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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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