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Referral Scheme

Studies show that a satisfied customer will tell 2-3 people about their experience, compared with a dissatisfied customer who will share their lament with 8-10 people, and some will push that number to 20.  Shocking statistics don’t you think?  Well luckily for us, our recent satisfaction survey shows us that most of you are extremely satisfied with Together We Count. Why not spread the word and pocket some cash for your efforts? If you are already a client of ours, refer a friend/family member/colleague and receive £50 after referred client signs up and their first invoice has been settled.  You are welcome to refer as many clients as you like!  Please see the T&Cs below for full offer details. 1. The referrer must send an email to with the name, email address and phone number of the person/company they wish to refer. 2. If a company or partnership is referred, only one payment of £50 will be made. 3. The Together We Count ‘Reco
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