You might think that a 7am meeting of yet-to-be-caffeinated business people would be sluggish and dull.
Jonathan Smith has created a network of interesting and interested, energetic and eager business folk from an incredibly diverse range of industries and business sizes.
Location, Location, Location
This meeting was held at the recently refurbished Leamington Pump Rooms, a fabulous hall and conservatory. It’s next to the River Leam and the Pump Room & Jephson Gardens. It’s a great location, and the rooms are stunning.
First, Chat and Breakfast
After a good session of general chat, supping of teas, coffees and orange juices, we all sashayed into the fabulous Leamington Pump Rooms hall. It’s rather grand, with chandeliers, a gallery at each end and lovely, bright French doors & big windows along one side. Classical statues and marbled and gilded plaster columns give the room a gentle grandeur.
We had time for some chat at our tables. I had a good old catch up with Carole Sleight from Art in the Park and HB&O’s Mark Ashfield. I remember laughing a lot while listening to Carole’s stories, as I was trying not to dribble too much tomato and mushroom sauce from my breakfast bun into my beard.
Brief and Engaging Talks
We then had a series of engaging and often humourous talks from Michael Mogan about Coventry City of Culture, Clare Sawdon on her role as High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Christina Boxer about the Commonwealth Games, Carole Longden about the Garden of Wellbeing at Stratford Hospital and Michael Spillane from Barnardo’s.
If you come to an event and see a tall, beardy fellow waving a camera around, in between cups of coffee, that’ll probably be me.
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