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“We have an excellent track record when it comes to advising clients on multi-million pound land and development deals and helping them to navigate the planning system.

“Where we recognised we needed additional support was in the area of marketing. We had a good in-house team, but we tasked Maxim with helping them nurture our social media presence, especially on LinkedIn, deliver the editorial content and design for our Blueprint newsletter, and offer strategic marketing advice. 

“A key project undertaken by Maxim is Blueprint, a summary of our notable planning successes, highlighting the depth and breadth of DHA’s success, across and the south-east and beyond. Produced three times a year, Maxim helps coordinate the storyboard, interview our teams and right the content in a consistent editorial style. Then their designer adds the final creative touches before we email or send out a printed version. Every edition is well received and generates sales enquiries. 

“As a regional independent consultancy, constantly up against major national names, we knew we had to demonstrate why companies should put their trust in us. Achieving awards success was part of our strategy and in 2021 we were crowned South East Planning Team of the Year. Maxim helped us to tease out why we warranted such an accolade and then helped us present the case to our industry’s governing body: Royal Town & Planning Institute (RTPI). And the good news is that awards have continued to flow. 

“We have a close relationship with Maxim. In fact, we refer work to each other, confident in the knowledge that both companies will deliver what the respective client needs and expects.” 

Alex Hicken

Managing Director / DHA Planning

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"Andrew and Rachel are not only experts in their field, they are super approachable and fun to work with.

"Thank you for the fantastic support for The Folkestone Leas Lift Company in the lead up to the announcement that we have raised the £6.6m needed to reopen the lift. We can’t thank you enough."


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Cathy Beare

Chair / The Folkestone Leas Lift Company Charity

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“We have had the pleasure of engaging Maxim in assisting us with two very complex and important developments in the Tunbridge Wells district. On both occasions their approach and advice has been first class and it enabled the projects to gain the necessary traction and support they needed from all the key stakeholders in the affected areas.

"Their knowledge and ability to engage at political and local levels throughout the planning process provided us with all the necessary insight to ensure our messages were effective and targeted. Without their guidance, persistence and dedication I doubt the schemes would have been as successful as they have been.”

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John Hendy

Director ‑ Estates & IT / Hendy

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“As Kent’s largest science and innovation park, Discovery Park needs an agency that knows the local media and business press, but also one that can help us to build positive relationships with key stakeholders and organisations. Maxim fits that brief perfectly. 

“When it comes to understanding the political landscape of Kent, I don’t think there’s any team more knowledgeable than Maxim.

“Discovery Park, guided by Maxim, has created a strong programme of PR coverage, telling the news of our investments in incubator space and laboratories, companies moving to site, expansions and initiatives to promote STEM skills.  Our press releases often involve other partners; they are always well crafted, tailored to the target media and wherever possible sent with an eye-catching image. Maxim works hard to be mindful of sensitivities to ensure our partners are given equal billing.

“Maxim recognised their strengths lay within Kent and the South East, and rather than over-promise and under-deliver, Maxim has worked closely with our specialist science-trade PR agency, with everyone focused on one thing: securing the best possible press coverage for Discovery Park. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”     

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Jane Kennedy

Chief Business Officer / Discovery Park

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