Janet, Esther, Mel, Rebecca, Lisa & Luis make up the “SoPro Team” here at Social Progress Ltd. We work together to make each day fun and productive!
Janet Bebb @SoProJanet
Janet is our main Social Media Trainer. Having previously worked for Business Link as a Business Adviser and coming from a strong customer service-based background, Janet definitely knows what she’s talking about when it comes to business and social media! [Did you know that she’s been voted as one of the UK’s Top 50 Business Advisers? You can read about it here if you like] and she also helps small businesses as a Business Hub Kirklees Advocate.
Recently appointed as one of only eight Facebook ‘She Means Business’ Accredited Trainers, Janet has delivered social media training all across the UK and helped individuals (and teams of employees) get to grips with social media for their business. Training covers Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest, Instagram, blogging, Social Media Strategy and more…
Janet enjoys music, singing, Disney’s Frozen, going for a walk (or an open-roof drive) in the sunshine and going to concerts with family and friends – oh and she loves a good cup of Earl-Grey tea! You can check out Janet’s LinkedIn Profile here: Janet Bebb
Esther Orridge @SoProEsther
Esther is our main Social Media Account Manager and Social Media Trainer. She really has picked up the heart and soul of Social Progress since starting here in January 2015 through the Santander Internship Programme. She’s the lady who does social media on behalf of clients covering their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest, Instagram accounts. Esther also delivers some of our Open Workshops and she writes blog posts for our own SoPro Blog and also for some of our clients too! So all-in-all, Esther is the one sat typing away to get our clients messages out both clearly and on-time. With her background in Graphic Design, Esther has an eye for detail and always ensures that our clients’ accounts look as good as possible!
Esther enjoys spending time with her family and she loves to bake (and eat) cakes in her spare time. She loves singing, dancing and having a good laugh as well as playing Bananagrams and Ligretto with friends (it can get a bit competitive!) She also can’t sit in a tea room without Instagramming her food and drink! You can check out Esther’s LinkedIn Profile here: Esther Orridge
Mel Constantinou @SoProMel
Mel is one of our Social Media Account Managers here at Social Progress. She’s a remote member of our Team and based mainly in SW France (and often mobile) but not distant by any stretch of the imagination! She’s helping us with our ever growing list of accounts so that we can continue to give you the individual treatment you deserve. Mel is the digital nomad of the team, having travelled extensively, honing her social media skills as she goes. We’re very excited to have her on the SoPro Team. Do say hello to her on twitter too!
Mel loves long walks with her husband and her dog Dede. They live at the top of a beautiful valley so are spoiled for choice. When on one of her frequent (and necessary) city jaunts, she enjoys eating out and going to gigs and the cinema. You can take the girl out of London, but you can’t take London out of the girl!
Rebecca Hopwood @SoProRebecca
Rebecca is a Social Media Account Manager and is brilliant at building relationships, listening to clients and thinking of ways to truly maximise the partnership between SoPro and your business.
Bringing together a wealth of experience gained in communications and technology, Rebecca studied marketing and loves thinking of creative ways to reach new clients. Rebecca will work with you to understand your business, account manage your content and train your team. You’ll never run out of things to talk about, so pop the kettle on and let’s see if we can get the two of you acquainted!
Rebecca is a new mum to Stanley and on a weekend enjoys spending time together with her family, having lunch and a glass of wine as well as watching the latest boxset. She also enjoys going for walks in the countryside and making special trips to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (their wedding venue!).
Lisa Kendrick @SoProLisa
Lisa is the latest addition to the SoPro team working a couple of days a week as a Social Media Account Manager. Having run her own businesses, she really understands the pressures and issues you face on a day to day basis. She’s a listening ear and a safe pair of hands who can take some of that strain by making sure your campaigns and activity run smoothly to achieve your goals. She was an early adopter of social media as a marketing tool for her own online software business and knows how effective it can be.
She brings with her a wealth of experience and a varied background in journalism, TV and video production, as well as marketing and business, in the private, public and third sector. Words are her passion, and she loves writing anything and everything from scripts and poetry to press releases, websites, reports, and blogs, posts and tweets, and using technology to spread the word to as many people as possible.
Outside of work you’ll find her snuggled up with a good old Yorkshire cuppa (ideally with cake or chocolate) and a book, or writing her own novel. She also loves the great outdoors and can be found tramping the local hills and moors, campfire cooking and wild camping. Recently she’s discovered a love of fitness and works out with a personal trainer 2-3 times a week, interspersed with the odd stretch-out Pilates session.
Luis Alcantarilla @SoProLuis
Luis is our latest Social Media Account Manager to join the SoPro team, with a background in sports. Luis fell into Social Media after joining a local cycling club in 2015, and as part of his contribution to the club he runs their social pages and has enjoyed creating an online image and persona for the club. Since then, Luis has grown his capabilities through studying a Digital Marketing diploma whilst also working with other companies to assist with enhancing their online presence using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In his spare time, Luis likes to create videos and take photos, especially if it’s bike related. He’s a bit of a gadget geek and enjoys using his drone and camera to capture unique moments. He loves cycling both socially and competitively whilst training to keep fit so he can enjoy coffee and cake even more. Luis is also a big football fan, having coached junior football in China, Mexico, Spain and Norway as well supporting Huddersfield Town having a season ticket and has watched them through highs and lows for over 20 years. Luis plays 5-a-side football most Wednesdays, so long as it doesn’t get in the way of riding his bike.
Alex Bebb @SoProAlex
Alex is the newest member to join the Social Progress team, with previous qualifications in ICT and Catering. Coming from such environments makes him an energetic and sociable person who is willing to help and build relationships with clients. Using his love of computers, he is keen to expand his knowledge of social media through work in the family business. Working with family can be a bit of a challenge but with such a strong Mum / Son relationship they should be more than capable of getting along (we hope!).
Alex has been given the opportunity to escape the fast pace kitchen life to be given an opportunity in the office so that he can have more of a family life in his new house with his girlfriend. Alex has many interests some of which include cars, walking the dogs, photography and the occasional video gaming. Alex is excited to be with us and is looking forward to understand more about social media from a business perspective.
Janet and Esther are very sociable ladies. They often go to various networking events to meet new people, build new relationships and develop existing ones. Janet is a member of BNI Terriers and is in the process of setting up a new Core Group called BNI Bridge who currently meet at Huddersfield YMCA. Esther and Janet have also been to MYNetworkHUD at Cafe Ollo in Huddersfield Town Centre as well as attending business conferences too!
If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you to grow your online presence through social media, do get in touch! Drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call on 01484 506336 or connect with us on social media! We’re on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Instagram and Pinterest!
You’re always welcome to book an appointment to come in for a good brew and chat about your digital, online and social media requirements.