Champion of the Week
Meet our Champion of the Week: Guy Tomlinson, Owner of SEO CoPilot
My name is Guy Tomlinson, the owner of Chesterfield based business SEO CoPilot. At SEO CoPilot, we offer an array of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and Website Design Services – including Graphic Design, Website Development and Re-Design, Social Media Marketing and Local SEO services.
Our aim is to help each and every one of our clients, no matter what the size of their business, achieve online success through our tried and tested ethical techniques. Online presence is important in any industry, and it is becoming increasingly important for businesses to stay ahead of competition.
The team we have at SEO CoPilot are both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Web Design, SEO and other online marketing, and always go above and beyond for the clients we work for.
What are the main benefits of working/running a business in Chesterfield?
The opportunities available in Chesterfield are what makes it a great place to run a business – there are new developments constantly being made in and around Chesterfield, and I think that this will build up a strong local economy and great prospects for the future.
Which local business would you recommend and why?
A local business that we work closely with for any printing needs (whether it be for us or our clients) is Minuteman Press. We can always rely on them to provide a high quality service and quick turnaround, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a local printing service for their business.
How would you describe Chesterfield to a potential visitor?
Chesterfield provides a combination of history (such as the Crooked Spire and the Shambles) and modern development. I think that this provides the basis for a great town for local people and businesses alike.
Which development do you think will most benefit the town?
I think that the Elder Way project in Chesterfield town centre will be the most beneficial to the town, as it will bring lots of new jobs to the businesses in the area and will add to the towns appeal. I also think that the variety of industries that will use the building will be good for the town, including a hotel, gym and restaurants.
Which events are working well in Chesterfield and what kinds of events would you like to see in the future?
I think that the concerts which are held at the Proact Stadium prove very popular amongst local people, and bring crowds of people from the surrounding areas to Chesterfield – with previous acts being Elton John, Lionel Richie and Tom Jones.
I would like to see a wider range of bands and artists performing in Chesterfield, from different music genres.
What excites you most about the future of Chesterfield?
I am excited about the potential for small businesses in Chesterfield, as I believe that the local economy is benefiting from the developments that are being made, and will continue to do so.
Where in Chesterfield would you recommend for a lunchtime treat?
A favourite place of mine to hold business meetings is Casa Hotel, as they offer a good selection of hot and cold drinks plus complimentary biscuits for visitors.
What can we change or develop further within Chesterfield’s town centre to help it thrive?
Although Chesterfield is a good place to work, I feel it could do with more investment to attract larger businesses and organisations as this would likely bring more visitors from the surrounding areas and benefit the local economy.
How does working in Chesterfield differ from where you’ve worked before?
I have always worked in larger cities, so it differs in that respect, as Chesterfield is much less busy, and the competition isn’t as large. Having said this, I do like that it’s smaller in some ways – for example the community feel amongst local businesses is a positive because it provides a network of support which you don’t get in larger areas.
What advice would you give to someone establishing a business/beginning work in Chesterfield?
Network with local businesses and get to know the organisations that can help you. There are lots of good networking opportunities and organisations offering business advice and mentoring.