‘Comsteria has provided outstanding creative support on both social media and podcasts with an inherent and natural understanding of our needs, a pragmatic approach that delivers results, great project management and agility. I have no hesitation in recommending you.’
Alex Robertson – Head Of Heritage and Education, Chivas Brothers

‘I’ve worked with Comsteria now for a number of years, previously within my role within a UK wide energy company and most recently within my posts within the third sector, at Future Pathways and the Mental Health Foundation Scotland.
Despite these being very different organisations, Comsteria were able to turn their hand very quickly to the job in hand, taking time to really get to know and understand our subject matter and requirements.
Whether through the delivery of media training for staff, crisis comms support and advice, or the delivery of engaging video and digital content, Emma and Colin have continued to deliver the same high quality, creative work throughout. Not only that, they are both extremely friendly and easy to work with and I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any future projects.’
Anne Hunter, Marketing and Communications Manager, Mental Health Foundation Scotland

‘Emma worked with us to design and produce our video for our new digitalisation product. It was tricky for us to put across exactly what we were looking for but Emma patiently worked with us to create those all important effects and impressive messaging that was needed. The project had a tight deadline but she just made it all work and even slotted in extra time to come in and do some extra filming. We were wowed and delighted with the final result. This lady can work magic with a camera for sure! I’d highly recommend getting in touch if you are looking to invest in video.’
Aimee Doole, Marketing Communications Manager, Booth Welsh

‘The course was excellent, full of practical advice and great examples that were really thought-provoking. The feedback from the workshops was extremely positive with our team putting their learning into practice.’
Janet Lessells – Internal Communications Manager, SGN

‘This training gave me the tools to carry out PR in-house rather than having to spend money on an agency. I have since seen my company in newspapers and industry publications with eye catching photographs and headlines, all helped through my training.’
Emily Harper, John G Russell Group

‘If you require some video creation for your website or social media I would highly recommend Emma. She instantly puts you at ease, making the whole experience more enjoyable. She’s very confident and professional, by taking time to understand your business she gets the key information captured and edited the videos superbly. This made excellent content for us and the feedback has been really positive. This was something I knew I had to do but didn’t want to do but Emma really did make the whole process very easy. The results have increased our engagement and presence online already and the content will be invaluable going forward. 5 stars! Thank you.’
Steven McLean, Director Optimal Physio

‘Colin has been excellent for us. His effortless and engaging way of sharing his knowledge has been completely refreshing and he has made a considerable impact on the skills and confidence of many of our businesses.’
Jim Dunn, Business Development Advisor East Ayrshire Council

‘Very impressed with Emma throughout the process of making this training video. She was extremely helpful, professional and understanding in everything she did and the end product looks great.’
Dougie Birrell, Maintenance Manager

‘Colin is a true master. His media training puts clients at ease, helps to craft compelling answers and tackles difficult questions with a simplicity that inspires confidence.’
Judith O’Leary, Represent Comms

‘We worked with Emma Baker to create a video about the airport’s FlightPath Fund. From the very beginning Emma had a very clear idea about what we wanted to create and she helped to make our ideas a reality. On the day of filming, Emma was calm, organised and professional. She was a joy to work with and all of the FlightPath fund recipients who we went to visit really warmed to her. The end result was brilliant. I’d highly recommend Emma’s services and look forward to working with her again.’
Nicola Macnaughton – Communications Manager, Glasgow Airport

‘Colin gets results quickly by engaging learners in activities closely related to their daily work. He provides challenges in an entertaining manner and demonstrates theory through activities. Advance preparation and after service is conducted with apparent ease. We now use him for advanced media training with confidence it will give us the desired benefits.’
Maggie Cochrane – Learning and Development Business Partner, Scottish Natural Heritage

‘Put simply, Colin is an expert advisor on PR for business. His personalised, interactive and targeted coaching approach is sure to assist any business professional in developing an impactful media presence for their brand.’
Stephani Hepburn – Director of Digital Education, DigiTech Learning | Karbon Digital

‘Colin Kelly and Emma Baker have been providing feedback to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation since 2015. Colin’s hosting skills training for our Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) was an extremely useful and practical experience in which he gave us pointers, prompts and the confidence required to sit in front of the camera and speak to both our guests and the online audience. The second element of their work has been equally vital: Colin and Emma have watched approximately 100 circular economy broadcasts in three years, during which they evaluated our role as hosts and evaluated the general experience of being a participant at the DIF. The daily feedback they provided helped inspire us to improve not just year-on-year, but day-after-day. Their feedback is designed to support us to improve, but they don’t hold back if they think our standards are below par, which is something we all appreciate.’
Colin Webster, Education Content Manager – Ellen Macarthur Foundation

‘It has been a real eye opener for us working with Colin and Emma on promoting our business. They have been brilliant in helping us build our online and social media profile and expand our client base. They are full of creative and original ideas on how to stand out from the crowd and get your message across to new and bigger audiences. We’ll be coming back soon to keep us moving forward and growing!’
Gillian Baker, BG Family Law

‘Thank you so much I’ve attended meetings with Colin and workshops.I always learn so much and leave feeling really inspired and focused on the direction to take my business!!’
Lisa McAllister, Hair And MakeUp Artist

‘I attended a workshop run by Colin Kelly today called “Get your business noticed”. It was all about getting as much free PR coverage as possible and he gave me so many great ideas. I am not going to tell you more as this is a workshop which anyone running or thinking of starting a business must attend! Great work Colin and many thanks for your time.’
Bruce Martin

‘As a result of your press release training I’ve had two PR stories published recently with business resulting from both of them. Couldn’t have done it without you, thanks!’
Ronnie McLaren

‘100% recommended if you are looking for great results and someone to look after your editorial needs’
Ricky Singh, Ricky Singh Personal Training

‘Pure dynamite! Your training workshops are an absolute MUST for anyone who wants any possibility of having the right tools to help succeed in promoting their business. I simply couldn’t get my head around a succinct way of explaining what I do until I attended your workshop.’
Daniel Callaghan, IT Consultant

‘Having trained with Colin before, I knew the session on content would be a good mix of real life examples, useful tools and generating ideas based on what I’m already working on. Revisiting story angles like human interest, top line statistics and removing jargon from Colin’s perspective was really useful and has given me ideas that I can take away and start using straightaway. I’m already asking questions about clients that I haven’t answered in their PR before and getting some great stories from it.’
Gemma Bradley,PR and Marketing Specialist

‘Our team really enjoyed the media training session. They found it engaging, useful and gained lots of practical skills. Importantly, it helped to build their confidence and dispel myths about the media. We would definitely recommend it to others!’
Lisa Kerr, Wightlink Ferries

‘Colin breaks things down in a clear, easy and manageable way, dispels myths about media and increases confidence in writing press releases and getting in contact with journalists. Great training and trainer!’
Justine Duncan – Events and Communications Manager, Alliance Scotland.

‘Colin showed us techniques which were so simple to put into practice that after the first session I did just that. By the following week I had a full page article in three local newspapers without spending any money on advertising.’
Carol Brown,Cazbro Coaching.

‘I found the social media training delivered by Colin Kelly to be enlightening, upbeat and dynamic. Colin’s informal delivery and step by step instruction made the training highly enjoyable and informative.’
Martin Cassidy, Martin Cassidy Healthcare