Alex Buckle Travel Counsellors – travel is back on many people’s agenda with the promise of a vaccine on the horizon. With this comes the news that Alex is running a fabulous three-day trip to see the Northern Lights and enjoy a Finnish Lapland Arctic Lodge, Husky Safari, and Reindeer Forest Trek experience on 6 January, 2022, for £895pp all inclusive. Contact Alex for more details.

 Liz Greenhalgh Photography – award-winning photographer Liz is opening her studio doors this week to babies born in lockdown. She has gift vouchers available for anyone wanting to give a photo session to family members as a Christmas gift, and has slots available in her studio for product photography too.

Thomas Quinn Accountants – Phil Beard reported that the company is very busy with tax returns and also advised everyone trading in Europe to ensure they are as up to date as possible with factors which may affect their business. For instance, companies offering digital services are likely to have to register with the countries they are trading in.

Omnidogs – great news for all doggy swimmers – the company is now registered with NARCH (National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists). Omnidogs is taking referrals from Vets for dogs who will benefit from using the hydrotherapy pool in St Ives for ailments and rehabilitation.

Towergate Insurance – Paul Doggett warned anyone thinking of taking their car abroad into Europe will now need a green car document because otherwise their vehicle could be impounded. You have to let your insurer know which countries you are travelling to, the dates, make and model of your car, and all the named drivers. He also pointed out that you should not leave it until 24 hours before but give 14 days’ notice to your insurers.

Polar the Web People – the company is available to discuss the budget required for anyone wishing to refresh their to promote their business in the New Year.

HK Design – Howard King has just finished a major 83 case studies, three-year-book project for printing. If you have a major printing project which needs designing contact Howard.

Our guest this week was Publisher and Author Ladey Adey – she helps people write the best book they can, mentoring them in the process and helping them to get it published.

Simon Clark – our Social Media Expert has a live session on Friday, December 4, looking at the five most common mistakes people make on their business pages currently. Tune in at 1pm to the Facebook Live Session.

Impressions – the December edition of Village Scene is out now! Contact the printers (High Street Somersham) if you are a local business and want to connect with local people in villages surrounding St Ives.

Presentation: Purser and Luxford – Luke Gordon

Luke took members on a fascinating video tour of the company show room and garage in St Ives, giving a rare insight into what goes on behind the garage workshop doors. As well as a great range of vehicles – new and used – for sale, we got close up and personal to some of the inner workings of cars, from seeing how a laser is used for wheel tracking to examining the quality of brake pads and what to look out for. Plus why some wheels just won’t cut the mustard due to wear and tear, checking for fractures in springs, together with vital checks on moisture content in brake fluid.

Compiled by Collette Parker 20 20 Communications