Alice Gillman

Head of Marketing Vivarail Ltd

June 3, 2020, Alice worked with Eli but at different companies

Working with Eli on several different projects was a demonstration of just how competent some people are! With chaos around Eli always managed to keep everything on track, always knew what the end result would be and, perhaps most importantly, kept all stakeholders happy. She is extremely talented in business strategy and communications, she understands the fine detail of projects and manages to see a way through. We worked together on events and exhibitions which are notoriously difficult to manage. As the client I always knew Eli would be the voice of reason and rationality. I hope we get to work together again. 

Simon Higgens MBE

Group Business Development & Strategic Partnerships Director at ISS Labour Ltd

May 1, 2020, Simon worked with Eli but at different companies

I have known Eli since 2014 when I was first involved with the Rail Alliance. Insightful, creative and enthusiastic in all that she tackles, Eli has a transformative effect and applies her considerable intellect and resolve in addressing issues or progressing projects. Grace under pressure, Eli oozes confidence and excels when given the opportunity to advance the marketing, communication and branding aspects of an organisation or client. I unreservedly commend her to you and wish her every success with ERK Connected.

Ian Flynn

Inward Investment Manager at Invest in Warwickshire

April 2, 2020, Ian was a client of Eli’s

I've been working with Eli off and on since 2015. Eli and her team at Rail Alliance helped us deliver a number of successful rail sector events and marcomms for these. She continues to be an excellent collaborative industry contact, supporting our work to promote the rail sector in the Midlands. I've always found her to be a very professional, proactive and responsive member of the Rail Alliance Team, and as well as her marketing talents, she is an excellent photographer.

Lucy Prior MBE MSc

Business Engagement Director at 3Squared Ltd.

April 1, 2020, Eli worked with Lucy in the same group

Ethical, honest, committed and oh so very creative. If I had to limit my description of Eli into just a few words, I would start with these. I had the pleasure of working with Eli at the Rail Alliance, a company I had known since its inception. Eli completely turned the company around in terms of marketing, PR, member and stakeholder comms, from a factual but unispiring website to a whole communication portfolio that was visually stunning, intuitivley interactive, and above all: engaging. Eli has worked in a variety of sectors, and this shows in her nuanced approach, and intrinsic understanding of the messaging that needs to be delivered. Be she hosting an industry-wide conference , chairing a niche focus group, or authoring engaging content and commentary Eli's passion for accuracy and relatability shines through. Not only is she a consummate professional in terms of content and delivery, her skills as professional photographer and artist have an undoubtedly positive influence on her work. She has a knack of creating the most eye-catching imagery, be that graphical or photographic, and this creativity enriches her work through and through. I am proud of the time I was fortunate to work alongside Eli, and will be eternally grateful for all I learnt from her. 

Ray Perkins

UK Sales Manager Rail

March 27, 2020, Ray worked with Eli but at different companies

I have had the pleasure in working with Eli in her role at Rail Alliance for the past 5 years. She is very professional in her role and very happy to help others in anyway she can. Nothing is to much trouble for Eli she will go out of her way to make sure you have your answers or connect you with the right person. If you deal with Eli she will help you all the way in your business. Ray Perkins Global Sales Manager Whitmore Rail

Kirsten Whitehouse

I run events like I climb mountains: plan my route, add some excitement and sparkle, solving problems along the way, a plan b safety rope within reach - no room for mistakes! - and always aiming for the very top!

March 23, 2020, Kirsten worked with Eli but at different companies

I would like to recommend Eli's skills around marketing, comms and event organisation and all the weird and wonderful challenges this brings with it. I have worked with Eli on a variety of events for the past 5 years and have always been impressed by the pride she takes in her work, which is reflected in the quality that shines through in everything she touches. Eli is always friendly, professional and enthusiastic, she goes the extra mile to deliver fantastic work and I always knew my projects in safe hands when Eli was involved. Thank you for everything, and all the best going forward!