SPOTLIGHT ON A CAP BUSINESS CLUB MEMBER
Featuring Dan Brassington from Dapper Design
I hope that you enjoy reading and pick up some useful ideas and tips
SPOTLIGHT ON A CAP BUSINESS CLUB MEMBER.
YOUR NAME? - Dan Brassington
NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS? - Dapper Design
WEBSITE ADDRESS? – www.dapperdesign.co.uk
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? – Graphic Designer at The Forester Newspaper
WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? - I became a father in October 2017 and I decided I wanted to enjoy being part of my sons life whilst starting up my own business. I already had a great relationship with a lot of the Forest businesses and I wanted to be able to help them grow through design and marketing and general advice.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? - I enjoy gardening and spending time with my family. I also like to use reclaimed materials to create one off pieces of furniture and wall art.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE? - I do like the Lord of the Rings movies although now I have a 1 year old I can get away with watching some of the long lost animations from my childhood!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL? - I’ll honestly eat anything!! If I had to choose it would have to be my other halfs Sunday dinners!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE UK HOLIDAY DESTINATION? - My first weekend away with my partner was to Urban Beach in Bournemouth and since then we’ve been back 3 times as it’s a lovely place to stay! Close second would have to be St Ives.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION ABROAD? - At the moment it would be Portugal which was lovely but there’s definitely many more places I want to see. Peru is one of the places I’d love to go.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME? - Is it bad for a 28 year old to say Gardeners World? Guilty pleasure but I love gardening and Monty Don!
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG? – Walk by Foo Fighters
WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? - I love being able to help a business by spending time with them creating a brand/website and catching up with them afterwards knowing that they’ve grown from something I have done for them. Running an independent business is hard and it’s great to know I am helping them.
IF YOU HAD A MAGIC WAND WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? We’ve only been running since January 2018 so if I hand a magic wand I’d like to make it so everyone was aware of us and what we can do. Who wanted want that though?!
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS TIME? We’ll still be running Dapper Design but hopefully with a larger customer base which in turn will allow us to get others joining our team. Maybe then I might get to Peru!
DO YOU HAVE ANY USEFUL TIPS OR IDEAS THAT YOU COULD SHARE WITH THE OTHER CAP MEMBERS? - Having an online presence these days is a must for any business. Even on a tight budget or no budget, starting up a business Facebook page is free and it will start getting your name out there.
HOW HAS CAP BUSINESS CLUBS HELPED YOU IN YOUR BUSINESS? - After attending only 2 meetings we met a great group of business owners who we have recommended to others and likewise they have talked to us about how we can help them. Starting and indeed growing a business these days is hard so it’s great to be part of a club that’s designed to all help each other out.
Thank you Dan for spending some time answering these questions
- it's greatly appreciated.
Calico Interiors worked with Dan to create our website.
We are extremely happy with how it looks. We changed direction a few times throughout the project, he even came in and taught us a few things, so we can continue to update it ourselves. He was patient and very helpful, ensuring that our website looked good and suited our business perfectly.
We are so glad that we chose Dapper Design to work with and would recommend him to anyone wanting a new website. - Calico Interiors
Dan has worked on a few design projects for us recently and we are so pleased with his work. Our logo is just brilliant and our customers regularly comment on it. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Dapper Design to others. A fantastic service. Thank you! - Kerry Thornhill, Vale Chimneys
Dan has just finished designing my website for my landscaping business I would highly recommend him nothing was ever a problem to do. Would not hesitate in using him again to design anything for me. Top job - Simon Hayward, Simon’s Landscaping and Design
After not having great experiences with designers in the past we decided to use Dapper Design to create us a new website. They were very easy and professional to deal with and dealt with the whole process from start to finish. They are now continuing to help us with our social media marketing and from this we have gained a great increase in customers and a better online presence. Can’t recommend them enough! - The New Inn
Following a recommendation from a colleague we contacted Dapper Design as we needed a website and poster for our club. Following an initial meeting they talked through the whole process and went on to design us a website we are more than happy with. A great thing was at no point did we feel rushed into making any decisions on the content of the site and we weren’t made to feel like we had to agree with something we weren’t happy with. They also took the time to show us how we could update the site ourselves in the future saving us further costs. We would definitely use them again for future design projects and have recommended to others. - Ruardean Hill FC