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Digital sales firm Exela creates online hub for small businesses

19 April 2023
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Cheltenham-based digital sales company Exela has launched a free online hub where Gloucestershire-based businesses can share ideas about marketing.

Glos Marketing Hub can be accessed via Facebook and is free to join and post for businesses regardless of their industry sector, size or revenue.

CEO David Holland said: “Often, we don’t ask a question because we don’t want others to think we don’t know what we are doing, but every question is valid and we all have knowledge to share with each other and I want the hub to be that space, where we can ask a question, no judgments.”

“I got the idea from the inspiration I get from working in a physical hub at Cheltenham Film Studios.

"If I can give other businesses a similar environment online then I know they will never be short of ideas and will always have someone available to support them and to answer questions about marketing and sales.”

Members of Glos Marketing Hub can talk about marketing funnels, the similarities and crossover with sales, generating and converting leads, using AI-generated copy and much more.

“The idea is that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel because someone will have ‘been there and done that’ and can help you to further your knowledge,” David adds.

“Also, we sometimes just need someone to bounce an idea off, just like you would in an office environment, or like I do when I am in my physical hub at the film studios. And that’s what I want Glos Marketing Hub to offer.”

Exela is a specialist digital sales consultancy which supports business owners to use smart tech to generate leads and sales through a consistent and ethical business development strategy.


Peter Davison is deputy editor of The Business Magazine. He has spent his life in journalism – doing work experience in newsrooms in and around Bristol while still at school, and landing his first job on a local newspaper aged 19. By 28 he was the youngest newspaper editor in the country.

An early advocate of online news, he spent the first years of the 2000s telling his bosses that the internet posed both the biggest opportunity and greatest threat to the newspaper industry and the art of journalism. He was right on both counts.

Since 2006 he has enjoyed a career as a freelance journalist. He lives in rural Wiltshire with one wife, two children, and three cats.

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