Date: 15th October 2021
DKE Meet the Experts – October 2021
- Thursday 28th October 2021, 1-hour appointments available 9am-4.30pm
- Booking Deadline: Wednesday 20th October
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The DKE Meet the Experts returns on Thursday 28th October 2021. The event is organised by the Digital Knowledge Exchange and is a one-day opportunity to receive expert one-to-one consultations on the digital challenges faced by your business.
In this article, you will be able to read more about the experts who are providing support to businesses on the day. They share our passion for encouraging businesses to do more with digital technology to drive productivity, competitiveness and ultimately business growth.
What can DKE Meet the Experts do for your business?
“Really positive experience, it’s great to be able to talk one to one to someone with a depth of knowledge who helps you immediately in the areas you need help” – Dermot Butler
“I have attended two of the DKE Virtual Meet the Experts and they are excellent. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly whilst being extremely informative. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it! – Joan Webb, JW Design
“The DKE Meet the Experts are always excellent and offer high-quality experts who are willing to share their expertise with you and help your business grow.” – Debra Samuel
“Connor and Jack of Assured Marketing gave me some great ideas and information around the questions I had about digital marketing. They’ll be easy to put into practice in my business. Thank you guys.” – anon
“The Virtual Meet the Experts Day was very helpful and I was extremely happy that I was able to speak to my ‘first choice mentor’. The advice has been extremely useful and we will be implementing the suggestions straight away.” – Nicole Szekeres Fusion Products Co Ltd
Meet the Experts
Andrew Clayton helps businesses move online with business-focused websites that get results for their clients. Andrew’s background, however, is in building networks and financial systems for business up to and including Airlines, Chemical companies and Hotel chains. Before launching Visible Thoughts Andrew was ‘building the bits of the internet that the internet is built on’, so he can bring a lot of in-depth knowledge to the table that many businesses would not usually have access to.
With experience in finance too, Andrew looks at a project from the business side, which gives a pretty unique view with both a technology and business head. Helping a business go from concept, through branding, design and then taking it all online using proven business principles and concepts is what he is passionate about. Many of Andrew’s projects involve integrating a company’s website into their business model to ensure that they become more efficient while moving their business online. With experience in all sizes of business, Andrew loves nothing more than helping business owners better understand the opportunities technologies offer for them.
Andrew founded Ascensor in 2007, one of Leeds’ leading digital agencies.
Andrew is a digital transformation expert, advising businesses in using technology for growth, he’s operated in the digital sector since 2001.
Andrew prides himself in being able to support businesses from start-up to PLC in the areas of online software development (websites, apps, PWA’s) and digital marketing (SEO, PPC, CRO, Data). Whether you need support with Ecommerce, Lead Generation or Brand Building, he can help.
If you’re just getting started, or looking to grow, come and discuss your plans with Andrew and learn from a seasoned digital expert.
Claire is CEO of Trio Media, an award winning digital marketing agency based in Leeds. Claire has more than 12 years working in strategic, international marketing and co-hosts two podcasts.
Trio Media is a fully integrated digital marketing agency based in Leeds and providing website design, SEO, PPC, social media, branding, and creative and lead generation services. They work with clients across the UK to drive business growth through digital marketing and web design, with clients including Lily Comms, Omniya Clinic and eSales Hub.
Co-Founder and Director of Assured Marketing Connor Hewson is an experienced operations manager and driven sales and marketing professional. Working in sales for FTSE 100 companies such as British Telecoms. He has also worked in Social Media Marketing for a number of small businesses locally and has also previously managed effective marketing campaigns for businesses in the Private Healthcare Sector. Specialising in Pay-Per-Click Advertising (PPC)
An experienced digital marketing specialist and Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Heather Robinson has over 15 years’ experience developing marketing strategies for businesses large and small.
In 2012, Heather set up ‘Skittish’, a boutique digital marketing consultancy, and the ‘Skittish Academy’, providing digital marketing training. Passionate about helping businesses achieve their goals and making digital marketing accessible to everyone, Heather is well placed to offer superior advice and expertise alongside hands-on, interactive training for business owners and marketing professionals to really get to grips with the fundamentals of search engine optimisation and promoting their business online.
Heather has a first-class degree in Marketing from the University of Leeds, a Certificate in Web Application Development and a first-class MSc in Digital Marketing. Heather is also a published author of several books including ‘Essential Online Advertising’, ‘Search Engine Optimisation: The Basics’, ‘Easy Business Blogging’ and ‘Email Marketing Success’ aimed at small business owners taking on the challenge of promoting themselves.
James is a technology company founder with a focus on ubiquitous computing, personalisation, semantics and digital ethics. James is passionate about the study of how people interact with computers with a goal to build the future.
From 2007–2011 thousands of teenagers learnt to code with James’ software ‘DS Game Maker’. After working for PlayStation R&D and Beamery, James joined Entrepreneur First’s 10th cohort and kicked off his formal career in entrepreneurship. James has helped two-person startups and companies the size of Arcadia Group get to where they need to be.
In 2019, James co-founded Sticky (sticky.to): “As CEO my mission is to build the future by transforming discovery and disrupting retail… with stickers.”
Janet is a highly regarded social media marketing trainer, speaker and consultant.
One of only 25 Accredited Facebook #SheMeansBusiness Trainers in the UK and works with Facebook through Enterprise Nation. Janet is a certified Facebook Blueprint Digital Marketing Associate and a badged Facebook Trainer for Facebook Blueprint.
Recognised as one of Enterprise Nation’s top 50 UK Growth Advisers in 2015 and has over 15 years’ experience in business and enterprise support.
Janet & her team support SMEs and larger corporates with social media marketing, strategy and planning, social advertising campaigns, social media management, in-house and open social media workshops, 1:1 social media training, social media onboarding and digital reviews.
Social Progress were Regional Finalists for the Chamber Awards in November 2017 in the category of ‘Best Use Of Social Media’ and finalists at the National UK Blog Awards in 2016 & 2017, under the category of ‘Social Media, Marketing, PR & Comms’.
Jeff has worked in telecoms since April 1995 and over the following years has amassed a significant amount of experience advising both small organisations and large companies on how best to plan, implement and operate their telecoms.
Jeff will ask questions not only about what the immediate requirements are, but also what may be required in the three to five-year window following the installation of a new system.
The technology of a telephone system is currently going through a huge change as cloud technology takes over from Digital ISDN, Jeff can discuss the options and advise as best he can as to the most effective way forward.
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Jonathan is currently the co-owner of Northern Media, a successful Google accredited digital marketing agency, established in 2009. Prior to that, Jonathan had various senior sales and account management roles, within the advertising, telecoms and software sectors, both in the UK and across Europe.
Today, Jonathan’s role at Northern Media is overseeing the business development and account management teams. With a hands-on approach, Jonathan plays an active role in shaping clients marketing strategies, putting together marketing budgets, producing business cases, return on investment analysis, campaign performance analysis and relationship building. Jonathan is also a strategic growth coach and has been providing coaching as part of the ‘Business Resilience Programme’, to help business owners develop marketing strategies to bounce back from COVID-19
Michael Millward used his global HR experience to build Abeceder which provides an employee management solution that combines HR software and HR support in one hiring to retiring solution.
Before setting up Abeceder, which is one of the top 100 digital enterprises in the Leeds City Region Michael worked in large and small technology businesses in the UK and internationally including some of the biggest internet names.
He is available to discuss employee management issues and how to use technology to build strong relationships with your employees and increase employee productivity.
Rachel’s social media career was somewhat unexpected and began back in 2008 when she decided to take her first business online.
With a background in advertising, marketing, sales and having been a shareholding director in a Leeds based ad agency, Rachel still found the whole “online” transition a challenge. At the same time, she also found it truly fascinating and very quickly became totally engrossed with what businesses could achieve without having to pay agency prices!
Fast forward to today, Rachel not only trains businesses how to use Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter effectively, she also helps with the management of social media accounts, conducts social media audits, builds websites, helps with lead generation, general marketing and trains on the likes of blogging, automation, Mailchimp, content creation and strategy too.
Rachel does all of this through various methods including live group workshops, private 1-2-1’s in person or via Zoom, in-house group or team training, online video courses, private Facebook groups and speaks at public events.
Rachel’s main focus has always been to help businesses across the UK demystify and use social media effectively to help increase their visibility, sales and profits in a non-jargon, friendly, approachable and affordable way. Find more information about Rachel Moore Social Media here.
To take part in the DKE Meet the Experts event your business will need to be registered to the Digital Knowledge Exchange.
To register your business please call 0113 426 0535 or email email@example.com
If you are unsure of your registration status please call 0113 426 0535 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is free of charge to Leeds city region businesses. Businesses must have been registered from March 2020. Businesses with less than 12h business support received will be prioritised for appointments.