A demonstration of systems thinking, a rubbish job and tree planting


As ever our 23 breakfasters demonstrated their ability to grab their audience’s attention despite the limitations of just 60 or so seconds in which to do it.

Business Plumber Kate Kelly demonstrated how improvements to systems can improve efficiency by rearranging the milk, cups, sugar and hot water to improve the flow of “traffic”.

Neil Lennon told us he had “the most rubbish job in the world”.   He does.  He’s on the Babergh and Mid Suffolk District councils’ waste management team!

Gipping Press may be all about printing, but that had not stopped Danny Cuff from rolling up his sleeves and helping with a Woodland Trust project to plant 2,500 trees as part of the company’s contribution to the sustainable use of paper.

We also heard from first time visitors Rebecca Winn, of Winn Thinking, on how she helps people to communicate with customers better, from Steve Penny, the editor of Take One, a new quarterly paper for the over 50s that will be distributed in supermarkets, and from Jan Hinder about a new range of home-delivered Swedish pet food, Husse.


Peter's BeePeter’s Bees

Peter reported on his recent attendance at a networking evening in Needham Market where he was able to “talk straight” to representatives from the District Council.

There are still delays to final outline planning approval for the proposed Gateway 14 development, he reported, but there is progress with the proposed Tech Hub, with an approach from NWES CEO Kevin Horne to discuss potential collaboration and the LEP accepting the project for a possible application for Euro funding.

Any comments or suggestions for the future please contact the Chairman, Peter Down at:

[email protected]


Superb Airport Transfers

Mike Drain was our 10-minute presenter describing the variety of work his company undertakes both locally and nation-wide.

He had some tips for deciding on what form of transport to use when going to the airport:

  1. If driving, you need to allow for the time and cost of parking and consider whether your car will be safe if left for a while
  2. Find a friend. Will they pick you up from an arrival in the early hours?
  3. Train? No further comment
  4. Coach? It may be the cheap option but how long do you want to travel for before you even get to the airport?

And finally – for a door to door service, help at check in if needed, help with luggage and a welcome home pack on return – there is Superb Airport Transfers.


Dates for your diary:

December Coffee Morning Christmas Lunch
Red Gables, Stowmarket Stowmarket Golf Club
Wednesday, December 2 Friday, December 11
10am-noon Starting at noon


For more information contact Keely Taylor

phone: 01449 770965

e-mail: [email protected]

Anyone who has a story to publicise should contact marketing officer Alison Withers:

[email protected]

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