I was introduced to Chris Garner of Professionals UK in August 2020, when I discussed with him the intricacies and functionality of working with Professionals UK. After speaking extensively with Chris, we decided to take up his option of locating Catax in the top spot on the Professional UK portal, which grants us the highest form of communication to over 30,000 members and a further 30,000 visitors.
We have been able to comprehensively utilise the platform to our advantage to network with new potential clients and professional individuals, completely changing our usual networking strategy for the better, which has resulted in a nett saving in our networking budget.
The platform is very simple to use, with specific industry categories listed clearly, enabling the finding of targeted individuals at ease. We have also found that unlike many well-known social media platforms, the response rate from people is extremely high and positive.
All in all, Professionals UK has been highly beneficial to our business activities and we are looking forward in seeing what it can bring in the future.
Thank you to Chris Garner and the Professionals UK team for their stoic support introducing us to the platform functionality, and for giving us such a rewarding personal experience.
Professionals Network endorsement
The Professionals Network has supported our practice in identifying potential clients that have an identified need within their business to improve or refine their management of health and safety.
As a result of the referrals from the Network, we have secured the following pieces of work: £5m Construction project in Liverpool city centre with a consultancy value of £16,000 over a yearlong project. This single project has led to the commission of a further two projects for the same client with a combined build value of £38m and a consultancy value of £80,000 over a two-year cycle. A second client who was initially referred to complete an audit on their existing health and safety management system (value £3,000) has gone on to commission a further secured service of £6,000 per annum for competent person. A third client within the construction industry has just signed an agreement for two services offered by our consultancy business with a combined total of £20,000 per annum.
I would highly recommend the Professionals Network to business professionals who are seeking highly qualified leads. James and his team have always placed speed of information and quality of service at the top of their business model, which allows us to focus on winning work from pre-qualified leads.
I have been using Professionals UK for a couple of months now and I must say I am very impressed with the setup and the quality of contacts I have made since using it. The actual website is very easy to use and I have already got new business from fellow Professionals UK members which will pay for the cost of the platform. I would highly recommend Professionals UK to anyone who is looking to expand their network and grow their business
My best client!
I am so pleased that my membership of Professionals UK has been so worthwhile, as I have been approached by some great Companies interested in working with me!
But it is especially rewarding to now work with my best client to date, which came to me through Cheshire Professionals and Professionals UK. They have taken out my ‘retainer services’ and are a great and growing creative Company, where I can really add value on a monthly basis. Not only through the retainer services but also by creating and helping with various improvements and projects which range from creating bespoke Contracts and comprehensive Company Handbook, through to creating and implementing their first appraisal system and reward structure … right to L & D Training and development work!
I thoroughly enjoy working with them on a monthly basis and together we are making a real difference to the success of the Company and growing their talent and employee engagement, even though they only have less than 20 employees they are really embracing just what good experienced HR Consultation services can provide to their ‘bottom line’!
Their search on line took them to your site through its high Google ranking, and through the details on my profile they were able to establish that i had the experience and qualifications relevant to their business needs.
As a result of the information available on the site they were happy with the fit with their needs so we could quickly move forward to an initial free no obligation meeting, which i offer to all potential clients to discuss their requirements. I then submitted a written proposal which has been accepted.
I will now be working with the directors on a initial 5 day project to assess the business and develop a strategy for its development. There is then the potential for an ongoing relationship as a non executive director to assist with the implementation of the strategy.
Clear the site is attracting potential clients in the Manchester area and I look forward to reporting further success stories in near future.
This was from a completely New Client, I have built an excellent rapport with in a small amount of time and I’m very excited to continue working with this professional in the future.
Being an independent consultant can be somewhat challenging gaining the trust of others and proving a real competence to someone you may have never met or worked with before. I am able to truly express and show my value and my passion through my work and that's what I do its very natural to me. Reassuring you of my trust and professionalism.
My New Client is very happy and satisfied with the Concierge Service I provided this is always a pleasure however to gain a New Client that will now stay with me for the foreseeable future is my Goal. The Testimonial will be shared on my page for anyone who wants to take a look.
Since becoming a member of London Professionals over 8 weeks ago I have received an overwhelming amount of interest, views and messages and I just wanted to say Thank You to you all and I hope to be working with you in the near future too.
You are linking with several hundred like minded professionals who want to connect and do business but with the freedom to do it when it suits you or when you have an unexpected few minutes to spare. You don’t need to get up early for that breakfast meeting at 6am or interrupt your evening with another networking event.
Since joining in July 20, less than a month, I have linked with several like minded business owners, via Zoom link and telephone and made some very useful connections. I now have more referral partners and introducers for my business.
The systems are easy to use, you get great response levels, I have had close to 100 so far and have access to loads of interesting articles and newsletters and its simple to post your own.
We would like to thank Professionals UK, Crown Clinic, FUE and of course our very own team for the memories that were made!!
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I post articles on the platform quite regularly, receive a high amount of enquiries and find the platform is easy to use. I renewed my membership and would recommend the service.
- Christine Shanahan, Managing Director
We were looking for a company who provided ‘Profiling’ Training for our Company day and Professionals Uk recommended a local training company who delivered exactly what we were after and would certainly use again.
- Mike Pollitt, Managing Director, True Progess
- Georgena Clarke, Company Owner.
- Trisha Bannister, Conflict Solutions. Mediation & Counselling Services.
- Helen Adams, Director.
- Michael Clarke, Chartered Financial Planner, True Bearing Chartered, Chorley.
- Mark Norgate, Director of Total Fire Management Ltd
When I purchased my membership your representative explained to me that it would be necessary to invest time and effort in order to obtain results. I have followed his guidance and post regular articles and discussion threads on the Professionals UK site. In addition, I have invested time familiarising myself with all the features available and contacted certain members with a view to meeting up to potentially do some work together. Thanks for all your help and assistance.
- Grahame R Harwood, Director.
Dear Professionals UK
Following a number of enquiries through my profile, I was approached by a business owner and set up life assurance for his wife.
Thank-you for this opportunity which would not have happened without the exposure created by my presence on Professionals UK.
- Diane Adderley, Director.
- Louise Baldock, Managing Director
- Naeem Anwar, Principle
- Kaye Sharman, Director.
- Heather Phoenix
- David Moran, Managing Director.
- Fabienne Coupe
I signed up with Liverpool and Cheshire Professionals in March of this year, and by the 13 April I had notification of a enquiry within my scope of services, which I am pleased to say came to fruition and the Gentleman who made the enquiry has agreed to become my client after an initial meeting and discussion of requirements. Once again thank you and what a speedy first contact.
- Joanna Dodd, Company Owner
I have received a lot of support from Professionals UK, and I am hoping to get a few more clients. I am so happy and I am looking forward to working with my new client.
- Tanya Pascoe
- Tony brown, Owner.
- Mike Poloway, Company Owner.
- Jen Bolan, Freelance Creative Designer, Jelli’s Design
I recently used Professionals UK to search for a local occupational health care provider. I was impressed with the speed of response I received and the quality of the professionals I was introduced to via the search.
- Rose Watkins, Owner
Finally I would like to thank yourself for introducing me to this network group and I hope to gain further business from you.
- Martin Griffiths, Director