Media Release: Social networking pilot success for NSDesign

A SUCCESSFUL pilot scheme to promote the benefits of social media to small businesses and new-starts is now to be rolled out as a monthly event.

E-commerce company, NSDesign, teamed up with Business Gateway to deliver the Embrace the Space workshop through their network.

The initial event was used to gauge interested from businesses and was sold out within weeks.

As a result of the success, two sessions will now be held each month at the Business Gateway premises in Paisley and Clydebank.

Managing director of NSDesign, Gary Ennis, is a long-time advocate of social networking sites.

He said: “We had a fantastic response to the initial workshop which was oversubscribed to start with and we are delighted that these are now being rolled out on a monthly basis. It has been great working with Business Gateway on this as we are now reaching a far greater audience with our workshop.

“The feedback we have had from attendees so far has been great and there really is a keen interest out there from businesses of all sizes who want to see how they can capitalise on social networking and make it work for them.”

Ronnie McLaren, from Business Gateway, said:

We are delighted that NSDesign will now be offering their workshop to our clients each month. The response for the first event was really encouraging and showed that businesses in Renfrewshire were interested in learning how social media can benefit their company. Now, business owners in Clydebank can also pick up important skills and knowledge and hopefully use social media to develop their companies.”

The Paisley workshop will be held at Business Gateway (Gilmour Street) on Tuesday April 27th and the Clydebank workshop will be held in the Titan Enterprise Centre (next to Clydebank College) on Thursday April 29th.

For further information on social networking Embrace the Space workshops please contact Gary at NSDesign on 0141 585 6390 or

Business Gateway provides practical help, advice and support for new and growing businesses.

To find out more about how Business Gateway can help you set up and develop your own business as well as find out when and where workshops are taking place, visit or call 0845 609 6611. Alternatively call your local Business Gateway office directly on 0141 435 7570.


Issued on behalf of NSDesign by The BIG Partnership.

For further information on this release please contact Kate McCheyne on 0141 333 9585 / 07766076 469

Notes to editors:

About NSDesign

NSDesign has been helping businesses and organisations maximise their success online since 1999.

The company designs innovative products and services that allow their clients to do things better on the web, ranging from initial domain name registration and web hosting, to custom web development, ecommerce systems, internet marketing and training, and deliver these solutions to a range of clients from start-up companies to government bodies and universities.

The focus is strongly on accessibility and usability, providing the tools to empower users with full control over their account, backed by in-house expertise to rely upon when required.

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