Local news – Faringdon Jelly and Faringdon Loyalty Card

I organised the third Faringdon Jelly on Friday 1st June and I’m pleased to say it was a resounding success! During the four hour session we had six people come along – strangely enough all female – and as well as chatting and doing some informal networking we got some work done too. I had taken along a big pile of receipts I was determined to input on my accounting spreadsheet and despite the natter I managed to get it done – another thing crossed off the task list! We had some interesting discussions about small business, the economy, alternative therapies and social media, and I think everyone felt it was a useful session.

The next one will be on Friday 6th July, again at the i-cafe in London Street, Faringdon. The cafe is going through a few changes but I have been reassured that there will be tea and coffee on hand – though we may have to settle for comfy sofas rather than tables and chairs!

Full details on how to book here

Another bit of Faringdon news is the newly launched Faringdon Loyalty Card. The card costs just £2 and gives cardholders discounts from over 30 businesses around Faringdon – including mine! I’m really pleased to be involved in this initiative, which aims to encourage people to shop local. I was even more pleased to be invited to build the website, which is now up and running at  www.faringdonloyalty.co.uk . You’ll find there full details of the scheme along with the participating businesses and their offers. You can buy cards from any of the businesses taking part – I also have a supply here, so if you’d like one and are going to be seeing me at a networking meeting somewhere let me know and I’ll bring a few along.

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