Thursday 3rd May
Paul Angus, Banbury Sound
Summary of the talk
Paul has worked in media for more years than he cares to recall!
Recruited as the launch Sales Manager for Wiltshire Radio, Paul rose through the ranks to become Deputy Managing Director as, by merger and acquisition, the company became the GWR Group Plc, floating on the Stock Market and launching the first commercial national radio service, Classic FM.
Paul returned to local radio with Exeter FM, a small local station in Devon, and just over a year ago was re-united with former colleagues Steve Orchard and Ralph Bernard, owners of the Touch FM stations, who had just bought Banbury Sound and asked Paul to join them as Managing Director of the station.
Paul’s talk will look at some of the history of local radio, but more importantly how a vibrant community focussed radio service can survive and then prosper in partnership with the business and wider population it seeks to serve.
Costs, Timings and Registration
Cost will be £12.50 on arrival, made payable to the venue.
7:00-7:15am Arrival and orange juice reception
7:25-7:30am Sit down for breakfast
8:00-8:10am Welcome and introduction of speaker
9:00-9:15am Wrap up/Finish
If you would like to attend this BBBC meeting, please complete the booking form.
For further details of the club, visit the Breakfast Club website.
Last Meeting – 5 April
Sue Smith, Chief Executive Cherwell and South Northants District Council
Sue became Chief Executive of Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council in May 2011 , after a 30 year career in local government.
Sue gave an insightful presentation on the changes that have taken place during her term, and the challenges and opportunities that face the region in the future.
In order to raise extra funds for his charity Everest trek, Gary Bricknell has arranged two prestigious events at Blenheim Palace, each with Sir Ranulph Fiennes as the guest speaker. The first event will be a special breakfast at the Palace, with Sir Ranulph giving a presentation followed by a book signing for those wishing to purchase copies of Sir Ranulph’s book, and an optional tour of the Palace. The event will be held on Friday 22 June 2012. Timings are still being finalised, but are likely to be 7:30 – 9am for the breakfast and talk, with the book signing and tour afterwards. Gary is taking reservations for tables of 10 or individual tickets at a cost of £69 per head. The second event (on the same day) will be an evening with Sir Ranulph, which will start with champagne reception and canapés in the Palace gardens. This will be followed by 3-course meal including coffee and wine, and entertainment. Reservations are being taken for tables of 10 or individual tickets at a cost of £149 per head. Gary can be contacted via email@example.com or on 01295 276500.
How you can raise the most with coffee and toast!
Big Dogs Breakfast is a brand new fundraiser from Dogs for the Disabled. We’re hoping you’ll get together with friends, family or colleagues, and raise the most with coffee and toast! Holding a Big Dogs Breakfast is a simple and fun way to get people together, have breakfast, and ask for a donation to help us train more assistance dogs for people with disabilities. It’s your breakfast your way! Once you’ve decided on the date and venue, visit the Big Dogs Breakfast web pages where you’ll find a toolkit packed full of fun ideas and downloadable materials to help promote your event and entertain your guests – no matter what their age.
Big Dogs Breakfast Week – 21th – 27th May
A Big Dogs Breakfast can be held at any time of the year, but you may want to join in Big Dogs Breakfast Week which will take place from 21 to 27 May 2012. To find out more and start planning your Big Dogs Breakfast, visit www.dogsforthedisabled.org/bigdogsbreakfast or come and join us at The Frances Hay Centre, Blacklocks Hill, Banbury OX17 2BS on Wednesday 25th April from 9am for own Big Dogs Breakfast and get all the inspiration you need to hold your own event.
Katharine House Hospice
On Friday, 27 April Katharine House Hospice will be holding its first ‘Bring a Pound to Work Day’. Could somebody at your place of work co-ordinate a collection to help raise valuable funds for Katharine House? If you are a single person operative or small business why not mark the day by making a donation via your mobile phone? Our unique number is KHOX17 and to donate £1, simply text KHOX17 £1 to 70070. Donations of up to £10 can be made in a single transaction and you’ll receive an instant thank you message via Vodafone. For further details or to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Fundraising Office on 01295 812161.
North Oxfordshire Academy
The North Oxfordshire RSA Fellows’ Network, in conjunction with schools in North Oxfordshire, announces the opportunity for an evening of engagement between businesses and education. The event, “DRIVING AMBITION – Business and Learning in Partnership”, presents the opportunity to begin an active partnership to achieve the aim of bridging the gap the needs of local businesses and those who are educating future talent, through showcasing some of the current work in which schools are involved and allowing business leaders the opportunity to engage, develop contacts and begin both to support and influence. The event will be held on Wednesday 2nd May 2012 at NorthOxfordshireAcademy, and will be supported by Tony Baldry MP. For more information, download the flyer.
The Warriner School
The WarrinerSchoolare hosting a programme entitled “Moon Mission 2012”. The Moon Mission project is designed to promote and raise the profile of Design and Technology, Engineering and Science within Primary schools as well as easing the transition for Warriner partnership school students. The course involves the students designing and building a Moon Buggy body, which they trial over a number of courses. The WarrinerSchoolis looking for help from local businesses. Opportunities include sponsorship of the buggy kits, sponsorship of prizes, sponsorship of individual events and sponsorship of toolkits for the schools. Benefits of getting involved are inclusion of your logo on the certificates that all students are presented with, mentioned of your company as supporting/sponsoring in the press release that goes to the local papers, and you have an open invite to the day, to endorse your sponsorship, and assist in the prize giving. For more information, or to get involved, contact Simon James, Head of Design and Technology at The Warriner School on 01295 720777 or at email@example.com.
Tadmarton Heath Golf Club
Tadmarton Heath Golf Club is holding a charity golf day in aid of Katharine House Hospice on Tuesday 19th June. Registration is from 7:30am, first tee off time is 8am. Prize giving will take place at 7pm. The cost for the event is £250 for a team of 4 golfers, plus a buffet meal and prizes to 6th place. There are also sponsorship opportunities, starting at £50 for a colour advert in the programme. There will also be a charity auction of promises being held throughout the day, so donations of services are gratefully received. For more information and booking, please download the event flyer.
Adrienne Lawler, Now You’re Talking
Adrienne is running a “1 day TV Presenter’s Course”. The course is for people who either want to improve their public presenting skills or who want to hone their skills as a TV Presenter. It will be a fantastic experience, culminating in a showreel of your best bits. The first course date is April 4th, followed by 2nd May & 13th June and will be run at state of the art facilities in the heart of Oxford. The cost is just £350 (reduced from £550). To book, visit www.mediamoments.com/booking or call 01295 720554.
Next Meeting – 3 May
Rye Hill Golf Club Milcombe Banbury OX15 4RU Tel: 01295 721818 Website: www.ryehill.co.uk
Strathmore House,Waterperry Court,Middleton Road, Banbury, Oxon OX16 4QD
I look forward to seeing you on 3rd May, if not before!