Harness the power of social media to reach a
 global audience

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network, but finding opportunities that actually convert into sales can prove challenging and time-consuming for many businesses.

This hands-on workshop is designed to help you take LinkedIn and your other social media platforms to the next level and connect with new customers overseas.

Social Media is rapidly becoming a critical element of any modern business plan. If you don't engage with your customers over social media, your competitors will. Join us and the Department for International Trade to discover how to engage your audience, position yourself ahead of the competition and drive more traffic to your online channels.

What will you learn?

  • Developing a social media strategy
  • Understanding your customers and target market on social media
  • Building your online community and scoping out key priorities
  • Creating content for major social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Key social media management tools to help you manage your resources effectively
  • How to build an advanced LinkedIn profile
  • How to maximise your LinkedIn company
  • Strategies & techniques used to engage with influencers


Event Trainers

Simon Badman
Social Media & Content Marketing Expert Trainer - SocialB

  • Simon Badman is a professional social media trainer with 25 years’ experience across marketing, digital and training
  • Simon is a Partner and Trainer at SocialB, where he has spent the last 7 years coaching a range of businesses
  • SocialB are international award-winning digital marketing and social media experts delivering exceptional results for clients in the UK and overseas
  • Since 2008, SocialB have been supporting clients to grow their businesses online by managing and executing strategic digital marketing and social media campaigns

Mark Williams
LinkedIn Trainer aka 'Mr LinkedIn' - ETN LinkedIn Training

  • Following a career spanning 20 years in the recruitment industry, Mark set up ETN LinkedIn Training in 2008
  • Since 2008 he has trained thousands of LinkedIn users from a diverse range of industries and roles
  • He is also an accomplished keynote speaker, author and award winning podcaster with his popular weekly show ‘LinkedInformed’
  • Mark’s passion for his niche subject shines through as he enthusiastically demonstrates why LinkedIn is such a key business tool

Who is this event for?

To be eligible for this event, businesses must be:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as defined here.
  • Based in one of the following counties: Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Surrey, Berkshire, East Sussex or West Sussex.
  • Already be selling overseas

Please note this Masterclass is strictly limited to 20 places and ONE delegate per company.

What's next?

To secure your place for Tuesday, 3 March in Slough, simply click the Apply here button on this page.  

This event is free to attend and expected to fill-fast. We recommend applying quickly.


   Extremely useful information, lots of detail, lots to learn and take onboard going forward. Can't wait to start putting into practice.

- Michelle, LinkedIn Live Training in September 2019


The Export Masterclass Series 

This free four-part masterclass series offers essential insights, guidance and practical advice for SMEs in the South of England who are looking to grow internationally. It covers elements that are crucial for successful international trade:

  • Researching and Selecting Overseas Markets
  • Export Pricing in International Markets
  • Managing Overseas Agents & Distributors
  • LinkedIn & Social Media for International Trade

To view upcoming dates and locations (limit of two Masterclasses per company), visit:

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This event is planned and delivered by Newable Limited in partnership with Department for International Trade (DIT), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Solent LEP, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP and Coast to Capital LEP.

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