September 2023 – A great turnout and some business advice


We had our highest number of breakfasters both online and in person this month.

Alison Withers reminded everyone that one of the free member benefits is an extended Member Spotlight.

Anyone who needs to refresh their Member Spotlight or has not yet been featured in a Member Spotlight on the website, please get in touch with publicity officer Alison Withers: [email protected]


An additional source of income in trying times

Speaker Mike Bernard explained how becoming a partner in Utility Warehouse can add an extra income stream.

It offers both a way of saving money on energy bills and of earning a little more money.

Increasingly, he said, the UK is becoming a nation of multi-income individuals equating to one in three adults.

Television presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle is the company’s brand ambassador.

Mike explained that the way UW keeps prices low is by doing no advertising and relying on its partners to spread the message.

Partners pay a £10 per month registration fee and a £3 registration fee after their third month. In return, they not only get money off their energy bills but so do the customers they introduce. They currently get up to £1000 for every four new customers they introduce after the qualifying period.

UW also offers training via videos and partners can have their own UW website.

UW is also currently exploring adding more services home insurance and income protection insurance.


For the future

Chairman Colin Tapscott is always happy to receive any suggestions for what members want to see the Chamber doing in the future. Please send your ideas (and your wish lists) to [email protected]


Dates for your diary:

Please check the website in case of any last-minute changes.

October Coffee October Breakfast
Humber Doucy Brewing Company
Broad Road, Bacton
Stowmarket, IP14 4HP
The Mix Stowmarket
127 Ipswich Street
Stowmarket IP14 1BB
or on Zoom
Friday, October 6 Friday, October 20
10.00 am to noon  7.15 am to 9.00 am

For more information contact Keely Taylor

by phone: 01449 770965 or e-mail: [email protected].

Anyone who has a story to publicise or you’re a Member who hasn’t yet been featured in a Member Spotlight on the website, please contact publicity officer, Alison Withers: [email protected].

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