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Shortlisted for the prestigious title of Marketer of the Year in the 2017 CIM Northern Awards

Our Director Dawn McGruer MCIM FRSA MIoD has made it through the awards selection process and has been nominated as a Finalist in the CIM Northern Awards 2017 for ‘Marketer of The Year' which is another outstanding achievement she can celebrate in 2017.

Our Head Trainer & Founder – Dawn McGruer FRSA MCIM MIoD

Dawn has a wealth of knowledge from digital tools to proven strategies and has worked both with clients and delegates over 17 years to assist in getting the best return on investment from their marketing efforts.

There are Six marketers shortlisted for CIM Northern Awards 

  • Four Yorkshire marketers shortlisted for the CIM Northern Awards
  • Two North West marketers shortlisted for the CIM Northern Awards 

Dawn is one of six marketers who have been shortlisted for the prestigious title of Marketer of the Year in the 2017 CIM Northern Awards, sponsored by The Marketing Trust.

The CIM Northern Awards, now in its third year, celebrates the insight, creativity and success of the Northern marketing industry, the outstanding campaigns and the talent from across the region. There are 17 award categories, 13 of which are open to entries, and the evening event will once again be hosted by TV’s Andy Crane.

Diane Earles, Network Manager for CIM, said “The shortlist is an impressive who’s who of the marketing talent in the North of England.”

The shortlist is as follows:

  1. Phil Batty, Director of Public Engagement and Legacy at Hull UK City of Culture 2017
  2. Nigel Hunter, Marketing & Customer Director at
  3. Richard Kenyon, Director of Marketing and Communications at Everton Football Club
  4. Theresa Lindsay, Head of Corporate Marketing at Hitachi
  5. Chris Cotterill, Head of Marketing at Plusnet
  6. Dawn McGruer, Founder of Business Consort
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The winner will be announced by judge, Steve Antoniewicz, Managing Director of Recommended Agency Register, at the awards ceremony in Manchester on Thursday 09 November.

Full details of the shortlist and the event are available at


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Dawn McGruer FRSA

Business Consort - Digital & Social Media Academy was established in 2005 by me, Dawn McGruer FRSA - I have over 15 years experience as a digital marketing practioner, consultant and as a trainer. I have also just been invited to become a Fellow of the RSA – The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce founded in 1754. This invite comes as recognition of my expertise in the field of social media marketing and her work to raise awareness of the advantages of social media to business owners. We are one of the world leading training organisations and are accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing. With over 2 million subscribers we provide Social Media and Digital Marketing Training Courses including the CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing.

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