Mentoring advisory board

Different to many other social media agencies and training providers, The Social Media Academy benefits from the a highly experienced and diverse Advisory Board.

As a result of our long standing relationships with these talented and successful individuals and their organisations, our Advisory Board members offer support and guidance to all members of the Academy free of charge. (Please click here for membership details)

Their support, coupled with our specific social media experience and dedication to training and development, results in a unique offer that will enable you to exceed your business goals, and harness the full potential of the on-line space.

Lucas Wager

Cloud Services Leader at IBM Global Services, who started at IBM as an apprentice and now supports apprenticeships and will be visiting our colleges on various occasions.

Dame Emma Jane Brown

As a former international show jumper with a successful 20 year career at the very top during which time Emma secured numerous coveted championships and represented Great Britain in the Nations Cup 13 times.

Rajay Naik

Director of Government and External Affairs at The Open University and Chairman for UK Programmes at Big Lottery Fund

Jason Wouhra

Chair of West Midlands IoD & Director & Company Secretary at East End Foods plc

Steve Brittan

Managing director at BSA Machine Tools Ltd. Immediate Past President at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce & Governor at BMet College.

Mike Hopkins

Principal at a South and City College Birmingham, one of UK's largest Colleges with Beacon Status

Nic Preston

Chief Executive SFEDI Awards - The Awarding Organisation for Enterprise and Enterprise Support

Exciting new board member to be introduced soon.

Mohammed Khan

Owner & Director at Braywhite

Tarik Chawdry

Assistant Director at Birmingham City Council - Award Winning HR & Business Solutions FCIPD , MA , MSc

Exciting new board member to be introduced soon.

Elizabeth Gooch MBE

Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). Founder and chief executive of a PLC company

Former apprentices who are now directors & members of the advisory board