Endorsements

“Working with Sofia was a real pleasure.  She’s top notch when it comes to the job. Clear headed, down to earth and always on top of the detail. Long may she reign.” Willy Russell (Writer)

 

"Sofia has been a truly wonderful person to work with - she is hugely efficient and understanding of those of us who are not, she is a great organiser and communicator, and fun to be with and has huge empathy. I recommend her to everyone." Arthur Smith (Comedian & Broadcaster)

 

“I first met and worked alongside Sofia a few years ago when she was producing a play that I had been cast in, "Shirley" at the Square Chapel Halifax. I was having a couple of sudden and difficult personal problems at the time. Sofia was incredibly supportive, empathetic and understanding, working around the rehearsal schedule very effectively and without adverse effect on the other cast members or to the detriment of the production. The production was a tremendous success. She gets things done! WELL done. And sorted! The opposite of Slap-dash! 

In my experience of her Sofia is reliable, professional, creative, warm, thoughtful, rigorous, honest, hard-working, good-humoured, kind, loyal, a top-notch work associate and someone who I now consider to be a good friend. She is someone I would consider an asset to work alongside and to live your life alongside.” Karen Henthorn (Actor)

“There isn’t nothing this woman can’t do… I have worked alongside Sofia at Square Chapel Arts Centre for a number of years now and her presence and smile lights up the room and encourages a positive and safe environment which she makes wonderful to work in. She really takes pride in everything she sets her mind to. She is a beautiful soul and a dam hard worker.” Natalie Gavin (Actor)

 

 "In a professional capacity Sofia is absolutely invaluable, with her 'can do' attitude and forward-thinking approach, no idea is out of reach. I've no hesitation in working with Sofia on any given project, or recommending her to anyone requiring her specific skills and services. She is one of the most positive, driven and inventive people I've ever had the pleasure of working with, and one of the kindest, most considerate people I know. A true superstar." Darren Jeffries (Actor) 

“Sofia is a tour de force. She is incredibly creative with a ‘can do’ attitude and a fizzing, infectious energy.” Chris Hawkins (Presenter - BBC Radio 6 Music)

 

“I have known Sofia for over five years now and feel really lucky to have met her. She has influenced and further helps me to develop in my career and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to planning, strategy, marketing and PR and just at getting the best out of people. Sofia is also a fantastic person just to have as a friend as she genuinely cares about people and is always there to help. She has provided, on more than one occasion, the odd email or text that comes out of the blue and really helps to pick you up just when you need it.” Dave Garratt (Film Programmer & Sales Manager – square Chapel Arts Centre)

 

"Sometimes you just need someone to see exactly who you are and to believe in you. I’m fortunate to have had many. One soul who deserves a special mention is Sofia. She is one of the most selfless and positive people you could wish to meet." Reece Dinsdale (Actor & Director) 

 

"It’s incredibly rare for one person to have such an all embracing impact on your life. For me, Sofia is that person. Some six years ago, she asked if I would like to photograph Brassed Off at York Theatre Royal. I replied that I had never photographed a theatrical performance before. .She replied 'I think you could give it a good go and be great'. From that first shoot through to today, Sofia has been absolutely incredible. She is always, always supportive, professional, inspiring, encouraging, and generous of her time. I’m privileged to watch from close up the highest esteem in which she is held. For me, both personally and professionally, Sofia has been life changing." Ant Robling - Photographer (Robling Photography)

“Whenever I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with Square Chapel Arts Centre in any capacity, I can always rely on Sofia to make me feel welcome and comfortable, she excels in liaison, friendliness and competence and is a pleasure to work with and for.” Steve Evets (Actor)

"I found Sofia to be very professional and attentive from the moment we booked our show until the tour bus left the venue after a very successful show. Her warmth and friendliness made the night very memorable and we can't wait to get back there, I wish all venues were like that." Ian Prowse (Singer/songwriter from Pele and Amsterdam)

"In my work as an actor I’ve had the delight of coming into contact with Sofia. I found her to be professional, friendly and supportive of my work at York theatre Royal. She still promotes my work on social media, and it has helped enormously." John McArdle (Actor)

 

"I've been very fortunate to have Sofia as my manager for a few years now. Her skills and knowledge has led me to grow not only as a person but develop in the work place too. Sofia’s attention to detail and can do approach brings out the very best in others making her a top leader and a figure of inspiration. No matter on a personal or work level her dedication and commitment to her role and supporting others is invaluable." Alec Gladok (Marketing Design Officer - Square Chapel Arts Centre) 

 

“I've worked with Sofia for well over a decade in her roles at the National Media Museum, York Theatre Royal, Leeds Playhouse and now Square Chapel. She has been a credit to every place and has increased and improved my understanding as a journalist of each place. When I was the Arts Editor of the Yorkshire Post, she was an absolutely key contact. These days she continues to be vitally important in my work as a radio and live presenter and journalist. Her great skill is in making you feel like your needs are paramount and she will do anything to ensure everyone involved in a situation has the best outcome. Beyond that, she is one of a few people who have gone from trusted contact to friend. She's one of the good ones and it's great to know she's always in your corner and ready to go above and beyond for you.” Nick Ahad (Writer & Broadcaster)

"Sofia is a true advocate for the arts and embraces each project and position with passion and commitment." Fiona Movley (Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Harrogate International Festivals) 

 

"I have worked with Sofia for just over two years now, she is fantastic at her job and also a lovely kind person to be around.  I know Sofia will excel in whatever she chooses to do due to her commitment and passion for her work." Susan Howard (Finance Manager - Square Chapel Arts Centre) 

 

"Sofia is a wizard when it comes to promoting my (somewhat crazy) charity fund raising expeditions. She not only steers me towards the right direction for sending things out but also actively promotes things on my behalf. She has an eye for detail that includes what NOT to say! With Sofia in my corner I know I have someone to rely on." Ken Robertshaw (Halifax Rotary Club) 

"Over the years I have worked with many actors who have used Sofia's PR, Social media and marketing expertise. This has given them a massive lift in exposure both on and offline and resulted in more castings and paid work." Colin Boulter (Director - Neilson Reeves Photography) 

"Great social media training session with Sofia and Alex from Cann Communications. Thank you!" Sharon Canavar (CEO of Harrogate International Festivals) 

"Ace Afternoon with Alex & Sofia from Cann Communications. Buzzing with information and inspiration." Mercer Gallery, Harrogate 

"I wanted to email on behalf of both of us to say Alex did the  most superb job at our night do. It was such a good disco!! I know I’d be biased because of the song choices, but you had just the right amount of chat going on, we ALL loved the Cds and the theatre of doing a disco the proper way (!) and the mash up you did for our first dance was absolutely spot on. It really was the best night do I’ve ever been to – and so many of the guests said just the same." Suzanne (M D - Aprroach PR) 

"Alex - Thanks again so much for co-hosting the first Doncaster Mumbler Awards. It went better than I could have imagined. Everyone had a lot of fun and yes same time next year!"  Caroline  (Doncaster Mumbler) 

"Alex, thank you ever so much for the fab music played on Saturday night (I haven't danced so much in ages!!!) The evening was a huge success and we have raised in the region of £780 for the Harrogate branch which is great." Amanda (National Autistic Society)

"Firstly I would like to thank you for providing the DJ for our fundraiser on Saturday evening at York Golf Club.  Alex was beyond brilliant and had the dance floor filled all evening, there was not a single song without dancers on that floor.  Following the success of our evening and repeated requests I am now holding another evening on Saturday 28th November and would really like the same DJ. " Adele Sullivan

 

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