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Members Business Networking blog Thursday 12th May 2016.
Written by Alan Shaw of Alan Shaw Architects.
Our chairman is away walking in The Fells and probably visiting Leicester for the celebrations (said with gritted teeth for those of us of other persuasions eg Tottenham Hotspurs) and Brian Painter took on the role.
Our numbers were 17 with several apologies for absence. Scott Griffiths – Gave an announcement regarding the performance league. Scott also mentioned that perhaps we should all dedicate one hour to think about improving E.B.F. We could ask members to find out if past members would be interested in rejoining and have a one to one with them. (We could use the invite form to contact them.) We are all tasked with inviting a person this week. 1000 points deducted for anybody failing to do so!
Peter Hood started the 60 seconds round speaking about new sanitary ware he was fitting for a client. They had ordered all the units themselves and he then had found problems when fixing them.
Richard Reed –Stressed the importance of giving him dates of intended holidays even if the exact destination was not known. He also mentioned the latest special holiday deals.
Dean Caldon – spoke of a slowdown in the housing market in the Brentwood and Billericay area mainly owing to not enough houses on the market. This is exasperated by not enough houses being built. In the renting sector there are people who run into difficulties regarding rent payments which leads to eviction.
Carmel Jane – told us about her latest photography commission which was to photograph two separate years of pupils at New Hall School. The results which she showed us were stunning.
Alan Moller. – is very busy with small and large electrical installations. He has just finished a rewire of a house belonging to my mother-in-law which was carried out with minimal disturbance to the walls. His tag line is ‘if you need to light the fire call a spark; ( or something like that!)
Brian Painter – Relayed one of his many stories of patients with phobias. A lady patient with the fear of escalators came to him for help. After several sessions of hypnosis the lady totally forgot her fear. Brian’s ideal referral is anybody with a ‘fear’.
Kim Redwood-Lee – said that she is getting lots of new clients who have had a book keeper for years and for one reason or another they have either retired or divorced their wife who was their book keeper. Kim is looking for these types of people.
Jo Eastwood – Liquorice showed several exotic wine which she recommends. She is hosting a fine wines tasting evening on 25th May from 7pm – 9pm.
Steve Roach. – said Phoenix FM is involved with several events including Supercar, Live Music and Singing on 25th May and a Golf Day with Ronnie O’Sullivan and Steve Davis. No! it will not be boring. £10 of each ticket will be given to charity. Contact Steve for details. (Roach not Davis!)
Brian Johnston – explained his business as selling furniture and designing, plus fitting out office environments from a couple of desks to large offices.
Paul Booth previously said he was interested in updating The Hermitage and getting rid of the monks.
David Plumley – our systems analyst engineer, said that he is involved in changing a sub net. That is not the actual Net, it is an offshoot of it. At other times he sorts out computer problems and security issues.
Scott Griffiths – all things internet. The easiest referral for us to find for him would be a naff e mail address. Eg [email protected] If anyone receives something like that send them an e mail saying you know of someone who can give you a proper business e mail address for approximately £50.00.
Kevin Brooks – has had a day off this week to extend his conservatory. Apparently his wife was not pleased with the area where work was being carried out but he soon sorted it out, although it could not have been as bad as taking his wife’s best dresses to the Charity Shop by mistake!
Stuart Smallcombe – of L.G. Networks . His core business is reselling telephone lines and also everything that BT do but 30% cheaper. The only charge is billing and for administration. They also only deal with businesses.
Michael Adelizzi – he is very busy with supplying and fitting new bathrooms and would like more shop sales of wall and floor tiles plus showers.
Terry Maylin. Has a client who had a nasty accident and he is claiming off of her insurance company. As Insurance companies only want to pay out the minimum amount, if anything at all. Terry is on the case to gain the maximum.
Ten Minute Slot. – An excellent ten minute slot was given by Stuart Smallcome – L.G. Networks . Our marathon man gave a relaxed, illuminated light hearted ten minutes stating that they work for a variety of companies ranging from small businesses up to large companies such as Banks, Hotel and The Royal Opera House providing cabling systems for telephones, security and CCTV.
Ideal referrals: slow internet situations; companies relocating offices; VoIP (Voice over Internet requirements.)
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Footnote: Come back soon Aidan, all is forgiven.