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Founder, Patrick Cutliffe, is a lead trainer for Facebook's Digital Skills Training Programme.

Patrick is an expert speaker and trainer for Facebook, Google, Shell and Estee Lauder.

Our amazing trainers work with the world’s top brands including Facebook, Shell and Google to name a few.

Patrick Cutliffe

Patrick launched BuzzStart Academy in January 2019 and by February had partnered with Facebook as the first partnership.

Patrick has trained over 10,000 apprentices in Digital Marketing across the UK in 3 years since he moved to Bristol from his home Derry in Northern Ireland.

From March 2017 – March 2019, Patrick was a lead digital trainer for Google’s Digital Garage and trained 20,000+ businesses, entrepreneurs, charities and SMEs across the UK and Ireland, in Digital Marketing, Social Media, Analytics and many other topics. 

Since August 2018, Patrick has been an expert speaker for Google’s award-winning, Squared Online Digital Leadership course, teaching online classes to an average of 200 students / class across the world. Students include Executives, Directors and employees within some of the biggest brands in the world including Estee Lauder and Shell. 

Patrick today is a highly sought-after trainer, consultant and expert in all things Digital, Anxiety and Music Industry.

Emma Gribben

Emma Gribben is a global digital marketing consultant, trainer and mentor working on digital projects for a range of clients both locally and internationally.

Emma works with agencies, brands, SMEs and start-ups to provide expert digital marketing services to help each business reach its objectives and goals.

Named as one of NI’s Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars and the Young Digital Person of 2018 this award-winning digital consultant is a training partner to Google on three of their digital training programmes throughout Europe.

Emma has worked with global brands such as Pandora, Electrolux, Vodafone, Hastings Hotels, The Belfast Telegraph and Expedia to name a few.

Amanda Walls

Amanda is an experienced digital marketer with over 10 years’ experience across Australia, Asia Pacific & the UK working with some of the biggest household names to implement international multi-channel marketing campaigns.

Her current remit covers multi-million marketing spends across both national & multi-national campaigns, in addition to working across key advertising accounts spending £150k+ per month. She works closely with large national & multi-national companies managing campaigns directly & working together with in-house teams & has received numerous nominations for Ecommerce & Digital awards.

Amanda is an experienced digital marketing trainer having worked for the last 2 years for Google’s Digital Garage program across the UK & also with several private & independent companies delivering digital skills training to some of the UK’s biggest names. In addition, she delivers training courses specialising in Digital Marketing & Google Analytics for Imparture in London, Manchester & Online with an average trainer rating of 9.7.

She looks forward to continuing her work in digital training in the upcoming workshops.

Craig McHugh

Craig is the founder and principle consultant of Living Your Learning, is a learning and people development expert who has spent over 18 years in a variety of private and public sector industries, successfully helping thousands of people and many businesses and organisations to develop, improve and get the results they need.

Through impactful and effective training, coaching and consultancy solutions and with a passion for communication of all kinds, Craig uses his exceptional skills as an inspirational and natural developer of people, to provide amazing learning experiences that work and can be applied in the real world.

Edgars Boitmanis

Edgars is from Riga, Latvia. He studied Business Administration in the U.S. at Oklahoma City University, where his journey in the digital industry began. As president of the student government, he led a project to implement the University’s mobile app for students.

After graduating he landed a job at Monscierge, a mobile app provider for the world’s largest hotel brands, where he led efforts to expand Monsciere’s presence in the EMEA market. He then continued his digital sales and marketing career at UserZoom (leading UX research software), and iProspect (one of the world’s biggest digital agencies).

Edgars’ developed his sales and lead generation skills throughout his career. He learnt how to generate online traffic with Google and Facebook Ads with the best possible ROI. In addition, he became an expert on how to structure website content to drive a user towards completing the desired action on the website. His inbound marketing systems are delivering hundreds of leads daily for multiple SME’s.

He is also passionate about spreading his knowledge and training staff in various companies on how to leverage a website’s data in order to make better business decisions and develop business KPI’s. He recently debuted in the online teaching world with a Udemy course on Google’s Data Studio.