Know Your Neighbour December 2013

Guest Speaker: Kris Williams, James Rennie School.

What an amazing end to 2013, the meeting room was packed for our December meeting.

Kris Williams as Head of James Rennie School based in Carlisle came to discuss the work they do as a specialist communication and interaction college. It has great value in our community and Kris explained the complexities of working with children with learning difficulties, while giving them the most normal school experience possible.

Changing technology has impacted learning vastly in recent years and I think everyone had fun using the learning ipad. This was an interesting and inspiring talk, giving us all a view of school life from a completely different perspective.kyn1









In a slight change to our normal formula(as it is Christmas)we will be asked the businesses attending to bring along a small gift or voucher, these can be used by the school in raffles they may hold in the future to raise school funds.

Guests enjoyed a fantastic buffet provided by Premier Inn, and judging by peoples reluctance to leave, networking was working well to make new connections for all businesses attending.

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  • Kris Williams – James Rennie School
  • Lucy Paterson – Utility Warehouse
  • Stephen Harrison – Eden Golf Club
  • Hannah Turner – Eden Golf Club
  • Gary Watson – Border Motor Group
  • Graham Jackson – Solway Communication
  • Joanna Seminara – David Allan Recovery Solutions
  • David McDermott – David Allen Recovery Solutions
  • David Martin – Lloyd Motor
  • Laura Waters – Total Power
  • Simon Hughes – Provident
  • Brian Lightowler – Quality Guild
  • Hazel Lanchberry – North and Beyond First Aid training
  • Ingrid Fox – Dialogue Counselling
  • Jamie Hamilton – J H Book keeping
  • Ray Cassidy –  SEO training
  • Greg Kelly – Ultimate Security and Investigations
  • Mike Morris – Chamber of Commerce
  • Helen McKenzie – Candy Print
  • Chloe Turner – Cumberland Building Society
  • Gary R – Cumberland Building Society
  • Amanda Ryan – Social Elf
  • Sam Grieve – Premier Inn
  • Hannah Rocke – Premier Inn
  • Ian Sneddon – David Allen
  • Lindsay McWilliams – Country House Outdoor