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Danny Lee has at all times been thoroughly professional, helpful and easily got to grips with the type of speaker we were after. Danny has kept us thoroughly informed throughout, is ALWAYS prompt to respond which has been hugely appreciated.
Watts & Co Ltd
Perfect. Always providing quick response and quality service, putting us at ease.
Project One Consulting Ltd
Very pleased with the service provided by JLA - professional, polite & efficient!
Irish Science Teachers' Association
Incredibly helpful, very efficient and we will be getting all of our speakers through JLA from now on.
The service we received from JLA was excellent, it has taken quite some time to find someone who fitted our budget and was available and Danny has worked very hard to help us be able to put on this event.
Herbert Smith LLP
The service from my contact at JLA was at all times professional and efficient and I would not hesitate to recommending JLA to other conference organisers, we would certainly use them again in the future.
British Tomato Growers' Association
My contact at JLA was Emily Collier who was a great help in helping us secure Martin Bayfield to speak at our event at late notice. It is the first time I have had to book a celebrity and Emily helped me with every step of the process keeping me updated at regular intervals. I have already recommended JLA to our PR manager for future events.
Always available. Always helpful. Would use again..
Institution Of Lighting Professionals
Fantastic. Very helpful, supportive and accommodating. Arranged all transport and accommodation. Obtained two signed books for LMW which was highly appreciated. Forwarded the presentations in a timely manner. Assisted in arranging conference calls before the event. Excellent delivery of information - kept in constant contact, and provided contact details if needed. Followed up after event to check all went well. Overall, brilliant service.
Leadership Management Wales
The service from JLA was excellent - they managed to find us someone very appropriate at the right price despite a tight deadline.
I was extremely impressed with Danny. One of the most professional agencies I've worked with over the years
Sight Care Group
Fantastic as before. Kept well informed and was a pleasure to work with.
BAE Systems Plc
As ever, professional and friendly and quick to understand my client's needs and deliver exactly what was needed.
Anke, thank you for your quick reaction last Thursday to the "new situation" that arose when our moderator had to cancel his participation at the Global Green Growth 2010-conference in Copenhagen. You did a fantastic job all the way through.
"Thanks to your ability to match presenter with audience (and the fantastic relationship you have with your speakers), the client was ecstatic."
"JLA's professionalism, creativity and dedication enabled us to deliver a fantastic and quite daring line-up."
"I was stuck between a rock and a hard place, but we got there thanks to your hard work, insight and advice on the choice of speakers."
"I thank you for your professionalism, the fact that we had little in the way of phone conversations is indicative as to how seamless it all was."
"JLA was extremely cooperative, efficient and helpful."
Thank you JLA for organising Ed Byrne to perform a 'comedy break' here at Chiswick Park. Ed had people in tears of laughter and we had some great feedback! Thanks again
Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work
It is never easy deciding upon a speaker but JLA's sound advice, good knowledge of the speakers on their books, professionalism and approachable manner made our event a huge success. Nothing was too much trouble.
I have been working with JLA for nearly 3 years and they have never let me down. They always match my brief to presenters extremely well so I know together we will produce a fantastic event. My special thanks go to Jeremy Frewer for his hard work and dedication.
Faversham House Group
Working with JLA is a sheer delight. They understand a brief, know which speakers to suggest and the after care is wonderful. Here's to the next time!
Amanda Rayner Images
This is the third time I have used JLA and each time they get it just right. The speakers always match the brief and and JLA's advice and professionalism are second to none. Thank you once again.
Bosch Rexroth Ltd
JLA provide an excellent, fast and efficient service, particularly useful when handling projects at such short notice. Their service levels are consistently high and we really enjoy working with them, plus, their speakers never disappoint. Their speeches are always right on brief and I have always had excellent feedback from my clients! I would recommend JLA everytime
From my first conversation with JLA I knew I'd found a professional organisation. The advice they've given me on choice of speakers has been invaluable. Special thanks to Ian Hawkins for being extremely efficient and a pleasure to work with.
I would just like to take the opportunity to thank Anke for all the help and effort she has given us in sorting the speakers for the 2008 BSRIA Briefing, this year has been particularly difficult but she has been brilliant. We have now worked with Anke for more years than I care to remember it is always a pleasure and I hope that it will continue for many years to come.
There seemed to be lots of conversations back and forth about the artist’s requirements. It might have been easier to have spoken to him direct.
I have found JLA to be very responsive in my dealing with them. They always had fresh and original ideas to offer and were very patient with the varied criteria we insisted uopn! Recommended.
Norton Rose LLP
The service from JLA was great, signing off material in a timely manner (bearing in mind our tight deadlines).
I am extremely pleased with the service provided by JLA. They have been extremely helpful throughout and were always quick to respond to my queries/questions.
JLA ensured that our brief was met. Our JLA contact was easy to speak to and if unavailable rang back promptly.
Estate Agency Events
I was impressed that you understood the urgency for us of securing the right comic, right from the outset, and you worked full out to achieve this. You were understanding when our requirements changed a bit during the process and also you weren't afraid to try to get the comics concerned to give us a charity rate, which we really appreciated.
Hope & Homes for Children
JLA are an excellent organisation that i would have no problems in recommending to other professionals. The advice that i have been given has been invaulable.
George Davies Solicitors LLP
I have used JLA for a couple of speaker appointments and found the service to be extremely helpful and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend to colleagues and associates
Green Issues Communications
Found JLA to be very efficicient and professional in sourcing some great speakers and they keep me informed on speakers new on the circuit.
BDO Stoy Hayward LLp
I went to my first breakfast meeting last week and I was most impressed with the staff you employ and also with the quality fo the speakers. Both of them I found very interesting and I even bought the book! Once we have SA Chamber of Commerce up and running we will definately use your services for functions. I would like to say also maybe we could touch on the issues of tourism worldwide with the economy downturn. I know we heard about the FMCG markets and retail Clothing industry but not tourism which is formost in most peoples minds when trying to relax?!
About - u travel
Excellent range of speakers for every occasion. Well marketed in our experience over at least last 20 years.
Echelon Learning Limited
JLA was extremely accommodating. There were a couple of times where I was nervous my information/requests were not going through while my main contact was away but there was no need for me to panic. I like JLA’s flexibility and would like to note that Simon King provided a wonderful service and JLA will certainly be my first choice the next time I am in need of a speaker, artist or presenter. I would also like to commend you on your new index, very informative indeed.
JLA were very helpful especially in assisting in brokering a suitable payment for the speakers.
The Manufacturing Institute
Where to start...? They're just the best. I'd trust them to always give me scrupulously fair advice and well negotiated fees and terms. Great people doing a great job.
Haymarket Media Group Limited
Excellent, as always. JLA was very quick to find a solution for us, very responsive, and open to negotiation.
JLA proved to be very efficient in the response times and general support. I was able to speak with our speaker prior to our conference, which meant I was confident that the presentation would be suitable and meet our brief.
Skills South East
Excellent – first class, thank you and your team for your excellent service as you kept me informed throughout and as ever no problems at all.
After finding JLA at Confex – found them/Ian a pleasure to deal with. Responsive and supportive to all my enquiries. Wouldn’t hesitate to use JLA again in the future and indeed recommend them to colleagues to use.
NHS East of England
Hi, I am SO late (by around 6 months actually!) in leaving this feedback - but I still would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Renate Samson for ALL her invaluable help with our client's event last December! It's the 2nd time we've hired the speaker, Chris Arnold, and he went down a storm too! So, thank you Renate - and I look forward to working with you again soon! Karen
Everything has been brilliant thank you. Extremely helpful from start to finish and a pleasure to deal with
BT Engage IT
JLA were very good. Very prompt in all the dealings we had with them, thorough information and responded to my initial brief with a good choice of presenter. I never had to worry about a thing with this part of the event.
environmental Association for Universities and Colleges
Our contacts with JLA were a pleasure to work with! Renate steered us in the right direction when we were unsure who would be best as host for the event this year. She obviously had a really good understanding of who would be right for the audience because Jeremy Vine was perfect!
We really appreciated all your help finding a suitable speaker for our Investor Meeting. We were very impressed by the various options you were able to provide, your prompt responses to enquiries and all the advice you gave. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed Benedict Allen's insights. Thank you for helping to make our event so successful. It has been a pleasure working with Anke and JLA, and I look forward to doing so again.
JLA were helpful and professional throughout. It was great to be able to have a pre-event conversation with John which Ian arranged. All in all, great service.
Thanks Lisa for all your help with this. Having JLA supply us with two great, high-profile speakers really helped to ensure our conference was a roaring success.
Once again, many thanks for all your help in the run up to this event – you were brilliant as usual despite our constant phone calls.
All was great
Oracle User Group
I felt Renate had a really good sense of exactly what I was looking for and took time to ensure the right speaker was completely relevant in a short turnaround. All information was received timely. Completely happy with the service from JLA.
World Event Management
Gayle was incredibly professional and attentive and answered all my questions promptly and thoroughly. Because of her I would only think of using JLA as my agency again. She also came down on the night which was really helpful and reassuring. I was very precise on what we wanted and Gayle was very considered in who she offered and was careful to keep within budget as well which was a major factor for us. JLA made the whole experience very easy and straightforward which was important as this was our first year hosting awards and of needing a compere.
First rate support and always sympathetic and patient to an ever-changing and evolving brief.
We received good/appropriate suggestions for a speaker, particularly in light of changes to our budget. Great support and response times. It was very much appreciated that Gayle attended the on-site rehearsal.
The Press Association
JLA are very prompt and professional. They keep to realistic budgets and are not pushy when booking. They have an understanding of the events and the speakers required.
It is a fantastic website with very relevant information regarding each speaker.
Guy's & St Thomas' Charity
We are very satisfied with JLA’s performance
Investor Relations Society
JLA were very supportive in securing Wayne for our Creative Day especially as we changed the date, time and location!
All very good, JLA were quick to respond to emails and requests for information, many thanks.
The British Council
Really strong communication, good support, even down to the accounting procedure
Grass Roots Group
The brief was met and Patrick was exactly what we were looking for as we had a tough crowd to please.
Quantum Leap Events
Danny was professional and helpful from the start. He understood that we were working to a tight time-frame. He did everything that was required, quickly and was a pleasure to work with.
JLA provided an excellent service - in both understanding our brief, response times were very good, information provided excellent and in a timely fashion. Logistical support was very good and additional requests handled very well.
All very good – having worked with a range of agencies this year and in other years, JLA remain the best we have used and our first port of call. When we had a problem with our original host cancelling, JLA made sure we found a more than adequate substitute.
Institution of Chemical Engineers
Anke, thank you for your quick reaction last Thursday to the “new situation” that arose when our moderator had to cancel his participation at the Global Green Growth 2010-conference in Copenhagen. You did a fantastic job all the way through.
Climate Consortium, Denmark
As ever, professional and friendly and quick to understand my client's needs and deliver exactly what was needed.
I was extremely impressed with Danny. One of the most professional agencies I’ve worked with over the years
Sight Care Group
The service from JLA was excellent – they managed to find us someone very appropriate at the right price despite a tight deadline.
Fantastic. Very helpful, supportive and accommodating. Arranged all transport and accommodation. Obtained two signed books for LMW which was highly appreciated. Forwarded the presentations in a timely manner. Assisted in arranging conference calls before the event. Excellent delivery of information – kept in constant contact, and provided contact details if needed. Followed up after event to check all went well. Overall, brilliant service.
Leadership Management Wales
Always available. Always helpful. Would use again.
Institution of Lighting Professionals
Very pleased with the service provided by JLA – professional, polite & efficient!
Irish Science Teachers’ Association
JLA have been top notch as always – punctual and professional. It’s always a pleasure, never a chore.
Greenvale AP Ltd
As always, it has been great working with Jack and Jeremy - I will be in touch in due course for the next one!
Thanks for all your help – it was perfect justification of why we should always use a speaker agency like yours (particularly yours!)”
Your Speakers Breakfast gave us an incredibly rich diet of subject matter –I’ve raved about it to everyone.
Thanks so much yesterday for securing Jeremy ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. Anke, you’re a superstar.
Steph was everything you said: professional, easy going, self-deprecating and funny. She was perfect for the event! Audience and client are both very happy – thanks for such an inspired recommendation.
Ben and Billie did an fantastic job coordinating everything, managing our expectations and looking after their artists on the day.
As a not-for-profit firm we have targets to reach. Ben always works his hardest to get the people we want at the price we can afford.
All the deliverables were met – JLA did an excellent job.
Flexible, responsive and no drama. Just what we needed.
Arabian Society of Human Resource Management
I can’t thank you enough for handling everything with utter professionalism and brilliance.
I don’t often use speaker bureaux, but when I have the opportunity you are my first (and only) telephone call. Nicola and Suzy deserve special mention –working with the JLA team is always a pleasure.
MEED Media FZ
From initial contact to pre-event briefing and post-event follow up, I can’t fault the service I received from JLA – it was really comprehensive.
Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust
Emily is always a star. I have complete faith in her suggestions, she’s so easy to work with and she gets everything sorted well in advance.
Simon gave us an honest and excellent service, and turnaround. Thank you –prompt and professional as always.
AF Blakemore & Son
The response time in dealing with my requests was excellent
Great support and delivery
Great service - with a dedicated agent looking after us
Thanks for all your hard work in the build-up and on the day Anke – and in getting the best speakers year after year!
Campaign Partnership / BIBA
Excellent. The level we have come to expect from JLA.
British Video Association
Our JLA agent was extremely helpful and always contactable – she made our lives so much easier.
The service was exemplary: Ben went beyond the call of duty to ensure our objectives were met. Even when those objectives moved on a regular basis!
Samsung Techwin Europe
The level of service from Barbara at JLA, and her responsiveness to requests, was excellent. Thank you!
Thanks for helping make our conference a success. Sarah was absolutely brilliant on site and made things so much easier. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
JLA (Danny in particular) is proving a really valued partner in our conference and events work. He’s always suggesting new speakers and presenters.
Great support from JLA, fantastic service and timely communication – which can’t be easy given the time difference.
Municipal Association of Victoria
An efficient, professional, helpful and friendly service. I will certainly make you my first port of call in the future.”
Dulwich College Shanghai
JLA were very helpful with ideas and assistance, especially considering the short turnaround and timescale of the event.
Southampton Football Club
What a great service. The brief was well and truly met, and the entertainment you suggested was excellent.
Allan was an absolute star to work with – very responsive and helpful in all aspects.
So much co-ordination, egos, potential logistical nightmares – and all went well. It’s so good to have you as part of the team.”
St James’s Place
When a speaker pulled out, the way you secured another at short notice and pushed the paperwork through quickly was excellent.
Excellent service and great support from planning until conference day!
JLA really met the brief, and Emily was available whenever we needed information or support. Fantastic.
We were let down by two Government Ministers at the last minute. Ben worked so hard to find replacements that he’s now an official TAF hero!! We wouldn’t use any other agency.
Trade Association Forum
I had to rely on JLA’s recommendation and trust them. It worked!
JLA Provided a very smooth service with all of our requirements being met and briefings, logistics and times well organised.
Medical Research Council
As ever, JLA delivers a superb service. Understanding the brief and what my client’s needs are and making recommendations that absolutely fit and then handling the booking with efficiency
Amanda Rayner Images
We were very happy with the overall service from JLA. It was really helpful having Ben Arnold attend the event as he helped make sure Four Screws Loose were ready for their performances; having another pair of hands to help out was certainly beneficial.
Specsavers Optical Group Ltd
Excellent. Ben Arnold was there every step of the way. His advice and experience is highly valued by myself and my team.
Reed Midem Organisation
Excellent service - made the whole process of booking very easy and relatively risk free.
Emerson Process Management Ltd
Nicola from JLA was outstanding, she was on the ball, really nice to speak to and was happy to put up with my sometimes constant and sometimes delayed e-mails, thanks again for all your help and patience!
Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful
Very good, offered a very suitable range of people for the role which exactly met the briefing we had given.
Always a fantastic service from Ben. This is the first time I have also dealt with Georgia and Jack, and both were extremely helpful, professional and efficient.
Trade Association Forum
I’m very happy with the service provided by JLA. Very professional and supportive as always.
JLA was fantastic – Emily met my needs and was on hand when I needed her.
UK Oracle User Group
It was a very tight time schedule, but Danny at JLA managed to source a great speaker and someone who we were exactly after.
British Printing Industries Federation Ltd
Excellent as always – met the brief perfectly and everything taken care of in good time on the run up to the event. Thanks!
Greenvale AP Ltd
JLA have been great, we would never have thought of our speaker without their assistance
We have used JLA to book out speakers for as long as I can remember! JLA have always managed to secure us a high profile speaker and are a delight to work with. We have worked together so long now that they know our requirements and out audiences inside and out and can be working on the next event days after the last one.
I just wanted to thank you so much Sarah for all you did to arrange the artists for the conference. You went above and beyond and I really do appreciate it.
Mark Durden-Smith was recommended by JLA and was perfect, clear proof that they understand the type of event and audience.
FeRFA – The Resin Flooring Association
Excellent service all round. Thorough exploration of brief/requirements obtained. Feedback was requested after each list of suggested speakers offered so as to ensure more targeted suggestions offered. Communication and response time was faultless. Level of persistence and determination to assist us was extraordinary.
Emily and Damian did a fantastic job in communicating promptly and effectively on all aspects of the booking.
Society for Underwater Technology
JLA (Paul in Particular) were great. Paul provided us with a wide selection of alternative hosts fitting the brief and budget well. Very efficient and good communication at all stages.
The support received from Damian was helpful, responsive and friendly
East Midlands Leadership Academy
Emily and Damian were as always brilliant to work with. They kept me up to date with all aspects involved – I really value our relationship.
Very good service provided by JLA. Good tenacity and negotiation by Jeremy. We had a very limited budget, but he helped us to use it to it's fullest.
The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers
Great as always, thanks for all your help
Very good – punctual, speedy to react to my enquiry, helpful when I had queries pre event.
Although we have never been through this process before JLA were encouraging, positive and supportive with all possible artists that they presented to us. Whenever a question was asked we received a suitable response in a timely manner. I would personally recommend JLA to anyone else requiring a similar service in future.
Severn Trent plc
Service was good – Nicola clearly knew about Sean’s (and others) particular story which was very helpful. Communication was good and quick to respond to queries.