NEW! OFFICES TO RENT AT THE TURNPIKE FARM BUSINESS CENTRE

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NEW! OFFICES TO RENT AT THE TURNPIKE FARM BUSINESS CENTRE

Right now you have the opportunity to base your organisation here too and rent one, two or three offices. It’s a friendly place, where tenants share kitchen, toilets and a reception area / meeting space. We have a self-contained suite of three furnished offices available from 01 July 2017. 

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The Challenge of Writing

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The Challenge of Writing

I enjoy the challenge of writing interesting pieces for sometimes quite technical publications. In this profile I managed to include Valerie Singleton and Robert Mugabe, as well of course as Simon Williams, the subject of the piece.

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Are you too full of your own self importance?

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Are you too full of your own self importance?

Frogs puff out their throat to get attention. They think it makes them sexy and helps them get their amphibious legs over. It certainly gets them noticed and judging by the number of frogs cavorting round my pond at the moment, works for them.

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Are you running for the right bus?

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Are you running for the right bus?

I've been invited to an event to listen to a motivational speaker. Like so many he offers an attractive formula for business success which is loosely based on common sense. He will be well rehearsed and supported by a neat set Powerpoint slides. If folk are lucky, there will be 'materials' to buy at the end, perhaps a self-published book and a DVD of the presentation.

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What am I waiting for?

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What am I waiting for?

Recently I sat a few feet from Terry Waite as he read some of his poetry and talked with my friend Steve Foyster about his life. The event was organised by Norwich's Revelation Christian Resource Centre and the audience appeared to comprise solely of grey haired Anglicans. (I think that Waite and I were the only Quakers in the room!)

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What is your attitude to risk?

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What is your attitude to risk?

I make my living by taking on risky projects. It's what social entrepreneurs do, because without risk, there can be no gain. I work to remove the barriers to opportunity faced by people denied a fair chance by the perceptions or prejudices of others.

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Do you ever suffer from campaigner's cramp?

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Do you ever suffer from campaigner's cramp?

The other day saw yet another grant application turned down. The funder made the valid observation that the project is new, and so might not run quite as planned. They could not say yes to everyone, and had safer options to back. Quite rightly for them, they invested where they could see the best return.

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Robert becomes an Ambassador of Potential Plus UK

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Robert becomes an Ambassador of Potential Plus UK

Robert has become an Ambassador Potential Plus UK to support and promote their principles and practices of 'High Learning Potential'. Potential Plus UK are an independent charity supporting children with high learning potential (gifted and talented) by working with families, schools and professionals.

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Robert Joins SpeakersDen

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Robert Joins SpeakersDen

You can now find, review and hire Robert at Speakers Den. SpeakersDen is a new initiative developed under the trade of Athenasone of Europe’s largest Speakers Bureaus with expanding offices in Norway, Sweden and Germany. 

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