“I’ve had the good fortune of collaborating with Laura off and on for the last few years. Not only is she one of the most determined and capable person I’ve ever come across, she also has the very unique ability to sit comfortably in the world of startups and the world of ‘big businesses’. She has many strengths and talents as far as I’m concerned, but I wouldn’t hesitate in an instant to work with her on things like (but not exclusively for) - scaling a startup in nee markets, partnership development, operational expertise etc.
Basically, she’s ace.”
— Chris Howard, Music Entrepreneur & Investor
“When I met Laura I have just joined a board of directors of a company, which was going through crowdfunding. From the very first meeting Laura started delivering value; she organized a speaking opportunity at one of the London Tech Week events, she used her network effectively to raise awareness about the campaign, which resulted in very useful meetings and business relationships. Laura has a quality reach on both social media and business orientated professional networks, such as LinkedIn, where she has published an article. This article has resulted in one of investors in Laura’s network supporting our campaign.
I sincerely can’t recommend Laura enough and would use her again at the nearest foreseeable opportunity. ”
— Natasha Terinova, Director of Operations, MUTE
“Laura is delightful to work with. She is the person who delivers their objectives, helps you to deliver yours, offers a solution to the problem that you have been moaning about and then wants to go for a drink to celebrate. Once you put the ego aside and realise that working with Laura will achieve great results in a fun and collaborative way, it is all an absolute blast!”
— Carey Benn, Entrepreneur, Senior Manager and former client
“I’ve known Laura since 2011, where we worked together on a major programme at BlackRock. Laura is strategic in her thinking, but is always creative and pragmatic, looking for opportunities to deliver incremental benefit over time, building toward the ultimate vision. Recently Laura consulted on a piece of work for a start-up. She provided sound business advice, and deftly guided our strategic thinking through the planning process. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. ”
— Michael Kelley, Programme and Technology Leader
“I met Laura through mutual friends years ago. When I was planning to get self-employed, Laura turned out to be highly knowledgeable and supportive when it came to the little day to day problems that I had to face during my startup. She became such a valuable source of information to me that I eventually took a trip to London to meet her. We spent an amazing afternoon together and for me, being completely new to the business, I was stunned to see how the brain of a true entrepreneur works. Every sentence I said, Laura was able to turn into a business idea, future blog post or a way how to handle my business in the future. If I was insecure about how to start out in the beginning, Laura showed me a way how to do it. I am so grateful to have met her all those years ago. Laura is a great mentor and consultant and she still is and will always be my go-to address when I need business advise.”
— Eva Mulder, Former Client
“I have known Laura for some time and have always been impressed with her strategic value add, not just in IB and AM space, but more recently via her consultancy venture. Her understanding of social media channels and how this can be used to open up new client opportunities is top tier. She also has a unique skill tool kit coupled with the gravitas and technical expertise to communicate complex issues into simple language. I have always found her strategic ‘smarts’ to open up new perspectives for my own client base.”
— Daniel Griffin, Consultant, Asset Management
“Laura is a dynamic and committed business professional with a proven track record of achieving targets and business outcomes under pressure and in complex environments. Her entrepreneurial flair and energy is underpinned by deep expertise across a number of management disciplines and sectors with both early stage and large corporate organisations.”
— Elias Patel, Sales Director at Oracle Communications
“Laura was extremely thorough and meticulous, leaving nothing to chance and no stone unturned. She approached every project with the same level of drive and focus, and their success was due in no small part to her dedication in seeing the job through from early draft to completion.
She is without doubt one of the most outstanding and capable individuals I’ve ever been fortunate enough to work with and learn from. I would have no hesitation in recommending Laura and her work. Well-informed, approachable, and always willing to answer a direct questions with a direct answer.”
— Miles Shackley, Communications Manager, BlackRock, Former Colleague
“Laura is an amazing blend of efficiency, organization and confidence. She is a natural leader who has the gift of seeing the “big picture” and identifying each individual’s key talents in order to bring out the best.
She is also a rare mix of talents — an excellent project manager with a strong technical skill base and superb problem-solving skills. Even though she wasn’t training or managing me, I learned something new from her every day.
Her enthusiastic, optimistic attitude was contagious and motivated and energized everyone she came in contact with. I was genuinely excited to be part of what she was creating.”
— Natasha Treadway, Director, Blackrock, Former Colleague