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Students

As a course leader and tutor, Maud is both engaging and inclusive in the classroom which draws learners in nicely. Maud also has a keen eye on what is currently going on in PR practice so learners get a full benefit of her vast experience and professionalism.

Kirsi Kekki, policy officer TUC

Maud Davis is an excellent tutor. The guidance she provided me through her webinars, study centre lessons and one-to-one advice while I was studying for the CIPR Advance Certificate in Public Relations was always exceptionally helpful, detailed and tailored to the individual.

James Turner

Restorative Justice Council

Maud has been an excellent course tutor during my time on the CIPR Advanced Certificate course. Her classes are informative, thought-provoking and engaging. She has also offered me a great deal of personal support during my assignments, and is always there should you have a question or need some advice. She has given me real confidence in my ability as a PR manager and has made me feel able to push my PR career forwards. Above all she is a fantastic and inspirational woman, who really does everything she can to help each and every student to do their best.

Katie Rose, PR Manager British Gas

You helped me incredibly when I attended your press release writing course three years ago. I always refer back to my notes from that day. You were incredibly helpful and inspired me on my way to building a PR career. I've since moved on and now work as a freelance marketing and communications consultant - just reached the end of my first year solo. It's been great. So thank you for your help in getting me started...

Jennifer Childs

I have absolutely loved working towards my Advanced Certificate in PR and Maud has been a fantastic trainer. Always enthusiastic, encouraging and willing to listen. The learning sessions were interesting, full of useful detail and I have qualified with really solid PR skills that I feel confident will take me forward in my career. The support Maud gave us for our assignments was superb and she was always just an email away for further questions and advice. I have really appreciated and enjoyed working with Maud and her enthusiasm for the industry is contagious!

Chloe Washbrook, Kent Community Health NHS

It's been lovely to hear about how the CIPR Advanced Certificate course is going from my colleague - she says great things about your sessions :). It's brilliant to see someone else getting as much out of the study as I did. I knew the training was good at the time but since starting work in comms, I've been amazed at just HOW much knowledge and confidence it's given me relative to colleagues who don't have the same qualification. I've recommended it to any folk at work (in past and current work) who need that boost of confidence and the background to why and how they do what they do. Best career decision I ever made to sign up!

Julie Rainey, social media officer at High Speed Two Ltd

Maud is an engaging trainer who presents subject matter in an interesting way which is easy to understand. I found her incredibly approachable and helpful, it was great to know that I could contact her when I was stuck on something, she is an excellent trainer.

Laoise Bailey, PR and events officer, The Churches Conservation Trust

Maud is engaging and reassuring, which provides for a very friendly and light-hearted learning environment. Learning sessions are always thought-provoking and expertly paced. But above all - Maud gives her learners dedicated support at an individual level.

Adam Leach, Transport for London

I think you present material in a clear, concise way and make it interesting. So many people who are teachers are not innately teachers and make things more complicated than they need to be.

Anastasia Liati-Jones

You make the course materials and the heavy theory stuff really digestible and interesting through really dynamic teaching. You are also very supportive. I have done masters degrees and professional courses and can honestly say that I have never had a tutor who is as supportive and approachable as you – you always respond to messages and interact with students and that is invaluable for me

Katy Vaughan, Anna Freud Centre

Maud has been a remarkable course leader throughout my Foundation Award and Advanced Certificate. She’s approachable, fun, knowledgeable, committed and really wants the best for her students. I can honestly say I can’t believe quite how far I’ve come in the last two years, Although I’ve now finished my studies I can still count on Maud – she goes the extra mile to help and that is inspiring!

Yvonne Kaziro, sales and marketing coordinator at Clear Channel Outdoor

Maud provided some excellent training sessions in public relations for my colleagues. She was instrumental in setting up the training, developing the content, and delivering it. Throughout the course, Maud managed to communicate often very complex ideas in a very accessible format to people with different levels of experience. The feedback from everyone who attended the course was excellent; all said that they had benefited hugely from the training.

Hannah Gregory, public relations manager, Cambridge University Press

Maud is engaging, insightful and entertaining. She makes learning fun! Best training course so far without a doubt. Highly recommended. PR Superstar looks forward to working with Maud again soon.

Jill Kent, owner, PR Superstar

Maud is enthusiastic and energetic. It’s clear she’s passionate about what she does and this comes across in her teaching.

Amy Thickett, PR and marketing manager, We Love Sleep

Your seminars are engaging, more than any other. You have interaction with all the class and really listen and encourage debate. You are interesting to listen to and clearly very informed.

Jenny Steele

Maud is a first-class trainer and I have learned a great deal through the CIPR Advanced Certificate course that she leads with the PR Academy. Her guidance and support has also helped me in a career move - I can't recommend her highly enough.

Matt Hartley, media officer, Consumer Counselling Credit Service

Clients

Maud helped me achieve the potential of my business and with her guidance, I grew With Love Crafts & Tutus very quickly in my first year of trade. Maud, having a sensitive ear and positive outlook, has helped me achieve a great deal.

Kelle Capewell

With Love Crafts & Tutus

Thanks so much for the talk on '10 ways to get free PR' that you gave at the June 2012 Small Business Network meeting - it was fabulous!

You were clear, concise and down to earth, and naturally created a great connection with your audience. You absolutely packed the talk with lots of easy but effective tips that our small business owners will be able to make use of straight away...and you got us thinking creatively as well. You gave great value and I would highly recommend you to other groups if they're looking for an engaging speaker for their events

Liz Bygrave, Small Business Network

Maud has been a constant in our brand life since we were simply an idea. She gave us structure and vision with a determination to 'be heard' that only Maud can find. She is energetic and enthusiastic. When she believes in something she is relentless in her pursuit of converting and informing others. She is well known in the sector and opens extremely large doors for one so small.
Her irons are always in the fire, her eye always on the ball. In a small business with limited resource, Maud has been invaluable in our journey to where we are now and incredibly supportive, good times and bad.
We are who we are because Maud helped us become ourselves.

Belinda Williams, owner Yorkshire Provender

Maud has been a valued and integral part of the Ceres team for over a decade, from her media insights and strategy to her training skills – she always delivers 110%. Maud’s determination combined with her sense of humour is also equally important and appreciated.

Jennifer John, owner Ceres PR