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Matterport at Windy Nook Cottage

Dated: July 10, 2018

The Journey So Far All the way back in 2012, Jo ‘Smiley’ Hailey took a step into the latest technology world of Google Street View Inside. Her first ever 360 Tour was of the Rose & Crown in St Albans. She then qualified and became a certified a Google Trusted photographer, meaning she had access […]

KickOff@3 Walthamstow 2018

Dated: March 13, 2018

What is KickOff@3? ALREADY KNOW WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT? CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE PHOTOS KickOff@3 is a social and charitable initiative that began in 2017. KickOff@3 brings together diverse communities and spreads multiple charity awareness to young people while having fun. The 2017 events were so well received and organised that interest […]

KickOff@3 Initiative

Dated: February 19, 2018

  View the gallery   What is KickOff@3? CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO DATES, LOCATIONS AND CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE 2018 TOURNAMENTS. KickOff@3 is the brainchild of Michael Wallace and Ashley Levien. Michael a serving Police Officer working in Youth Engagement is passionate about supporting youth and community initiatives outside work too. Ashley Levien […]

Google My Business page posts

Dated: November 7, 2017

Google My Business now has a Post feature   Google My Business certainly has had some changes over the years. When I first started as a Google Trusted Photographer back in 2012 it was a Google Places Page. Not many businesses were aware they had them and even fewer had ownership of them. A consequence […]

6 Email Marketing Ideas

Dated: April 24, 2017

If email marketing is something you’ve thought about but are not sure what to write, this guest post from Julie Joseph, The Virtual Marketeer may give you some ideas. Email can be at the centre of your relationship marketing strategy and is a valuable communication tool that can be used in a myriad of ways. […]

Announcing the Charity Ball Auction List!

Dated: January 19, 2017

We are very pleased to announce some of lovely donations that have been made for our auction at our big charity ball on Saturday 4th February 2017. Take a look at this list of awesome goodies! Remember you can book your place (or table) by contacting Jo on 0800 298 2119 or email What […]

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CEO Sleepout – A Night Sleeping Rough

Dated: November 16, 2016

I have donated to homeless charities for many years. This year with the advent of my twins going up to University and the reality of empty nest setting in I found myself thinking about those less fortunate. So, when an advert for CEO Sleepout popped up on Facebook, then on LinkedIn I felt compelled to […]

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How to Add or Claim your Google My Business Listing

Dated: November 2, 2016

What is the best way to rank prominently on Google? The easiest and cheapest option is to use your Google My Business listing. In a previous Striking Places news post ‘Why is Google My Business Essential for All Business Owners?’ we listed 5 compelling reasons to be ranked prominently on Google. The most obvious is […]

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CEO Sleepout London 2016

Dated: October 19, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that Striking Places very own CEO, Google accredited photographer Jo Hailey, will be taking part in this year’s CEO Sleepout London.   What is CEO Sleepout London? CEO Sleepouts are overnight events that raise money to fight homelessness and poverty across the UK. Currently, there are seven in all throughout the year; […]

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Why is Google My Business essential for all business owners?

Dated: October 12, 2016

Why is Google My Business essential for all business owners? The answer is that the internet has completely transformed the way customers find what they are looking for. They search, they visit, they buy. Google My Business helps those customers find you! It is the primary way of adding your business to the official Google […]

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Striking Places Summer Part Two – The BBC Interview at Westminster Abbey

Dated: September 23, 2016

You may recall in Striking Places Summer Part One we were four hours from Calais in a beautiful campsite in the middle of a forest when we got the call. Did Striking Places Jo Hailey wanted to be interviewed for the BBC London News outside Westminster Abbey the following afternoon? Yes!! You left us stuck in […]

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Striking Places First Birthday since our Rebrand

Dated: August 19, 2016

We can hardly believe it but it’s Striking Places FIRST Birthday already. It is also National Honey Bee Day! We’re really chuffed to share it with bees! Bees are one of our favourite things; apart from wine, cheese and chocolate!   So we’re popping open the champagne to celebrate our one-year anniversary. Not our first […]

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