Our Seminars & Workshops

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Stream One

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    Louise Williamson

    Supercharge your socials; tactics, tips and tools to get results

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    Linzi Cormack

    The Value of local SEO in 2024

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    Chloe Clover

    Level up your Brand Personality Like a Pro !

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    Speaker TBC

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Stream Two

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    Michael Povey

    Helping you understand Cyber Security

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    Nevil Tynemouth

    Building high performing teams through your real client journey.

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    Adam Walker

    Podcasting - the next tool in your marketing tool kit.

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    Hana Taylor

    How to make government funding work harder for your business

Financial Wellbeing for Employees

Sam Tate & Marie Ranson

A joint presentation by award winning firms New World Financial Group and Key Wellbeing explaining how employers can make steps towards improving the financial wellbeing of their employees.

Presented by Sam Tate, Co-founder and Director of New World, and Marie Ranson, Commercial Director at Key Wellbeing.

 

 

Marketing, It's all about You!

Leeanne Coatman

In this session Leeanne will talk you through the smart way of planning a media strategy and how to implement it for the best results

Leeanne is an experience account manager for the Global Media group

Disaster Recovery in a Digital World

James Hay

Thinking about the ‘what if’s’ in business is not often a priority, but do you have the plans in place to keep your business working if the worst happened? James Hay, Technical Product Manager at Odyssey will give useful insight on how to protect your business.

James is Technical Product Manager at Odyssey Systems. He joined Odyssey in 2011 and has progressed within the team from Technical support, to Network Infrastructure Engineer to now managing the team. James leads a team of engineers who are certified to the latest industry standards and was pivotal in the partnership between Odyssey and Microsoft.
James has a passion for innovation and in his day-to-day role he is always looking for new products and services to deliver the very best customer experience.

BeReal with your Social Media & Personal Brand

Sophia Gowland

In a world where there’s a lot of pressure online to only show your carefully curated highlights, there’s also a thirst from your audience for authenticity across both your business brand & your personal brand. Let’s talk about how to actually BeReal on social platforms…

I'm Sophia, the founder of award-winning Marketing Agency, Petite Agency. We specialise in Social Media Management for ambitious brands looking to grow their business & Personal Brand Management for ambitious entrepreneurs looking to grow their influence.

I’ve spent over a decade working in marketing for various industries, businesses, and entrepreneurs, helping them to tell their stories & talk to their audiences in the most authentic & engaging ways, and that’s now what Petite Agency is all about, empowering every client we work with to do just that.

I set up my business in 2020 & owe so much of the success I've had in that time to building an authentic personal brand online...

 

How to make government funding work harder for your business

Hana Taylor

A masterclass on the ways businesses can utilise government funding to support their L&D and Recruitment strategies

Hana Taylor, Head of Recruitment

For the last 7 years, Hana has worked in the recruitment industry supporting both candidates and employers find their perfect professional pairing. She has worked at Learning Curve Group for almost three years, first as a member of our in-house Talent Team, and now stepping back into the world of external recruitment as our Head of Recruitment, pairing learners who have graduated from LCG courses with employers who are looking for the very skills they have. She spends her days supporting businesses and individuals find those perfect professional pairings. In a job market that's tough and is showing now sign of getting easier, Hana is an asset to all the businesses she supports.

 

How to make government funding work harder for your business

Hana Taylor

A masterclass on the ways businesses can utilise government funding to support their L&D and Recruitment strategies

Hana Taylor, Head of Recruitment

For the last 7 years, Hana has worked in the recruitment industry supporting both candidates and employers find their perfect professional pairing. She has worked at Learning Curve Group for almost three years, first as a member of our in-house Talent Team, and now stepping back into the world of external recruitment as our Head of Recruitment, pairing learners who have graduated from LCG courses with employers who are looking for the very skills they have. She spends her days supporting businesses and individuals find those perfect professional pairings. In a job market that's tough and is showing now sign of getting easier, Hana is an asset to all the businesses she supports.

Podcasting - the next tool in your marketing tool kit.

Adam Walker

In this seminar Adam will take you though how podcasting can work for you in the busy world of business promotion. In the session you will learn about:

- How you can get into podcasting

- How to structure you podcast

- How to use podcasting as a business promotion tool.

And building on the experience of delivering Darlington Stream Space Adam will share his insight and lessons he has learnt in the world of podcasting.

 

Adam Walker, Director of Hubspoke Media

Adam is a Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is actively engaged in the CIM Continuing Professional Development Programme. He is local to the Darlington area but works Nationally, delivering media and marketing services for a range of sectors, including Sport, Leisure, Public Health, SME marketing and Sustainable Travel, including work for National Sustainable Travel Organisation, Modeshift.

Adam has a real talent for seamless video productions and on point photography whatever the setting. A pro behind the camera, he is also not averse to time on screen himself and enjoys producing Hubspoke Video Content for our Media Channels.

When Adam isn’t behind the lens or a screen you will find him donning his flat cap and walking boots and enjoying all things outdoors. Of course, he never misses an opportunity to take some great pictures while he is at it. And, you probably won’t be surprised to know that the Hubspoke name is a nod to Adams’ other passion – cycling!

 

 

Helping you understand Cyber Security

Michael Povey

Lots of business leaders don’t fully understand cyber security, meaning it often doesn’t get the attention (and the budget) it needs. But it’s not their fault. There aren’t many organisations making cyber security straightforward to understand. It’s a world with so many acronyms and jargon that we get switched off. We’re always being told that we should be doing more about cyber security, but the companies that are telling us this don’t seem to make it easy for us to get to grips with.

Circle Cloud are looking to cut through all the unnecessary noise with a seminar that focusses on the things that matter, and how they fit into the real world. Your business will be facing cyber threats and vulnerabilities every day, and we are going to tell you what they are, and how you can take practical steps towards protecting yourself against them.

Michael Povey is an IT professional who has worked in the industry for around 30 years.  He moved from a PLC to start Circle Cloud with business partner Tom Roberton in 2013. Since then, Circle Cloud have grown into a trusted brand by supporting small & medium businesses (SME's) with IT Support, Management, and cyber security, utilising the Microsoft Cloud.

Level up your Brand Personality Like a Pro !
Chloe Clover

Chloe Clover is the Co-Founder and CEO of the award-winning company Wander Films, a personality & content-first marketing agency that has curated 1,000's of social media projects for clients and supports national and international brands to #BeatTheScroll®. Clover appeared in the Forbes 30 under 30 list (2021), highlighting her as a trail blazer and new world entrepreneur. Clover was also awarded 'Emerging Talent' at the Entrepreneurs Forum Awards and ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ at the Tees Businesswoman Awards. Chloe, is a passionate advocate for the acceptance and representation of diversity and firmly believes that it's our differences that make us incredible.

 

 

The Value of local SEO in 2024

Linzi Cormack

In this session Linzi will share valuable insights into the evolving landscape of Chat GPT and how it fails and succeeds for business and SEO.

Linzi's career at Outrank began six years ago, her journey through various facets of SEO – from Local SEO to SEO strategist and finally to her current role as SEO Team Lead – reflects her comprehensive understanding of the field. Linzi stands out in her ability to adapt and innovate. Her passion for learning and applying new solutions has consistently driven success for her clients. This innovative mindset has benefitted her clients and significantly contributed to the evolution of Outrank's SEO practices which is now heavily.

 

Building high performing teams through your real client journey.

Nevil Tynemouth

Building high performing teams through your real client journey.
You and your team need a competitive edge in a fast moving world. Many firms don’t realise there are some remarkable opportunities for growth and development hidden in your “Real Client Journey”. The key development areas at the heart of developing high performing teams are communication, relationship building and trust, This shines through both your real client journey and your internal journey.

Nevil helps you and your firm understand how you create your own high performing teams. He helps you see what separates a high-performing team from a regular team. He will show you how to support your high performing teams in:

Understanding their barriers, behaviours and best outcomes.
Developing a strong strategic understanding of your client journey
Having world-class, managed processes and systems – your team knowing why, how and what to do to deliver the very best for your clients.
Encouraging creative discussions that lead to growth and improvements in your client journey.
Developing and maintaining trust between all team members and becoming trusted advisers for your clients.

If you want to find out how to unlock your firm’s potential, then this keynote is for you.

 

Nevil is the founding director of New Results, a business that helps professional services firms and professionals develop and grow.
In his work, Nevil helps professional services organisations with:

Leadership and management development.
Personal and professional development.
Sales and business development.

Nevil was involved in launching two of the UK’s most familiar brands in Dyson and BlackBerry. He has worked as part of FTSE100 companies management teams for over a decade and in sales for 25 years. Nevil launched a significant coaching programme for BT helping them engaging and winning business clients across the globe

 

Supercharge your socials; tactics, tips and tools to get results

Louise Williamson

Join Louise to find out more about why you need a plan for your social media marketing, what you should include and how to get started. In this whistle-stop tour, looking at organic social media marketing techniques, you will find out where to focus your efforts to get the most out of your chosen platforms.

From ideation to implementation… in this session Louise will talk you through creating your social media content, and how to use AI tools to make the creation quicker and easier.

With (too) many years of employed experience behind her, Louise stepped into the world of self-employment in 2018. Allowing for some much needed flexibility, she began working as a freelance administrator/Virtual PA for small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. This naturally morphed into a role that required a level of support within the digital marketing space for many of her clients. As a result, Louise has spent time honing her skills, experience and knowledge and now provides clients with support relating to social media (strategy and content creation), and email marketing.