DBS Director Julie Priestley will host a specialist workshop at the Grantham Women in Business meeting next week. Taking place at The Urban Leisure Hotel in Grantham on Wednesday 14th November, Julie will brief delegates on the most effective online marketing techniques currently available and how they can impact positively on their business. The event will also include food, refreshments, networking and a ‘Round Robin’ session with the opportunity to introduce your business. The event begins at 6pm and tickets are available for £10 from EventBrite. Guests are encouraged to book ahead to avoid missing out.
We would like to wish a massive congratulations to Julie Priestley and Matt Rayner who are both proudly celebrating work anniversaries with us this month. Julie first joined DBS in 2001 and has seen the business successfully grow and expand since its early days as a Yellow Pages advertising company. Julie was made an official director of the business in June 2017. Matt Rayner celebrates 10 years at DBS this month having joined us originally in 2008. Matt started out as an internet marketer specialising in pay-per-click and now heads up our web team overseeing the development of cutting-edge websites.Click here to read more about our team: http://www.dbsinternetmarketing.co.uk/our-team/
The team at DBS had cause to celebrate this week after being recognised at the Lincolnshire Technology & Innovation Awards 2018 which took place at The Lincolnshire Showground as part of Lincolnshire Tech Week. Director Julie Priestley and Web Project Manager Matt Rayner attended the awards on behalf of DBS and were delighted to be ‘Highly Commended’ in the category of ‘Small Business Of The Year’ - an award voted on by an independent panel of judges. Commenting on the achievement, Julie said: “When we first found out we were shortlisted for the award we were delighted. To be nominated in this category two years in a row is a great achievement for our business, especially alongside such strong competition”. DBS would like to congratulate Root2Recruit, the overall winner of this year’s ‘Small Business of The Year’ award – well done!
Members of the DBS team will be attending and exhibiting at the Nicholson’s Small Business Conference this Thursday, 8th March. Held at the Drill Hall in Lincoln, from 8am to 12 noon, Julie Priestley and Matt Rayner will join over 90 delegates in attendance to hear from expert speakers and take part in networking opportunities.
David Clarke is celebrating his 21st year anniversary at DBS. David is the founding director of DBS having started the business in California in 1996. Originally a Yellow Pages Advertising Agency David has overseen profound changes in the business over the years adapting to changes in web design, internet marketing and the birth of social media along the way. This year DBS became an employee owned business with all of its employees becoming certified shareholders in the company and Julie Priestley also promoted to Director alongside David.“I’m delighted for DBS to have reached 21 years this year” said David. “2017 will be looked back on as a landmark year for DBS”.
Our 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.”
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: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Pretty-Muddy-Julie Some photos of Julie taking part on the day are included below!
Julie Priestley, General Manager at DBS, was delighted to pay a visit to the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln on Thursday 15th September as part of the Business Women’s Link group (BWL). The site which sits on Canwick Hill aims to gather and conserve the history and heritage of the Bomber Command. It features the tallest memorial construction in the UK - a 31.09m spire which is the actual wingspan of a Lancaster Bomber. It also houses a commemorative Wall of Names which currently includes 27,296 names of servicemen with plans for further names from across the UK, Europe and the Far East to be added. Once finished the centre will include a peace garden and the lottery funded ‘Chadwick Centre’, named after the designer of the Lancaster Bomber. This will house resources, artworks, exhibitions, shops, multimedia suites, corporate entertainment and a restaurant. Commenting on her visit, Julie said: “The work and detail that is going into the centre is amazing. It is such a beautiful site for the memorial. What better way to commemorate all those young men who died serving to protect us. I can’t wait to visit again once it is completed”. During the Second World War Lincolnshire was known as “Bomber County’ as it was the Headquarters of 1 and 5 Groups and was home to a third of all the UK’s stations, with many well known-operations beginning here. Over 125,000 men served in the aircrew of the Bomber Command during the Second World War and sadly less than 70,000 of them returned.
Early next month DBS General Manager Julie Priestley will be taking part in Pretty Muddy, a 5K obstacle course run. The event will take place on Saturday 1st October at the Lincolnshire Showground. Julie is taking part to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Entirely funded by the public, they are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. It is currently estimated that 1 in 3 people in the UK will be develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. Commenting on the run Julie said: “I decided to take part in this event just after my uncle was diagnosed with cancer at Christmas. He is now in the latter stages of cancer and we don't expect him to be with us much longer. Please help me raise money to put an end to cancer, any donation is much appreciated.” Julie is aiming to raise £1,000 to help beat cancer sooner. Donating is easy and can be done online via Julie’s JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Pretty-Muddy-Julie
We’d like to wish a very happy birthday to DBS General Manager, Julie Priestley! Julie will be celebrating by hosting a birthday party this evening, and will then be heading off with her partner Chris for a holiday in Rome, Italy. “We are really looking forward to seeing the Colosseum, the Vatican and enjoying the fine food and wine of Rome,” said Julie. Have a great holiday, Julie!