A slow trickle from 6am onwards finally swelled to 23 Members present.
We were treated today to the wisdom of Nick Cooke. The theme was communication, the importance of properly written emails, letters and
reports. He left hanging the question of how important grammar is now. My only comment is that if I didn’t put commas into this Blog it would be unintelligible. Arguably, even with commas it has its limitations.
The 60 Second Round
Matt Barry had to leave early to give a presentation but not before we had been made aware of this various awards that have recently laid at his door. This good news story received the plaudits of the Members.
Rant of the week. perhaps unsurprisingly, goes to Mike Rogers. His theme was “all coppers are…” He has apparently arranged a lot of mortgages for policemen and women, indeed his son was a policeman for several years. So why the rant? Well he was doing 37 in a 30 mile an hour limit; the Highway Authorities and the Police seem to be collectively against him He was run to a close by John Freeman who was anticipating jobs involving putting up Christmas Trees and trimming them and he has a horrible job lined up for today. To cap it all he had to leave early in order to drive round the M25.
Mike Rogers had it by only a close head.
First notable theme was colour. Marcelle Saad was at an exhibition of diamonds that were of a rarity and colour that she had not seen before; reds, pinks and blues. Ford Asprey was also into pinks. Refurbishing/dealing with premises with pink bricks gave him difficulty in sourcing. Apparently bricks now have to be ordered specifically for jobs such as these.
We are all guilty from time to time of reciting a list of jobs that we have done during the week. Kieran Peaty went one stage better and recited his diary to date.
Toby Acton has a Peer Members Group who he is asking to assess whether they have fulfilled their expectations for this year, and what their plans are for next year. Where such plans exist we should start actioning now.
Nick Cooke after his stimulating Education Slot is now posing as the Urban Spaceman. Well, House Spaceman. His steel beams can enable people to open up their houses and more and more of his clients are able to swing cats in what would otherwise be restricted places.
Mason Edwards returned from a journey “up North”, he brought with him Oscarina. He had held on to this particular item for an unhealthy 3 weeks. It was there, available to be awarded today. That was my job. More of this later.
Richard Reed has been treating himself and his missus to a holiday. He got a cheaper deal than Tu could offer.
Brian Painter, whilst not anticipating likely deaths through cancer from smoking, attended a lady who had constant premonitions of death,
particularly whilst driving. There is a block somewhere and he is the man to remove it. I suppose we should watch this space.
Howard Bullock has been shopping people to his governing body as a result of the flouting or rules including GDPR. He has now shopped the same organisation twice and is looking forward to more shopping days before Christmas. His was almost the third rant of the day but because he delivered his message so nicely it kind of slipped under the radar.
Vincent Goode was in praise of Wall Planners, particularly those specifically designed for an organisation. He has a special offer on Wall
Planners for 2019.
Matt and Mason had offered good news. Vince Goode finished up with a poem which was one of things that disqualified him. The winner this week however was Simon Essex, his piece was a celebration of EBF. The things that he has done recently and how this was accomplished through various EBF Members. He posed for photographs afterwards.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 23 Members present
- 16 Referrals given
- £9,000. worth of business recorded
- Matt Barry up front in the EBF Performance League
- Oscar Winner Simon Essex.
10-minute presentation by Tina Walker
It was Tina Walkers turn. She had a slide show that almost made it unnecessary for her to comment; she however produced a excellent explanation of the variety of services that she can offer.