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David Scorteccia

“I would encourage anyone to share their business ideas with external minds and I couldn’t recommend enough for Giles to be on the other side of the table. Giles immensely helped me and my team to define the perfect brand statement for my business. After sharing the statement with my colleagues and collaborators, I noticed a great shift in how everyone – all of a sudden – seemed to be aligned with the brand goals and values. And, consequently, performance rose. He offered coaching with me which felt extremely thorough, comprehensive and understanding. I have to admit, I’ve had great fun doing this with Giles. I highly recommend working with Giles to anyone who has a brand which they are REALLY passionate about and want to get some proper organisation and alignment going on!”

DAVID SCORTECCIA, FOUNDER & PRODUCT CREATOR, SONNECT
Mehrnaz Campbell

“I met Giles at a networking meeting in Edinburgh, where he was speaking about branding. At the time I was looking to update our marketing and our PR Strategy and reached out to him afterward the meeting to see if he could help us with our branding and marketing strategy. Within minutes of talking to him, I decided he was the right man for the job. He has a brilliant brain and knows how to use it. He also has a lovely unassuming, humble mannerism about him. You cannot help but like him. I checked out his website and like what others had to say about Giles. Most people were saying don’t put branding off and those who had hesitated to engage Giles wished they had asked him to come and help them sooner. I did not hesitate and asked Giles to help us straight away and I am delighted he is part of our team and we get to tap into his brain and his creativity.”

MEHRNAZ CAMPBELL, Founder & CEO, Cheemia & Cheemia ReSET
Kerstin Gruenling

“Working with Giles was incredible. He is very thorough and if you lack clarity about your own brand, by working with Giles you will get it! He takes all on board, asks many questions, will challenge you at times and then he makes the (what I thought) impossible possible and creates your branding! Giles is an incredibly creative designer but also a fine strategist – which means the work he delivers is not just “pretty” – it is deeply thought through!
He does consider everything and then comes up with something that is truly genius! Giles created the most beautiful brand and logo for my business, which fits me and my why to a tee!I have seen work that Giles has done for other very different businesses and again – he IS a genius. Giles has a wonderful passion for what he does and this shines through in all the results. I cannot recommend Giles enough to anyone or any company that needs a thorough, thought through and genius brand, branding or re-branding! And as a bonus, he is a great person too – I have not yet met anyone who would not say only the nicest things about him as a person AND as a professional. Giles is just awesome!”

KERSTIN GRUENLING, OWNER, KERSTIN BRAND PHOTOGRAPHY
Ewan Robertson

“Giles developed the creative content for Scotland Loves Local, a high profile national campaign launched by Scotland’s Towns Partnership in association with Scottish Government. The logo and other content developed by Giles was perfectly tailored to the campaign’s messaging and targeting. In addition’ Giles was highly professional to work with, being quickly responsive to changing needs and requests, and providing all the necessary marketing support to ensure the timely launch of the campaign and its website. I would certainly recommend working with Giles and Brand Satellite for your branding and marketing needs.”

EWAN ROBERTSON, POLICY & COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE, SCOTLAND'S TOWNS PARTNERSHIP
Richard Coope

“On realising that we wanted to work on our brand and branding, I reached out for help to a wide audience. Giles very quickly was able to give us the confidence that he would be able to help us understand and clarify our message to the wider world. Giles conducted an extremely instructive and enjoyable brand workshop, he has helped to tease out the key elements of our business, helping us define our future strategy. Giles is a pleasure to work with, being clear in his goals, hitting deadlines and delivering interesting and illuminating results. I would recommend Brand Satellite to anyone who is wanting to develop their brand.”

RICHARD COOPE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, POINT PROGRESS
Amy Reilly

“It’s never easy to see your own brand clearly, sometimes comically so, there are just so many barriers there! Working with Giles has been eye-opening, interesting and fun, and I feel my brand is now in good hands with a clear plan for development.”

AMY REILLY, MANAGING DIRECTOR, DANGEROUS STUDIO
Doug Wilson

“I have worked with Giles on several projects now and always found that he “grasps” what we need, even if I don’t make it very clear. The branding he created after a company acquisition was great and has been adopted as the company standard for exhibition materials. Giles is very easy to work with and still manages a smile, even after the last possible deadline has passed! A great creative talent and a pleasure to work with.”

DOUG WILSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SMITHY HOUSE ASSOCIATES
PJ Darling

“I’ve now worked with Brand Satellite (and Giles in particular) on the launch of three businesses. The main reason being that Giles is not only a creative force to be reckoned with but unusually for a creative brings both commercial nous and delivers on time and on budget. In effect it’s like having the advantages of a big London agency without the commensurate fees. He has a unique ability to discern what’s unique but also relevant about each company and then communicate that to the target audience in a creative manner. To date our work together has resulted in the first company being sold for £50m, the second is the fastest growing broadband firm in the UK and the third (just launched) shows great promise. These successes are in no small part due to Giles’ brand building expertise. After more than 10 years of working together I continue to recommend him to anyone that is looking for class leading branding and marketing expertise.”

PJ DARLING, CEO, ITTRIA
John Wilkinson

“I have recently used Giles to help with rebranding the company. The message of Mycos needed more oomph to catch people’s attention. Giles spent a lot of time understanding the background to the company and what we were trying to do. As a result of his input, Mycos is about to re-launch its website and looking forward to its impact in the months to come. Mycos works in the SME market, but I believe Giles’ experience would cover all sizes of business. If you are looking for someone to have a look at your current marketing/branding I would highly recommend him.”

JOHN WILKINSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR, MYCOS
Brendan Reilly

“Working with Giles is an absolute pleasure. He has the skill and patience to really grasp what you want to achieve for your business and shows you how to get there. He not only understands how to make the most of your brand, he also knows how to communicate his ideas back to you. I highly recommend his brand workshop, it really makes you think about how your business and brand works.”

BRENDAN REILLY, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DANGEROUS STUDIO
Carol Langston

“We had great pleasure in welcoming Giles as a guest speaker for our rural business management degree students. What really impressed us was his breadth of knowledge and experience and sheer passion for branding. I would highly recommend Giles as a speaker who keeps the audience enthralled! The audience leave knowing how getting branding right can really make the difference in building a successful business.”

DR CAROL LANGSTON, DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE ACADEMY FOR THE RURAL AND NATURAL ECONOMY, SRUC
Joanne Brindley

“Brindley Associates used Giles to design a logo and develop a brand toolkit for our new look business re-branding. We were so delighted with the result that we have returned to Giles for exhibition stands and other marketing design work. As design professionals Brindley have exacting standards and Giles’ imaginative approach and unending patience throughout the whole design process is to be highly commended.”

JOANNE BRINDLEY, MANAGING DIRECTOR, BRINDLEY ASSOCIATES
Alex Hewitt

“I would recommend Giles to anyone who is involved in branding or marketing and wants some great insight into their product or offering. I loved working with Giles! He’s been instrumental in helping Findr plan the next part of its journey to market. Giles and I met when I was so immersed in my start-up that I had almost lost the power of normal conversation. When I needed to identify the real value we were offering to both sides of our marketplace, his work allowed me to articulate the benefits of Findr in plain language. He was a massive help!”

ALEX HEWITT, FOUNDER, FINDR
Heather Gordon

“I worked with Giles on a local re-branding project for an SME based in Peebles. Giles literally walked the business owners through the branding process, they felt involved and empowered, and the process re-ignited their passion for their business. Within a month of completion, their turnover increased by 40%. Giles’s approach of involving and empowering his clients results in the business becoming more viable and sustainable. I would not hesitate in recommending Giles for this and his expertise and knowledge of branding.”

HEATHER GORDON, COACH & MENTOR, HEATHERGORDON.SCOT
Bob Hall

“I really enjoyed working with Giles. He really had an amazing knack for peeling the onion layers back in search of the perfect creative concept that fits the brief, no matter how challenging. His imagination and improvisational skills in ideation sessions are matched by his confident presentation skills. He’s someone you definitely want on your side.”

BOB HALL, GRAND POOBAH OF PONDERING, VOLUNTEER
Andy Maciver

“I have been contracting Giles for 10 years in a variety of roles for a variety of clients. He uses his experience at some of the world’s biggest advertising agencies and applies it in a small business, intimate setting. He is versatile and creative, and is as valuable to me and my clients on a piece of brand identity work as he is on a national advertising campaign. Use him.”

ANDY MACIVER, DIRECTOR, MESSAGE MATTERS
Jenna Young

“I would work with Giles again in a heartbeat. It’s been a decade but unlike many people I’ve crossed paths with his work and work ethic stands out and sets him apart. Giles is an inherently strategic creative – in our scrappy Amsterdam agency we produced more smart and leading edge work for Volvo in a quarter than larger agencies would have done in a year. Giles was always game for a challenge, could concept his way out of any problem, and generally made the work smarter than the brief. He also had great flex and a dry wit that let him sneak in some pretty good copy. Chemistry is also so important in this business – to be a good partner, build on ideas and be open to feedback. I highly recommend Giles for any assignment – he’ll give it his all. And I imagine, with a few added years of experience, that there is very little he can’t do.”

JENNA YOUNG, ECD/EVP BRAND IMPACT, WEBER SHANDWICK
Julie Rombaut

“I really enjoy working with Giles. A thorough professional with business acumen made exceptional by his creativity. He is completely client focused in his search for original and effective solutions and has built an agency with a justifiably high reputation.”

JULIE ROMBAUT, PRINCIPAL, ROMBAUT MARKETING
Alan Finn

“We approached Giles after he got us thinking about brand vs branding. We started out in business 4 years ago – picked a name and threw together a logo. This primitive branding served us well, but we now felt the need to refocus and consolidate our company’s message. The Brand Creation Package has helped us clarify our brand message, core services, and target market. It really helped to have a fresh perspective on all of this. The Brand Creation Report gave us a clear breakdown of who we are, what we offer and who we offer it to. The report formed the basis of new content for our long-neglected website. I now find it much easier to explain to new clients what we do and how they will benefit from our services. It has also helped us understand which types of customers to approach for new business. Working with Giles is a pleasure. He doesn’t use jargon or sales-speak, which we found refreshing. He has the calm confidence of someone who knows what they are talking about, and genuinely takes the time to understand your personality and your business.”

ALAN FINN, DIRECTOR, BOTTLE GREEN
Iain Davidson

“We have created the brand in record time after the merger of all these disparate companies and we are punching way above our weight. Quality always shines through in the success of client marketing and the results that fuel the business. Our sales tell the story and that should always be the main indicator of creative ability where there is a direct correlation between advertising and our sales. Thank you for your work on the Beck brand. It has made a difference and you should be proud of that.”

IAIN DAVIDSON, SALES DIRECTOR, BECK HOMES
Jeremy Brett

“Working with Giles on a regular ongoing basis has been hugely beneficial for Brett Investment. As a small company we neither have the resources or the expertise to run a properly co-ordinated marketing and communications campaign. With Giles at our side, we have been able to deliver a far more professional, coherent and consistent message to both prospective and existing clients alike.”

JEREMY BRETT, MANAGING DIRECTOR, BRETT INVESTMENT
Christine Hamilton

“Giles workshopped our brand with our staff team and two of our parents and distilled our heart and our ethos onto the page, and it feels like we haven’t looked back! It can’t be underestimated how much confidence it has given us to truly know our brand and nurture this as we develop our business. We also love our branding that Giles’ created. Without Giles’ expertise, guidance and support to set us on the right course, I know for a fact that we wouldn’t have had the confidence to apply for the NMT Scotland Nursery Awards, where we were finalists in 3 categories and won Best Outdoor Learning Environment. If you want to further develop your business then it’s a given that you need to have the drive and determination in yourself and in your team, but we know that if you choose to work with Giles, he will support you to clarify your direction and strive forward like we’ve done.”

CHRISTINE HAMILTON, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CASTLEGATE NURSERY
Lindsey Hunter

“Making the decision to book a Brand Workshop with Giles was definitely a good move prior to going ahead with designs for a new website. Giles got everyone contributing and thinking about what Get Knotted is all about and by the end of the day it was fascinating to see what emerged from all the discussion. I really feel clearer about the direction of the business going forward. Giles is quiet, modest and has an excellent sense of humour and we all felt very relaxed and confident to contribute during the session. All the ground-work achieved from this experience has undoubtedly helped with the way forward.”

LINDSEY HUNTER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, GET KNOTTED
Adrian Armstrong

“Giles helped us to think strategically about our marketing. He forces us to seriously evaluate who we are as company and how we communicate that to customers. He worked with us to establish a marketing plan for the year. He costed out this plan, enabling us to properly budget for marketing spend. He has enabled us to effectively use marketing spend to raise awareness of our brand, attract new customers, and increase sales. Giles has turned marketing from a time-consuming necessity into a dynamic that enables us to develop and grow as a company. The resource and services he provides saves us valuable management time on a weekly basis. Their effort in understanding our company and our market makes him an invaluable reference point in daily decision making within our company. Giles has made significant contributions this year as our company sought to gain greater penetration in existing markets and develop new geographic markets. Giles has developed award-winning campaigns for us that target the right people, with the right message, at the right time, producing tangible results.”

ADRIAN ARMSTRONG, GENERAL MANAGER, HOUSE OF HEARING
David gibson

“Through a recommendation, I met with Giles to discuss creating a brand for our company.
During our initial meeting I was immediately impressed with his honesty in which direction he could see our company going. Some of it I didn’t want to hear but he was so right! From there on I knew with Giles I had the right person on board to help us. We went for the brand creation and branding package. The whole process was huge learning process from start to finish. I was made to think about aspects of my business I hadn’t before considered. Every stage was well explained and made perfect sense. What we have now is a brand that really represents what we want to do going forward. And a logo, which look fantastic, and well thought out designs. Giles is an expert in his field, and we feel lucky to have him as an advisor and will be using Brand Satellite for all our services and product branding going forward. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Brand Satellite and Giles continues to go out of his way to help us with introductions and networking and general advice when we need it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any company with any of the long list of services he provides.”

DAVID GIBSON, FOUNDER, TOMBOLO
Toby Watts

“Working with Brand Satellite to re-brand our business has been a hugely enlightening experience. Through the brand workshop, Giles has helped us to explore all aspects of our business and we now have a clear brand identity and path for the future. We have been impressed by Giles’ thorough research into our business, competitors and his knowledge of the local economy. He has a way of pinpointing the important elements and putting them across in a concise and easy to understand manner. We are delighted with our new brand identity and Giles has been very supportive, guiding us through the logistics of re-branding and helping us to complete what might otherwise have been a somewhat daunting process.
Our figures for November were up 150% on the previous year and a whopping 160% up in December. We have had lots of positive feedback from customers about the new name, the layout of the shop and particularly with regard to the craft side of things the new layout has made it a better shopping experience.”

TOBY WATTS, OWNER, TWEED ART
Joe Venesky

“We approached Brand Satellite to help with our rebranding and the design of our website and marketing material. The end-product was great. Brand Satellite did a superb job of visually portraying our company message and ethos. We found that there was rationale behind every design, which was important to us. We would highly recommend Brand Satellite and will continue to work with them in the future.”

JOE VENESKY, DIRECTOR, VENESKY-BROWN
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