Ben Hawley - Marketing Director, Campaign Against Living Miserably, CALM
"The workshops were incredible. I can’t say enough how amiable, professional and respectful everyone was. All of the families found it very rewarding and positive so massive thank you’s all round! "
Dara Nasr - Managing Director, Twitter UK
"We at Twitter have worked with Strong and Co for over two years and frankly they never cease to amaze with their quality of work. They understand what we want, develop a superb strategy and execute flawlessly. Their output is peerless. Additionally everyone we work with there is so collaborative and wonderful."
Andi Oliver - Restauranteur and TV Presenter
"All of the design for the restaurant is by Debs Armstrong from Strong & Co, she's a genius and she's a Stokey resident actually! Her use of colour and light in the design, and her attention to detail, has blown me away. I'm in love with it all"
Kat Bednarczyk - Senior Business Marketing Manager, Twitter UK
"It was an absolute delight to work with Strong & Co. They understood the brief and made sure our brand was reflected in every element of the project. Working with the team was like working with an extension of our own team - clear communication, flawless execution and smooth running of the events."
Daniel Noake - Events Director, IMG Arts & Entertainment
"Barely an hour after I'd sent a brief, speculatively, having never spoken to Strong & Co before, I'd had a phone call from Debs to follow up. I knew from that conversation my loose brief and disjointed thoughts were going to be turned it to something very special. Quite simply they just 'got it' from the off, and when it came to the big reveal, they didn't disappoint!"
Jo Edwards - Director, Penguin Random House Enterprises
"Thank you so much for all your help and support in making Puffin World of Stories such a success. The attention to detail, can-do attitude and great sprint that all your team bought to this project was fantastic. A special shout out to Nienke who has been more than amazing throughout. The Talking Maze was wonderful and Claude's Mr. McGregor's Garden was admired by all!"
Marissa Bellon - Production Manager, Harvey Goldsmith - Artist Promotion Management Ltd
"We have been working with Debs and her team from Strong & Co. for over 10 years, and every show we have done together becomes brighter and better! Their genius ideas and their full involvement with each project, from the creative process to every aspect of the production and event execution make Strong & Co. simply delightful to work with. They can turn any concept into an amazing, truly magical experience!"
Lou Reed - PA to MD, Aegis Dentsu
"Just a quick note to say thank you SO much for all of your hard work for yesterday. It was incredible and everything I’d imagined and wanted it to be. Everyone was saying how amazing it was and how it really transformed the venue! Thank you so much for all of your hard work. I will definitely be in touch next year! "
Emily Eavis - Co-Organiser, Glastonbury Festival
“Debs has been running the Shangri-La area at Glastonbury for several years now and what she has created in that time is incredible. Year on year she and her team deliver the greatest show imaginable”
Michael Walker - Sales Director, Martin Professional Lighting UK
“The event was a real success for us and it achieved all that I had hoped for. I received a lot compliments on the night about the venue, the food, the Rum tasting and the Museum tour (the Ale House landlady was a star!), but the proof of a good night was clearly to be seen in the faces of the guests who were all having a great time and a really good social evening with lots of networking, and some falling off chairs etc.
The venue was perfect and used to great effect by the excellent production. The collaboration worked really well and I salute you for your unwavering dedication, creativity and patience in making the event one of the best that Martin have done.
A special mention should also go to Simon for his smooth professionalism and for making sure that issues never became problems, and so a very big THANK YOU! to Strong & Co for a great job very well done…”
Kate Perrin - Head of Events (2013), Guardian News & Media
“Debs and I worked together on a large event for GNM at the end of 2013. We very quickly built a great working relationship and I knew from the start that I could rely on her amazing inspiration and creativity. For Debs, the inevitable glitches in the run up to the event were never a problem and her positivity and calm outlook were always very welcome. The event came in on budget and received fantastic feedback from every level at GNM, all in all, a very satisfying result.”
Sefton Woodhouse - Vice President Artist Relations & Event Management, EMI Music UK
“Strong and Co are where we go to make our events brilliant. We will have the initial concept and idea but we bring in Debs and her team to take it up a level. To call Debs the most creative person I know is an understatement...her event execution is flawless.”
Sara Rhodes - Head of Sponsorship, Events & Marketing Operations (1996-2010), Guardian News & Media
“Deborah Armstrong, through her company Strong & Co, organised a number of high profile events for Guardian News & Media between 2004-2010. These included large-scale events at the Hay Festival, running the Guardian Lounge venue at Glastonbury Festival for 3 years, as well as a number of high profile launch events in London.
I have always found Deborah and her team exceptionally good to work with. Projects were delivered on time and on budget, with the highest level of creative expertise in the concept development and event management. All necessary consents and licenses were obtained and adhered to, and no negative feedback was ever received for any of the projects she organised.
Deborah’s involvement with Guardian events enabled the newspaper to develop its experiential marketing output to new and existing audiences, which in turn led to greater recognition and enhanced reputation status for the newspaper.
I would have no concerns about recommending Deborah Armstrong and her team as highly competent, highly creative and uniquely skilled event producers.”
Antony Pickthall - Head of Marketing & Communications, Liverpool Biennial
“Liverpool Biennial has commissioned Deborah Armstrong to deliver its Opening Party in both 2008 and 2010. The event is a key part of the opening events for the UK's Biennial. The organisation is a demanding client with a small budget needing to impress important figures within the contemporary art world as well as politicians and members of the business community.
I was delighted with the creative and the operational delivery. Strong & Co. are not only brilliant in the way they work and deliver on their projects but also huge fun to work with and they succeeded in giving us events that have continued to live long in the memory of many of our guests as uniquely wonderful”
Lorraine Green - Mother of the Bride
“Hannah and Gavin's wedding was indeed magical, I'm still flying high with happiness. David and I felt totally loved up the whole way through, not just because the room was filled with all our friends but because of all the love, care and attention given so wholeheartedly by everyone involved in producing the perfect atmosphere for our party.”