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On The Road with DBS

James Hopkins and David Clarke of DBS have just completed a UK tour where they held online marketing training sessions.

Time For You has over 130 franchisees and, starting in January 2017, their head office organised a series of Success Track events in:

  • Glasgow
  • Manchester
  • Maidstone
  • Bournemouth
  • Belfast
  • Northampton
  • Birmingham

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DBS Client Scoops Speaking Award

craigCongratulations to our client Craig Collinson of Totem Training.

Craig has progressed to the semi-finals of the PSA UK Speaker Factor Competition 2017 taking place in Coventry this October.

Organised by the Professional Speaking Association judges mark speakers on their stage craft, script, delivery and bookability. Good luck Craig!

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Happy Birthday to David

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A very happy birthday to DBS Director David Clarke!

The team gathered around to wish David a happy birthday this morning and enjoy a slice of cake. David will continue his birthday celebrations this weekend with a BBQ for family and friends.

Find out more about David Clarke here.

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DBS celebrate Employee Ownership Day

As a newly created employee-owned business, DBS are pleased to be celebrating our first official Employee Ownership Day, along with many other businesses across the UK.
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DBS recently cemented its future by taking the decision to become an employee-owned business which means all of our employees are now certified shareholders in the company.
Click here to find out more about Employee Ownership: http://employeeownership.co.uk/.

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Innovation Award for DBS at Lincolnshire Show

19417426_10154864596113789_49985307025768179_oMembers of the DBS team spent two days at the Lincolnshire Show last week, where we had a stand in the Greater Lincolnshire & Peterborough Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) marquee.

Julie and James on Wednesday and Matt and Dan on Thursday spent the day networking with other Lincolnshire business owners.

The team was delighted on the first day to be awarded the Doug Balderson Agriculture Entrepreneur Award for Innovation by the FSB, who interviewed all the FSB businesses exhibiting at the event. The judges were particularly interested in hearing about how DBS recently became an employee owned company. Julie is pictured receiving the award at the show.

The Lincolnshire Show is one of the leading shows in the county, and this year was the 133rd show.

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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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