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30 Members assembled, full of anticipation for the themed 60-second round suggested by this week’s Oscar adjudicator, the Mayor of Gants Hill.
Stuart Smallcombe always has something thoughtful to impart and this week was no different. His theme was hiring, retaining and keeping happy staff. He had a 5 point formula that dealt with selection, finding out about them and being sensitive to their needs or ideas. This is the formula for a happy ship and dealing with Stuart and his company certainly confirms that impression
The 60 Second Round
Vincent Goode did not indulge in his suggested theme of a film character who reflects you or your business…unless there is a luvvy with the name Polyurethane Product.
There was very definitely an air of entering into the spirit of things. A selection included Kieron Peaty as Master and Commander; Dean Caldon, Maverick, Nathan Howson as all of the A-Team and Colin O’Conner as the Invisible Man. Toby Acton was all of Michael Palin’s characters in “Life of Brian”, a deep dive if ever there was one and it wasn’t a bad impression by him of said actor but Simon Essex’s Seymour was unsurpassed.
The ladies present were a little more whimsical; Alison Bean chose ET because he listened to Elliot, Sarah Bell was Mary Poppins and Sarah Steel was Bond characters Moneypenny, M and Q all rolled into one. Tina was not Dolly Parton as she is not 9 to 5
Paul Booth used The Good the Bad and the Ugly as a generalization of what he was looking for in new clients.
Mike Rogers was Action Man because of all the mortgages he has had to deal with this week and Terry Maylin was the Terminator. Pride of place and well deserved Oscar Winner however was Neil Bellham with an all action depiction of Super Man’s younger brother where he catered for all of the adjudicator’s requirements.
Meeting Secretaries Report
After Scott’s offer to update all of our business descriptions on the Web Site only Sarah Bell had taken him up on his offer. I will try and do better this week and hopefully so will you all. He also reported lots of referrals and £10,000+ of business recorded this week.
10-minute presentation by Marc Robinson
It was Marc Robinson’s debut and very good it was to. His story from boyhood to date helped illustrate very clearly why he is doing what he is doing and why he is so much better off doing it. From this naturally flows how much we could all benefit from using his services. It was a very effective performance.