We’ve trained nearly 3000 people and managed hundreds of social media accounts. Below is just a sample of the clients who have undergone our social media training, listened to our social media talks or commissioned us to manage their social media accounts.

Feel free to call any of them to find out more about what they think to us! 

“Status Social truly are fantastic to work with. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to step change their social media.

“They’re an agency who really work in partnership with you; always taking the time to understand your needs and objectives, then always going above and beyond to deliver against these. Results are always delivered, targets are always exceeded.

“I believe it’s the people who make it. Mark and Kerry have formed a wonderful team of honest, passionate, and smart working people who are highly talented in what they do… the blend of individuals across the team makes it a powerful one.

“So, my advice to anyone wanting to step change your social status, is to look no further than Status Social!” Hannah Legg, Kennelgate.

“Fascinating afternoon exploring social media” Jenny Wye, senior PR manager, Vision Express UK & Ireland.


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“I really enjoyed the LinkedIn training, it gave me an immediate action plan which I could start on as soon as I left the training. The half day session was just enough time, well thought out, nice venue and the team are incredibly knowledgeable. I’ll definitely use Status Social again.” Lucy Hose, Marketing and Communications Manager, NHS

“The day provided us with lots of ideas and thoughts that we can discuss for our future social media strategy.” Donna Adams, East Midlands Trains.


“The workshop gave me a whole new perspective of how Facebook can be used to drive sales through the business… we came away with a lot of ideas of what you can use to get content from and to make the whole process of creating content easier and much quicker.” Liz Whittaker, Marriott Hotels.

“I started the session as a cynic towards social media and business (aside from LinkedIn of course), but left with a greater understanding of how it can be utilised to reach markets that we had not previously considered. Consumers are using social media to talk about organisations, and without a social media presence it is a one sided conversation that you have no influence over.

“I would thoroughly recommend working with Status Social to understand how social media does impact your organisation and what options are available to you to utilise this media to gain a competitive advantage.” Alex Cleland, VINCI Park, now Indigo Park Services UK, Watford.

“As a company that had not tackled social media at all, Saniflo was a challenge and we needed persuading as to the financial worth. Our journey with Status Social started with an enjoyable and informative learning process and they ‘held our hand’ whilst we developed a strategy for this ‘new’ media. We have been working with Status Social for over two years now and their guidance has been invaluable. They have moved us onto blogs which in turn, have opened up a whole new market for us, plus sales. A wonderful and professional team of people to work with.” Ann Boardman, Saniflo, London.

“Really engaging – very knowledgable. Found out so much that I wasn’t aware of and have lots to do now. A fab session.” Nancy Honnor, The Design School at Loughborough University.







“I have seen Status Social present on two occasions now and each time they have delivered an engaging, exciting and memorable session on how to use various social media channels effectively. The team give a great amount of credibility to their presentations by including a range of case studies and success stories that show how much of an impact social media can have for businesses of all sizes.” Ellie Jones, Business Development Manager, Merlin Entertainments Group.


“Status Social delivered a very good workshop for us at Nottingham Business School (NTU). Feedback from colleagues who attended was good too! We are definitely looking to use Status Social’s services again.” Fiona Winfield, Nottingham Trent University.




“It was very important for us that we achieved the key objectives – getting people to stay overnight in Derby and spend more,” says Stella. “As far as the campaign for the CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival was concerned we saw genuine business coming into Derby as a direct result of the Twitter campaign.” Stella Birks, Visitor Services Development Manager, Derby City Council.

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“Status Social delivered an informative, engaging and thought provoking session for our leisure and cultural marketing team. They demystified the world of social media and gave us some practical, take away ideas and actions to start implementing today.” Amanda Chambers, Head of Leisure and Cultural Development at Derby City Council.

“Status Social gave an incredible one-day training workshop on how to get the best out of Facebook. With their help and the simple, actionable advice, we’ve seen a consistent increase in our reach and engagement on Facebook which has helped to change perceptions and sentiment towards Derby City Council – no mean feat! Perhaps most valuable was the continued support after the workshop to keep us heading in the right direction. Thanks!” Georgia Pulford BSc, Digital Communications Officer at Derby City Council

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“Fantastic two day workshop. Status Social kept the team engaged and it was clear they are passionate in ensuring that as a team we came away from the workshop with a clear vision of how we can use social media better to grow the business. Smart actions with achievable goals. I would recommend the workshop to any business wishing to learn more about brand awareness and supporting customer service.” – Tom Fishwick, Business Development, John Pye & Sons.

“Making the decision to work with Status Social was easy. From our very first conversation it was clear that Mark and the team understood our business and were keen to take on the challenge. Their knowledge, experience and quirkiness means you can rely on them to deliver results as well as build a trusted and professional relationship. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Status Social to anyone looking to meet objectives within social media.” Grace Golden, Motorpoint.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club

“Status Social’s took us through a social media strategy process and training workshops, helping us develop skills to reach out to an audience we weren’t engaging effectively enough with. We are now much more focused on the social media campaigns we run and particularly found Status Social’s LinkedIn training powerful when it came to making inroads into the commercial sector.” Chris Airey, Media & Marketing Manager, Derbyshire County Cricket Club.










“I now feel that I understand LinkedIn much better, as well as how to use it to directly benefit my business. The five-hour session seemed to pass so quickly, with the team ensuring that it was entirely tailored and relevant to me. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative day!” Fiona Warwick, Editor at Allestree Life, Littleover Life, Ashbourne Life, Hilton and Dove Valley Life.

“We knew we needed to make more of social media and it was critical for us that our plan was suited to our industry and marketplace. We already knew of Status Social and their ethos. After a recent LinkedIn activity we now know that their workshops are refined and focused.  Put simply, Status Social’s training workshops equip companies with tools to deliver tangible, real world results.” Richard Noon, Director of Rock Fall UK.



“I worked with Status Social alongside the Brathay SMT to develop a social media strategy for Brathay. We all found the workshop very stimulating and engaging and most importantly they were very realistic about how we could implement our plan. A very good investment for us, for which I am confident we will get a return.” Godfrey Owen, Brathay Trust. 


“I thoroughly recommend Status Social and the training they provided on social media. An enjoyable workshop because of their knowledge of the subject matter and the way they delivered it.” Gary Williams, Formpave.


“Everyone who attended the training, including Comms, Tenant Involvement and Customer Services staff – found it really useful; we’re now buzzing with ideas and can’t wait to get stuck in! Would thoroughly recommend Status Social for social media knowledge, expertise and creativity and would love to use Status again in the future.”   Sam Whitworth, Nottingham City Homes.

University of Derby

“We engaged Status Social’s services for a team away-day, to give us a talk on the various forms of social media and an overview of how best to make use of them. We all found it really useful, and picked up some incredibly valuable tips and ideas. As we only had time for a speedy session, I am sure that we will be asking them back at some point in the future for more in-depth training on specific areas.” Alice Oliver, University of Derby Head of Corporate Relations.


“We’ve been using Facebook to share photos and news from the school for some time but I wasn’t convinced that we were doing it right. After a workshop with Status Social, I found out exactly where we had been going wrong and what to do to increase our impact. Our weekly total reach has seen an increase of nearly 5000%. People engaged has seen an increase of just under 12,000% and our page visits are up by 2020%. Three hours well spent there!” Catherine Warwick,  Marketing Manager, Derby High School.

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“Status Social grew our exposure on social media very effectively. With their help, our brand Sevendots gained significant visibility on LinkedIn and Twitter. We attracted followers from relevant audiences and the team showed that they have social media skills at a very professional level. Moreover, they have the skill to motivate people to think in social media way, thus improving the overall ROI of online communication. I strongly recommend working with Status Social for developing and implementing a social media strategy.” Pieter Willems, Founder and MD of Sevendots.



“VisitCleethorpes on Facebook and the @CleethorpesUK Twitter account has been an unqualified success because of your guidance, commitment and expertise.” Councillor Michael Burnett, Deputy Leader, North East Lincolnshire Council.

“Genuine business has been generated in the resort as a result of Status Social’s work. The numbers have not been achieved without a huge amount of effort, enthusiasm and expert knowledge.” Nigel Lowther, Visit Cleethorpes.

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Derby Theatre

“Status Social ran a full afternoon with the team at Derby Theatre. It really opened our eyes to the possibilities of social media and their easy going delivery style made it feel accessible and possible to make a big impact quickly.”Sarah Brigham, artistic director, Derby Theatre.






“We’ve been involved with Status Social for over a year and it’s a delight to work with someone so dedicated about the industry and customer. It’s a pleasure working with Claire; she’s customer oriented, highly conscientious and great fun.” Lizzie Butler, Smith of Derby.


“Highly recommend the services of the Status Social team. They delivered excellent training, giving me a clear strategy to grow our business online. The customer care was above and beyond what I would have expected. If you need a critical friend to help you achieve your social media goals, look no further.” Ashley Rowthorn, Legacy Link.

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“Status Social delivered the content of the course in an enthusiastic informed manner with superb clarity, this really will benefit our business going forward.” Andrew Parker, director, Graham Penny Auctions.

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“Status Social’s presentation was brilliant! They were engaging, informative, lively and gave everyone some great advice about how to use LinkedIn to raise your profile. We had great feedback from our members about the event and I have already seen some of them implement the tips! I have no hesitation in recommending Mark as a speaker.” Rebecca Sharpe, Institute of Directors.


“An exceptional company to work with who deliver quality results, go above and beyond and all with a positive attitude. I recommend them to any individual or organisation looking to develop their social media reach and skills, no matter what their level of experience.” Adam Buss, Quad, and FORMAT International Photography Festival.

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“We contacted Status Social to assist the business with our social media strategy. Following our initial workshop, which was very constructive, we identified areas of staff training which needed to be addressed. Status Social was able to provide this additional training which I’m pleased to report has benefited the business tremendously.” Stuart Lawrence, managing director, GF Tomlinson.


Marketing Derby

“Claire was both engaging and comprehensive throughout our session with her on using Pinterest for business. I was pleased she could answer my plethora of questions and I’d be happy to do business with her and the Status Social team again in future.” Joe Parker, Marketing Derby

“Status Social has helped us both start-up and expand our social media accounts – and the training and insight they gave us was invaluable. Since training, our main Twitter account @MarketingDerby, has seen followers increase by 600% – a great result!” Robbie Jones, Marketing Derby.

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“Thank you for an excellent social media workshop. We gained a lot of knowledge about how to use Facebook for business and how to target specific audiences, the best ways of doing this and new ideas to get people engaged in your page. We would definitely recommend Status Social. Thank you once again for a great afternoon!” Faye Rollinson, City of Caves and Galleries of Justice Museums, Nottingham.

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“Having worked with Status Social very successfully before, we called them in to drive the strategic workshop and formulate our proactive and pragmatic approach to drive results from our selected activity. Status Social focus on results from social media and I know their approach works.

“Following the Strategy workshop we formulated a project plan and have completed stage one – team training – in preparation to execute this plan. So far so good, or rather – very good.” Bob Betts, Warwick International and Smith of Derby


“I commissioned Status Social to produce and deliver a social media strategy, aligned to to an integrated marketing communications campaign I was leading on for the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund. Status Social demonstrated expertise, creativity and effectiveness in delivering this support and I would not hesitate to recommend them.” Anthony Byrne, Derby Enterprise Growth Fund.

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“I didn’t want another “social media expert” telling me what I should be doing based on what they had read. I wanted a guru… somebody to show an understanding of the FE market and its stakeholders and I wanted to learn!

“Status Social did this. They had taken the time to understand the College and really thought about scenarios in which social media could be utilised effectively.

“When training non-social media savvy colleagues, the Status Social team were patient and explained on a level that helped each person benefit from the training. Each person came away from the training with enthusiasm and a range of ideas to benefit the College.” Sara Jenkins, Derby College.

“If you think you’ve learned all there is to know about the functionality behind LinkedIn, then it’s time to give Status Social a call. Through their sessions, we not only learned how to build up our respective profiles using LinkedIn’s sophisticated tools, but we also gained valuable insights on the different ways to genuinely develop our network connections and not just “pad” the numbers. I highly recommend them!” Reg Tucker, editor, Elsevier, New York.



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“I thoroughly enjoyed the LinkedIn training that was given by Status Social. The business has made a number of notable changes to its use of LinkedIn, both our company and personal pages that are held at the firm. We’re delighted with the training we received and would not hesitate to recommend Status Social for social media training to any local business.” Mark Honeybell, Flint Bishop.


“The course has proven to be one of if not the best investment in training epm: technology has made. We would recommend Status Social based on our experiences and encourage others to be brave and invest in the time and money required to go into this new social media world with real know-how.” Graham Mulholland, epm:technology.


“We didn’t really know much about Twitter or how to use it effectively, and even though we’ve still got a long way to go, the workshop made us realise and appreciate how much we can get out of it and what we can do going forward. I think it made everybody feel more comfortable about responding to people and we’ve been engaging with people a lot more since the workshop. ” Leanne Harris, Derby Brewing Company.



“All the training we have received has been of a very high standard, and delivered in an engaging and thought-provoking manner. These guys know their stuff.

“Status Social have shown themselves to be professional, knowledgeable, helpful and approachable. I would recommend them to other organisations and charities.” Lizzie Banks, Marketing and communications executive, Treetops Hospice.


“I met Mark and the team at Status Social while I was judging the Derby Telegraph Business Awards in 2015. Their passion and knowledge of social media helped make my decision to nominate them finalists in the Creative Business category, and also engage Mark to provide HSKS Greenhalgh with social media training a very easy one. For the record he is most definitely not a computer “geek,” rather an expert in his field. Thanks Mark and Status Social” Gary Brockway, HSKS Greenhalgh.



“Claire gave a great half day social media training session to 13 practitioners that work across the East Midlands who support families affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use. Claire adapted the training really well to suit this audience and made sure the content was delivered at their level, which ranged across the room.

“Claire was also really personable, and created an relaxed, professional atmosphere to help everyone feel comfortable with the content. Would definitely call Claire again if I needed more training!”
Anna Kasmir, Adfam, London.

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“We worked with Status Social to create a social media strategy across all areas of the University of Derby Corporate. We were very impressed with their approach – they took the time & patience to understand our complex business model. We were reassured by the team’s professionalism & follow up engagement sessions to involve all team members & to develop a meaningful strategy. We now have the means to implement & effectively develop our social media. I look forward to working with Status Social in the future.” Rebecca Shaw, Senior Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator, University of Derby Corporate.




“I attended a LinkedIn workshop that Status Social ran in February 2015. It was fantastic and I can not recommend them highly enough for anyone wanting to learn about social media. They were very knowledgeable and their presentation style was perfect for the session. I will definitely be using Status Social again.” Adam Rathbone, Training and Performance Manager, Esendex.


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“Claire delivered an excellent Facebook advertising workshop to our team. It was insightful, practical, engaging and has enabled us to go forward and make great use of Facebook to reach new audiences.” Ed Green, Marketing and Business Development Manager at Derby LIVE.

Visit Derby

“I found the social media strategy workshop very informative and feel equipped and excited to be applying the knowledge gained from this in my work place. The setting and informal learning style of the workshop was very effective too and I would definitely recommend this to anyone using social media daily in the business environment.” Joanna Fisher, Visit Derby.

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“I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Saxby today where he delivered a brilliant and inspiring insight to the world of Linkedin. He managed effortlessly to design his teaching to our specific industry and managed to gain our full understanding of the topic. I recommend Status Social to any business big or small as their coaching will benefit all equally.” Tine Badh-Drost,  Senior Account Manager, Redeem

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“The training Chris delivered for staff in the media and journalism department at The Sheffield College was excellent. It was exactly what we wanted and he managed to keep a load of teachers engaged for 7 hours! We now feel much more confident about how we can use social media in our teaching and course development. He even made analytics sound fun. I will be recommending Status Social for more training courses in the future.” Tracy Mitchell, The Sheffield College.


“The sessions were great – Status Social are very inspiring! We now have tonnes of ideas on how to move forward with our new project. I would highly recommend Status Social to anyone who needs advice on social media in business.”


“Status Social provided a great workshop for our Jewellery Retail members yesterday. It was creative and allowed us all to apply what we learned to our businesses. I have taken away so much from this workshop and would definitely recommend it to others.” Maddy Richards, National Association of Jewellers


“I think sometimes in the arts, we are so frantic. We are just off doing things, we are very creative people and we just react. Sometimes we just need to stop, take stock and do a bit more planning and make things work for us a little bit better. I think social media is one of those examples where that [planning] could happen a lot better…One of the main things that came out the workshop was actually sitting down as a group and coming up with cohesive solutions to our challenges.” Stephen Munn, Director, Déda 






“Claire is exactly the type of person you want in your corner tackling all the creative social media challenges that inevitably come our way. She has terrific taste and sensibility, very solid contacts, works quickly and efficiently and has an extremely keen sense of the given task and hones in on it immediately. So much of social media marketing is knowing your audience and Claire has a sixth sense that allows her to get right to the heart of the matter with no fluff. I hope I get to work with her again soon.” Kevin Raw, General Manager at Monitor Environmental.

Else Solicitors

“Status Social’s training on LinkedIn was focused on the needs of individuals balancing busy workloads and lives. Some useful easy tips. I found them to be thoroughly helpful and he opened my eyes to new ways to use social media. Highly recommended.” Paul Dodds, Else Solicitors, Burton.





“Thank you so much for the excellent training day, it really was amazing and we all learnt so much which will definitely help us to promote ADAPT better on Facebook and on Twitter.

Claire is a fabulous trainer – so helpful and patient. We really do appreciate you and Status Social giving us the time and your expertise to enable us to use social media in a more efficient and professional manner – all of us came away buzzing and very excited.” Sue Williams, ADAPT Trustee and Development Coordinator

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“Excellent course and complex topics delivered extremely well.” Linda Busy, Managing Director, Viezu Technologies


“Claire arrived to give a presentation on LinkedIn to a group of 15 inexperienced LinkedIn users. She was very personable and kept the presentation interesting and upbeat. We would highly recommend Claire and are hoping to use her services in the future.” Clair Carrington, Director of Aspiring Business Women Ltd.

“Status Social demonstrate the ability to show others without knowledge how to do things without making it seem too complicated. I even managed to pick up a wedding viewing within hours of Status Social’s one-to-one Twitter coaching.” Colin Clark, Hilton House Hotel, Derbyshire

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“I have worked with Mark on two occasions now for Twitter and LinkedIn training. On both occasions I have come away with bags full of notes and useful tips on how to improve our social media presence. Mark presents in a fun and interactive way, showing how and why social media is so important. I have got to admit, I thought I knew it all when it came to twitter, but how little I knew until I attended Mark’s workshop. Great guy, great training and at a great price!” Mark Averill, Derby Conference Centre

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“Status Social has the perfect combination of great experience and knowledge to really get any business moving. I have hired, worked alongside and taken great tips from the team there and implore anyone reading this to make contact with them today. They will teach you all the top tricks and tips that I can guarantee, you will see your business moving within a small amount of time spent with the Status Social team. They are extremely good value and extremely good at what they do.” Stuart Baddiley, Restaurant Zest (Derby Restaurant of the Year, 2012)

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“Honestly this workshop should be a must for all small businesses looking at increasing sales, profile, customer care etc.  I would not hesitate to recommend Status Social to clients who need assistance with anything social media related including content management, policy implementation and training.” Joanne Maltby, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce

“It was a very inspiring and refreshing presentation that I thought was accurately pitched for the audience and the feedback has been fantastic. 86% of the audience described you as excellent, 14% as good.” Paige Astley, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.

“We asked Mark to look at how we could integrate social media into our marketing strategy, and to show us how we could use Linkedin to generate new business leads. We picked up a five figure new contract through LinkedIn within a week of Mark’s training. Mark’s enthusiasm and passion for the subject, as well as his great in- depth knowledge, made the day really enjoyable, and inspired a group of novices to get online! We would have no hesitation in recommending Mark.” Don Powell, Certax Accounting, Derby.

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“Mark provided social media training at our chambers which was very well received. The training was directed at all years of call and equally appreciated by members with all levels of ability with online interaction, and it is true to say that all levels of expertise achieved some valuable insight into the role of social networking in enhancing professional reputation. Mark’s training presentation showed signs of being carefully researched, thoughtfully conceived and expertly delivered in a bespoke manner.” Patricia Dunlop, Regency Chambers, Peterborough.


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“Status Social taught me how powerful LinkedIn was particularly in relation to being found on Google. I just Googled ‘Adobe Software Trainer’ and I’m now 4th on Google – only being beaten by Adobe! Normally you’d have to pay thousands of pounds to a search engine expert to get so high on Google. The Status Social Linkedin course worked wonders for me!” Mark Williams, Creative Studios


Mark came to our offices to help us get to grips with Social Media and point us in the right direction to produce a Social Media Strategy. From the moment he walked in he was professional and friendly. Mark certainly knows his subject and made it relevant to our business. We learnt what we needed to in a fun way.

Mark is a top notch Social Media expert and his training skills are excellent. I would recommend any business thinking of initiating, or improving, a social media strategy to ask Mark to help. Now we are looking forward to our in depth training with Mark on the various social media platforms.” Steph Wheldon, Fisch Design

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“I went on the Facebook course and Status Social has really helped me realise how much more our Facebook page could be doing for our company with the right planning, thanks again.” Anthony Scott, Duty Manager, Rolls-Royce Leisure.



“Mark’s BBC background as an award-winning journalist adds a rather unique and well-informed dimension when it comes to helping clients understand where to begin with social media. He makes it very easy to understand how social media can be very effective in a business context. He’s focused on the target audience and knows what will work to engage them. The fact that he’s so highly-trained just shines through when you’re working with him.” Helen Willson, Mezzo Consultancy, Leicestershire.

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“Mark Saxby’s session (at the Institute of Fundraising North Wales Conference) was fantastic! I went on a full day course on Social Media and learnt more from Mark’s hour than the whole day on that course”.
Kerry Ferguson, Hope House Children’s Hospice, Conwy, Wales.

“I recently attended Mark’s ‘Using Social Media in Fundraising’ workshop set up by the Institute of Fundraising in Scotland. He delivered a superbly structured, informative 4-hour session with ease and humour and coped skillfully with the range of experience in the room ensuring everyone remained involved.

“I left with an excellent understanding of the range of social media tools that exist out there in the digital world, which ones might be most appropriate for my fundraising aims, how to use them to tell a story, engage with my target audience and most importantly maintain the engagement. I am delighted to recommend Mark – he is a gifted presenter with a detailed understanding of social media. Thank you!” Elizabeth Millar, Millar Business Support, Glasgow, Scotland.

The Chartwell Practice

“We had a great day of training with Mark who taught a group of us how to use LinkedIn effectively and strategically. The workshop was taught in a fun way and some great tips were given by Mark who is obviously an expert in his field. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Mark again and would recommend other businesses tap into his skills so that they too can learn how to use social media to their advantage.” Martin Chilver, The Chartwell Practice, Burton Upon Trent

Universal Works Clothing

“I found our strategy session very useful, especially learning about the different social media platforms. The session gave us time to think about our social media!” Stephanie Porritt, Director, Universal Works Ltd

“Mark had clearly done relevant and necessary preparation for the training. I thoroughly enjoyed the session; it was informative, constructive and beneficial in moving the company forward in the use of LinkedIn.” Jake Waterhouse, DEKOMTE de Temple Expansion Joint Technology Ltd


“Being a young, modern adult, who grew up alongside Facebook being launched, I was sceptical to what (Status Social) could teach me about Facebook. I was so wrong. The amount of detail they went into during a short period of time was astonishing. They have taught me exactly what I needed to know in the space of half a day rather than weeks of searching about on the internet. There were many new and interesting things I had discovered about Facebook through the workshop of which I didn’t even know existed.” Saz Ismail, Chameleon School of Construction, Derbyshire


“Wow. If you are looking for someone with ‘oodles’ of flare, creativity, personality and a mind boggling level of expertise in social media marketing, Mark Saxby is your man. Mark is honest, fair, helpful and conducts his business with integrity. I highly recommend him.” Steve Fox, Fox Advising, Bristol.

“We used Mark for a half day programme on the use of LinkedIn. We all found the session extremely useful both in terms of optimising our existing profiles and in helping us to actively use LinkedIn as a marketing tool. Mark’s delivery style is both highly professional and engaging. I am happy to recommend him to others.” David Harrison, Franklands Insurance and Risk Management, Derby.

“The world of LinkedIn and social media is immense and thanks to Status Social Media they provided straight-forward training with no technical jargon to make the most out of LinkedIn. If you want to get ahead of your competitors then embark on a training session or two from Status Social Media.” Nick Taylor-Ward, Business Development Executive, Bluefin Insurance, Nottingham.


“I had a great day with Mark from Status Social. We looked at ways we can engage and grow the Riverside Conference Centre in Derby through Social Media. Looking forward to hosting large and lucrative conferences on the back of today’s activity.” Phil Coltman, The Riverside Centre.

“I would recommend coaching from Status Social to others.  The 1-to-1 nature of the coaching meant the session was really tailored to the Field Studies Council and I had the chance to ask loads of questions.  Mark provided lots of useful real-life examples and I now feel confident to go on and produce our own social media strategy.” Mel Cousins, Field Studies Council, Shropshire.

“Found Mark great to work with, he has an in depth knowledge of his subject, was a fantastic presenter and responded well to the audience. I would recommend Mark’s services to any one wanting to learn more about social media. I look forward to working with Mark in the future.” Kelly Atkins, Derbyshire Enterprise Agency

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“Mark is a real social media wizard. Some of the stuff he knows is mind blowing. I don’t use the word expert often, but the team really know their stuff. Getting in contact will certainly boost your ideas, confidence and business.” Perry Preston, Midland Transport Training

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“After starting my marketing company back in September 2015 I got the chance to finally work with Mark and his team . I had a training workshop with Mark in December 2015 to give me guidance on LinkedIn. He showed me how to use LinkedIn to gain the correct business contacts and also how to generate leads. Even in the sort time I have been using LinkedIn correctly I have found Mark’s training to be very valuable. I will continue to work with Mark and his team over the coming years. For anyone in business, social media training is so valuable to the success of any business.” Andy Wallbanks, Gate Marketing. 

“I was impressed Status had done their homework. They listened to what was required and when it came to the training day we were able to hit the ground running. I was really happy with our FIRST session – it won’t be our last. There was a lot to take in but the structure was easy enough for someone with little or no understanding of social media. I would recommend it and have!” Lee Simpkin, Tile Town, Derbyshire

“Thanks for the brilliant social media workshop. I have gained a really good insight on how Facebook operates. The ideas regarding customer engagement are really useful and have already been put in place on our Facebook page. I will definitely recommend Status Social to other businesses.” Claudia Shelbourn, Glazedale Windows


“Great workshop! Thanks Mark for a fun & informative day. Now to put those ideas to use…….watch this space!” Broadway Jewellers, Bexleyheath

VAST Stoke on Trent

“Fantastic Blogging for Business course! Picked up lots of great tips regarding how to write & post engaging content and strategy. Working for a charity its important for us to think of new and exciting ways to communicate with people, this course has definitely helped me think outside the box. Great venue , helpful and knowledgeable staff … I highly recommend this course. Thanks Status Social!” Ellie Quiney, Marketing Co-ordinator, VAST , Stoke-On-Trent

Arch Communications

“If you want to know Twitter for grown-ups, Mark is your man. A genuine expert who will teach you how to use social media to help you grow your business. What’s more, he makes it fun too. I learned so much and cannot recommend the Status Social workshops highly enough.” Matt Youdale, Arch Communications, Nottinghamshire

“I recently had the pleasure of attending one of Mark’s training sessions on LinkedIn. I found it extremely useful & informative & would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for help making the most from LinkedIn.” Toby Griffiths, Cubic Mushroom, Coalville, Leicestershire



  • East Midlands Trains
  • Saba UK (formerly Indigo UK)
  • ESG Rail


  • Saniflo
  • Allison Baby – Graco, Joie, Nuna brands.
  • Denby Pottery
  • Cistermiser
  • Ulrich Attachments
  • MasterMover
  • Smith of Derby
  • D-Tox, Lichfield
  • Hiscox Cases
  • epm: technology
  • Forterra
  • Plastic Solutions, Aldridge
  • MTM Products, Chesterfield
  • Fishbone Solutions
  • JB Kind Doors, Swadlincote
  • Pro-Kerb, Derby
  • Network Packaging, Wolverhampton
  • World Pumps magazine
  • Filtration+Separation magazine
  • Metal Finishing magazine
  • Reinforced Plastics magazine
  • ReUpCycled
  • Formpave
  • RA Tech UK


  • Roger Bullivant Ltd
  • Forterra
  • Structherm
  • Formpave
  • GF Tomlinson, Derby
  • Institute of Quarrying
  • MasterMover
  • Ulrich Attachments


  • NHS
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Headway (national office)
  • Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Air Ambulance
  • Warwick International
  • Adfam London
  • A national private healthcare group
  • The Wellbeing Clinic
  • Health Watch Derby

  Insurance and Finance

  • Bluefin Insurance, Harrogate
  • Franklands Insurance, Derby
  • The Chartwell Practice, Burton
  • Baldwins Accountants, Tamworth
  • Certax Accounting
  • Michael Fenton Accounting
  • RA Cowen and Partners, Nottingham
  • Bourne & Co Accountants, Burton
  • Clear Solutions Wealth and Tax Management, Derbyshire
  • Milestone Solutions
  • MJ Shapcott & Co
  • SME Financial Direction
  • Optimise Accountants
  • HSKS Greenhalgh


  • Vision Express (national)
  • Denby Pottery
  • Motorpoint
  • National Association of Jewellers
  • BuyMobiles.net
  • Stratstone Landrover
  • Glazedale Windows, Langley Mill
  • UK Oak Doors, Warwickshire
  • Tile Town, Derby
  • KNK, Nottingham
  • County Battery, Nottinghamshire
  • The Exeter Arms
  • Skegness Caravan Sales, Skegness
  • Pyatt & Hesbrook, Ashbourne
  • Bramley Showrooms
  • Roots Natural Foods, Sherwood, Nottinghamshire
  • Ecco Stove, Warwickshire


  • Marriott Hotels
  • Tourism North East Lincolnshire
  • Visit Derby
  • City of Caves, Nottingham
  • Derby Christmas Ice Rink
  • National Justice Museum, Nottingham
  • Tom’s Barn, Derbyshire
  • Peak Serenity, Derbyshire
  • Travel Counsellors, Alfreton
  • Top Dog Days


  • ITV
  • FORMAT International Photography Festival
  • QUAD, Derby
  • Derby Theatre
  • Derby Live
  • Officium, London
  • Derby Book Festival
  • The Culture House, Grimsby
  • Haynes Music, Spondon
  • Hilary Robinson, author, Leeds
  • Louise West Lace Design


  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Loughborough
  • University of Derby
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • The Sheffield College
  • University of Derby Corporate
  • Derby College
  • The Open University
  • Derbyshire Education Business Partnership
  • Derby High School
  • University of Derby Corporate Relations
  • Brathay Trust, Ambleside
  • eBusiness Club
  • Field Studies Council, Shropshire
  • Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
  • Digital Marketing Mentor (BTEC centre)
  • Chameleon School of Construction, Swadlincote
  • Kip McGrath Education Centres
  • Clarity Tec
  • The Sheffield College
  • University of Derby colleges of business
  • R.E.A.L. Education
  • Emmanuel School, Derby

Public sector

  • Derby City Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Three Rivers Council

Sport and Leisure

  • Derbyshire County Cricket Club
  • Derby Arena
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Stevenage Leisure
  • Derby City Council leisure centres
  • Rolls Royce Leisure
  • Derby City Council swimming campaigns
  • 24Fit
  • Everyone Active


  • Rolls Royce Leisure
  • Derby Conference Centre
  • Ashbourne Self Catering (Hollywood House)
  • Exeter Arms, Derby
  • Restaurant Zest, Derby
  • The Wonky Table, Derby

Formula 1

  • epm: technology


  • Elsevier, Amsterdam
  • Polly’s List
  • The Design Factory
  • Strauss House Productions
  • Warwick Directories


  • Nottingham City Homes
  • East Midlands Property Owners (EMPO)
  • University of Derby Accommodation
  • Accord Housing Group, West Bromwich

Estate Agents

  • Innes England
  • Graham Penny Auctions, Nottingham


  • Idom Merebrook
  • Dekomte de Temple, Gloucestershire
  • Viezu Technologies

Events and Festivals

  • FORMAT International Photography Festival
  • Derby Book Festival
  • Derby Summer Beer Festival
  • Derby Winter Beer Festival
  • Derby Summer of Festivals
  • Butter Marquees, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Gem Wedding Favours
  • Stylish Event


  • Marmalade Jewellers
  • Fitzgerald Jewellers
  • Tom French Jewellery Ltd
  • National Association of Jewellers
  • Fabricius Green
  • Cavendish Jewellers
  • Broadway Jewellers
  • Payne & Son (Goldsmiths) Ltd

Business Services

  • Institute of Directors
  • West Corporation
  • East Midlands Chamber of Commerce
  • Alps International Chartered Surveyors
  • Monitor Environmental, Ilkeston
  • Social Enterprise East Midlands
  • Instant Training, Derby
  • RiskCentric, Peterborough
  • Utility Warehouse, Ashbourne
  • Open Page, Northampton
  • Mission Accomplished, Lichfield
  • Glenwood Printing, Derby
  • HE Translations, Leicester
  • Awbery Management Centre, Repton, Derbyshire
  • S W Services
  • HR Protected, Burton
  • Company Image, Coalville
  • Richard Wileman Fleet Management, Burton
  • Diamondstar Image Consultants, Nottingham
  • BE Group, Newcastle
  • Legacy Link
  • The Riverside Centre, Derby
  • TwentyTwenty
  • Jobs4U

 Food and Drink

  • Restaurant Zest, Derby
  • Dancing Duck Brewery
  • Derby Brewing Company
  • The Wonky Table, Derby
  • Gourmet Express, Nottingham
  • Exeter Arms, Derby
  • Platts Licensed Trade Valuers, Derby
  • Cocoa Bake
  • Gelato Divino
  • Current Events


  • Mark Group, Leicester
  • Renewable Energy Focus magazine
  • Elsevier Energy Journals


  • Flint Bishop, Derby
  • Regency Chambers, Peterborough
  • Else Solicitors, Burton-Upon-Trent
  • Clerico, Nottingham
  • Fishers Solicitors, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  • Robinsons Solicitors, Derby
  • Elliot Mather Solicitors, Chesterfield
  • Centurian Legal, Nottingham
  • Ellis-Fermor & Negus, Long Eaton


  • Institute of Logistics
  • TMC Distribution, Leicester


  • Church Of England
  • Headway (national office)
  • Scottish Institute of Fundraising
  • Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Air Ambulance
  • Inspiring Scotland
  • Brathay Trust, Cumbria
  • Sustrans
  • Adfam, London
  • Council for Learning Outside The Classroom
  • Sight Support Derbyshire
  • Wales Institute of Fundraising
  • ADAPT Prembaby, Leicester
  • Treetops Hospice, Risley
  • When You Wish Upon a Star, Nottingham
  • Annabel’s Angels, Derby
  • Eden Supported Living, Newark
  • VAST, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Cast Trust, Derby
  • Sheffield Vineyard
  • Learning Disabilities Carers Direct
  • Leicester Church of Christ
  • Legacy Link
  • R.E.A.L. Education
  • Shoe Aid


  • Eight Days A Week, Birmingham
  • Fast React, Derby
  • Cost Cutters, Staffordshire
  • Hot Munkey, Leicester
  • Una Per La Strada, Nottingham

Marketing and PR

  • Marketing Derby
  • Sevendots, Amsterdam
  • Core Communcations, Hertfordshire
  • Arch Communications, Nottinghamshire
  • Paskett PR, Derby
  • Passion Marketing, Castle Donington
  • Mezzo Consultancy, Leicester
  • Forte Marketing and Public Relations, Loughborough
  • Storm Marketing, Derby
  • Essential Marketing Solutions, Derby
  • Balls2 Marketing, Derby
  • Beach Marketing, Northampton
  • Open Page, Northampton
  • Gate Marketing
  • Nielsen McAllister PR, Derby


  • Katapult, Derby
  • Revolver Revolver
  • Nine Limes Design, Chesterfield
  • Cubic Mushroom, Coalville
  • Design Wall, Derbyshire
  • Giles Davies Design
  • Rubiqa
  • KuKuApps, Nottingham
  • Damselfly Development, Ashbourne
  • Ph9
  • Fisch Design
  • Creative Studios
  • Warm and Fuzzy

Health and Beauty

  • Henley Rooms, Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Ally Law Laser Lipo
  • Sante Franglais, Market Harborough
  • Stephanie Smith, Leicester
  • Jo Taylor Fitness, Derby
  • Lisa Satchwell Energetics
  • Fitness For You
  • Be Balanced, Leeds
  • Lashious Beauty


  • Servebase Computers, Hertfordshire
  • AceCad Software
  • Workstation Specialists
  • Red Cloud IT Solutions
  • IT Sonix, Belper
  • CommonTime Apps
  • Creative Studios, Derby
  • CLS Performance Solutions, Uxbridge

Science and Research

  • Reach Separations, Nottingham
  • Asynt, Isleham, Cambridgeshire
  • High Force Research, Bowburn, Durham

Photography and Video

  • Electra Films
  • Matt Jones Photography
  • Rob Brittle Photography, Burton Upon Trent
  • F Stop Press, Ashbourne


  • Zest Business Coaching, Melbourne
  • Fox Advising, Bristol
  • Deborah Labbate, Nottingham
  • Clear Coach, Derby
  • Millar Business Support, Glasgow
  • Langley Solutions
  • Neish Consultancy, Derby


  • Pets Partners and Pals
  • Top Match


  • Leisure: Nightair Discotecheques, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Pets: Pets Located, Daventry
  • Gardening: Lawn3, Derby
  • Environmental Services: Aquasentry, Birstall, West Yorkshire
  • Valeting: DG Valeting, Derby
  • Coffee: Organo Gold