Monday, May 12, 2008

Maypole madness at networking event

Morgan PR attended a networking event with a difference bright and early this morning: the FBBC, or Faringdon Business Breakfast Club, was been relaunched with a new look and a maypole - yes, a maypole.

It isn't every morning you experience flashbacks to your previous life as a savvy eight-year-old all too aware of the social stigma attached to dancing around the maypole - not least in front of my peers at a Hampshire primary school in the 1970s! However, at the FBBC, for one day only I am assured, we speed networked by 'dancing' around the maypole.

It was more mayhem than maypole as we ducked and weaved around one another but we did come close to the ideal of spending two minutes with each of the other members at the group.

There was also the crowning of the FBBC's very own May Queen, which was Chartered Occupational Psychologist Samanthan Scott, of Freshwater Consulting Ltd, who won the popular vote and received a bouquet of flowers from organiser Andy Holt of web designers OSX Ltd, that had been donated by Faringdon florist Thanks a Bunch. Samantha is pictured below:

We are indebted (not least as we appear to have escaped being photographed around the maypole) to Graham Hill from Verbatim for the invite to attend; call handling supremos Verbatim, who are based at New Greenham Park in Newbury, sponsored the event.

The next FBBC meeting will be on Monday 2nd June at the Faringdon Business Centre in Faringdon and will run from 0730 to 0900. It costs just £10, which includes a hot and cold buffet breakfast, and bookings can be made via the website. Perhaps we'll see you there? And certainly not around the maypole!

Pictured below is the maypole mid mayhem - with Morgan PR not pictured! We are grateful to Joy McCarthy of WORD-right Copywriting for these photo... and not photographing us!

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