Social Media Expert on a mission to make the business world more social media savvy

About Social Brighton

Hi, I’m Kerry Watkins.

I started Social Brighton in 2009 whilst working as an Operations Manager in the hospitality industry. I have many years experience in training and development as well as general management and operations. 10 years ago I very much involved in marketing strategy and brand management at a time when social media appeared on the scene.

My business was born out of a passion for digital marketing and recognising the huge opportunities for businesses of all sizes who embraced social media.

I now design and deliver bespoke, in-house social media training workshops and run social media training courses in Brighton, London and Copenhagen, as well as consulting with a variety of organisations on social media strategy, delivery and analysis.

I also deliver presentations and seminars at businesses events and run bite-sized learning courses for Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce.

Over the past 8 years, I have worked with SMEs, charities and freelancers and, over the last 2 years, have been privileged to work on an International gender equality project.

The great thing about being a social media expert is the variety of clients I get to work work with and the fact that I learn something from each project I work on.

Even though it’s an entirely different digital landscape now, I am as passionate about helping business learn about social media marketing and communications in 2017 as I was in 2009.

meet the teamFeel free to ask us any questions

Kerry Watkins
Kerry Watkins
Social Media Trainer & Consultant

Kerry launched Social Brighton to help businesses learn to manage social media successfully in house. She designs and delivers tailored social media training solutions for clients and runs the social media courses in Brighton & Hove. She works with a number of clients throughout the UK, Europe & the developing world and is passionate about how social networking can benefit organisations of all sizes in unique ways. Kerry has lived in Brighton for 20 years and lives in Hove with her husband and daughter.

Jake Bailey
Jake Bailey
Social Media & Marketing

Jake is a social media and marketing expert with a background of working with major UK broadcasters and record labels. More recently he has helped a range of companies with their social media strategies. He loves finding new technologies and tools, helping small businesses succeed, injecting dull articles with a hint of the surreal, and his family. He moved his family to Brighton a year ago and can often be found making obvious and enthusiastic comments about the sea (such as "Look, it's the sea!")

Robbie Whishaw
Robbie Whishaw
Social Media Manager

An experienced community manager, Robbie manages social media networks for some of Social Brighton's clients. He can often be found knee deep in social analytics and online review sites. He also consults in the hospitality industry, managing and marketing events. Robbie lives in London with his fiancé, a baby on the way (yay!) and his fabulous beagle, Frank. We miss Robbie in the Brighton office but love that we can work remotely in this industry!

Cat Rose Neligan
Cat Rose Neligan
Podcasting Course Trainer

Cat Rose helps creative introverts show their work and get the exposure they deserve. She does this through the League of Creative Introverts, an online community, as well as 1-2-1 mentoring and online training. Her aim in life is to help all her clients do what they love and realise their dreams, whilst honouring their personality type and preferences. She's currently researching the links between personality types and creativity and how we can use our self-knowledge become more confident and get our work seen, shared and sold. Check out her podcast, The Creative Introvert!