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Mid Ulster Businesses Benefit from Second Free Digital Seminar

19 October 2018

Last week saw nearly 50 businesses attend the second in the latest series of Mid Ulster Breakfast Digital Seminars in The Elk, Toomebridge.

The free Seminar delivered by 42Digital and funded by Mid Ulster District Council, was the second in a new series of three practical guidance and advice seminars to be held in Mid Ulster.

This event focused on how to achieve growth with your website. The two workshops delivered by Daithi Conlon from Website NI and Andrea McShane from Bloom Creative Market, provided insights, tips and guidance on the features and tools that can be used to improve your website. Local businessman Colm Grimes Managing Director, CK International also shared his experience of the impact on the company’s growth after launching a new website in 2015.

Comments from those who attended seminar two included, ‘Thankful that Mid Ulster District Council is running these workshops to help and support small local businesses’, ‘Very informative, current and useful’ and, ‘A really excellent event’.

The final seminar will explore ‘Achieving Online Growth with a Digital Strategy and Brand’ and is scheduled for Wednesday 14 November 2018 at the Burnavon, Cookstown, from 8.30am – 10.30am, with breakfast served from 8am.

Two leading UK digital experts, Andi Jarvis and Aiden McGale will share their knowledge, experience and answer your questions during a 40-minute panel discussion. Following this, everyone will have the choice of attending one of two practical workshops designed to provide advice and guidance on; Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy and, Using LinkedIn to develop your personal brand.

Local company, SMART Global, will also be on hand to share their digital success story and provide insights into what is required to develop an online brand and strategy to achieve growth.

Delegates attending the event will have the unique opportunity to win one half day of free digital support for their business, from one of the digital experts present.

Councillor Sean McPeake, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council explained: “The Council is keen to ensure our businesses have access to the advice and guidance they need. In an ever-growing digital world, we hope that these seminars will help businesses to maximise their use of digital techniques, to drive their growth and sales.  The first two seminars have been very informative so far, the final seminar will take place on Wednesday 14 November at the Burnavon, Cookstown and is free to attend. I would urge any businesses interested in attending, to get their place secured for this event quickly.”  

Daryl Conway, 42Digital and seminar delivery agent explains,

“We are delighted to be bringing two of the UK and Ireland’s leading digital experts to Cookstown to provide advice and insights into practical steps businesses can take to develop their digital brand and digital marketing strategy.  We are also going to hear how SMART Global developed a digital brand and strategy that helped launch an event series across Ireland.”

Businesses interested in attending the Seminar must register by 4pm on Friday 9 November, via the following link as spaces are limited: http://bit.ly/DigitalSeminarThree

Tickets are free but are limited to three per order. For more information on the seminars visit: www.midulstercouncil.org/digitalseminars.

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