Published: November 19, 2021 | Updated: November 20, 2021
Dorset Biz News update featuring DSM Design, CRUMBS, Rick Stein, Coleman Marine Insurance
DSM team praised for hitting brief for prestige project ‘spot on’
A design agency celebrating 35 years of trading this year has completed a prestigious project for a government department.
The team at DSM Design was briefed to produce a document for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Barry Moore, the original Founder and Director of Production for DSM Design, led the project.
He said: “Our expertise in design started from our traditional roots in graphic design.
“The launch of the web saw DSM Design offering web design services.
“We are pleased to have worked on the Digital Radio UK website and the recent Digital Radio & Audio Review commissioned by the government.
“The document incorporated elements such as graphs, tables and infographics.
“Alongside this, we also ensured that the document met the government’s standards for accessibility.
“We are very pleased to have contributed to this project which has been mentioned in the Telegraph, The Guardian and many other news publications.”
Based in Poole, DSM Design supports a range of clients from NHS Dorset County Hospital to Digital Radio UK.
It works on print and digital campaigns, offering marketing and development services alongside its long-standing design skillset.
The Digital Radio & Audio Review can be viewed on the UK government website.
It contains the future trends in listening and makes recommendations of how to strengthen the UK radio and audio space.
Yvette Dore, pictured left, Communications Director of Digital Radio UK, who was responsible for producing the report, said: “The Radio & Audio Review was a wide-ranging project using extensive and often complex analysis to form a series of conclusions and subsequent recommendations.
“It was essential that the report captured the scope of the Review’s work, clearly setting out the process and evidence that led to the findings, in a style and format that was both professional and reader-friendly.
“The team at DSM hit this brief spot on and picked up the accessibility requirements deftly.
“The report is the primary record of the Review’s output and as such it will be the key reference source as its recommendations are implemented.
“DSM have delivered a first-class document that will be read and drawn upon for months and years to come.”
Restaurant owner and TV personality Rick Stein meets Crumbs trainee
Crumbs trainee William Biles came face-to-face with Rick Stein when the TV chef visited his Sandbanks restaurant in Poole.
William is on a placement at the restaurant, putting into practice the skills learnt through the Crumbs hospitality training programme.
A local charity, Crumbs operates from its training centre in Ensbury Park, Bournemouth and provides professional hospitality training for adults with learning and other mental health disabilities.
Ursula Boardman, Head of Centre and Training and Development Manager, said: “William was so thrilled and has learnt so much in the short time that he is been working with Louis Rogers, the General Manager, and the Stein’s team.
“To have that opportunity and to be so accepted by the team demonstrates the value that our trainees can make to the industry and the true meaning of hospitality by the industry.”
Louis Rogers, General Manager of Rick Stein Sandbanks, said: “I am delighted we have been able to welcome William to the restaurant and give him the opportunity to build on the skills he has learned with Crumbs in our kitchen with the support of our chefs.
“I look forward to developing our relationship with Crumbs further to offer support and opportunities to trainees in the future”.
Ryan and Charlotte join expanding Coleman Marine team
Ryan Burridge and Charlotte Hain have joined the expanding team at Coleman Marine Insurance, a Gallagher company, as Account Handlers.
Steve Risk, Managing Director, said: “The positivity in the marine industry is well documented and the same applies at Coleman Marine.
“We have had continued growth throughout 2021.
“In order to support this, and to be able to provide our clients with the excellent service that such custom deserves, we are delighted to add this new talent to our ranks.
“We are also looking forward to bringing on board another member of staff in January.”
Charlotte, who’s pictured with Ryan, said: “I am excited to start my new career here at Coleman and look forward to bringing my customer service skills to my new role.
“I’m also very much looking forward to working with such a fantastic and friendly team.”
Ryan added: “I’m really happy to be here.
“I’ve settled in really well, learning lots and it’s great connecting with Coleman clients.”