Steve delivered a really great quality, full day workshop on the use of LinkedIn and Twitter to Red Cross staff based in Yorkshire. We are now busy making connections with like-minded people and organisations who share our vision, mission and values at the Red Cross. This, we hope, will make for great partnership working in the future.
Senior Partnership and Business Development Manager.
We used Steve to train our sales team in Europe to network with future prospects and customers. I can't praise Steve highly enough. His honesty, integrity and professionalism is excellent which has reflected on our brand becoming more valuable. If you want great brand awareness and sales...use Steve - superb!
Global Business Development Manager
Steve's training content was spot on and entirely tailored to my team's differing levels of knowledge. Even the team's LinkedIn experts were able to learn something new, both for themselves personally and to share with others during our internal training sessions. Steve was adept at switching topics depending on the knowledge and level of questions in the room and equipped the marketing team with enough knowledge to train and enthuse staff at all levels at Buzzacott.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Steve was contracted by me to deliver a LinkedIn and social media career development programme for Year 1 Engineering and Science students at the University. Steve delivered a highly engaging programme, comprising of online video tutorials, prior to and following the 2 lectures he delivered on campus. I was delighted with Steve's entire approach. He was totally committed to helping the students get the most from social media to further their careers and displayed huge empathy with his audience, in a way that I have not experienced from other external trainers and speakers we have engaged with in the past. I would thoroughly recommend Steve and Linked2Success to any educational organisation looking for help with LinkedIn and social media.
Assistant Dean Education Partnerships
The quality of training really was excellent, Steve showed exactly how we could get results selling via LinkedIn. As someone who has worked for a digital marketing agency for 5 years previously, I was shocked how much I didn't know.
Digital Marketing Lead - Go Print 3D
I worked with Steve when he delivered two LinkedIn workshops coaching our staff on how to use LinkedIn as a business development tool to maximise profile and new lead generation. The sessions were very well received and I received some very positive feedback about Steve. Steve tailored the workshops to fit the company and I would highly recommend him.
Business Development Executive
At the National Centre for Early Music we have been using Facebook for some time now but wanted to know how to use it more as a strategic marketing tool. Steve’s session was extremely insightful. We realised that with a slightly different approach we could make real difference to the number of people who viewed our posts and the actions they then took to book tickets. Within weeks of the session we had doubled the number of ‘likes’ to our page and engaged in many different conversations with our audience. We highly recommend Steve and his company and welcomed the opportunity to have some time together as a group focusing on this particular marketing tool.
Marketing Director at The National Centre for Early Music, York
I'm very grateful for the training I received from Steve which covered every aspect I required and more! The training was delivered on an informal one-to-one basis which made it really easy for me to take things at the pace I needed, and individualised the session for my specific goals. The review session one month later also made sure I did my homework! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone needing LinkedIn or social media training - his friendly personality and knowledge of the social media industry makes him the ideal person to go to for any help or training in these areas. Many thanks Steve!
Specialist MSK Physiotherapist & Expert Witness
I hired Steve to talk to the Harrogate and District Law Society about the benefits of LinkedIn for lawyers. Social media is something that the legal profession must embrace and Steve presented an excellent talk on how we can maximise the marketing potential of LinkedIn as a networking resource. Steve pitched the talk at a level which was engaging for those with experience in social media, at the same time as being relevant to those who are beginning to get to grips with social media.
Solicitor, Raworths Solicitors
Steve's training makes perfect sense when using LinkedIn, and has that softly softly approach that I like. Treat people like you would like to be treated. I do not care for the hard sell, and this is where Steve's training sits perfectly. Get people to like you and build a solid customer base. The style of the training in three parts, two afternoons followed by a final catch-up is great as it allows you the chance to ask questions and try things and then get to follow up on issues that may arise in the next meeting.
Disability Access Consultant
In the early days of Linked2Success we worked with the Chartered Management Accountants Martin Greene Ravden, based in Sheffield and London, now MGR Weston Kay Ltd. At the time Yorkshire business woman Jo Haigh was Partner and Head of Corporate Finance.
Social entrepreneurs save £££'s following Linked2Success training.
Oxford Brookes University has engaged Linked2Success a number of times to deliver social media training and on more than one occasion workshops have been delivered to local social entrepreneurs - businesses who are already social media savvy.
Top legal firm rolls out LinkedIn training nationwide.
The objective of this project was to raise the awareness of LinkedIn with fee earning lawyers and business development and marketing team members at Mills & Reeve Solicitors. Over a period of 4 weeks, workshops were presented by Steve Phillip, from Linked2Success and Sharon Bekker, from Mills & Reeve at 5 of the firm's law offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Norwich and Cambridge.
Goldcrest Chemicals brought in Linked2Success to help train their sales and business development team to engage with LinkedIn.
The objective was to learn how to use LinkedIn to generate new business enquiries. Following their first serious piece of content marketing they struck gold. Goldcrest Chemicals are experts in the water and wastewater chemicals sector and by sharing a case study on their website and then posting this on LinkedIn, Sales Director, Neale Hurst first received a profile view from the client and then an enquiry direct to their website.
LinkedIn generates £100K not once, but twice for Intelligent Offsite.
For more than 30 years, Paul Bonaccorsi and his company Intelligent Offsite have provided offsite manufacturing consulting and project management support to companies in the construction industry around the globe. They are also specialists in modular building and bathroom pods.
In the past 8 months, using Facebook Paid Ads, Sandeep Kumar's 5 dental practices have acquired 100 new clients, each spending an average of £3500.
From his first dental practice in 2003, Sandeep Kumar has gone on to establish and own a further 5 'Smile Stylist' Practices in the West Midlands area, all hugely successful businesses, both in the Private and NHS sectors. He is also an advisor to the Heart of Birmingham Primary Care Trust (PCT) and runs one of the largest NHS practices within the PCT.
LinkedIn was directly responsible for landing one of this company's largest clients.
Back in 2011 when Amir Ali, Vice Chairman of the Civil Court Users Association, attended a Linked2Success training workshop, it's fair to say that on the LinkedIn scepticism scale he was a 10. However, in 2010 he became a Director of the High Court Enforcement Group and needed to build a network of new business connections - he decided to use LinkedIn.
Expert coaching on LinkedIn helps create strong network.
Mark Ashton, owner of top one percent-inspired business growth and transformation consultancy, Resolve Gets Results, first met Steve in 2009 during the formative months of Linked2Success.
Export business saves over £60,000 using LinkedIn to find global distributors.
Mark Deere is a successful entrepreneur and has run a number of highly successful businesses. He has also built himself a significant LinkedIn network of more than 13000 1st degree connections, which came in particularly useful when working with one of his clients.
Diane manages the business marketing and communications for Phoenix Business Sales & Consulting, a firm which has a 100% success rate in guiding their clients, who own Health, Social Care and Education sector businesses, through the complex world of business expansion or sale and acquisition.
"Having first met Steve in January 2013, it wasn't long before CCSCollect developed an extremely beneficial working relationship with Linked2Success. From helping to build CCS' brand profile within targeted industry sectors to assisting with social media campaigns and blogging strategies, it has been an absolute pleasure working with Steve and Linked2Success.
Over time, this relationship blossomed and Linked2Success helped us to create more than 1,000 targeted industry connections to market to, via LinkedIn, and using various LinkedIn groups and our company page to maintain, and boost, brand presence. Through regular and researched content marketing, we regularly saw our MD positioned as a top contributor in LinkedIn groups and received excellent engagements with our company page also.
Regular reporting and encouragement from Steve, in particular, ensured that we were continually kept up to date with the progress of Linked2Success' service; this left us with the feeling that we were working in partnership and not simply another client. Going forward, I would highly recommend Steve, and Linked2Success; it has been a pleasure working with them in the outsourcing of social media activity for business development."