We are a social media consultancy with a passion for training up your staff in order to manage the business’s own social media. We also offer social media account management and also a mix of training and social media account management if you just want a little bit of help until you’re fully-trained and confident with running with it on your own!
It’s not just what we do but the way that we do it. We like people. We like to get to know people and build relationships. Daft as it may sound we think this makes the difference between an ordinary training company and a great one. We want to get to know you so we can adapt to your style of learning and achieve your goals with little fuss and bother.
Social Progress has a team of trained and talented individuals to call upon at a moment’s notice and we are all excited by how effective social media can be for business. Our chief social media trainer was selected as one of only eight digital experts to travel to Facebook, Dublin to be a Facebook #SheMeansBusiness Certified Trainer. We want to show you how teeny tiny changes can make the world of difference and get your social media working for you. You can read more about Janet, Esther and Mel on our Team SoPro Page.
For social media that works like a dream, give us a call or meet for a brew with the Social Progress Team!
Accredited Facebook #SheMeansBusiness Trainer:
Janet Bebb, Director and Primary Trainer at Social Progress
Janet is one of only eight Accredited Facebook #SheMeansBusiness Trainers in the UK. Janet Bebb, She was hand picked along with seven other specialists for their knowledge and expertise in online digital marketing and is now officially a Facebook #SheMeansBusiness Certified Trainer (and the only Adviser in the North of England).
The #SheMeansBusiness programme covers all aspects of Facebook and Instagram, and is designed to help female entrepreneurs (pre-start, startups or existing businesses) in how to leverage these social media platforms.
You can read more about this on our blog here: Facebook She Means Business Programme
Digital Enterprise Voucher Scheme and Digital Knowledge Exchange:
Official Funded Programme Trainers
Social Progress is one of the official training consultancies involved in delivering social media training and social media consultancy through the Digital Enterprise Programme. The First Phase of the Voucher Scheme has been successful and the Second Phase is due to commence in September 2017.
The Digital Enterprise is also launching the Digital Knowledge Exchange which is a series of funded training events and sessions for eligible businesses in the Leeds City Region (Europian Union ERDF Funding). Janet Bebb will also be presenting, supporting and training businesses through this new Programme.
Find out more about the Digital Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange on our Funding Page here: Funding
We’re also active members of Local Community Groups and Networking Organisations:
Holme Valley Fairtrade Members
Did you know that we’re a Fairtrade business? We support Fairtrade by providing Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar for all our visitors and clients when they come for an appointment or attend one of our business networking events. We like to snack on Fairtrade bananas – which we often hashtag and use on Twitter #fairtradematters #BananaSmiley #BananaArmy.
We are also an active member of the Holme Valley Fairtrade Support Group which consists of a variety of businesses, schools, organisations and individuals local to the Holme Valley. We meet on a regular basis and work together to raise awareness about Fairtrade.
Honley High School Trust Partner
Janet Bebb is one of the Honley High School Trust Partners. Honley High School is a local school, just up the road from the Social Progress office and Janet is involved with the Trust Partnership. She attends quarterly meetings and has a passion to see the school grow and develop their students. Did you know that Honley High School is also a cooperative school? They are active advocates of Fairtrade and their Fairtrade Forum are also members of Holme Valley Fairtrade.
Kirklees Business Hub Advocate
Kirklees Council have launched a Kirklees-based support tool called Kirklees Business Hub. Janet Bebb is also one of the official Advocates of Hub Kirklees. You can find out more about Kirklees Business Hub on their website: www.kirkleesbusinesshub.com
Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Members
Social Progress is also a member of Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. We’ve not only attended various events that the Chamber have organised and hosted but we have been involved with them too! Janet and Esther have attended and exhibited at the past three MY Business Conferences (Calderdale and Kirklees) which were located in Wakefield and Huddersfield. You can find out more about MYCCI on their website: www.mycci.co.uk
Social Progress is a Partner of MYnetworkHUD a free business networking event held on every third Wednesday of the month. Located at Café Ollo (in The Media Centre, Huddersfield) from 09:00-11:00.
It’s very informal. Simply buy yourself a brew at the counter and then say “hello” to fellow networkers. If you’re a little unsure where to start, come find one of us from in the photo below and we’ll happily show you the ropes and introduce you to people.
Janet Bebb and Esther Orridge are members on Business Networking International (also known as BNI). Janet is a member of BNI Terriers and Esther is a member of BNI Bridge where both are categorised as the Social Media Specialists. If you’d like to visit one of our BNI Groups, do get in touch with Janet or Esther firstname.lastname@example.org You can find out more about BNI in this area here: www.networkingnorth.co.uk
Honley Business Association Members
Social Progress is a member of the Honley Business Association – a group of local businesses, schools and individuals from the Honley area dedicated to developing and supporting their local community. Janet has been involved in the organisation of various community events and initiatives to raise money for the CCTV cameras for Honley in Huddersfield. You can find out more about HBA on their website: www.honley.info and they also have an active Facebook Page keeping everyone up to date with events and news around the Honley area: What’s Happening In Honley