“Justin was instrumental in our receiving the grant of £65,000. He worked tirelessly on our behalf and co-ordinated and wrote every part of our successful bid. We are very much looking forward to working with him on other projects.”

Mark Barrow, Headteacher, Ixworth Free School, Suffolk

“Over the last year we’ve worked closely with Justin to increase our capacity and capability for income generation and also to develop our own in-house bid writing skills. We’re absolutely delighted to have secured two grants totalling over £1.4m in recent months, which will be used to develop the infrastructure of the College. Justin’s guidance and expertise has been invaluable.”

Stephanie Wiles, Director of Finance and Estates, Esher College, Surrey

“We all use time as a reason not to pursue fundraising activities but Justin visiting the school gave us the focus to concentrate on the meeting, gather the staff and PTA together and really discuss and ignite the spark to follow through with the start of our fundraising journey.  It is early days but we now have a plan, motivated staff and volunteers and a focus for how to take this forward.  The plan covered areas we had considered but also opened our eyes to other opportunities we had not been aware of.  Justin is approachable and always keen to help in person or on the phone.  We are now looking at “when” we get the money for our project not if we get it!”

Natalie Jamieson, School Business Manager, Highwoods Primary School

“In 2018 Justin helped us to review our outdoor learning spaces and steered us towards an outdoor gym to enhance a redundant tarmac area. Fundraising was another area of professional support Justin provided, again using his knowledge and skills to help us secure grants, donations and sponsorship for over £12,000. All of this partnership work resulted in a fabulous outdoor gym, which has greatly enhanced our playground.”

Matthew Jordan, Headteacher, Gunton Primary Academy, Suffolk

“Justin Smith from Chameleon Consultancy was initially appointed by our Academy to raise awareness to schools of the importance of generating income and he led a very successful workshop.  From this workshop one of our Schools appointed Justin to help them achieve one of their goals which was to refurbish their run-down swimming pool.

From his research Justin recommended the Healthy Schools Capital Fund as a funding stream.  This was my first grant application and Justin supported me throughout the process, giving me step by step advice, ensuring that I met every criteria on the bid  and we were successful securing £349,000 fully funding the project!

I highly recommend his consultancy service and hope to be able to work with Justin again on a future grant.”

Judy Pymar, Senior Finance Officer & Income School Generator!, The Consortium MAT, Suffolk

“I have no hesitation in providing a testimonial for Justin Smith, with whom I have worked for over 4 years. Justin led the fundraising and income generation efforts at Wymondham College over that period and successfully attracted a significant amount of additional funds for the school. Justin assembled and secured grant funds so that we could develop areas of our campus and also introduce new community engagement programmes.

I have no doubt Justin will provide you with a very professional service.”

R W MOORHOUSE MBE BSc(Hons), Chief Operating Officer,  Sapientia Education Trust.

Praise for In It To Win It fundraising masterclass:

“Today has been full of fantastic information. I look forward to speaking with Justin in the future.” Mrs Kelly, Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

“Very informative and brilliant delivery, thank you!” Mrs Verrall, Laleham Gap School, Kent

“Good morning Justin, It was good to meet you at the conference yesterday – your session was really well delivered and was the session during the day that I was most able to connect with, so thank you!” Mrs Taylor, Abbey Court School, Kent

“Hello Justin, I attended your seminar at the recent Edexec Live conference in Manchester. It was extremely interesting and thought provoking, thank you!” Mrs Butler, Business Manager, Westhoughton High School, Bolton

“Dear Justin, I was privileged to attend the Edexec conference in London and hear your excellent seminar.” Mrs Rimmington, Business Manager Kimpton, Thruxton & Fyfield CE Primary School, Andover

“Justin, Thank you for sharing your experience yesterday I found it inspiring!” Ms Lakhani, School Business Leader, Highgate Primary School, Storey Road, London

Praise for Marketing and Promotion for Schools Masterclass

• Excellent value for money, providing a wealth of information and guidance pertinent to SBM professionals
• Very informative. Given me lots to think about and take back to school
• Eye opening!
• Incredibly useful, thought provoking and crucial to moving our area forward
• Motivating and refreshing!
• Very motivating to continue and improve what is done in my school
• Interesting, useful and worth it!
• Really glad I attended, good advice and inspirational ideas to take away
• Very informative and encouraging

“I’ve watched Justin’s confidence, skill and reputation grow over the past few years. His ability to gently introduce sound marketing strategies to schools is awesome. Moreover he is an able trainer who welcomes the opportunity to help school staff manage their own marketing campaigns.

I’m convinced that income generation is going to become even more important over the coming years. Justin is perhaps the best man I know who can help you take control of your future, without losing sight of the ethical values that make each school unique.”

Mr Ashton – The Barefoot Entrepreneur

“Thank you for making marketing so relevant, accessible – and fun! You are always such a knowledgeable, generous, and engaging colleague. The ultimate school marketing myth buster!”

Mrs Messer, Business Management Consultant and Speaker

“Just a quick email to say thanks so much for speaking yesterday – really appreciate it. I heard lots of nice things from delegates about your presentation (they seemed pretty keen to find out more at the end!). I look forward to working with you again in the future!”

Mrs Pike (Managing editor www.intelligentmedia.co.uk)

“I attended your seminar at the recent Edexec Live conference in Manchester. It was extremely interesting and thought provoking and I am hoping to spend some time over the break looking at a strategy for school.”

Mrs Butler (Business Manager), Westhoughton High School, Westhoughton, Bolton

“I recently attended the Edexec conference and attended your session on Marketing which was really, really good so I wanted to thank you. Once again thank you very much for a really informative presentation.”

Mrs Wilford, School Business Manager

“Hi Justin, Thank you for your email. Yesterday’s feedback was excellent and everyone expressed very positive comments about your session.”

Mrs Pontisso, Senior Programme Manager Understanding ModernGov

“Lots of good advice on how to write a bid. I now know where to look for grants that are out there. Networking with other attendees was a great source of ideas.”

Heartwood CofE Academy trust (MAT)

“Excellent delivery with lots of useful, practical information. I now have lots more confidence to talk to the SLT re putting a fundraising plan together.”

Rushey Mead Academy

“Very well organised session with an experienced person delivering it.”

Kirby Muxloe Primary

“The knowledge and experience of the course leader and the ability to articulate it I found to be stimulating. I shall have more strategy and less of a “scatter gun” approach in future.”

St. Barnabas CofE