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OGB Glasgow Expertise Session

  • Southblock (All That is Coffee) 60-64 Osborne Street Glasgow, Scotland, G1 5QH United Kingdom (map)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fire at GSA, CCA have had to cancel all events in The Clubroom. However, we’ve been able to secure Southblock on Osbourne Street so this event will still be going ahead!

OGB is coming to Glasgow! Our Expertise Sessions are a chance for female entrepreneurs and creatives who are craving support, empowerment and connection to listen and learn from industry professionals, get support and meet other likeminded OGB’s. You’ll learn tips and tricks that will help grow your business, your confidence and your wellbeing — all in a supportive and loving environment with no cringey networking stuff (no name badges or icebreakers here!).

In this Expertise Session, you'll be hearing from 5 speakers on topics that will set you up for success as a One Girl Band. You’ll also get a One Girl Band tote bag on arrival filled with goodies from female-owned brands. All profits from ticket sales will go to SAMH, the Scottish Association for Mental Health charity.

Talk details are as follows:

Briony Cullin - Building Your SEO and Social Media.

Having worked in digital marketing in Glasgow for more than 5 years, created a food tour which has been featured in the New York Times and helped loads of indie businesses with their marketing efforts. In this session, Briony will be sharing her tips about building your business through networking, SEO and social media – on a budget. From this session, you'll learn: how you can do networking without getting out of your comfort zone, ways to tackle your SEO without the stress and why you should put your social media efforts into perspective. SEO can be a really daunting aspect of your business but she’ll give you an insight into what will make a real difference to your Google ranking!

Corrin Strain - Keeping it Small

Corrin is a freelance illustrator, designer of weird greeting cards and a [ublic sector worker/aficionado. In her talk, she’ll discuss how it’s ok to keep your ‘real job’ and run a small creative business, look at how different people different motivations and explain how even the laziest business owner with hardly any free time can still be a success. They say don’t quit your daydream… but she says don’t quit your day job either!


Laura and Lisa from ilka - Branding for Your Small Business

Ilka was formed by Lisa Adamson and Laura Service through a shared belief in the power of design to change the way people experience and interact with businesses, brands, spaces and products. They use questions to get to the core of what you want to achieve and they bring these goals to life by pushing past industry standards and delivering work that inspires and connects with the people who matter most. 

Every interaction you have with a company forms part of it’s brand, from the packaging a product comes in to the way they respond to your Tweet — it’s much more than a logo; your brand is a conversation. With this in mind, Laura and Lisa’s talk will look at ways you can build a brand that will connect and communicate with your audience in an exciting and authentic way.

Kirsty Thomas from Tom Pigeon - The Tom Pigeon Story

Tom Pigeon is a creative studio founded by Pete and Kirsty Thomas in 2014. They met and started working as designers in the early 1990’s and since then have worked across design disciplines, for small companies and big business, designing all kinds of stuff for lots of different people. As Tom Pigeon, they design simple things for people to enjoy including prints, jewellery and stationery as well as taking on creative commissions and consultancy work. Kirsty will be talking about the Tom Pigeon story, plus how to gain traction and create a cohesive, stand-out company.

We'll be starting promptly at 6.30pm so please arrive for then!


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