Testimonials…….what some of our clients have said!

“…….a fantastic demonstration (as always)….I know many of the visitors found your equipment and explanations thoroughly convincing, deadly humorous and really enjoyed it. I have not laughed so much myself for a long while! A fantastic and thoroughly worth while event.”
Jonathan Turley
Visitor Services Manger
Kedleston Hall (National Trust)

“Henry VIII came to speak at a Fellowship organised by the Inner Wheel of Lichfield St. Chad. It was quite the most sucessful meeting we have ever had in our thirty years of existence”
Margaret Roger
President, Inner Wheel Lichfield St Chad


“….a breathtaking performance!….the whole audience was spell bound – magnificent”

Elizabeth Wedmore
Director, Bexley Heritage Trust
“….professional and perfectly performed”
Mary Le Comte
Programme Manager, Victoria & Albert Museum

“….amazing presentation”

Roger Small, Sutton Coldfield Probus

“What can I say? Thank you for another brilliant session”

David de Haan
Programme Director,
Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham

“Throughout John remained in perfect character…’audiences’ were filled to capacity, with visitors enthralled at his authentic and dramatic delivery…..In the seven years I have been working in the sector John has been one of the most engaging, entertaining, and authentic freelances I have had the pleasure of working with”

Jim Butler
Learning Manager, York Museums Trust

“John’s presentation was first rate….enticing and very entertaining….without doubt one of the best presenters with whom we have worked”

Victoria Barwell
Curator, No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

“The executioner session was indeed one of the undoubted highlights of the Student’s day! They loved it!

Fiona Guyer
US Department of Defence, Dependents School
Lakenheath Middle School, Suffolk

“We have used John for a number of years now and he is valued by us as a highly skilled historical performer….He has a wide range of historical knowledge….(his) performances have always lived up to expectation”

Tom Course
English Heritage Regional: Events Manager – South East

“….numerous positive comments….John was able to interact effectively with his audience and able to adapt his delivery to suit the age of the viewers….John was extremely professional….superb with a fine attention to detail”

Melanie Firman
Audience Development Officer
The Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent

“….it has been my pleasure to engage John for several events each year for several years….very engaging and very entertaining….a good rapport with audiences of all types….I thoroughly recommend him…an interpreter of his quality will be in demand at other historic attraction”

Jon Hogan
English Heritage Regional Events manager: North

“…. dynamic and professional….a wealth of information and knowledge….presented with humour and expertise….John can ‘just get on with the job’ thanks to his expertise and understanding of working with heritage organisations”

Alison Brown
National Trust Regional Events Officer: West Midlands

“….first class….I have no hesitation in recommending him”

Lesley Smith
Curator, Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire

“….very skilled at drawing people into his narratives and holding their interest….quite masterful really”

Donald Ramsey
Visitor Services Manager: Basildon Park, National Trust

“….he offers tremendous vision, depth and variety in each of the characters in his portfolio….he establishes a rapport that is sincere and engaging”

William R. Balderson
Manager – Public History Programming
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, USA

“I can wholeheartedly recommend ‘Select Society’….John is very self sufficient and well organised….he is very adaptable, flexible, extremely reliable, professional, friendly and approachable….I would highly recommend John and ‘Select Society”

Anne-Marie Gill
Education Officer, Bexley Heritage Trust

“….incredibly popular with attendees…an excellent speaker – very entertaining….first rate factually and presentationally ….humorous and knowledgeable….I would not hesitate to recommend his services to other historical properties”

Karen Edwardson
Visitor Services Manager: Petworth House, National Trust

“We have employed John and his company…..for nearly ten years….we have always found him to be a true professional….John will always do his utmost to ensure that anything he has a part in goes well”

Jackie Herring
Manager: Jane Austen Centre,
Director: Jane Austen Festival, Bath

“His performances have been outstanding….I can thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality performance”

Dave Allan
Pike and Shot Tour & Event Company
Dorset

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