Date Location Price
September 8, 2021 Brighton £700 £600 - Early Bird Register

Your Trainers

Robert Craven

Robert Craven

GYDA (Grow Your Digital Agency)

Meet your trainer

Robert Craven has spent the past five years running three and four-month growth programs for the top digital agencies in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Poland and South Africa. Author of Grow Your Digital Agency and Digital Agency Strategy Workbook. Founder of the GYDA (Grow Your Digital Agency) Initiative, he runs the Digital Agency Mastermind.

Gareth Healey has spent the majority of his 24-year career in the marketing agency sector, and for 15 years was partner and CEO of a £12.5M, 175 person, integrated agency based in Leeds and London. Since successfully exiting his agency in 2017, Gareth has been spending his time mentoring other agency owners and select tech startups. An angel investor, he was 1 of 4 finalists for the coveted “Mentor of the Year” award at the 2019 National Mentoring Awards.

Gareth uses his first-hand knowledge of growing an agency to help our clients do the same. Giving invaluable insight into the digital agency world, helping avoid the same pitfalls and mentoring leaders with the path of growth used by most high-achievers.


Who should attend this course?

Directors and owner-founders of digital agencies.

What to expect

If you register for one of our training courses you don’t only get a day of in-depth and practical training from some of the industry’s most respected professionals, you also get a ticket to Europe’s biggest specialist SEO event.

100% Money Back Guarantee

There’s simply no worse feeling than putting aside a day out of the office to go to a training course, handing over your cash and a course failing to live up to your expectations.

We do all we possibly can to make our courses the best you’ve attended but if you ever feel we didn’t live up to your expectations, we’ll give you a total refund, no questions asked.

The time to act is now!

The next recession is already pencilled for 2025/6 (as the costs of 2020 sink in). Meanwhile, we have a window of opportunity to set up our agencies for the next year or so of economic rebound. Do not waste this opportunity.

Working and speaking with over 2,000 agencies through Covid, 15% are thriving, 35% are surviving, 40% are struggling and 10% are dying – which are you and what do you need to do?
Discuss the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of growing your agency out of lockdown through Christmas and into 2022.

Meet and work with like-minded agency directors facing similar challenges as the business environment continues to morph.

Issues include planning for 2022, responding to the volatile environment, acquiring more/better clients, maintaining staff morale and performance.

Share tools, tips, techniques and ideas. What has worked for you in the Lockdowns and how can you take this learning forward? Take away real-life practical ideas for you and your agency.

Over 12 months to Covid, 119 agency clients saw revenue up 57% and EBITDA up 137%.

Clients include Google Partners worldwide and several global award-winning agencies.

A unique blend of hands-on digital agency experience, evidence-based knowledge and plain common sense.

Course content

Each part of the day will comprise an intro, then the delegates will work in groups to discuss and share their solutions to specific issues.

What the best do differently – an intro. Understand how and what the high-performers do differently

  • What the best did differently through Covid
  • How good is your agency? Score your agency, agree your key issues and prioritise them
  • Obsessions of the successful – map out the wallpaper exercise to plan your next 6 months strategically
  • Problem-solving session – work together to solve specific problems in the room
  • Next actions

What you’ll gain from this course

  • How to set up and create a strategy that can be delivered
  • How good is your agency? How to calibrate yourself
  • How to work with peer agency owners
  • What to emulate of what the best are already doing

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Why Train with BrightonSEO

Experts, not Trainers

We won’t waste your time sitting you in front of full time trainers who haven’t got their hands dirty for god knows how long; we get experts from different fields of the industry on board to give you the information they know works, not just the theory of what’s supposed to.

Specific, Detailed and Unique

Most training providers are looking for a course they can run month after month, week after week, so they end up being general and catch-all. Not our courses … they’re more detailed and in-depth than you’ll find anywhere else.

You Drive the Agenda

We don’t drive the agenda, you do. Before each training course, we ask what you want to be taught, and we actually listen. All the workshops we run have been selected because they’re the most commonly requested training subjects useful to you.

Group Sizes

The group sizes are ideal, more than a handful to offer a bit of diversity and substance to the day, but small enough that the training can remain hands-on and personal, making sure all questions are directly answered.

The Perfect Duration

The day runs from 9.30-4.00 to keep it punchy. Any longer than that and it starts to drag, any shorter and you’re not able to properly sink your teeth into what you’re covering. Don’t worry, you’ll also get plenty of breaks to network.

Proper Food & Drink

There’s a couple of coffee breaks, morning and afternoon, and we also provide a proper lunch. That’s right, we’re talking real food with beer and wine rather than soggy sandwiches or mush slopped from a tray.


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Danielle Easton
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I absolutely loved the training I just attended and thought it was completely worth my time and my company's money. My head is about to explode with new information right now.
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Juliet Perrachon-Bazire d’Arguesse
Co Founder, Bébé Voyage

We attend every Brighton SEO (it's like our Christmas!)
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Laura Slingo
Digital Campaign Manager, Seeker Digital

I would heartily recommend this course to anyone in the eCommerce field who wants to get to maximize their SEO potential. (Ecommerce Live Online)
Jon Sharman

Jon Sharman
SEO Specialist, Life Science Group

I've gained invaluable learnings and taken away actionable tactics and ideas for strategy formulation which I've been able to act upon almost immediately. The informal yet structured classroom style of delivery provided an excellent inclusive and engaging environment.
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Matt Allfrey
SEO Manager, iCrossing UK

Duncan’s CRO training was fantastic. He demonstrated the conversion optimisation process in a methodical and engaging way, using relevant case studies and activities to bring it to life. I definitely left with a reinforced appreciation of how important CRO is for us and also the confidence to strengthen our own optimisation programme.
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Sarah Wilhelmi
Head of SEO,

I had a long wishlist of things I wanted to be able to do, It was clear from the start that the trainer was a real specialist who knows the topic inside out.
Rob Watson

Rob Watson
Head of Marketing, Glendinning Group

The training at BrightonSEO gives you unique, small-group access to some of the best minds in the business who give you actionable tips to take away and improve how you do things straight away. Oh and you get a free lunch
Stuart Kerr

Stuart Kerr
Head of Digital, Liberty Games

It's great to interact directly with industry experts in the SEM field, it also gives you the chance to ask some technical questions. I will be going to Brighton SEO again!
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Brett Saltalamacchia
SEO Analyst, Lovehoney

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