I Just want to say how incredibly helpful David Ruddle has been in helping our charity get set up on thebestof Eastbourne. However, David's help has gone far beyond setting us up on the website. The charity academy events I have attended have been superb, David uses an informal presentation style that is very engaging and he interweaves some great strategic marketing tips alongside some very useful and practical tactics. Great for Charities and Businesses a like.
In May 2020, Andrew H said:
Since I've had two zoom meetings with David I've spring boarded to greater things including Google business rating and business loans to starting an online diploma run by a professional association Also small things like marketing avatar meanings connected to my work via email too flyers and so on, thank you so much.
In May 2020, Andrew H said:
Hi everyone since I've had two zoom meetings with David I've spring boarded to greater things including Google business rating and business loans to starting an online diploma ran by a professional association Also small things like avatar meanings connected to my work via email too flyers and so on ,thank you so much.
Thanks again for a great Zoom session today. As always David is so knowledgeable and generous with his time.
At a very challenging time for charities you can always depend on David for his help and advice. Thanks again.
Reply from David Ruddle: So pleased to finally get your event online :) All starting to take shape now. So glad I was able to help.
In May 2020, Eastbourne Education Business Partnership said:
Another inspiring and helpful Academy (Zoom) session with David today - many thanks. Good to be reminded about updating events content, particularly during on-going coronavirus lockdown plus use of visuals and appropriate hash tags.
Reply from David Ruddle: Always good to have you along Tim hope we can find a way to make sure Eastbourne Youth Radio and the BIG Futures Show are both a great success!
In May 2020, Creative Force said:
Yet again, David is our Knight in Shining Armour! Just spent an Academy session with him and a number of local charities. Although I know much of this already, it's always great to go over things and pick up new tips, too. An excellent hour in an online meeting. Never a dull moment!
Reply from David Ruddle: Glad there is always something new to keep things interesting :)
In April 2020, Martyn N said:
I have to thank David for his advice, help & support offered so generously at this unusual and difficult time. He gave me the push towards the next stage of promoting my magic. Highly recommended by The Noble Art of Magic.
Reply from David Ruddle: Loved the video and so pleased you had such a good response to your posts,
In April 2020, The Sheldon B&B said:
David kindly hosted a video meeting on Monday to get some of the members together for support and suggestions on how to restart our businesses after the lockdown. It was really good to meet some of the members and listen to the suggestions. I have been able to take the best bits and mind map my chaotic thoughts into a more ordered way. Today I have started to action the best bits and have had a bit more confidence to start actual promotion for future events rather than just keeping in touch with my followers. David has been great for following up after the call and his support and happiness is always welcome!
In April 2020, Penny W said:
I’d like to thank David for his help and expertise. He spent an good hour sharing his best practice for running social media groups and improving my SEO results. I’m very grateful and if you’re a small business, get in touch with David as he really knows his stuff!
Reply from David Ruddle: Glad the information was helpful, so much to cover :)
In April 2020, Chris F said:
I can't thank thebestof Eastbourne enough for pushing the Eastbourne Makers for NHS and Keyworkers facebook group gofundme page and chasing down some local companies for donations for us, amazing work. with the funds generated from the gofundme we can by 3D Printer Filament (Plastic) so we can print visors, and buy material so we can make gowns, scrubs and masks which are all much needed by our NHS workers as well as other Keyworkers in the community. This includes Patient Transport, Care Homes, The Police and many many more who we are helping to stay safer by supplying much-needed PPE.
Our go fund me is at the following link for anyone looking to contribute or you can find us on facebook
Reply from David Ruddle: Glad we were able to help you reach your initial target. We will continue to help promote the fundraising now that the materials are costing so much more.
In March 2020, The Sheldon B&B said:
David kindly gave me a free trial on best of Eastbourne. Im very glad he did and I am now a paying member. David works exceptionally hard for all his members and I am very much looking forward to working with him.
In February 2020, Nathan said:
I attended David's Acadamy Workshop today. A very insightful and useful session for anyone with a small online presence or not sure how to promote events effectively. David always make sure everyone is welcome and will ensure the information he is providing is understood by all. This is really going to help us both short-term and long-term. Thank You!
In February 2020, Chris D said:
This is a word I only use when I really mean it. The best of ( David) is so supportive and if he doesn’t know, he knows someone that does. Recently 1hr in his company moved children with cancer fund into the next generation.
Thank you again for being amazing, your continuous support and guidance helps more than you
Chris & the Team
In January 2020, Voices Choir said:
This is the go-to place online to connect with businesses and services, and also to keep up to date with events, training and charities. I love the fact that wether you are a big business or a small not for profit organisation, the help and advice you get is the same high standard....and friendly, too.
In January 2020, Andy Durling said:
I attended a thebestofEastbourne Academy workshop today and found it an immensely useful and productive experience. David Ruddle's experience and knowledge of marketing using social media and web techniques is incredibly wide and deep, and almost impossible to take in all at once! I'll have to book into another such workshop to consolidate what I learnt today, but I'll definitely apply what I did manage to take in!
In January 2020, Creative Force said:
Each time I attend a session with David, I learn something more. Feeling much more confident about using the website for Creative Force and in helping people to work more creatively on blogs, events promotion etc. Plus you get to meet great people who are passionate about what they do locally for Eastbourne. Great work, David!
In January 2020, Memory Lane Eastbourne said:
Attended thebestofeastbourne-academy. David is just brilliant at putting you at your ease and not making you feel stupid when you need more than one session.
I am now going to put into action some of the things I now understand. Like putting on blogs and events.
Thanks as ever David.
Carol McHale Memory Lane Eastbourne
In January 2020, Loretta Lock said:
David has the patience of a saint in his teaching manner and a genuine enthusiasm for supporting local organisations and building a better Eastbourne.
In January 2020, Knight PM said:
Myself and two colleagues did a training session with David and he was brilliant! He gave us so many ideas and pointers to help us in our business that we're now bursting to get stuck in! …MoreMyself and two colleagues did a training session with David and he was brilliant! He gave us so many ideas and pointers to help us in our business that we're now bursting to get stuck in!
David is hugely knowledgeable and is extremely generous with his time. Anyone who knows him knows about his caring attitude, he genuinely likes to help his business members on thebestof Eastbourne as well as others like us who are not even in the area.
I have attended countless courses over the years but few compare with David's lovely approach and his great sense of humour. I recommend any business owner to speak to him as thebestof Eastbourne provides fantastic marketing advice at a relatively low cost.
Thank you David!
In December 2019, First Friday Eastbourne said:
Over the last 6 months Edeal has been working with David at thebestof Eastbourne to run the First Friday networking meetings. Since working with David the number of attendees has doubled, the meetings are more structured and the feedback has been excellent. Davids energy and enthusiasm is very infectious, he has a real passion for helping businesses and the advice he gives is invaluable.
David has so many different ideas and is constantly bringing new ideas to the table. He is always so cheerful, happy and helpful and a real pleasure to work with.
In December 2019, Scott R said:
It's great to work with thebestof Eastbourne! Thanks to David for everything he does!
In November 2019, gr/eat Greek said:
David is the epitome of the phrase 'not all heroes wear capes'. He is working 24/7 to support local businesses, help them improve their online presence, coach and teach them. He is very knowledgeable and open to testing new ideas. EVERY local business should work with David and the 'bestofeastbourne' platform.
In November 2019, Eva K said:
Thank you David for all your help, support and assistance. I know how busy you are but you are always there ready to tackle whatever is needed. Very professional, reliable and helpful, nothing is too much for you and you work relentlessly to promote and help your local businesses. Thank you!
In November 2019, Ditzy Media Ltd said:
Have been a member for over 5 years since I started my business. The support from David and his enthusiasm is second to none! He is great at connecting people and is a true champion of all things local and Eastbourne. Thank you David for another year of providing The Best of with oodles of knowledge!
Reply from David Ruddle: I love working with you Mina, your passion for social media is amazing and the feedback I get from people I send your way for training is always brilliant. You explain things in simple terms which makes recommending you all the easier :)
In November 2019, Safer East Sussex Team said:
A big thank you to David Ruddle / thebestofeastbourne for supporting us (the Safer East Sussex Team) to try and reach as many people in East Sussex as possible with our community safety initiatives.
Reply from David Ruddle: I am really looking forward to working more closely with you in 2020 with your events coming to Eastbourne :)
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