommendation. James has provided me with fantastic marketing support and has always delivered. He has provided me the tools to enable me to build my business, such as a promotional video about my services, a website to support SME’s with WorkPlace pensions, and much more. He is extremely professional and is an asset to any business.
Steven Green, Founding Partner of Steven Green Financial Planning
James produced a series of short promotional videos for Vizion Insurance Brokers Limited in support of our partnership with Charles Derby. We were delighted with the outcome. We were very impressed by his professionalism, enthusiasm and creative thinking. We are really looking forward to working with him on future projects.
John Sims, Managing Director at Vizion Insurance Brokers Limited
Working with James on the production of a number of videos for my client NatWest was excellent. He knows his stuff, is super-organised and has the people skills to make what could have been a difficult activity very enjoyable. And he gets results. We are delighted with the outcome. James proved himself to be a highly polished, high calibre, delivery-oriented individual - was a real pleasure to work with him.
Rob Davies, Managing Director of OneOnOne Communications
I have been working with James over the last 6 months to help promote Legal & General Insurance proposition to their group members. James has always been very helpful and efficient and provided invaluable support in this communication process. Communication to such a large audience of members can be a challenge in some companies, however James often provides me with new and innovative ideas for our communications, which is most appreciated.
James Gittins, Key Relationship Manager at Legal & General
I've recently worked with James to promote our private healthcare products and services across the Charles Derby salesforce. I've been really impressed by James' professionalism, great communication style, frequency and his overall dedication & enthusiasm to the partnership. James is a great ambassador for Charles Derby and I look forward to working with him in the future on other projects.
Gavin Shay, Head of Intermediary Partnership Development at AXA PPP healthcare
Having worked with James on a marketing project for LifeQuote, I was massively impressed by how organised, professional and efficient he was. I can honestly say the project was planned and executed exactly how you would expect it to be, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who was in the market for the kind of expertise James can provide.
Gavin Judd, Business Development Manager at LifeQuote
I've worked with James over recent months and in that time I've found him to be intuitive and professional. He has a can do attitude which has helped us work together to produce a partnership for both our companies which I think will thrive and grow over the next few months. He's a leader in his field and I'm always impressed with his mind for marketing and techniques.
Aimee Lane, Senior Business Development Manager at Key Retirement Group
James is detail orientated and has an amazing ability to see through huge amounts of information and cut right to what's important. I've found him extremely efficient, conscientious and to always deliver on his promises - however big or small those promises may have been. I would highly recommend working with James, his knowledge and understanding of his business sector and the industry as a whole is quite an education, you will learn something new every time you speak to him.
Angie Wilson, Director at Trust Inheritance Ltd
James is the "Go To Guy" when it comes to social media and the benefits that brings to building up a brand of your own. His knowledge of the various social media sites is unquestionable and he offers excellent tips to making a success of social media and marketing of your business. I have also witnessed first hand his presentation skills at a recent conference and he spoke with confidence and passion to a large audience of professional advisers. It has been a pleasure to work alongside James.
Paul Cass, Financial Planning Consultant
I have known James for only a few months, however as the old adage goes "first impressions count" I have been very impressed with James' professionalism, candour, character and attitude. Our professional relationship is in it's infancy but I look forward to working with James in the future and would recommend others to do so.
Tristan Edwards, National Account Manager at AXA Life Invest
I had the pleasure of working with James as he produced a number of promotional videos and presentations for our business proposition. I found him highly professional with a keen eye for detail but he is also very aware of the human element, taking care to convey a message in a way that best suits your style. Patience certainly is a virtue and James has bags of it! The work we produced is excellent and I would recommend him 110%.
Christopher Saunders, Investment Manager, Core & Satellite Team, WH Ireland
I recently met James to help produce a short video to promote my financial planning business. Having never attempted anything like this before James's expertise was invaluable and without it the finished video would not have been completed in such a professional way. From the initial basic guidance for preparation , through to face to face tips, coaching and plenty of patience I was extremely impressed with James knowledge and skill in this area. The result was a highly professional yet individual presentation and all completed in a matter of hours. I am very happy to recommend James for any video and social media work.
Martin Elander, Financial Planner, Charles Derby Financial Services
James has provided a lot of useful information, tips and support to help me get started. My experience of working with him directly has created a positive impression of someone who is highly professional, approachable and very patient! I am grateful to have James as a supporting colleague within Charles Derby and look forward to working with him in the future.
Sharan Bhangoo, Mortgage and Protection Advisor
James is very detailed-orientated and this was evidenced when he helped us record a number of promotional videos for use to promote our services. His professional approach to the day started with preparation of script templates, to tips and suggestions on the day to make the right impression. I would have no hesitation in recommending James if you were looking to produce marketing collateral for your company.
Karl Heap, Director Strategic Partnerships, Rathbone Brothers Plc
James helped put together an introductory video for my work web page and social media. He was very helpful and professional in his approach and offered some great tips and direction on delivery of the script. The finished video is fantastic and very professional. I'm really pleased with the finished product and would recommend James to help put your short video together.
Wayne Stanbrook, Financial Adviser, NFU Mutual
Jamie is a very professional and creative individual who has helped give me numerous marketing ideas and has recently created a brilliant video for me to use to promote my business. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who needs assistance with marketing. He is also on the front line when it comes to social media marketing.
Paul Burnell, Divisional Manager, Charles Derby Financial Services
James has been very helpful to me in identifying my marketing needs, and preparing a suitable solution. I would certainly recommend him in this field, as he has the skills that are a credit to any company.
Junior Archer, Financial Planner, Charles Derby Financial Services
I have relied heavily on James' expertise and guidance on many aspects of marketing my business offering. I have found James knowledge and advice second to none. Be it general marketing, social media promotions and general advice on compliance James has had the answers and advice. The latest project was recording a promotional video. The end result was brilliant, but made so, not so much by the star of the video (that's me) but more to do with the excellent production and editing skills that would not be out of place in a film studio. I found James approachable and easy to work with. Someone whose subject knowledge is superb and who strives and achieves perfection. I would have no hesitation in recommending James to anyone.
David Hobden, Mortgage and Protection Adviser, Charles Derby Financial Services
I have been working with James since early in 2014. James has been instrumental in bringing our product to the notice of Charles Derby advisers through his role of Marketing Director at Charles Derby. He has proved himself to be very knowledgeable, efficient and courteous. James' ideas have contributed greatly to how well our product is presented via the Charles Derby portal and I have been delighted with the reaction I have received from all who have viewed the work James has done for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending James and the first class support he provides.
Gordon McQuater, Operations Director, Family Asset Protection Company Ltd
James is so positive, helpful and guided us through the daunting process of filming video presentations in a calm, professional manner. James is refreshingly forward thinking and I am excited to be working with him to highlight the importance of vital protection insurance.
Tessa Roddy, National Account Manager, Cirencester Friendly Society Ltd
I worked with James on a mutually beneficial project. His experience and patience in what would have otherwise been a rather frustrating process was invaluable as was his professionalism. Clearly a very talented and effective Marketing Professional.
Ann-marie Russell, Group Communications Executive, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group
James is always very quick to help with any marketing that I have asked him for (even working late at night sometimes). I have always been very pleased with the work that James has done for me and the results that have come from it. I have worked with many people in the past and find him to be one of the most accommodating, hard working and knowledgeable colleagues that I have had. I would not hesitate to recommend any of his work.
Corinne Gibbons, Financial Services Team Manager, Charles Derby Financial Services
I have recently started working with James to raise the profile of the LV Protection product range within Charles Derby & have found him extremely professional in all of our dealings. He has been enthusiastic and keen to offer support and advice at all stages and I look forward to working with him in the future on this project.
Sarah Buckingham, Account Manager, LV
James was patient, professional and highly skilled when it came to piecing together the best bits from the days filming and voice over work. James was instrumental in assisting the relationship between Shepherds Friendly Society and Charles Derby on the marketing front. James offers a wealth of knowledge on all marketing matters.
Lorna Toner, Business Support & Development, Shepherds Friendly Society
James was introduced through a colleague and was asked to advise us on a new venture including setting up a new web site. James work was excellent, swift responses to any queries we had with accurate and concise information. The web site looks and feels highly professional and the navigation is extremely simple to follow. On a personnel note James is a relaxed character who is a pleasure to deal with and I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Matthew Clement, Director, Williams Kent Ltd
James has produced 3 promotional films for me so far and all in relation to my General Insurance Adviser role. I have to say they are outstanding and have already in the short time since we filmed the videos, they have already prompted quite a few sales enquiries. James is extremely professional and during what can be a nerve racking experience, helps make you feel at ease with encouraging words and helpful tips to make the process run as smoothly as possible. I highly recommend him.
Donna Rayner, Protection Adviser, Charles Derby Financial Services
James is a very helpful and professional individual, who has been a major player in the initial success of Will Register UK. His continued support in developing this business has enabled us to gain traction in the market place. His marketing expertise is instrumental in designing and marketing our website.
Mark Bradley, Commercial Director, Will Register UK