We have had a great 6 weeks, but apologies for not blogging! So much to catch up on…………..
Well, it’s #motivationalmonday and we have lots to update you on…..
We have been doing something a little different for us over the past 6 weeks! We were invited to manage the Grangeside Business Centre in Hilperton, whilst the Centre Manager was touring China and New Zealand. It was an enjoyable time working with all of the lovely people who run their businesses from this centre.
Whilst we were there, we took the opportunity to host a networking coffee morning raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. It was great fun, and extremely well supported.
Thanks to Simon Hares, Ian Silk, Paula Lye and Anita Jaynes who all travelled quite some distance to join in the fun!
Thanks also go to Jan Verdyn -SDR Kits, Jeremy Jarvis – Accounting Services, Andy Barlow – Financial Management, Val Huxley -Business Against Poverty, Guy Mason -Brief 2 Event, Rick Wright -Zebra Driver Training, Catherine Brookes -Wiltshire Council , Jim Douglas and Mark Davies – Office Right for eating cakes, drinking coffee and making generous donations.
The event would not have been half as good without the generosity of the cake makers and support of Dusty Ape, our local coffee roasters. Evan and Phil (Dusty Ape) treated everyone to a choice of two delicious coffees. They shared their knowledge about coffee making, importing, roasting and let’s face it, anything to do with coffee – absolutely fascinating!
It was a great success all round – some good connections were made, Grangeside Business Centre tours were given and we raised £150 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Even with all of this going on, we have been looking after all of our regular clients, and just this weekend, Sandy has been hosting workshops in Sri Lanka.
Sandy travelled on Thursday, and I was sure she would be having lovely weather…. but no!
Here’s how it was….”35C in the middle of a cyclone, torrential rain like I have NEVER seen”
Sandy made the travel arrangements for the Smart Villages team and delegates, hotel accommodation and organised the workshops in Sri Lanka for Smart Villages. The workshops were for international journalists to learn about the off-grid energy projects Smart Villages are running globally. I am looking forward to catching up with Sandy later this week, to hear how it all went and of course to see the photos.
Meanwhile, here a few shots from the coffee morning!