Category Archives: Business Breakfast

Business Breakfast visited by Jackie Arnold

Hi to all local businesses and organisations. Millom Network Centre (MNC) is your local charity organisation here to assist you in many ways including assisting individuals and businesses/organisations to develop. You may recently have heard of the new work experience programme being delivered through the Copeland Partnership Programme (of which MNC represents this area) but…
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Business Breakfast: Cybercrime

It was good to see some new faces at the Business Breakfast this morning. Visitors are always welcome and the first attendance is free. We heard from Ray Cole, retired Cumbria Police Officer and former Chair of the Cumbria Police Authority about the risks of cybercrime to businesses. The key points were to shred all confidential…
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Pedalling to prosperity

Copeland Borough Council Community Regeneration Officer, Eric Barker, gave a presentation on the recently prepared South Copeland Coast economic plan. A copy is available, please leave a comment below or contact Eric direct if you would like one. The South Copeland Coastal Communities Team (SCCCT) will work with partners and stakeholders to support and facilitate the development and…
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Elected Mayor of Copeland budget consultation with businesses

The Elected Mayor Of Copeland Mike Starkie gave a presentation on Copeland Borough Council’s Budget Proposals for 2016/17 at the Millom and District Business Breakfast this morning. Mr Starkie was joined by  Copeland Borough Council staff Julie Betteridge and Mike Graham. A document was tabled with detailed strategy proposals including plans to target four town centres for regeneration, Millom being one of…
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Greek Food Hampers: All Greek 2 Me

Vassilis Nikolaou (Vass) spoke to the business breakfast this morning about his new venture supplying high quality Greek food, raw ingredients and catering services. Some of the food comes from the family farm back in Greece. Vass is from Millom and taught for many years at the secondary school. He still teaches Greek. Nearly a year…
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Mindfulness at work

This week, corporate trainer Margaret Rose Johnston talked to the business breakfast about Mindfulness at Work. Awareness of the power of mindfulness techniques is gaining momentum.  The Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) report "Mindful Nation UK" had recently been launched at an event in parliament on October 20th. In essence mindfulness is a method of training the…
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Lake District Rangers visit MadBB

Rebecca Cathey and  Phil Clague gave a presentation on the Lake District National Park Authority Ranger team in the west: Roles and Projects’. Rebecca gave an overview of the Communities Fund that supports projects as diverse as rainwater harvesting and improvements to village halls. Communities can apply for grants between £500 and £5000. Phil Clague explained that…
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Can you define R&D? You might be in for a surprise.

The business breakfast heard from Jon Orton who is a financial advisor introduced RDTax Solutions and CATax Solutions. This firm provide expert assistance in respect of both capital allowances and retrospective research and development (R&D) allowances that usually go unclaimed. It was surprising to learn what can legitimately count as research and development - essentially it is expenditure that attempts…
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Small contractors encouraged to access supply chain

Stuart Klosinski gave an overview of the significant supply chain opportunities for small businesses in the area as part of a presentation to the Business Breakfast. Large highly technical projects still need traditional skills: [ok_circle_list] security building materials port facilities landscaping catering cleaning [/ok_circle_list] Help is available to explore what opportunities are available and make a bid.…
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A vision for a fitter population

Marion Giles BEM, Director and Trustee of Millom Recreation Centre, presented her vision for the expansion of Millom Recreation Centre to the MAD BB business breakfast group this morning. Her energy and passion for the project was inspiring, she also clearly has the drive to overcome hurdles to ensure ideas for activities become a reality. Members…
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