thebestof Eastbourne Academy

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With my business taking a big hit during the Covid19 crisis, I was ready to accept any help I could find. Within 24 hours of my enquiry not only had David responded, but we had spoken on the phone, agreed to proceed together and I had my Best of Eastbourne advert live! Support has been continued throughout via video calls and newsletters, and thanks to the knowledge of the Best Of community I've found other more specific help I needed also. What a fab way for local businesses to support each other.
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Reply from David Ruddle:
Thank you Ella, I have loved your contributions to thebestof Eastbourne and having photos of dogs all over my social media makes me very happy. So glad I was able to help when you needed it :)
Even during lockdown David’s work to support local businesses hasn’t stopped and if anything is even more important to ensure the survival of all these wonderful Eastbourne businesses.
It must have been a huge struggle for you David with all the financial uncertainty yet you haven’t given up and have become even more innovative during trying times.
You’ve always been an advocate for buy & support local and during COVID more and more people have relied on local businesses to keep them going. You’re an unstoppable force and I appreciate everything you’ve done and hope you have more people backing your buy local campaign in the future.
Keep being you and doing what you do as we couldn’t be without you!!!
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Reply from David Ruddle:
I could not reply to this right away because you got me all emotional lol These last few months have been the hardest I have ever faced so hopefully, that makes whatever the future holds it will be a doddle!
I can’t recommend David enough, he is knowledgable and always ready to help. If you want to promote your business in Eastbourne the being part of Best of Eastbourne is the way to go!
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Reply from David Ruddle:
Great to be working with you John!
David is a highly motivated individual who works tirelessly to promote, encourage and support local businesses and their owners. He has been relentless in his support during the Covid crisis. Thank you.
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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.
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Reply from David Ruddle:
So glad you were able to come along to our training to better allow you to use thebestof Eastbourne to promote your charity.
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.
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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.
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Reply from David Ruddle:
Glad to be able to offer some assistance.
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.
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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.
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.
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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!
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!
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Reply from David Ruddle:
Glad there is always something new to keep things interesting :)
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.
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Reply from David Ruddle:
Loved the video and so pleased you had such a good response to your posts,
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!
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Reply from David Ruddle:
Glad you were able to take away some good action points.
I really appreciate the help, advice & support offered by David especially during unusual & difficult times for all of us. He pushed me in such a good way to actually promote myself to be honest.
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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!
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Reply from David Ruddle:
Glad the information was helpful, so much to cover :)
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
https://www.gofundme.com/f/eastbourne-makers-for-nhs-and-keyworkers
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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.
Really friendly easy-going business group. Nice people.
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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.
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Great community. Always helpful and supportive
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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!
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Very comprehensive knowledge of Eastbourne.
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AMAZING
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
Realise.
Chris & the Team
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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
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