Video Reviews

Bailey’s Travel

‘I am writing to congratulate you for the excellent work carried out by Activate Business Development for Bailey’s Travel. Following an  initial review of our business model by Activate, Bailey’s Travel has successfully consolidated its Northamptonshire operation at the Wellingborough Office. Activate Business Development was instrumental in achieving a smooth transition, producing excellent quality literature for distribution to our customers. In Parallel, Activate has created a cloud based Customer Relationship Management database facility, to enable us to fully exploit our on-going business plans. I look forward to continuing our association with Activate Business Development over the coming months and years, as Bailey’s Travel works to establish itself as Northamptonshire’s premier Independent Travel Agency. Chris Bailey, Bailey’s Travel Ltd

Discover Wellingborough

‘’Steve and Jenine of Activate Business Development have been very helpful with the Marketing Planning for our Discover Wellingborough campaign.  Steve is always available to give his advice and guide us with our campaigns and his ideas and planning skills have been a huge benefit to the marketing committee, Wellingborough BID.  Steve has helped set up and managed a ‘Lead Box’ campaign and CRM package that will enable us to further develop our relationship with the Wellingborough public through an email newsletter, SMS and survey system.  Jenine helps manage the CMS for our website and has completed the data entry for our business directory.  Jenine has also been managing our Social Media activities through our; Blog,  Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  Thank you both very much for helping produce our Portas Town Pilot application which was no easy feat given a limit of just three minutes to convey the views of over 15 people! I would thoroughly recommend Activate as a Marketing Planning and Implementation company’’  Joanna C

ADC Online

“Steve has a talent for rapidly understanding how businesses operate and then recommending effective marketing strategies.”  Stewart C


“I recently asked Steve and Stuart to help me pull together my new Business Plan. I was very impressed with their suggestions and am starting to put changes in place. I would definitely recommend Activate BD Limited for great advice!”  Tracey S


“Thanks Steve and Stuart for all your help with the business plan! Following your advice we have made a number of changes and things seem to be steadily turning around! We had our best month ever last month!! Thank you.”  Jim B


“I have had some great ideas for my business from Steve who, together with his team at thebestof, run a very efficient business.”  Philip B


“Steve Rees has been a tremendous help to us. He has opened doors for us which we would never have opened ourselves and his all round professionalism and close working relationship with us in the first few weeks has given us confidence to build our business on. When we’ve all retired and bought our yacht in the south of France, Steve would be one of our first guests on board!”  Mike W. The Business Club


“We started our business in the middle of the recession and felt we needed to make an impact amongst our local community to form our customer base. We are delighted with the level of professionalism and support given to us, as well as the leads we received through the Best of Wellingborough and Rushden.”  Simon C


“Very friendly helpful and resourceful. Always giving us lots of ideas and potential leads.”  Kirti V


“I asked Activate to review my business so that I could make some informed decisions about how to go forward. The marketing plan Activate produced had some great ideas which I am already working on and contained some market research that was invaluable, but which would have been difficult for me to do myself. Stuart and Steve have such a wealth of experience that I would definitely recommend this service to other business owners.”  Linda P


“Steve is a very good and honest guy. He explains everything very well and a pleasure to do business with.”  Val Adaway, Utility Warehouse


“Steve is a pleasure to be around. His professionalism and readiness to do what’s right for his clients is always paramount to how he operates. A born marketer, a successful entrepreneur and a like-minded soul! Happy to endorse Steve.”  Alison Pate

Video Reviews filmed at Nene Court