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splodge s4

1,411 posts

141 months

Saturday 15th January 2011
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Business n Beer Group
PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

Ian187

367 posts

150 months

Saturday 15th January 2011
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Business n Beer Group
PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete

2,463 posts

150 months

Saturday 15th January 2011
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Business n Beer Group
PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete, Plymouth/Bristol, previously dabled in self employment, currently employed as an Insurance Loss Adjuster (Property, domestic, commercial, agricultural).

DKL

2,741 posts

126 months

Saturday 15th January 2011
quotequote all
Business n Beer Group
PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete, Plymouth/Bristol, previously dabled in self employment, currently employed as an Insurance Loss Adjuster (Property, domestic, commercial, agricultural).

DKL - Swindon. Optometry/Optician practice. Clinical/NHS contract. Retail sales.

lankybob

1,239 posts

94 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Business n Beer Group
PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete, Plymouth/Bristol, previously dabled in self employment, currently employed as an Insurance Loss Adjuster (Property, domestic, commercial, agricultural).

DKL - Swindon. Optometry/Optician practice. Clinical/NHS contract. Retail sales.
Lankybob - Dartmouth. gift shops/ nauticalia
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neil_bolton

17,110 posts

168 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Me. I could do with something like this, an having just got a mew job at www.Olton.co.uk I think I might be able to bring something to the table maybe? (have a search for what Olton do)

PetrolTed

Original Poster:

34,307 posts

207 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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neil_bolton said:
(have a search for what Olton do)
Good news on the job. Not sure I'm much the wiser from their website though!

neil_bolton

17,110 posts

168 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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PetrolTed said:
neil_bolton said:
(have a search for what Olton do)
Good news on the job. Not sure I'm much the wiser from their website though!
Ping me an email chap, I think you might be incredibly interested, however I haven't seen their product at all yet.

PetrolTed

Original Poster:

34,307 posts

207 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Quite a wide geographic mix so far.

Anyone else interested?

evenflow

8,442 posts

186 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
quotequote all
Business n Beer Group

PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete, Plymouth/Bristol, previously dabled in self employment, currently employed as an Insurance Loss Adjuster (Property, domestic, commercial, agricultural).

DKL - Swindon. Optometry/Optician practice. Clinical/NHS contract. Retail sales.
Lankybob - Dartmouth. Gift shops (family business)

evenflow - Nailsworth. Web developer / business analyst of 11 years experience. Previously worked on many bluechip .coms (including Vodafone, BA, BT, Thistle Hotels, DSG), currently self-employed developing sites and business processes for several local companies (large and small). In spare time developing a "social" site (also hate that term!) that will bring something new to the mix...

_Batty_

12,261 posts

154 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Business n Beer Group

PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete, Plymouth/Bristol, previously dabled in self employment, currently employed as an Insurance Loss Adjuster (Property, domestic, commercial, agricultural).

DKL - Swindon. Optometry/Optician practice. Clinical/NHS contract. Retail sales.
Lankybob - Dartmouth. Gift shops (family business)

evenflow - Nailsworth. Web developer / business analyst of 11 years experience. Previously worked on many bluechip .coms (including Vodafone, BA, BT, Thistle Hotels, DSG), currently self-employed developing sites and business processes for several local companies (large and small). In spare time developing a "social" site (also hate that term!) that will bring something new to the mix...

_Batty_ - Bath. Housing developer/builder in family buisness (over 50 years). Previously architectural technician of 5 years qualified on Autocad/Microstation.
Also runs a company renting 4 x 6000sqft warehouses in Langford.

Syd knee

802 posts

109 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Business n Beer Group

PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete, Plymouth/Bristol, previously dabled in self employment, currently employed as an Insurance Loss Adjuster (Property, domestic, commercial, agricultural).

DKL - Swindon. Optometry/Optician practice. Clinical/NHS contract. Retail sales.
Lankybob - Dartmouth. Gift shops (family business)

evenflow - Nailsworth. Web developer / business analyst of 11 years experience. Previously worked on many bluechip .coms (including Vodafone, BA, BT, Thistle Hotels, DSG), currently self-employed developing sites and business processes for several local companies (large and small). In spare time developing a "social" site (also hate that term!) that will bring something new to the mix...

_Batty_ - Bath. Housing developer/builder in family buisness (over 50 years). Previously architectural technician of 5 years qualified on Autocad/Microstation.
Also runs a company renting 4 x 6000sqft warehouses in Langford.

Syd Knee, Mobility shop, Commercial propery, Smallholder. Taunton

Vidal Baboon

9,074 posts

119 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Business n Beer Group

PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete, Plymouth/Bristol, previously dabled in self employment, currently employed as an Insurance Loss Adjuster (Property, domestic, commercial, agricultural).

DKL - Swindon. Optometry/Optician practice. Clinical/NHS contract. Retail sales.
Lankybob - Dartmouth. Gift shops (family business)

evenflow - Nailsworth. Web developer / business analyst of 11 years experience. Previously worked on many bluechip .coms (including Vodafone, BA, BT, Thistle Hotels, DSG), currently self-employed developing sites and business processes for several local companies (large and small). In spare time developing a "social" site (also hate that term!) that will bring something new to the mix...

_Batty_ - Bath. Housing developer/builder in family buisness (over 50 years). Previously architectural technician of 5 years qualified on Autocad/Microstation.
Also runs a company renting 4 x 6000sqft warehouses in Langford.

Syd Knee, Mobility shop, Commercial propery, Smallholder. Taunton

Vidal Baboon, Plymouth, Director of an SME (Engraving Services), previously Armed Forces Logistics.





Edited by Vidal Baboon on Sunday 16th January 14:27

997fan

242 posts

65 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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I'd be up for this.

I live in Cirencester and started my own telecoms business last year. Got two or 3 ideas I'm also kicking around at the moment.

Nick_F

8,104 posts

150 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Up for this.

Business n Beer Group

PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete, Plymouth/Bristol, previously dabled in self employment, currently employed as an Insurance Loss Adjuster (Property, domestic, commercial, agricultural).

DKL - Swindon. Optometry/Optician practice. Clinical/NHS contract. Retail sales.

Lankybob - Dartmouth. Gift shops (family business)

evenflow - Nailsworth. Web developer / business analyst of 11 years experience. Previously worked on many bluechip .coms (including Vodafone, BA, BT, Thistle Hotels, DSG), currently self-employed developing sites and business processes for several local companies (large and small). In spare time developing a "social" site (also hate that term!) that will bring something new to the mix...

_Batty_ - Bath. Housing developer/builder in family buisness (over 50 years). Previously architectural technician of 5 years qualified on Autocad/Microstation.
Also runs a company renting 4 x 6000sqft warehouses in Langford.

Syd Knee, Mobility shop, Commercial propery, Smallholder. Taunton

Vidal Baboon, Plymouth, Director of an SME (Engraving Services), previously Armed Forces Logistics.

Nick_F - Bath, Head of Sales at audiobook/large print publisher. Retail, DTC, libraries and licensing.




PetrolTed

Original Poster:

34,307 posts

207 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Ok, looks like it might be taking shape. Let's see who else shows up on the thread this week and then I'll arrange the first meet.

I'll be honest, I'll be looking to do this somewhere local to me as I can then guarantee an attendance of at least one each week smile. There are another couple of chaps I know around Nailsworth who might well be up for it too.

There's certainly no issue with the variety of businesses being discussed - it's good to hear about the real world for those of us who just do online stuff smile I can see there are probably three or four of us dabbling in similar online activities too.

miniman

18,130 posts

166 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Tipputs Inn is a nice venue (for this or in general!)

http://www.food-club.com/tipputs.htm

997fan

242 posts

65 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Up for this.

Business n Beer Group

PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete, Plymouth/Bristol, previously dabled in self employment, currently employed as an Insurance Loss Adjuster (Property, domestic, commercial, agricultural).

DKL - Swindon. Optometry/Optician practice. Clinical/NHS contract. Retail sales.

Lankybob - Dartmouth. Gift shops (family business)

evenflow - Nailsworth. Web developer / business analyst of 11 years experience. Previously worked on many bluechip .coms (including Vodafone, BA, BT, Thistle Hotels, DSG), currently self-employed developing sites and business processes for several local companies (large and small). In spare time developing a "social" site (also hate that term!) that will bring something new to the mix...

_Batty_ - Bath. Housing developer/builder in family buisness (over 50 years). Previously architectural technician of 5 years qualified on Autocad/Microstation.
Also runs a company renting 4 x 6000sqft warehouses in Langford.

Syd Knee, Mobility shop, Commercial propery, Smallholder. Taunton

Vidal Baboon, Plymouth, Director of an SME (Engraving Services), previously Armed Forces Logistics.

Nick_F - Bath, Head of Sales at audiobook/large print publisher. Retail, DTC, libraries and licensing.

997fan- MD/Owner Telecoms Company.

Yertis

12,887 posts

170 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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PetrolTed, Nailsworth, ex PH, now working on a new 'social' (hate that term!) website

miniman, Castle Combe, MD of SiftGroups, social media consultancy, mostly working with charities, membership orgs and publishers

ewenm, Bath, IT Contractor, Oracle specialist, techy, data migrations and interfaces mainly.

AngryApples, WSM, IT Contractor, Software Tester (Oracle/SQL/Wintel/Etc - mainly Local and Central Govt focused) - starting a financials website but also have ideas for other areas (previously founded 2 other websites, 1 tanked other now run solely by ex partner)

Splodge, Bristol, Mortgage broker, in the business 15 years & started my own company 'Absolute Financial Advice' 2 years ago. We are the recommended financial advisers of Holbrook Moran estate agents (fishponds & redfiled), Michael Nicholas estate agents (downend), Bluesky estate agents (longwell green)& Sovereign affordable housing (shared ownership housing). In the worst mortgage market for decades im currently having my best record breaking month. Bring on 2011!

IanT187, Bath, IT Security and govenance and general "ideas"

Stubby Pete, Plymouth/Bristol, previously dabled in self employment, currently employed as an Insurance Loss Adjuster (Property, domestic, commercial, agricultural).

DKL - Swindon. Optometry/Optician practice. Clinical/NHS contract. Retail sales.

Lankybob - Dartmouth. Gift shops (family business)

evenflow - Nailsworth. Web developer / business analyst of 11 years experience. Previously worked on many bluechip .coms (including Vodafone, BA, BT, Thistle Hotels, DSG), currently self-employed developing sites and business processes for several local companies (large and small). In spare time developing a "social" site (also hate that term!) that will bring something new to the mix...

_Batty_ - Bath. Housing developer/builder in family buisness (over 50 years). Previously architectural technician of 5 years qualified on Autocad/Microstation.
Also runs a company renting 4 x 6000sqft warehouses in Langford.

Syd Knee, Mobility shop, Commercial propery, Smallholder. Taunton

Vidal Baboon, Plymouth, Director of an SME (Engraving Services), previously Armed Forces Logistics.

Nick_F - Bath, Head of Sales at audiobook/large print publisher. Retail, DTC, libraries and licensing.

997fan- MD/Owner Telecoms Company.

Yertis – Bristol. Branding, eCommerce, website design and development, and publishing.

littlegreenfairy

9,911 posts

125 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Littlegreenfairy- Swindon

Bakery/patisserie/confectionery. Nowhere near as high brow and intellectual as the rest if you!!