From fried chicken and dog crunchies to natural medicines – a hot pot of news from our members


Business tip: Mike Yates of 121 Business Ltd spoke about the need to be resilient in business and cited the story of a man who was on social security and had a very old car. He had a recipe for fried chicken which all his friends and family loved. He travelled around America trying to sell the recipe to restaurants. It was rejected by 1009 and on his 1010th visit he got a yes. And so Kentucky Fried Chicken was established and the rest as they say is history. Mike stressed the need for persistence in business, drive and the belief in your work. Mike has recently turned a company’s loss into good profit again and can help those who not only want to turn around a business in trouble but also those who just want to do what they do better.


A round-up of great news from members


Liz Greenhalgh Photography: Massive congratulations to Liz who has just heard she is Regional Finalist for East Anglia in the Wedding Industry Awards. Good luck for the finals in November Liz!


Simon Clark Social Media Expert: Simon pointed out that it’s not the likes on your Facebook pages which are important but the reach your posts received. Simon is helping businesses reach new audiences.


Omnidogs: The company is now stocking specialist dog food and crunchies at its small animal hydrotherapy pool premises in St Ives. Drop your pet off for a swim and a snack! Woofie!


Denis Mulholland Financial Solutions: This week the company’s focus is on anyone in the armed forces, NHS or teachers planning for their retirement.


Michelle Riches Registered Homeopath: Life can be exhausting especially in the current climate. Michelle explained how natural medicines can support your health, putting you in harmony with your body.


Riverport Residential Cleaning: The company did a spring clean at a large local house where a psychological thriller was being filmed. Stephen asked why spend time cleaning your home when you could be doing the things you enjoy? If you want a pristine house to relax in and save you a lot of labour speak to RRC.


Polar the Web People: Gennaro reported on a new stat – in July there were 123 billion minutes’ worth of downloaded video recorded, 20 per cent on You Tube. If you don’t have a video on your website – make one! Contact Gennaro.


Heritage Legal and Finance: the award-winning will-writing company is due to appear on a local news programme on Friday talking about the effect of COVID on attitudes towards making wills and long-term financial planning. Make an appointment for a one to one at their offices on The Quay, St Ives.


HK Designs: Howard is putting to bed a golf magazine this week destined for Singapore. Speak to Howard for any marketing material you may require.


Impressions: Look out for the company’s 7000 circulation Villager News magazine being delivered to village homes in the area over the next few days.


Presentation – Roy Lodge Utility Warehouse

If you are looking for real savings in your monthly budget then Roy can help. It’s simple, the more services you take out through Roy (electricity, gas, telephone, mobile and broadband), the bigger the discount on costs. With four decades in telecommunications – project, service and network management – Roy has spent his life problem solving, which means he is uniquely placed to help customers. A single point of contact makes a world of difference.

The company has available access to a London-based call centre, ensuring life is made simple with fast and efficient responses to any queries. And the company is a multi award-winning service organisation. These are the reasons why . . .

  • Value for money
  • Customer service
  • Clarity of bills
  • Money-saving tips and gadgets

Customers who sign up to UW core services get an exclusive range of benefits – from discounts on insurance and boiler maintenance to emergency call out cover and money off bills – as well as a cash back card and savings on shopping, dining and days out. UW provides a green-fixed energy tariff, which is 100 per cent renewable – free LED light bulbs and for every new customer who signs up to all its services, the company plants a tree in the Brecon Beacons absorbing thousands of tonnes of CO2.

Compiled by Collette Parker 20 20 Communications.