Thursday, May 28, 2009

12 things

Saw a challenge to write down 12 things your want your business to be/want from your business, in a minute, this is what I wrote….

To create a successful sustainable business which has a positive impact on the environment.

We’ll help people to be better at what they want to do.

It’ll be a great place to work, full of opportunity, fun for all involved including our customers.

It will be brimming with enthusiasm and opportunity.

We’ll be different if we need to not because we have to be different.

People will want to work for us, we’ll pay well and value our staff.

Our values will remain key to who and what we are.

Work will be hard but rewards will be earned.

We’ll support local economy

We’ll challenge where we have to and do so with respect.

We’ll lead by example and learn from our mistakes.

We’ll be proud of what we’ve done and what we’re going to do.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Here comes the sun?

Optimistic weather predictions, I can see the point but I think I'd rather some realism, everyday I check and every day I see the sun with clouds and rain, everyday I ride and see the clouds and rain! Anyhow we should have our new rain coats back from the sponsors soon, fancy new kit designed to be worn in the rain is sure to bring us some sun!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Holiday for the right hand man

Luke goes on holiday today, he needs it, he works hard, never complains, embraces the spirit of the company and more than that he's a great laugh to be around. However one thing I wont miss are his shorts

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A word from our sponsors

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We WON! Best Carbon Positive Micro Business in the West Midlands!

So last friday I made my way on the train to Birmingham to the C+ Carbon Awards ceremony. We'd been nominated in the Carbon Positive Micro Business Category, small businesses making big changes, an exciting place to be!

The event was on the eleventh floor and was attended by a lot of very smartly dressed high flying typesThey had been there all day for a number of workshops on carbon reduction, unfortunately I couldn't make it for those. So as the tension in the room mounted we were all asked to take our seats (one had been reserved for me near the front - a good sign) and things got underway.There were a few awards given out an then we were on to the Micro Business Category, after a bit of build up we were announced as the winners, we got a great round of applause and a lovely plaque for the wallI hung around for a while and we linked up with Prince Charles who said well done and that sort of thing, but more interesting was the live link with Pen Haddow an arctic explorer who was out measuring the thickness of the ice
He said that ice is about 1.5m thick at the mo and usually it's 3m so they don't think it will survive the thaw, really interesting stuff.

Anyhow, what a day, I was back in Hereford and on the bike by three o'clock whilst the other winners were swigging champagne, but I wouldn't have it any other way!