East Midlands Summer 2009
Miles Templeman IoD East Midlands Membership Benefits
has made two visits to the 3 at the Annual convention 5 at a glance 7
East Midlands recently
now on for
of the Year
We are looking for entries to our regional IoD Director
of the Year and IoD Young Director of the Year
Awards for 2009
Lloyds TSB (Roger Galbraith) presenting winners Bear IT (Adam Harris and
Mark Lambert) with their award.
hile this will be the when it comes to completing
inaugural Director of entry forms but you deserve to
the Year Award, it be recognised and let your teams
will be the second time we’ve be proud of you and your
run the award for young business. Let the judges decide
directors. We had a fantastic if you deserve to be short listed.
response last year and hope to The winners will be revealed
have an even bigger response at a ceremony as part of our
this year. black tie Annual Business
Both awards aim to celebrate Leaders Dinner at Trent Bridge
the achievements of the region’s Cricket Ground on Thursday
most hardworking and 15th October 2009.
innovative business leaders and Entries can be submitted via
are open to both IoD members e-mail and the form is available
and non members of director for download at
level or equivalent status. www.iod.com/eastmidlands.
So, who will be the first We’re very pleased to
winner of our prestigious anounce that both awards
Director of the Year Award? It are being sponsored by
seems that many of you can be emda (East Midlands
surprisingly ‘shy and retiring’ Development Agency).
Roger Galbraith with runners up Scott Snaith of 50 Cylces and
Mike Higgins of Hydrock
The Newsletter for members in Leicestershire
DG Visit to the
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A message from your chairman As we move into summer there are no
green shoots appearing despite the rains
in May, and Mervyn King seems to have
confirmed my own views in the last
Newsletter that he doesn’t know where
we are in the business cycle - if indeed
there is one. The recent stock market
recovery has yet to reflect this
uncertainty but the old adage about
selling in May will no doubt apply.
There is also an increasing dirth of wisdom-filled
newspaper columns and even experts contradict
Rachel Hargrave, Chairman, IoD Leicestershire one another; unemployment is increasing, MPs
have lost authority via their expenses, the
European and Local Government Election IoD Director General Miles Templeman has made two visits to the
Well they say that time goes by fast – especially the older you get (thanks for reminding me of that campaigns were lacklustre - in fact, there does
seem to be a case for going away!
East Midlands recently
Dad!), and so it seems to be true. This July I will have been Chair of Leicestershire IoD for three years
What does this mean for IoD members?
and it is time for me to stand down.
In February, he made an evening presentation to a large audience as part of the
I suggest a strong dose of patience. For those
Over the last three years I have learnt a heck of a lot, met many fascinating people and worked with
with longer memories, the world was not always
many more. As the founder and MD of my own small marcomms agency (The Phoenix Partners) my ‘Distinguished Lecture’ series organised by DeMontfort University in Leicester.
as frenetic as it has been for the last twenty years
life would have been almost impossible without the help and guidance of, in the first instance, Vernon Post event comments on the University’s website included:
and particularly since 2000. There are times
George and Sue Charlesworth and latterly Ron Lynch and Sue Charlesworth – Regional Director and Miles Templeman at DeMontfort University
when steady, unspectacular day to day hard work
Regional Administrator of the IoD respectively. I also have to thank the Leicestershire Committee for As a lifetime fellow of the Institute of Directors it was a singular honour to have Miles
is the norm and this may well be the beginning
their patience, good humour and opinions. Finally, my thanks go to my PA – Justine Smith – who has Templeman address us in such a disarming and frank way. Quite inspirational in
of such a phase; when every upside is hard won
stepped into many a breach and kept things moving forwards. My heartfelt thanks go to each and these uncertain times.
every one of them. and when mitigating downsides is the main
activity for most businesses. Those businesses
Very informative – common sense approach and practical.
with a clear vision and straightforward offering
But enough now! Before this goes on and begins to sound like a weepy Oscar speech I should Very enjoyable and interesting.
will survive - survive being the operative word
introduce you to your new Chairman. Shahid Sheikh is the MD of Clifton Packaging Group Plc, and
for this phase; it may last for a decade!
has been on the IoD Committee for over two years now. A born entrepreneur (Shahid became Good speaker – clear, informative and topical!
Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008 at the Leicestershire Business Awards) he is also Cultural
Those businesses that depend on ‘nice to have’
Very interesting covering many points especially retraining the unemployed.
Ambassador to Leicestershire Cricket Club and is the first person to be honoured in county cricket
with this title. products and services, particularly the more Thought provoking and very interesting.
esoteric consultancies will decline and die,
Breakfast with the Council - that’s the
increasing the ranks of the unemployed who will
Aside from becoming Chair of Leicestershire IoD, Shahid was recently voted into the Top 42 Under 42
in Midlands Business Insider magazine. So, there you have a bit of background about your new Chair. also be joined by vast numbers of people from
We hand over officially on the 28th July at the Quarter Restaurant in Leicester. It will be a great the public sector who currently chase paper, tick
boxes and provide silly services - it may be nice
Miles Templeman listening to questions and comments from
opportunity for you to meet Shahid and to network with other members and non-members so if you the audience
can make it please book your place with Sue (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to to have a ‘toothbrush use co-ordinator’ in the
seeing you there. council offices in Toytown but not in the
As we track forward with high unemployment,
Leicester Charity Link – think local – help local
The following morning, Miles hosted an informal breakfast meeting
Let’s work together and make a positive impact in our community by helping vulnerable children, less disposable income and increasing negative
equity, people’s priorities will change and
with members of the recently established Business Council for Leicester
young people, families and the elderly who are experiencing poverty, hardship or crisis. People like…
eventually society will reach a new baseline of and Leicestershire.
behaviour and from that will emerge a new set of
Katie who is 16 years old and alone. Katie’s mum died and she now lives alone in a small flat studying
opportunities, and the business cycle will have
for her GCSEs – she manages as best she can, but can only just afford her bills, so some days she
started again. The skill will be to spot what those
doesn’t eat. We provided Katie with food vouchers to stop her going hungry.
Held at the Hotel Maiyango in Leicester, Miles was joined by Ruth Ingman, Martin
So what can you do? How about organising a staff fundraising event? Or perhaps volunteering your new opportunities are and be flexible enough to Traynor and John Day (Chamber of Commerce), Steve Goodman (CBI), Ian Borley
time and skills? Or even just spreading the word about our work? The smallest amount of money, meet them with new products and services. (KPMG) and Jaspal Minhas, and Rachel Hargrave. The discussion covered the
If the above seems unduly pessimistic then one
help and support can make a massive difference to people’s lives. recession, needs of business, the Multi Area Agreement and Economic
Visit to Northampton
should read more and try to understand how life Development Company.
was in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s or even
If you would like to get involved or learn more about our work then please contact Susan McEniff at
Sarah Canning, Miles Templeman, Ann Tate, Martin Straus and
the mid 1970’s - even I can’t recall the 1930’s
Leicester Charity Link on: 0116 222 2212 or email email@example.com. Jonathan Lindley from the Government Office
but I have read
WANTED about them.
In April Miles Templeman heard about the real costs to business of wastes during
We are currently looking for members who wish to add value to their IoD membership by Finally, as the talks at the UK headquarters of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
becoming part of our Branch committees for Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire summer sun finally (CIWM) in Northampton as part of an all day working visit which focussed on
and Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire. emerges, look on the
bright side - I may be
creative partnerships at The University of Northampton. Miles offered the IoD’s
Being a committee member can be of real value to your business. It demonstrates the support to raise awareness of this crucial matter. Martin Straus the IoD
commitment you show and the value your Institute has for you too. Northamptonshire Chairman, himself a former wastes management consultant,
Have a good had arranged the meeting to stimulate debate about this key issue.
As a branch committee member you will also receive additional information and invitations that holiday and
see you in
can enhance your business and social life. The DG also found out more about the work of the University’s SITA Wastes
Management Centre, which has helped local businesses cut waste, improve
If interested please contact Sue Charlesworth on 0115 982 3011, or firstname.lastname@example.org
efficiency and save £7m, and train over 500 business people in the East Midlands
on environmental and waste issues. He praised it as being “a real leader on a
Contact me either by email or phone. global scale”.
My contact details are: The visit included business and education links. A discussion with Ann Tate, the
Tel: 0870 243 0722 Vice Chancellor of the University of Northamptonshire was followed by a tour of the
East Midlands Regional Chairman University of Northamptonshires Portfolio Innovation centre which has supported
Email: email@example.com Jenny Rivers from Paper and Cloth Company with
more than 25 start-up business initiatives and other young companies since 2006. Sarah Canning
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Events & Reviews IoD Convention
Lunchtime Gamble with Caspar Berry No End of
February’s Networking Lunch proved to
be a huge success, with in excess of 90
attendees turning up to hear from guest
speaker Caspar Berry. Who better to
have spoken to us about taking
calculated risks and decision making
than someone, who at the age of 25,
took the decision to move to Las Vegas This quarter’s Leicester Breakfasts
and become a professional poker player.
Branch members are detained
began in March with Martin Peters
Caspar used his unique experience to from Leicester Shire Promotions.
entertain the room and had his audience
by police visit
Martin successfully refreshed our
captivated throughout. Whether any of Ron Lynch (IoD East Midlands Regional Director), Caspar Berry excitement for Leicester and all it has
us are going to suddenly decide to move (Guest Speaker), Elaine Miller and Mark Lambert from Bear IT
to offer both visitors and residents.
to Las Vegas is another matter though! (Event Sponsors)
Business Tips Over Breakfast
Following this, the April Breakfast proved to
be a lot different from our usual mornings, in
that we had around 10 different speakers! Rest
assured we hadn’t over booked, we simply
held a business card draw among the attendees
Lincolnshire Branch members were operating the county’s police force and
of the breakfast and guests took it in turn to
privileged to have a behind the scenes the other from the Forces head of
pitch themselves and their businesses to the
Pat Zadora and Tony Maione (back row); Dave Ellis and
Both the March and May Notts tour of their county police headquarters economic fraud – unfortunately an area
room. Thanks go to our sponsors The
Murray Macnab (front row) are pictured enjoying lunch
in February this year. For most of us our of their work which is on the increase in
in the regional box.
& Derbys breakfasts focused on
The East Midlands region was well
understanding or appreciation of police the current economic downturn.
Lastly, our May Breakfast returned to the
represented at this year’s Annual
ways to help members work is based on the dramas and
A particular highlight of the visit for most
normal routine and we heard from Pete Goold
documentaries we see on television –
from Punch Communications. Pete ran us Convention at the Royal Albert
was a tour of the Forensic Department,
luckily our visit saw no evidence of the
through how we can effectively use the Hall where speakers included Lord
Work related ill-health currently costs where members were shown some of
current popular TV series Ashes to
internet and our websites to get us through the Sebastion Coe, Tim Smit from the
Britain £100 billion per annum, a figure the latest forensic techniques used and
Ashes. The work of the county’s police
tough times we are in at the moment.
Eden Project and Boris Johnson. At
businesses cannot afford to continue pioneered by the Lincolnshire county
force in the 21st century is truly
Please remember that that the next the last minute we were also graced
paying. The March breakfast saw guest force. We were all enthralled, even
something we should all have pride in.
Breakfast won’t be until August now, visit
with a visit from the Chancellor of
speakers Diane Hoth and Mark Thomas, March Breakfast: Murray Macnab (IoD Notts&Derbys
mesmerised, by the officers recalling
Members on the day were given a how various local murder cases were
the Exchequer Alistair Darling.
from Hoth Associates, demonstrating Chairman), Diane Hosfield (Guest Speaker), Malcolm Priddon
(It2ition, event sponsor), Mark Thomas (Guest Speaker) and guided tour which included the Force solved and how the murder suspects
This flagship event is always a
simple steps which businesses can take
Michaels Burns (It2ition).
to help improve staff attendance and thus control room, where initial calls to the were arrested. Sincere thanks go the
huge success and so look out for
lower the costs that businesses incur. police are handled. This was followed by members of the county’s force for
details of 2010 soon.
two presentations; one from the Head of hosting us and providing us all with such
Meanwhile the May breakfast attendees Strategic Development, Nancie an interesting visit.
heard from Ann Martin a Personal Shackleton on the ‘business’ of By Branch Chairman James Pinchbeck
Performance Facilitator, who tried to get
members to think about when they are
in their flow and work at their best. Ann
gave us an entertaining taster as to
“how to think and communicate more
effectively to get better results.”
Martin Peters and Rachel Hargrave (Sponsors, The Phoenix Partners)
May Breakfast: Murray Macnab (IoD Notts & Derbys
Chairman), Ann Martin (Guest Speaker), Paul Glover and Over the past few months, I’ve been delighted to see This is the last newsletter before Rebeca Poulter-Suarez our student
Michael Burns (It2ition, Event Sponsor) that more members are attending our networking on placement with us returns to university. I’d like to record my
Battleground to Cricket Ground
events. In a difficult trading climate for many of our thanks to Rebeca for her valuable contribution to our activities and
members, there’s real value in getting out and meeting wish her well with her studies. I hope that her experience with IoD
other business people and discussing the market. has helped prepare her for her future in the world of work!
Members have told me they welcome the variety of We are now taking bookings for the Business Leaders Dinner to be
events as well as the sensible pricing policy. held at Trent Bridge on 15th October. The early bird discount will be
On the day the British troops were running out as you read this newsletter so don’t delay, book today!
As we move through the recession, perhaps it’s an appropriate time
withdrawn from Iraq which also I’m very grateful to emda (East Midlands Development Agency) who
for us to re-assess exactly what being an IoD member means to us.
happened to be the day after the have agreed to be our major sponsor this year.
All attendees from April Breakfast Are you getting real value from your membership and are you seeing
government was defeated at the House all the benefits for you and your business? I certainly hope so and Finally, I hope you have an enjoyable holiday wherever you go and
of Commons on the Ghurkha issue; it everyone should be, but I know that some members perhaps whatever you do.
was topical that we had Brigadier Jim automatically renew their membership without necessarily taking
Richardson address an IoD audience of advantage of anything or everything the IoD has to offer. So, as a
80. The high number of questions at the reminder, you’ll find a summary of key benefits on page 7.
end of the session were an indication of
The cricket season is now here and we’ve already had an increase in
the high level of interest generated by the uptake of our corporate membership tickets at Trent Bridge.
the Brigadier’s presentation. There are still FREE tickets available on a first come first served basis
The Brigadier also highlighted the and these cover all games apart from Internationals. Why not Ron Lynch
Pictured left to right are Mark Aldrich from Browne Jacobson
challenges of today’s territorial force, who sponsored the event, Brigadier Richardson and Regional
entertain customers or members of your team in the excellent East Midlands
and those who employ them. Director Ron Lynch. Rena Ghil (Sponsors, Tenon), Pete Goold and Rachel Hargrave surroundings of one of the most famous sporting arenas in the world! Regional Director
Protected Bear IT Scoop National IT Award
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Events & Reviews Ingenuity Programme -
Focussing On Skills
“New Ways of Doing
Things” for Nottinghamshire
and Derbyshire Businesses
Bear IT were awarded PC Retail Value
Added Reseller 2009 in front of 300 of
the IT industry’s top people. The award
judged by 80 people from within the IT
In these troubled times, company
By Pat Zadora, Chairman of the East Midlands Business Forum sector is another award to add to the Aimed at business owners who want to
directors are under more and more
cabinet for Bear. find ”new ways of doing things”, the
scrutiny from shareholders, employees
Ingenuity Programme brings together The
By the time IOD members in the The emphasis of the conference was very Commenting on winning the award Mark
and Government agencies. Increasing
University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent
region receive this newsletter, the much on providing a platform for businesses Lambert said ‘This award means a lot, University and The University of Derby to
EMBF will have staged a major to identify their requirements in order to help reliance on litigation is seeing record to be recognised by your peers within offer a range of activities designed to help
numbers of actions and the need for the industry is a great honour, it shows them access the wealth of knowledge and
protection has never been greater.
conference designed to help shape the support which the ‘supply side’ is
that they respect and admire what you resources that, until now, might previously
businesses meet their skills needs delivering in the East Midlands.
The risks to directors’ personal assets have
are trying to achieve day in day out. have been hard to access.
during the economic downturn.
never been greater. This situation has been
Skills concerns are always somewhere near Adam and I work hard every day and it’s
From events showcasing the technology
heightened by the trend in recent years for
the top of the agenda amongst surveys
a testament to the team that we have
Redundancy help for senior executives
At the time of writing over 200 delegates resources within the universities to
D&O insurance to be expanded to cover the
assembled over the years.’
were booked to attend the event (staged in carried out by all the EMBF organisations business skills workshops and individual
Nottingham on 5 June) and this clearly which include the East Midlands CBI, East corporate entity. In bankruptcy situations, a projects, the Ingenuity Programme has
D&O policy with entity coverage often
plenty to offer local businesses.
Midlands Chambers of Commerce, EEF
becomes an asset of the bankruptcy estate
signalled the level of importance which
Future events will include breakfast ‘taster
and is unavailable to protect the personal
businesses of all sizes attach to the vitally Midlands Region, the Federation of Small
sessions’ from Nottingham University
assets of individual directors.
important skills agenda. Business as well as the IOD. This
Making people redundant is an unpleasant task at the best of times but Business School, followed up with in-depth
conference gave us a unique opportunity to
A new, updated policy, called Individual
We were delighted that the East Midlands many senior executives are now experiencing this at first hand. Where do workshops on topics from business
Director’s Liability Insurance, is
inform the LSC how they can help us. strategy to commercial contracts, and a
Learning and Skills Council agreed to such people go for help and advice?
administered by specialist insurance
Technology & Manufacturing Showcase
support this initiative, the timing of which Meanwhile the EMBF is continuing to press
brokers Quantum Underwriting Solutions
event building on the success of this year’s
was perhaps all the more important given home the case for meaningful business The Government has recently announced a funding stream through JobCentre Plus
and underwritten by Chubb Insurance.
joint venture with UKTI.
the current economic climate. engagement in the new regional economic (JCP) specifically for this challenge.
Thanks to the expertise of Quantum and
To keep up-to-date with Ingenuity
development structures which are taking JCP are now working with senior management recruitment consultancies to provide a
Chubb, the provision of both corporate and
The question of just how companies can Programme developments, register at
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individual liability insurance will ensure
maintain their focus on training whilst, at the
National Review. firstname.lastname@example.org
that members can access cover to meet their
same time, facing severe trading pressures Crescent Search and Selection together with JCP has developed a series of sessions
needs. For small and medium-sized
is not an easy one to answer. On the face of The private sector input cannot be sidelined which look not just at CV preparation and interview techniques but also at the whole The attached photograph shows Steve
businesses the cost can be less than £750 a
in this debate and we want business, as the range of potential opportunities which can face a person at a time when alternatives for Upcraft (UoNottingham), John Proud
it, the training budget is one which can often
year for £1m of legal costs. Individual
their future are critical. and also bringing together project and interim opportunities in the (UKTI), Prof Christine Jones (UoDerby) and
get squeezed when the going gets tough wealth creators, to be at the very heart of
Director’s Liability Insurance will protect
major public sector employers locally. Denise Moore (NTU) take at our recent
economic strategic thinking, for the region.
you if the company or fellow directors can’t
but taking that step really is a false economy. Manufacturing Exhibition.
The scheme will be available for managers and professional people usually earning more
There is no doubt that those businesses On both of the above issues, if we are able and starts from as little as £26 a month. than £30,000. Initially it is available through the Leicester JCP offices but can be rolled
Contact Quantum for a free consultation
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Ron Lynch, commenting on the scheme said “Going to a JCP office may be seen as a
help you now.
advantage of the economic upturn when in the future. bit daunting for senior people, but you have nothing to lose and probably a lot to gain”.
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Further information can be obtained from a JCP office by asking for the Executive
W: www.iod.com/dli Scheme, Be patient as it is very new and not all JCP staff will be fully in the picture yet!
Your IoD Membership benefits at a glance
Quantum will be taking over the management of
Help is also available from Crescent Search and selection on 0116 255 9937.
Sarah Coleman the DPII. If you have a policy under the scheme,
Quantum will write to you shortly to explain how
Award the change will affect you.
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Sarah commented “I really appreciate the Networking Opportunities
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works across public and private industry and business strategy, as well as gain advice and events, including breakfast seminars, lunches and Representation
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Forthcoming Events Across The Region…
Here’re some event previews for the second quarter of 2009
2nd July Visit to Brawn GP, Brackley. The morning tour is now 10th Sep Brewery Visit and Pub Dinner, The Wards Arms,
fully booked and an afternoon tour has now opened, but Guilsborough, Northampton. Chance to see behing the
places are limited so please contact us for more information. scenes at Nobbys Brewery followed by a meal at the
FREE to all members and guests. Ward Arms. £20 Members £25 Non-Members exc. VAT
23rd July Lincolnshire Shooting and Archery. 4pm start. Visit 22nd Sep Notts & Derbys Breakfast, Sytner Nottingham at Leicestershire
to White Lodge Shooting School, for a mixture of clay 7.30am. Behind the scenes look at Sytner with Chair: Rachel Hargrave
shooting, archery and catapults. Event includes buffet.
£50 members and £55 non-members exc. VAT.
presentation from Nigely Hurley, Divisional Managing
Director BMW & MINI Division. £15.50 Members and
Tel: 0870 243 0722
£20.50 Non-Members exc. VAT.
28th July Leicestershire Chairmans Handover Lunch. Quarter Lincolnshire
Restaurant, Leicester. Start time is 12noon. Rachel 24th Sep Networking Lunch, at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground,
Chair: James Pinchbeck
speak to us about
Hargrave will stand down as Chair of Leicestershire and 12.00am. Our speaker will be Sarah Franklin, Director of
Tel: 01522 551 200
search engine optimisation
we will welcome Shahid Sheikh as the new Chairman. her own legal firm Isis Legal as well as professional female
racing driver. £25 Members and £30 non-members
31st July Northants Breakfast Club, Northampton Marriott Hotel,
Eagle Drive. Start time is 7.45am £18.50 per person Northamptonshire
(No VAT) 25th Sep Northants Breakfast Club, Northampton Marriott Hotel, Chair: Martin Straus
Eagle Drive. Start time is 7.45am £18.50 per person
6th Aug Leicestershire Networking breakfast at Leicester
(No VAT) Tel: 01480 811 833
Tigers. 7.30am Start. Speaker Ken Matthews from Nexus
Risk. £15 members and £17.50 Non-Members exc. VAT 25th Sep Visit to The Maltings, Sleaford. A tour and
presentation outlining this redevelopment project and its
26th Aug Lincolnshire Golf Day at Blankney Golf Club 12noon
part in the growth of Sleaford and the surrounding area. Chair: Murray Macnab
tee off. A repeat of the popular Golf Day, including a
competition, lunch and presentation of prizes at the end of the
£10 Members and £15 non-members exc VAT Tel: 01332 546102
day. There is no limit to the number of guests you bring. £52 1st Oct Leicestershire Networking breakfast at Leicester
for both members and non-members inc. VAT. Tigers. 7.30am Start. Speaker Priscilla Morris from Loud &
Clear. £15 members and £17.50 Non-Members exc. VAT
3rd Sep Leicestershire Networking breakfast at Leicester
Tigers. 7.30am Start. Speaker Rosie Garwood from Reflection 15th Oct Business Leaders Dinner at Trent Bridge Cricket Education
Consulting. £15 members and £17.50 Non-Members exc. VAT Ground. Please note the revised date has changed since Leics:
our annual programme was printed. Our speaker this year
8th Sep Kettering Breakfast, Kettering Conference Centre, email@example.com
is Andy Harsley – inventor of Rapstrap – who successfully
Thurston Road. Start time is 7.45am. £15 per person
obtained investment from the Dragons in the Den and is
(No VAT) Speaker is IoD Director of Policy and Chief Northants:
now running a successful local business in Grantham. As
Economist – Graeme Leach firstname.lastname@example.org
always individual places and tables are available for this
10th Sep Leicestershire Professionals Lunch 12.30pm Start. black tie event – £65 exc. VAT per person – table
Quarterly visit to Shimla Pinks, Leicester, for an Indian discounts available. Notts/Derbys:
Buffet. £12.50 exc. VAT Kate Faulkner
If you wish to reserve a place at any of these events please e-mail:
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