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Happy Birthday Chris!

Chris birthday 2017

Happy Birthday to our Internet Marketing Specialist Chris Coleshaw, who is celebrating his birthday today. Chris is also celebrating his four-year anniversary working for the company.

Chris is currently away for a long weekend, celebrating his birthday by taking a short holiday with some friends. He is visiting Barcelona, which he has enjoyed visiting before, at what is obviously a big moment in the city’s and the region’s history.

He had originally been flying with Monarch Airlines too, so his holiday has certainly been eventful! Chris was looking forward to visiting the Picaso Museum whilst in Barcelona.

Chris joined DBS in 2013 as an internet marketing specialist and helps our clients with content marketing and social media.

To find out more about Chris, please visit http://www.dbsinternetmarketing.co.uk/our-team/9/chris-coleshaw/

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DBS wins Community Business Award

DMhWbP6WkAAPS6t.jpg largeWe’re proud to announce that DBS was named as the winner in the Community Business category at the recent NK Community Champion Awards 2017

This category was to recognise “a company or sole-trader whose business initiatives and charitable, neighbourly contributions have made a difference to their local communities.”

It was one of eight different award categories, and we were one of a record 28 finalists who were chosen from a list of over 80 nominations. DBS was nominated for the award by Navenby Parish Councillor Keith Lamyman.

The awards were organised by North Kesteven District Council, who run them each year to recognise the efforts of unsung heroes who work quietly, tirelessly and voluntarily across a number of areas in the district. North Kesteven is one of seven districts in Lincolnshire.

DBS is proud of its corporate social responsibility programme (CSR), contributing locally and internationally to worthy causes.

Our director David Clarke founded the Navenby and Cliff Villages Business Network to bring together businesses and foster community links plus boost interest in the area. David helped the Business Network to organise the hugely popular “Christmas in Navenby” in 2016.

DBS also made a very significant contribution to our community being equipped with three defibrillator units, a life-saving and essential safety measure for rural locations. All residents in the community now live within 500 metres of a defibrillator, which could save someone’s life.

DBS provide website support to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. We also provide a website free of charge to local charity Star Trust.

DBS have worked closely with local schools Priory Academy LSST in Lincoln and the Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn for more than a decade to provide work experience opportunities.

DBS is also active in two mentoring schemes. For the last six years we have worked hard to initiate and continue a mentoring scheme for University of Lincoln students in their final year. This mentoring service involves CV advice, conducting practice interviews and giving careers guidance to students who may be unprepared for the demands of the world of work.

David also mentors for a Lincolnshire scheme called Mission Mentor, giving children in care in Lincolnshire a chance to gain valuable guidance on education and work as well as motivation.

In 2016 David embarked on a trip that was to take DBS’s CSR to another level. During his trip to hike the Everest Base Camp Trail in Nepal, he learned of a Sherpa who had just died in an avalanche. He had left behind a wife and four children, with the eldest daughter just about to start nursing college. David and the team felt they must do something to help, and so made the decision to fully fund her education.

The award was presented to DBS by Keith Philips from the sponsor for the award category, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers Duncan and Toplis. DBS Directors David Clarke and Julie Priestley, and DBS Online Marketing Manager James Hopkins accepted the award on behalf of the company.

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The ceremony was held on 19th October 2017 at The Venue in Navenby and was hosted by North Kesteven District Council Leader Cllr Richard Wright and Chairman Cllr Sally Tarry, and compered by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting.

Short films were shown about each of the finalists before the winners were announced. The evening included live music, a complimentary buffet supper and a raffle and bar in support of the Council Chairman’s nominated charity, LIVES.

The event was attended by over 150 guests, including the finalists, their guests and nominators.

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DBS announces Web Developer Opportunity

AdobeStock_94636331-1Due to expansion DBS Internet Marketing have a vacancy for a web developer to join our eight strong team.

The main skill set you need to bring to the table is a working knowledge of C# / ASP.NET and preferably you will be familiar with…

  • HTML
  • CSS / SCSS
  • Front-end JavaScript / TypeScript
  • Source Control (Git in particular)

DBS is an award winning, employee owned company and has achieved the Investors in People standard. We offer medical insurance, a pension plan, profit sharing and a wide range of perks.

Please send a covering letter and CV to: admin@dbsinternetmarketing.co.uk

Application deadline: 10th November 2017

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Trio of anniversaries for DBS staff

IMG_7481editCongratulations to Julie Priestley, Matt Rayner and Chris Coleshaw who are all celebrating work anniversaries with us this month.

Julie Priestley has been with DBS 16 years, having first joined the company in 2001. Julie has seen DBS grow and develop from its early days as a Yellow Pages advertising company and this year was officially made a director of the company.

Matt Rayner also celebrates a work anniversary this month having been with DBS since 2008. Originally specialising in internet marketing, in particular pay-per-click, Matt has gone on to expand his skills to head up the web design team as Web Project Manager.

Joining Julie and Matt is Chris Coleshaw who has been with DBS for four 4 years. Chris joined DBS in 2013 as an internet marketing specialist and helps our clients with content marketing and social media.

Click here to read more about our team: http://www.dbsinternetmarketing.co.uk/our-team/.

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Boston Estate Agency Web Launch

Vendoors dbs blogBoston based estate agent Vendoors asked DBS for help with revamping their website.

The upgraded Vendoors site has just been re-launched at:

http://www.vendoors.co.uk/

The new site is a full width design and is driven by a database. Vendoors customers can view full property details online along with multiple images.

Established in 2012 Vendoors is a leading estate agent providing a comprehensive service to its customers within Boston and the surrounding area.

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Day Nursery Web & Video Launch

clip_image001DBS have helped Millstone Day Nursery with their marketing efforts since 2005.

The Leicester city-centre nursery turned to DBS to update their existing website.

The new, full screen, image rich website includes a video shot entirely by DBS that shows Millstone's facilities in their best light.

The branding of the new website has also been carried reflected in glossy printed brochures.

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Yellow Pages Announce Final Print Cycle

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DBS have been anticipating it for many years but Yell have finally announced the demise of Yellow Pages as consumers increasingly turn to digital.

Yell will be delivering the final editions of Yellow Pages in a phase out programme that starts with the Kingston book in 2018 and ends with Brighton in 2019.

Many DBS clients have gradually phased themselves out of advertising in Yellow Pages but DBS sees an interesting opportunity here.

"The final editions of Yellow Pages are likely to be retained by households for years to come" said David Clarke, director of DBS "This means that any advertisers who go in the last edition of Yellow Pages will benefit from a greatly extended shelf life."

Yellow Pages has been around in the UK for over 50 years. The Yellow Pages sunset in 2019 will be a nostalgic moment for DBS who started life as a Yellow Pages advertising agency in the UK in 1996.

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