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E3 Finalists

E3 Awards 2014In 2014, I was pleased to learn that Junior Chefs' Academy - Britain's leading specialist provider of food education workshops for primary age children - had been named as a finalist in the E3 Business Awards. It was shortlisted for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

To find out more about the company, please visit www.juniorchefsacademy.co.uk.

Another notable finalist was another of my clients - the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing, which went on to win the Social Enterprise of the Year Award.

The Forum is a pioneering organisation that promotes greater engagement between public sector health providers and people from minority ethnic communities. It hosts a programme of annual health melas, which now take place in towns and cities across the North West.

More information about its work can be found at www.nfhw.org.uk.

E3 Awards 2014

2013 year marked the launch of the E3 Business Awards - a programme designed to celebrate entrepreneurs, businesses, social enterprises and other organisations that have made significant strides in the fields of enterprise, education and employment (E3).

2013 E3 AwardsThe 2013 event was a pronounced success, with over 700 delegates attending the awards dinner and celebrating the achievements of businesses from all over the North West.

In 2014, I was pleased to work once again with the hosts, 1 Events Media, planning the activity that would see the E3 Awards raised to even loftier heights. Work included new brochures, a new video and media relations work.

The E3 Business Awards took place on Thursday 18th September at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton.

Continuing Internet Projects

Many of my clients have been investing increasingly heavily in web-based marketing platforms. Partly, this has been in response to changes in Google's algorithms and partly it has been driven by a simple desire for profitable growth.

The Cabuchon websiteIn the case of the Lancaster based luxury bath manufacturer, Cabuchon Bathforms, the company has seen a massive increase in internet activity lately, and this has manifested itself in a fast-growing number of enquiries and orders. Towards the end of last year, this prompted a decision to intensify online marketing activities, most notably with regard to a suite of website changes and the appointment of an internet marketing specialist. Working together on new website content, blog posts, photographs and supporting initiatives, we have seen a sharp rise in traffic and a corresponding surge in enquiries.

There's a similar story at KQF, where I've also been helping to launch and promote the company's new online food store. Through a combination of new content-writing, blogging and structural changes, the site rose steadily through the search engine rankings and began to dominate its market sector within just a few months.

Meanwhile, in readiness for a new diversification strategy at the building and energy efficiency specialist, Sustainable Group (UK), I began working with the interestingly-named WD4T ("Website Design 4 Traffic") to develop a strategy for building a major new site.

More generally, the last few months have witnessed a steady increase in website projects; blogging for Junior Chefs' Academy, content-writing for a new engineering website, producing newsletters for Suave Aerial Photographers and photographic work for a variety of other clients' sites.

Finally, as you can read below, I also launched my own private photo blog, which I continue to update on a regular basis.

Photo Blog

photo of lakePhotography often features in my professional life but, in my private life, too, I seldom leave home without a camera. Consequently, rather than leave my collections to gather metaphorical dust on a computer hard drive, I thought I'd create an online gallery of some of my recent travels. You can view it here.

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