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!
In April 2019, Natasha Jupp said:
Every new new business coming to Eastbourne deserves to know the advantages of the town.
In April 2019, Kiran Kaul said:
Best Of Eastbourne is a launch pad for new and existing business to reach out to a wider audience and engage with other local businesses so you can work together.
David Ruddle who runs Best of is always looking for news ways to support and is bottomless pit of ideas and encouragement. David has a limitless drive and focus and is dedicated to buy local.
The Best Of Eastbourne has helped me in many ways with new business ideas, wider reach to engage new customers, a platform to exchange ideas and promote my business, focus on the developments that are right for my business at its current stage and a network of business which are recommended to support me and my customers.
Thank you for all that you do 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
In April 2019, Teri Sayers-Cooper said:
Because if you want to get your brand known in the local area, why chance it on anyone else?
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, Lerato Umah-Shaylor said:
Always great to work with David. Very proactive and the best insight into growing a local business. The Best!
In March 2019, Sam Griffiths said:
I'm new to Eastbourne and love using The Best of Eastbourne to help me decide which restaurants to go to and which local businesses to use.
In March 2019, Spencer Davies said:
David is a professional business promoter and passionate about local companies.
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 January 2019, Natural Carpet Care said:
David very knowledgeable and personable. We recommend his services!
In January 2019, Wyntercon CIO said:
A great place for new business to meet and network with good local businesses , well worth reaching out to .
In January 2019, Andy King said:
David is a great source of contact in the networking community. His commitment to local businesses, can only be rivalled with his likeable personality and he is a genuine pleasure to know. Nothing is too much trouble, if you need a question answered, or a door open, he's your man. Thoroughly recommend him!
In January 2019, Sarah Aherne said:
David, where would I have been without your help today?
Thank you so much 5 BIG ⭐'s for you!
In January 2019, Chris Downton said:
Always there when you need him. 5 stars are not enough.
In January 2019, Alison Thompson said:
As a complete technophobe I love David’s easy to understand instructions to help me. He’s always smiling and happy to help. His knowledge helps you and your business move forward 🙂
In January 2019, J Brown said:
David smiles nearly as much as I do! He happily helps with everything and everyone and was recently spotted helping out at the Christmas Market planning meeting! Lovely chap!