People say the sweetest things. Here are the most blush-worthy compliments I've received from collaborators and clients...
MEDIA & PROMOTION
COPYWRITING, VOICE OVERS
PRESENTING, EVENTS, PRODUCTION
"At very short notice and with a tight brief, Vicky at Acoustic Wave came to the aid of Bplasticfree. Just 24 hours after we met , job done, and the new press release was in the bag. Vicky was a pleasure to work with; enthusiastic, professional and focussed throughout. Throughly recommended, and I certainly hope to work with her again in the future. - Catriona Mann, BPlasticFree (creator of Waxyz - reusable food wraps)
"I’ve had the privilege of working with Vicky in her capacity as one of Scotland’s leading media freelancers. At home in event management, as a broadcast producer, on the air, as a voice-over and as an administrator, Vicky truly is multi-skilled as the industry now demands. Vicky has dealt professionally and courteously with A-list celebrity guests and under pressure she responds excellently to all the challenges live radio can throw at a person. Vicky is a real “people person”, a trait which serves her well in the industry. I commend her to you!"
Formerly MD Northsound Radio, Aberdeen Programme Director, Radio Forth, Edinburgh
Luke McCullough, BBC
“Oh My!! You are a genius!! I love, love, love it! It's exactly how I wanted it to look!! So fresh and simple. Love the wording too and all the connecting images. It's off to a flying start...I am so looking forward to working with you more!!!"
Karen Edward, Funky Scottish - Studio & Gallery, Pittenweem,
Client, Marketing Project
“Wow! It sent shivers down my spine!!! You've expressed the right feel for the business - I didn't need to change a single word!!
Sophie Latinis, The Pittenweem Chocolate Co.
Client, Copywriting & Marketing Project
“OMG! I just went on to Facebook to see loads of feedback! .... That's great Vicky, your input has created just the right balance!
Louise Scott, Artist & Print Maker
Client, Copywriting & Marketing Project
“Thank You Thank You Vicky! You've done a great job - as usual! We will use those exact words."
Highland, Home & Hearth
Client, Copywriting & Branding Project
"I worked with Vicky on various projects and found her to be a highly organised, self-motivated creative thinker, who consistently goes above and beyond to complete tasks. Vicky took the lead on campaigns that required a mix of copywriting, presentation skills, web management and artist liaison, and she combined this with excellent project management and a superb grasp of Marketing. Vicky would make an excellent addition to the Marketing function of any organisation."
Ross Wilson, Marketing Manager, Edinburgh Playhouse
Formerly Head of Marketing
@ Radio Forth, Edinburgh
During the period 1996 to 2001, the nature of my role as Sponsorship & Promotions Manager at Northsound Radio, was such that I was heavily dependent on Vicky’s considerable skills and experience in order to deliver the campaigns I sold my clients. This included creative input for promotional campaigns, production of live shows and assistance with sourcing of prizes. Vicky brought great enthusiasm to tasks, as well as exceptional creative flair, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and, a friendly and outgoing personality. I am sure that Vicky will prove to be a dedicated and highly talented asset to any organisation.
Gordon Smith, Marketing Manager, Johnson Controls
Formerly Sponsorship & Promotions Manager
@ Northsound Radio, Aberdeen
“Vicky is highly organised, popular, committed, enthusiastic and efficient. Vicky has a variety of skill sets including programming, presenting and producing. She is balanced, honest, hard working and principled. Vicky also possesses strong and progressive interpersonal skills due to her pleasant, calm and caring nature. ”
Adam Findlay, CEO Wave & Original Radio
Formerly MD, Radio Forth, Edinburgh
Vicky is a highly committed and talented individual. She has a superb knowledge of a wide range of music and a very good understanding of radio and media in general. I found her attention to detail was exceptional and this, coupled with excellent organisational skills ensured that she was an invaluable member of the team and a great asset when it came to, for example, creating live music events. Her natural ability to deal with contacts across the spectrum, from record companies to radio station clients meant there was always a high level of professionalism in her dealings.”
Nik Goodman, Media Consultant
Formerly Programme Director, Capital FM, London
Radio Forth, Edinburgh
"In a busy programming department organising two radio stations and many freelance presenters, Vicky has always been a highly organised self-starter. The job is multi skilled and each day brings many demands yet Vicky consistently hit deadlines and always with a smile. She possesses excellent diplomatic skills with clients and contacts and is self-assured in her determination”.
Gerry Burke, Smooth Radio, Glasgow
Formerly Programme Controller, Northsound Radio Aberdeen
"Thanks Vicky. You were ace. I'm crazy about your voice!"
David Bailey, Creative Direction, UX&D Gel, BBC Design & Engineering
"I have recorded with Vicky over a number of years. She is both a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. She has a lovely, bright and friendly voice. More over, she’s able to quickly grasp what you’re looking for and deliver – all with good humour and grace. Having used her own studio recently, I can happily say we were very pleased with the results."
Zoë Pearson, Senior Copywriter, The Gate Worldwide
"Vicky has always been a pleasure to work with. She communicates well and is flexible to time frame changes, which in this business, can happen frequently. Vicky’s tone works well on many genres and she takes direction extremely well. In addition to this, Vicky will suggest reading styles that she thinks will add value to the piece which is always appreciated. She is polite, professional and punctual."
Laura McCallister, Promotions Producer, BBC Scotland
"The client loved it! Many thanks for the great service!"
Client via VoiceOvers.Co.Uk
Vicky is that very rare commodity… a voice over artist that instinctively understands a script! I’ve recorded about a dozen promos for BBC Radio Scotland with Vicky over the past year and she’s given each and every one of them a little extra something… She’s also lovely to work with!’
Ken Lindsay (Senior Promotions Producer at BBC Radio Scotland)
"Junction 18 have worked with Vicky on a host of elearning projects, and have never been disappointed. Vicky has a great voice that suits a wide range of projects. She is extremely professional and always reliable. We would recommend Vicky for any upcoming projects that you may have and will definitely continue to use her in the future."
Gerry Doyle, MD, Junction 18
“She’s versatile, professional and client’s fall in love with her voice – there is only one Vicky Watt”
Ryan Ogilvie | Head of Creative Services | Northsound Creative
"Take 1 is a peach - we're very happy with that. Thanks again to Vicky, who responded to our direction flawlessly"
Client via Voiceovers.co.uk
"Thank you for your excellent announcing. Once again this was widely complimented... The announcing was remarked on by a great many people this year and I know that it made a great difference to people’s understanding and enjoyment of the events.”
Neil Sutherland, Secretary, Abernethy Highland Games
“Vicky is equally adept at straightforward music presentation and magazine formats, with a warm friendly style. Vicky has been a swing-jock (occasional radio presenter) at MFR, presenting evening programmes and our Drive Time Show”
Ray Atkinson, Moray Firth Radio
Presenter / Formerly Programme Controller
EVENTS & HOSPITALITY
I have been in the entertainment and media business for over 30 years, working, on a global basis, in a wide area of operations within the industry - including major indoor and outdoor events, concerts and festivals. A few years ago I was asked to be involved with The Radio Forth Awards - a major, and highly prestigious, annual event in Edinburgh - and I then found myself working with Vicky Watt. Vicky not only fully understood what was required to produce the event, but also showed a truly impressive range of planning and managerial skills, with an attention to detail that was simply outstanding. She was also a great 'team player, with a wonderfully positive attitude, a great sense of humour, and an ever-cheerful personality”
Lenny Love, Renegade Communications Ltd
Freelance event promoter, manager & entertainer
“Vicky worked for Radio Forth and I have seen her promote gigs as well as highest profile ceremonies in Edinburgh. She’s one of those impressive, highly professional, motivated, organised people, whom anyone would want in their company”.
Kenny Hutchison, Musical Director, The Jam House, Edinburgh
Musician & Radio Presenter
"For catered read cosseted. We are cared for by our host and chef who turn out a gourmet four-course meal every night. These bright people deliver excellent service without the atmosphere becoming servile....Vicky struck the perfect balance of being friendly yet not intrusive. Their hard work and attention to detail ensured that we were able to enjoy our holiday in true comfort."
- Kate Simon, Travel Editor, Independent on Sunday
Bespoke hospitality at a luxury ski lodge in Meribel, French Alps
"I can't tell you how happy we were with ALL the service you provided. Vicky you were a fantastic front of house - everything I thought ran so smoothly and the best thing for me was I totally trusted you had it under control and it was one thing I just wasn't even thinking about, I was so unconcerned. Your team were great - hard working, friendly and nice to have around. We are just so happy that you were able to provide us with such a great service all round - there was not one single thing that I wasn't happy with. I know doing big events isn't your normal line of business but I can't even express how wonderful the whole operation was! Such a massive thanks!"- Heather & Richard (Sept 2011)
Elemental Kitchen, bespoke hospitality and event planning for a down-to-earth, eco-friendly, vintage village hall wedding at Strathkinness, near St Andrews.
"Thank you a lot for spoiling us so much...it's always a pleasure when you're with us...and I don't speak only about the incredible food, the beautiful decorated tables and the great service!!!!"
- International Client (July 2011)
EK, bespoke hospitality, at our client's villa in Corsica
"Thank you again for your hard work and kindness and for making Jimmy's birthday celebration such a success! I hope our paths cross again someday!"
- Susan Nasim, South Carolina (July 2010)
Elemental Kitchen, bespoke hospitality at Glenmuick Lodge, Royal Deeside - the week included a gourmet picnic, medieval banquet and traditional Scottish piper, to celebrate the host's birthday.
"We wanted to say how wonderful the food was and how fantastic you are. Everyone raved about the delicious food and there is no doubt that the success of the party was due in no small measure to your hard work. It was all presented beautifully and apparently effortlessly with Vicky moving, as one guest observed, like a ballet dancer. Wonderful."
- Eileen & Ronnie Finlayson (June '10)
Elemental Kitchen, bespoke hospitality at Torosay Castle, Isle of Mull - a spectacular birthday celebration included a relaxed lunch for 70 guest, followed by an elaborate evening banquet.