As a medium sized charity aiming to improve the lives of vulnerable adults, we had to think long
and hard about directing some of our limited and precious resources to working with a marketing
and communication agency. We were however acutely aware that if we were to significantly
increase awareness of our organisation and its work and generate greater backing from the
wider community including business and corporate support and sponsorship we needed help
and guidance to do so.
We went through a lengthy and rigorous process of meeting a number of agencies and were
immediately impressed with Nexus who stood out as not only competent and skilled but genuinely
interested in what we were trying to achieve as a charity. They listened, really listened to us, and
responded in a very thoughtful and intelligent way. They did not give us the “prepared pitch” but
took time to understand and then talked through options and ideas. From the beginning we felt we
were genuinely in a partnership and were working with a highly professional team but very importantly
one that was genuine, person centred and prepared to take the time to understand us.
Nexus have enabled us to transform our branding and promotional materials and guided us expertly
through the process of exploring and clarifying our mission and vision for the organisation and the
messages we need to convey to engage with a wider group of stakeholders and supporters.
They have recently been pivotal to the successes of our first major promotional and fundraising
event. Supporting us from the development and creation of the event concept, through all the
stages of organisation, marketing, branding and promotion of the event through to its successful
execution. They used their considerable and impressive contacts and links within the business
and corporate community to generate support for the event enabling us to raise over £10,000,
an amazing sum for our first venture.
Our partnership with Nexus had been truly transformational for Onside. Although we have been
operating for over 20 years, our wider profile was extremely low. Within a year of working with
Nexus this position has been radically improved and we are hugely appreciative of the input they
have had and the impact of this on our charity.
The really impressive thing about Nexus is not simply what they do but how they do it and this is
essentially about the quality and integrity of the team they have. They have not just done a job for
us but have wholeheartedly thrown themselves in to the task of raising our profile and our capacity
to generate support for our work. Everyone we have worked with at Nexus has inspired trust and
delivered consistently on their commitments. They are fun to work with, creative and inspiring,
honest and with an extremely collaborative approach. They care about what they do, just as we do,
and their passion and determination to get things right perfectly matches ours. We cannot
recommend them highly enough or thank them enough for what they are doing for our charity.