The farmers are holding their annual show day. The Chamber of Commerce are sharing their space with five enterprises. I am on the stand for as good couple of hours promoting the Chamber and generally chatting to passersby. We are to be dressed in Victorian clothing as our exhibition is based on Hadleigh in 1911 and now. I am wearing a boater and a striped apron – almost time neutral.
At the show I ran across Janine Edgar of Crafty Cooks – which is a pre-school cookery club see www.craftycooks.co.uk. It was early in the day so we exchanged views on positioning and footfall. We also discussed way of interacting with the people of Hadleigh North.
I also meet Kathy Parnham who has just started a woodwind repair business from her home. We discuss ways of our the Chamber might help her but also how she might get her business of the ground by leveraging local contacts.