A quick update on where we’re at with our launch as a Social Enterprise and activity during October.
The Business Supporter / Advertiser Program
This has now been launched. You can find out more about it here.
St Helens Creative Hub
We’ve been wanting to do something for the thousands of Creative people who live, work or study in the Borough of St Helens. The St Helens Creative Hub exists to serve creatives across the Borough. It is a collaboration between The World of Glass Arts and Heritage Centre and ourselves.
Artists, musicians, makers, designers, actors, photographers, writers, poets, story-tellers, film makers, whatever your “flavour” of creative might be, as long as you live, work or study in the Borough, this is the place for you.
What is the group for….
Essentially it’s about OPPORTUNITIES and SUCCESS.
How might you want to use the group
– Share things you’re working on
– Got a problem? Ask in the group, someone might have knowledge that will help you
– Share opportunities that you have heard about with other group members.
– Collaboration. Perhaps their is a project you would like to work on but can’t do it alone. Ask away.
– Funding: If you hear of funding available to support new initiatives, projects etc post them.
– Events: Heard of an event that might interest other creatives. Give it a share.
You’ll find the Creative Hub here https://www.facebook.com/groups/StHelensCreativeHub
1-2-1’s with Mike Ashworth, the founder of St Helens Unlimited. The idea behind these is that someone who might have an idea for a new business, project, idea, event etc can have a conversation over a coffee and we’ll help you move it a step nearer to becoming a reality. We are especially interested in hearing from anyone who has an idea for a Business that provides a Community Benefit.
What we’ve got planned
We’ll be supporting positive change across the Borough of St Helens. Our Community Interest Company will use the profits it generates to fund new projects and ideas across the Borough. At the same time we will be supporting the local economy and helping small businesses across the Borough get more attention, both here and further afield.
Some statistics for the month of October
12,367 likes. During October our posts reached 250,000 people and engaged with 103,000 people. (Engagement = likes, comments, shares)
Whilst we dont consider the local press to be our rivals in terms of content (What we do is pretty unique) we do like to do a quick comparison performance wise. I think it’s important to note that our reach and engagement is driven by content that is positive in nature. And I feel that the statistics show an appetite for such content..
This is a quick snapshot during October of our performance.
4,160 followers. During October our Tweets created 295,000 impressions. (An impression means the number of times our tweets have been delivered to other Twitter account’s timeline).
During October we have seen 18,600 unique users with 34,900 page views. Returning visitor rate 47%.
Last month this was 16,200. 29,200 and 35%.
From 1st September to 31st October. 31,000 unique users, 64,000 page views. returning visitor rate 42%
#StHelensHour – The weekly Twitter Networking Hour for the Borough
Have a great month everybody…..
Mike Ashworth. Director and Changemaker.