"I would not hesitate to recommend Holistic to any college looking for marketing, communications and fundraising advice.  Their vision was strategically vital, their knowledge was impressive, their insights were profound, and their implementation recommendations were comprehensive."

- Mike Welsh, Principal and Chief Executive, East Riding College


“I would recommend Holistic to any other institution looking to raise funds from its alumni and wider community.”

- David Allsop, Headteacher, Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gainsborough


“Holistic gave us clear guidance on how to establish a development function for Sheffield College, tied into the college’s history and ethos. This was well received by our Governors and is being embedded in our plans for the future.”

- Andrew Hartley, Business Development Director, Sheffield College


“Holistic produced a thorough overview of our schools, and outlined a detailed series of recommendations which will greatly improve our links with our external

- Phil Crompton, Chief Executive, Trent Academies Group


“I had the pleasure of working with Dr Spence when we were both at Clifton College. Peter's expertise in the challenging world of fundraising and alumni relations is widely and appropriately acknowledged. He is industrious, innovative and insightful and also immensely personable. I strongly recommend his to others and would always welcome any opportunity to work with him again.”

- Oliver Delany, Director at The Bar Council Of England and Wales


"I enjoyed working with Peter as his strategy consultant at the University of Hull and as a thoughtful resource on other projects over the years. Peter is very focused on outcomes and responsive to new and interesting ideas and opportunities that come along from time to time."

- William Conner, Fellow and Development Director at Wolfson College, University of Oxford


“I have kept in touch with Haberdashers', my old school, over the many years since I left, and for the last few years I have known Dr. Peter Spence in my dealings with the school. He is a very approachable, presentable and affable person and seems to be ideally suited to his present job. I have little doubt that he would be an asset to any organization in a capacity which involves working with people.”

- Jonathan Cocking, Owner, Reedmore Books


"Peter brought the enthusiasm and strategy back to the fundraising programme at Clifton College. Under Peter's leadership we launched a successful Annual Appeal and his development skills and experience led to the creation and execution of a campaign aimed at potential major donors."

- Ben Fox, Marketing Database Analyst at Ascentric


“Peter is a man with a clear vision. As Director of External Relations, he has forged a new era for HABS. I've watched him build the contactable database from scratch, and use those contacts and his expertise to bring HABS' media communications and fundraising into the 21st Century. He has an excellent sense of what shape and direction a project should take, made all the more remarkable by the scale of the projects he takes on.”

- Jill Bennett, Creative Director at Orchid Creative


“I can recommend Dr Spence as a consummate development professional. He is familiar and skilled at all aspects of fundraising, alumni relations and major gifts.”

- Margaret Abbott, Principal Emeritas, ASK Associates