Social Progress Is 8 Years Old!

Published 29th Nov 2019 by Shaida Khan

Social Progress has come a long way since Janet Bebb set up the Social Media Agency in 2011. The company help their clients to take their digital marketing to the next level and celebrated their birthday on 31st October.

To mark the occasion they have highlighted their top 8 memorable moments from across the past 8 years. Were you with them through their journey?

Move To Social Progress HQ - Janet Bebb started Social Progress in 2011 and as the company grew, moved into the now famous corner office in Honley, Holmfirth. Having the office opened more doors to becoming an established and maturing business as well as enabled the use of the office as a base for training and networking events alike – some readers may remember Cheese Fest Fridays.

Team SoPro Grows! - Over the past couple of years the team has grown to 6 people; Janet Bebb, Rebecca Hopwood, Luis Alcantarilla, Alex Bebb, Mel Constantinou and Esther Orridge. You may have seen them in the office or at various networking events, or even online!

Extended Services - Each member of the team brings different skills and insights to the table, and are able to offer more for their clients than ever before including photography, video, design, analytics, Augmented Reality Marketing and more...

Facebook She Means Business - Janet Bebb and Esther Orridge are 2 of only 30 Facebook accredited She Means Business Trainers in the UK (and currently the only ones in Yorkshire!) They were both invited to Facebook HQ in London for training along with the other Digital Marketing Specialists in the Facebook She Means Business Programme. They were given exclusive training tools from the Facebook team to deliver training under the banner of the Programme.

Partnerships – Social Progress has Partnered with Topic UK, #MYnetworkHUD, Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd (John Smith's Stadium), Kirklees Business Conference (Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce) and others which has allowed them to connect with and support a wider network of people across West Yorkshire.

Awards and Large Tender Wins – they have been nominated for various awards, won a Chamber Business Award for Best Use of Social Media and were Finalists for the UK Blog Awards for 2 consecutive years. Being awarded large tenders has also helped Social Progress to be recognised as ‘experts’ in their field and extended their client reach across the Yorkshire region and beyond.

Big Screen Social Twitter Wall - in 2016 Social Progress launched their very own Twitter Wall software which has been used at various conferences and events (including Kirklees Business Conferences for 3 consecutive years) to engage exhibitors, speakers and delegates alike with the event hashtag - in effect turning them into advocates for the events themselves. You can find out more about Big Screen Social at

Best Year Yet & More To Come! –They have their largest number of clients ever and have had a record year in terms of sales and client retention rates. Watch this space for 2020 as they don’t plan to stop there! #WatchThisSpace

Janet Bebb Managing Director and Trainer at Social Progress said “I would also like to personally thank ALL the team here at Social Progress. Without Esther Orridge, Becky Hopwood, Mel Constantinou, Luis Alcantarilla & Alex Bebb Social Progress wouldn't be the amazing place it is to work in. We have fun, eat cake, take lots & lots of photos and videos, go networking, post on social media and of course get some work done. Happy 8th Birthday to us! Thank you #TeamSoPro for all your help, hard work and dedication."

Esther Orridge Social Media Account Manager at Social Progress added “thank you to everyone who has walked, supported and celebrated with us along our business journey. And, of course, a huge thank you goes to our clients too! We wouldn't be where we are today without all of their support - both online and offline”.

If our readers are interested to know more about how the company can help you take your digital marketing to the next level, contact Social Progress Ltd

Are you on social media? Do get connected and say “hello” on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest & Instagram. #SoProHigh5!


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