Our regular EBF Meetings are currently cancelled due to the Coronavirus COVID19 Lockdown. We are continuing to run our networking meetings using Zoom so that we can network with each other Virtually. Please contact us if you would like to attend as a guest to one of our virtual networking meetings.
When I opened the blinds this morning the sun came streaming in . I needed to readjust said blinds so that I could see the screen which of course is the venue for all of us for the foreseeable future. Courtesy of Zoom, 22 Members were present and we kicked off just after 7.30 am.
One of the objects of the meeting was to see if we could replicate effectively the agenda of the main meeting in the virtual world…and low and behold, we could.
Having said farewell to Saj Sreedharan as he departs for pastures new, I am pleased to report that we have a worthy replacement for the role of Education and Development Officer, namely Ben Golding. Congratulations Ben, we expect to be educated and developed in a slightly different way…watch this space.
The Performance League
With limited resources Scott Griffiths had put together some statistics. Going forward we all need to catch up with referrals and acknowledgments to make next week’s figure more accurate.
Paul Booth updated us on Government Grants/Loans/Furlough. Will small business directors have their dividends taken onto account in assessing profits?
Only the Small Business Minister knows but by definition he is not a very big bloke so in the great scheme of things it’s unlikely.
The 60 Second Round
In the virtual world there is not a Naughty Corner…..yet! No doubt after Howard Bullock has completed his birthday celebrations this weekend we can only hope that next week there will be something naughtyish or cornerish in evidence. We managed to sing two choruses of “Happy Birthday” to him without even washing our hands.
In a multi choice virtual world Members were either (a) busy (b) busyish or (c) not busy at all.
Everyone else fell somewhere in between all three.
This weeks statistics and points of note
22 Members present
No visitors today but the 4th May 2020 is a date for your diary
No Oscar this week but one will be awarded next week.
10-minute presentation by Richard Reed
Richard Reed was our virtual guinea pig and gave a good account of himself. He seems to have been hit badly by the current economic problems but some very interesting insights as to where the travel trade is at the moment. Many of us have used Richard’s Services and appreciate his expertise. I think we will all need a holiday after Plague has finished with us.
Referrals and Testimonials
After a hesitant start this particular round worked very well.
All in all the Meeting played out as if we were actually at the Venue, even to the extent of taking about an hour and a half.
Don’t forget the business to business Synergy Team Meeting on Monday.