A great turn out for the last Small Business Breakfast (SBB)meeting of the year! 21 local business owners came along to Blue-Ginger gallery on Friday 1st December.
Breakfast was very popular and everyone tucked in, so there was not much left for late comers – tea, coffee, croissants, fruit salad and some veggie sausages.
Stuart Diplock, from Cradley, led the meeting and we started off by introducing ourselves so everybody knew who was who.
New arrivals were Stuart Callister, who owns ‘Bright and Beautiful’ which is a holistic, eco-friendly house keeping service based in Malvern. And Janita Goodwin of New Creation Essences, who works with essences for personal clearing and healing.
Sarah Saleh was celebrating Unity Brewery’s first anniversary and was serving stew and dumplings (and beer of course!) that evening at the Unity Brew House in Suckley. They were also nominated for Malvern Hills Business Award because of its use as a meeting place for the local community, litter picking, and its involvement in the Suckley food festival.
Jeannie Falconer, Frome Valley Vineyard, is looking forward to introducing a delicious fizz this year which can also be found at the Teme Valley Market at The Talbot in Knightwick.
Carol James, Silverfish designs, is asking people to come and get involved in an archeology excavation in Pembrokeshire, 21st April. No previous experience required, adults of any age.
Stuart Callister, Bright and Beautiful told us about a fundraising event he was taking part in to raise money for Dementia UK.
Sue Lim, blue-ginger announced that the gallery had raised over £5,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice, Worcester including £4,400 from the Small Art for Acorns Auction and £700 from the Alice in Wonderland events in October. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Blue-ginger will be closed for its usual winter break, from Christmas Day until March.
Ian Falconer then gave a talk about the New Model in Technology and Engineering University in Hereford, planned for 2020 with an initial intake of around 300 students hoping to rise to 5,000 students, which could transform Hereford and the surrounding area. Hereford is currently one of just 3 cities/counties in the country without a university.
We thanked Ian for his interesting talk, and Sue for the tasty breakfast. Lots of people stayed chatting after the meeting had finished. Happy New Year everyone!
Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of each month, and the next meeting will be held on Friday 5th January 2018 at Blue Ginger gallery and café, Cradley (A4103) even though the gallery itself will be closed. If you would like to come along please contact Sue Lim on 01886 880240 or Miles Meager MilesMeager@mi-frame.co.uk