And what was breakfast like for you?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

It’s all over and I’m more energised than tired.  Yesterday was the first event in our International Festival programme.  It was a breakfast event focussed on 60 Minute Business Boost: Energise, Fortify and Flourish 2 July @theHub  We’re quietly pleased at the positive response.

It was a real kick meeting so many clients and contacts, and having the whole team working together to make this #IFB2014 event such a great experience.

Here's our MD Brian enthusing the audience

Here’s our MD Brian enthusing the audience

Everything went off without a hitch – from the presentations to the breakfasts to the entrance arrangements at the Hub. The room (not just a standard room by the way, it really is like something of a James Bond lair!) the right size – with an amazing ‘event’ feel – and everything was in close proximity to each other. I think at the last count we had over 30 people chowing down for a breakfast of pastries, toast and fruit plates.  The fresh orange juice was definitely a hit.

Having the exhibitors, briefing material and demo stations in one section I thought was a great idea. It turned this room into a type of ‘hub’ and it was never difficult to find a new person to talk and discuss what they do to boost business to grow the bottom line and achieve their ambitions.




ifb 60 forum

You know what?  We were a touch concerned about the ‘appetite’ from business owners and company directors for a thought provoking procurement update providing inspiration and momentum for their businesses.



Brian and Ray - all smiles

Brian and Ray – all smiles

Energise, Fortify and Flourish was our strapline and it really did appear to have resonance with the delegates. It was all underpinned with a bit of steel though.  For example the role of purchasing to impact on the bottom line – the opportunity to reduce purchase prices without reducing quality.  And also considering risk: the need for due diligence when working with suppliers and unacceptable risks that some companies enter into.  The presentation part of the event ended with some pretty sharp questions and, what looked like some valuable insights in response.  A good, mature and valuable event – with no ‘flannel’. There was a flurry of exchanging business cards during networking as the successful event came to a close – always a good sign.




Greeting the first delegate of the day

Greeting the first delegate of the day


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