How Do We Remove Barriers For Women In Business? The Answer Lies Closer To Home

Did you know there are approximately two billion mothers in the world and it’s estimated that only one per cent of them are entrepreneurs? I am in that one per cent and can’t help wondering why there are so few of us. It’s not just mothers, though. Women generally are badly under-represented in entrepreneurship. Latest… Continue reading How Do We Remove Barriers For Women In Business? The Answer Lies Closer To Home

I’m A Finalist For Business Person Of The Year!

This year I’m a finalist for this year’s business person of the year in the Rochdale Borough. This is my second time in the finals in this category. Made by Factory was also best upcoming business  in 2016. My nomination was largely due to my efforts in the borough to bring small business up to… Continue reading I’m A Finalist For Business Person Of The Year!

Latest News From Work!

Boutique digital marketing agency completes Manchester move to Rochdale An acclaimed digital marketing agency named by Google as one of the 30 top growth digital agencies in the UK has completed a move from Manchester to Rochdale’s old post office. Made by Factory was founded by mother of four Andonette Wilkinson five years ago and… Continue reading Latest News From Work!

WordCamp Manchester 2017

There’s nothing like a good old WordCamp and ‘up Norf’ we pride ourselves on good old Northern hospitality. This year marked another year for WordCamp Manchester at Manchester’s Metropolitan University. Around three hundred attendees came from all over to learn about all things WordPress This year as part of the organising team. I was responsible… Continue reading WordCamp Manchester 2017

Go and Grow Online with Enterprise Nation.

This year I am part of a campaign called Go and Grow Online. I’m amazed though not surprised that even now, in 2017, almost 50% of business have no online presence. That’s why I have joined the team at Enterprise Nation this year to be a digital advisor. What is the Go and Grow Online… Continue reading Go and Grow Online with Enterprise Nation.

Exploring trade in Southeast Asia with Enterprise Nation

Excitingly, I have been asked by Enterprise nation to be part of mission exploring trade in Southeast Asia. The mission will take a delegation of twenty five businesses to Singapore to look at international trade options. It’s a three-day event, from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd of September. We will learn all about how the… Continue reading Exploring trade in Southeast Asia with Enterprise Nation

Hand Picked for Google Elevator

As a Mancunian I was “proper chuffed” to be picked for Google Elevator. So my business was chosen as only one of thirty agencies in the UK. Chosen for what? Chosen to take part in Google’s elite fast track to success coaching programme ‘Elevator’. Get Me! It’s a three day course in London, over three… Continue reading Hand Picked for Google Elevator

WordCamp Europe. A Mancunian In Paris.

When I sat drinking Zombies with WordPress Wrangler Tom, in Sandanista in Manchester, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. WordCamp Europe. WordCamp Europe was in Paris. Uniting 1900 attendees from around 80 countries. There were another 1000 or so who joined via livestream. It was something amazing to behold. I embarked on… Continue reading WordCamp Europe. A Mancunian In Paris.

WordPress Contributor Day for Dummies

I want to demystify WordPress Contributor Day. I’m currently working on organising and shouting out about the WordPress contributor day for WordCamp Manchester so I thought I would come to Paris and see the biggest WordCamp Contributor Day in Action. When I first heard the term ‘WordPress contributor day’ I imagined it was a day… Continue reading WordPress Contributor Day for Dummies

Losing Your Mum, It’s ok to Just Do Whatever The Hell You Want.

I’ve been trying to title this article for an hour. I still can’t think of a good one. Losing your mum can do that to you. Losing Your Mum. It’s Shit It’s been four months on the 19th April since my mum died. I was in Spain on the four month anniversary of her death… Continue reading Losing Your Mum, It’s ok to Just Do Whatever The Hell You Want.