Testimonials

Read what our clients say

I’ve seen just how effective TK Associates have been in guiding our PR efforts over nearly a decade. They’ve helped us avoid pitfalls and put forward a convincing case for a controversial £500M development programme. This involved galvanising support including that of the media and key opinion formers. They’ve advised us on how to deal with organised protest groups by enlisting support to counter the loud and often violent voices of a minority. TK Associates are thoroughly professional and strong on both strategic and tactical advice – an agency that’s good to have on your side in a tough situation.

Peter Jones CBE, Leader, East Sussex County Council, 2001-13

TK Associates are tenacious, focused & professional. They led an eight-month communications programme to help get a high-profile CSR project off the ground – to inspire young people about careers in engineering. Tariq and his team provided sound advice, worked hard as part of a close team with our staff and delivered on time to a high standard. They’ve helped us quantify the value of a considerable investment and ensured National Grid continues to improve our performance. I highly recommend TK Associates as a thoughtful, hard working, focused agency.

Donald Johnson, Head of Corporate Brand, National Grid

We’ve been delighted with TK Associates’ service over more than eight years. They offer sound advice, bring a necessary external view & deliver to tight deadlines. They’ve run effective consultations & helped secure government funding. Our work has been enhanced by Tariq’s messaging, copywriting & spokesperson training. His crisis planning has helped us avoid costly mistakes. They’ve skilfully promoted our messages across press, TV & radio – our projects receiving much greater coverage than expected. They quickly achieved an impressive knowledge of our business, they challenge us & appreciate the sensitivities of our work. I’ve no hesitation in recommending them.

Abigail Gilbert, Comms Manager, Sea Space

Having run an extensive tender to find an agency which understood our market and challenges, TK Associates were the clear winner. From the outset, it was obvious Tariq understood our business and, equally importantly, understood us. He was able to target messages to the right audiences, conveying our culture too. I can say with absolute confidence the PR delivered has had a highly positive impact on our business. If you’re considering appointing a PR or marketing company, I have no hesitation recommending TK Associates.

Alex Rabbetts, CEO, MIGSOLV

Retell needed professional input into our marketing strategy and we chose TK Associates to support us. They suggested their innovative Kick Start process and were well-equipped with ideas about how we’re seen now and could be in the future. Their workshop was practical, inclusive, informative and enjoyable. With their experience and facilitation skills, we achieved clarity on our vision, values and aims. We’ll continue working with them as we develop our strategy to raise our profile and increase our market penetration. We’re looking forward to sharing the journey with Tariq and his team. I recommend them wholeheartedly.

Roy Duffy, Managing Director, Retell

As a small charity which makes a big impact, we wanted to support more people and to make sure our messages clarify what we offer – so we engaged TK Associates. From an introductory meeting, it was clear TK Associates met our needs. We felt understood and in the hands of an expert. They’ve since helped us define our vision, mission and messages. As a charity, we’re cautious about the investments we make, but we feel we’re gaining real value for money. A great exercise that has led to real results.

Judith Stewart, Chair of Trustees, The Mulberry Centre

TK Associates helped us pull together a professional, dynamic web site with down-to-earth, human language. They began with an excellent messaging workshop that solidified our brand & how we should describe ourselves. They followed this with a closely-connected process to develop our new site. They were always available & responded quickly to ensure the project ran smoothly. They trained us to make changes so we can adapt the site as we expand. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved together.

Stephanie Kent, Trinity Maxwell

TK Associates are not only very professional, driven, proactive and excellent communications professionals but friendly and down-to-earth. They avoid jargon and provide invaluable marketing support. When deadlines are tight and workloads extremely high, they keep calm and get the job done. I would have no hesitation in recommending TK Associates to other clients.

Samantha Edwards, The Sussex Exchange

TK Associates runs an excellent marketing programme. I have 20 years’ experience in property marketing & this is the most comprehensive campaign I’ve ever been involved with. Tariq himself provides an exceptional service. Their media results have been excellent &  combined local, regional & national coverage in broadsheets & news features. They’ve set out all-encompassing marketing plans & constantly challenged & driven the client, its partners & agents.

Richard Harding, Director, Bray Fox Smith

TK Associates ran a first-class project for us. I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking for a highly professional communications and marketing firm. Their project was designed to underpin our development of a countryside park and their work went on to win a national award. The team was efficient, responsive, enthusiastic and quality-focused. All members displayed a knowledgeable approach and stayed keenly aware of the project’s objectives. They were proactive and demonstrated excellent professionalism. Of great importance was the excellent working relationship we had throughout the project. In short, TK Associates’ work was excellent.

Peter Mead, Combe Haven Countryside Park

TK Associates translate business goals into practical activity. They’re tenacious and produce results. I especially value their ability to open doors in media and government. Over the last three years, they’ve promoted specific projects as well as managing our corporate programme and have fully appreciated our objectives. They’ve provided media training for our senior team and supported our rebranding. They’ve secured VIP event attendance and media coverage that has far exceeded our expectations. They manage campaigns efficiently and deliver. I can recommend them without hesitation. 

Eva Tyler, Comms Director, Presentation

My colleagues and I, together with our government partners, have worked with TK Associates for the past seven years. Throughout this time, they’ve devised and executed a successful communications strategy to support education-led regeneration. Tariq in particular has helped us to raise the profile and credibility of the area as a business location, to forge links with companies and stakeholders and to attract inward investment. TK Associates are professional and innovative. I’ve particularly valued their support in the development of University of Brighton’s campus in Hastings. I can highly recommend them as a professional and effective communications agency.

Margaret Wallis, University of Brighton

TK Associates are highly proficient, well-versed communications professionals. Their expertise in speech writing and support and in getting the best from the media has been especially invaluable to my company over the years. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to other clients.

John Self, CEO, Elliott Thomas

It was a great pleasure working with TK Associates, who really felt part of the team in delivering this project. I don’t think we could have got this from anyone else. It was a highly professional approach that has been acknowledged as a good piece of work by officers and elected councillors alike as well as colleagues across other local authorities.

Martin Jenks, Hastings Borough Council

TK Associates’ Kick Start package – the workshop session in particular – was a highly constructive process to help me take my business forward. Tariq has a good, analytical mind and the ability to ask the probing questions you need to address when you’re developing a business plan to get a new venture off the ground.

Nigel George, Entrepreneur