Digital Summit September 2019

The clocks strike 8 pm and the last of our guests depart from our office venue going home after their successful evening of networking, so concludes the end of our 2nd ever Warrington Digital Summit. We feel as again we have hosted another successful Digital Summit and have provided great assistance to those who attended; helping them grow their business, skills and networks.

The doors were set to open at 4:30 pm but that’s not to say we didn’t have some overly eager guests making an appearance 15 minutes earlier, this was great as it allowed us to mingle and help them get set up with any and all the promotional material they had brought. All the other guests filtered in slowly within the hour as everybody was getting into the full swing of marketing and networking. The sandwich buffet slowly depleted along with the tasty treats and the wide selection of beverages we had stocked up including hot brews, cool beers and soft drinks. After everybody had gotten enough time to get involved, it was time to move onto our speakers.

Mosaic Digital Media Networking

Mosaic Digital Summit social

Our very own Our Commercial Director, Aidan, kick-started the night with an introduction on the Digital Summit, that highlighted what we are hoping to achieve by hosting these events. The aim of the Digital Summit is to place the emphasis on you, the attendee, to share how your journey has been as an entrepreneur, employee or business owner allowing you to express how digital has helped you along the way or the struggles you have faced. Without further ado, we moved onto our first speaker…

Kirsty James of Colony Networking led the speech with a bit about her humble beginnings, telling us she had her first idea for her company at the age of just 8! A very inspiring talk followed, including some of the issues you may encounter when building up your company along with solutions to circumvent these issues. You may listen to the speech here on our Facebook page and make sure to check out Colony Networking’s upcoming event here.

Kirsty from Colony Networking

Our 2nd speaker was Grant Holden of GH Nutrition, Grant appeared at our last digital summit but this time had the opportunity to speak! He began his talk with his childhood and upbringing giving us a fascinating story on what events led up to him opening his business and what ultimately led him to work with Mosaic to revamp his eCommerce website which you can check out here. His inspirational talk took us on a journey on what it’s like to start up and grow your own business along with anecdotes and learning experiences along with way. You can see his speech on our Facebook page here.

Gran from GH Nutrition Speech

After the talks had finished and the congratulations were given, it was time to wind down the night with a bit more social networking with a side of delicious grub from the buffet. Numbers and business cards were exchanged as our guests made their final goodbyes and headed off homeward bound.

Overall, we feel this Digital Summit was another successful check-in our books and though we did have our concerns we are confident that all our guests left with a smile on their faces. The turnout was less bustling than previous allowing the guests who showed up to build closer relationships with one another without feeling overburdened with the sheer volume of people. Another deviation from the previous Digital Summit was we decided to host this one on a Thursday rather than a Friday (because we all know how we like our Friday’s). Learning from this we have concluded Friday may be the preferred day for our Digital Summits as it allows the guests to stay as late they like knowing the comfort that a weekend follows, they also can have an extra cheeky beer from our beer fridge if they aren’t driving!

More Social Networking

GH Nutrition Pre-Workout tasters

There are definitely plans for another Warrington Digital Summit, so stay tuned as we fine-tune our formula to make the perfect and the best networking summit in Warrington to help small businesses grow. We hope to see you at our next Digital Summit and if you attended this one then a big thank you for showing up. If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see at our next Digital Summit or if you would like to attend please let us know by emailing us at info@mosaicdigitalmedia.co.uk or call us on 01925 563 960.

Opus Diem Launch in Warrington

Carpe Diem has launched a new digital co-working space in the centre of Warrington, Opus Diem. The cosy environment within the Pyramid Arts Centre is complete with co-working spaces, interactive meeting rooms, pods, chill-out spaces and a giant hall, giving the opportunity to entrepreneurs and creative thinkers to share ideas, work together and hold events such as last night’s #OpusOpenHouse.

We at Mosaic Digital Media are looking forward to making use of the new prospect, which will prove to be a great way of pulling together the digital community in Warrington.

 

 

To kick-start the launch of #OpusOpenHouse last night, we had the opportunity to listen to three very different but equally engaging and thought-evoking speakers, each with different values and thoughts to offer.

The first speaker was Ian Carroll from Solutioneers UK, who is dedicated to quantifying and visualising work processes in order to increase productivity in the workplace.

 

 

He began by demonstrating why it is important to improve quality and productivity using a ‘pull’ process rather than the ‘push’ routine which most companies find themselves in.

We are all guilty of leaving a task unfinished before moving onto the next, right? Carroll stated it is essential to only take on a few tasks at a time. He also encourages team members to physically stand up and view the board of work at the beginning of the day, which stimulates team members to communicate more with each other and prioritise which tasks to complete first.

Dr Amy from Hoo Are Yoo was up next – she had us in stitches during her speech. Amy brought to light the psychopathic and narcissistic qualities that you can spot online, using Donald Trump as a very valid example!

 

 

Did you know that 65% of current jobs will not exist in 12 years?  For this reason, it is essential that we make sure kids (who are dead set on being vloggers nowadays!) are equipped for the digital shift, which has already started. This means introducing new curriculum, such as coding, into schools.

Using Lego, Gareth from the Creative Hut exemplified that creativity and innovation declines with age, stressing that we must connect with our inner child in order to allow the creativity to flow in our working environment. The simple task of making a duck out of Lego brought to light the numerous ways in which one process can be accomplished, validating that it is important not to block your creativity or give in to the temptation of following the crowd.

 

 

The launch of Opus is a game-changer for Warrington. The new space allows for different thinkers – such as the three individual influencers who spoke at last night’s launch – to be able to share their ideas and collaborate with each other.  At the heart of Warrington and in the midst of the growing Cultural Quarter, the space is also a great way of encouraging Warrington to support local businesses – perfectly illustrated by the home distilled gin that we were served by 3 Pugs Gin as the event came to a finish.

As a full-service digital agency who are able to provide innovative Web Design, SEO, eCommerce and effective social media campaigns we are very excited to join forces with the digital community and be part of the exciting wider digital movement in Warrington!