Partnerships

The Gold Seal Project places high emphasis on effective partnership working.

Our ethos remains that strategic partnerships enable all to progress

By partnering with like minded brands, organisations & companies this has enabled the Gold Seal Project & all of its affiliates to increase all our service’s continually. We constantly seek new & longstanding opportunities to increase the purpose and meaningfulness of all our Services, Training & Consultancy.

We hope to be able to directly influence all our target demographics in a means that remains progressive and supportive to all involved too.

Our Partnerships & Supporters To Date Include:

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Local Authorities, Schools, Prisons, YOI’s & Alternative Provision agents

I had the great pleasure of participating in a Gold Seal session. The work done with these young people is amazing. From teaching them how to present themselves, how to use etiquette, how to train others, how to articulate themselves and work with others. Gold Seal’s training teaches participants how to support and encourage each other and grow always from making mistakes. The pride on all of their faces is priceless! This service is certainly not just about how to rap/sing. I also applaud the fact learners are given the opportunity to ask questions with special guests which include: record labels owners, musicians & producers and music industry talent scouts. Allowing attendees to get a valuable insight into an industry which may seem to be all glitz, glamour, guns and girls. Gold Seal’s focus remains to teach attendees how to create a brand and to start to promote themselves. My favourite quote that stuck with me was:

“No one wants to invest or promote someone who is going to prison next week!”

Their teaching points and delivery method by being direct around subjects like these really sticks with participants too. All of my clients/referrals left the session knowing that they are capable of achieving great things and feeling proud of each others efforts. It really has been a pleasure to work with & in partnership with Gold Seal Project since 2006.

Jackie Davis – Team Manager – Southwark Youth Offending Service

“In the 7 years that I have worked in the youth justice system I have not come across a service that has achieved so much with our clients as Gold Seal have”

Gemma Leeming – Integrated Resettlement and Support Manager, Westminster Youth Offending Service

“Gold Seal successfully engaged our hardest to reach young people with their structured programmes and support, they offer more than just a music course their contacts in the industry mean that they can also offer career guidance and much more”

Derek Willis – Head of Youth Services, Rugby Portobello Trust

“Gold Seal offer exceptional engagement skills with a diverse often high risk youth group.Their drive towards enabling young people with low self esteem to become intrinsically motivated, whilst displaying growing confidence in thier abilities, has provided the participants with opportunities that they would have otherwised been denied. Their training results in competency based awards, certificates and qualifications, these are often the first acknowledgement that these young people have of their abilities. Joe is able to function as a business negotiator and presents with a broad knowledge of funding requirements, his willingness to work in partnership and flexible approach has sustained his employability to date and will ensure a productive future.”

Sam Robinson – Resettlement & Aftercare Provision Manager, Southwark Youth Offending Service

“They have been able to engage with some of the most hard to reach residents in the projects. Workshops are attended by a diverse group of people with a wide range of needs varying from mental health to substance misuse issues. The workshops have successfully cut across language and cultural barriers.”

Madhilka Choudhary – Activity Development Team, St Mungos Homeless Project

“Gold Seal create an environment that allows young people to feel relaxed and secure in their approach to creativity. Feedback is always extremely positive and I hold Gold Seal and Joe’s direction in high regard and have witnessed the excellent work first hand regularly.”

Keni Thomas – Positive Activities Coordinator, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

“I commissioned Gold Seal’s services during my time as Area manager with Nacro. Gold Seal delivered accredited qualifications both in custody and the community, as well as career coaching and mentoring. Joe was creative in the service he designed, personable and dedicated to delivering high outcomes. Feedback from young people was excellent. Gold Seal have always been a pleasure to work with and it is reassuring to know they will always hit targets you set for them. I have no problem in recommending them and have no doubt their services will help projects deliver high outcomes.”

Kelly Ewers – London Regional Manager, NACRO

“Gold Seal supported our foundation learning programme and were a vital tool and agent in helping add a current and interesting vocational package. We saw a direct increase in attendance with other sectors of our foundation learning programme. I hold their work in high regard and highly recommend Gold Seal’s support for any fellow foundation learning packages or agents”

John Johnson – London Foundation Learning Manager, NACRO

“Gold Seal brought more than just music skills to their NACRO sessions; Credibility and professionalism were also in abundance”

Richard Hearn – Volunteering and Service User Involvement Manager, NACRO

“Reliable, effective, support, advice and consultancy solutions helped our organisation expand and increase revenue streams over night. Gold Seal’s thorough and holistic approach enabled us to add new areas for business and increase our potential as an organisation immediately”

Ian Jordan – PACT Premier league into work officer Chelsea FC Foundation

“A thorough pleasure to work with and despite the manic training environment that can often occur in custody, Gold Seal just get the best out of the boys and it was nice to see them achieve positive outcomes and qualifications”

Vanessa Ewing – Education Manager, HMYOI Cookham Wood

“Gold Seal offer a fantastic role model for young people and provided them with an honest and insightful introduction to the music industry and the work it involves. They offer great rapport with each young person and managed to encourage all of them to take centre stage to perform their lyrics or mix on the decks. This combination of expert musical knowledge with great youth work skills makes Gold Seal the ideal organisation to work with. They command respect from the outset and remain experts at keeping groups engaged throughout.,I would thoroughly recommend Gold Seal to any other professionals”.

Anna Allen – Youth Project Co-Ordinator, Notting Hill Housing Trust

“Not only is Gold Seal’s approach professional, reliable and knowledgeable, but they also have great links with industry professionals helping to ‘seal the deal’ when working with young people.  Joe’s engaging charisma, positive attitude and relaxed approach all bring about the potential to shift the mind-sets of anyone he interacts with.  I’d happily work with Gold Seal over and over and over again”

Charlotte Drew – Senior Community Involvement Coordinator, a2Dominion Group

“Gold Seal offer an exceptional ability to engage with young people who are lacking motivation and disengaged from their education. They use tangible examples, which the young people can relate to as a means of encouraging learning and personal development. I have been extremely impressed with their delivery style for enterprise training. They offer a service that is passionate, energetic and well-organised, taking time to tailor interventions according to the needs of the group”

Sean Porter – Progression Manager, Tomorrows People

“We collaborated with Gold Seal on an enterprise programme for young people at one of the UK’s largest housing association in 2013/2014 and without doubt I can say we couldn’t have done the programme without their mentoring programme for the young entrepreneurs. The team connected with the young entrepreneurs, many of them with complex support needs and gave them the drive needed to succeed on this programme. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for expert youth engagement, mentoring and start-up business advice.”

Tony Colville – Partnerships Director, The Young Foundation

“Gold Seal provided A2Dominion tenants on the BeInspired Enterprise Programme with tailored mentoring support to help them get their business of the ground. They brought a wealth of expertise to the project and guided young people through the numerous challenges they faced. Gold Seal’s background and approach resonates with young people where they have the ability to build trust and bring the best out of them. A2Dominion tenants who they worked with achieved small but well-considered personal milestones towards  their goals. Gold Seal are a truly excellent and professional organisation who we would recommend.”

Dele Ryder  – Partnership and Fundraising Manager, A2Dominion Housing Association

“Gold Seal has a brilliant way of engaging the most hard to reach young people in our service. They have been flexible to the service provided and young people’s needs which has enabled real progress to be made with some of our young people. The young people have nothing but positive feedback to give about the intervention and it goes way beyond music and enterprise training, having a key impact on self-esteem and confidence building too.”

Charlotte Matthews -
 Senior Practitioner, Camden Youth Offending Service

“We have worked with Gold Seal twice to date, once over the summer with summer arts and then again for a block period. They have successfully engaged some of our most difficult to reach young people, resulting in some excellent tangible results such as 23 qualifications gained for 8 young people known to YOT. Their approach to the young people is creative, clear and really patient.  They work calmly with young people and are able to manage even the most difficult of dynamics creating a safe working environment. As a provider, they are really flexible in meeting the required demands of the YOT, and will work tirelessly to ensure work is meaningful for young people, but also meets the desired outcomes at a strategic level. Given their hard work and dedication, I have no qualms in recommending Gold Seal to any other professionals, hence why Harrow YOT are embarking on a longer term sustainable project with their services annually.”

Aman Sekon-Gill – Service Manager, Harrow Youth Offending Service

“Gold Seal has provided the students at Bethnal Green Academy with a professional bespoke package of workshops, which allowed participants to express themselves through music and Spoken word, Singing & Rapping. The students were empowered to work together and support each other to set up the music equipment needed for the session and then ​manage the studio and sound engineering,​ allowing them to demonstrate effective communication skills.The workshops also included advice for students with a real passion for music to develop possible​ business ideas and givi​n​g them a better understanding of how to brand and market their product/artists which the students all knew and could relate too, to better explain their success.​ Gold Seal’s approach is both​ relaxed and engaging. The young people responded well and benefited greatly from this intervention. I look forward to working with Gold Seal again in the future.”  Nicola Bennett – Progression Manager, Bethnal Green Academy, Tomorrows People​

Professional Musicians, Record Labels & Artists

“Gold Seal are our go to people for studio fits, support and pro studio inventory and equipment advice.They have helped us innumerable times over the years and always go above and beyond in understanding our goals and carrying out work in a diligent and cost effective way. I highly recommend them to any other label, professionals or artists”

Peter ‘Magic’ Todd – CEO – No Hats No Hoods

“Gold Seal he helped me find music and my feet. I’m doing what I want to and its all thanks to their passion to make sure young people just like me get the chance to try out music, find a path and do something to help yourself practically.”

Route 94, ex Gold Seal student and now number 1 charting artist and world-touring musician

“The Goldseal Project do something different, they give people an opportunity to achieve. They’re important.”

Benjamin Scarr – Island Records

“Gold seal fitted my studio fast and effectively and also showed me additional recording techniques which I use up to now. This has really been useful and I am grateful for the thorough approach offered. Big thanks again because its taught me how to set up a studio myself and feel confident to grow as a musician from the support.” – Novelist

“I have used Gold Seal for a range of private support, mixing & mastering and studio development services. They are reliable, punctual and highly organised in their support. I have also utilised their mixing and mastering services and seen my music grow legs and pack a bigger punch overnight. They’re my go to guys everytime.” – Chronik

“Gold Seal have been a go to studio and support agency for me for years. I highly recommend their support, ears and energy to any other aspiring artist or label owners that need golden mixes and professional music support services. 10/10” – Nasty Jack

“I have partnered and used the recording, mixing & mastering services of Gold Seal since 2010 for both my own and Bound 2 Blows endeavours. I highly recommend them and the services to any other music professionals.”

“Gold Seal did an excellent job of mastering my track, they took time to understand exactly what I wanted from the master and added that extra 10% I was looking for. The track has now been signed to a reputable UK dance label, so their expertise obviously did the trick!”

Participants

“Joe and Gold Seal turned my life around. I found a focus and it helped me to find something that I wanted to do and could work hard for myself to achieve with. Now I’m my own boss and own my own company and have worked with nearly every UK urban artist filming music videos”.

Alex – ex Westminster Youth Offending Team student and now CEO of Toxic TV

“Gold Seal changed my life around. They have helped me out in other aspects of life like getting a job and making a great new team of friends”

Student: Kensington & Chelsea Youth Offending Team

“If Gold Seal wasn’t here I’d probably be in jail right now. Joe was the best personal advisor I’ve ever had”

Student: Ealing Youth Offending Team

“I really enjoyed the courses, it helped me a lot n I think we need more people like them in our community so everyone stays out of trouble”

Student: Richmond Adolescent Resource Team

“I loved the different take on teaching. The trainer made us all feel equal and welcome, as well as our questions being answered and taken in, even if our answers are not what you wanted/expected”

A2Dominion Be Inspired participant

“Joe and Gold Seal are an inspiration, he has been through so much, but look at him and the company today. I loved the way the points were explained and I clearly and thoroughly understood everything taught. Great sessions I just wish I had more!”

A2Dominion Be Inspired participant

“I was going to quit my part time job tomorrow but now I’ve totally changed my mind and have a new fire and passion for running my own business again!”

Brooklands College: A2Dominion Be Inspired participant

“Business in a language that I understand finally!”

Student: Camden Youth Offending Team

“I dont usually like lessons at school but for once theres a subject I want to be in for and the teacher really understands where we come from and how business can be applied to help us change our lives. Really, really enjoyed this course.”

Tomorrows People: Tower Hamlets PRU student

“Loved the honesty, simplicity and realness on how to run a business and what to do to stay motivated and focused”

Brooklands College: A2Dominion Be Inspired participant

“Gold Seal are a true inspiration to me. I learnt how to find my true stregths and potential and now I am on the way to starting my own company and career as a successful musician and studio owner. I found a path and built myself a future in the process too.”

Tomorrows People: Bethnal Green Academy student

“I really enjoyed the sessions, I met musicians and entrepreneurs that I needed to and I think we need more people like them in our community so everyone has a focus”

Student: Harrow youth offending team

Private Tuition Client Feedback

“Gold Seal’s private tuition has really enabled me to reach my full potential as a producer.Not only technically, they really helped my commercial understanding of the industry and has really helped me push my ideas to get them to commercial standard. I would highly recommend Gold Seal’s services for 1 to 1 support to anyone else looking to make an impact with music!!” Noir London

“During July 2012 to April 2013 I requested some 1 to 1 private tuition to support my music production training @ Point Blank with Gold Seal Project also adding to my work. My instructor was extremely helpful in advancing my skills and overall sound. The amount of musical education I received from Gold Seal went beyond my expectation and will last a lifetime with me. They were very patient at all times and taught me different skill sets to apply to many different types of musical genres. They also taught me how think outside the box and get out of my comfort zone to produce hits which was very beneficial for me, creatively and technically. Without hesitation I would recommend Gold Seal’s private tuition & support for any upcoming or intermediate music producer who are looking to expand their music production skills and ideally get signed. I have since signed to dance label owned by Oliver Helden.” DJ Seem

“I have used Gold Seal’s support for 2 maybe 3 years now. They are a good person to have on board and offer good teaching. They are willing to travel. I really appreciate that and loved that they always pushed me forward . They show many tricks and studio skills to achieve this and I took something from every lesson and started development for my own skills and unique production sound using them. I don’t see them like a teacher more like a reliable studio friend !!! They helped me lots and I love working with them. I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU TO JOE & Gold Seal for everything that they do for me. I would highly recommend their skills, services and support to anyone else learning and hungry for professional sound to their music.” Private Tuition Student

“Gold Seal helped me set up my home studio and offered brilliant advice not only on what products to use but how to use them. Along with this they also supported to mix and master some of my finished tracks and were a complete help in every sense of the word. A star service.” Private Tuition Student