Testimonials and Examples of Our Work

Audio Recording for Producing Vocal MP3 Products: Training and Consulting and Advice
Michael Gee

Feedbac left on Facebook: "I've just completed an amazing training day with Mark Zaretti on all things audio. I learned so much, I can highly recommend Mark he knows so much about audio, filming and all media stuff including websites! It was one of the most enjoyable training days I've attended. Thanks Mark."

Michael Gee
Company Owner of Tameside Hypnotherapy
Testimonial For IT Business Consulting in India, Bangalore

Vinay and Abhishek from Think Links Training in Bangalore, India provide this video testimonial about the business consulting service I offer clients. I provided them with consultation and guidance on rebranding, website improvements and business focus.

Vinay and Abhishek from Think Links Training
Directors
Testimonial For Filming Live Tradeshow Events and Product Launch Presentations

In this video testimonial, Steven Trim, founding director of Venomtech Limited, the UK's only provider of venom for scientific research discusses the benefits of using online promotional movies for client engagement and product promotion. He also describes his experience of working with Zaretti Consulting (Spartmedia) and why he choose to use Mark for their live tradeshow events filming and presentation capture.

Steven Trim
Director and Founder of Venomtech Limited, UK.
Professional Filming for Japanese Hospitals and Medical Training Companies

Dr Masa and Kimiko Bokura discuss their experiences of working with Mark Zaretti in Japan 2013. I was hired to film at a hospital in Hiroshima for a number of short interviews. While there they asked me to also film a promotional tour of the hospital. It was a fascinating project.

Dr Masaki Kono from Wakaba Ryoikuen Hospital in Hiroshima & Kimiko Bokura
Testimonial For a Revamped Dentist Website in London, UK
Iradj Reza, Bright Smile Dental Clinic

Many thanks ... for your expert and professional efforts in redesigning the BrightSmile dental clinic website. Your advice and assistance throughout the process has been invaluable. Your experience and advice really helped us to redesign our websites and utilise some of your valuable plugins for news/blogs and photos. We will continue our excellent relationship and collaboration ... and will highly recommend their services to our dental colleagues and other businesses. Thanks again Mark and the rest of ... team.

- Feedback placed on our Facebook page (prior to the company name change).

Iradj Reza, Bright Smile Dental Clinic
Director of Marketing
Karen Moxom from the ANLP

We've developed a customer managment system for the ANLP which includes a website, database and backend systems. Here Karen, the manager of ANLP discusses working with Sparticle to deliver this bespoke web solution.

Karen Moxom
Managing Director
Rob Sayles - Professional Guitar Teacher and Founder of ProGuitarSkills.co.uk

This testimonial was shot during a professional online film shoot for the proguitarskills.co.uk website. Rob Sayles busines owner of Pro Guitar Skills gives direct feedback on his experience of getting Zaretti Consulting (then called Sparticle) to design and build his business website and our production of his online promotional movies.

"I found them absolutely spot on every step of the way from communications right through to the actual design and look of the site itself. I found the team very easy and informative to work with... I would highly recommend ... without a doubt!"

Rob Sayles
Owner of Pro Guitar Skills, West Yorkshire
Venomtech - Winner of 2012 ELRIG "Best Technolgy" Prize

Director Steve Trim discusses the benefits of working with us to provide his business website and online backend solutions as he grows his UK based startup biotechnology business.

"Migrating our website over... then very quickly we were able to professionalise the website... very important for attracting the high value customers"

"As a small startup business... the main computing solutions that we needed to address were organisation of our client database as well as website visibility..."

"Working with ...we've been able to reach a wider audience."

"Venomtech chose to work with ... to make use of their cost effective website migration package and then later on to make use of their custom services to build exactly the website we need to target our customers in the best way possible... have given us the online tools to be able to reach that wider audience such as our spartpress plugin to get the latest news on our awards that we're winning. We see Venomtech working with them to further develop our capacity of organisation of our structure, building a custom database that can actually link into our website and show live product updates."

Director Steve Trim BSc. MSB.
Founder of Venomtech.co.uk
LinkedIn Recommendation: Venomtech - Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Steve Trim

"Mark and his team produced an excellent migration, optimisation and update of my web presence. This was delivered ahead of schedule with good feedback and progress through out.

I would definitely recommend Mark and his team at Sparticle to anyone and will be using his services for future projects."

Steve Trim
Company Director
LinkedIn Recommendation: Edinburgh Bioquarter - Great Results, Good Value, Creative
Diane Harbison PhD MBA

"I had worked with Mark previously when we were both part of the Bioinformatics group at Pfizer. When I moved to the Edinburgh BioQuarter we were looking for a company to provide support for the BioQuarter web site. Mark Zaretti and the Sparticle team combine the virtues of great creativity, on-time delivery and competitive costs to deliver a great all-round web offering that goes all the way from website design through to social media and SEO optimisation. We worked with Mark on all aspects of the web development process and have been impressed at every stage. I have no hesitation in recommending Sparticle's work to any other potential customers."

Diane Harbison PhD MBA
LinkedIn Recommendation: Website Design for Professional Consultant
McIntosh Scientific

Mark is a positive friendly professional with a "can do" attitude. He quickly demystified the process of website construction and development for me and produced what I needed on time and without (my!) stress.

He is always available to answer my questions and I recommend him without reservation."

McIntosh Scientific
Commercial Photography Training for Aqua (AQ/AQ) Fashion Designers
Beren from Aqua Couture (2012)

"I can definitely recommend Mark's photographic consultancy services! We have a small studio in which we shoot clothing on mannekins for our website. Our funky new website was being hugely let down by very poor images. We decided to enlist the services of Mark Zaretti to come in and work with the kit that we have to improve the quality of our images. He taught us in a very easy to understand manner, explaining the theoretical and practical elements of how to operate the camera in it's manual setting. He also showed us how to position light sources and how changing their positions relative to the subject can bring out details or hide blemishes, depending on what I was trying to achieve. After that, we worked in Photoshop to adjust the levels and white out the edges of the images to make each one look slick and clean. I came away from the meeting with Mark feeling impressed with myself that i'd retained so much of what he said, but then I realised that it was HOW he taught us, which made me retain the information. Very impressed.. we're now very proud of our website!"

Beren from Aqua Couture (2012)
Head of Website Development and Marketing
From the directors of LionAid - A national Charity
Chris Macsween

Congratulations on the continued success of Sparticle Ltd, Website Design and Marketing.

I visited them today in their beautiful new offices at Studio 4, Canterbury Innovation Centre, University Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FG... ...If you are looking for a website designer, I can wholeheartedly recommend Sparticle who built the new LionAid website.

Always a pleasure to work with these guys - very professional and always there to offer support and advice when it is required!

Chris Macsween
Founder of LionAid an Internationally active Charity
www.mcintoshscientific.com

When I first realised that I needed to create a website for my business I really didn’t know how or where to begin.
Sparticle soon demystified the process for me. After requesting the necessary content information, we discussed my design preferences, they offered me options and in a very short time my website was online. I can modify it whenever I like and therefore it will grow with my company.
The whole process was very fast, friendly and interactive. If I have any questions, someone is always there to help.

Deirdre McIntosh PhD. McIntosh Scientific Services
Feedback from Business & Marketing Training course, which Mark Zaretti, Director of Sparticle Ltd was co-hosting

"I found the day extremely helpful, I did not go with pre-conceived ideas of the what the day would entail, I went with an open mind. I gained a lot of knowledge from the course on how to progress within the current climate, it was certainly a 'food for thought' day. I have lots of ideas now to put into practice and quite excited at the prospect.

Sometimes on courses one finds oneself looking at the time and getting a little tiresome and bored, I can honestly say the whole day went extremely quickly, at no point did i look at the time, and I would certainly go on a similar course again. Nick Kemp and Mark Zaretti certainly kept the day interesting and informative too..."

Julie Doidge, Yorkshire
EnviroDri: IT Training

"The professional and friendly service I received from Sparticle Limited was indeed a pleasure when they recently carried out some in-house IT training. The minefield of IT which I sometimes find myself treading through was very thoroughly clarified and explained in a relaxing manner. Using portable video cameras they filmed as they demonstrated the procedures I wanted to learn, and provided me with these videos at the end of the session. Having these videos has been very beneficial and really added to the value of their training."

Lorna Osborn, Carpet Maintenance Specialists Ltd, Broadstairs, Kent
T M Hurley Accountancy Services: IT Training

"By providing relevant IT Training, Sparticle Limited have introduced me to the world of computing giving my business a greater degree of efficiency. I find them readily available to give me advice and my contact with them will definitely be ongoing."

Terry Hurley
www.thensg.org.uk: Business to Business Product

"The system is great - our business clients in local government and the utility sector love the simplicity of the interface, it has made their jobs and hence our jobs much easier and more productive... Many of the manual tasks we used to face have now been automated freeing up a lot of time."

Nick Turner, Business Development Manager, Intelligent Addressing
RD&T: Website Design Consulting

"Sparticle Limited provided excellent creative ideas in website marketing and design. Their services were invaluable."

K. Royer, Director RD&T
Pink Ink Tattoos @ Evolution Skin Studios in Kent, UK

"Thanks for making that video Mark, it's really generating more business because people can see me working and so they have more of an idea about what it's like to get a tattoo. Also thanks for helping me to get it on youTube and facebook and it looks great in my site too :) The last time I checked it's getting more and more hits so it's definately a smart way of advertising."

Helen Porter, Kent
Company Director
Natural Effects Semi-Permenant Make-up Clinic

"Thanks for the magazine advert design - the feedback and response has been great!"

Natural Effects, UK

Just Some of Our Clients:



You've probably noticed that some of the testimonials refer to Sparticle Ltd, Spartmedia or Zaretti Photography. That's because ZARETTI Consulting Ltd was previously called Sparticle Ltd. Sparticle Ltd merged with Spartmedia who had previously merged with Zaretti Photography. For more information have a look at the who page.

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Mark Zaretti - 15th February 2017

Safely Make an Archive Copy of Your Emails From an IMAP Server to Your Hard Drive Using Thunderbird

OK so here is the scenario. You've got a lot of emails on an IMAP server but your server needs to change or you …

Mark Zaretti - 14th February 2017

Improving eCommerce Client Conversion with Spartcart - our Online Shopping Cart Plugin

Spartcart is our online sales/ eCommerce plugin which allows our clients to sell physical/digital (eBooks, MP3s …

Mark Zaretti - 14th July 2016

Setting up Mirrored Software (MDADM) RAID1 Array on Ubuntu 14.04 Without Loosing Existing Data On Disks Larger Than 2TB.

This is a technical article about Ubuntu and setting up RAID arrays. A little background: I'm all for supporting …

Mark Zaretti - 17th November 2015

Testimonials From a Client Who is Ranked First Place in Google Searches For Her Keywords

You may remember Jessica Bowie, the Ukulele teacher from Leeds who we recently built and SEO'd up a site for. …

Mark Zaretti - 11th November 2015

Supercharge Your Email Contact Forms - Avoid the Worst Mistakes People Make With Online Email Contact Forms

If you've got a website then chances are you will have a contact form so your clients can easily send you an …

Mark Zaretti - 5th November 2015

Why Making Your Website Mobile Friendly Improves Client Conversion

I've already talked at length about why you need to update your sites to mobile friendly in this video blog

Mark Zaretti - 13th August 2015

Google Rank Mobile Friendly Websites Higher in 50%+ of Searches. Find Out What This Means For Your Website

I could have said that if your website is NOT mobile friendly then it's going to be down ranked in about 50% of …

Mark Zaretti - 23rd March 2015

Website Case Study: Updated Venomtech Website to Reflect Business Growth in Science & Research Sectors

Venomtech Ltd are a fast growing UK company who in a matter of years have become the UK's leading supplier of …

Mark Zaretti - 28th February 2015

Private Photography Training Lessons - Understanding ISO and How it Works Comes Up Often

This morning I was in a cafe in LS28 running a private one to one photography training class with one of my …

Mark Zaretti - 9th February 2015

Getting Ready for Teaching DSLR Photography Lessons and Filming in the UK

I'm just sorting out my photography and filming kit as I'm about to head off the the UK for a number of …

Mark Zaretti - 5th February 2015

7 Reasons Why You Really Need an EMail Signature & How To Do It Right What is an Email Signature?

It's an optional little bit of information you automatically attach to the end of …

Mark Zaretti - 27th January 2015

Stronger Client Conversion Using Professional Images In Website Design (Part 1) The Psychological Impact of Photographs in Website Design

In this article I'm going to discuss how using …

Mark Zaretti - 26th January 2015

Responsive Website Design - Fluid Grids, Images and Logos That Resize

In the last four years the idea of responsive web design has really taken root in the website design community. A …

Mark Zaretti - 11th January 2015

Zaretti Consulting Ltd: Sparticle Ltd and Spartmedia Merge to Deliver Full Web Technologies and Multimedia Services and Support.

Zaretti.com was launched in 2002 as the vehicle for my professional photography, post production and training …

Mark Zaretti - 1st January 2015

VATMOSS - HMRC and Our eCommerce Shopping Cart Plugin

VATMOSS or VATMESS as it's being called has been all over the news recently and with due cause. I won't go into …

Mark Zaretti - 31st December 2014

Email Migration Update: It All Went Successfully.

Just a quick update to let you know that yesterdays website migration went successfully.

Mark Zaretti - 21st November 2014

Routine Maintenance On Email Servers This Weekend - IMPORTANT READ

We are scheduling some urgent maintenance on our email servers for this Friday at 6pm to run over the weekend. …

Mark Zaretti - 20th November 2014

Another Website Reloaded! Migrating a Website and Adding Functionality

We were recently approached by a professional therapist Mr M Gee in Tameside who had seen our work on a number …

Mark Zaretti - 11th August 2014

Website Revamp. Three Reasons Why Revamping Your Website Is Good For Business

We've just launched the new version of iodskips.co.uk the main website for East London Skip Hire. Their first …

Mark Zaretti - 28th July 2014

Michael Visits us in West Yorkshire for Audio Recording Training For Vocal Capture

Yesterday, Michael a therapist and producer of audio self help products visited our West Yorkshire office to …

Mark Zaretti - 19th July 2014

Filming in Lake Orta, North Italy for a Documentary About Martial Arts

That's not a typo! I litterally was standing in the lake to do some filming for a documentary Spartmedia are …

Mark Zaretti - 3rd July 2014

Photography Lessons: Taking Great Pictures with Your iPhone or Smartphone

Teaching Photography in Japan

I took a break from filming in Japan to run a 3 hour photography lesson in …

Mark Zaretti - 4th May 2014

How Smart Businesses Use Video to Promote Themselves, Filming in Japan

It's day three of filming in Tokyo, Japan and todays project was to film 5 short online promotional movies for a …

Mark Zaretti - 30th April 2014

Documentary Filming Abroad: PAG Batteries and Black Magic 4K Filming...

I had a busy day yesterday getting all the equipment ready for the upcoming filming in Japan. As well as two live …

Mark Zaretti - 24th April 2014

Sparticle Limited Servers are Safe From Heartbleed Security Threat

You may have heard in the media and press about a security flaw on the internet called "Heartbleed". This …

Mark Zaretti - 10th April 2014

The Korg Volca Beats - Hands on Review, Beginners Tutorial and First Impressions

I've just got back from Production Room in Leeds and have in my hands a new Korg Volca Beats analogue beats …

Mark Zaretti - 13th March 2014

Latest News. Access Your Emails and Setup "Out of Office" From Your Web Browser

One of the services we provide is to host professional email accounts, and one of the features is a secure …

Mark Zaretti - 7th March 2014

SpartPress Blog Publishing Now Supports Multiple Images, Vimeo and YouTube too!

Spartpress is our online blog and news publishing tool. It is a great way of engaging your clients and target …

Mark Zaretti - 4th March 2014

DSLR Photography Training: Capturing Action with Continuous Shooting Mode.

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Mark Zaretti - 3rd March 2014

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During a break on a photography training class one of my students commented "your lifestyle is so glamorous". I …

Mark Zaretti - 20th February 2014

Steven Trim, of Venomtech on Filming Live Tradeshow Events and Product Presentations

Steven Trim, founding director of Venomtech Limited, the UK's only provider of venom products for scientific …

Mark Zaretti - 17th February 2014

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Yesterday we blogged about people and businesses being fined insane amounts of money by Getty Images (who own …

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