The commitment to supporting our needs has exceeded the expectations of the company

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Placement:         Marketing and Sales Promotion

Company:           OFFiGO

Student:               Dmitrii Ishutin, MSc Management and Marketing Analytics, Lancaster University


OFFiGO is a localised online marketplace, where all businesses can create a free profile with the opportunity to share a daily ‘promotional’ message. This way customers can view up to date information about what is available every day in their local area.


Areas of business support –

  • Business growth and promotion
  • Awareness raising and community communication
  • Promotion of services and benefits
  • Encourage usage and collaboration amongst members


Statements –

Dmitrii's feedback – “As part of this project I was responsible for market research and presentation development for a Blackpool-based start-up called OFFiGO that aims to become a #1 digital marketplace for local businesses in the UK. Involved as an external consultant, I was responsible for analysis and creating a deck of slides that would be used to seek grants and funding from venture investors. Analysis included customer and competition research, business model formulation, future sales projections and a summary of the current business situation.

I particularly enjoyed a part-time flexible basis that this project was carried out at. I also liked the project because it allowed me to use a combination of knowledge acquired from my marketing and analytical background. I would like to thank Dave Preston for his continuous support and ongoing involvement."

Dmitrii Ishutin- MSc Management and Marketing Analytics, Lancaster University



Dave’s feedback- “The commitment to supporting our needs has exceeded the expectations of the company. Dmitry was tasked with researching the high street and create marketing information which we used to compete for funding in a national competition. This support enabled us to win 20k at the Geovation awards in London which has allowed us to grow with two new members of staff.”

 Dave Preston- CEO and Founder, OFFiGO

lancaster University
Benefits for businesses:
  • Provides your business with additional skills
  • Has a positive impact on your company’s performance and productivity
  • Enables you to explore the student/graduate employee marketplace on a low risk basis
  • There is no cost incurred, the salary is paid by the project
  • Create links with universities
  • Support with all aspects of recruitment
Benefits for students:
  • Work on a meaningful project relevant to your studies
  • Able to make a real impact to the business you are working for, enabling you to demonstrate achievements to potential future employers
  • Support throughout the recruitment process and placement
  • Paid National Living Wage for up to 140 hours


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