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On a bright sunny morning 22 Members arrived with two visitors from our Monday Meeting. The Mayor of Gants Hill persisted with his banana breakfast and he was joined in this by Howard Bullock and Paul Dulieu. They also seemed pleased to be there. Recent government announcements perhaps have not done much to dispel confusion but the meeting was definitely upbeat.
Stuart Smallcome produced a very effective “top 10 tips” about presenting on Zoom. I was writing them all down and managed to get to 15. It was extremely useful advice illustrated by almost all of us in the breach
The 60 Second Round
Reasons to be cheerful or rather sporting a grin from ear to ear was Dean Caldon who in addition to being “released” to sell houses also demonstrated to us the “virtual” house inspection which he hopes will lead the way going forward. Mason Edwards understandably and quite rightly awarded the Oscar to Dean. He is another one who is very busy at the planning stage for deep cleans and decontaminations. He told us all about fogging which represents doing something to a wok place when employees should definitely not be present.
As well as getting money back for disappointed travellers business is starting to re-emerge in relation to bookings and domestic enquiries.
Terry Maylin’s message in relation to business interruption insurance was that “all is not lost” and of course the devil is in the detail. Kevin Radford followed on the same subject in relation to looking for weaknesses in exclusions in policies.
Vincent Goode gave us a short history lesson as far as printing was concerned. Back in the 1450’s Guttenberg was producing a top notch product, to wit the eponymous bible of which there are still 48 situate in various locations of the globe . Who said bananas weren’t any good for the brain.
Our visitors were Sarah Bell and Colin and Aileen O’Connor, both of whom expresses an interest in joining our merry band. So ended the 60 second round.
Paul Booth brought us up to date with details of the current government support available for both the employed and self employed.
10-minute presentation by Simon Essex
Simon Essex produced a typically assured performance in presenting the fundamentals of his business and he even produced a little quiz at the end. It is hoped that he will soon be back in business.