Marketing Wigan one business at a time.
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 4,000 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 and when networking she can waffle on for hours if you don’t stop her. Cake is usually the best way to do this.
Vicky’s passion lies in helping people achieve their potential and making others believe in themselves. This sounds quite wishy-washy but 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.
of Beltin’ fees are added to the Beltin’ Marketing Fund, which funds training for not-for-profit organisations.
Studio Serenity CIC
After getting in touch about a mindfulness booklet and prompt cards, the CIC also asked Beltin’ to produce a journal that children could use for reflection. The design and branding used in the merchandise portrays the calming nature, yet bright colours of the company.
Abrams Ashton Chorley
A well-established accountants in Chorley, Abrams Ashton wanted to increase its visibility on social media. Beltin’ produced a series of posts with graphics reflecting company branding. Along with new website content, the posts have helped to increase the company’s following.
Little Anchor Creations
With a successful Etsy shop already launched, we set up an ecommerce website so that buyers from a wider audience could access these fabulous woodcraft creations. The Meyrick Street-based business is due to launch the site soon!
This baby & toddler group organiser wanted to increase the profile of her classes in Shevington. Beltin’ produced a leaflet and a press release to help the new brand become more visible. Social media training was also given in a group session with other business owners.
Ian Rolfe Photography
Wedding and portrait photographer Ian wanted to boost his social media profile after moving into the local area. Beltin’ helped to market photoshoots in the park and recommended Ian to business owners in the area, who wanted professional shots for their marketing.
Central Park Cleaning Solutions
This Wigan business, operating from its Woodhouse Lane HQ, wanted to increase traffic to its existing website. An SEO audit alongside detailed content writing, the production of a branded video and some well-crafted social media posts helped attract domestic and commercial enquiries.
Wigan Workshop CIC
Teaching local people woodworking skills, Wigan Workshop CIC is based at Meyrick Street Community Centre, Newtown. When the team wanted an ecommerce website, Beltin’ set one up, taught the crafters how to update the website and gave some social media advice.
Lola Bear Hypnobirthing
A new start-up in the Wigan area, Lola Bear Hypnobirthing wanted a website which could be easily managed and which used the carefully designed branding which the business owner had produced. Social media training was also delivered in a group session.
High Five Wellbeing
New health and wellbeing resources for teachers were created under the brand High Five Wellbeing, from Mind Train CIC, so we put them on the web in a bespoke website complete with branded video. Other projects are in the pipeline – so watch this space!