Whenever David's name comes up, it is always spoken with affection. People like dealing with the best of, they like your principles, they like the way you do business.
Well done, keep it up, sometimes you must wonder what you have done right, or wrong. Just keep on doing it.
In August 2019, EHA Reviews said:
David is a pure inspiration... Nothing is too much trouble and he is a great person to call on when you get a little stuck! David supports all EHA members, so give him a call!
Fantastic support to get our society on the site!! We are a self funded society so to feature means so much as it will give us more exposure to our community which in turn supports us to collect the vital funds we need to put on our annual event. I can’t thank David enough for all his guidance and suggestions especially I managed to create two accounts by mistake! Thank you, you’ve been amazing!
Another excellent morning with David Ruddle and the group. So many useful bits of information, not to mention meeting up with people I've not had the pleasure of meeting before. Altogether a great experience!
I really enjoyed the Best of Eastbourne Marketing workshop. I liked the relaxed atmosphere and sharing of ideas between a diverse spread of business people. I got so much from this workshop. Not only from David Ruddle, who's enthusiasm and passion are infectious and ensured we never had a dull moment. It's such a relief not to get 'death by powerpoint' and actually engage with everyone at the workshop. Which was a great help as I got some great advice from the other business people on pitching my consultation service to clients without it sounding like a sales trap.
All in all, it was a marvellous workshop and I am looking forward to the next.
Hi David - just wanted to say what a brilliant job you’re doing with your ‘Best of Eastbourne’. I’ve only been in Eastbourne for three years but I love it! It’s really great to see all the good stuff that’s happening here.
Thank you - FM 👍
What an amazing business! Created for the local community and visitors and supporting local businesses (especially the independent ones). David is doing a superb job and his passion shine through every initiative he takes on. Thank you for everything David and keep up the excellent work :)
I am taking this opportunity to leave a (long overdue) review for the Best of Eastbourne and David Ruddle who runs it. David, you are always welcoming, open for new ideas, and share your knowledge. Your passion to help, share the know-how, connect and to innovate, support and promote the independent local businesses and charities is contagious. Your networking is informative, relaxing informal chat and attract great people in the local business community.
Many thanks David!
Amazingly prompt and friendly service and assistance. The uptake for our Networking Meetings promoted by David (thebestofEastbourne) increased dramatically. Thank you so much.
Action in rural Sussex
What a great business, i attended the ebtweetup meeting last week, and met some lovely people from the local area, we have been in business for 30 + years so was lovely to meet new faces and also speak to people that have been in business locally for a while too. wonderfully organised by David.
Reply from David Ruddle: Always nice to see you Helen, glad your business supports our members when you can :)
In March 2019, tonylavelle said:
Thanks, David for inviting me to the marvellous networking meeting at Mugshots. Getting to have a relaxing informal chat with some wonderful people in the local business community in the lovely Mugshots cafe was brilliant.
Reply from David Ruddle: Great to see you there Tony, a tester to see if a morning networking event would encourage new visitors along. So glad we had a lovely turn out :)
In March 2019, RSE Group said:
David is an incredibly helpful individual, who wants you to get the best out of your business. He's very patient and understanding with a thirst for getting the best results for you.
Reply from David Ruddle: Having worked with RSE for many years now I love seeing how the business has grown and has embarrassed business excellence :)
In February 2019, Voices Choir said:
Probably one of the most innovative and helpful businesses around. Goes far and beyond what is normally expected.
Reply from David Ruddle: Thanks for being persistent with adding your events, happy that I was able to help get over the technical barrier.
In February 2019, Yvonne W said:
A wonderful service. David has been very helpful to me as a one person small business
In January 2019, Kiran K said:
Well I have to take this opportunity to leave a review for David Ruddle who runs the Best Of Eastbourne. You dedicate your time and passion to help the independent businesses take centre stage in all that they do and give them a far reach with a captive audience.
You’re always sensitive and upbeat, willing to discuss new ideas and evolve. It’s rare you meet a professional who is willing to go the extra mile every time and that’s you!
Your drive is really infectious and always pushes me to do more and keep innovating to grow my business and promote myself and services in ways I hadn’t thought of.
David is also very skilled in his marketing techniques and shows you ways to use the best of skills to drive your business forward and engage exsisting and new customers. David also knows the real meaning of networking and making connections which add value to each other for sustainable devoopment and real life opportunities. I don’t know how you find the time and patience for me let alone others so I thank you for all of your support thus far and wish you every success for 2019! You really are a one off and I have no doubt other independents in Eastbourne will back me up when I say we are so lucky to have you!
Reply from David Ruddle: I do love working with you and your business :) Such a great place and more people really should check you out so pleased to be part of your journey.
In January 2019, Petra M said:
I had a privilege of meeting David and couldn’t recommend him enough. As soon as I walked through the door David offered me a nice hot drink and some lovely biscuits. He told me about what he does and how he could generate more business for us as a new company. He was easy to understand, very polite and funny. He made me feel at ease and very interested in everything he said. I left his house feeling motivated and excited to work alongside David to promote our new business. Hes got my 100% trust.
Reply from David Ruddle: Thanks Petra, great to have been able to share some insights with you. Good Luck with chasing your goals :)
In January 2019, The Chaseley Trust said:
David has been very helpful and the site is brilliant at helping to advertise events going on in Eastbourne. I have found the site very easy to use and it is very helpful for Eastbourne roller derby. Hightly recommend using this site.
Reply from David Ruddle: So glad to be able to help you on both fronts :)
In October 2018, Jane L said:
I run a networking group for women in business and have just added my meetings to the site. What a great way to advertise and so simple too!
Love a bit of community sharing and caring. Thanks guys for your support!
Reply from David Ruddle: Thanks Jane, so pleased to be including even more Business Networking events for Eastbourne.
In September 2018, keely f said:
Just wanted to say that there were some brilliant ideas for kids during the school summer holidays on The Best Of Eastbourne which were not listed anywhere else, unusual things like an animation studio which had Open Days and is a charity, as well as being on our doorstep. Will definitely look here first in future & have told other parents to do the same :)
Reply from David Ruddle: We work hard to make sure event organisers know they can add their events to our website for promotion :) Glad you were able to benefit.
In September 2018, Angela E said:
Great networking event, interesting guest speaker and great to connect with so many local business owners. Thank you David!!
Reply from David Ruddle: Glad you enjoyed the event, thank you for coming along :)
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