Whatever marketing challenges you’re facing right now, we would love to talk to you about it.
Building a small business can be a challenge… I’ve learned that the hard way over the last 20 years.
My experience means I know a lot of things, most importantly how to build a business on strong foundations.
I’ve surrounded myself with a team of skilled people along the way so now I’m helping ambitious business owners like you benefit from all of my mistakes… so you don’t have to make them for yourself.
Launch North West works by plugging you into our huge network of businesses, partners and support organisations, meaning we can help small businesses punch above their weight and get more out of the time and resources they invest in their business.
Your success often depends on being seen by the people who count – new customers, partners and investors.
I can help with that.
Wigan Vice President of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and and forward board member of the GMCC Business Group.
Mentor on the FreelanceHER100 program.
Media Cubs Leader. Broadcasting Confidence one mini reporter at a time.
My job is to help businesses do better marketing.
If you don’t understand your customer’s motivations, your business goals, or your organisation’s capabilities to achieve these, chances are you’re not getting the results you deserve.
This is where I come in.
Ever heard the saying ‘The customer is always right’? Well, I believe in doing what’s right for the customer, so I won’t recommend anything I don’t think you need to succeed.
Not all marketing tactics will work for everyone, it’s all about finding what works for you and doing more of that.
As Creative Director, I’ll also make sure you look good whilst doing it.
Being a working mum of three and co-owner of the business, I know first-hand how it feels to be where you are now. So, whether you need some guidance on what to do next or are looking to outsource your marketing activity to someone who knows how, I can help.
Strategic thinking, eye for design, customer service, and sarcasm.
IDM Certificate in Digital and Data Driven Marketing.
BA (Hons) Degree in Digital Marketing (Final year UCLAN).
I’m the newest member of the team. I met Nichola back in 2017. I’d just started my first business as a concierge after completing a diploma in event management, so I always made sure I was available as an extra pair of hands.
I started my career with the Royal Navy and in 2011 I was guarding the beaches onboard the HMS Liverpool in Libya. This taught me the value of people working together. Your colleagues become your family and that’s where my values lie. I want to see everyone succeed in life.
I like routine, I am super organised, and I thrive on helping others.
After leaving the Navy to have my two children I put my 13 years of customer service to good use by becoming a serial networker then setting up my own business which I ran for 3 ½ years before joining Launch NW.
I am now studying for my Degree in Cyber Security and wondering if my gun training will be useful in the future.
Not many businesses can say they have a sniper on the team. 🙂
Excellent organiser, team player, customer service, and Sniper.
Jo earns her IDM qualification in Data and Digital Marketing.
Rebrand & Relaunch of Launch North West.
The Pandemic Pivot
The day the Global Pandemic officially hit the UK and the point where we knew we had to rebrand and pivot our business.
The First Launch Learning Event Is Hosted At Launch Events HQ
Nichola Announced As Wigan VP Of The GM Chamber Of Commerce
Leigh Business Expo Takeover
Launch Events officially take over running Leigh Business Expo on its 5th Birthday.
Wigan Networking Launch
Based on the success of our Leigh networking group, and feedback from attendees, we launched a second monthly meeting based in Wigan.
Jo Starts Her Digital Marketing Degree At UCLAN
The Wigan Business Awards
Nichola judges The Wigan Business Awards for the first time.
Digital Marketing Roadshow Preston
Launch Events Corporate Rebrand
Launch Events rebrand away from artisan events to corporate exhibitions and conferences.
Finalist For ‘Small Business Of The Year’
Finalist for ‘Small Business of the Year’ at the Eva Awards in Blackpool.
Digital Marketing Roadshow Wigan
Jo Officially Joins The Business Full Time!
Digital Marketing Roadshow Kicks Off
The Digital Marketing Roadshow launches in Blackpool with stops at Wigan and Preston planned during 2017.
Head and Neck Cancer Conference
Media City Expo Is Launched
Blackpool Expo Relaunch
The relaunch of Blackpool Business Expo at The Village Hotel.
The First Bolton Expo
Launch of Bolton Expo at the Holiday Inn.
The First Blackpool Expo
First Blackpool Expo launched at Ribby Hall.
Second Christmas Market Location
We launched a second location for our annual Christmas Markets held at Leigh Sport Village. Visitors were queuing around the stadium! We needed more space!
First Venture Into The B2B Arena
Wigan Business Expo was already established, what’s good enough for Wigan is good enough for Leigh. Local printers Collins and Darwell, asked us to help organise the first annual Leigh Business Expo.
Our First Annual Christmas Market Held At Formby Hall, Atherton.
1300 people visited us in one day. Massive success and amazing feedback. Cemented our relationship with our stallholders meaning they stayed with us and became our friends.
Our First-Ever Event
We hosted our first ever event which was a Mother’s Day Night of Indulgence and sold 300 tickets.
Launch Events North West Is Born
After moving back home after 11 years living and running a soft furnishing business in Cambridge Nichola wanted to start up again.
Trying to build her network locally she became disheartened going to events with no footfall, so she decided to host her own and convinced her sister Jo (not that she needed much persuading) to help her.
So, this is where the Launch North West journey began…
We’ve come a long way since we launched in 2013 hosting artisan events and now we’re focused on helping businesses like yours get seen and heard by more of the right people and profit from the resources you already have.