Liz's Bio

Liz runs digital training, consultation and traffic building services (SEO - Search Engine Optimisation) through her business, DigiEnable. More info at www.DigiEnable.co.uk

 

Liz has a varied business background including...

  • Freelancer in media production for well-known names like BBC, ITV and Rolls Royce PLC
  • Full time Station Manager and Technician for a community radio station within a community arts charity. One of the largest in the UK, Liz supported 300+ volunteers and 200+ community groups to broadcast their own programmes... Along with keeping the technology working!
  • Built and Managed a Pro Tools Multi-Track Recording Studio - A qualified Avid Post Operator
  • Supported community media projects such as Lets Go Global (an online TV channel in Greater Manchester), C-Change's C-Cast (Climate Change Live Radio in London) and Mertz FM (Creative Arts Radio and Online Rural Broadcasts in Cumbria)
  • Founder the first Social Media for Women Conference in Lancashire in 2013
  • 10+ years working in the 3rd sector (Non-Profits, Charities, Social Enterprises)
  • 7+ years working with micro to corporation size businesses
  • Award winning business - both local and national awards
  • Listed in the Techworld's 111 UK Tech Women Speakers, Digital Leaders 100 UK List, BC 101 Female Founders in Tech
  • Member of The All Bright, Blooms, Flock Global 50 Founders, The Business Network, The Professional Speaking Association, Speakers Express, Tech London Advocates, Open Right Group, European Digital Rights International, Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, 
  • Prevously and currently on boards at Digital Lancashire, BECTU, Prospect, Women in Tech North UK, CMA

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Liz Hardwick is Co-Founder of DigiEnable, an award-winning bespoke Digital Training & SEO Services Company. She designs and delivers tech-based and online marketing workshops, and is a professional speaker at conferences and events across the UK, recently being listed in the Techworld's 111 UK Tech Women Speakers and Business Cloud's 101 Female Founders in Tech. 
Liz’s career started in broadcasting working for some of the big names as well as spending a number of years creating media for charities, before starting her own business. 
She is also a published author on Digital Storytelling, sits on a number of non-profit boards and is listed on the UK's Digital Leaders 100. She's a self-confessed productivity and SEO geek, loves tweeting as @Tech_Geek_Girl and supporting other women in(to) Tech.

Previous talks have covered a variety of subjects around Digital Inclusion, Search Engine Optimisation and Utilising technologies for business alongside an ethos of promoting Women in Tech.

She is currently Chair of the National BECTU Sector Women’s Committee, and sits on the National BECTU Sector Executive Committee for Prospect. 

 

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Liz has a strong background in digital technology, in particular Digital Storytelling and getting participants to tell their stories with a variety of multi-media technologies – that could be social media, audio, video, photography, graphics, experimental, mixed-media or a mixture of them all.

Liz is currently Chair of the National BECTU Sector Women’s Committee and Vice-Chair for the National BECTU Sector Young Members Forum for Prospect, she also sits on her regional branch committee for Freelancers in the North West, and in Decmeber 2016 was elected onto the National Sector Executive Committee (SEC), having also previously sat on the National Communications Committee, for the union BECTU. She was also previously elected for a 2 year term as a director and council member in late 2015, for the Community Media Association, where she also joined the Interim Management Group to support transitions within the organisation. 

She’s a social media surgeon, runs support sessions on a regular basis for non-profit organisations and organises and attends a variety of geeky events as well as being an advocate for open source technologies.

Her passions include meditation, yoga, Buddhism, technology, web and networking and loves CPD and online learning. 

 

Liz's DigiEnable Bio

I’m Liz Hardwick, a Lancashire lass and passionate Digital Storyteller, on a mission to take the fear out of content generation. I'm a total self-confessed geek and love using technology to give businesses a human side.

Experienced

Over the last 15 years I have honed my skills as a storyteller, working with organisations ranging from homeless charities, to Rolls Royce and from TV and radio broadcasters to unions, supporting them to create multimedia which wins customers, advocates and gains them valuable and more importantly, affordable publicity. At DigiEnable I work with various sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations to create compelling media which gives them the edge in the battle for their customers attention. By helping create exciting and insightful multi-media, you will not only win new customers, but build a stronger and more productive relationship with your existing ones.

Knowledgeable

I graduated from UCLan with a BSc (Hons) Media Production and Technology degree, before later completing an industry professional course in Audio Post Production for TV and Video with the highly acclaimed School of Sound Recording. I've also completed a variety of training including a City and Guilds in Training Practice in the Workplace, Introduction to Cyber Security, TCP/IP Networking and Creative Facilitation, that enables me to offer a solid range of advice and support.

Thought Leader

In 2010, I decided to start working as a Freelancer, delivering training courses in using social media and developing high quality content for customers own websites, to clients across the UK. I wanted everyone to understand how digital storytelling can be more effective than most of the traditional marketing being used. In 2012 I teamed up with Darren Jenkinson to create DigiEnable, a company to help businesses grow by offering high quality training and services, to create customer focused content which converts.

I now deliver workshops and give talks across the UK, in subjects such as Audio Production, Video Making, Online Promotion, Blogging and Women In Tech. I organise a variety of events and sit on a few different boards. I'm currently the Vice-Chair of BECTU YM and sit on BECTU’s National Womens Committee. I'm also the founder of PlugInLancs, Diverse Geeks, and co-founded Lancashire’s first Social Media for Women conference in 2013.

If you’re a business that would like new customers and increased web traffic, then we should talk.

 

What is DigiEnable?

Our experienced team of trainers, specialise in making the digital world accessible to everyone. Established in 2012, DigiEnable is a digital training company offering a wide range of fun and engaging workshops, which show that with the right support, technology is not as scary as some think it is.
Subjects covered include Audio production, Video production, Social Media, Web design, Understanding software and more. Our workshops are interactive, hands on and leave you with skills to take back to your business or organisation, and make a difference straight away.
DigiEnable’s aim is to demystify technology by creating workshops that will enable anyone, regardless of ability, to engage with IT and the online world, using simple tools and free software. Many people become frustrated at not being able to utilise technology, in a way which works for them. DigiEnable believes with the right training, and the right support, barriers can be removed and a whole new world can be opened.
DigiEnable is proud of the relationship it has with Businesses, Councils and Charitable Organisations across the UK, delivering information relevant to their needs, specific to their sector.

Find out more at www.DigiEnable.co.uk

Based in Lancashire, DigiEnable offers a comprehensive collection of content and digital marketing training and services today’s online businesses can count on. Our focus is to make our clients the online experts in their niche and help them develop the type of content that will drive more customers to their websites.

By creating market-worthy content people respond to, we can effectively help small to medium, even enterprise level business, enjoy continued growth, increased awareness in the market and the long term sustainability they need. From our content marketing and social media training, through to our SEO and content creation services, DigiEnable is standing by, ready to serve your business’ needs.