So this year I will join the 2019 board of Manchester Digital. They are the largest specialist trade body in the North of England. I was one of two new members elected to the board last week. Manchester Digital Members voted from a choice of candidates across the region. There were 22 nominees/ I know… Continue reading I’ve joined the board of Manchester Digital
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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
After Simon Danczuk visited our business Made By Factory earlier this year, he offered both Danny and I a tour of parliament, should we ever be that way inclined. Given my love of London and History, It isn’t something I wanted to say no to! As Squared Online alumni, I had an invite to the annual… Continue reading A Super Exclusive Tour of Parliament With Simon Danczuk
Working with an agency is less about buying a service and more about finding a digital partner. When you think of services, you think of your car, or a plumber. Those are services. And generally you don’t tell your service provider what to do. A partner is more like your stylist. You work together. Sometimes… Continue reading My Perspective on Working With a Digital Partner.
The Google Partners Badge Celebration Event! Back in June after lots of hard work and studying, My agency Made By Factory achieved Google Partner status – and what better way to celebrate this achievement than an invite to Google London for a Google Partners Badge Celebration event. It was a great opportunity to meet with… Continue reading Google Partners Badge Celebration Event
I just returned from a “Mobile Advertising Bootcamp” day with Google Partners in London. Being the world leaders in Big Data, I’m always eager to hear any insights that I can pass on to my clients and other advertisers who may not have attended. So what did I learn? We live in a multi-screen world. That’s… Continue reading Mobile Advertising Google Day
So I was actually invited to go the the Prime Ministers house, (Number 10 Downing Street in case anyone had forgotten where he lives) and talk to Niamh Mulholland, Business Engagement Manager at the Prime Minister’s Office, along with twenty businesses from the North West & Yorkshire. What the hell was I doing at 10 Downing… Continue reading I go to Number 10 Downing Street. Get Me!
March was a mad month for me at work this year. We have had a few exciting things going on from new staff to lots of cool events. Last Thursday inside the Rise at Grindsmith Coffee House (incidentally a really great venue) in Manchester, My team and I collaborated with The Business Growth Hub and Google to advise Manchester… Continue reading The Business Growth Hub, Google and Me.
Last week, Danny and I joined Enterprise Nation on one of their #GoGlobal Missions. The mission was to Dublin, Ireland and was designed to help people in the food industry export their products into a new market. Or did I just visit the Temple Bar? I arrived in Dublin and met up with around 35… Continue reading I Went Global With Enterprise Nation #GoGlobal Dublin
Over the last six months I hard with Squared Online! I took part in an intense six month programme, created with Google, to deliver me the very latest insights into the world of digital marketing; I passed with flying colours! What is Squared Online? Squared Online is an award-winning global digital marketing leadership qualification; developed… Continue reading Squared Online: Digital Marketing With Google
On this gloomy Manchester morning we set off to Google. The CreativJam team, Danny, Jess and I, lovingly nicknamed the JamFam, jumped on the Pendolino from Manchester to Euston. On the train we met a lady who was writing her masters thesis in fine art and film. When I sat down, Danny and the woman were chatting… Continue reading Google UK with the JamFam.