It’s impossible to avoid the plethora of “proud parent” photos on Facebook over the festive period: baby’s first Christmas, toddler and family dog in matching reindeer costumes, the six-year olds surrounded by more toys than you can buy in Hamleys …… you get the...
Warning. This blog post could get a little bit ranty! I’ve been looking after social media feeds for SMEs since 2012. I genuinely feel that as a nation, we (that’s the Royal We, naturally!) are getting lazier by the day. Why? The volume of DMs (direct messages for...
It’s been a very strange world for the last few weeks. None of us anticipated a global health pandemic, businesses being forced to close and the whole world going into lockdown. Many businesses took the decision to hide from social media – posts dried up completely...
On 23rd March when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an unprecedented lockdown in a bid to help the UK fight the spread of coronavirus, many businesses of all shapes and sizes went into a tailspin. Overnight, shops, restaurants, pubs, hair salons and beauty spas...
Anyone who knows me well enough will know that I’m a bit of a gin-head, as well as being a dab hand at that thing called social media. So, when the Staffordshire Distillery appeared on my Twitter timeline, it only seemed natural to follow them. What happened next...
When I started my business in 2012 I did what the majority of new start-ups do – I concentrated on the minutiae and overlooked what really mattered. Me! It was only after a 121 with sassy marketing genius Lucy With A Why in Spring 2019 that my eyes were woken up to...
We had Cheryl for a one-to-one training session across all of our social media platforms. We found her extremely professional and the training was very informative. We learned a huge amount in such a small space of time. Will definitely be re-booking another session.
Mat Nation Personalised Nation
Julie Sargent, Balloons of Stafford
I attended some social media training delivered by Cheryl. It was extremely useful. I picked up a lot of new information in a relatively short space of time and came away with lots of ideas on how to use social media effectively for my business. Highly recommended.
Julie Sargent Balloons of Stafford
Graham, The Rat Pack Boys
Superb Twitter training! Excellent and methodical training which turned a novice into a pro! Can't thank enough!
Graham The Rat Pack Boys
Sabrina Lawrence, The Soap Deli
Very informative. Easy approach, very knowledgeable. Highly recommended social media guru!!
Sabrina Lawrence The Soap Deli
Sue Davies, Allowing Joy
Cheryl is an excellent trainer, she answered all my queries. I went in bewildered and came out with clarity and a plan.
Sue Davies Allowing Joy
Imogen Allen, Umbrella Digital Media
I attended a Twitter course led by Cheryl. I already had experience of Twitter and found that Cheryl's insight and knowledge was fantastic. The course was delivered to a group of clients with a wide range of prior knowledge of the subject. Cheryl's delivery was meaningful and relevant to the different levels of prior knowledge and delivered with expertise and humour! I gained a valuable insight into Twitter and its use for my business. I wou...
Imogen Allen Umbrealla Digital Media
Gareth Robertson, Design Pit
I recently attended a Twitter workshop and found the morning session to be extremely useful. I already use Twitter and class myself as a basic/intermediate level user but during the workshop with Cheryl, I learned how to create public and private lists, set up Google Alerts to access content and how to schedule my tweets via Hootsuite. There was a lot more in the workshop too but those areas were the ones I needed covering so I left feeling ve...
Gareth Robertson Design Pit
Alison Taylor, Forever Living
I had a great 121 social media session with Cheryl. She is patient, professional and has a great sense of humour. Gave me the kick start I needed to boost my social media. Brilliant. Thank you Cheryl
Alison Taylor Forever Living
Phil Hughes, BBC Radio 2 Children In Need
Cheryl has worn another hat for 6 years organising a team of 40 volunteers to help man a phone-in centre for BBC Radio 2's Children in Need appeal. The annual 12-hour stint has helped to raise over £2 million pounds for the charity and Cheryl's organising skills are second to none. Having to constantly adjust for drop-outs and last-minute sickness, she has always come up with keen volunteers and has marshalled them all to the right places at ...
Phil Hughes BBC Radio 2, Children In Need
Jayne Smith – That’s Ideal
Cheryl is truly dedicated to her work and this is highly evident in the postings I regularly read. It is very refreshing to experience the passion and energy from such a wonderful lady with whom I am pleased to be acquainted on both business and personal levels. If you are serious about getting your social media to work for you, then Cheryl is your 'go to' girl.
Jayne Smith That’s Ideal
Brian Milman-Hurst – Vox Digital
Cheryl is the person you need in your life if you are struggling with Social Media. Cheryl has helped me in the past with making sure my various Social Media accounts are focussed and I can say with authority that she knows her stuff. Would happily recommend Cheryl to anybody who needs help with Social Media training, managing their account or good honest consultancy
Brian Milman-Hurst Vox Digital
Rachel Robb – DStorm Marketing
Cheryl provided me with an excellent 121 social media training session, which was specifically tailored to the requirements of DStormMarketing and demonstrated her first-rate knowledge of the subject. I would recommend Cheryl to any business wishing to make their social media platforms really work for them.
Rachel Robb DStorm Marketing
Paul Woodcock – PJW Accounting
Cheryl has been doing for me what must be one of the dullest jobs she has on her books - managing the Social Media account for a Tax Professional. This requires her finding interesting content relevant to taxation and accounting that will encourage fellow tweeters to read and react to the content. An impossible job you might think. Well I'm glad to report that Cheryl has managed to find some great content, that has not only generated many ...
Paul Woodcock PJW Accounting
Anna Goodwin – Anna Goodwin Accountancy
Cheryl you're a star! So great to know that you're beavering away for me. Each time I give you some work it’s done promptly and efficiently. Basically by having Cheryl doing work for me it gives me peace of mind.
Anna Goodwin Anna Goodwin Accountancy
Andy Madeley – SwissPeaks
We like working with Cheryl! Always bubbly and always attentive, we have really appreciated her input whether from her work (data entry and administration of) a project we work on, on behalf of the ICAEW or from her work (and persistence) in maintaining our Twitter feeds and such like. We'd have no hesitation in recommending Cheryl for due diligence in all tasks she supports us with
Andy Madeley SwissPeaks
Mike Santopietro – Fifteen Digital Ltd
Bubbly yet professional and knowledgeable. Cheryl is focussed on doing the best she can in all her undertakings and I cannot do more than recommend her highly.
Mike Santopietro Fifteen Digital Ltd
Jill Anthony-Ackery – Midland Fertility Services
Cheryl was hired for a limited contract to handle some of the clinic's social media activity and within that time achieved the key objective that was set. I would recommend her to any small to medium-sized organisation that needs to kick-start its social media presence.
Jill Anthony-Ackery Midland Fertility Services
Anna Woolliscroft – Market Avenue Limited
Cheryl and I have exchanged services a number of times since 2011. She is extremely professional, highly personable and makes every effort to go beyond her work briefs. Cheryl has provided a virtual assistance service to Market Avenue and we have worked together on various social media projects. I couldn't recommend Cheryl enough and hope our working relationship continues long into the future!
Anna Woolliscroft Market Avenue Limited
Fiona Tamplin – Business Improvement Specialist
I met Cheryl in 2011 and kept her in mind for when I'd need a VA in 2012 as I really liked her style and professionalism over and above other VA's I'd met. So far Cheryl has completed proofing for me with a really fast turnaround, professional approach and she's also just great generally in her approach and good value. Having Cheryl do this work for me is a weight off my shoulders and lets me get on with running my business. When the busines...
Fiona Tamplin Business Improvement Specialist
Philip Oakley – Business For Breakfast UK
Cheryl has this year become the host of Business for Breakfast in Rugeley and already in this time she has made a massive impact on the group. Her organisation skills, passion and hard work ensures all guests have a great experience. Cheryl has also used her extensive social media skills to support the group and all group members. Cheryl is an invaluable member of our Business for Breakfast team and I would not hesitate to recommend her.