New businesses in Fylde can sign up to a free Digital Marketing Masterclass taking place on Wednesday 20 March 2024. 

As part of the Boost Flying Start programme, this expert-led event in Fylde for pre-start and start-ups will help give your new business a competitive advantage in navigating the world of digital marketing.  

Flying Start Advisor Alistair Clarke and guest speaker Ged Mills, Director of Content Creators in Lancashire, will guide delegates on how best to use platforms such as Google and Youtube to market new businesses. Learn how to integrate these services with various social media channels and websites to give your new business a more complete digital footprint and highlight the impact of your activity on your local area. 

Delivered by Boost Flying Start, this session is ideal for people looking to get ahead of their competition and reach more potential customers with new techniques, gain a better understanding of what makes effective digital marketing, and learn how to turn enquiries into sales. 

Cllr Karen Buckley, Leader of Fylde Council and Lead Member for Corporate and Economic Development, said: “This masterclass is just one of the many benefits for Fylde businesses of our partnership with Boost, made possible by our UK Shared Prosperity Fund allocation. Through our Invest in Fylde service, we can support both existing and prospective businesses across the borough, from business networking and upskilling to carbon reduction and financial advice, and we are always looking for innovative ways to provide more assistance.” 

The Digital Marketing Masterclass is targeted at pre-start businesses and anyone who has been trading for less than three years. Details of the event are as follows:  

Date: Wednesday 20 March, 2024 

Time: 14:00 – 16:00 

Location: Fylde Council, Town Hall, St Annes Rd West, St Annes, FY8 1LW 

For more information, including how to book your place online, visit the Boost website. 

Invest in Fylde is an invaluable resource administered by the Economic Development and Regeneration Team at Fylde Council to help you locate, grow and scale your business in this dynamic district. World-class businesses across aerospace, manufacturing, tech, retail and hospitality have chosen Fylde to springboard their business growth. Fylde fuses a highly-skilled workforce, strong visitor economy, and property and land opportunities with a wealth of business support, funding and expertise.   

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit


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