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Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Tuesday 9th December 2014.
A good turnout with 14 present in all, including Robert Jones a mobile tyre fitter.
I am now feeling myself being drained of energy by Sammy the Slug, who you all know, but also Billy the Beaver who is taking root on my chin much to the amusement (by virtue of his name) of Christine.
Something of a confusing meeting this week I thought. Not that it wasn’t entertaining. We had apologies from Ian Nicholson and Hugo Heij and in Hugo’s absence we or rather I missed the Ed Slot. Still, Hugo has taken more than double his allotted time with his last 2 renditions so it all evens up in the end.
So what of the 60 second round. Most people are currently at full tilt with Christmas approaching. Chris Vernon has just finished his 6th bathroom and is apparently up for anything including dog walking. If he has just finished 6 bathrooms by contrast Richard Willis is looking for start ups.
Nige Kirby reckons he has done his last bathroom but he is still interested in boilers, gas cookers and central heating…… he really must get out more. Lewis Hackney is trying to stop people tripping over at BAE Systems but in the course of his 60 seconds he did reveal that he had problems with his tyres (punctures I think). Just as well that Nige Kirby brought along a visitor who appeared to be sorting Lewis out as I left the car park.
Prize for whimsy of the week was Jim Henshaw. Apparently you get a cheap insurance for your aeroplane because aeroplanes generally don’t crash. Which is probably why you don’t hear people talking of someone who is a disaster being a “plane crash”. It was Brian Painter who woke me from my lethargy by talk of insomnia. If you look out of your bedroom windows into other peoples bedroom windows in the early hours in the morning you can spot those people who are indulging in a little bit of insomnia. There is a school of thought that considers rigid adherence to the “Brian Painter Rules of Conduct” lead you, certainly to prison, probably to being on the sex offenders register.
Ian Stanley, back in the saddle was given the dubious pleasure of awarding the Oscar, which he did. The lucky recipient was Christine, for her clarity of information about what her business is. This led into Paul Lefever and his 10 minute slot. He gave an unprompted if not unrehearsed explanation of why you should look carefully at qualifications and the advantage of experience in his area of work. His 10 minutes was full of confidence which transmitted itself to the audience. A good performance Paul!!
Our new recruitment section of the meeting was led by our recruitment officer Mr Jim Henshaw. Our task in the run up to this week’s meeting had been to find the details of builders who could be invited to our meeting. This week, as subsequently corrected by email, Jim has charged us with finding details of Cleaners. Cleaners of any kind; carpets, windows, general domestic or commercial. May I ask everyone to make the effort this week to at least get one name with their contact details?
Next week it will be my last week with facial hair. Remember all of you who pledged to bring you £5.00 beer tokens. It is a good cause.
I just hope I can make it to next week given the lethargy brought on by my fury friends inhabiting my face, is starting to slow me down in writing this blog.
So I will sign off looking forward to seeing you all next week.