Join Facebook ambassador Luan Wise for International Women's Day Meet-up

Gloucestershire-based marketer Luan Wise has been chosen as an ambassador for Enterprise Nation, as part of their #SheMeansBusiness campaign in partnership with Facebook.

The 2018 campaign launches on March 8 to coincide with International Women's Day and to mark the occasion, Luan will be hosting an event for female entrepreneurs, company founders and businesswomen at the Cheltenham's Queens Hotel from 6pm.

Enterprise Nation, the UK's biggest small business community, is hosting networking meet-ups across the country on the day, and business owners are invited to come along to their local event to meet other entrepreneurs, hear start-up stories and enjoy a glass of wine in good company.

As an accredited #SheMeansBusiness social media trainer, Luan will be informally sharing her social media knowledge and expertise and providing details of her upcoming training events.

"International Women's Day has been a significant milestone for my own business," said Luan.

"I was spotted by LinkedIn's PR agency back in 2015 as one of the top five female marketers in the UK for their #LinkedInBestConnected social campaign for International Women's Day also which led to me writing and delivering content for their international learning platform."

"Receiving such recognition after years of hard work was amazing. It truly shows how using social media for business can get you noticed. It doesn't require big budgets, but it does take time; there are no shortcuts to getting results."

"I'm looking forward to hosting the event on March 8 and meeting other women who have started their own business or are interested in striking out alone. There's a huge value in taking time out for training and networking. I love to share what works for me, and my clients, and to discuss ideas with others. Learning never stops when you run your own business!"

Tickets for the meet-up at the Queen's Hotel cost £5 and are available on Eventbrite:

Luan is also running a series of free training courses for SMEs at Gloucestershire College in Gloucester including a full day's programme on Social Media for Business on March 8. For more information, call the Gloucestershire College Business Hub team on 01452 563403 or email


About Luan

Luan Wise is a chartered marketer with more than 15 years' experience of working with clients including Hilton, Royal Mail, Panasonic, and the University of Cambridge.

Luan's career in marketing started 'web first', managing content and building online communities. She helped many businesses to produce their first websites. For most of her agency-side career, Luan worked for Hilton, planning and managing complex multimedia, multi-site promotional campaigns for its national and international chain of health clubs.

In 2007, Luan switched to become a client-side marketer, joining a new business operating in the newly liberalised postal marketplace. With Luan's support, the business's annual sales rocketed from £3 million to £60 million over the next five years.

In 2009, Luan discovered social media and hasn't put her smartphone down since.

Luan was recognised as one of the top five female marketers in the UK for the #LinkedInBestConnected social campaign in 2015.

She was nominated as one of the UK's Top 50 creative freelancers by The Drum magazine and included within Insider Magazine's 42 under 42 annual programme recognising some of the most dynamic and inspirational young entrepreneurs in the South West of the UK.

Luan is an inspiring speaker and has presented at events led by, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Direct Marketing Association (DMA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE), and Enterprise Nation.

Luan is vice-chair and board trustee for the Communication, Advertising and Marketing (CAM) Education Foundation, an active ambassador for IPSE, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed and within Gloucestershire where she lives, is a member of the GFirstLEP Business and Professional Services Sector Group. She served as Chair for Gloucestershire and vice-chair of the South West Regional Board for the Chartered Institute of Marketing (2012-2017) and the West & Wales regional council of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) for five years.

Contact Luan by email or phone 01242 420597, mobile 07738 122817

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I am a chartered marketer, with almost 20 years’ experience in agency-side, client-side and consulting roles. I run a consultancy business, working with clients large and small to help them work more effectively, maximise new business opportunities, and to grow sustainably. I am author of the award-winning book, Relax! It’s Only Social Media, and creator of the Social Media Planner. I am proud to be a course instructor for, LinkedIn’s online learning platform and an accredited social media trainer for the Facebook/Enterprise Nation #SheMeansBusiness campaign. I regularly host public courses as well as offering bespoke in-house training and one-to-one coaching.