We like to work with our clients as part of the team, and we aim to build close, long-term relationships. Here are some of the nice things people have said about us.


Parkin Whitman were a pleasure to work with: thorough and detailed in researching the views of our clients; creative and original in their design suggestions; patient and flexible to the different opinions of our management team; and then organised and structured in managing the designers to deliver to time. Jo and Lucie are a really unique and complementary combination!

Martin Stocks

Quest Search & Selection

Parkin Whitman are great to work with. Friendly, professional and accommodating. They really listened to our organisation’s needs, helped us refine the brief, and oversaw the development of our new website and branding to an incredibly high standard. Jo went far beyond what we expected and has been very happy to help long after the project was finished. I’d definitely recommend them.

Emma Whittington

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

Jo is a highly personable communications specialist. She takes a brief and is able to start delivering very quickly with minimum fuss. She has a good focus on results.

Deborah Oliver

Cordless Consultants

Lucie is an astute marketer who connects with the world of workplace, its issues and challenges. She has produced smart, elegant copy and project managed successful marketing publications and campaigns for Unwired and Cordless Consultants.

Philip Ross

Judicial Appointments Commission

Having worked with Jo on one comms strategy I called her the moment I needed another one. Each time she has turned my semi-formulated, preliminary thoughts into a professional comms strategy in a matter of days. She does it by excellent listening, searching questions and application of her professional skills, always with close attention to the customer’s needs. She then delivers to a very high standard and within deadlines, with rapid and constructive response to all queries.

Sarah Tyerman

Design PRIMA Ltd

Lucie is extremely talented. She possesses the rare skill of understanding the unique relationship every company has with its ‘public’ and the creativity to nurture and enhance it for measurable benefit.  Be it marketing, mission, identity or the broad brush strokes of promotion, her considerable experience can provide a company with a significant asset. Well researched and connected; calm, professional and utterly reliable, you could quickly find yourself wondering how you coped before meeting her. To cap this, she is also fun, and a joy to work with!

David Field

Government Skills

We needed some help for two teams with different communications challenges at pretty short notice. Jo came in and ‘got it’ immediately. She worked directly with each team – whilst keeping me in the loop – and delivered an outline communications strategy as well as developing a visual style for each. Both teams were delighted with the results.

Viv Shaw
Head of Communications

Gamble Aware

Jo is a highly professional marketing and communications practitioner – and nice with it! I would recommend her to any organisation looking for creativity, reliability and strategic counsel.

Ron Finlay

Icon Office Design

Lucie has always provided Icon Office Design with a refreshingly professional and innovative approach to our marketing strategy

Jon Wesson
Managing Director

Colebrook Bosson Saunders

Lucie is a highly valued member of the extended marketing team at CBS. She has excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and a deep understanding of how to bring real commercial value to her communications approach in a number of different media, from print, to events, and online. Lucie brings a real can-do and professional approach to all her work and always delivers excellent results.

Stephen Roberts
Marketing Director

Hopkins Van Mil

As a communications and pr specialist Jo’s advice has been invaluable in maintaining our strategic direction. Her attention to detail ensures that budgets are managed effectively and the programme delivers against its agreed objectives, and she is a great team member, contributing with innovative suggestions and practical solutions. Jo demonstrates enormous commitment and applies the highest standards to all that she undertakes

Henrietta Hopkins

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

Jo offers a rare combination of sound, sensible strategic advice and excellent hands-on implementation. She is quickly able to get to grips with an issue, is open and flexible in her approach, and she never fails to deliver.

Louise De Winter

4ps Marketing

Lucie is the consummate professional. She really gets PR and also understands how to integrate it with other marketing channels. She keeps abreast of all new areas of development and understands online.

Matthew Phelan

Lambeth College

Jo did a great job for the College.  She developed a new, more targeted marketing strategy using student research and feedback to segment our audiences and identify new, cost-effective ways of reaching them, and she helped us embed that strategy into the heart of what we do. She also gave us excellent hands-on support, including with our media relations and with organising the launch of our new sixth form centre.  We were delighted with the results. I would definitely recommend her, both for her sound advice and strategic thinking and for her practical experience.

Christine Griffiths
Vice Principal and Clerk to the Corporation