Penny has offered local businesses weekly support throughout the pandemic and they have been an absolute lifeline. Always positive, always fun and a brilliant opportunity to connect with so many wonderful local businesses.
Penny has also helped me to set up social media for my business and her knowledge and advice was invaluable. Thank you so much Penny.
In March 2021, Sarah-Marie Underhay said:
A fantastic service run by a fantastic lady. Extremely supportive, innovative and passionate about all that she does. Highly recommend to anyone looking to build their business.
In March 2021, Jacky Ling said:
I have been involved with thebestof Sudbury for a while now. Penny Wilby is such a big advocate for local businesses and does everything she can to support them with a passion. During this pandemic Penny has worked so hard to help local businesses and has created a wonderful online business community. If you are looking for help and support in getting your business noticed again post lockdown, you really should get in touch with Penny.
In March 2021, Tracey Strand said:
Penny is amazing, during the pandemic she has kept local businesses in touch by her weekly online networking events. Penny offers support and great advice to all local businesses and goes beyond all expectations.
Sudbury is lucky to have her.
In March 2021, Abbie Thoms said:
I've been with The Best of Sudbury for 6 years now.
As a result my business's name has been spread further than I could have done on my own, even using social media.
Penny so supportive of me and my business and all the other businesses she helps. Her positivity and can do attitude in infectious!
I've won numerous awards through the Best of Business, and my business has grown largely thanks to The Best of Sudbury
Thebestofsudbury is a force for enthusiasm, energy and encouragement. Penny has the most positive outlook at all times and has a wealth of knowledge about what's happening locally. She definitely has her finger on the pulse of all things Sudbury.
What can I say about Penny and The Best Of Sudbury :). From the first moment I met penny she showed a huge interest in me and my business. Straight away she was giving me ideas and wanting to help me which meant the world as I had only just opened BodyWorks my new venture. Every time after that when I saw her she was first to say hello and see how I & business was :). Ive just signed up to work along side her through The Best Of Sudbury and already it's been brilliant. Penny has been one step ahead at all times, she's quick to email back which seems to be very rare these days in business. I'm very much looking forward to the future working alongside her and The Best Of Sudbury :). Highly recommend!! Thank you so much!
Pickles & Lillies have been working with The Best of Sudbury for just over a year and it’s been a great experience. Penny has boundless energy and ideas to help promote our business. We have worked on some great projects together which have been very successful in raising awareness of our business and brand (as well as being brilliant fun!) . Penny truly believes in supporting small businesses and organises very useful seminars and networking events all of which help to raise the business profile locally and provide great networking opportunities. I would absolutely recommend Best of Sudbury to anyone who has a business in and around the area, it really works!
Thank you Penny 😊
When I met Penny a couple of years ago ( although it feels like I have known her for a vvvery longtime in the best possible way!) It turned out to be the start of a very positive and fruitful business connection who is becoming a firm friend. There is nothing more fun than grabbing a coffee with Penny and spending an hour or two putting the world to rights, we tend to cover a lot of ground!! Penny has been so supportive of us, and really helped us focus our efforts locally and grow our connections and relationships within the local business community. Penny seems to know everybody! Penny is also very passionate and focused about promoting Sudbury and Sudbury business owners, as well as working hard to connect us and encourage collaboration. I have enjoyed working with Penny and thebestofsudbury over the last 12 months and I am excited to see what we are able to create together in 2020. Highly Recommended.
Reply from Penny W: Thank you so much for this lovely review Jacky. I'm really looking forward to working with you in 2020 and seeing what plans develop!
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In October 2018, Cate C said:
Great thought provoking talk. Lots of actions for me to do to grow my business further.
In October 2018, Lisa M said:
Thought provoking and informative presentation.
In October 2018, Natasha B said:
Listening to Penny talk at BWN was inspiring. It has given me food for thought as well as homework to do! Thank you.
In October 2018, Debby S said:
Great to see Penny again. Very informative and helpful presentation today, Penny always shares and helps small businesses. Thank you.
In September 2018, Kenny A said:
Penny has been instrumental in facilitating business links, talks and presentations. She has been brilliant at leading workshops and inspiring students at TGS. Thanks very much
In July 2018, Terry H said:
Mandy's a superb shop for bespoke jewellery and gifts for special friends and family. Always made welcome and nothing seem too much trouble. Lots of different things to choose from. If you would like to try make your own classes are available.
In January 2018, Stephen W said:
Great presentation at Expert Circles about how Penny publicises her Clients. We were all impressed, almost a religious experience!
In January 2018, Paul G said:
As always a superior presentation by Sister Penny. She seems to have the habit of entertaining her flock whenever the wimple takes over !
In January 2018, Jenny C said:
I heard a presentation from Penny Wilby this morning about the value of reviews. I am about to embark on a new business venture and I found it extremely helpful and will endeavour to put it all into practice. Her visual aids also made it a memorable talk so will not be forgotten easily. Thank you very much.
In January 2018, conclusys c said:
Penny's presentation on Customer Reviews was really engaging and informative. Penny really gives her all for her presentations...including dressing up as a Nun! The information she provided I will certainly take away and look at implementing in my own business. Penny was also gracious enough to answer some extra questions I had after she had finished her presentation.
In January 2018, Cheryl O said:
Penny gave a great presentation at a networking event today. It was extremely informative regarding how leaving a review is important to a business, which being in hospitality I could relate to, as we rely on word of mouth. Penny made it fun to listen to by dressing in character and by doing this it was funny whilst grabbing everyone's attention. A very good ambassador for Best of Sudbury
In January 2018, Darren G said:
A very entertaining and informative presentation about the power of reviews.
In November 2015, Kenny A said:
Hi, Thomas Gainsborough School are extremely grateful for the ongoing enthusiasm, support and professionalism offered from thebestof Sudbury. Numerous links that we have made, would not have been possible without Penny. Her energy and drive to ensure events take place are fantastic, and I can highly recommend her business links, which we have mutually benefited from. Thanks so much! :)
In November 2015, Carolyn A said:
You really couldn't have helped more with our new Law Suite at the Thomas Gainsborough Schhol
You really worked so hard in getting the press involved and we are really grateful , even though we had a lot of fun working together on this together
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