TheBestOf Eastbourne is fantastic for an independent business like ours. David is very committed to everything he does, trying to help you whenever he can to assist with raising the profile of our business and supporting us along the way. We are a proud member of TheBestOf along with many other like minded businesses, achieving success through hard work, and offering great products and services.
Reply from David Ruddle: Thank you for your review. It means a lot to me that my efforts are noticed and I hope to continue to support your business get the results it truly deserves.
In August 2014, Lone Coyote TV said:
The Eastbourne TweetUp is an excellent place to meet other business owners from the area. Thank you David for organising this. I met some really valuable contacts and definitely enjoyed the event. Will be looking forward to next month's.
Reply from David Ruddle: It was great to have you along and I am really looking forward to having you film at the next event so others can see what takes place at the EBtweetup.
In August 2014, Mark S said:
The EBTweetup at the Afton Hotel is a great way of making new business contacts and networking with old friends. Thanks to TheBestOf Eastbourne for organising this friendly and helpful monthly event.
Reply from David Ruddle: I am glad you have enjoyed the events and hope the the future changes will go a long way to make these even better.
In August 2014, Andy K said:
This is a great place to meet some innovative and friendly business owners in Eastbourne , The best off is a kind of a hub for networking and B2B , Ive certainly found it useful.
Reply from David Ruddle: Glad you have been able to join us with your busy schedule, catch up with you again soon.
In August 2014, Ditzy Media said:
I have known David professionally for many years and have watched him work tirelessly in his quest to promote and support local businesses, charities and Eastbourne through the Best of and Buy Local. When I decided to take the leap from employment to becoming a small business myself, achieving membership of the Best of was a must do! David is a champion of small businesses and our community
Reply from David Ruddle: Thank you for your kind words. It has been really great working with you in this new capacity and seeing results so quickly is fantastic :)
In August 2014, jaki t said:
After following David and The best of Eastbourne for a few months I finally got to meet the man himself at a networking event for start up businesses and those wanting to expand. I was not disappointed! Friendly, approachable and helpful are just a few words that come to mind. I look forward to becoming a member of the Best Of in the next few months. Thank you David from Happyjacks Soft Play
Reply from David Ruddle: Thank you Jaki, I hope my advice pays off and you can achieve your aims quickly as I am sure there are LOTS of children looking forward to soft play :)
In August 2014, Melanie P said:
Thankyou David for taking the time to come and see us and give us all the training we need, you are a star. Everyone can gain from your knowledge
Reply from David Ruddle: You are welcome Mel :) Nice to be able to support my neighbours for a stronger bestof brand in Sussex!
In June 2014, Jason C said:
I'm delighted to have been accepted as a new member to Best of Eastbourne. David's enthusiasm and expertise with marketing and social media is outstanding. I have already implemented two or three changes that David has suggested and noticed an immediate ongoing change in the level of engagement from potential customers on social media and quality of enquiries. Thank you David.
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: Thank you Jason, I have really enjoyed our conversations and that you have acted on the suggestions I have made, to hear these are working in your favour is great news.
In June 2014, Thomas S said:
Being a admirer of David's marketing efforts. I sought his advice on some local marketing I myself was running. In this instance I sent over my marketing letter which was going in my local neighbourhood. David came back with a few small changes to the text which made a HUGE difference to the overall response from letter. I know this as fact having done a similar thing in the past which had barely a fraction of the overall success. Not only did I get extra business from David's advice but I now have a renewed mind-set when tackling future marketing. To conclude, David is the 'Go to guy' for you local marketing needs.
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: It is a pleasure to help, I love it when my advice works well for a business owner it makes the hours I spend researching the subject all worth while.
In June 2014, Lyndon S said:
I recently discussed some social media questions with David and was really pleased with his knowledge of social media. In-particular he helped me with Twitter and this improved my engagement with my customers overnight. If you need help increasing your business exposure, engaging via social media or need advice on the most appropriate method of achieving maximum "noise" in today's marketplace, speak to David. What have you got to lose ??.
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: Having a great love for social media I have spent 100's of hours reading blogs and attending courses. It does not take much to turn social media into a mass of confusion to a world of possibilities!
In April 2014, Towner said:
Towner gallery is really looking forward to working with thebestof Eastbourne in the future as it's a great resource for both Eastbourne locals and visitors looking to enjoy, explore and experience the exciting variety of everything Eastbourne has to offer.
In April 2014, Families for Autism said:
David has been a great help to us, he has helped us set up our page, given us blog access and even helped with our photo. Nothing seems to be too much trouble. This a great website for the community.
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: You are most welcome, happy to help Families for Autism through the community hub. If you need any help just let me know.
In April 2014, Rob W said:
What a great website, really please Hailsham Cricket Club are now part of it. Fast, professional advice given every step of the way. Get involved!!
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: So pleased you took up my offer via Twitter to include you in the Community Hub and for you to send through you information so quickly.
In March 2014, Tim B said:
I would like to add here that Davids enthusiasm for supporting local business is absolutely incredible, the way that local business is represented is absolutely top class, bringing those businesses to the attention of a bigger customer base than they could ever hope for on their own. David and Zarah have written a feature for me which represents my business which I looked over before publication, it blew me away I didn't have to amend anything, the writing style was engaging, interesting, well researched and above all represents my business in a great light for those outside of our industry looking in. Thank you so much David and Zara.
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: Tim, you have been a great pleasure to help. Your business is very unique and always interests me on Facebook with I see your posts.
In March 2014, Chris H said:
Just amazingly fast response, great support and a super website!! Thank You so much David for helping promote the 'Lets Turn Sussex Purple' appeal.
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: You are welcome when Sam from Paperlane told me she was supporting the event I wanted to do all I could to help. Good luck
In February 2014, Kevin L said:
Recently had the pleasure of attending a great training session run by David at TheBestOf Eastbourne and Maria from head office. Food for thought certainly... I'm encouraged to actually chase those reviews and produce some blog posts! And I'm pleased to read that you're not averse to starting sentences with an 'and' David!
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: Happy to be able to help where ever I can. I certainly enjoyed providing the training for you.
In February 2014, Mike A said:
Just wanted to thank you and your colleague Maria for a great informative session yesterday. It certainly gave me some good ideas and got me thinking! So look out for some Reviews and Blogs soon….. and a Special Offer.
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: Thanks Mike, I am looking forward to getting together more often when diaries permit.
In February 2014, James F said:
Fantastic event.good attendance and very relevant information shared-thank you David
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: You are welcome James. I hope to see you at a future member event where I hope to continue sharing helping suggestions to help improve your business profile.
In February 2014, Kat said:
We were called on by David after one of our fabulous customers had mentioned to him that we may be interested in joining The Best of Eastbourne. David immediately made us feel welcome and a part of the team. He is always brimming full of brilliant ideas and advice to help us promote our business and pass work our way. We do feel part of a local community pulling together to help each other flourish in business! David is always on hand, night or day, to answer any queries or aid us in any advertising issues we may encounter. We have no hesitation in recommending David and the Best of Eastbourne to local companies.
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: I was very pleased to have met you having been introduced by another member of thebestof. Your business is a pleasure to recommend as I know you will do the very best possible for your customers.
In January 2014, Gavin F said:
David is constantly promoting his members and the Eastbourne community. Whether it be through social media channels or networking events, his efforts are tireless and much appreciated.
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: Glad to help out when I can Gavin, it was great to finally get some details about your charity in our Community Hub.
In January 2014, Rob T said:
Would just like to say a big thank you to David for helping out a technical issue with logging into the Best Of Website. David was in my shop very promptly and solved the technical issue within minutes. Many thanks. Rob Just Wood Toys
Reply from thebestof Eastbourne: Getting things done quickly and efficiently often means they don't get any worse. Glad it was fixed so quickly for you.
In January 2014, Kathrin B said:
Within our third year at the University of Brighton, we had to create and promote a new product or service that brings innovation to today's' hospitality industry. Our group decided to create a new bottled beverage, consisting of beer mixed with cocktail ingredients. We called it Beertails. Since we were aware that social media, in this case especially Facebook, is a big marketing engine, we really worked hard to get people liking and talking about our Beertails page. After a few weeks of further establishing our product we decided to step up in the game and contacted David Ruddle from TheBestOf Eastbourne. We knew David already from another Uni project and he was instantly excited to help us. He just asked us to write a press release, containing all the important information about Beertails and what happened after that was simply amazing! Due to David's' numerous contacts and extraordinary networking skills, he helped us by mobilizing TheBestOf Eastbourne community and publishing our press release to gain a hundred Facebook LIKE's within only four days!! By giving us a platform through the website and the community of TheBestOf Eastbourne he helped us become a Facebook success and we are still very happy about it :)
In January 2014, Mark S said:
I just wanted to thank David for his Marketing Review of my local business, Professional Video Services. The Review was honest, thorough and extremely helpful, highlighting current marketing weaknesses where they occurred, whilst offering positive suggestions on how to improve! I was grateful for the wide-ranging advice David gave me, and was impressed by his tremendous enthusiasm to help local businesses prosper. Excellent!
Reply from David Ruddle: Thank you Mark, it was a pleasure to help you identify areas that you could make improvements to in your marketing and I hope the businesses I recommended to you are able to help present your business in the best possible way.
In January 2014, Thomas S said:
Became a member of TheBestOfEastbourne a few months ago. I have been very impressed with David Ruddle who I have mainly dealt with. I have found that David does his utmost for TheBestOf members and this is worth the membership fees alone. I have seen enquiries arising from my page and made some useful contacts, it's definitely a get out what you put in type of service and I'm confident the more I put into it the better results I will see. I also believe that TheBestOf Eastbourne will continue to grow with David.
Reply from David Ruddle: It is a privilege to be trusted enough to help grow your business. 2014 is going to be a big year and I am sure you will be one of the members really reaping the benefits.
In January 2014, Trevor I said:
we have just had the most amazing training session on social media from David. Although we knew how to do this, David has all the secrets! I can thoroughly recommend him for his knowledge and skill in making this subject so much easier to understand.
Reply from David Ruddle: I really enjoyed it I forget how many tricks I know :) Seem to have an answer for everything! Hope it all helps and if you need me just shout.