Thursday 25th February 2021, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Is your website ready to make an IMPACT?



A new virtual event designed to help you increase your website visibility and attract new customers. 

There is no better or more cost-effective way to advertise your business, the trick through isn't just having a website but having a website that will make an IMPACT. By attending this virtual event you'll learn to:

  • Understand your customer psychological factors that will help boost your site

  • Create engaging website content

  • Get your website to the top of the search rankings

  • Make your website secure

  • Ensure your site if responsive and mobile friendly

  • Make your website memorable

  • plus, much more...

  • Coffee Meeting



    Let's make connections!

    Get to know each other and create new business opportunities. 

    Connect with peers and colleagues in the Meeting Hub for more in-depth one-to-one conversations.

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    Graham Jones

    Internet Psychologist

    Morning Keynote 

    In this session, the Internet Psychologist, Graham Jones will explain how people behave online and what that means for your website. You will discover the FIVE key components of a website that truly engages with people. As a result you will learn exactly what you need in your “toolkit” to produce a website that works and makes you a profit.

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    Helena Hill

    Helena Hill Consulting

    Websites that Wow: What you need to know 

    Does your site have engaging content, calls to action in the right place? Every page on your site has a purpose, Helena will share her tips on website layout, branding and content to ensure that your site is ready to wow. 

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    Kev Strong

    Media Works

    Top Tips for Increasing Your SEO

    Kev is Head of Search at Media Works, during this session he'll share his expertise on the building blocks for SEO, what it is, how you can influence a search engine and how you can increase your search engine rankings. 

  • Meeting



    More connections!

    Get to know each other and create new business opportunities. 

    Connect with peers and colleagues in the Meeting Hub for more in-depth one-to-one conversations

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    Chris Wharton

    Ready Steady Websites

    Lunchtime keynote

    During this session Chris will share his experience on what makes an eye catching website. 

    Chris's professional experience spans over 17 years in web and digital. He's successfully managed, consulted and worked on projects for RBS, Renault, IKEA, Mazda, Worldpay, to name a few. 

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    Laura Mathieson

    Selling Online Support Ltd

    Selling Online Successfully

    Learn how to make sure that your site is fully optimised for selling online, what’s important to your potential buyers and why usability is the key to success.

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    Steven Parker

    Causal Effect 

    Getting to grips with Google Analytics

    During this session Steven will introduce the free web analytics tool and understand how it can help you improve your website, as well as identifying precisely who your web visitors are and how this information can help you accurately. 

  • Group Discussion


    Panel Discussion

    Various Panelists

    From the High Street to the Super Highway

    Liza Johnson, Tea Enthusiasts

    Tony Neville, NEV consultancy

    Naz Hussain, SaveCO online

    Join our guest panelists as they share their experiences of how they adapted their business to an online audience. 

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    Closing Keynote

    Your complete website toolkit & Summary of the day


    Our event host with the most, ​Pascal will be on the virtual stage with us as our very special guest host and closing Keynote Speaker. 



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Thursday 25th February

9.30am - 4.30pm


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10am - 5pm


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Friday 26th February

10am - 11.30am

Digital Drive County Durham

UMi Commercial Limited

Spectrum 6, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7TT

0191 716 0960

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Eligibility for the Digital Drive programme is assessed on a case by case basis in line with ERDF and project eligibility guidance. Your business should be actively trading from an address in County Durham (Durham County Council area) and be classified as an SME (under 250 FTE employees and under €50m turnover). Other eligibility criteria may apply.

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