• Helen Walsh

Insta Mingle Events is proud to announce it’s next event….

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

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Insta Mingle 2 ~ Achieving your online goals

I am absolutely thrilled (and a little bit giddy) to announce the second Insta Mingle Event aimed at helping and supporting Influencers, aspiring Influencers, Bloggers and Online Businesses to achieve their Instagram goals.


The event will be taking place in the beautiful historic City of Chester at the Restaurant 1539 within Chester’s iconic Racecourse. Come and join us on Saturday the 22nd of June for a day filled with informative, carefully planned workshops which aim to help you gain a greater confidence and insight into the world of social media advertising.

You will leave this event armed with the knowledge required to take your Instagram profile or online business to the next level. Come and network with like-minded fellow Instagrammers, Bloggers and Businesses to form key relationships.


Kirsty Fletcher ~ Greenbank Interiors

Kirsty (@greenbank_interiors) is fast becoming one of the UK’s most trusted and influential Interior Influencers on Instagram. With over 70K engaged Instagram followers, a highly regarded Interiors focused Blog and a huge reach on Pinterest, Kirsty is becoming an extension to many a Brands Marketing team. Kirsty understands what makes followers tick and works with brands to help increase their reach and brand awareness in the Social space.

Helen Walsh ~ Homely Rose

Helen (@homely_rose) engages with an Instagram audience of over 30k followers, showcasing her home and interior projects. As well as having a great eye for interiors Helen is also a very creative individual and can transform any space with her fun and creative ideas.

Helen works with brands to create inspiring content that connects with her highly engaged audience both through her Instagram account and developing Blog. Her natural and down to earth personality has allowed her to develop her skills as a budding influencer, which both brands and followers alike can trust and relate to.

Becky Astle ~ Boos Home

Becky (@boos_home) is a Social Media Marketer with over 5 years’ experience in Social Media. With her extensive knowledge of working with key influencers in her current and previous roles Becky gives us insight into marketing campaigns from the brands point of view.

Becky’s passion for interiors led her to set up her our own account where she invites her followers into in her first home with her partner and their 4 year old black Labrador, Evie. Her home account has just over 6,000 followers and this is increasing day by day.


11.30am ~ 5pm

~Welcome Tea & Coffee ~Workshop 1 – Working with Brands ~Workshop 2 – Growing your online audience (Influencers & Small Businesses) ~Lunch ~Workshop 3 – Interior Styling tips from the Professionals

~We Blog North introduction ~Workshop 4 – Meet the Brands ~Mingle with Brands over Coffee & Cake ~Day Event closes

5pm 8pm

Insta Mingle Party ~ Not ready to go home? Build upon the friendships & connections you have made online and during the event over a glass of something fizzy and some canapes.


On the day we will be running a series of workshops, our fantastic speakers have been hand chosen because of their expertise in different fields. Together these workshops are designed to give you the skills and confidence to achieve your online goals.

Workshop 1 ~ “Working with Brands” hosted by Becky from @boos_home

Are you looking to step into the world of Influencing? Does approaching a brand feel a bit daunting? Perhaps you have no idea of where to start? Becky’s talk will give you an insiders perspective on what brands look for and how to approach them. Becky has over 3 years of Influencer Marketing experience and she’s ready and waiting to answer any of your questions on the day.

Workshop 2 “Growing an engaging audience” hosted by Kirsty from @greenbank_interiors & Rachel from Aster & Fern

The 1st section of this workshop will be hosted by Kirsty from @greenbankinteriors

Struggling to build an engaged & trusting audience? In Kirsty’s talk, she’ll be sharing her story on becoming an Influencer plus giving tips on how she built an engaged online audience of over 75,000 followers on Instagram . Kirsty will also touch on working with brands (big & small) from the Influencers point of view, as well as giving you some great tips on how to get yourself ahead of the game and ready to start working with brands & influencers.

The 2nd section of this workshop will be hosted by Rachel Southern from Aster & Fern

Are you a small business looking to improve your game on social media? Rachel will cover everything you need to know from content creation through to reaching the right audience. You will leave this workshop with an action list to start working on straight away.

Rachel is an ex-automotive communications manager turned award-winning family lifestyle blogger at @theordinarylovely and co-founder of the social media and content marketing consultancy, Aster & Fern.

Listed as one of the top 10 UK interiors bloggers by The Telegraph and one of the hottest home décor bloggers to follow on Instagram by The Daily Mail, Rachel balances writing about embracing family life in all its messy glory alongside helping small businesses to navigate the online world and increase their digital presence.

Workshop 3 ~ “Interior Styling tips from the Professionals” hosted by Laurie Davidson and Maxine Brady from the Secret Styling Club.

Ever fancied yourself as an interior stylist or wondered what really goes on behind the scenes of a top interior shoot? This is a fantastic opportunity to join Laurie and Maxine from the Secret Styling Club to discover tips on styling your home for Instagram. During the workshop you’ll learn how to;

• Get the best camera angle • Display collections • Perfect the best ‘Shelfie’

Laurie and Maxine will be on hand to give you all the advice you need to help you create Insta-worthy images. With over 40 years’ experience, styling interior shoots for magazines, TV and brands. You can find Laurie and Maxine at @secretstylingclub and individually at @lifeofaninteriorstylist and @welovehomeblog.

We Blog North Introduction

Before the final workshop, we are so pleased to introduce to you all the lovely Holly and Kat from 'WeBlogNorth'

WeBlogNorth is a community for content creators, business owners, freelancers and creatives up North. Their ethos is - Community. Inspire. Collaborate. WeBlogNorth members get tons of support with their online content, via a private online community, in-person events, exclusive resources and the chance to collaborate with like-minded creatives in the community. They strongly believe we're stronger together! Whether you're blogging for a hobby or growing a business, we're here to support you and your online content. You can find Holly and Kat on Instagram here @weblognorth

Workshop 4 “Meet the Brands”

This is where the brands attending on the day will introduce themselves and their brands to you.

Directly after this workshop you will have the opportunity to mingle with the brands and make those all-important connections.

We will be releasing more information about what brands are attending throughout the next month, so keep checking our dedicated @instamingleevents Instagram event page to be the first to know.


As a small online business, navigating Instagram can often feel like an overwhelming uphill struggle. Gaining followers, broadening your reach and getting your brand seen is ever more challenging. After attending the Insta Mingle you will walk away with a sound knowledge of how Instagram works, for businesses and influencers alike. We will give you concrete tips on how, when and what to post and insights into building your followers, keeping your followers and working with influencers to achieve your business goals. Throughout the day, our amazing workshops will help you to grow in confidence and learn the skills needed to use Instagram as an effective selling platform.


In an age where brands are increasingly looking to micro-influencers as a powerful marketing tool now has never been a more exciting time for Influencers. Whether you are busy building yourself an engaged following on Instagram or already have a healthy audience we will be sharing some of our top Instagram engagement tips. We will also be sharing tips on how to start monetising your page and what to do if a brand contacts you! You will leave the event armed with all the knowledge required to get yourself fully set up to start working with brands. Whether you’re looking to take your first steps into the influencer world, an established influencer or an online business wanting to increase your Instagram reach this event is for you!



Tickets go on sale on Monday 22nd of April (Easter Monday). Follow our @insta_mingle_events page where we will be releasing all the details. A link to the tickets page will be in the bio of the @insta_mingle_events page.

There are 3 ticket options available;

Day Event Tickets ~ 11.30am-5pm ~ £50 per person and include;

~Arrival tea/coffee and pastry ~A buffet lunch ~Afternoon tea/coffee & cake ~Access to all 4 workshops ~An exciting luxury goody bag to take home

Day Event plus Insta Mingle Party Tickets ~ 11.30am-8pm ~  £70 per person and include;

~Everything mentioned above in the Day Event Ticket option

~ An arrival welcome drink ~ Canapés 

~ A chance to have a blinking good knees up! (If we are blessed with sunshine this part of the day will be out on the roof terrace overlooking the racecourse!) 

~ Entry into our exclusive raffle, featuring items from the amazing sponsors of our event

Insta Mingle evening Party Tickets ~ 5-8pm ~ £22.50 per person and include

~ An arrival welcome drink ~ Canapés 

~ A chance to have a blinking good knees up! (If we are blessed with sunshine this part of the day will be out on the roof terrace overlooking the racecourse!)

~ Entry into our exclusive raffle, featuring items from the amazing sponsors of our event

We’re so excited to welcome you to our second Insta Mingle and can’t wait to meet you all for what we are certain will be an event you’ll never forget!

See you soon....

Kirsty, Helen and Becky

We’re so excited to welcome you to our second Insta Mingle and can’t wait to meet you all for what we are certain will be an event you’ll never forget!

See you soon....

Kirsty, Helen and Becky

(*Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable*)

Click here to Book your tickets

Hotel Information

Hotel information

If you are attending the Mingle why not make a weekend of it and explore this beautiful city at the same time.To help you plan your stay at Chester we have put some information together for you to make the job a lot easier. There is accommodation that will fit all budgets. You will also notice we have added the distance from each hotel to our venue Restaurant 1539 for you convenience.

Best Budget accommodation

Premier Inn

Chester City Centre hotel 20-24 City Road, Chester, Cheshire CH1 3AE

From £117 distance from the venue 1.5 miles

Premier Inn

Chester Central North, 76 Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire CH2 1AU

From £100 distance from the venue 1.8 miles


Chester Central - Little St John Street, Chester, CH1 1DD

From £110 distance from the venue 1.6 miles


Bridge street Windsor House, Pepper Street, Chester, CH1 1DF

From £119 distance from venue 0.8 miles

Mid range

Crowne Plaza

Trinity Street, Chester, CH1 2BD

From £130 distance from venue 1.6 miles


Norroy House, Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LJ

From £159 distance from venue 0.3 miles ( right opposite the train station)

Hallmark hotel the Queen

City Road, Chester CH1 3AH

From £144 distance from the venue 1.6 miles

Doubletree by Hilton

Warrington Road Hoole, Chester CH2 3PD

Fromm £133 distance from the venue 2.9 miles



Grosvenor Road Chester CH1 2DJ

Fromm £244 distance from venue 0.8 miles


20 Lower Bridge Street CH1 1RS

From £201 distance from venue £0.7 miles

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