An interesting time at Faringdon Business Breakfast Club in June in which each member had 3 minutes to talk about their business and related interests rather than the customary 1 minute.  We found out lots more about the group including Bryan Orchard’s voluntary work with ‘Tools with A Mission’ who refurbish and donate old tools to countries in Africa.  So, if you have any carpentry tools, gardening tools or even sewing machines sitting in a shed or garage, contact Bryan to organise collection.

It was good to see a few members who hadn’t been to Faringdon Business Breakfast for a while including Tony Fisher who talked about his Baby product business, Close Parent, which sells, amongst other things, reusable nappies made from bamboo and Noel Austin talked about the income that Utility Warehouse has given him since he joined when he retired from full time employment.

Amongst our regular members, Julie Nicholls talked about the importance of positive language and the problems with some of our popular nursery rhymes, Des Coates mentioned the latest business he is involved in – a 3D printing company and Simon Brusch and Mary Thomas both took the opportunity to mention the children’s coding club they run in Faringdon – Faringdon CoderDojo which is open for children from Years 5 – 11 and runs on Tuesdays in term time from 5:45 – 6:45 in the Pump House in the Market Square.

Our next meeting is on 3rd July at 7:30am.  This meeting will allow us to find out even more about our members through small group networking.  This is a great chance to discover how we can help each other – or those interests we have outside business.

In the next week, we hope to launch our new Faringdon website at  From the July meeting, you will need to book and pay through the website.  The price will be increased to £12 / breakfast (the first increase for 12 years) to cover our increasing costs.  Please note, if you choose to pay on the day, the price will be £13. 😊