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Apparently the Summer is over although some Members are still on holiday presumably either in sunnier or snowier climes, 22 Members arrived at the Meeting as light crept into the sky. Spring is certainly in the air.
Nick Cooke arrived in a clatter but nonetheless ready to do the Ed Slot. His theme was the importance of making CV.s, letters and emails not only legible but grammatically accurate.
This was nothing to do with Membership to Essex Business Forum. One of the charities we support is the Scout Group of which Scott Griffiths is a Member. Help and assistance including financial donations from Terry Maylin led to his being inducted as an honorary member into the Scout Group. He had to stick three fingers up in the air when he received the neck scarf and woggle…or is it Toggle. Anyway, he looked resplendent and wore it for the rest of the meeting.
The 60 Second Round
Nick Cooke’s job of the week came from a client who had a tree that was disturbing the neighbours and he had been referred by a tree surgeon.
Kieran Peaty’s first 60 seconds as a member had him asking us to refer people to his website where he has posted various useful articles.
Ben Golding told us about Nikki, a lady who was wanting to earn extra money to enable her to take her husband to the Maldives for a special wedding anniversary. He did not indicate whether she was bringing him back or not.
Simon Essex is going “national”. He placed an office manager in Suffolk, so referrals for any part of the UK should be fine.
Terry Maylin told of how he managed to get a court order giving “a property” back to an owner who had “lost it”. Something to do with a wound up company.
Saj Sreedharan is looking forward to Mother’s Day.
Marcelle Saad told us about an ultra-rare 88-carat oval diamond that was apparently discovered in Botswana worth Thirty Million. She does deal in cheaper diamonds, however.
On the theme of CV’s referred to in the ED Slot, Ellen Beckenham suggests that her business is a paragon of spelling. They even spell asbestos correctly which is apparently not always the case.
For Brian Painter, it was a first. His mention of a request for smokers to “be cured” was delivered without a hint of gore and relatively speaking was probably uplifting. The stimulating nicotine was stimulating in his desire to rid the world of the evil weed.
John Freeman produced a “tour de force” explaining how this week he was painting on the fourth floor on the south facing apartment. He was down to his underpants and stood on the window sill to reach certain areas with his paint brush. From the outside all that anybody would see was an area between the top of his torso and his knees. No problem therefore about him being recognised, he was in an area where nobody would know his face.
Scott Griffiths was the one who has had real time to kill this week. He crafted a poem that sung his praises in the preparation and delivery of websites; a very well deserved Oscar.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 22 Members present
- 27 Referrals made
- £92,000.00 worth of business written this month, watch this space next week
- Scott Griffiths won the Oscar
10-minute presentation by Tina Walker
A well delivered 10 minute from the multi-talented Tina Walker. In explaining the full extent of what she can do for members, there seemed to be a resonance, especially with some of our newer members which will hopefully lead to further referrals in the very near future. Certainly, metaphorically she looked as if she was standing up.