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Julie Sykes

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About Me

I’m Julie Sykes, and I’m here to help your business communicate change better. You can hire me direct to work on your business change project, or visit https://thecommsguide.com for resources to help your business.

I have experience in communicating major business changes such as mergers and acquisitions, IT / digital transformations, service changes, restructures and relocations.

I can also help on smaller projects, such as writing crisis communications preparedness plans and compiling reports.

My Work
Why I Love My Job :

I love the variety of working with organisation in different sectors. Getting the little things right can be as big as buzz as major projects coming together. One of my earliest comms successes - way back in the early noughties - was writing an article for an internal company magazine about how to report simple maintenance issues. I was delighted to hear it resulted in ten dripping taps being fixed in the first week alone - to me that was a sign that the simplest communications can be successful if you have a process to back them up!

My Experience:

Before setting up my own business in 2015, I worked for large multinationals in communications/marketing leadership roles.

Over the years I've worked on all sorts of business change projects - relocations, restructures, mergers, IT / digital transformations, service changes and more. I'm used to going into businesses, getting stuck in and delivering quickly.

I hold the Prince2 Project Management Certificate and the Advanced Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

I'm Great At:

I'm going to let one of my previous clients answer this one: "I don’t think I have seen anyone before grasping our complex business as quickly as Julie did. She was able to hit the ground running from day one."

For more on my work, see https://thecommsguide.com/consultancy-services/

I'm Proud Of:

I hold the Prince2 Project Management Certificate and the Advanced Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Working Together
How I Like To Work:

To quote Dr Stephen Covey, I like to “start with the end in mind”, and work with you to understand your objectives.

I then create communications plans and resources that deliver value for your business.

My Favourite Tools:

Canva for creating graphics. iMovie for when I dabble in video editing. Quickbooks for my accounts.

Get in Touch
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Based:
York