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Dan Rushton

Dan Rushton
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Dan is a Birmingham-born lad who moved down to Brighton in the summer of 2019 to pursue a career in PR within the entertainment technology industry. He recently made the move to Bournemouth and intends to stay here to try take his career further. He has always been a keen writer and talker, describing himself as confident, funny and outgoing. He's always looking for the positives in every situation.

Robbie Smith, Director: Heritage Pet Products

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S. P. Thane, Poet

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Matt England, Founder: Sun Rum

About five years ago a friend and I went to a gin tasting evening and we were both at the point in our careers where we were both stable but were getting a bit restless with wanting to create something for ourselves; work for ourselves. So, I dipped my toes in spirits, manufacturing and retailing with gin and I loved the idea of it. But I felt the gin category was a very saturated market and I wanted to create something unique. I looked at a lot of data in regard to trends and other styles of drink and rum kept shouting out at me...

Shopping Experience Returns to Bournemouth and Poole

It’s fair to say that shopping online isn’t exactly an unfamiliar experience anymore. Since the birth of Amazon and eBay, more and more people have taken to shopping online. That being said, it’s clear to see that people have really missed the traditional shopping experience since the country went into lockdown back in March...

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