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What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – Social Media Consultancy Limited, County Durham

October 7, 2013

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SMC 220213-10The Social Media Consultancy Limited was formed in January 2012 by Jayson Gurney, after spending 12 months successfully organising and host 3 regional monthly Social Media Cafes in Darlington, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle through his IT business, SOHO IT Solutions.

The main aim of the Social Media Cafes was to help small business owners, managers and non-profit group members to embrace Social Media in an open and friendly networking environment.  Jayson appreciated the need for free professional advice, guidance and support – all the regional Social Media Cafes, of which there are now 5 – Darlington, Durham, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Hartlepool still offer FREE support.

The business has gone from strength to strength – it now offers affordable hands-on training workshops to help business owners gain the skills to manage their own Social Media presence.  In addition to this it has established two monthly Support Groups, again aimed at helping business embrace social media to promote their products and services.

Late in 2012, Jayson received an unexpected phone call from HootSuite inviting him to become a Partner. Several months later, The Social Media Consultancy becomes an official HootSuite Pro partner – strengthening their skills within the Social Media market.

Once again, The Social Media Consultancy have been nominated for a “What’s On 4 Me Award”, last year we made the finals, but 2012 was not our year.  Hopefully, 2013 will be our year as we have been nominated for two categories.

  • Best Hobby to Business Support
  • Best Socialising, Networking or Support Group

We are delighted to have been nominated and would like to thank everyone for their loyal support.

Jayson Gurney, Managing Director

The Social Media Consultancy has been nominated in the following two categories Best Hobby to Business Support and Best Socialising, Networking or Support Group. To vote for The Social Media Consultancy please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

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What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – Make Scents, Hartlepool

August 23, 2013

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Make Scents’ first shop was opened after a yearning to provide space for UK crafters to showcase products and also to provide local children with something to do.  Almost 18 months on, things have grown slightly and we now have two shops in which we provide space and support to UK crafters as well as playing host to the most fantastic children’s parties, ladies groups, workshops, short courses and so much more.

Make ScentsAdults can come along and learn basic craft skills, children can come along and create their own bath bombs, lip balms and even soaps and everything we do is aimed at all ages.

We visit groups and clubs doing demonstrations for those less able to make their own and also run community workshops making sure we engage with as many people as is possible.

Our children’s based events are very popular and our workshops, parties and kids club are usually booked up well in advance and we have even had some great blogs written about our parties and events. The most recent being a blog by a well known children’s party supplies company – which we’re particularly proud of as it was the result of the company asking their customers to nominate their best kids party experiences and I was amazed that Make Scents kid’s parties had an entire blog dedicated to just them!

I hope to build on this by winning the What’s On 4 Me Award for the Best Music, Arts or Craft Activities or Events Provider category and it would be amazing to achieve this!

On a final note, I’d like to say good luck to everyone who is the Voting Stage, we all deserve it!

H x

Make Scents has been nominated in the category Best Music, Arts or Craft Activities or Events Provider. To vote for Make Scents please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

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What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – Kev’s Klub, Hartlepool, Co Durham

August 21, 2013

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Kev’s Klub was established in September 2005 by Project Managers Kevin and Allison McLean.  Kev’s Klub is a non-profit organisation that has been running for over seven years. They help young people over 17 years old with special needs, and their family members and carers. They give advice on practical things such as healthy eating, benefits and lifestyle choices, as well as fun, social and educational activities.

Hello my name is Allison, me and my husband Kevin have both worked in the care sector since 1999 giving us a good insight into what we think clients and carer’s need to socialise.

Kev's KlubKevin is a full time Senior Social Care Support Worker for a large Care company which is based all over the UK, with an office based in Hartlepool. Kevin is a father of 4 and grandfather to 4 wonderful children. I used to be an Activities Coordinator in an Elderly Residential Home in the town, but I had to retire due to a mobility disability. I am a mother of 2 so now have 6 between us; so as you can imagine Christmas is very busy. We live locally with my youngest daughter and Tilly the daft dog border collie.

Kev’s Klub was born through a lack of things to do on a Evening in Hartlepool.  We got the idea of a club because we felt there is very little to do in Hartlepool on a budget. Kev’s Klub is not a club to do things but a club to socialise and relax.

Kev’s Klub is Self Sufficient none profit voluntary group that does not rely on funding, we are not backed by any governing group or company, all monies raised each week goes back into the club the following week.

The centre is disabled friendly with facilities on ground level and a disabled toilet. Activities now include a variety of things to do for instance we have indoor bowls, pool, bingo, table games, dominoes, art and crafts.

You can either come along on your own or with your carer depending on your needs.

We offer all our carers the chance to relax by giving them free access to a Reiki session from a fully qualified Reili Master.

We open 1 night a week every Wednesday 6pm-9pm based in a small community centre within Hartlepool.

We recently won an Community Achievement Award – from our local Housing Group called Vela. We were totally over whelmed by this award to know that after 7 years we are finally been recognised within the community. The nominations were for a single person or group who go beyond the call of duty in helping others, whether that be the young, old or disabled people or who have improved the area in which they live

To find out that we have been nominated for a What’s On 4 Me Award is just so amazing, and that we have made it into the Voting stage is just so wonderful.  To think people actually believe in our little club is just out of this world! We would like to thank everyone for voting for us so far and wish that after reading my little story others will feel the need to vote for us too………

We have been nominated in 3 catergories

1) Best Community Fund Raising Group or Charity Group

2) Best Relaxation, Retreat or Getaway Provider

3) Best Socialising, Networking or Support Group

To vote for Kev’s Klub please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

For more information about us please look at our web page www.kevsklub.webs.com or check us out on facebook.

Thank you for reading my blog,

Allison x

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