Alex is a digital entrepreneur and business consultant specialising in start-ups and digital media. He is the CEO of Hyperlink Media, a digital agency based in London, and having previously worked at Durham University’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning Alex also spends much of his time mentoring students, helping them develop their ideas and grow their start-ups.
Alina Cincan is a professional translator and interpreter, full member of Chartered Institute of Linguists and exam moderator for the Institute of Translation & Interpreting. As well as being Managing Director at Inbox Translation, a provider of translation and interpreting services, she also speaks at industry events and conferences, where she shares her knowledge and promotes the best practices. She is a self-confessed language geek and an avid writer, sharing her experience online on the company’s blog or in various magazines. With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, she is the go-to person for all things relating to translation.
Angela is the founder of HR consultancy and HR franchise, which guides small and medium businesses - and a number of major UK celebrities - through the maze of employment legislation. With over 28 years' experience in HR management, Angela is one of the most respected and widely-referred professional HR consultants in the UK, and no client who has followed her advice has ever been successfully taken to an employment tribunal or fallen foul of an HR-related legal minefield.
Craig works with a wide range of business sectors, and draws on 16 years of experience to ensure clients get the best possible IT support and service. He also shares insights making the most of your IT investment on his blog at www.abussi.co.uk
David helps businesses of all sizes who are struggling with systems and processes, and takes them to a point where they can concentrate on their business and not on their administration and other distractions. One of David’s key motivations is to bridge the interpretation gap between business and technology, which is something his commercial and operational background enables him to do.
Dina is a freelance journalist and copywriter with more than ten years' experience writing for national newspapers and magazines. She runs Dina Behrman Communications, providing copywriting, PR and social media services for small businesses. She also offers one-to-one 'get my business in the press' packages, and media consultancy sessions. Find hints and tips for promoting your business on her blog.
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Georgina is a freelance copywriter who loves helping ambitious business owners use words to build relationships with their customers, establish their authority and make more sales. If you’d like to discover some proven tips and techniques that are guaranteed to get your words noticed, visit Georgina's website.
Aardvark Marketing Consultants helps SME’s get better results from their marketing activities - more customers, sales and profit. Together Chris and Gill have 40 years marketing management experience. They take a genuine interest in finding out about other people’s businesses and how to make them work better. Companies who have benefited from Aardvark’s advice range from start-up to international companies. Find out more on the Aardvark Marketing website.
Gurminder is a communications and marketing professional with a passion for creating powerful content to tell stories that build brands. He uses words, pictures, videos, events, apps, websites, print and social media to engage and influence audiences. Gurminder has more than 10 years’ experience in journalism and communications, runs his own business and founded a social enterprise. He also loves playing and watching sport.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Herb is best known as Founder of the long-running Thinking Digital Conference. In addition to Thinking Digital, Herb is the founder of the TEDx events series in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle. In addition, Herb is a Board Director for Tech City UK and was recently named as Executive Chairman for the Tech North initiative.
Brand creator and Growth Marketer. Helping your business thrive online as you build your brand less ordinary. Sharing 19 years of digital marketing learning and practice. Consultant, Writer & Conference Speaker - subscribe to Ian’s weekly newsletter Break Convention.
Joanna is a Manchester born and bred girl with a hunger for entrepreneurship and a thirst to make things change for the better ! She has two businesses under her belt ; My Student Style, a platform for students to gain valuable first-time work experiences, the other a social media training business ; Social Media Makes Sense. She regularly writes blogs to help other business owners with practical ideas to implement or talks about general lessons she has learnt along the way ! Follow her at @JaegerBooth
A multi award-winning entrepreneur, Joanna Wake has a decade of experience in marketing, comms, and digital. MD of digital skills agency RAW Digital Training - her team has upskilled over 2,500 businesses from both B2B/B2C sectors UK-wide. Joanna recently completed a Masters in Marketing, carrying out academic research on digital use by industrial businesses. Her extensive knowledge and experience has seen her become a recognised figure in the industry and a 2016 national Women in IT Awards finalist.
Jonny Ross, Founder of Jonny Ross Consultancy, is a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Web Design Guru with over 13 years' experience and a proven track record in e-commerce for the retail industry. He specializes in enhancing social and digital services for both the B2B and B2C sectors, and is passionate about SEO, Social Media, Effective Web Design, and eCommerce.
Kate Baucherel is a freelance writer, speaker, and digital business strategist. A Chartered Management Accountant with 25 years’ commercial experience, Kate first worked in the technical / IT sector in the US 1988, which sparked a career-spanning interest in the digital world. She co-founded community software developers Ambix in 2012, and now works with several digital businesses at different stages of growth. Kate is a published author with a growing body of work on digital skills, digital engagement, community development, and privacy legislation, and she also lectures at Teesside University rel = "noopener noreferrer" Business School. www.galiadigital.co.uk
Krishna De is an award winning communications strategist, commentator and mentor. Her expertise in leveraging content marketing and social media is featured in several highly acclaimed books. She guides business leaders on how to integrate digital and social media communications into their business strategy to boost their visibility, reputation and profits. You can connect with Krishna and read her blog on the Biz Growth News website.
Lee is web developer and digital marketer with a passion for building and marketing successful ecommerce websites. He is the cofounder of social film site Film Hug and has taken an active interest in startup businesses since his early teens, working on his own startups since the age of 16. Lee currently runs a blog at The Project Spot, where he shares insight on business, programming and personal development.
Highly regarded on the world speaker circuit, Lilach Bullock is a hugely connected and highly influential serial entrepreneur. Listed in Forbes as one of the top 20 women social media power influencers and likewise as one of the top social media power influencers, she is one of the most dynamic personalities in the social media market and was crowned the Social Influencer of Europe by Oracle. Lilach was recently listed as the number one Digital Marketing Influencer in the UK by Career Experts and received a Global Women Champions Award for her contribution and leadership in business.
After launching her first business, her success was recognised by being a finalist at the Best MumPreneur of the Year Awards. Following a resultant offer and wishing to spend more time with her daughter, she sold her first business to focus on social media, a blog and online marketing. What’s more, her books have achieved No 1 on Amazon for Sales and Marketing and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Paul Wakefield is the Founder of The Wakefield Group. The Wakefield Group has been building small global businesses online since October 2008. We specialise in : web solutions, lead generation, sales-funnels and automated marketing campaigns. We build professional websites, personalised marketing strategies and automated marketing campaigns so that your website and your marketing gets you the results you deserve consistently and efficiently.
Reuben started his career at the age of 19 founding fashion accessories retail chain Miss Attitude. When it was sold in 1999, alldayPA was founded. Supported by the Board of Directors and Shareholders, Reuben leads the management team, whose primary focus is delivering his vision of providing expert call answering services to your business. Over his many years in business he has been referred to as the ‘British Bill Gates’, served on a Government Advisory Panel following an invitation from Tony Blair and won the entrepreneur of the year award, three years running.
After 10 years in online publishing and marketing, including a 5 year run which saw a three-employee bedroom start-up expand to 120 employees and achieve an £11m stock market listing, Robert Tyson set up TheTysonReport.com, which is dedicated to providing the UK’s most beginner-friendly online training and support in the latest internet marketing strategies for business owners. He also co-hosts the popular Small Business Marketing Report podcast on iTunes
Sarah Arrow is a digital marketer and professional blogger. Sarah’s created one of the most effective business blogging challenges available to the public, free of charge. She's the author of half a dozen small business marketing guides that start from the zero knowledge point, and is the creator of the only British blog on the Forbes top 100 websites for women. When she’s not creating websites for small business owners, she’ll be sharing how to market them over at sarkemedia.com. Why not take her 30 day blog challenge?
Steve creates online business websites that are designed to integrate and work with your company to gain more customers. Having spent 21 years in the RAF, set up and sold a successful Bed & Breakfast and set up his own web design business, Steve has a wealth of information that clients can tap into no matter what sector they are in.
Sue Keogh is a specialist in writing for the web. She’s worked with a wealth of small businesses and household names, including the BBC, ITV, AOL, Yahoo !, Toshiba and Magic FM, and founded Sookio in 2008 to offer editorial services such as copywriting, web content and social media. She also gives training in writing for social media through a series of business workshops called Sweet Retweets.
Tim is a Marketing Communications expert specialising in lead generation and events. He is Marketing Manager at Uniq Systems, a Sage Strategic Business Partner based near Reading. He has previously worked at Computer Associates, Retix and AST Europe. Tim is also a Borough Councillor chairing the Scrutiny function and Vice Chair of Planning. He uses his Marcoms experience to be a leading member in the campaigning team.
Tom Darlow is the co-founder & director of product at Fruitful - a smart alternative for savers and mortgage borrowers. Before founding Fruitful, Tom graduated from the University of Liverpool and established a tiny design studio. Here he lead user experience projects for Countrywide, a University of Manchester spin out company, the UK Government’s BIS Department and more. Outside of the day to day, Tom is an appointed expert for Sage PLC’s community, occasionally speaks at conferences, shares thoughts on his blog, and rides an outdated red pushbike.