Catch Design Management
Catch Design Management is a small design and marketing consultancy providing social media strategy, support and content writing and design and marketing consultancy services.
We first met the owner Sue Thompson back in early 2019 where we learnt all about her move to the Terry Dicken Business Park. We decided it was time to catch up and find out what’s new in her world.
Giving businesses a Digital Advantage
When we last spoke Sue had just started delivering social media training in conjunction with Coventry University. The programme was really successful and following great feedback from the delegates she’s been selected to continue for a further 3 years.
“It’s hard for small business owners to manage their business and find the time to effectively plan and manage their social media marketing. The Digital Advantage courses have been designed with these small business owners in mind. During the course we look at the most popular social media channels and then look at setting objectives and planning effective content. Each delegate leaves the training with a plan and helpful documents. There’s also a private Facebook group for delegates to join afterwards so they can share best practice.”
Face-to-face or virtual? – the choice is yours
Like most folk, during lockdown Sue kept working, supporting clients virtually.
“It’s really important to keep your communication going especially during times of crisis. During the lockdown I was there to support my clients and help them to reassure their customers. Like many businesses I am back in my office now and can safely see clients here. I am also training small groups from our boardroom in a socially distanced and safe way. I’m lucky to be able to offer both face to face and virtual meetings so I can adapt to what my clients prefer.”
Zoom – My new best friend!
Like many people this year, Sue has become an expert in the virtual meeting platform, Zoom. She was recently asked to virtually speak at the Digital Women conference. Digital Women is a community set up to share and develop the digital skills of women in business.
“My focus for this session was Google My Business, which is a great tool for small businesses. I was pleased to see that over 450 women had registered to watch my session and I was online for live chat on Zoom to answer questions. It went down really well.”
It’s good to be back on the park
Keeping the business going virtually was a blessing but Sue is definitely pleased to be back in her cosy office on the Terry Dicken Business Park.
“It’s great to be back on the park. It gives me such a boost seeing the car park busy and it’s hugely helpful for my mental health to be back in the heart of a buoyant business community. A quick chat with the other tenants gives me a huge boost. We have a great community here and there are so many businesses to work with or get services from.”
So there you have it. Even the most digital of businesses thrives when given the opportunity to be part of a community. That’s what makes the Terry Dicken Business Park so special.
Sue works with businesses from a variety of sectors and particularly enjoys being able to support start ups. So if you need help or if you’d just like to practise your Zoom wave, you can find Catch Design Management at office 19, Unit 2 Roseberry Court, Ellerbeck Way, Terry Dicken Business Park, TS9 5QT
Or if you want to find out why Sue earned the nickname “Mary Poppins” you can read our previous feature here