Ces Creatively

Ces Creatively



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Hi I'm Ces
Together with my husband Jay I run Creatively Minded Design. We specialise in helping small businesses create BRAND BUZZ and produce designs that will influence, inspire and provoke the desired results.

We have recently relocated to Dorset after a long hard struggle (our son died and I could have died too, a year and half in and out of hospital and grief stricken then we set up the business again from scratch, struggled for years to move back from Wirral to Dorset "where our heart is" and finally made it with a little help from our friends!).

Sandbanks Peninsula Poole, Dorset

I love networking on and offline and am a big believer in the power of social networking, living by the slogan "Great Conversations lead to Great Opportunities". I'm happy to share information and source ideal and lucrative collaborations for friends, business contacts and clients alike.

Let's chat and see how we can help each other grow!

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The designs we create for clients are completely bespoke and the specific requirements of each project are focused on achieving certain results for our clients. Before giving you a quote for any design work it is important to get to know your business and clarify the results you want to achieve.

We offer brand buzz chats over skype and screen share in real time completing a series of innovation mind maps and flow charts as well as offering live design sessions over the web so you can see how we work and be confident we are the right people to help you.

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#inchrist, chirstian, business mum, designer, films, cinema, dvds, music, seaside, beach, sand, ocean, beach huts, Poole, Poole harbour, Bournemouth, Sandbanks, Dorset, brand image, brand buzz, logo design, branding, marketing ideas, profile branding, #honeymummy, petrol head,twitter, flickr, yfrog, and of course my 3 wonderful boys Mat, Cali and Xan!

Mat Loftus with his waveboard at Sandbanks PooleCali Loftus with his waveboard at Sandbanks PooleXandaar Loftus with his waveboard at Sandbanks Poole
A wave rolling on SandbanksKit boarding on Poole harbour Sandbanks DorsetSunset over Poole harbourAre you a sb_mum tooCes Loftus a Supportive Business Mum

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Thanks for visiting my profile. I'd like to share a story with you...
Once upon a time there was an IT Trainer called Shelley. Upon applying for my first training job at a well established training company I was asked "can you reinvent yourself?" This proved to be a defining moment in my life. I replied, "I have done that several times already!" We are continually reinventing ourselves, we grow from children to adults, from single to married (or partnered) from taking to giving, from employed to self employed. Shelley Fishel IT trainer The training surgery After 4 and a half years as an employee I ventured out into the big wide world of Freelance Training, still contributing to my former employer as an Associate Trainer and Lead Trainer of projects. I found the world of the Freelance Trainer to be varied and interesting, and realised that there is a need out there in the big wide world for a different kind of training company. One that allows busy professionals to learn in their own workplace, without the hassle of travelling to a training centre and crucially, to have short focus sessions. So In 2007 The Training Surgery was born. As I mentioned in the opening paragraph we are often reinventing ourselves both in business and in our personal lives. We are in the process of adding our online training offering and so have undergone a rebrand with a shiny new website coming soon. We are now called The IT Training Surgery; as that is what we do, train in IT Software.
"Quality is also extremely important to me, and that is why The IT Training Surgery is an Accredited Training Provider accredited by the Learning and Performance Institute." Institute of IT training logo
So how do we work at The Training Surgery? The Training Surgery logo
What does
The IT Training Surgery Offer?
We offer three types of face to face IT Training and we are also offering Training online, which you can do anytime and from anywhere with an Internet connection Choose from one of our off the shelf courses, a Bespoke course designed especially for your organisation or an IT Training Surgery where your team can come for an individual appointment with a trainer to learn exactly what they need. Our new tag line reflects this philosophy perfectly - Learn only what you need when you need IT.
Shelley Fishel IT surgery at the work place
Take IT Personally
Lasting success
Sometimes we find that an organisation needs to get a group of staff to a similar standard of software proficiency. In this case it is better to run a series of structured courses followed up by a series of Training Surgery days spread over a period of time, to provide ongoing support. Courses can be run in house at the organisation's premises or at our own training rooms, whatever is best for the client.
For more information or to book a consultation please call:
020 8203 1774
or email: enquiries@theittrainingsurgery.com
So how do we work at The Training Surgery?
Shelley Fishel IT surgeryfollow me on Shelley@ShelleyFishel

I am very happily married to David - we are about to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary this year- does not feel that long at all… We are the proud parents of four fab adults. Our daughter Elizabeth, our son Mark and his wife Rocheli, and our youngest Jonathan. And in November 2011 we became grandparents for the first time! I enjoy reading especially detective fiction and I love having family and friends over for meals at the weekends too. Please drop me a line to say hello! I love to get to know people through networking and welcome your connection.



Skype: creativelyminded
Website URL: http://www.creativelyminded.co.uk
Blog URL: http://supportivebusinessmums.co.uk

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Shelley Fishel

"Hi Ces Just a quick note to say thankyou! Once again you have done a great job with my new Twitter Skin and Ecademy Profile. So happy with it and done quickly and professionally. Thanks Shelley"

Sally Asling

"Ces...... I still recall the day Martine urged me to make contact to get my twitter skin done and repeatably tweeted me your details! LOL!! My angels were at work that day, because meeting you was a breath of fresh air from a personal and professional perspective The designs you have done for me and my company are awe inspiring and everyone comments on just how brilliant they are - you have an eye for colour and detail and you bring images and text alive in a way I cant say I have seen other people do - its all down to your creative flair which you have in abundance. As a freind you have been amazing to......recently just sending me a "metaphorical plaster" to cover the bit that hurt showed me what a lovely person you are. I urge people to come to you and allow you to redesign them......artistically unbeatable and such a lovely genuine person to work with. Sx"

George Watts

"Hi Ces, We've been connected on Ecademy for awhile now and thought it was high time to leave you a testimonial. I've just signed up for your newsletter and am looking forward to the exclusive free e-book. Many thanks! "

Victor Marques

"Ces is a fantastic net worker and friend for life. I wish to you ,Jay and all the family the best of the best.. Great abundance and I wish that all your dreams come true at once: "

Ida "ethical gifts" Horner

"I can't quite remember how Ces came to my attention but it really doesn't matter. It is a real pleasure to be connected with her and I have found her person story touching. I admire her determination and dedication to supporting others and I have been on the receiving end of that support. I do love the design work that Ces did for my blog http://www.Idahorner.com and would recommend her services to those looking to have a brand that stands out I do hope that I will get to meet her and her lovely husband Jay this year"

Lee Parent

"Hi, Ces I love your profile. What a beautiful family you have and great friends as well. I really appreciate you taking to time to look at my marketplace listing and clicking the like button. You are an excellent example of how people can bring about positive change in their lives. Perhaps we will be able to work together in some way that will enable others to experience positive change in their lives. Warm regards, Lee"

Keith Hern

"I came across Ces and Jay when they were a helped me prepare for Penny Power's 'Monday' slot a few weeks ago. Both were also hugely helpful with twitterbacks and a new twitter page, not to mention offering great support and encouragement over my book, and also whn I discovered that I had been diagnosed with cancer again.. Can't recommend these guys highly enough.... I look forward to having the opportunity to buying them a drink in Sandbanks as a way of saying thanks a million. All the best for 2010. Keith"

Shelley Fishel

"Hi Ces I first got to know you through you being the first person to take part in the Open Random and connected experiment. I found that we connected immediately as you are such a warm and caring person. Your story is fascinating and inspiring and I truly wish you a speedy purchase of your dream home in Sandbanks. Apart from all of that your designs are fantastic! First you created a fab twitterback for me - to see what I mean take a look at www.twitter.com/shelleyfishel. You did this by looking at my website and chatting to me on the phone for a short time. I then contacted you to create an email signature for me which you did to perfection! I have recommended you on and will continue to do so. Have fun Shelley "

Nic Oliver

"I first became aware of Ces when she posted a very moving story about how a personal tragedy had led her to refocus her business. SInce then, I have watched her growe in confidence, and in networking connections. It is hard not to want to be connected with ces and her husband Jay - they combine a very warm, spiritual approach with a profound understanding of branding and creative solutions. It is an honour having Ces in my network. I will no doubt add to this testimonial as we work closer together in a relaunch of my website and business."

Don Cooke

"I have known Ces and Jay Loftus for a little under a year. They came to my attention when my business partner attended a course run by Richard White (also a great Ecademy contact). During this year Ces has generously supported us on a number of web and twitter projects - always delivering way beyond what could have been acheived otherwise - showing flair in both graphic design, brand alignment and convicting branding imagary. I think the thing that has most impressed me about Ces and her husband Jay is that they understand and have leveraged the SME biased membership of Ecademy with great aplomb and intellgence, always delivering on promises made - always being there to support through honest encouragement and enthusiasm. I would not hesitate to recommend to Ces and Jay, they trurly are exceptionally talented folk who deserve all the success that awaits them. "

Bob Nicoll

"Ces and Jay, Your passion for helping others easily spans the oceans and embraces this "Iceman" all the way in Alaska. Thank you again for your help on my profile, and I look forward to meeting you both when I make my next trip to the UK. If you need help with presenting yourself with an engaging profile, make sure to connect with Ces. Love and light, Bob"

Sadie Murray

"Dear Ces, Just had to take this opportunity to "thank" you for my excellent TwitterBack and TwitterButt! It really captures the key messages and core meaning of Freelife which are so important to me and that I want to share with everyone! It was such a blast working with you - pure JOY! Thanks for sharing your incredible talent and your patience. Each time I look at my "Twitter" icons I will remember the fun we had working through the process. I enthusiastically recommend you personally and your incredible gift. Thanks to Jay as well; what a great tag-team! Glad we met...Follow Me on Twitter ;-)"

Ethical Karen Maskall

"Thanks for all the work you have put in to help Pledging for Change members Ces. I realy wish you well on your exciting journey as a Blackstar here on Ecademy. If anyone deserved a such a successful turning point in their lives it's you and Jay. I know one day soon you will achieve your dream of living in Sandbanks... and I know everybody will be willing on your way too. Love to you and Jay both! Karen "

Muchina Thuo

"Another noticeable natural talent. Watch the space. All the best Ces."

Elaine Gold

"I first got to know Ces via her regular blogs on Ecademy, I then decided to follow her via Twitter, and more recently, I have come to like her, as I have got to know her more through her work in the Community Challenge Club. What strikes you immediately about Ces is her creativity and ability to improve a message with her graphic skills. She also is a most generous person with her time and always willing to give advice. I got to know her and her husband Jay more as they worked on my featured blog as part of Penny's weekly series. I have had lots of comments on how good the story looked! Many thanks to both Ces and Jay for all they offer to Ecademy - if you want your profile improving, or have any graphic work to be undertaken - have a chat with Ces first "

Bob Nicoll

"I was introduced to Ces and Jay via the "Community Challenge Blog" and am so grateful for this connection. They have raised the bar on my profile presentation here on Ecademy, and extended a heartfelt gesture of friendship across the ocean. It is a pleasure meeting them, knowing them, and following them. We are enjoying a Skype video chat as I write this, and it is great to share Eagle River, Alaska with Liverpool, England. Love and light, Bob"

Jose Manuel Zardain GV

"Thank you for your friendship, if you need something from me or from Mexico please don´t hesitate to contact me, have a great weekend. Jose Manuel "

Tina Jonasen

"Ces is not only an incredible creative artist, but a very sweet, warm and helpful networker! Thanks a million for your help to Ecademy Denmark !! STRONGLY RECOMMENDED"

Tom Evans

"Not only is Ces an incredibly talented graphic designer, her service and professionalism is second to none ... ... thanks for going that extra mile Ces Looking forward to working with you a lot in the future ... Luv & lux Tom aka The Boowkright "

Nico Coetzee

"Ces, haven't had the honour to meet you yet, but I have a feeling you and your family are going to play a big part in a lot of peoples lifes, your positive energy is what we all need and your openess about your love for your Creator will take you to dizzy hights. Let it rip and make waves. Blessings Nico"

Victor Marques

"Thank you so much dear Ces for being great...Your work on my vitoria koi page on twitter was fantastic.. One of my poems... Networking in a sunny day, Living along life in a very fresh way, Up the hills with your brave heart, You are made of love and fine art. Smile on your face, No colours, one race, Instant and kind care, Passionated and fair... With you the world is a better place, The flowers are positive and free, The horizon look at you and me, Happy sky, happy nature... Kindest regards from the best region for Port wine,,,Douro Valley. Your wine heart friend. Victor Marques "

Mariéme Jamme

"A wonderful warm, creative and professional lady! Ces is an inspiring creature. She is positive, strong and really lovely. It is a real joy to have her in my network. Thank you millions for being a wonderful person! Best wishes... Marieme :-)"

Martine Cherry

"Hi Ces, Just a quick note to thank you for my excellent Twitter background. It really summarises the key messages of Dream Spain and has undoubtedly boosted my profile on twitter. I've already recommended your services to one of my collaborators and will continue to do so. Ces' experience and creativity are definitely an asset to any small business that takes their image, branding and customers seriously. kind regards, Martine"

Penny Power

"Thank you so much Ces for the great Twitter profile yo created, I love it and I am having wonderful feedback about it too. I think your idea is brilliant, well rpiced and excellent value. Very impressed with your speed and service too, many, many thanks "

Lucien Meert

"Dear Ces, I am glad to count you as one of my contacts in my network. You are a valuable part of it. A great connection, I appreciate !! Best wishes. Lucien "

Tanya Igic

"Ces is lovely girl, great networker. Best of luck with your business Love Tanya"

Victor Marques

"Thanks dear Ces for being great. It was fantastic to meet you and Jay . Life is about new friends.. I wish that all your dreams come true in a windy day. God bless you and all your family. Big hug. Victor Marques"

Jennifer Bloom

"I'm pleased to count Ces as one of my contacts here on Ecademy. Changing Lives, Jennifer "

Victor Marques

"Thanks dear Ces for being a great giver... May God bless you all ... Life is about seeds and the forests will grow... Your birth right is prosperity and fantastic life.. The instant confidence will lead you to everything that you dream about.. Douro Valley is a fantastic place..! To you and Jay and your lovely kids i raise my full glass of Wine.. Big hug to you all.. Victor Marques"


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