MUM-of-three Meg Fenn has landed the biggest gig of her career, speaking at Europe’s largest internet search conference BrightonSEO.

Brighton will soon play host to some of the internet’s most exciting talent when BrightonSEO, described as Europe’s biggest search marketing conference, arrives in the city later this month.

Among them will be a Sussex mother who has juggled family life with career and is now preparing to speak to an audience of up to 4,000 people when she takes to the main stage at the Brighton Centre on Friday.

Meg Fenn is a director at Shake It Up Creative, which she runs alongside business partner and fellow mum Rachael Dines.

She will be describing to the audience the importance of graphic design and how it can influence what we buy off the internet.

She said: “I’ve never spoken to anywhere near this many people before, so this is definitely the biggest event of my career.

“My talk will be a bit different to the other speakers as I’m a web and graphic designer.”

Meg, who lives in Worthing, has worked in graphic design for 18 years, with clients including Harbour Park, Headway West Sussex and Pinks Vintage Ice Cream Vans.

Her company has been shortlisted for awards including Sussex Digital Awards, Worthing and Adur Business Awards and the Mum and Working National Awards.

Meg says design is an often overlooked feature of SEO, the process of making a website more visible in the search engines.

She said: “I wanted to talk to the SEO community about how graphic design can have a major impact on SEO.

“It’s so important to think about the design for a website; the colours, fonts, branding and layout, right from the start.

“It has a major impact on how well your site is going to be found, and used, by customers.

“Research shows that people make their mind up about a website within fifty milliseconds, so your website’s design has to be spot on the make the most of any visitors you’re getting.

“Ultimately, better design means more sales for your business.”

She also runs Bringing Up Brits, a blog for parents who are raising kids here in Britain when they themselves grew up in other countries.

She is still in shock about being chosen to speak in the prestigious main auditorium, which can hold a maximum of 4,270 for a seated event such as BrightonSEO, a detail she learned only last week.

Speakers on the main stage will also be broadcast live to an international audience of marketers and business owners via live streaming provider Authoritas.

She said: “When I found out I was on the main stage, my stomach just dropped.

“I’m still in shock.

“It’ll definitely be an experience to remember and it’s wonderful to be chosen.

“The idea that I could have an influence on how marketers and graphic designers interact is exciting.

“I’m hoping my message improve the way we communicate and collaborate on projects.

“I’m also delighted that I’ll be flying the flag for the fantastic companies in Sussex.

“We have so much to offer and we need to remember to shout about it.”