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Digital Drive Champions

Our Digital Champions are experts in their field who have agreed to act as ambassadors for Digital Drive and help our businesses to drive their business forward through their digital adoption journey.  Each of them can offer invaluable help and advice across a range of topics.  

You will often find our champions giving up their time to be a part of one of our Meet the Experts Days, other times they will be presenting at one of our events, and sometimes they will just be in attendance at our events to speak and network with businesses from across County Durham.  

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Kathy Barrett
White Digital

Specialist Areas: Digital Marketing Strategy, SEO, E-Commerce, Website Design. 

Janet Bebb

Janet Bebb

Social Progress

Specialist Areas: Social Media Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Training, Website Design, E-commerce, Email Marketing, Online Meetings and Presentations. 

Ian Brown

Ian Brown

Excelpoint

Specialist Areas: CRM Systems, Digital Tools for Remote Working, Digitalising business processes, Building enterprise scale stand-alone or integrated systems.

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Douglas Dinwiddle

White Digital 

Specialist Areas: Digital Business Growth, Strategic Thinking, Processes and Systems, Business Start Ups. 

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Marco Elsy

Firefly New Media UK

Specialist Areas: Branding, Graphic Design, Website Design, Website UX & UI, Lead Generation, Content Marketing, Paid Social Advertising,  Paid Google Advertising & Business Growth Strategy.

James Fatherley

James Fatherly

Digital HR NorthEast

Specialist Areas: Cloud Accounting, Making Tax Digital, Digital Back Office Systems, Digital Transformation, Online Meetings & Presentations.

Pascal Fintoni

Pascal Fintoni

Specialist Areas: Digital Marketing Strategy and Action Planning, Content Marketing and Content Creation, Video Marketing and Podcasting, Getting your SEO or Social Media back on track.

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Iain Forrest

Forrest Digital Ltd

Specialist Areas: Digital Marketing Strategy, E-Commerce, Google Ads, SEO, International Marketing,Social Media Advertising.

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Donna Hannaby

Accrual Accountancy

Specialist Areas: Cloud Accounting, Making Tax Digital.

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Paul Harper

Paul Harper

ZedComms

Specialist Areas: CRM Systems, Digital Marketing Strategy, SEO, Social Media Marketing, Website Design.

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David Horn

David Horn

Cyberwhite

Specialist Area: Cyber Security.

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Carl Hudson

Omnicom

Specialist Areas: Systems Cyber Security, Network Security Consultancy, Digital Back Office Systems, Digital Tools for Remote Working, Broadband Leases Lines.

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Lisa Johnstone

LJ Digital Media

Specialist Areas: Website Design, Content Creation, Digital Marketing and SEO.

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David Laud

David Laud

i2i Business Solutions

Specialist Areas: Strategic Planning for Digital Projects, Social Media, Podcast Management, Content Creation & Placement, Video Production, Digital Marketing Strategy, App Development.

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Jon Leighton

Jon Leighton

Land Digital Solutions

Specialist Areas: E-commerce and NoCode Solutions.

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Chris Lucarelli

Cal Partners

Specialist Area: Content Creation, SEO, Digital Marketing Strategy, Google Ads, Video Marketing, Social Media Marketing.

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Alistair McLeod

Gray Fox Consulting

Specialist Areas: Big Data for AI, Digital Tools for Remote Working, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, Digital Back Office Systems, CRM Systems, E-commerce.

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Kylie Myers
Omnicom

Specialist Areas: Digital Tools for Remote Working, Cloud Computing and Storage, Remote Backup and Disaster Recovery Processes, Online Safety: Safeguard the welfare and wellbeing of digital users.

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Steven Parker

Causal Effect Ktd

Specialist Areas: Digital Marketing Strategy, E-Commerce, Google Ads, Social Media Marketing, SEO, Video Marketing, Website Design.

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Ian Proctor

Digital Edge

Specialist Areas: Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing Strategy, Website Design. 

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Amy Stockdale

Allies Group

Specialist Area: Online Meetings and Presentations, Video Marketing, Social Media Marketing, E-mail Marketing, SEO, Digital Marketing Strategy, Design and Content Creation.

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Sue Thompson

Catch Design

Specialist Areas: Digital Marketing Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Content Creation, Branding Your Business, Social Media Training and Social Media Auditing. 

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Johnny Woods

Thrive Marketing

Specialist Areas: CRM Systems, Content Creation, Digital Marketing Strategy, Ecommerce, Email Marketing, Google Ads, Personal Branding, Social Media Marketing, Video Marketing, Website Design.

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