Sunday 1st October marks Lincolnshire Day, the annual celebration of our fabulous county. Whether you’re taking part in the Lincoln Half Marathon or enjoying free entry to our Castles and Museums, we hope you have a great weekend.
We’re very pleased to have started providing internet marketing services to The Masons Arms Hotel, a boutique hotel in Louth in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Recently renovated and only having re-opened its doors in July, it is a handsome 18th century grade II listed building combining 300-year-old features with modern style, comfort and connectivity. As well as 10 en suite bedrooms, The Masons Arms also houses a restaurant, cocktail bar, ballroom and library. It is a timeless escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, whether you’re looking for a delicious meal produced from predominantly locally sourced ingredients, a romantic retreat, a comfy stopover or a Lincolnshire wedding venue. To find out more about them, visit their website http://the-masons-arms.com/, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
Lincolnshire Tech Week has officially begun and DBS are pleased to be taking part in the celebrations. Aimed at bringing together and celebrating the best tech business in the Lincolnshire area there are a number of exciting events taking place throughout the week. Tomorrow the team will exhibit at the Lincolnshire Tech Expo where DBS Director David Clarke will deliver a workshop providing practical tips for beginners and SME’s on the do’s and don’ts of social media. Then on Thursday 18th the team will be attending the Lincolnshire Digital & Tech Awards where they will be in the running for two prestigious awards ‘Small Business of the Year’ and ‘Best Use of Multimedia’ voted on by a panel of independent judges.
A very happy birthday to DBS Web Developer, Thomas Hounsell who turned 25 yesterday. Thomas is looking forward to spending the week with friends and family after a busy run-up to Easter.
DBS has proudly worked with local schools for over 10 years to arrange work experience placements for students, helping to better prepare them for the world of employment. Alfie Cornish is the latest pupil from nearby school Sir William Robertson Academy to spend a week at DBS’s Navenby based office. Alfie has spent time shadowing staff, working on web design, pay-per-click and social media projects to give him an insight into the world of online marketing. “We’ve been very pleased with Alfie’s performance and have enjoyed having him with us for the week.” commented DBS Director, David Clarke.
DBS Internet Marketing had a fantastic day at the Lincolnshire Business Expo yesterday. Four members of the DBS team – David, Julie, James and Amy – met and chatted with many different people from a wide range of different businesses from across the county. The Lincolnshire Business Expo is the largest B2B event in Greater Lincolnshire.
The Lincolnshire Business Expo is the largest B2B event in Greater Lincolnshire.
DBS Internet Marketing will be exhibiting at the Expo on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Lincolnshire Showground.
Please do come and say hello to Amy, Matt, James, Julie and David.
Business 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".
We 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. "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!”
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.”