Collaboration

The right connections are important for every business and we have contacts in lots of places. We enjoy a collaborative approach to work – check out our blog entitled Competition vs Collaboration – and value our partnerships. In fact, we think that collaborative working is a key factor in business strategy and believe it really does pay to partner.

We’re proud of our partnerships and alliances and enjoy networking in various local groups. Time is money is our blog that focuses on the value of increasing your connections to grow your business.

We’re connected with the Worcestershire Ambassadors, a group of people whom have a common enthusiasm to create a county to be proud of. In promoting Worcestershire, they work in partnership with various other groups in the county including the Local Enterprise Partnership, University of Worcester, Worcestershire County Council and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of commerce.

We work together with the Chamber, who support local industry – providing members with advice and guidance as well as services, all with the aim of enabling businesses to grow and prosper. They also provide networking opportunities hosting a calendar of events, helping individuals connect and interact with each other to support growth and develop local business. Take a look at their case study about our innovative approach to business.

Ruby has an innovative approach to making business connections, putting collaborative working at the heart of the business. It was this pioneering approach that to led to the start of a brilliant working relationship with Worcester Web Studio, and Director Ray Gillespie.

Lucy Allen

PR Executive, The Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.

Mentoring is also part of our collaborative approach to work and a passion which has taken Ruby to support business students at the University of Worcester since 2013 – where she continues to be a sessional lecturer – and also with the Enterprise Advisor scheme with the Worcestershire LEP. Read more about our thoughts on mentoring in a blog written by one of our talented associates.

 

We contribute regularly to County Lifestyle and Leisure Magazine with the focus on business – in an interview format. The column is entitled In conversation withand features a different business every month. If you’d like to suggest an interviewee or question for the column, please get in touch.

 

You Do Better is a strategic Partner to #WorcestershireHour – supporting the team with communications and events. This partnership allows our clients to also gain the benefits and increased reach that #WorcestershireHour brings. #WorcestershireHour is the weekly news and networking event for the Worcestershire area. Use #WorcestershireHour in your tweets 8-9pm on Monday evenings and 12-1pm on Wednesday afternoons.

 

Launched on 6th May 2013 #WorcestershireHour has rapidly grown an active Twitter following of over 20,000 local accounts. The twice weekly event brings together local businesses, charities and the communities of Worcestershire. #WorcestershireHour is run by Worcestershire Enterprise Limited, a social enterprise business with the aim of supporting the local economy, and is supported by a group of local sponsors and partners.

Founded and managed by Worcester based businessman Stuart Allen who runs The Sales Performance Company Ltd – and is number one Top Sales Performance Guru in the UK – Stuart has been using Twitter to promote his own business for the past five years and has in excess of 87,000 followers:

Twitter is a great platform to send out messages BUT you never know who is watching at any given time! By concentrating a ‘local’ Twitter event into a regular one hour time slot, you can be absolutely sure that your messages WILL be seen by local people.  Stuart Allen Director, The Sales Performance Company.

If you’d like to read about our connections with Stuart and what he has to say about Ruby and You Do Better, head over to our Testimonials page.

Testimonials

Ruby at You Do Better has provided invaluable support when I have needed additional resources when organising key events for...

Stuart Allen, Worcestershire Enterprise Ltd

Heming Group are delighted to be working with Ruby Edwards from You Do Better - she says what she is going to do and she is...

Peter Heming, Heming Group

Ruby has made the whole process seamless and user friendly - the results so far have been outstanding. Long may...

Ian Bryant, Sprint Group

I couldn’t recommend Ruby and the team at You Do Better highly enough!

Steve Barker, Coversure Insurance

Ruby’s a pleasure to work with, full of great ideas and really knows how to make the most out of...

Ray Gillespie, Worcester Web Studio Ltd

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