Facebook and Enterprise Nation have joined forces to support women business owners across the UK with the #SheMeansBusiness campaign.
The partnership will deliver training to over 10,000 women across the UK with a dedicated programme of nationwide events and online classes which offer the potential to unlock £45m for the UK economy by the end of 2017.
Enterprise Nation advisers were selected to receive accredited training taken place at Facebook's offices in Dublin. The advisers are:
Alison Battisby founded Avocado Social, having worked in the social media marketing industry since 2008. Alison has been involved in some groundbreaking social media projects for brands including Nokia, Tesco and Pringles as well as a range of UK start-ups and growing enterprises. Alison has been praised for her friendly manner and professional approach, which suits all levels of knowledge and understanding. She has plenty of experience training top UK brands including BBC, John Lewis and Neal's Yard Cosmetics.
With a degree in War Studies, David has been applying the art of strategy to social media for over seven years, designing and implementing social strategies and campaigns for clients including Birmingham City University, Millennium Point and the NHS. He heads up the training department at JC Social Media, designing and delivering bespoke one-to-one training courses that are built around a business’s own needs and objectives. In his spare time he volunteers as the digital engagement advisor to the Campaign For Real Ale, the largest consumer group in Europe, supporting volunteers and ensuring that national campaigns are broadcast through social media to maximum effect.
Janet is a highly regarded social media marketing consultant and trainer with over 10 years of experience in business and enterprise. Her agency, Social Progress, have been nominated for the past two years running in the National UK Blog Awards, under the category of 'Social Media, Marketing, PR & Comms'. Janet and her team support SMEs and larger corporates with social media in-house & 1:1 training, digital audits, set up, strategy and planning, open workshops and management of social media accounts. Janet has also been recognised as one of Enterprise Nation's top 50 UK growth advisers and a competent speaker at business events on social media and enterprise.
As co-founder of TwoBees, Jennifer created The Cube Method(c) to demystify digital media for businesses. She's clocked up more than 3,000 hours of training delivery in digital & social media, is a regular speaker at conferences around the country and committed to passing on her expertise to others.
Jennifer has worked in media and communications for 11 years. From the commercial team at Guardian News & Media to developing educational curriculum and delivering large scale, national social media campaigns; she combines practical experience with training delivery.
Kathy specialises in working with micro, female-owned, start-up and growth businesses on business planning, brand creation, visual communication and engagement marketing. Through her business, LittlePiggy, she works with individuals as a one-to-one business mentor and consultant, and groups of all sizes as a trainer. Having delivered training to organisations such as McDonalds, Specsavers and Unilever in the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, Kathy is now engaged as a trainer by a variety of private and public sector organisations, including Enterprise Nation, Barking Enterprise Centre and East London Business Place.
Lauren works for award-winning digital marketing agency Hallam Internet, where she helps organisations to be more successful online.
Her expertise lies in social media advertising and she successfully manages multiple paid social accounts for national companies on a daily basis, in addition to improving their search engine visibility and maximising their paid advertising spend.
Natasha Courtenay-Smith is an entrepreneur, author, digital marketing strategist and publicist, providing consultancy & training as well as fully managed social and digital management. Her clients include celebrities, SMEs, private health care clinics & high profile individuals, and she uses both online & traditional media strategies to increase their visibility and raise their profile.
She is the author of the bestselling book The Million Dollar Blog, published by Piatkus. As a former national newspaper & glossy magazine journalist, and then as owner of her own online press agency, Natasha brings real editorial expertise to her projects, a strong relationships with editors, a keen awareness of how to use the news cycle to generate publicity & knowledge of crisis management.
Natasha’s work includes web design and build, social media strategy, viral content creation, publicity, thought leadership & content strategies.
Will has worked with a variety of global brands including Net A Porter, Samsung, Spotify, Microsoft, Warner Music and Nike Foundation to innovate in social and digital media, something he’s been doing since his days as Editor of MySpace in the noughties.
Through his agency Vandal, he helps brands to connect to audiences in more meaningful ways, and remain relevant in the ever-changing digital landscape. He regularly appears in the media to share his opinions and expertise on technology and culture.