From: Drug and Alcohol Training Services
Published: Tue Feb 21 2006

A new web site, constructed in record time is already helping a South Gloucestershire organisation to assist employers who are keen to support staff who may have problems.

QBS Group of Redditch in the Midlands, designed and built a fully functioning web site in just over a week after receiving a plea for urgent help from DATS – the Drug and Alcohol Training Service based in South Gloucestershire.

Managing Director of QBS, Tony Richards explains,
"The Drug and Alcohol Training Service were in urgent need of a web site to promote their services to companies. The web offered a cost effective way of targeting responsible employers who recognised that drug and alcohol problems were on the increase.

We first had to agree a specification, then build the site and make it available on the web – all in just over a week. This required a lot of day to day co-operation with DATS employees. Fortunately, all went well and the client is able to update and market the site themselves".

Mandy Smalldridge from DATS, which is funded by South Gloucestershire Council added,
‘We are not a large organisation, but we have over 70 employers who have already committed to work with us. They are forward looking employers who perceive a need to identify and support employees who may be suffering from drug or alcohol-related problems.

We were keen to move forward quickly to increase the scope of our work, but our funds were limited and time was of the essence. Tony and his staff at QBS did a superb job and by working with them, we were able to start marketing our services on the web in record time. This has proved far more cost effective than having thousands of glossy leaflets printed and distributed.

We have already been contacted by 25 companies as a result of being able to market our services on the web".

The web site can be found at:, telephone 01454 868584.


Contacts: Tony Richards, Managing Director of QBS. Tel: 01527 894888
Mandy Smalldridge of Drug and Alcohol Training Services.
Tel:01454 868584
DATS has over 70 client companies including Rolls Royce, Lloyds TSB, Aardman Animations, Constellation Europe, Computacenter, MITIE Group and many others.
Company: Drug and Alcohol Training Services
Contact Name: Mandy Smalldridge
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Contact Phone: 01454 868584

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