Did you know that there was light in the sky this morning just after 6:00 AM. I suspect spring has not quite sprung yet but everybody attending today seemed to have a spring in their step. 18 members were in attendance as we started out on what became a very lively meeting.
The Performance League
Although we were pleased to see members catching up with recording their moneys earned it became a bit of a stretch for Scott Griffiths in dealing with the figures for the month of February. Suffice it to say that the winner for the month of February was Melissa Jackson. The stats looked good but more of that later.
Jane Malyon was this week’s educator. And in order to deliver her presentation she enlisted the help of the two members of the Naughty Corner present, Paul Booth and Stuart Smallcombe. They each held 2 petrol pumps marked ABC&D. These petrol pumps were intended to indicate different categories of customer/client. D represented high maintenance and low profit, C represented low maintenance and low profit, B represented high maintenance and high profit and A represented everybody’s expectation, low maintenance and high profit. These categories were then exhibited with corresponding, and sometimes not corresponding, actions by Paul and Stuart. Very educational!
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewals
One more emerged this week, Stuart Smallcombe no less.
The 60 Second Round
Rosemarie Driscoll, last week’s Oscar winner opened the proceedings by telling us that she had already started arranging holidays for members.
I’ve forgotten what Matt Barry said, so fascinated was I in his efforts, ultimately successful, in pulling on an undersized rugby shirt over his everyday work shirt. He managed… just. The challenge going forward for all members is to wear a Blue Serif rugby shirt on holiday and get yourself photographed.
Ben Golding warned of increases in energy prices from the 1st April but also sought to calm us down by referring to the bill busting boost that you can get from Utility Warehouse.
James Humphreys has been involved in moving offices but he is now ready for anything, which ‘anything’ should particularly be aimed at the leisure and tourism industry, sports clubs and more. Mike Skinner is also looking at the leisure industry as suitable candidates for his video talents.
Brian Painter has been helping a lady who passed her driving test five years ago but now gets panic attacks at the thought of getting into a car. He’s playing the long game however. He’s looking for people who are about to take exams or tests so that not only can he cure them of this particular fear but can also pick up on them when they get panic attacks about carrying out what the test has qualified them for. Good thinking Pilgrim. Another person who has been helping distressed ladies is Scott Griffiths who is looking to help with updating a website that has been neglected by her current web designers.
Terry Maylin was at pains to point out that he was not involved with possession proceedings against Prince Harry over his occupation of his Windsor residence but if you want a tenant out he really is the man to go to.
Leann Reason not only looks to help you transform your property but do it in a way that reflects your personality. This is not conjuring up helpful visions in my mind as to what sort of design would reflect various members personalities. If you have any thoughts do not hesitate to comment
Paul Booth was particularly looking for people coming out of retirement to work casually through perhaps a limited company working in as tax efficient way as possible.
It was Rosemarie’s first time of awarding in relation to the Oscar. She was most impressed with Scott Griffiths and his attempts to assist distressed ladies.
This weeks statistics and points of note
18 members present
17 referrals made
£12,500 worth of business recorded this week
£73,000 worth of business recorded in February
10-minute presentation by Paul Booth
Paul produced a tax calculation summary for us to all think of tax savings beezer wheezes. Unsurprisingly some of us simply froze at the prospect of having anything to do with HMRC but those of us with a more salacious disposition made eight suggestions which I will not reveal here. Go and see Paul if you need further clarification
Referrals & Testinomials Round
Given this week’s statistics there were plenty of both referrals and testimonials and as good a meeting as you would hope to attend.
There was an element of schaedenfreude watching Matt struggle to get his XXL t-shirt over his head, and although he feels he was robbed of the Oscar, Dot Scott prevailed. I was scolded by Brian for not eating the crusts of my sarnie, next time I’ll put them in a bag for Brian to feed the ducks after the meeting
And I was accused of being in a sandwich!
it looked very cosy
Great meeting! Loved Jane’s Ed slot and great presentation from Paul, he always makes a confusing subject simple to understand!
Though like Vince, I always get told off for not eating my crusts ha ha!
great meeting and fab ed slot from Jane. I’m still recovering from nearly suffocating pulling the rugby top on.
If you were young and of a certain era (mine!) and you didn’t eat your crusts you would be told about all the starving children in Africa, I don’t think any of my crusts were sent there though. I believe I put on a couple of pounds listening to Auntie Jane’s ed slot!
Good meeting (the parts I heard.)
Excellent meeting, two great presentations & a lovely breakfast sandwich where i especially enjoyed the crusts.
Great ed slot Jane and your models too. Excellent presentation Paul I still got confused with the figures I understand though when I don’t have to pay anything to HMRC 🙂 and a great meeting see you all next week.
Great meeting and well done Matt on getting into that rugby shirt! Interesting 10 minutes from Paul showing us how much we dont know!
Well done Paul, great 10 minutes highlighting exactly why people like me need an accountant!
Great Ed slot Jane! See you all next week
Great meeting with Auntie giving a very useful Ed Slot and a great insight from Paul in his 10 minutes. Congrats to Scott on the Oscar and Melissa on winning the league – although I am still not quite sure how I dropped down from the top of the table to wherever I ended up! The mysteries of the league table!
Sorry to have missed the meeting and particularly Janes ed slotand Pauls 10 minutes.. lets aim for more category A clients …High Profit Low maintence than High maintenance and low profit – or at least something in between.
See you all Thursday !