Spring was in the air as busy business people from across Newark met after sunrise for the first time this year as they attended the April meeting of Newark Business Club.
Chaired by Amy Codd the meeting was opened with a note of congratulations to Cameron Ford from Reflect Recruitment, who recently won a charity game of Newark Monopoly organised by Duncan and Toplis.
Ian Stephens from Lawn Master took to the stage to share some top tips for getting lawns ready for the summer.
Some of the main culprits damaging our beautiful English grass include moss, chafer beetles and fairy rings, but Ian provided some simple solutions for remedying them.
He also reminded people to clear away unnecessary items from any lawn area, especially if they’re off on holiday over Easter, as grass can become damaged if it’s covered with bikes, toys or garden furniture.
Ian recommended that grass should be kept between an inch and an inch and a half long – unless you’re playing croquet regularly.
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Julie Reader-Sullivan spoke enthusiastically about the Future First Expo which will take place on Thursday 4th May at Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark Showground.
The expo, aimed at 16 to 18 year olds and members of the public who are considering a career change will focus on careers, training and education.
Several members of the club have offered to deliver expert speaker slots during the expo. These include Amy Codd from Chattertons, Simon Shaw from Duncan and Toplis, Steve Beeching, Lisa Whitehead from Get The Edge and Kerri Saxby from Shooting Star.
Julie also reminded guests that there is plenty to do in and around Newark over Easter and encouraged people to visit local tourist locations and keep an eye on social media for future developments and campaigns.
Club members were invited to learn something new from one of eight specialists in the room during the first skill share session of the year.
Kiyth Fotitt taught self-defense in the car park, Kevin Guthrie gave insight into mind coaching, Kerri Saxby provided personal PR insights and Carrie Stack guided people on the legal aspects of wills, lasting power of attorney and probate.
Meanwhile, James Fountain shared his knowledge on branding, Steve Beeching educated people on the benefits of hydrogen cars, Cameron Ford shared recruitment tips and Cheryl Kerr raised awareness of the developments in apprenticeships.
Fancy networking with likeminded business people and making better business links in Newark and the surrounding area? Then Newark Business Club is a great place to start.
The monthly meetings attract around 100 people from a range of local independent and national companies.
The next meeting will take place at the Everyday Champions Centre in Newark from 7am on Friday 5th May.
In the meantime, you can check out the club and its members via the website www.newarkbusinessclub.co.uk, follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/newarkbc or join the Facebook group. Just search for Newark Business Club.