Go and Grow Online: Advisers

Enterprise Nation's inspiring and practical Go and Grow Online campaign is now in its fourth exciting year and encourages more businesses to get online and supports existing internet traders to grow.

Enterprise Nation advisers were selected to receive hands-on training and shall be delivering workshops up and down the country. The advisers are:

Cardiff - Laura Emily Dunn

Laura Dunn is an experienced communications and digital professional. With over 8 years experience working in the private, public and non-profit sectors, Laura is passionate about the transformative power of digital media and how new technology and techniques can help businesses and individuals to clearly communicate with their stakeholders.

Laura was named as one of Wales Online’s 35 Under 35 entrepreneurs to watch in 2015, and one of 16 individuals to watch in 2016. Laura was a double finalist in the inaugural 2015 Wales Entrepreneur Awards and a finalist in the 2016 Awards. Laura was recently named as one of thirty individuals to watch over the next thirty years by the Institute of Welsh Affairs.

Laura has been featured in publications including The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, The Daily Mail, Mail Online, The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, BuzzFeed, The Daily Beast, Politico and the Western Mail. Laura is a regular commentator on BBC Wales and has been featured on Sky News. Laura also writes for The Huffington Post, Fortune and BuzzFeed.

Worthing - Rachael Dines

Rachael Dines, DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, is co-director of Shake It Up Creative, a marketing and design company based in Sussex specialising in websites, graphic design, marketing and PR. Rachael is trained in digital and traditional marketing, PR, copywriting and search engine optimisation, is an advisor for Enterprise Nation and a mentor for CIM studying members.

She has 15 years’ marketing experience with 7 as a company director. She is very active within the Sussex and national small business community and often participates in networking events, industry-specific talks and events and conferences, as an attendee, speaker and trainer.

Portsmouth - Caroline Sumners

With over 16 years’ experience of managing marketing campaigns, Fifty One Degrees founder Caroline Sumners is known for cutting through the waffle and transforming ideas into actionable plans that are not only followed through but produce results beyond what was originally expected.

Caroline’s, proactive, no fuss approach focuses on delivering well-coordinated plans, created in conjunction with existing workloads and business priorities, that are clearly mapped out so everyone knows what they are doing.

Bristol - Tom Mason

Tom Mason is an experienced social media trainer and consultant. He has worked in digital marketing for over a decade and, during his career, has created social media campaigns for a range of clients, including The University of Manchester, The Co-operative and Bristol Literature Festival.

He works with small businesses to create and manage social media campaigns that build communities and drive sales. 

Cambridge - Sue Higgins

Sue has worked in marketing for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in website development, email marketing and digital communications. Her commercial experience, combined with her strong analytical skills, provide her with the ability to focus on the key issues confronting growing businesses. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing 

Sue founded Brand Elevation in 2005 and, prior to setting up her own business, she worked in professional services with Shoosmiths solicitors and Grant Thornton accountants and was also a Director of Technology for Industry, the micro and nanotechnology marketing consultancy.  Sue has extensive knowledge of the Cambridge high technology community. She is aware of the recent technological developments in the digital arena. 

Birmingham - Matt Fowell

Matthew Fowell is a Brand and Marketing Strategist who partners with CEOs, executives and solopreneurs, to grow their personal and professional brands online. After spending many years in various Planning roles, he finally found his niche after setting up a website selling food from Britain, to British expats. Realising that the marketing aspect of the business was intrinsically more interesting than simply wrapping up parcels to be sent abroad, he immersed himself in understanding marketing strategies an effort to drive sales.

A few short years later and now fully qualified in everything Google, he was recently chosen to head up the new Marketing Department at West Midlands Media - website design specialists for over a decade. He has received many speaking invitations to discuss building an online brand, presenting in London, Birmingham and Manchester, as well as attending high profile events in an advisory capacity, to start-up businesses. He has also worked with two local councils to help create a large scale, week-long event that strengthens the local business community.

Outside of his main role, he currently works with The Prince’s Trust in the West Midlands area, as a Business Mentor to three aspiring business owners.

Worcester - Sonja Leason

Sonja Leason, Managing Director of Love Mondays has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing. Working in many varied sectors, she is passionate about creating successful entrepreneurs so that they can go on to inspire, lead and influence others.

She specialises in taking businesses to the next level and quickly spots areas of opportunity. Her flexible, bespoke approach means that she works with her clients to ensure that they build a solid foundation for growth by utilising many different marketing techniques, coaching modalities and building strategies that achieve great results every time.

Nottingham - Eleanor Reynolds

As a digital marketing consultant at Hallam Internet, Eleanor is an all-round digital marketer who works on technical SEO, paid advertising campaigns on Google, Bing and paid social platforms, social media strategy and who enjoys delivering training sessions to her clients.

Eleanor's passions are languages and humanitarian causes, which she gets to channel through her work by providing training for not for profits and by working on international marketing campaigns addressing digital markets in Europe, North and South America and South East Asia. 

Leeds - Tim Chorlton

Tim Chorlton built his first website in 1996 and has been using digital ever since to help his clients increase their brand awareness and generate new business. As Director of The Factory, Tim has over 17 years experience helping start-up businesses and SME's establish their place in the market and grow.

Tim believes that digital shouldn't be complex, it is simply another tool to add to your Sales and Marketing toolbox and if used well can be incredibly successful in helping grow your business.

  • Visit The Factory: the-factory.co.uk
  • Follow Tim on Twitter: @timchorlton
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 23 January 2018
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 12 June 2018

Manchester - Andonette Wilkinson

Andonette has been working in Digital for over fifteen years the former of which she worked as both a teacher and freelancer, the latter four of which she has co-ran her own digital agency, Who are Google Partners.  

She has worked with many small to medium companies, as a trusted digital advisor, helping with web design, data platforms and digital marketing strategy. To date, She has also delivered training with The Business Growth Hub, Rochdale Development Agency and Google.

  • Visit Andi Wilkinson: andiwilkinson.co.uk
  • Follow Andonette on Twitter: @andonette
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 30 January 2018
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 19 June 2018

Central London - Laurie Wang

Laurie is an award-winning digital marketer who gets businesses seen by audiences that are hungry for their products or services. Her knowledge and understanding of the digital landscape have benefited an eclectic mix of clients from young start-ups to FTSE 100 giants. 

Laurie has been featured in the Metro, Guardian, FT and Fast Company, and has trained industry executives on the power of digital marketing. In 2017, she was named by the British Interactive Media Association as a top Rising Star in the Digital industry.

  • Visit Laurie Wang: lauriewang.com 
  • Follow Laurie on Twitter: @LaurieWang_ 
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 6 February 2018
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 27 June 2018

Liverpool - Judith O'Brien

Judith has over 30 years in the IT and Web industries with experience working with both SME’s as well as global enterprises After reaching European Director level within one of the top 5 global IT companies, she moved on to set up her own company and became Managing Director of IT Answers UK Ltd in 2004. After selling IT Answers in 2013, Judith now owns a successful Digital Marketing agency helping start-up and high growth organisations grow and develop their business online.

Having acquired a strong business acumen along with a consolidated mix of technical and commercial skills gives her the ability to translate business requirements into achievable and successful solutions for her customers.

In her current role as a Digital Growth Specialist, she has helped over 200 companies improve their online presence and grow their business in line with key targets. She has developed and implemented, strategy-led, innovative digital marketing solutions to accelerate brand awareness, create online communities and enhance customer engagement for a number of key customer projects.

Milton Keynes - Katrina Douglas

Katrina Douglas is a Chartered Marketer and Marketing Coach. She is the owner and founder of Katrina Douglas Marketing, a business dedicated to helping individuals move from a great idea to a great business through coaching and training services.

Katrina is an accomplished businessperson with over a decade’s experience helping businesses develop successful marketing strategies and strong brands. Katrina is also the author of the book ‘Momentum: 90 Days of Marketing Tips and Motivation to Kick-Start your Business’, a buffet of practical marketing ideas and motivating insights to help owners get their businesses off the ground.

  • Visit Katrina Douglas: katrinadouglas.marketing
  • Follow Katrina on Twitter: @KDADouglas
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 20 February 2018
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 10 July 2018

Swindon - Danny Matthews

You don't need to be technical, to be digital. Think like a founder, accomplish more in less time and create consistent, dependable revenue. Danny transforms small businesses for the future with disruptive coaching and mentoring.

After being in financial services for 10 years, he became the first mortgage adviser to digitise his business, reducing the processing time to apply from 15 hours to under 60 minutes and accepted applications to the value of £1.36million in the first 3 months of business.

Since then he has helped small businesses win multi-billion pound contracts with simple technology and has shared the stage with the likes of Google, TED and Facebook to educate small businesses on technology, automation and accomplishing more in less time to create a future-proof business.

  • Visit The Actual Danny: theactualdanny.com
  • Follow Danny on Twitter: @theactualdanny
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 6 March 2018
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 24 July 2018

North London - Jamie Hewitt

Jamie Hewitt is Director of RocketshipWP, a boutique web design agency based in North London, which specialises in building websites for small businesses and entrepreneurs using the world's favourite content management system: WordPress.

As well as building websites, Jamie also works as a WordPress trainer, running one-day courses for a variety of education companies and providing private tuition for people who need a little extra help to polish up their websites or additional support with technical SEO.

  • Visit RocketshipWP: rocketshipwp.com
  • Follow Jamie on Twitter: @rocketshipwp
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 13 March 2018
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 31 July 2018

Edinburgh - Fin Wycherley

For years Fin studied everything she could about direct marketing, online marketing and social media marketing. Over time she worked with some of the top social media experts in the world to manage their international client brand accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Email Marketing. This inspired her to start her social media agency Supersize Media, a company that helps businesses, professionals and sales & marketing professionals get results from social media.

Social Media Training: offering social media in-house training, 1-to-1 Coaching, monthly group coaching, social media workshops, social media webinars, social media strategy development.

Social Media Influence: Fin is a popular keynote speaker and social media speaker at conferences, a guest expert on radio and features on a range of high-profile magazines, trade journals and blogs.

  • Visit Supersize Media: supersizemedia.scot
  • Follow Fin on Twitter: @finwycherley
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 27 February 2018
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: 17 July 2018

London - Chichi Eruchalu

Chichi Eruchalu is a Business Strategist, Speaker and Mentor who helps you get noticed and known by the people that matter – your ideal clients. Her sweet spot is business visibility, helping you confidently overcome your fears around being seen online by helping you lead with your strengths. Together she develops strategies to establish you as an authority in your niche, connect you with the people who need to hear from you and helps you show up with intention, making consistency your new best friend so that you can hit your income goals month after month.

After 10 years working in Corporate Finance, Chichi left her 9-5 to face entrepreneurship full time in 2016. She grew her online community to 2700+ women in less than a year and now helps her clients leave their jobs, hit record income months, become Amazon best sellers and get featured in high profile publications. Chichi has herself been featured in international publications such as The Guardian and The Huffington Post, radio and podcasts. She was also shortlisted and won runner-up in the IPSE’s Freelancer’s of the Year Awards 2017.

Bath - Daniel Plowright

Your focus is on growing and developing your business, club or charity. Our aim is to help you achieve these goals by using the internet as a powerful resource, ensuring your expenditure is an investment generating a return – not a cost.

IRUN focuses on the 7 core business drivers, where even a modest improvement can yield remarkable overall returns.

West Midlands - Fay Easton

Self-employed for a lifetime; traded through recessions, downturns and booms. Discovered that the foundation of entrepreneurial life is constant learning & 'starting with the customer and working backwards' as the amazing Amazonian Jeff Bezos says.

Fay works with entrepreneurs of all ages operating from all sorts of locations as the 'Entrepreneur in Residence' at various sites, from markets to coffee shops to stations. Proud of launching the Young Britain brand with leading entrepreneurs and worked with StartUp Britain as local champion helping increase the entrepreneurial activity of the area through a growing culture of "taught" entrepreneurship which helps create the new generation of entrepreneurs. In 2012, with philanthropic entrepreneurs, Graham & Jenny Wynn; Fay operated the Young Britain project, co-financed by ERDF, launching over 400 entrepreneurial young startups. 

  • Visit Fay Easton: fayeaston.com
  • Follow Fay on Twitter: @HubWorker
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: Dates TBC
  • Go and Grow Online workshop: Dates TBC

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