Google heads to Weston-super-Mare


Google will be in Weston-super-Mare on Friday 20 October at Weston’s new creative and digital hub, The Stable, to give advice to businesses and residents on how to improve their digital footprint.

The internet giant is offering free digital training at the pop-up sessions, Digital Garage, as part of the latest stop on its coastal towns tour. The workshops will include:

Building a digital marketing plan

Social media strategy

Understanding Google Analytics

Writing for social media

The event will take place at The Stable from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

The Stable’s manager Kerry O’Neill commented: “For our first major venue booking to be from Google is such a coup, as our co-working hub focuses on the creative, digital and tech industries. We can’t wait to welcome Google and the local people who have booked onto its free face-to- face courses and to show them what Weston and its new co-working hub have to offer.”

The Digital Garage event will see Google experts provide one-to-one free mentoring and workshops to businesses or individuals interested in learning and developing digital skills.

Ronan Harris, Google UK&Ireland Managing Director, said: “In the digital age, a basic understanding of how the online world works is useful and when it comes to business, it’s essential. We are delighted to bring the Google Digital Garage to Weston-super-Mare and ensure everyone has access to free digital skills workshops and 1:1 coaching. We hope you’ll just pop in and get the skills you need to become more confident online, grow your career or business, and maybe even launch the next big idea.”

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees commented: “The Stable is part of the bigger town centre regeneration, and we are delighted to welcome Google to Weston’s creative hub. Digital skills are a key area of growth, and for small businesses a vital skill to utilise. In a fast moving world, these workshops will offer new opportunities for Weston organisations.”

The Stable is part of the Weston Town Centre Regeneration Programme that will see improvements to key development sites and infrastructure projects and help to remove barriers and positively encourage investment within the town.

The vision for the town centre is focused around the themes of living, learning and lifestyle, with plans to attract more people to live in the in the town centre creating a lively, university town which will further improve the local economy.

For more information or to register for Google workshops, visit https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage/f2f