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It's been a time of change at The Consult Centre, as the team is working from home while helping our clients to adapt to some challenging times themselves.


Speaking of challenges, we hope you all enjoyed our 'Mug Challenge' this week!
The 'Who's Got the Best Mug' challenge!

Lesley got a lot of your votes for her 'You had me at Woof' mug on Monday.


But then Ruth's ' I survived another meeting that should have been an email' mug got plenty of support on Thursday!


For Greg and Nikki, clearly it's back to the mug drawing board, although Nikki hasn't been taking defeat lying down.

Nikki hates losing at mug challenges!


Not only did she come up with this, which might be a future mug challenge winner...







But The Consult Centre's very own super-mum has also been home schooling her two girls (and TCC's young apprentices Gabriella and Sienna) while loading all our new Essentials social media courses online, and managing to find time for home workouts too!

Nikki's fitness plan! Phew!



However, she admitted she was aching a bit after all of that, and looking at this list of exercises she sent us, no wonder!










There has been a lot of interviewing going on at The Consult Centre as well.

Ruth, Greg and Lesley have all been interviewing our clients, and other local businesses, for online videos promoting what they do. You may have seen some of them on our social media, and their social media too.

Ruth interviews local web designer Ben Yates

We have also been interviewing for new roles at The Consult Centre and hope to have some more info on this soon.


And we have welcomed some new clients too!


I mentioned Ruth's Essentials social media courses, and we were delighted to see some amazing feedback on Trustpilot from people who have attended them in the past.

Thank you to Jade for this one!


A review of Ruth's training courses

Overall, it's still a really busy time at The Consult Centre.

We are finding that with more people having to be at home, they have more time to look at social media, meaning that there has never been a better time for small businesses to promote themselves and speak to their customer base on line.

If you would like our team to help you with that, then please get in touch with us.


After all, at The Consult Centre, we're no mugs!










  • Greg Lambert

Updated: Jan 15

Lockdowns, Tiers, complex ever-changing guidance and regulations...


Yes, 2020 has at times, been a minefield of information and a series of unprecedented challenges for small businesses to tackle.


The team at The Consult Centre knows only too well how many obstacles you, as a small business owner have had to overcome this year. We've had to overcome them too!

And today, small business owners woke up once again to even more changes and uncertainty, and on the last day of the year as well.


For many, it's quite literally New Tier's Eve.
2021 is a chance for a fresh start on social media

You're probably at the end of your tether with it all. Understandable!


But don't worry, because tomorrow is a new year, and a time for resolutions, out with the old and in with the new, and an opportunity to turn negatives into positives.


This is something The Consult Centre excels at.


Don't panic and don't worry. Help is at hand!


Now, more than ever, is the time that your customers need to hear from you.


Your clients are spending more time at home than ever before, and using to search for information, to keep them entertained, and to connect with the outside world.

Staying connected while at home

We at The Consult Centre can be your online voice. We can tell your customers what they need to know about your business during these challenging times.


Are you closed? Are you open? What Covid measures do you have in place to keep your clients safe? What services are you still providing? What are your plans for the future? What new initiatives do you have in place? What are your team members doing?

If you have been forced to close due to the Tiered system, now is not the time to go silent on social media. Quite the opposite.


It's the perfect time to remind your clients that you are still there for them, so they don't forget you and that you need them more than ever before!

The Consult Centre team can help you!

Through informative and imaginative posts, high quality creative designs tailored to deliver your specific message, and videos to communicate the information you need to provide, we can be that link between you and your audience.


Don't ever feel like you're alone, either. There are so many business professionals not necessarily in the same boat - because right now we're all in different boats in the same storm (thanks to our Lesley for that one!) - but who are going through this same period of confusion and worry.


Our monthly Relaxed Networking Events are a chance to meet like-minded people in an informal Zoom setting, make new contacts, get your feelings off your chest with colleagues who will understand only too well, and give your business the boost it needs by making the connections for your future.


Book here


So if you run a small business, it might be a time for Tiers, but certainly not one for tears.


Instead it's time to seize 2021 by the horns and embrace social media as the ultimate way to keep your business in the hearts and minds of

the people who matter most - your customers!





  • Greg Lambert

Christmas is coming and spirits have been high in the office this week!


There have been festive songs, Christmas cards being written and given out, and Christmas jumpers aplenty - although we haven't seen Marley in one just yet!


We also had some famous faces join us in the office when I'm A Celebrity was on TV, as you may have seen from our social media. Although their timing was rotten because they turned up just as we were decorating our Christmas tree.


We call this one, Ant and Decs!
A famous face by The Consult Centre Christmas tree!

We worked with Morecambe Bay Foodbank

Bad jokes aside, there has also been a lot of work going on!


We were delighted to work with Morecambe Bay Foodbank to help them promote their Christmas donation drop-in days.

This is such an amazing cause and we definitely encourage as many of you as possible to spare a thought for those families who are struggling this Christmas, and visit the foodbank at The Platform in Morecambe over the next two Saturdays to drop off some food.


Ruth also managed to bag a superstar interview for our new magazine The Detectorist - which is basically
The Detectorist is a new monthly magazine

the ultimate read for metal detecting enthusiasts everywhere. She spoke to TV presenter Henry Cole, who is about to host a new television programme all about this fascinating pastime.


Aside from this, we're working on an exciting film project too!


More news on this soon.





In the meantime, we would like to wish a very merry Christmas to all our blog readers, friends and clients!