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Silent Auction in Full Swing Ahead of GBCC Awards Evening

Silent Auction in Full Swing Ahead of GBCC Awards Evening

The Silent Auction is live online NOW! Click HERE to view the splendid array of luxury items and experiences up for auction.

Excitement continues to build this week ahead of The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) Annual Dinner and Awards Evening taking place this Thursday 19th April. The event, which is recognised as one of the most prestigious awards evenings within the region, will be held at the ICC, Birmingham.

It will include a Silent Auction fundraising activity in aid of Acorn’s Children’s Hospice, the 2018 nominated charity of GBCC President Paul Kehoe CBE.  2018 marks a major milestone for the Midlands charity who have been providing vital care for life limited and life threatened children, combined with support for their families for 30 years.

The sell-out event will attract over 1,200 guests from businesses across the Greater Birmingham area.  Proceedings get underway with a networking drinks reception at 6pm before handing over to this year’s host, acclaimed actor, Stephen Mangan.

The fundraising silent auction is to be staged by The Silent Auction Events Company which is a sister company to hospitality specialists, Eventmasters, both of whom are Birmingham-based.

Staged throughout the course of the evening, the auction boasts an impressive array of luxury items, signed memorabilia and hospitality experiences. Eventmasters will provide options for a number of enticing sports & concert hospitality packages from its extensive inventory.

If you would like to partake in the silent auction event, even if you are not attending the awards dinner, you now have the option to bid online for the first time in advance.  Soar Enterprises Online have worked with The Silent Auction Events Company to develop an online bidding platform, any bids placed online will be taken into consideration as part of the overall bidding process on the evening.

A full auction list can be found on the Silent Auction Events Company website here.

If your bid is successful you will be notified on Friday 20th April. The auction will close during the awards evening of Thursday 19th April at approximately 10pm.

Soar, BMS Corporate & Word of Mouth

Soar, BMS Corporate & Word of Mouth

Soar, BMS Corporate & Word of MouthWe teamed up earlier this month with fellow Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce member, BMS Corporate Ltd, to help them build their online presence and generate business on the web after their negative experience with another online marketing firm. Not only did we do a fantastic job for them (if we do say so ourselves!) but they have returned the favour by way of referring valuable business opportunities our way.

Based a stones-throw away from us in St Pauls Square, British Military Security Corporate Ltd are event security specialists, providing event and venue security, close protection, manned guarding and surveillance services for high profile clients. Their clients include The NEC, O2 Arena, Liverpool Echo Arena, Glastonbury festivals and they are the preferred security partner for British Athletics. We looked to take their prestige and experience and harness it in an online format to help boost their client base even further.

Our Head of SEO, Simon Foster, said “They needed urgent help. We built them a completely new website and it was live in a little over a week. We have the experience and we can respond fast.

“It was a pleasure to work with BMS Corporate Ltd. The website had to represent the business in the right way as a professional operation with a good reputation for delivering their services.

“BMS Corporate Ltd have already recommended us to a number of their associates which just shows that if you do a good job and deliver the best results for other Chambers members the word does spread quickly.”

Bruce Thomas, of BMS Corporate Ltd, said: “We approached Soar Online with some anxiety given our previous unsatisfactory experience of the web sector.

“But they did the business for us, it is a great site and we are very happy.

“Soar Online has won the contract with us, we are introducing them to our contacts, and already their hard work is paying off as our enquiries rise, a win-win situation.

“We are so pleased to work with a fellow Chambers member who is as professional as we are.”

It just goes to show that word of mouth is an extremely powerful marketing tool that remains relevant no matter how the online landscape adapts and changes. Through our introduction to BMS Corporate Ltd alone, we have seen a number of new, highly valuable clients by way of referral.

Google Birmingham Digital Garage Review

Google Birmingham Digital Garage Review

Being a Digital Marketing professional in Birmingham, I must say I was delighted to see the Google Digital Garage open a pop-up store in the City Centre.

For those of you that don’t know, in 2015 the ‘Digital Garage’ was launched by Google offering free courses and qualifications for people that wanted to advance their skills in the Digital Marketing industry. The courses cover a wide range of topics including Social Media, Coding, Starting a Business and more.

Back in 2016 I was made aware of the Digital Garage by a colleague of mine, I instantly looked it up online. I was immediately impressed with the courses that were on offer, I actually ended up completing their ‘Digital Marketing Fundamentals’ qualification. After hours of tutorial videos and research I passed the final exam with a score of 46/50.

Over the last couple of weeks I have seen numerous tweets, articles and publications from Birmingham companies recommending the Digital Garage, so, I decided to sign up for the ‘Social Media Strategy’ course to see it all for myself…

Upon entering the pop-up shop I was really impressed with the space/set up. The walls were covered Google branding, facts, stats and case studies. One fact in particular really caught my attention, it said: “In 2017, over 90% of jobs require some form of digital skills, yet 12.6M people don’t have the basic digital skills necessary for work”.

For our course we had two tutors; Gori & Pete. Both of them were very ‘clued up’ on Social Media and even gave a couple of insights into how Google rank a business’ Social Media engagement for SEO factors. We covered all aspects of Social Media Strategy including setting targets, which platforms to use, paid advertising, hashtags, engagement and much more.

See below a few examples of the topics we covered:Google Birmingham Digital Garage Review

To download the PowerPoint presentation FOR FREE follow the linkgoo.gl/akRcdd

Overall I really enjoyed the session, there was plenty of useful information and the staff couldn’t do enough to help you out and even took questions at the end. Not only that, but now that I have completed the course I qualify for a 45 minute 1to1 session with an expert!

I would highly recommend the Digital Garage, have a look at the courses available and find time to attend, not just Digital Marketers, business owners and ‘tech savvy’ people… EVERYBODY should want to learn and advance their digital skills. Whether you are already skilled in the industry or completely new, this is the perfect place to get all the basic skills.

Having digital skills is so important in today’s world even the most basic things in life have now integrated with technology e.g. grocery shopping, ordering a taxi, paying for your parking ticket, ordering a takeaway… you name it, there is probably an app for it!

Once you have your basic skills in place, companies like ourselves can offer specialist advice and training courses on the more in-depth skills. If you are a business owner it is vitally important for you to understand how Digital strategies can affect your business, good and bad.

The Google Digital Garage will be open for the next 6 months, you can either book a course online using the link below or pop into the shop; 134B New St, Birmingham, B2 4NS, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Link: https://events.withgoogle.com/birmingham-garage/#content

Might Bite In Search Of Cheltenham Festival Glory

Might Bite In Search Of Cheltenham Festival Glory

After his stunning success in the Soar Enterprises Online Ltd Novices’ Chase, Nicky Henderson’s Might Bite is preparing for glory at the Cheltenham Festival 2017 – which begins on Tuesday 14th March.

The RSA Chase favourite completed his preparations for the Festival, with a runaway success in our sponsored race at Doncaster in February. The race only attracted three runners, but there was little doubt of Might Bite’s superiority with a spectacular round of jumping securing a comfortable victory.

Now the eight-year-old will head to the Grade One RSA Chase on Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day as the 7/2 favourite and surely has a huge chance of providing his connections with a big race win.

Denise Sheasby Managing Director of Soar Online and our sister company Eventmasters said: “It was great to see Might Bite win at Doncaster and it would be fantastic for his owners if he went to the Festival and won again.

“We have experience the highs of success at Cheltenham and it would be brilliant if The Knot Again Partnership could experience that same feeling this year – there really is nothing like it!”

We have got everything crossed for Might Bite and The Knot Again Partnership – here’s hoping he will come storming up the famous Cheltenham hill next Wednesday!

 

Soar Online Confirm Expo Winner 2017

Soar Online Confirm Expo Winner 2017

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Spring Expo 2017 held on Friday at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre was a huge success.

Over 80 companies used the event to showcase their products and services and with 100’s of delegates in attendance it was a great opportunity for Soar Online and our sister company Eventmasters to network with businesses from the West Midlands region and beyond.

Denise Sheasby Director of both Soar Online and Eventmasters said: “The expo gave us the opportunity to network with some great businesses from the Midlands. It was our first year at the event and we really enjoyed it. We will be back next year!”

Thank you to everyone that took time to visit our stand during the day.

Eventmasters and Soar Online are delighted to confirm that the business card draw was won by Cerise Carroll (Costco Wholesale) very many congratulations.

Our thanks go to Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive of GBCC, for making the draw yesterday afternoon at the Chamber offices.

We look forward to seeing Cerise again next Thursday when she will enjoy two full hospitality places within our superb Venue facility at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival 2017 – the four day Olympics of jump racing gets underway in less than a week on Tuesday 14th March.

For further details on the Cheltenham Festival 2017 please follow the link.

Soar Online To Sponsor England Rugby International Hospitality at Twickenham Stoop

Soar Online To Sponsor England Rugby International Hospitality at Twickenham Stoop

Soar Online are delighted to be sponsoring the England v Australia rugby hospitality event at the Twickenham Stoop hosted by our sister company – Eventmasters.

This international clash is one of the biggest events in the recent history of English Rugby as Eddie Jones and his side look to equal their best ever winning streak of 14 games – set by the World Cup winning side of 2003.

The public interest in the England Rugby team has continued to grow in recent months, after the Six Nations Grand Slam success along with series whitewash of Australia in the summer.

Hosted at the Twickenham Stoop, the home of Harlequins Rugby, this event will provide first-class corporate hospitality to businesses entertaining their valued clients and guests.

Soar Online & Eventmasters Managing Director, Denise Sheasby said: “It’s fantastic to see the two companies working closely together.

“This is one of our biggest events in 2016. The game promises to be a great spectacle and we are delighted that Soar are in a position to sponsor an event of this size and importance.

“The Twickenham Stoop is one of the most recognisable rugby venues in the UK and will provide Soar with some brilliant brand exposure.”

We can’t wait to be at Twickenham – come on England!

Welcome to Soar Online

Welcome to Soar Online

Welcome to Soar Online the brand new digital marketing agency providing businesses throughout the UK with all the benefits of the finest SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) techniques along with web design and web development services

Soar Online is a sister company to one of the UK’s leading corporate hospitality specialists, Eventmasters LTD, who have been at the forefront of the hospitality industry for the past 30-years.

After one of the most successful periods in the history of the company, we took the decision in conjunction with the directors of Eventmasters LTD to offer our professional services to businesses throughout the UK.

Launching in July 2016 we will be bringing together a team of experts in the fields of SEO, web design and web development; we are aiming to promote your website and give you the tools to get you Soaring up the search engines and increase your website traffic.

If you are top of the results pages you will see huge volumes of traffic (visitors) coming to your website. This traffic brings new enquiries, this creates new customers and sales. The benefits are there for you to enjoy and we have the expertise and techniques to make this happen.

‘You will enjoy a significant return on investment, SEO is without doubt the best single investment you can make in your business development.’

As a starting point we are offering free website analysis to all prospective clients. All you need to do is enter your email address and website address. On our website we will then run a full analysis and contact you and discuss all the results in detail, these will include:

  • Information On Current Rankings And Traffic
  • Comparison To Leading 3 Competitors
  • Show Potential Increase In Traffic And Revenue Available

Unlike many of the other digital marketing agencies we promise our clients complete transparency; we want you to see what we are doing and how we are doing it.

We are also aware of the need for directors to know and understand what is being done on their behalf. As a director or business owner you should know what tasks need to be done and how in order to monitor it.  We believe in education and transparency and we offer cutting edge educational courses specific to each of the services we offer.

We are also completely based in the UK meaning there are no time-differences or difficulties in contacting us at any time with a dedicated professional team of UK based support personnel who are experienced, knowledgeable and extremely helpful.

We are proud to offer a wide-range of services all performed to the highest standards including the following:

  • Free website analysis
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Pay Per Click Internet Advertising
  • Social Media Marketing
  • SMS Mobile Marketing
  • Email Marketing

  • Website Design
  • Lead Generation
  • Google Advertising
  • Google Marketing
  • Internet Advertising
  • Internet Marketing
  • Link Building

  • Copywriting
  • Content Marketing
  • Video Marketing
  • Conversion Rate Optimisation
  • Regular Reporting
  • Regular Ranking Reports
  • 24/7 Customer Support

We believe that much in the services we will provide that we offer a no-results, no-charge policy to all of our clients. Remember we are totally based in the UK. We are totally transparent. And we offer the best results in this competitive industry. This feel good factor is a key part of what we do.Our wide range of education courses and training programmes offer you the chance to gain hands-on experience of how to manage your website properly and ensure that you can enjoy all the benefits.

We have the industry leading staff with over 30 years of experience at the highest level, providing you with their expertise.

Contact us at Soar Online and see how we can help you. Once you talk with us it will become apparent very quickly that we know exactly how to help.