Beltin’ Marketing Wigan was founded in 2020 by Vicky Galligan, who has a background in journalism and teaching. Vicky is also involved in her local community in Shevington, setting up the Facebook Group Shevington & Standish Mums in 2012 (which now has over 5,000 members) and joining the local Parish Council in 2019.
Vicky has spent years helping local community groups in Shevington to get online, run social media accounts, produce eye-catching posters and leaflets and generally get the word out about the fantastic things that happen in our communities. From fetes to food banks, litter picks to cake sales, Vicky has helped coordinate and publicise community events and can often be seen running a stall on a field or rattling a collection bucket in Shevington alongside many fabulous volunteers in the area.
With a degree in journalism with English, Vicky worked in newspapers and magazines and still edits various national publications. This means her copywriting skills are bang on.
When networking, she can waffle on for hours if you don’t stop her. Cake is usually the best way to do this.
And after a spell teaching in primary, Vicky decided to use her planning, delivery and assessment skills to show business people how to hone their digital marketing skills. She also runs workshops in personal branding and career development.
Vicky’s passion lies in helping people achieve their potential and making others believe in themselves. Along her journey in life, Vicky has met many people who just needed a little bit of help in order to uncover their hidden talents, learn some new skills and gain a little bit more confidence before they could truly fly.
Having worked with many community groups, charities and other not-for-profits (NFPs), Vicky can empathise with the difficulties a small marketing budget can bring. That’s why NFPs receive a 20% discount off Beltin’ prices and free training is available thanks to the Beltin’ Fund. Vicky can also advise NFPs on accessing funding from other sources, which can help pay for marketing. Her work with NFPs such as Flourish Together CIC, Yellow Jigsaw CIC, Mind Train CIC and Developing Matters CIC means she has built up a sound knowledge of the social enterprise scene in Greater Manchester.