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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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Web project manager Matt completes 8th year at DBS

SWP-16-1200_129Our Web Project Manager, Matthew Rayner, is just completing his 8th year at DBS Internet Marketing.

Matt originally joined the company on 20th October 2008 as part of our team of Internet Marketing Specialists.

He has always had an underlying passion for web design and development so the next logical step was for him to transition and step up into the role of web project manager at DBS.

He constantly tries to better himself by regularly keeping abreast of web industry specific news and updates, and is always eager to learn new skills and loves to find new ways to increase productivity.

Matt came on board shortly after completing his degree in Business Studies at the University of Lincoln, where he took a particular interest in the E-commerce based module in his third year.

In his spare time he occasionally plays guitar, although his fingers struggle to keep up. He enjoys keeping up with the latest technological advancements, tinkering with anything that’s remotely computer like and is a keen, unrelenting bargain hunter. He recently bought his first house with his partner, and enjoys carrying out DIY work on it at the weekend.

To find out more about Matt and to connect with him on social media, please visit

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Find out what happened to Julie

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DBS General Manager Julie Priestley took part in the Pretty Muddy Race for Life on Saturday 1st October to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The 5km obstacle course run took place at the Lincolnshire Showground, and was the first of its kind to take place in Lincolnshire.

Speaking after the race, Julie said: “I find these events really inspiring – to see so many women of all different fitness levels coming together for such a worthy cause. Thankfully the weather was perfect, and looking across the field it was just a sea of pink, with lots and lots of people taking part. We all got very muddy, and it was hard but fun. But for me, the Race for Life isn’t about the event itself, it’s about the cause.”

Julie decided to take part in the Race for Life shortly after her uncle was diagnosed with cancer at Christmas. Sadly he lost his fight with the disease just before Julie took part in the event. Many families find themselves in the same situation as Julie’s, as it is now estimated that 1 in 3 people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime, so even if you don’t have it, there is a very high chance that someone close to you will at some point.

Cancer Research UK pioneers life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner .They are the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They fight cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. But they need help to keep doing so, as they are entirely funded by the public.

Julie has so far raised a fantastic £380 for this incredible charity, but is aiming to raise £1,000, so still has a long way to go. If you would like to help beat cancer sooner there is still time to make a donation, and any amount, big or small, would be very much appreciated. Donating is easy and can be done online via Julie’s JustGiving page here:

Some photos of Julie taking part on the day are included below!






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