Loans, lawns and leads . . . how members are helping customers & businesses alike

Thomas Quinn Accountants – Phil Beard reminded everyone of the help that is still available for businesses including seed build loans, asset finance and 130 per cent super allowance on plant machinery. He also stressed the need for having an up to date will in place. There are trigger points which serve as timely reminders of the importance of having an up to date will, from starting a family, marriages and blended families as new relationships begin. Call Heritage Wills for a review.

Ed’s Gardening Services – lawn mowing has started in earnest. Ali recommended those doing their own lawns should only take a third off the length of the grass each time – keep that consistent and your lawns will look great, he said. He also warned that birds are nesting, so he advised not to do hedges at the moment.

Omnidogs – demand for dog walking is growing and as a result the company is considering expanding; group classes are starting on March 29 with just two places left, and there is the hydrotherapy for dogs and small pets not only for rehabilitation but looking for a fun swim!

CBS Waste – the one stop shop for all domestic and commercial waste is offering to remove good quality furniture to charities helping the homeless and needy get established in their homes. The company also provides facilities management for businesses. K E S Electrical Services has noticed quite a lot of empty offices as people are working for home. Paul Keys gave a timely reminder that they still need electrical testing and safety checks. KTS Computers is helping those working at home from broken laptop screens to emails, as well as companies taking on new members of staff and home users suffering the distress of scams. If you won’t more people to talk about your business and to help drive business to your website, speak to Simon Clark Social Media expert, who is offering a free review and trial of social media.  Polar the Web People are helping bring a sparkle to company websites too with help driving traffic to them through Google rankings. Call Gennaro at Polar for assistance too with a professional email.

Liz Greenhalgh Photography has been busy this week with product photography, including hair products, a mum’s business for bespoke items, stationery for a local company, and beef wellington ready in plenty of time for a Christmas launch. Monument Joinery, the listed building and heritage specialists, has been making a range of sliding sash windows destined for residency in Cambridge. GM Property Solutions turns unloved properties into great investment projects and shared homes, consulting with neighbours and ensuring the best tenants for their premises. Nova Performance, is preparing to move its St Ives gym outside to help groups of 10 people get fit and strong. Voxxlife is giving people the opportunity to also enhance their health with ‘magic’ socks containing neuro receptors to prompt the brain into working harder helping with mobility issues, pain and balance.

Visitors to the club this week included Vilhelmine Brown, a cross cultural management field specialist and life coach in personal and professional development, particularly pertinent in these times when people are struggling in the pandemic with confidence and self esteem; and Marina Hamilton, your VA, a consultant and virtual administration specialist working all over the country for firms from accountants to sound and visual media businesses.

This week’s presentation: Encompass Safety Solutions

Kevin Grant gave an excellent presentation to the meeting on his business. His interest and passion for health and safety started during a career as a senior manager working in the leisure sector. He saw at first hand the absolute necessity for excellent health and safety practices to be in place, and while his expertise began in safety solutions in the leisure industry this has now expanded to all sectors. The services provided by Encompass are relevant to all businesses large and small. Encompass takes the worry and strain away, to ensure firms meet legislation and avoid fines. They will save businesses money and ensure employees thrive in a safe environment – staff stay longer and people are more happy to do business with those who are safe and have their best interests at heart, Kevin said.

A golf enthusiast, husband and father of two, Kevin said Encompass educates people through licensed and accredited courses. They get great satisfaction in helping companies and their staff gain a range of accreditations from first aid, to ISO health and safety management, ensuring they work safely and are managed well. Encompass will carry out risk assessments in fire and all areas of safety, write policies and method statements and give free advice during visits.

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Compiled by Collette Parker 20 20 Communications