Chalk Newsletter: March 2021

Spring is here and we're beginning to have some of that glorious weather again, the kind that makes you appreciate why living here on the south coast is a great choice! 😎🌅

If you know anyone who has recently moved to Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, or anywhere in between, please forward this email on so we can grow our community.

Also, if you have any company news or job vacancies that you'd like us to include in a future newsletter, please reply to this email.

SHOUT OUT

Careers East Sussex are looking for your support with filming projects. As pupils are unable to enjoy on-site work experience at the moment, they are asking for you or your business to help share some workplace and career experiences.

Can you help?

There are numerous ways to get involved:

Open Doors: A Careers Hub team member visits you, tours your workplace, has a Q&A session, and works with you to design a task. This takes 1-2 hours and ultimately ends up as a 10-15 minute video for use in schools.

Virtual Workplace Experience: A series of short videos looking at your sector, sharing some of the details on your workplace and job roles. This is all edited by the Careers Hub team.

Adults Careers: Share your sector with adults looking for a new career path.

Or perhaps you could make a 15 minute video on your career journey, or do a webinar on part of your sector to be used in lessons?

For more details on the project, see this link or contact enterprisecoordinator@eastsussex.gov.uk.

CHALK TALKS

Series 2 has now wrapped up; our chat with All Things Analogue focused on starting a new business during the pandemic. If you missed it, you can check it out here.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the series, and if you'd like to participate in a future episode, please drop us a line.

One of our presenters, Donna Fielder, has reflected on all the interviews we had in the series and considered what we can learn from them as our business community navigates through this next phase of pandemic recovery.

You can read Donna's reflection here.

IN OUR COMMUNITY

In this section, we include a round up of news and highlights from the social media feeds of local businesses.

@lightningfibre: It’s been a very exciting five months for Lightning Fibre - since we announced our multi million funding agreement in Oct we’ve made huge progress across Eastbourne, we’ve started our build in Hastings and, this week, we confirmed Hailsham and Heathfield.

What’s next! Watch this space. #progression

#broadbandnetworks #internetserviceprovider #fullfibre #eastsussex #eastbourne #hastings #hailsham #heathfield #fullfibre #fullfibrebroadband

@switchplane: We ❤ working with @grassrootssp on their #StayAlive app, which is used each year by thousands of people who are having thoughts of suicide or who are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide

Feedback from app users has been consistently positive; people have used it when in crisis and say it is literally life-saving.

@zoonou: Testing is a vital part of the journey towards creating a digital world where everyone can engage and participate equally, but to accurately check a website for WCAG compliance, you need more than automated tests - you need human evaluation.

Head of Accessibility, William, shares their thoughts on automated accessibility testing tools. To read the full blog post, head over to our website - link in our bio 👆

#AccessibilityTesting #A11y #WebsiteAccessibility #SoftwareTesting #WCAG

@littlelemonabbie: Happy International Women’s Day ❤️

What better way to celebrate today than by introducing my new recruits to Little Lemon Marketing.. and showing my face for all our new followers 👋

I’m so pleased to be able to have these ladies supporting me 🙌🏼

Meet Lauren..Little Lemon’s New Digital Marketing Assistant

“I have a degree in marketing and have worked in the industry for over 10 years. I love how creative marketing and PR can be, but always with a purpose - it's so exciting to see an idea or campaign come to life!

I can't wait to get started working with Abbie and see what we can achieve together for her fabulous clients.”

And Olivia, Little Lemon’s New Junior Creative & Marketing Assistant

“I am a currently studying at Battle Abbey School Sixth Form where I was awarded the Joanna Lumley Performing Arts scholarship!

I take A Levels in Fine Art, Theatre Studies and Economics and just recently received an A* for my Extended Project Qualification about Body Dysmorphia.

My favourite social platform is TikTok and I have gained over 39K followers where I post daily videos aiming to make people laugh and uplift them.

I’ll be the one at Little Lemon making sure we keep up to date with the latest trends on all social media platforms! I look forward to working with Little Lemon Marketing and can’t wait to help your businesses flourish!”

We are so excited to continue to help our clients grow, and can’t wait to get started with our new ones soon!

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@ditzymedia: ✨ Learn how to harness the power of Social Media to help give your business / non-profit a boost online

📆 We are now booking our training dates for April 2021

👩🏻‍💻 To find out more and book - please DM or email info@ditzymedia.com

#eastbourne #lewes #seaford #hailsham #polegate #uckfield #brighton #london #hastings #bexhill #wealden #1066country #rother #eastsussex #sussex #westsussex #sussexbusiness #socialmedia #businesssupport #socialmediamarketing #socialmediatraining #onlinemarketing #contentmarketing #businesstraining

Events

BRIGHTON SEO

25-26 March 2021, online, free.

Two days of talks to watch for free. Helping search marketers meet, learn and do their job a bit better.

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WOMEN CREATING TECHNOLOGY: PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, AI AND OTHER CREATIVE TECH CAREERS

25 March 2021, online, free.

This event is designed to help build confidence in Product Management, Artificial Intelligence and other creative Tech careers. Seize the new work opportunities by upskilling, reskilling and pivoting in your career.

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ONE LAST THING...

Chalk originally was going to be a digital conference here in Eastbourne. Hopefully this will take place in 2022. What would you like to see and who would you like to hear from as part of the event? Let us know!

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