I first met Scott from the Skills from because we were both doing the same course “Become a Key Person of Influence” which is run by Entrevo – now “Dent” His business, along with his partner Jamie, is called The Skills Farm. They provide skills training courses in leadership, sales and customer service.

About a year and a half later, Scott got in touch and we started seriously talking about revamping their website. Scott had seen a blog post i wrote on LinkedIn and commented on it saying we should get in touch. He could see that at TLD, we do more than just design websites. We wrap it up with integrated marketing consultancy and advice on how they can clarify their message.

Fast forward to end of last year, and by the time we launched their brand new website they saw a significant increase in engagement within 48 hours of launch. We had our PR company interview them and do a bit of a write up:

The Skills Farm was first established in 2013 to provide SMEs with the same high calibre training that larger companies have access to  Founders Scott and Jamie Summers were quick to receive bookings, but as the face of the brand, finding the time to then generate new marketing and website content became a challenge. In the summer of 2016, The Skills Farm  began engaging with the services of Top Left Design to amplify their messaging and provide a clear and concise platform for inbound enquiries.

Scott Summers, Co-founder and Director of Training , The Skills Farm, explains: “We were providing a lot of training to various companies from early on, which was great but left us with little time to get our message out. Coming up  with new content ideas was a challenge and our website wasn’t attracting and managing leads  like it should have been.”

“The team at Top Left Design have helped us turn our thinking into something our target audience will respond to. We are proud to share our new website, which launched in November. We saw tangible results within 48 hours and the very first inbound enquiry to our website resulted in a large amount of business for us.”

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Jamie Summers, Co-founder, The Skills Farm, concludes: “The team at Top Left Design are always at the end of the phone if we need them. The social media coaching we received has helped increase our followers and we are getting our content seen by the right people. The website revamp has been fundamental in getting us new business and Top Left Design has been instrumental in helping us achieve this.”


Facebook and Instagram

We also helped The Skills Farm with their social media for a few months to get them setup. They were amazing to work with and started doing regular videos when out and about training people, which got great engagement also.

Below is the message Scott put up (without being prompted!) on Facebook when the site launched – I really love the “It’s us in website form” statement!

Skills Farm Launch Post

Below are some of my favourite images we designed for them from the time when we were running their Instagram!

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