Barry Tolson Web2Day
Local Business Consultant
mobile 07914 392047
landline 0121 288 2260
address PO Box 15025
January 2015 – Present (5 months)Solihull
Do You Have An Online & Offline Strategy?
Hi, I’m Barry Tolson and I’m unusual, in a web guy, in that I have run a £3 million+ distribution company and a £300K ecommerce business too. I know where to find the money in your business and turn that fancy web site into a money earner. I will also look at your Offline route to market and link that with your Online business presence to get your marketing working on both fronts.
So, together with the Online and Offline business knowledge I can deliver I also offer affordable websites and hosting around the Wordpress platform. Due to being involved in ecommerce and AdWords since 2002 I can bring a wealth of knowledge to bear on your web presence and therefore your earning potential.
My Starter Package is a one-page website for £95 (extra pages £50 per page) and then £25 per month. This includes Wordpress hosting (you can edit yourself) on a fast SSD server, SSL certificate and weekly backup, plugin/theme updates, security, spam elimination and Wordpress updates.
In addition, for existing successful entrepreneurs, there are ways to create membership sites, setup a shopping cart, create great sales landing pages, add SEO, add Analytics and CRM systems too, all be it at an extra cost.
You know how it is when you look at your Wordpress site and there are 19 plugin updates including Wordpress and you are afraid to do anything? Or maybe you have been hacked? I can solve this...
I offer a Wordpress maintenance service that gets the site updated and then keeps it so. Initially it is £50 (£100 if hacked) to get it updated and secure then £25 per month for a weekly backup, plugin/theme updates, security, spam elimination and Wordpress updates. If you want a daily backup, it’s £49 per month.
Perhaps now is the time to integrate your Online and Offline Marketing and make your website work for you?
Just give me a call on 07914 392047 for an initial chat.
Kind Regards Barry Tolson
June 2010 – May 2015 (5 years)Solihull
Closet Geek and Support Framework. whilst also doing IQ Binding.
June 2010 – January 2015 (4 years 8 months)
Sales of Thermal Binding Machines through IQBinding direct to end users via website and eBay
August 2004 – September 2009 (5 years 2 months)Batley
Supplier of AV Equipment to Online/Offline market using AdWords and ecommerce. Crossover of dates was because I was also winding up Liesegang. Successful online business until Northern Rock disaster in August 2008 where business collapsed overnight. Took time out to care for elderly mother and sister with cancer.
January 1995 – February 2005 (10 years 2 months)Batley
New UK start up as distributor for Liesegang Germany. Audio Visual Wholesale and Trade Distributor.
UK Distributor for Wolfvision Visualisers. plus many others... MiPro, Aethra, Smit Visuals, MW, Panasonic.
January 1995-1996 T/O Zero - £1.6 Million. IN the second year became Liesegang's largest distributor in the world.
January 2002 T/O £3.6 million. 17 employees.
During 2003 and 2004 the prices and margins were hit badly. Liesegang Germany ceased trading in August 2004 and with no prospect of any replacement product I had to wind the UK business up quickly. From this came AV4Business.
September 1992 – January 1995 (2 years 5 months)
Steljes didn't have a Northern Operation when I joined them they were a small outfit at 333 Chiswick High Road above the timber merchants. They specialised in LCD panels that sat on an overhead projector (OHP) and showed your computer image, these were early days. I came to them because I had worked with some of the early adopters of this technology and seemed to know what I was doing.
I worked on a self employed basis until one day they got the UK distribution for InFocus LCD Panels. This changed everything and the business grew and grew. I brought the Liesegang distribution to Steljes so that we had high powered OHPs for our LCD Panels. By the January of 2004 the Northern Region's turnover equalled the South's. In August 2004, and after winning a massive contract with Barclays for rear projection for their X Windows training system, it was decided to integrate the region into the South and cut commissions, my position became untenable.
I had been offered the job of running Liesegang UK and at this point terminating the relationship became the only option.
March 1989 – September 1992 (3 years 7 months)Solihull
Northern Region Manager selling Anders & Kern AV equipment to wholesalers and dealers. Also selling film based products for use in photocopiers that can then be projected OHP Film.
October 1985 – April 1989 (3 years 7 months)Batley
Sales of Dunlop sports equipment to trade.
January 1984 – October 1985 (1 year 10 months)Batley
June 1979 – January 1984 (4 years 8 months)Batley
February 1977 – June 1979 (2 years 5 months)
September 1974 – January 1977 (2 years 5 months)Batley
Covered every department and I mean every department.
Dispatch including journey planning and loading
Accounts Costing, Bought Ledger, Sales Ledger
Buying Spent six month covering illness buying all raw materials
Production Production Planning of manufacture for all departments
Product Development Inventing new biscuits
Export Department Bills of lading etc.
1973 – 1974
Left after one year.
Physics, Chemistryt and Biology 'A' Levels. Maths and English 'O' Level
1966 – 1973
Activities and Societies: Sergeant Combined Cadet Force