Sue Thompson

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I have over a decade of experience running my own design and marketing business, which helps me to understand what small businesses need to market themselves where budgets can be an issue.

I have worked in PR, design  and marketing my entire career, both in public and private sector. I set up my own business 14 years ago and have never looked back!

I have worked with large corporate clients like The Environment Agency and British Waterways and Forestry Commission, as well as numerous District and County Councils and National Park Authorities.

But more recently I have found working with small businesses so rewarding also, providing a one to one contact to bring solutions to the table. Particularly social media training for businesses is becoming a large part of my business having secured a place on University of Coventry’s Digital Advantage framework for the second year running, supporting small businesses in North Yorkshire in 1-2-1 and workshop training on a range of digital services. A great way to continue to share my continued learning with businesses.

I am also proud to have set up a local award-winning networking group in Stokesley called ‘Thirsty Thursday’, which is supporting local businesses both big and small to work together as a local business community. Now in our 6th year.

I am also proud to be a founding member of the national organisation of Digital Women and the Social Media Managers organisation showcasing services and continued learning for all digital services. I am often asked to speak at their events.

Working with key decision makers on the development of businesses and how women’s roles are developed. The social media world is quite male orientated from a professional capacity but there is a very strong underbelly of women coming through the ranks who have repositioned themselves and retained to come through as strong community of single person businesses who I believe are a huge positive for all industry sectors.