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DBS go back to school

Business Studies teachers at St George's Academy in Sleaford, Lincolnshire were posed with a problem when they were asked to deliver a module on digital marketing to their students.

"The academy teachers were very open with DBS when they contacted us to explain that it was going to be difficult for them to teach this module. They asked if DBS would step in as the experts. Of course we were happy to oblige." Said DBS's David Clarke

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DBS Cements Its Future

DBS LinkedIn Profile Picture 2016 JPEGDirector David Clarke has rolled out the way forward for the next 10 years by creating a "John Lewis" style employee-owned company at DBS.

"All of the DBS team members now own a part of this fantastic company." said David Clarke. "For me it makes great business sense to reward the very people that have helped to build DBS. Now that the whole team has equity we have a vested interest to grow the company even more."

Julie Priestley will join David as a director.

Nigel Mason and Garry Karch of RM2 helped DBS with the set up of the new employee-owned company.

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DBS get Cyber Essentials Certification

clip_image001Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that sets out a good baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations in all sectors.

The scheme addresses five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can prevent the majority of cyber attacks.

The certification process included an external vulnerability scan.

"The Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates to our clients and suppliers that we have taken the precautions necessary to reduce cyber risks. Many thanks to SJG Digital of Market Rasen for all their help" said Julie Priestley, DBS General Manager.

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Welcome Dan!

clip_image002DBS are pleased to welcome Dan Ransom to our team. Dan will be helping to create clean and functional websites for our clients. 

Originally from Cambridgeshire, Dan moved to Lincoln in 2004 to study Graphic Design at Lincoln University successfully completing his course in 2007. From there he went on to work as a Web and Graphic designer for two well respected creative agencies developing projects for clients such as the Football Association, The Premier League, the International Olympic Committee and the University of Hull.

Outside of work Dan lists his hobbies as cooking, travelling and photography. He is also self-confessed fitness fanatic and enjoys going running as “often as he possibly can”.

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DBS puts Nepalese student through nursing college

sherpa finalIn 2016 DBS’s director, David Clarke, hiked the Everest Base Camp Trail in Nepal to raise money for Cancer Research.

After 6 months of training David flew to Kathmandu and then on to Lukla in a light aircraft where he began his ascent to Everest Base Camp. The trek started at 2,840m/ 9,317ft and finished at an incredible 5,545m/ 18,188ft, with David raising £3,400 for charity.

Whilst on the trail, David learned of a Sherpa guide who sadly died in an avalanche while setting out ropes on a mountain trail for climbers, leaving behind a wife and four children.

The eldest of the guide’s daughters, Psang Lamu Sherpa, was just about to start nursing college when her father died and her dreams of a medical career looked shattered.

David was extremely moved by the family’s story, and when he returned from Nepal he spoke to the DBS team about it, who all agreed with him that DBS will now fund the entirety of Psang Lamu Sherpa’s college education to ensure she has a bright future.

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DBS take part in Lincolnshire Digital & Tech Awards

awardsDBS joined 250 businesses representatives last night at the Epic Centre at Lincolnshire Showground for the annual Lincolnshire Digital & Tech Awards.

Hosted by Lincolnshire Business, the event saw businesses from all around Lincolnshire coming together to recognise the achievements of the region’s digital sector.

With over 100 entries we were delighted to have been chosen as finalists in two categories – Small Business of the Year and Best Use of Multimedia and would like to congratulate the winners Paper Tiger & Visit Lincoln.

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DBS to take part in Lincolnshire Tech Week

17211875_1915870301980920_2679813030976336236_oLincolnshire Tech Week has officially begun and DBS are pleased to be taking part in the celebrations. Aimed at bringing together and celebrating the best tech business in the Lincolnshire area there are a number of exciting events taking place throughout the week.

Tomorrow the team will exhibit at the Lincolnshire Tech Expo where DBS Director David Clarke will deliver a workshop providing practical tips for beginners and SME’s on the do’s and don’ts of social media. Then on Thursday 18th the team will be attending the Lincolnshire Digital & Tech Awards where they will be in the running for two prestigious awards ‘Small Business of the Year’ and ‘Best Use of Multimedia’ voted on by a panel of independent judges.

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