The only ‘Moss’ you want in your Garden and Penny Heys (ACCROSS)
My two meeting over ran slightly which meant that I missed the open networking and start of the ACCROSS business league. As I entered the room, Mike Lister, e-Mobile Solutions beckoned me over to a spare seat at the table.
Jo Fulthrope, Hyndburn Trust introduced Caroline, her charge under the NEA scheme. Jo also gave a detailed update of the successes of the work by Hyndburn Trust in supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Chrissy Pilkington Chamber of commerce followed with short quiz that Tom Donnelly Glu Media won. Chrissy also announced three Camber Events that take place over an eight day period, week beginning the 10th June. It’s great to see the Chamber working hard to deliver useful resources to its members and non-members alike.
Head of Town Centre Developments with Hyndburn Council, Rob Grigojevs shared information about the planned re-development of Blackburn town centre. This includes the market redevelopment plans and the Blackburn Cathedral development, some of the first stages of the work are due to begin. Accrington town centre will also undergo redevelopment starting in 2014. All bodes well for local businesses.
During the second round of networking our table was graced by a college student named Megan. Megans ambition is to develop a career in fashion buying. Alan Varley, Links Architecture, did great job as chaperone and Megan presented herself well to the group. We followed the two rounds of seated networking with lunch.
Geoff Moss ‘Garden visions’ was the guest presenter. The presentation was an interactive mix of information gathering through quizzes and feedback forms and explanations and case studies of the common gardening mistakes. Geoff is available for lectures and consulting on gardening’s best practice. He can also be heard on BBC Radio Lancashire.
Victoria Murphy, Adrac, addressed the room with information regarding Adracs next Free SEO and PPC workshop. The previous event was a great success and the next one promises to be just as informative.
Beni had to work hard and fast to ensure that the meeting finished on time as the room was booked out to Tesco super store. A few of us tried to eke out a few more minutes of open networking before being ejected as the Tesco team prepared the room.
We stood outside in the glorious sunshine, took some photos and chatted about the event. Each subsequent event seems to grow in expectation, from the visitors and organisers alike, as does the positive energy in the room. The ACCROSS business league delivers for me. My next call was in 30 minutes with an attendee of the business league and I have a second referral that I will follow up later this week at a Deli in Bacup.
Thanks to the sponsors, Berni and the team