What a great week for business – a round up of news from members!

Thomas Quinn Chartered Accountants: Phil Beard is enjoying the new freedoms and is having meetings with clients over lunch at various locations. Book us in Phil!

Nova Performance: the gym has been open for four days and everything is going swimmingly with new members signing up too. If you want to get active again after months in lockdown, then speak to Adam!

M & D Flooring: the shop is open again!! Hoorah!! Matt said it is lovely to see people in the town and popping into the shop. If you are thinking of new flooring whether it be a carpet for a lounge or flooring for an entrance hall, kitchen or bathroom, then drop by to speak to Matt.

Impressions Print and Label: If your business is opening again, whether it be in hospitality or retail, then Rob will be able to help you with branded workwear to help you and your staff stand out.

Encompass Safety Solutions: as many businesses are opening for the first time this week they may not realise their fire risk assessments, equipment and procedures need updating. Kevin at Encompass can carry out full fire risk assessments whether you own, lease or rent your premises, assist with paperwork, policies, training, evacuations and testing.

K E S Electrical Services: if you are looking forward to warmer weather and getting out into the garden, Paul Key advised that now is the time to sort your outdoor lighting, heating, water features and garden pond features.

Ed’s Gardening Services: There may be frosty mornings still so stay off lawns until the afternoon and the sun has warmed the grass was the top tip from Ali. Also although it has been cold, it has been very dry over the past four weeks, so remember to water your plants, but not in the morning or late at night when it’s frosty!!

Riverport Specialist Cleaning: if you are getting out into the garden and have found dirty wellies are dragging in some mud and messing up your carpets, call on Riverport for all your carpet cleaning needs! Great news from Riverport Residential Cleaning – the company is recruiting!

Monument Joinery: more great news from Dan and the team at Monument – they have just taken delivery of new machinery bought with a local government grant. The Workbee CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine is funded by the recent Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Restart and Recovery Grant and will greatly assist the company in their work.

Simon Clark Social Media Expert: Simon listed five tips to make your social media business pages stand out as many open the doors to the public:

  1. Put up content daily
  2. Give people value – some free advice
  3. Mix things up – don’t promote the same thing as people will get bored
  4. Go live – add value
  5. Show your authenticity – just be you – people buy from people

Presentation: The Complete Mortgage Company, William Scantlebury

Following a career which began in sales, electrical and then motor vehicles, William moved into mortgage services for an estate agency more than 15 years ago. Four years later he went self employed and joined a network, becoming an appointed representative in the area.

There are many advantages to being part of a network, William explained, from support to sourcing system which aggregates huge amounts of information. The company has access to the whole of the market practically with instant access to almost every lender and where they can offer exclusive deals they will. William has gone from strength to strength and his knowledge of the mortgage market is now second to none. The company takes the pain out of what can be an exhausting an complicated, time consuming process, with appointments out of office hours to suit clients, and quick response time, chasing solicitors and estate agents. William now operates from offices in Sheep Market, St Ives, but his clients are all over the UK, from sourcing mortgages for an apartment in Glasgow, to a holiday home in Cornwall and homes in Brighton.

Compiled by Collette Parker 20 20 Communications