Working Digital 2018

Worksmart are delighted to be announced as Principal Sponsors for Working Digital 2018 – Engaging the Digital Customer. http://www.workingdigital.co.uk/

Working Digital is a unique digital technology and social media event involving industry leaders, key thinkers and future business stars. Providing live presentations and workshops, along with original digital content, Working Digital is a free platform, exclusive to East Ayrshire and suitable for all Scottish businesses from High Street Retailers to Online Entrepreneurs

The event will be held on the 21st and 22nd March, at the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock. Organised by NS Design and East Ayrshire Council, it will give all businesses a chance to learn and improve how to best market themselves on Social Media. It will be attended by a wide variety of businesses throughout Ayrshire, in all sectors of industry.

There is already a host of excellent speakers already announced, from a variety of organisations. Alan Stewart from Ofcom presents compelling insight into how 3-15 year olds are spending their time. The devices they use, how they interact and where they go for information and entertainment. Understanding the next generation will give your business a valuable edge. 21% of 3-4 year olds have their own tablet – 77% of 12-15 year olds spend an average of 12 hours a week playing video games and the same age group says they’d turn to YouTube first for any content that was important to them.

Helena Langdon from the well know brand Innocent will explain how innocent has always been a social brand, even before Facebook existed, and will illustrate the many ways innocent has placed its drinkers firmly at the heart of its business, showing how a willingness to communicate openly and naturally with the people who buy your stuff has proved invaluable to innocent’s digital success. It will also show you how to make a stapler go viral. So it’s worth coming along for that, if nothing else.

This event will bring many benefits to Worksmart. Firstly, it will allow us to show our brand to a large Ayrshire audience, and give everyone more knowledge of our fit-out and refurbishment services. Secondly, it will allow us to build new networks with likeminded Ayrshire businesses, as well as strengthen existing relationships. Finally, we will be able to gain a huge amount of knowledge from the excellent speakers, meaning we can give you lots of exciting content in the future.

The whole team here at Worksmart can’t wait for Working Digital, which promises to be an excellent two evenings in Kilmarnock. We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible, and we can’t wait to share some more exciting announcements with you all. To find out more and book your tickets, visit http://www.workingdigital.co.uk/.

Keep your eyes on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for more information in the coming weeks.

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A Coffee and a Chat with… Brian Henderson, Contracts Manager

The team here at Worksmart is always expanding, and we have taken on several members of staff in recent months. Our most recent addition is Brian Henderson, who recently sat down with Kieran to talk about his role in the company.

KJ: Hi Brian, how have you enjoyed your time at Worksmart so far?

BH: I have thoroughly enjoyed my first couple of months here, having already been Contract Manager on several fit-out and refurbishment projects. This has taken me the length of breadth of the country, from Livingston to Manchester.

KJ: What does your position at Worksmart involve?

BH: This requires me to lead projects we are carrying out, which can involve a variety of services. I will be charged with ensuring that each project has enough materials and labour to be carried out effectively. For example, I am currently the Contract Manager of two office refurbishments in Glasgow, which both happen to be next door to each other.

KJ: What does a typical day look like for you?

BH: Due to the immense variety of this position, there is rarely a typical day. I could be in the office preparing job files and ordering materials, or out on various sites throughout the UK. Due to the variety of fit-out and refurbishment projects I manage, it is important to have strong relationships with suppliers. In addition to this, I aim to ensure that I have a good relationships with my clients.

KJ: You were originally a joiner, who then retrained to become a project manager. What benefits do you think this has brought?

BH: Due to having on-site experience, I feel I therefore have a greater understanding of what makes an excellent fit-out or refurbishment. Having worked with several of the materials being used on these projects, I can therefore help to ensure that all works are completed to the highest standards. I also feels it allows me to better manage my team, due to having experience of how long each part of a fit-out or refurbishment can take. A knowledge and understanding of other trades, as well as strong working relationship, has allowed me to work effectively with various sub-contractors.

KJ: Outside of Worksmart, what do you like to do with your free-time?

BH: I enjoy going walking as often as I possibly can, which helps to clear my mind after a long day at work. Also, I love going out for meals with my family at the weekend, as well as visiting the cinema whenever I can. I particularly enjoy spending time with my kids.

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