Danbro hosts Meet the Makers Networking Event

Danbro hosted a major Meet the Makers networking event last night in the run up to Lytham Festival.  The company’s impressive 250-capacity Green Room, housed in the rotunda of Jubilee House, was the venue for the champagne-and-canapes event, organised by Cuffe & Taylor.

This year’s Lytham festival could potentially boost the Fylde economy by more than £2m and the benefits extend along the Fylde coast and further afield.  The catchment for the audience is now international.

Peter Taylor, co-founder of Cuffe & Taylor, the organisers of the Lytham Festival paid tribute to Danbro for ‘sharing the vision’ and  helping facilitate a bill topped by big names such as Faithless, Fylde coast talent Rae Morris, Scouting for Girls and super group McBusted… among many more.

Danbro’s own community choir,  Danbro Rock Choir, will also perform at the festival in support to Tenors of Rock and share the stage with TOR for a number – as well as return for the traditional crowd pleaser Last Night of the Proms!

Damian Broughton, managing director of Danbro, talked of his own company’s vision for the future – and growth  from a 6’ x 6’ box room in Warton, to the impressive 66,000sq ft Jubilee House today. He also reiterated Danbro’s commitment to the local community.  “There’s a great spirit about Lytham and we’re proud and privileged to work here and  want to play our part in the local community.  When the opportunity to get involved in Lytham Festival, presented itself, we grabbed it with both hands. The festival now has national recognition and being a company that has clients all over the UK, this will help spread the word about the accounting, taxation and financial services that we can offer.”

Damian Broughton, MD, Danbro

Damian Broughton, MD, Danbro

The event also featured a presentation by web specialist and digital marketing agency Bespoke Internet’s managing director Gary Bennion.

A great evening!

 

 

The Danbro Rock Choir…exciting news!

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Danbro is very proud not only to be a sponsor of the Lytham Festival for 2015 (with a great line-up of musicians) but also that our Danbro Rock Choir will be making a number of appearances!

Here’s some exciting news on future performances…

MONDAY, 3rd AUGUST – at the Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

Full support slot by the Danbro Rock Choir and band for the “Tenors of Rock” show. Evening performance. PLUS an invitation to perform a song with the Tenors of Rock during their performance!

SUNDAY, 9th AUGUST – main stage at the Lytham Festival, Lytham Green

A performance on the main stage at Lytham Festival, on the Last Night of the Proms – complete with full orchestral backing!  This will feature the Danbro Rock Choir PLUS a surprise during the performance of Jonathan Antoine and Laura Wright.

Come and join us…we’d love to see you there!

Check out the Lytham Festival website for more information!

Lytham Festival - Line up!

Lytham Festival – Line up!

 

What a difference 9 weeks makes for Inteb…

The Inteb / BE team with cake on our first day at Jubilee House!

The Inteb / BE team with cake on our first day at Jubilee House!

9 weeks ago the small team at Inteb was working in 4 separate rooms within a business centre, with 3 or 4 of us in each room – some upstairs, some downstairs and each room with a heavy, closed fire door separating us from our workmates. Now, we’re all working in one, light modern space, with new furniture, a staff break-out space, our own meeting rooms, washrooms and kitchen (luxury of luxuries after sharing in a business centre)!

We can walk around and have those ‘water cooler’ moments of spontaneous discussion with colleagues, about work matters or about other things. I feel like I know more about the jobs my colleagues do now and I’m more connected to their successes and challenges. If a new piece of business comes in, the whole room shares it, if someone hits an IT brick wall, a quick shout-out to the room usually flushes out someone who has tackled that before and can help.

Importantly I also know more about my colleagues now as people: One is a Beaver leader; another has a qualification to rescue stranded seals, should she discover any; a third has a serious weakness for Percy Pig sweets!   It’s not that we previously hid these things from each other – it’s just we just never really had the opportunity to discover them!

Then there’s the impact our new location has on everyone who comes to see us.  Suppliers, clients, partners and potential employees alike have all been hugely complimentary about Jubilee House and about the experience of coming here.  Parking is easy, Reception are smiley and efficient, the WIFI and mobile phone reception work (which wasn’t the case where we were before!) the food is great and the location is stunning.  We laugh with our contacts about coming to Inteb for an ice cream at Jubilee House by the seaside – and we’re pleased to be seen as somewhere people want to come and visit (and we’re happy to buy ice creams if that’s what it takes to make people feel good).

Like all growing businesses we’re still grappling with the usual stuff: building the sales pipeline, cash flow; attracting and retaining staff and offering them a career path within a small team  etc.  It’s been a huge commitment for a business of our size to take space at Jubilee House, but we see it as a bold statement of intent, a message that we’re heading for great things.

I think we’re going to need a lot of ice cream!

Julia Westcott, PA to Philip Hargreaves, Inteb

Jubilee House, East Beach, Lytham