Linden, Teg, Tash & Norman

Like, who died, guys?


Let’s Get Sociable

The BBC hosted another good speaker on Friday March 5 when we welcomed Justine Priestley (the excitable one on the right, above) who explained to the (mostly) Luddite members what social media and marketing is all about.  She showed how tools such as Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and YouTube can be leveraged to open doors for businesses and produce profit.

Some of us have been saying this for years, of course, but it’s nice to hear it from someone who has created a business from this niche … and it’s a niche that’s going to grow and grow.

Anyone for snooker?

Now that’s a hustler.

Snooker Club:

Regal Snooker Club, Preston.

Snookered-an easy pink or a tight brown -always a dilemma.

Sat opposite this chap called Ian Mc Culloch (aka Ian Mc Culloch) on Friday morning which meant nothing to me. Thought he was double glazing salesman. Turns out I was right cos he doesn’t have a proper job. He’s a hustler at cards or darts or pool or something.

Still very nice for him to visit and talk to us about his hobby snooker.

Thanks Ian from the BBC and do not get your balls caught in the pocket.

Don’t break your cue or you will have to get a proper job . Our own Jobcentre Phil will help with a few words of advice.

Ian’s Bio

D.O.B. 28 Jul 1971

Lives Preston, Lancs

Last 5 Seasons25-28-26-16-17

Turned Pro 1992

Best Ranking Performance Runner-up – British Open 2002, Grand Prix 2004

Last season World Snooker Tour prize money

Highest Tournament Break 145 – British Open 2003

Gumshoe says choosing a sexual orientation is the same as playing snooker: in both cases you gotta to choose between an easy pink and a tight brown.

Creators and Stars WLTM Mechanics and Traders with GSOH

Michelle Clarke brought her own brand of inspiration – called Talent Dynamics – to the BBC on January 28 when she used a simple tool of profiling to broadly divide us into Personality Profiles. These profiles reveal the unconscious ways we approach our lives and businesses.

The theory goes that we should make alliances with people of complementary profiles to be most fruitful. If we all stick to our ‘natural’ styles we will get more done, be happier, take over the world, etc.

It would not surprise many to know we had lots of Creators and Stars in the group – yet, strangely no Traders. They were all out making deals, no doubt.

I think there is something in Talent Dynamics – but only if we act on what was pointed out on the day. Consequently, six of us – from complementary profile types, of course – have decided to start an Action Learning Group to put into practice what was suggested on the day. Watch out world!

January 22 2010 Wish List

Phil Griffiths
(Community Web Site)
0781 6762370
Looking to talk to tradesmen or women!

Ed Christiano
Encore Advertising & Design
(Graphic Design)
07973 154506
Looking for someone who wants 3,000 – 4,000 Sq Ft of office space next to Blackpool Airport in new building.

Ilyas Patel
Ilyas Patel Chartered Accountant
0777 0474787
One to One with BBC members  call me

Paul Kennedy
Go Cruise
(Cruises/Specialist Travel)
07957 863906
We are promoting tailor made holidays with or without a cruise

Charles Ebo
EMD Micro Systems
(Computers & IT)
0774 8638191
Companies looking for replacement computer equipment

John Gibson
Membership Benefits Manager
England Squash & Racketball  &
St Catherine’s Hospice Volunteer Fund Raiser
07989 940631
Any fundraising Scheme’s for St Catherine’s

John Harrison
John Harrison & Co
(Commercial Property Consultants)
0797 0570496
Development Sites please

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones & Company
(Architecture & Surveying)
01772 748051
Any clients requiring advice on new leases or existing leases or dilapidations matters

Daniel Maddox
Oakham Business Systems Ltd
(Office Equipment)
0778 6927367    I am the proud father of baby William Stephen Maddox born by C Section at 2.31am on Wednesday the 20th, weighing 7lb 14oz. Thank you for all you kind emails and best wishes!!

John Collins
Collins &Sons Locksmith
07846 832247
Special offer on Keys – 2 for 99p

Gavin Sturgess
Bates Investment Services
(Financial Advice)
0778 592 1466

Alan Whelan
Inkwell PR
(Public Relations)
07904 910686
Call me if you need anything proof-reading or any press releases written, and I write websites, blogs and books too!

Paul Wingfield
Kitchen Makeovers
(Kitchen consultants)
Anyone looking for new kitchens or makeovers

Beverley Wood
(Interior Design)
01253 732864
Contacts for refurbishment work including branding and graphics

John Williamson
UK Fire Skills Ltd
(Fire Consultancy)
07900 621631
Fire Risk Assessment of business property and staff training in fire awareness

David Culshaw
UK Carline
(Car Leasing)
Lease Sale

Diane Lord
07947 727533
Patients with pain!

John Wheatman
PS Office supplies
(Stationary supplies)
07825 070989
I have had a crap week cold calling so I require good leads from you all!

Natasha Schofield
Grassroots HR
(HR Services)
07736 814 552
Any of your contacts that employ staff – call for a free initial consultation

Paula Davies
96.5fm Radio Wave
(Radio Station)
07887 516966
Lots of juicy new deals available on Blackpool and the Fylde Coast’s Number 1 radio station!

Luke Watson
gb Energy
(Energy Saving Services)
07968 717056

£10 a month to cover your boiler – no call out charge – piece of mind – can you afford not to??

Andy Fensome
AF Signs & Graphics Ltd
(Signs etc)
07907 917391
Banners / Window Graphics / Vehicle Graphics /  shop fronts / posters/ built up letters etc.

Lynden Robinson
Media 21a
07973 155482
For all your printing needs

Marc Smith
Chauffeur2go Ltd
(Chauffer Services)
08445 618209
Businesses who travel a lot nationally or internationally

Justin Kyriakou
Runshaw College
(Education services)
0778 281804 / 01772 643011
£2500 grant for anyone taking on a 16-17 year old apprentice before 1st April 2010.

Teg Roberts
Mbmc Ltd
01772 785676
Special offer 2½% Discount for all projects over £1 million!

Nicole Norris
Fulwood Insurance
(Insurance Company)
07900 692331
Companies with property t/w liabilities plant stock and machinery

John Feeney
JAM Publications
(Community Magazine)
01772 864370
Businesses wanting to advertise in Fulwood to 25,000 homes

Yogesh Luhar
888 Studio
(Photographer & Videographer)
Estate Agents

Toby Reynolds
07595 971282
Contacts within schools – Head teachers, school governors etc.
Also commercial clients, building contractors etc.

Norman Tenray
Obas UK
(building and plumbing supplies)
07775 621055
Looking to extend client base and increase awareness nationally

Eric Huxley
EH Aluminium
(UPVC window fitters and suppliers)
07972 009328
Building contractors for aluminium curtain wall, electric doors etc.

Louise Lee
Approved Home Lettings
(Residential Letting Agents)
07772 664123
Would like to increase client base for residential lettings

Jamila Patel
Jamila Arts Training & Consultancy
(Strategic Consultancy)
07737 110846    •    Children’s Issues
•    Art
•    Project management
•    Legal
•    Business Development

Linden and the high waisted trousers!!

You will recall the curious case of Linden’s high waisted trousers.

Saw this picture of Linden’s cousin and thought it might be of slight interest.??

Snappy dresser

Mm Nice.