Not only did we get our 1000th attendance at Hampden House on Thursday but a record audience of 71 easily took us past the number needed !
The arrival of Greg Gordon-James of Financial Relationships LLP made it 1000 and our thanks to the other 70 people there for making it such a memorable occassion.
The large demand for places at the event on January 30th means we have now reached the safety limit for the room in Hampden House and have stopped taking bookings.
We are operating a waiting list and would ask anyone who has booked to advise us if they find that they are no longer able to attend.
Our bi-monthly meeting at Jenning’s HQ on Monument Park,Chalgrove should achieve 1000 attendances at this month’s event.Since starting in October 2010 these jointly organised events have proved tremendously popular and we look forward to hitting this landmark total on January 30th.
Chris Williams of Jennings is confident.He’s organising a prize to mark the occassion which will be presented to the 1000th at the event.
January with its’ New Year business resolutions always seems to bring good attendances so with a talk on social media from a popular speaker and plenty of promotion on the various social media platforms there was a record attendance at The Spread Eagle Hotel in Thame yesterday !
An attendance of 27 edged our previous high from a couple of years ago and heard a great talk from Sarah Fletcher which will have most of them increasing their efforts to make the benefits of social media have an impact on their businesses.Thanks to Sarah too for all the event promotion she did and we look forward to hearing her again at the April event in Abingdon.
Hopefully the flood waters in Botley will have receeded by February 7th and Robert Bullard will be able to appear at the Four Pillars,Abingdon and give the talk originally scheduled for January.
If you attended in January there will be a reduced entry fee if you book for the February event.
Marooned at home in Botley by the floods in Oxford, Robert Bullard was unable to give his talk to The Late Breakfast – Abingdon. Disappointed but undeterred the guests thoroughly enjoyed their opportunity for a longer networking session.
Knowing how much Robert was looking forward to giving his talk in Abingdon the organisers are confident that they will be able to arrange another date and offered todays’ guests the opportunity to attend the re-arranged event at a reduced entry fee.
Friday January 10th Four Pillars, ABINGDON guest speaker Robert Bullard of Perfect Text
Thursday January 16th The Spread Eagle Hotel,THAME guest speaker Sarah Fletcher of Mushroom Souffle
Thursday January 30th Hampden House,Monument Park,CHALGROVE guest speaker Roger Mumby-Croft
There are 3 events this month starting on September 6th at the Four Pillars Hotel in Abingdon followed on the 19th at The Spread Eagle Hotel,Thame and finally on the 26th at Hampden House on Monument Park,Chalgrove.
Guest speaker at Abingdon is The Late Breakfast’s favourite Occupational Psychologist, Melanie Greene.
‘Moody Blues vs Mighty Motivation – master your mind to increase your performance’
Is your mood and motivation at the mercy of events and people in and out of work? Do you have good days and bad days? Your mood can have a huge impact on your performance at work and your enjoyment of life in general. Come and find out how you can manage your mood, increase your motivation and your performance.
Melanie Greene is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, and has been running her own business, Inspire Transformation since 1991
(http://www.inspiretransformation.co.uk ). She has learned how to master her own mind, manage the ups and downs of business life, and provides coaching and training to businesses in helping them to communicate and work effectively together.
At the Thame event we have a presentation from freelance feature writer and journalist Robert Bullard of Perfect Text ( ‘anything to do with the written word’ ) with hints and tips on writing copy that clearly conveys your intended message.Oxford based Robert is a copywriter,copy-editor,a trainer in writing skills and non-fiction book coach as well as writer of feature articles for national newspapers http://www.perfecttext.org
At Hampden House you’ll have a chance to meet and listen to local restaurateur, Oxford Business Mentor and all-round Big Banger when Max Mason will be our Guest Speaker! Max has had a fairly well-publicised life in the restaurant business over recent years, especially while he was moving the Big Bang from premises in Jericho to the Oxford Castle Quarter.
Now he and his team have settled in to their new home, Max has been able to show his creativity, exceptional customer focus and his constant flow of new ideas – through the Summer they set up a beach outside the restaurant (yes, a full beach), complete with sand, deck chairs , volleyball & summer cocktail parties!
Many say he’s been an inspiration to them and so we’re delighted that he’s able to speak at this event.
On July 8th the hotel have introduced a scheme to charge all cars using the hotel car park.
‘ We do have an independant company operating the car park from Monday 8th July 2013.
The fee is £3.00 for 24hours, the ticket will tear into 2, half of the ticket is a voucher which can be redeemed in the Hotel bar for a cup of tea/coffee or soft drink.’
Alternatively, Upper High Street car park has 3 hours free parking and if one parks at the town centre end it’s only 100 yards from the hotel.There is roadside parking on Cornmarket which is time limited and various ‘pay & display’ parks are other options in the immediate vicinity.
CHRISTINE RAYNER marketing consultant of Tangram Ltd. and during the spring and summer of 2012 an OLYMPIC GAMESMAKER will be looking back to that great event last year at the Late Breakfast event at the Four Pillars Hotel,ABINGDON on July 5th.
Her 2 weeks at the Games started months earlier and she’ll be giving us an insight into the organisation,preparation and training of the Gamesmakers and in particular her role at the HQ of the Olympic Family Services.
Her personal insights and overview of how large business organisational practices and individuals’ business operational abilities show how the platform for the smooth running of the biggest event in the world was constructed.