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Oliver Wastell

Access Intelligent Services Limited is a Nottingham based company which specialises in producing bespoke software solutions tailor made to meet the data management needs of businesses.

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I’m writing to show my appreciation for the job done by Phil Simpson recently.

We had designed the programme and other items for an awards night, but as the client was making numerous amendments we were getting very close to the time of the event, leaving it tight to get the job printed in time.

One call to Phil and everything was sorted, we got the artwork to him on a Thursday lunchtime and by 11am the following Monday, a box full of 20 page programmes had been delivered to my client in Croydon for the event that night.

Even though the turnaround was extremely tight, the quality didn’t suffer, Phil managed to produce a programme that everybody I spoke to at the event commented on, so thank you Phil, it’s very much appreciated!

Mark Leary - Partner

For Code Print, from Mark Leary, blu:72 Creative 26.11.13

I am writing to say thank you for the fabulous painting and decorating job that you did at our large Victorian property on Whittingham Road, Nottingham, which has returned the property to its former glory.  Having used your services in the past, on several smaller jobs, instilled us with the confidence to use you for this larger project which was completed within the agreed cost and timescales.  Your attention to detail in the preparation was clearly evident in the quality of the finish.  The property was also left in a clean and tidy condition upon completion of the work.  I therefore would not hesitate to recommend the services of B 4 Painting to others.

For B 4 Painting, from Oliver Wastell, RPB Properties Limited 22.01.13

We approached MBC to offer a solution for a new telephone system for our business. We
had originally approached BT and were certain we would use them, but as time went on it
became tiresome organising our requirement with BT. MBC were recommended to us via
an independent business we had successfully worked with so we asked MBC for their ideas.
Very quickly, they submitted a suitable solution for a fair price, so we enlisted their
services. We found their solution to be exactly what we were looking for. They could have
tried to sell us a higher specified system than we required, but they didn’t. It was clear
they submitted a plan they genuinely believed to be right for us, allowing us to grow the
telephone system as we grow our business.
I would be happy to recommend MBC to anyone I know and would certainly consider
using them again for any future communication development within our organisation.

For Managed Business Communications, from Mark Canning, MD, Contemporary Trade Flooring 02.12.2012

I would thoroughly recommend the services of Phil Simpson at Code Print.

Phil has produced a number of printed items for us over the last 12 months and every time they come in on budget, on time and are printed to the highest standard. I have subsequently passed Phil's details onto a number of our clients which is not something I’ve done for any other printers to date, due to the fact that others may try and poach the design work for themselves, but with Phil, I trust him and we have developed a very good working relationship.

If you have any print requirements, use Code Print!


For Code Print, from Mark Leary

I have used Phil Simpson of Code Print for a large number of different printing jobs over the past few months. Some have been straightforward posters or flyers, while others have been items such as pens, bags, folders, till wobblers, leaflet dispensers and printed whiteboards. In many cases I have gone out to three or four companies for quotes on an individual job and in every case Phil’s quote has been very competitive.

Phil has also proved to be much more than a print broker as he has picked up on minor issues with artwork which had been missed at our end, flagging them up to us and then taking action himself to address them wherever possible. He has also provided expert advice on the options available to provide the result we were looking for on an unusual project.

He is always able to deliver on time and is quick to respond to and solve any queries or problems.

I would definitely recommend Phil on both price and service for any printing work.

Ali Marsland

Writing, editing and PR services

For Code Print, from Ali Marsland

When our washing machine broke down I contacted Chris for help.

He came round after normal working hours within a day or two and was the first tradesman I’ve come across to put plastic overshoes on before entering the property.

Chris clearly knew his way around the inside of a washing machine and was able to explain in terms that I could understand what the problem was and how it could be resolved.

He left the area clean and tidy and as the diagnosis was that we needed a new machine, he did not charge us for his efforts, even though he had spent significant time testing the machine.

I would definitely recommend Chris for his excellent customer service and will be using him again whenever we need any electrical or appliance work.

Ali Marsland

Writing, editing and PR services

For CMS Lites, from Ali Marsland

Just to thank you for the EPC you provided for my parents recently.

They informed me the work was done smoothly and un-intrusively, with respect for both themselves and their home.

They were also happy with the turnaround of it. The survey was carried out and they received the certificate within about 24 hours.

Also the price you provided was very competitive, and around half that of most solicitor's.

Thank you again. I would gladly recommend your services to my other family members and also to my business contacts with the confidence that you and your company would deliver high quality work every time.

For CC Ltd, from Matt Williams, ACS

I am writing to say thank you for the excellent job you did proof reading and editing new content for one of our websites. I knew that the content needed a degree of polishing but I simply did not have the time to give up for the task. I was extremely pleased with the speed and efficiency with which you completed the task and with the quality of the finished content. You are obviously very talented at what you do and are able deliver true value for money.

I will happily refer you to others without hesitation and continue to use your services going forward. Thank you again.

For WordBusiness, from Oliver Wastell, Director, Access Intelligent Services Ltd

Luke Fildes of 360 Audio Vision has helped us to refine all of our TV systems in our house, including fitting a booster in loft, adding new aerial sockets, walling mounting two televisions and plaster boarding walls to conceal all cables associated with the devices.

Luke was friendly, helpful and reliable, completing all work exactly as described, we are delighted with the results and strongly recommend Luke’s services.

We are looking forward to working with Luke on future projects.

For 360 Audiovision, from Craig Barker, Business Team Chapter BNI

I am writing to say thank you for the on-going accountancy service you are providing for my two businesses Access Intelligent Services Limited and RPB Properties Limited. It was two years ago that my previous accountant advised me that he did not have the expertise to act for RPB Properties Limited. Since moving over to Higson & Co, your wealth of experience is evident and nothing I have thrown at you has ever been a problem. Your advice and contacts have and continue to be instrumental in the growth of my businesses.

In addition I would like to express my gratitude for the discounted fees you charged for my first year with you. Your bill was substantially less than your initial quote which came as a pleasant surprise. It’s great to have an accountant that really does care about seeing the businesses of his clients flourish.

I am also grateful for the customer care you have shown to those that I have referred to Higson & Co, namely my parents that value having your expertise at their disposal for the site development they are planning and my doctor friend who is grateful for the professional advice provided in setting up in business as a private consultant.

For Higson and Co, from Oliver Wastell, Access Database Solutions

I am just writing to say how pleased I have been on several occasions now when I have used the services of Code Print.

The flyers you produced for my businesses marketing campaign were of an extremely high standard and were produced in a short period of time, at short notice, the Christmas promotional cards that Code Print produced for me were at the same high standard.

Over all an excellent service was provided all round, I would have no hesitation in recommending the services provided by Code Print to anyone, I will definitely be using code Print again myself.

For Code Print, from Brian McAleer, Picknfix Locksmiths

Thank you for the electrical installation work recently carried out at my premises. I was very happy with the work done.

The work was carried out within the time frame you gave me, you made sure the area was left clean and tidy, and the team was very professional and respectful.

I also found it refreshing that you explained what was happening each step of the way, which meant i knew and understood exactly what was happening throughout. I also found that your prices were competitive

Thank you again. I would gladly recommend your services to my contacts.

For CMS Electrical, from Matthew Williams, Affinity Care Solutions

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the excellent work your company carried out on my home.

I was very happy with the quality of the alarm system you installed for us, its subtly fitted inside and yet the box is clearly visible outside so as to provide a deterrent to intruders.

The quote we received was very competitive, and i was very pleased by the quality of your workmanship and friendly demeanour.

It was also refreshing to see the effort you went to to clean up the work area at the end of the day, saving myself another job.

I would certainly recommend your services to any of my contacts seeking an alarm installation or service, as well as use your services again myself.

For 360 Audio Vision, from Matthew Williams, Affinity Care Solutions

A few weeks ago Chris happened to mention in his 60 seconds that he was looking for people with faulty electrical appliances, specifically mentioning washing machines. I immediately filled out a referral form as the previous day my washer had decided to stop rinsing and spinning and had locked the door with my washing inside it.

Chris came to my house that day and quickly identified the problem and repaired it. I was delighted as I had thought I may have to go out and buy a new machine.

I was impressed at the priority Chris gave to my washer, particularly as he was about to go away on holiday. However, he made sure the repair was done before he went.

On the 10th May, Chris returned to my house with his son to sort out another problem which we had identified. Not only did he fix that satisfactorily but his son sawed a large branch of one off my trees and helped me fill a skip with garden refuse. Above and beyond the initial agreement.

Chris is a conscientious, reliable, skilled electrician and DIY man and I already have some other business lined up for him as I was so pleased with his efficiency and professionalism.

For CMS Electrical, from Lesley Brown, Rainbow Training

I recently asked you to conduct conveyancing work for my clients in relation to purchasing a new property and after a recent meeting the feedback from them has been fantastic with regards to the service you have provided to them.

You have also recently completed work for another of my clients where the property sale was not so straight forward, and the situation was quite sensitive to say the least. I had pleasure in receiving a phone call from my client informing me that she had completed the purchase of the property and thanking me for introducing you to her.

No doubt your assistance with advising my clients through the stressful process of purchasing and selling their properties, has bought added value to my client proposition and again I would like to express my thanks and gratitude, for your efforts.

For Sheltons Solicitors, from Paul Jones, Integral Financial Planning

Thank you for your advice regarding my accounts and businesses.

Your advice has helped me to move my company forward and go in the direction that I wanted it to.

Without your sound advice I would still be controlled by my businesses and not controlling my business.

I look forward to working with you on my business long term. I have no hesitation in recommending you and your company.

For Higson & Co, from Chris Spencer, CMS Electrical

Thank you for helping me and my with my Life insurances.

There is a lot of comparison sites and wrong information out there and because you are independent you were able to show me and explain all the different options that would suit me and my wife and our lifestyles and budgets.

We were able to agree to a policy that suited our needs you personal service was excellent from first contact and I have no hesitation in recommending you and your company.

For Integral Financial Planning, from Chris Spencer, CMS Electrical

I would thoroughly recommend the services of Chris Spencer at CMS.

I asked Chris to fit a set of new electric sockets in our office, and I was very impressed by the whole service. The price was good, the quality of work was perfect and everything went smoothly from start to finish. He advised us on every part of the work and also helped with giving us an idea of how much some future work might cost, to help us budget for it.

Many thanks.

For CMS Electrical , from Mark Leary, Creative Director, Blu:72

Thank you very much for all your help with the fixing of my car and its water leak.

I have been struggling to get someone to fix the problem on my car, which you kindly gave up your week-end to help fix the problem.

I would have no hesitation in using your services again in the future or recommending you to others.

For CMS Electrical, from James Stewart, Stewart and Baker

Thank you very much for all your help with David and Leona Darby, who got into some difficulty with a second property they owned in Nottingham.

They have been struggling financially and were not in a position to continue with the repayment on their second property.

After talking to you and allowing you to take over the property it has helped them move on with their lives in a positive way

I would have no hesitation in using your services again in the future or recommending you to others.

For RPB Properties Ltd, from James Stewart, Stewart and Baker

Thank you very much for all your help with my transfer of my pension from Boots this will enable me to enhance my pension pot over the next 10 years and also give me the option to use my pension to develop Stewart and Baker.

All the advice and support you have given me over my pension has helped me and my company in a great number of ways

I would have no hesitation in using your services again in the future or recommending you to others.

For Integral Financial Planning, from James Stewart, Stewart and Baker

Thank you very much for all your help with the remortgage on our property in December 2010.

We both felt at ease with you professionalism and the way you kept us up to date with the progress of our application

I would have no hesitation in using your services again in the future or recommending you to others.

For IFA Financial Services, from James Stewart, Stewart and Baker

Thank you very much for all your help with a number of IT issues also with the repair of my laptop.

I was struggling to get my IT issues and laptop sorted for a long while until you came and sorted out all my issues and I am now able to function better as a company.

I would have no hesitation in using your services again in the future or recommending you to others.

For JPT Solutions, from James Stewart, Stewart and Baker

I am writing to express my delight with the quality of the LED down-lighters I recently purchased from your company. The old spot lights I’ve replaced had a power rating of 50W which I have now managed to reduce to 2W with the new LED lights. That is 4% of the original power consumption which will certainly help bring down my annual electricity bill!

My past experience with energy efficient lighting has not been good. I have in the past found them to be dim with the quality of light being poor. That is certainly not the case with these new LED lights! The quality and brightness of the light is fantastic and ideal for the kitchen where they are used. Taking into consideration the energy savings and the significantly longer life span of the new lights, the investment in these LED lights is more than worthwhile.

It is good to know that I will now not have to continue changing down-lighters every other month! I’ve now been using the LED lights for a few months and they’re still going strong and have been absolutely trouble free. The trouble I previously had with the power supply to the lights over-heating causing the lights to intermittently turn on and off has also been solved with the new lights as they do not get hot like the old ones did.

Thank you for your help in identifying and supplying suitable replacement LED lighting.

For CMS Lites, from Oliver Wastell, Access Intelligent Services

After 6 months of looking around & talking to various accountancy companies we were lucky enough to be introduced to Simon & Gill of Higson & Co.

With their no nonsense, straight talking approach we have found them a perfect fit for our business, we know exactly were we stand in the current climate & are always forewarned of any changes that may affect us.

We have been with Higsons for 6 months now, we have no intention of changing accountants & would not hesitate to recommend them.

For Higson and Co, from Roz Verity, Verisafe Plumbing

Caroline and I would like to thank you for taking the time to look at our mortgage recently, I have to admit that your advice to stay with our current provider was both pleasing and unexpected and it is great credit to your ethical approach to your business which was very obvious for us both to see. As we agreed at the time we look forward to hearing from you if something more appropriate comes available to us and will have no hesitation in recommending your services to those who ask us. Thanks again.

For Paul Jones IFA, from Tristan Day, Sandwich Bank

I am writing to formally thank you for the support and advice you provided 12 months ago. It has in the last few days proved its worth a thousand fold when my business suffered a computer hard-drive failure. This could have proved disastrous for my business as the hard-drive in question contained all my business data.

Fortunately having followed your advice and implemented a very cost-effective data backup solution, my business data remained accessible on-line and on another computer with which a duplicate of the data was available.

Sometimes we believe that these things will never happen to us, however this is the second time I have had a computer hard-drive failure in as many years and thanks to your advice I have managed to avoid disaster. I have no reservations in recommending your services to others and your support is greatly appreciated.

For JPT Solutions, from Oliver Wastell, RPB Properties

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to fix something you do not understand!

JPT have been absolutely vital in helping our business overcome problems quickly, with little disruption to the business; resulting in very little downtime.

JPT are calm, highly responsive and clear experts in their field.

With the best will in the world, most businesses cannot avoid the IT issues which then go on to ruin the days plans, or even the week.

Problems you do not plan for;

  • Emails issues
  • Lost data
  • Failing hard drives
  • Broken laptops
  • Pirate software
  • Security and encryption
  • Business continuity
  • Websites going down

Such problems are always made worse when you spend hours trying to fix it yourself!

The team at Fresh would whole-heartedly recommend JPT Solutions – in particular, their Managed Services package ensures the costs do not spiral out of control , no matter how many unpredictable problems you have.

For JPT Solutions, from Kirsty Cambers, Fresh Marketing

For Fresh, Higsons have been more than just an accountancy practice.

Higsons have delivered extra value for us as a young growing business;

  • Advice & support with payroll, developing team targets and management, detaching ourselves as Directors, from day to day micro-management
  • Trustworthy experts to advise us on how to reduce previously crippling tax bills
  • Business Consultation on how we progress, grow & manage cash flow
  • A source of new business and ongoing referrals/ testimonials

Not only can we stay focused on what we are good at and running the business, but we have a partnership in nursing our business through growth.

The team at Fresh would whole heartedly recommend Higsons as an added value accountancy practice.

For Higson and Co, from Kirsty Cambers, Fresh Marketing

Tony and Mark of B4 Painting decorated our halls stairs and landing.

The job was completed to a high level, on time and on budget, you cannot ask any more.

I love decorating, but have a busy schedule and love to spend my spare time with my family. It just makes sense for me to get a professional company like B4 painting to complete the work.

I hope to work with B4 painting, many times to come. I strongly recommend the use of their services.

Thanks for everything chaps, a job well done!

For B4 Painting, from Craig Barker, Baseline

Thank you very much for the work you team carried out at Dave’s House.

The quality of work and prompt service has enabled Dave to move in to his new home ahead of time

Your team member was very polite clean and well presented and cleaned up after he had completed his work

We would have no hesitation recommending your services to any of our present or future clients.

For CMS Electrical, from Jimmy Stewart, Stewart and Baker

Thank you very much for setting up the wireless connection for my laptop.

This has enabled me to get on with my work instead of having to wait for my daughters or my wife to finish with the computer at home.

I was struggling to get it set up but you came and sorted it out in no time.

I would have no hesitation in using your services again in the future or recommending you to others.

For JPT Solutions, from Jimmy Stewart, Stewart and Baker

Thank you very much for setting up the pension scheme at Bakers Waste, one of our most valued clients.

This has proved to be a welcome addition to the benefits on offer to the staff, and is seen very much as a positive step forward by the company.

Our companies standing and reputation has certainly been enhanced by our introducing your services to this client

We would have no hesitation recommending your services to any of our present or future clients.


For Paul Jones IFA, from Jimmy Stewart, Stewart and Baker

Tony Towers and Mark Benner from B 4 Painting have undertaken three painting projects for RPB Properties Limited over the last six months and the service provided in every case has gone well beyond expectations.

The first project was for an elderly tenant who was moving into a retirement cottage. Not only was the work carried out in good time and to the agreed cost, but the quality of the work was great and the service provided excellent – my former tenant is still happily singing their praises.

The other projects were both conducted within tight deadlines and although B 4 Painting were given very little notice, their flexibility ensured that the jobs were completed in time for which I was extremely grateful. The prices charged were extremely competitive and I won’t hesitate to use their services again. I give B 4 Painting my full endorsement for any painting work one might require.

For B 4 Painting, from Oliver Wastell, RPB Properties

Brian Watkinson from Shelton's Solicitors helped us with our will and going forward he will be helping us with various business advice and legal documents. He was very easy to speak to and very thorough.

He gave us very frank, honest advice with our Will. He had an eye for details and no imperfection on our old Will escaped him.

Brian will have the foresight to make sure that you cover yourself as much as possible as far as your Will is concerned and make sure you you don’t leave your family open to any unnecessary grief in the event of something happening to you.

I feel that it is very important to protect your family. If you feel the same, then Brian is the right person to speak to. I would not hesitate in recommending his services.

For Shelton’s Solicitors, from Craig Barker, Baseline

Rob has made it a smooth and easy transition from our previous IT support as well as with our move to other premises. At the same time retrieving much of the data and replacing a crashed hard-drive at a difficult time.

We now have a regular backup of data and emails and with efficiency monitoring, the PCs and laptops continue to work at a good speed. I am confident in JPT Solutions ability to solve any problem that may arise very promptly as well as being readily contactable and he is able to deal with very many problems via remote access.  His rates are also very competitive.

For JPT Solutions, from David Bytham, IT 'n' Ink

I attended Sheltons offices this year to have my will updated and was very pleased with the service I received.
Brian Watkinson gave me good sound advice when needed, and the will was drawn up very efficiently, with all aspects explained to me.
This has given me great peace of mind, I know my loved ones will be catered for in the event of my demise, without unwarranted delay.

For Sheltons Solicitors, from Jo Caudell, Utility Warehouse

Having been informed by mutual clients of the quality of services provided by Fresh Marketing Solutions Ltd, I signed up to attend a web marketing workshop they were running at the end of May 2009 at the Dakota Hotel near Junction 26 of the M1.

The obvious aim here was to attain a greater understanding of how we could generate more customers from our website, which, it is fair to say, had previously served merely as a notice board.

I could not possibly overstate the quality of the whole experience of dealing with the team at Fresh, from the handling of the booking procedure by Bryan Gray through to the quality of the course material provided by Craig Barker and his colleague David Stump.

Following my attendance on this workshop, I have amended both the ResQ website and one for my holiday cottage in Norfolk (www.summerbreezecley.co.uk), resulting in considerable increases in visitor traffic and substantial new revenue streams.

Given the success that has resulted from my attendance on this workshop, I, understandably, would not hesitate to recommend the services of Fresh Marketing Solutions Ltd.

For Fresh Marketing Solutions, from Neil Harvey, ResQ Management Resources

Paul has helped us with various personal and business advice and solutions.  We were very pleased with the way he made sure we understood everything before we made any decisions.

He gave us very frank, honest advice on various matters from life cover to investments and pensions.  We cannot recommend his services highly enough.

If you're looking for someone who will advise you against doing something that is not in your best interest, even if that means he loses out on the potential commission, then Paul is the right IFA for you.

Paul is the best person to speak to if you are wanting to secure or make the most of your financial situation.  We are looking forward to working with Paul for the long term to make ourselves more prosperous.

For Positive Solutions, from Craig Barker, Baseline

Thank you for providing me with a plan of action to upgrade my house and business electrical wiring up to the latest industry standards.

Whilst I could not afford to have everything done at once you have been helpful in prioritising the most important work, so that I can in stages bring the electrical wiring up-to-date according to my most urgent needs.

The essential initial improvements were done quickly and efficiently to neatly fit in with the business moving into my own home, as well as tidying up and safely securing loose ends of wiring at the old business premises in time for ending the lease.

Your staff are always very helpful and friendly and I will be very happy to recommend your company to any business or household requiring your high standard of service.

For CMS Electrical, from David Bytham, IT 'n' Ink

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