With a particular focus on helping more people start or grow a business in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead & the wider North East of England, I’ve been providing Inbound Marketing & Community Engagement advice to entrepreneurs, small business owners & enterprise level business leaders via my Plan Digital consultancy since 2016.

Paul Lancaster (Founder & Director, Plan Digital)

Voted ‘Collaborator of the Year’ at Dynamo North East’s Dynamites awards in 2016 & 2017 & runner up in 2018, I then won the ‘PROFILE’ category in the North East Times ‘Impact Awards’ for the work I did to promote the North East business community on a regional, national & international level in 2019.

I also write weekly blogs on my Newcastle Startup Week website, provide daily advice via my online Startup Week Community, 1-2-1 business coaching through my 5 Star Focus Programme, host my own SuperConnector Show podcast, am co-author of the ‘Small Business Marketing For Dummies’ book published by Wiley in 2013, am founder of the annual #NoEmailDay & ongoing #ThisIsMINE (Made In North East) social media campaign & a former semi-pro DJ / producer.

You can read all the positive LinkedIn Recommendations for me & my work here.

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To discuss how we might work together, please give me a call on +44 7734 722716 or email

Paul Lancaster at the Ecosystem Summit at Lisbon Web Summit 2019
Paul Lancaster (Plan Digital) sharing ideas on how to grow a startup community at Lisbon Web Summit’s ‘Ecosystem Summit’ event at Casa do Impacto in November 2019 (photo by Vaughn Ridley, Web Summit)