Wherever possible and however possible, The DM Lab team do what they can, when they can, to support charities, charity work and the community.
Although the business, a micro business, with 3 (recently 4) employees, they embrace every opportunity to give something back.
Below is a list of our endeavours:
We’re helping veterans on their entrepreneurial journey. Showing how to take their offering to market. They may not have the capital to development their product or service – we’ll help them create a digital presence of their own.
We are pleased to announce that The DM Lab has received the bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). It is our statement of intent to support defence personnel following our signing of the Armed Forces Covenant.
We partnered with NMITE, a revolution in higher education, to deliver courses and lend our expertise to both aspiring youngsters and military veterans looking to retrain in preparation for life on Civvy Street.
Our latest supportive endeavour is the Herefordshire Veteran Support Centre. Chris has become a Trustee of the organisation & The DM Lab is enhancing their digital presence with a website, logo & branding
Luctonians Sports Club
We’ve helped Luctonians establish a professional & manageable web presence which the in-house team manage. We’ve also helped with offline marketing literature & graphics.
We recently redeveloped the Mortimer Park website with the same CMS as the main Luctonians site. with a sleeker look & added functionality, it will help the club promote the venue & events side of things.
Our latest sponsorship is with LRFC. We helped them step away from an out-of-the-box web solution to a unique, customised website that we are training the in-house team to manage.
The venue at LRFC had its own site but we redeveloped this in line with the new LRFC website. With more functionality & easy to use CMS, the team are able to manage th site in-house.
Greyhound RFC are a small club with a big heart. We helped them with a dedicated web presence to promote the club with a long-term goal of growing the club’s senior, junior & ladies sections & the club’s stature.
Belmont Wanderers FC
We’ve helped support Belmont Wanderers FC & today boasts 18 sides overall with thriving junior, senior & girls & ladies sections. The club also have a nice little website to set them apart from other clubs.
We developed & donated a site to the CUBs team which we are, over time, showing the team how to manage to help compliment their social presence & spread the word about the fanatstic work they do.
We’ve helped the Herefordshire branch of the national Autistic society consolidate their web presence with a beautiful new website that the team will be able to manage themselves & promote their work.
We sponsored the one-off pink shirt Luctonians wore for a fixture & auctioned off immediately after the match in the 2017 / 2018 season. The club raised almost £10k for Breast Cancer Haven Hereford.
We helped the festival establish itself in it’s inaugral year in 2017 with a website, branding & promotion. Now established as an annual event, the festival is going from strength to strength.
Sale Sharks Rugby Tour
We sponsored Greyhound Juniors RFC Under 9s section to take part in Sale Sharks’ Festival of Rugby in October where they also got to meet the players & take part in a parade at half time!
Every year we donate tickets to Circus Starr as it comes to Hereford bringing joy to disadvantaged children & families across the UK through the magical art of circus performance.
Chris has become a member of the Board of Trustees at the fantastic Canwood Gallery. He / we will be offering our assistance with their online and digital presence.
We were given the opportunity to be both the matchball and the match sponsor for Hereford RFC for their game against Longton RFC. Hereford RFC won the game 35-5.
This summer we are sponsoring Colwall Cricket Club’s fixture card. A new venture for us with regard to type of sport – the first time we have involved the business with a cricket club!
We supported our friend Martha of the awesome Send Cake by contributing toward the growth of the business and by doing this we’re now a part of the VIP Cake Club!
Be The Change Awards
We support the Be The Change Awards. An up and coming new initiative for the social impact sector, recognising ethical & sustainable brands with a powerful impact story to tell.
Herefordshire Means Business
With our presence and stature within the local business community, we support Herefordshire Means Business and the Herefordshire Business Awards as sponsors, speakers and judges.
We’re assisting The Cart Shed who provide tailored therapeutic support in a woodland setting. Helping those experiencing an imbalance in their lives to heal, learn and find friendship.
We are very proud sponsors of Westfields Football Club’s senior and junior sections. Supporting and working with such a high profile club is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us!
Herefordshire Business Awards
We both sponsored the Herefordshire Business Awards in 2018 & 2019, but in 2019 we immersed ourselves further by developing a bespoke award entry system.
Parent Carer Voice
We developed a website for the Parent Carer Voice Herefordshire to help the team advertise their events, offer support and raise both their profile and awareness.
We designed a flyer to help advertise an event Herefordshire Headway were putting on at the newly refurbished Green Dragon Hotel toward Christmas 2019.
Adelaide Law Foundation
We designed a matchday programme for the Adelaide Law Foundation Charity Football Match to help them raise both awareness and money for the foundation.
The Two Point Six Challenge
We were due to be running the London Marathon in April 2020 but as with everything else, it was postponed. However we did take part in the #TwoPointSix Challenge running 26 miles on the 26th!
Hereford River Carnival
We were given the opportunity to redevelop the website for the Hereford River Carnival and become long-term sponsors of the event which we have a personal interest in which is great!
WyeSleep Support Group
Jo Kippax came to us to help set up a Facebook Group to help our community of doctors and nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic to support their health and wellbeing as they look after ours.
Small Business COVID-19 Support
We joined the Small Business COVID-19 Support Group on Facebook and have been very active in contributing weekly to help others who may be finding the situation difficult and offering our help.
Herefordshire Green Network
Not only are we a member of the Herefordshire Green Network, we also redeveloped their website to help the team promote the fantastic work they do and to appeal to more to join them!
Horizon Centre Ross-on-Wye
A fantastic opportunity was given to us to support the Horizon Centre in Ross-on-Wye to create a new website incorporating an online shop as a revenue to support adults with learning difficulties.
Herefordshire Mind Website
As avid supporters of as many local charities as we can, we were kindly given an opportunity to redevelop the Herefordshire Mind website and improving their digital presence.
Website for Queenswood
Tasked with the redevelopment of one of the most beautiful spots in Herefordshire, we delivered a sleek new website packed with up-to-date functionality and features to help further its appeal.
It’s not about the success of the business, rather it’s about what they do with their success.
The DM Lab have always done what they can to support clubs and events in the local community. As far back aswhen the business started. They have a successful micro business, run by Marketing Director Chris and Creative Director Dale. They have learned many valuable lessons along the way.
Furthermore, we’ve learned that a little help goes a long way.
No more so than their partnerships and sponsorships with clubs, organisations and events locally.
Above all, nothing gives them more satisfaction than helping others and helping them to succeed. The DM Lab’s goal is to also help raise the profile of these clubs to the highest level they can.
Finally, it’s The DM Lab’s desire for the county’s clubs, organisations and events to be the best they can be that drives them. Not for profit or advertising.
However, despite their size, The DM Lab do everything in their power (and budget) to help and give back to the local community.
Outside of work, the team take part in events and where possible raise money. Annual events such as:
St Michael’s Hospice Run Hereford & the Wheelie Big Cycle
Swimathon for Cancer Research UK
Stand up to Cancer Gameathon
Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day
Pink Shirt Day for Breast Cancer Awareness
Provided a designed and printed programme for the Adelaide Law Foundation Charity Football Match
Their sponsorships included The Herefordshire Business Awards and the Sunshine Radio Pride Awards after winning at both ceremonies in previous years. Also sponsoring local events, the Sundogs Festival, Beer on the Wye, Colwall Cricket Club, the Wellbeing Cafe and the Little Red Box Project to name a few.
The DM Lab have been recognised for these efforts at the Midlands Business Awards 2019. They were finalists in the ‘Midlands Corporate Commitment to the Community’ award. However, they will continue to support all our current clubs, community and charity events. We are always looking for more opportunities.