Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Tuesday 10th September 2013
12 in all including a guest Alan Moller, an electrician invited by Brian Painter.
This week represented another step forward in the development of the meeting. Nige Kirby took over as Education and Development Officer, Adam Hotson took on responsibility as Meeting Organiser and Jim Henshaw started his role as Committee Chairman at a committee meeting that took place immediately after the meeting finished.
Nigel Kirby’s first offerings as our Education Officer was to devote the Ed Slot to attracting visitors, which of course is entirely appropriate to the meeting and its strive to increase its size. This theme was echoed in the Committee Meeting and you are commended to Jim’s email by way of meeting minutes that he circulated later on in the day.
As for the 60 second round, it was kicked off by Jason Nortey who declared himself to have been a nerd at school; he them produced props being the tools of his trade namely torch, voltammeter, test light, soldering iron, a ratchet spanner and some sort of removal tool that looked admirably suited to extracting boy scouts from horses hooves.
Rosemary Cleave was looking for household and buildings insurance introductions, and whilst on the theme of building, Robert Mayes was emphasising his desire to build new walls. He will undoubtedly do a proper job and we were similarly urged by Nigel Kirby to sell his services for refurbishments as well as new installations, that they should be done by someone who can do a proper job and that cheap and cheerful will never do.
Brian Painter can normally be relied upon to cheer us up. If after hearing from Jim, Stuart and Anne about personal medical insurance, local businesses refreshing their PC’s and the vat end of month panic you were indeed looking forward in this way you were to be disappointed. At the end of the day when you throw yourself into the chair exhausted, nerves jangling, you need to relax and so you have that deeply soothing cigarette. Brian was able to clearly set out exactly what you are taking down into your lungs, all of which poisonous substances paled into insignificance by comparison with one ingredient, paint stripper!!!!
So you have panicked about the vat, you have been thoroughly depressed by the effect of smoking and you finally listen to Adam Hotson reminding you that if your company has not got it’s annual return in to Companies House yet you have missed the deadline and owe £100.00 which in a month’s time will increase to £350.00…. it’s a good job we are a cheerful bunch and no doubt partly because he delivered the message that was most likely to engender panic Adam won the Oscar. Well done Adam.
Next week I have a challenge for you all in the 60 seconds. Think of something light hearted, amusing, or even down right side splitting that happened to you in the previous week and include it in the presentation of your 60 seconds.
The 10 minute presentation was delivered by Stuart Oldham who supplemented his presentation with a nice big glossy leaflet. He went on to tell of his “about to be launched” complete IT package for businesses. A very effective presentation.
The result of last month’s performance league was an announcement by Scott Griffiths that the winner was Nige Kirby. Well done Nige. Let that be a incentive to us all to get out and find referrals for fellow members, bring in visitors and thereby score points and make sure that Nige doesn’t win it for another month.
I though this week’s meeting was another step forward and I look forward to seeing you all next week.
jason’s 60 second was awesome, was good seeing you all 🙂
BTW where was my scrambled eggs I politely requested last week??
I’m an accountant Aidan, nothing amusing and certainly nothing side splitting ever happens in my line of business, lol
No scrambled egg but the bacon has definately improved
………….scrambled eggs on toast might be a good idea…..
Good meeting everyone, very positive, nice to be back on top again. Let’s work on thinking about what visitors would be good for the group
Will do my best to think of something amusing for my 60 seconds next week. Am just about to send some invites from some leaflets that came through my door.
The hand over has started………….well done to Nige and Jim.
Adam, if the excitement of being an accountant becomes too much for you why not try being an actuary?
I only see clients with problems, however, I’ll look out for an amusing one!
As I walked past my fruit bowl this morning I heard a shout for help.
It was a damson in distress.