Top business communications guru to visit Suffolk this November

October 27, 2017
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One of the UK’s leading business communications experts, whose videos for business have over 50,000 Facebook views, will visit one of Suffolk’s most forward thinking towns this November to host his popular masterclasses.

Ashley Riley, former Director of Communications at London Stansted Airport and founder of Award Winning Agency Ashley Riley Communications, will work with firms at an event being hosted by Bury St Edmunds based financial experts Beckett Investment.

“There is little doubt that the one thing that a business needs to get right if it is to succeed and grow in 2018 are its communications,” said Ashley, whose experience includes delivering global campaigns across the Americas, Africa and Asia. “We know that in 2017 only 14% of people trust advertising compared to 90% who trust peer recommendation. That is why simply ‘selling your wares’ is no longer good enough.”

Ashley, whose Life of Riley videos have over 50,000 Facebook views, will be hosting his award winning Social Media Masterclass on the afternoon of Tuesday 21 November 2017 at Beckett Investment at Dettingen Way in Bury St Edmunds. In the morning he will lead the Speaking in Public Speaking with Confidence Workshop.

“In my work in Parliament, with a global charity, at one of the UKs biggest airports and now with business big and small across Britain I have built my success on the shoulders of others,” Ashley continued. “Therefore my passion is sharing my journey, my experience and my key to communication success so firms across Suffolk can hear, listen and put in practice things that will make them successful in 2018.”

The special events are limited to strict numbers as every delegate will get a follow up 121 with Ashley within a month of the event.

“Suffolk is a great place to do business,” he continued. “We have great clients here and I want to ensure that everyone who joins us on the day is able to have the opportunity to put what they learn into practice after the day. There is so much training available to business these days. We hear that so much of it is ‘free’ which means it often has little or no value.

“For a relatively small investment business can join us, learn practically what they need to do to have the best social media or be a powerful presenter and most importantly we get to spend some 121 time together within a month to ensure they are delivering on what they have learnt.”