This week’s Share meeting was held at Ascensor, the digital agency in Leeds! Our bi-weekly meeting of Yorkshire businesses owners and decision makers was attended by 25 members and guests, not bad for a bank holiday week.
Our meetings are always on the informal side of networking, whilst great relationships are formed and business is done between members, the meetings are always full of laughs. Each member takes turns to host and it’s always great, where capacity allows, that members host at their own venue.
As the existing members know, Ascensor MD Andrew Firth also owns an Ecommerce business that sells personalised gifts and so there was an opportunity for members to see some of the personalised corporate gifts that the firm has to offer. Members were welcomed with their own Share Network personalised mugs, just to show off the new sublimation printing kit that Andrew’s firm Smarter Retail has invested in!
After the usual networking and breakfast Andrew’s feature presentation gave an overview of services, already well known to the members, but with four guests in the room this was an opportunity to educate new faces about the services and business that Andrew is looking for.
The presentation introduced Ascensor Air – the entry level small business wordpress websites solution that provides cost effective, but professionally built sites that are mobile friendly and fully content manageable. Typical clients include trades, salons and start-up companies.
Andrew then moved on to talk about the mainstream website and App development services supplied by Ascensor. Ascensor provide web design in Leeds and to clients across Yorkshire and the UK and typically the bespoke solutions include Ecommerce website design and applications. Ascensor currently work for two financial services PLC’s and provide robust, secure solutions and are open to FCA inspection, they are currently reviewing the ISO27001 requirements around information security.
The presentation concluded with a section on Digital Marketing, with paid search becoming more and more popular with clients, Ascensor’s services include Google Adwords, Remarketing, Shopping and Display and Facebook advertising. Ascensor is a Google Partner in Leeds and have completed the training and qualifications required to work with clients on professional paid search campaigns.
After the feature presentation the members then have a minute to present their own businesses and any business they are on the lookout for. After the meeting there is more informal networking.
We meet every two weeks except for a summer and Christmas break and we are always looking to welcome new faces to our meetings. If you are a decision maker of a Yorkshire based business then you are more than welcome to attend – if you complete the contact form here, someone will be in touch to discuss!