Occupation: Co-owner of Recruitment and Training Company
Business: Riverside Childcare Riverside Training Company Riverside Nannies
How did you hear about my research? Twitter
Twitter name: @nannytraining
Other: Facebook Riverside Childcare
Charity supported: Richard House Children’s Hospice chesed bursary fund
What social media platforms do you use?Business: Facebook Twitter – we have both a company page and a further one where the childcarers communicate to each other.
Personal Facebook LinkedIn
How often do you check your social media platforms? Several times a day
How important is digital media in your business and personal life? Business life – it has opened up entirely new ways of reaching clients and fellow professionals and on a personal basis I live partly in the US it enables me to effectively keep contact with my friends and family
What do you use digital media for?
- News yes
- Business trends yes
- Gossip yes
- Entertainment yes
- E-learning yes
- Sports updates yes
- Business promotion yes
How has digital media enhanced your business? Opened new pathways
Do you use digital media to support your chosen charity?
Yes via justgiving and as a recipient of information
How long have you run your business and what is your role?
24 years co-owner active in all areas on a day to day basis
Do you use social media to interact with your family or friends? yes
What do you use social media for mainly work or play? Mixed
How do you use social media for business, social interaction, fun, or current affairs?
To reach out, learn about trends and to keep up to date with news.
Do you share your social media updates across all platforms?
I mix and match how I communicate.
Do you have two social media profiles? One for business and one for personal use?
If yes, why?
To keep a firm separation for example some of my friends donlt require parenting information as their children have grown up or they don’t have children yet – there is howefver some cross over as people are interested – we have a specialism in the delivery of safeguarding training and the Saville enquiry and Sandyhook has prompted to think about this issues that affect children
What topics of interest do you follow via digital media? Sports world politics childcentric issues
Do you use Skype or Face Time? Both
Do you use Social media on your mobile phone? yes
How important is digital media to your business or personal life? very
Do you buy or read magazines, journals or newspapers online? Daily telegraph
Do you book your holidays online or go to a travel agent? On line
How much of your business and professional life is conducted online? A lot
Do you read and use social media when on vacation? Yes