Small Business Breakfast – March 2017

A change of format for March’s Small Business Breakfast meeting, saw six stoic members go for a very wet walk on the Malvern Hills, followed by breakfast and a few more arrivals who met us at the h20 café at the Wych Innovation Centre. The walk was led by Carl Flint, writer of walking guides on the Malverns and he gave us lots of interesting information along the way. Unfortunately the weather was so wet that we were unable to entice more walkers! Debbie and Kate at the h20 café kindly agreed to open early for us, so we were able to dry off and enjoy a warming breakfast. It was a great venue, with plenty of space and tasty food – quite a few of us had bacon butties! Announcements for the meeting were as follows:John Critoph, holistic therapist and lifecoach told us about the work he is doing with the Maggs Day Centre for homeless people in Worcester.  Christina Walker, voice coach from Leigh Sinton is doing a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, and asked if anyone was interested in getting involved as a coachee for her course. She has also recently developed a new website  Carl Flint is going to be leading a walk for a group of partially sighted people, on the Hills. Gwen Woodfield, of and the natural clothing store has been doing some song-writing along with running her own business, which has gone down well. Deb Turnbull, green architect from Colwall, is working with the charity Small Piece Trust supervising and supporting younger students who are doing science, technology and engineering courses. Richard Agnew, Cradley acupuncturist and Qi Gong practitioner is delivering a new term of Qi Gong sessions at Clover Mill Ayuvedic Spa, Cradley, including classes focusing on backs and shoulders. Malvern Silversmith, Carol James, will be back at the little studio, Blue-ginger gallery, Cradley, which re-opened March 18th. Stuart Diplock of Cradley (formerly Hidelow house cottages, Acton Beauchamp) told us that the local explorer scouts (Leigh) have a large marquee for hire. We thanked Kate for opening the café early and hosting our breakfast meeting. Next month, April, we will be back at our usual venue Blue-Ginger gallery & café, Cradley which has re-opened with a new exhibition Coast to Countryside featuring selected artists, co-ordinated by local artist Shelly Perkins. Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month and our next meeting is on Friday 7th April at 8am at Blue-Ginger gallery and coffee shop, Cradley (A4103). If you would like to come along please contact Sue Lim on 01886 880240 or Miles Meager