We're proud to be delivering these workshops with three of the most respected digital experts in the North East:

Raw Digital Training Masterclass.

RAW are a leading digital skills training agency, having trained over 3,000 learners from beginner to advanced, on a multitude of subjects, and from all sectors UK wide.

They're totally committed to providing the best possible training solutions for digital skills and travel around the United Kingdom delivering their workshops. They are sought after by many of the leading brands in sectors spanning retail, hospitality, creative and design.

With RAW Digital Training, you’ll be working with some of the most experienced digital skills trainers anywhere in the country.


Learn vital skills in multilevel digital tactics from social media marketing to content creation and email marketing. This impactful workshop will give you essential skills to take you to the next level. You’ll learn and implement your new skills at the workshop to ensure you can fully execute when you get back to your business.

What the course includes:

  • Strategic Marketing Tools
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Channels & Tactics
  • Content Creation
  • Visual Design & Branding
  • Email Marketing
  • Cyber Security

Sparkle Communications Masterclass.

Demonstrating how digital media can help your business thrive is Nicola’s passion. As a digital trainer at Sparkle Communications, Nicola loves delivering training and achieving the ‘light bulb’ moment; when her clients realise how beneficial digital marketing is for their business.

Having delivered one-to-one, group and large scale training presentations, Nicola sees her role as discovering what your business needs and help you to plan the role of digital media to fit seamlessly within your marketing activities.

She’ll provide you with hands-on Sparkly support to enable you to #DoDigital.


Our mission is to get you to #DoDigital and do it well.

Come along to these workshops to cut through the fuss, work out exactly what you're trying to achieve from your digital marketing and develop a plan that will help you #DoDigital. These digital marketing workshops will cover:

  • A review of the digital marketing process and planning to use digital marketing successfully.
  • Developing great content from the written word to photography and videos to get the most out of any digital channel you choose to generate digital conversations with your relevant audiences.
  • Looking at specific social media channels from beginner to advanced levels – including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • Setting up advertising in social media channels.
  • Advanced techniques and tools including Hootsuite, Tweetdeck and ITTT, social listening and analysing analytics and results.

Pascal Fintoni Masterclass.

Pascal is a trainer and mentor with over 20 years experience in digital marketing and business development. With practical experience gained in a range of sectors, Pascal has unrivalled knowledge of the role of digital marketing in professional and business success. For over a decade, Pascal has been involved with enterprise agencies, councils and universities to support individuals and growing businesses.

Previously the Chief Executive Officer at The Centre for eBusiness, Pascal now runs his own agency specialising in designing and delivering support programmes with a clear focus on content marketing, website conversion, social media marketing, SEO and online reputation.


This unique 2-day training programme is aimed at individuals and decision makers who are new to digital marketing, disappointed by their results to date or perhaps undecided about the many options available today.

  • review your existing digital marketing activities and find out how your current efforts could give you better results
  • compile a 3-month online reputation plan to accelerate results from websites, SEO and social media
  • create better digital content faster using the 3 content creators’ tactics: Diversity – Frequency – Relevancy
  • improve the impact of your website and impress visitors using the ‘Website Experience Reputation Checklist’
  • get better search results and apply simple SEO techniques with the ‘Perfect Google CV’
  • set up your social media profile the right way using the ‘Savvy Social Networker Healthcheck’ and get more followers
  • use the ‘7 Online Hooks’ technique to develop compelling content and headlines to publish on social media platforms
  • find prospects and partners on social media using powerful search techniques in Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook
  • create video content with online tools such as Facebook Live, Periscope, Instagram Stories, and more
  • plan and complete digital marketing tasks even if you do not have a lot of time


The North East Business Support Fund provides funding to allow currently trading, North East based SME's to attend one of a range of free to access workshops.

Location: We are currently only able to support businesses based in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham. Unfortunately, at this stage, we are unable to take applications from businesses based in the Tees Valley.

Previous funding: If you have recieved NEBSF funding from us since September 2015, you will not be eligible for the workshop programme.

Transform your business with a two day masterclass

Choose the region where your business is based to see available dates.


Register your business as an NBSL provider and stay up to date with the latest funding information.

If you provide business support services like marketing, business planning, human resources or financial planning find out how you could register with us to offer a grant of up to £2800 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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