Build a website in a day

What will I learn?

For many freelancers and sole traders, the idea of having a website feels like a luxury, and an expensive one at that. Many will even question whether they need to have a website, but in almost all cases the answer is yes. People are online right now looking for products, services and providers.

If you’re not there to be found they’re spending their money with someone else. This workshop will show you how, in the space of one day, you can go from having a business, to having an online business, allowing you to be putting your services in front of customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We will show you how to create and promote a website at no cost, examining the various plugins and widgets that can help you market your business better and tell you about the types of content your customers want to see.

Then, once your website’s up and running, we’ll share our tips on the most important step, how to make sure people are looking at it. You will leave this workshop with a functioning website which you can take away and continue to develop for your business.

We’d also recommend once you’ve completed this workshop to check out the SEO made simple workshop to help you make your website more visible and get ahead of your competitors online.


Liz Hardwick or Darren Jenkinson

Liz Hardwick and Darren Jenkinson are co-founders of DigiEnable, a multi-award winning digital training and services company offering a wide range of training courses, enabling individuals and organisations of all sizes to use digital technologies more effectively to grow their businesses.

Between them they have 30+ years’ experience working with businesses, freelancers, business support programmes and the third sector, using digital technologies and social media to engage and build communities.

They have previously set up and run radio stations across the UK and created media for broadcast and online for a range of big names, as well as varying sizes of charities. Both are qualified trainers with a background in delivering sessions which are fun, understandable, engaging and relevant.

DigiEnable’s work has been recognised through numerous awards since positioning 29th in the UK’s Top 100 Digital Leaders list 2014 in recognition of work helping individuals and businesses establish an effective online presence. They now sit alongside well-known brands and individuals as one of the Digital Leaders 100 alumni.

Since 2014 DigiEnable have been recognised by Enterprise NW as Best Marketing Training Provider 2018 and Leading Experts in Digital & Social Media Training 2019.

DigiEnable were finalists for Creative Business of the Year 2019 in the Downtown in Business awards and were recently recognised in Business Cloud’s list of North West Top 251 Tech Firms 2019. Liz has also been listed in the TechWomen 100 and Techworld’s 111 UK Tech Women Speakers.

Use of IT Equipment

If you intend – or have been asked to bring – your own IT equipment on site to use during the training course please inform email Tracy Thornton at least 4 days BEFORE the course:

  • what equipment (make and model) you are bringing and plan to use
  • alternatively, if you require Prospect/BECTU to provide the equipment (as you are on a social media course), please contact Tracy straightaway.

Failure to advise us in advance can delay the start of the course.


Bectu Head Office
373-377 Clapham Road


No qualification.

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Available Dates

  • 5 Nov 2019 10am-5pm
    1 days
    £90.00 Members £120.00 Non-members