Cheryl was the ‘website paramedic’ who arrived just when I needed her; in actual fact, she didn’t so much come to my aid in an ambulance, it was more like she swooped me up in her metaphorical designer pink turbo Cadillac. I’m a busy professional, and after getting a little bit too caught up in the day-to-day of my practice, my website was becoming outdated, non-reflective of the service I offer, and frankly an SEO health hazard!
I was lucky enough to be connected with Cheryl after I found myself in the position of having to sack my previous web designer – twice! I just wasn’t getting momentum, good design, or adequate communication – I had to literally drag the work out of them, and eventually gave up.
Cheryl was a breath of fresh air. She made a thorough assessment of my design and brand needs, helped me escape from the boring ‘cookie cutter’, word-stuffed, medical web design so frequently seen on the net. Within a single day, she and I worked together to produce an aesthetically beautiful, functionally efficient website, that ticks all those SEO boxes. I am always so proud to show it to colleagues and clients, and I’ve received great feed-back about it. The best part is, it all came together on a single day, without the frustration of back-and-forth emailing over the tweaking of details.
Cheryl really listened to what I wanted to achieve and she gently steered me away from over-complexity. Her first-and-foremost art and design skills has given me a finished website that’s fresh and fabulous. She teaches you how to maintain your site, she’s always on the end of phone for any tips and tricks, and she is a complete joy to work with.
If you’re looking for a re-vamp or a bright new beginning for your web presence, frankly, you’d be mad not to work with her.
Dr Cath Spencer-Smith, Sportdoc London
“I am so delighted with the our new website. Cheryl is patient and makes the whole process easy and fun. She listens to your ideas and really works with you to achieve an end result which works for you. I highly recommend her and her talent.”
Valerie Merrill, Merrill Consultants
“It can be stressful when you embark on creating a new website. But not when you work with Cheryl. Cheryl and I met up on Monday to create a ‘Website in a Day’ to underpin my rebranding to SassySocialMarketing.com.
We got so much done in one day as Cheryl’s fingers moved like lightening across the keyboard. I’m thrilled with the result, we had a laugh as we worked, and next thing I knew I had a new website I love. I shared it that evening with my friends and business contacts on Facebook and Twitter, and they loved it too.
I highly recommend Cheryl’s ‘Website in a Day’ service, it was a great experience and an exciting result.
Alyson Reay, SassySocialMarketing.com
“Cheryl made the redesigning of our website an absolute joy! She is a pleasure to work with. Understood our brief completely. Added ideas and guidance on how to improve our initial concept and delivered a final design that we are delighted with. I would whole heartedly recommend her to anyone who wants to work one-to-one with the person designing the site. ”
Vicki Baumann, Alphaset Limited
“Cheryl Laidlaw is a creative vixen. Razor sharp. With an eagle eye for detail. A super stylish ladyee who adds a touch of catwalk creativity to a brief. One Design Diva full of sizzle..”
Hela Wozniak-Kay – Sister Snog
“Cheryl did my fantastic website, she took this project all the way through from suggesting ideas to an amazing finished article that is generating new enquiries for me already at such an early stage after completion. Dont hesitate to use Cheryl and her thorough service to build your new website.”
Nick Clive – The Audiology Room, Harley Street
I first met Cheryl nearly a year ago, and when I met her I knew that she would be the designer for my www.sophiaworld.co.uk re-design. Six months later was the successful re-launch of my website and it was delivered in time for SophiaWorld’s day. When I saw the new look – no exaggeration – I could have almost cried, since the new look surpassed my expectations. I continue to get “positive” comments about the website. It is a great marketing tool for my brand. I would say a “yes”, as the X-factor judge would say to using the Reyl design group
Sophia Husbands – Sophiaworld
“If you want to revamp your web presence – Cheryl is your person. It is so rare nowadays to meet the company which will provide you with all your web needs and with creativity.
See for yourself: www.skinnyrichcoach.com.
I have now hired Cheryl to design my new business cards and her latest project I’ve hired Cheryl for was my author’s site.
Cheryl – I can’t praise you enough. Loving my new websites, loving my twitter background – which I might ask you to re-design as my company has now evolved 🙂 and can’t wait for my business cards.Thank you!
Olga Levancuka – Skinny Rich Coach
“I can highly recommend Reyl Design Group for their quality of product and service. My company have, following an introduction, used them on numerous occasions and will continue to do so when the necessity arises at any and every point in the future. We have been blown away by the professionalism, efficiency and finished article on each and every occasion, and are extremely grateful of such.”
Danny Inman – Immedi-Let Ltd
“Before speaking with Reyl Design Group I had the belief that branding was something for ‘Big Corporate’ companies and that we as an SME didn’t need to bother with it. Cheryl showed us why branding is important no matter what level you or your company are currently operating at! Reyl Design Group has since helped us develop a strong brand image and deliver a clear message to our clients! I personally recommend Cheryl to all of my friends and business associates without exception!”
Greg Ellis – Money Tree Ventures
Cheryl is a real gem as she makes what can be quite dry and easily put off become something interesting amd slightly addictive. Having long ignored the call of Social Media I was pleasantly surprised to find that Tweeting was an invaluable way of keeping in touch and up to date with what was going on whether on a personal or commercial level. Our initial session was 90 mins and I came away with the ability to get on with it but more I came away with an underlying interest and curiosity that was engendered by Cheryl’s style of teaching. I would recommend Cheryl to anyone who believes that they can put off learning how to make Social Media work for them. For me, that Elephant in the room is no more. Social Media Coaching is just one of the ways that Cheryl is able to help and having seen her with her graphic design head on I would readily recommend her in that area too.
Melanie Harvey – ip21 Ltd
Cheryl has understood the needs of Cold Chain Group and within 3 months has moved our social media ambitions forward with high results. Thoroughly recommended — and we look forward to working more with Cheryl to develop further.
Malcolm Topping – Cold Chain Group
At last someone in SEO to trust I can now ignore the 10 calls a day from the cowboys out there – all in plain english too!!! A breath of fresh air. Thank you – have a look at her work @simplyfinefoods (twitter) or www.simplyfinefoods.co.uk see what she can do for you.
Adrian Collischon – Simply Fine Foods
“I write a lot – about perceptions, the mind, and how we communicate both with ourselves and those around us. So when it came to putting the finishing touch to, the icing on the cake of, just over two year’s worth of creative thinking, I wanted the ‘outside’ of my new book to be as impactful – in its way – as I felt the content on the inside to be.
Thus began the first steps of my journey to commissioning Cheryl Laidlaw to design my book cover.
The journey was almost like one of the chapters from the book – especially as I knew nothing about Cheryl’s work at that time – and it contained many serendipitous moments, much following of intuitive feelings, and a great deal of trust. It was a wonderful example of cosmic ordering!
At the end of the journey I find I have a meaningful book wonderfully enhanced and set off by a cover that is not just visibly crafted by inspiration, but also subtly alludes, through metaphor, to the essential message of the content. Yes, Cheryl had a working brief, but nothing in that brief prepared me for the next stage! She presented me with several designs from which to choose and my eventual choice (incidentally also that of a book buyer for a national retailer) just seemed to reach out and say “pick me”! I ‘found’ this clever lady through social media connections and seeing her work for, and recommendations by, other people. It was clear to me that she is very good at what she does. At the time I’d never met her in person or even spoken to her on the ‘phone – but this would have made no difference. I went with trust and intuition and made the wonderful discovery that Cheryl’s very extra special expertise is tapping into my vague thoughts and ideas and giving them an expression I could only dream of!
So, a very big ‘Thank You’, Cheryl – you’ve given me a book one certainly can judge by its cover!less”
Peter Wright – Chance to Shine
Cheryl did a great job of designing my website. I wanted something with more of a design feel due to the business I run. Throughout the whole process, she thought about design but also what was easy for me to manage on-going. She was easy to contact by phone and gave me thorough training on WordPress so I can do lots with my new site rather than it being static. She also designed my new corporate logo which I am delighted with. Thank you!
Joanna Gaudoin, Personal & Corporate Image Expert, InsideOut
“I have known cheryl for several years. She designed a fabulous new and revolutionary business card for me nearly 2 years ago which I adored.
So when I needed a refresh and.mobile compatibility upgrade on my website cheryl was the go to girl.
I am so delighted with the outcome. Cheryl is patient and makes the whole process easy and fun. She listens to your ideas and really works with you to achieve an end result which works for you. I highly recommend her and her talent.”
Valerie Merrill, Merrill Consultants
“Cheryl made the redesigning of our website an absolute joy! She is a pleasure to work with. Understood our brief completely. Added ideas and guidance on how to improve our initial concept and delivered a final design that we are delighted with. I would whole heartedly recommend her to anyone who wants to work one-to-one with the person designing the site.”
Vicki Baumann, Alphaset Limited