Events, activities and new services from Ascent Learning

How to attract customers the easy way! Free marketing workshop.

Members of the Go New Forest business community were invited to a free marketing workshop to explore ways of attracting more customers to their New Forest businesses. The workshop was led by Neville Merritt of Ascent Learning and held at the Balmer Lawn Hotel, a GNF member. The audience included a wide range of providers of attractions, activities and accommodation. This workshop was the first of many being planned by

Institute of Directors Panel

On 1st February, IoD Hampshire & IoW launched the NEW Directors Breakfast Panel – How Can IoD the  Help Your Business Grow? This extended version introduced a panel of experts available for Q&A on topics all relating to the IoD 2019 focus on Business Growth. Speakers: 1. Nicky Rudd MCIPR FCIM: opening the debate on marketing and media awareness. 2. Neville Merritt: leading the cause on sales, and the overlap and

Employer brand seminar

Your Employer Brand…what Recruiting can learn from Marketing!

Neville shared his marketing experience at the free seminar on the Employer Brand and Recruiting organised by Enterprise M3 Growth Hub and Runnymede Business Partnership on 29th November. The theme covered the challenges of recruiting in a very competitive job market. Neville spoke about the classic marketing tactics that can be borrowed and used to help “sell” a job role and make it more attractive. Barney Ely, director at Hays Recruitment showed

IoTBuild Conference 2018

Neville Merritt will be on the panel discussing “Education in the workforce” chaired by Matt Hatton, VP Research, Gartner at the IoTBuild 2018 Conference on 13th November at Olympia, London. Further details are here

PT Masterclass at Technopole Portsmouth

PT Masterclass: Get more customers the easy way with this simple formula Thursday, 8th November 2018 from 09:30 to 11:00 at Technopole Portsmouth, United Kingdom Every business needs more customers. To grow, we need even more. But marketing can be expensive and results unpredictable. Sound familiar? It doesn’t have to be like that. You are probably already doing many things to promote your business. With one simple change, you can turn

Video in Marketing Course 30th October

Video is everywhere. Video gets you noticed. Video is a must-have in marketing. No budget for video? Wondering what video to shoot? No problem! You probably have all the technology you need already. Come along to our two half-day sessions to learn: How the professionals make awesome videos with a phone (morning) Secrets to creating marketing content that people want to watch, read and hear (afternoon) Book for either or both sessions and hear

The NEW Marketing Blueprint course launched

After months of development followed by testing and refinement with clients, The NEW Marketing Blueprint on-line course launched on 3rd September. It consists of an on-line course of 9 chapters, personalised virtual support and access to a community of like-minded marketers. The on-line course has 9 videos and 34 downloads of templates, practical exercises and reference documents. Ascent Learning courses are hosted on the Thinkific portal. You can find them

Spelthorne Borough Council Breakfast Briefing

This was our first experience of running a briefing in a restaurant – the pillar was an inconvenience but it didn’t detract from the experience! This was a repeat of the highly successful Employer Branding briefing we ran in Guildford, and again we had great feedback from the audience who found the tips we shared very valuable.

Costello School “Inspire the Future”

Pure Potential and Ascent Learning support the “Inspire the Future” programme providing connection between local schools and the business community. We gave a talk to the pupils at the Costello School in Basingstoke on what job descriptions in recruitment advertising actually mean – so they have a better idea of what roles to apply for.

Portsmouth University Business School Impact Week

As part of our voluntary support for education, we ran a series of workshops and interactive networking sessions at Portsmouth University Business School. The workshops provided guidance for those soon to graduate, to select jobs that most suited their preferences, skills and aspirations. It was received very enthusiastically and we found out later that it was the most popular event on the Impact Week calendar!