Santander Renew Lincoln University Support

In 1996 Emilio Botín, Chairman of Santander decided that the bank should be amy santanderuseful to the communities in which it operates. With the conviction that the University is a vital cornerstone of development and progress, Santander Universities began its activity in Spain.

As the division began to grow so did its global outreach; eventually expanding into more than 20 countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Portugal and the UK. So far, Santander Universities has donated over €1 billion in the shape of scholarships, mobility grants, support for special projects and academic and non-academic awards.

At a local level, Santander has a fantastic relationship with the University of Lincoln where they fund projects, scholarships, and graduate internship schemes. DBS's Amy Wallis joined the Lincolnshire online marketing company through the Santander scheme and she was invited to speak at the Santander contract renewal event.

During her presentation, Amy commented "The Santander internship scheme has been a great opportunity for me. It has allowed me to get my foot through the door of a successful company like DBS. I would recommend the Santander scheme to anyone. The commercial experience gained is invaluable."

Amy is pictured here with Senor Luis Botin of the Santander Universities Division.

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Timely Success!

IMG_20161119_115518Time For You held a successful AGM at the Northampton Marriott on Saturday 19th November with over 160 franchisees in attendance plus six members of the DBS team.

As one of the UK's largest domestic cleaning franchises, Time For You continue to grow and dominate the market. They have recently expanded their franchise operation into Australia and Norway.

DBS developed the Time For You website and at the AGM they unveiled a fresh, updated design which will be rolled out in the new year.

"DBS has always had a great business relationship with Time For You" said DBS director David Clarke. "We're really excited about the new website and systems that DBS has built to handle Time For You's expansion into Australia and Scandinavia."

Time For You director Sam Stawarz commented: "DBS give our business great support - not only do they look after our website and content marketing but also the online marketing for over 50 of our franchisees."

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£4 million Grant For Lincolnshire SMEs

14570355_629240177284562_894069469275717183_nBusiness Lincolnshire has unveiled a new grants programme for SMEs who are looking to grow their business.

£4 million of EU funding has been earmarked for Greater Lincolnshire.

One of the areas that Business Lincolnshire is keen to pinpoint is how to make Lincolnshire SMEs more digitally capable which could include developing a firm online marketing strategy.

"If you can demonstrate that investment in your company will create new jobs or significantly increase your turnover you may be able to access a grant to part fund the activity" said Toni O'Brien, a Business Growth Adviser with Business Lincolnshire.

"This is brilliant news for Greater Lincolnshire SMEs" commented DBS director David Clarke, "I would urge all DBS's Lincolnshire clients to have a short chat with me about their growth plans and I can then quickly pass you on to Toni O'Brien to see if your firm can access the £4 million funding".

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DBS's Back To School Experience

DBS Parents Evening 3We recently held our first ever Parents & Partners Evening at our offices in Navenby.

The aim of the evening was for team members to share what they do at DBS Internet Marketing with parents, partners and family and show what makes DBS different.

"When you think about it, you probably spend more time with work colleagues than with your partners or close family," explained Director, David Clarke. "It's natural that you talk about work at home and I wanted people to able to put a face to the name."

Mums, dads and partners were invited to sit down for a one to one with David who talked about how team members are getting on and where DBS is going.

DBS Parents Evening 1"While trying to avoid sounding like a headmaster it was important to me to give feedback to parents and partners about how proud I am of the DBS team and how important our people are to us," said David Clarke.

Guests were treated to a buffet and Prosecco. The youngest person attending was Alex, the two and a half year old son of Online Marketing Manager James Hopkins. The first thing he said to his dad the following morning when he woke up was “Hello Daddy, I had a lovely day yesterday at work with all your friends. Let’s do it again!”

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Double celebrations for Chris

Chris Birthday 2016 squareA very Happy Birthday to our Internet Marketing Specialist, Chris Coleshaw, who turned 26 years old yesterday (Sunday).

To celebrate, Chris is enjoying a long weekend in Barcelona with friends.

“We’re looking forward to some autumnal sunshine and sightseeing. We’re hoping to visit the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and catch a football match at Camp Nou,” said Chris.

Chris is also celebrating completing his third year at DBS Internet Marketing, having joined the company in November 2013. Chris helps to drive traffic and enquiries to our clients’ websites through a range of internet marketing methods, with a particular focus on content marketing and social media.

Find out more about Chris here.

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Julie’s 15 years at DBS

Julie DBS new squareOur General Manager, Julie Priestley, has reached a fantastic milestone, having worked at DBS for a decade and a half this month.

Julie joined DBS in October 2001 and has seen the company change and grow from a print based Yellow Pages marketing company to a web design, internet marketing and social media business.

Julie was promoted in February this year to the position of General Manager. She also manages DBS’s pay per click advertising and retargeting accounts along with our printed marketing clients. She is a Google Adwords Professional and a Bing Ads Accredited Professional. 

Speaking about Julie, DBS Director David Clarke said: “Congratulations to Julie on her 15th year at DBS along with a heartfelt thank you for her loyalty, integrity and hard work.”

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50 Wizards Spotted in Stratford-upon-Avon

IMG_1462Oven Wizards are building a reputation as the UK's most trusted oven cleaning company. They recently held a well attended annual conference in Stratford-upon-Avon with DBS as guests of honour.

Franchisors John Graham and Mark Abbott have rapidly taken the number of Oven Wizards franchises in the UK to over 50.

DBS developed the current Oven Wizards website but they are working in the wings on a new version of the website that will have a brighter, cleaner and more modern feel. The prototype design was well received at the conference.

IMG_1454During the conference DBS director David Clarke spoke to the franchisees about the online marketing strategies that are driving customers to ask Oven Wizards to do the job most people hate. Matt Rayner, James Hopkins, Julie Priestley and David were on hand to hold twenty minute 1:1 workshops where franchisees got to grips with the latest online marketing techniques.

"I just want to say thank you to Team DBS for giving up their Saturday to be with us," said franchisor Mark Abbott. "The feedback from the franchisees was that they found it useful to hear from DBS."

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