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28
Oct
2010

New Product Idea from Sir Alan

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 28th Oct 2010 08:59

I like millions of others watched the Apprentice last night – Sir Alan as ever in sparkling form, and as dour as ever!  He really does tell it as it is, and takes no prisoners – I admire that quality. I read an excerpt today from Startups who had seen Sir Alan speaking.  Here’s what […]

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27
Oct
2010

Double Star-struck

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 27th Oct 2010 09:30

Ok….yesterday I was star-struck….today I am double star-struck! And its Greg Dyke who is at fault again [sorry Greg!] I am going to be sharing a stage with Greg Dyke on Friday 3rd December at the Shaping Norfolks Future 2010 Conference.  The theme is Enterprise, which is such a great topical and appropriate theme.  Greg […]

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26
Oct
2010

Star-struck!

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 26th Oct 2010 10:52

I’ve been asked to speak at the  Shaping Norfolks Future Conference on Friday 3rd December  The theme of the conference is Enterprise, and I will be talking about my experience as a recent entrepreneur and winner of the EDP Best New Business Award.  I’ve made the transition from corporate life to starting up my own […]

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25
Oct
2010

Collaboration is good for the soul [and the bank balance]

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 25th Oct 2010 09:49

I’m planning to enter a new market segment from January – and just going through the stages of how to go about doing that.  Initial googling and desk research is proving to be really hard and I am hitting a bit of brick wall.  For a small business such as mine, the answer is a […]

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15
Oct
2010

Lashings of Ginger Beer [with Chilli]

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 15th Oct 2010 16:09

There are currently 6 drinks in the Breckland Orchard range – each taste wonderful, but when I am out and about its the Ginger Beer with Chilli that inevitably draws everyone’s attention, and questions.  Ginger Beer evokes wonderful memories with people – of childhood, sunny days, family memories and Enid Blyton! I found this rather […]

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15
Oct
2010

The wonderful & rather magical Aldeburgh Food Festival

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 15th Oct 2010 16:12

The end of the summer and the start of Autumn is heralded in these parts by the Aldeburgh Food Festival! Held at Snape Maltings, a stunning setting by the edge of the water it is the ultimate foodie gathering.  A unique recipe of fabulous food producers, top chefs and key influencers in the world of […]

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12
Oct
2010

Ginger Beer with a twist of Chilli

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 12th Oct 2010 09:43

I’m really proud of Breckland Orchard Ginger Beer with Chilli……it’s quite different to most Ginger Beers, and is fast garnering a fan group all of its own! With Chilli in the title, some folk think that it’s going to be a massive kick of chilli [aka those very hot Chilli Chutneys that can blow your […]

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12
Oct
2010

Meeting with a Government Minister

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 12th Oct 2010 06:10

I have written before of my eclectic way of life as an entrepreneur and last Friday was no different!  In the morning I was to be found in the swimming pool – taking my little 2 year old to her weekly swimming lesson.  She is too young to swim by herself, so the lessons involve […]

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09
Oct
2010

EDP Best New Business Award Winner 2010

by Claire Martinsen on Sat 09th Oct 2010 18:14

I had the most lovely [and wonderful] surprise last night when I won the  Best New Business Award at the EDP Norfolk Business Awards.  The Award is sponsored by Shaping Norfolk’s Future, who pioneer and promote business in this amazing county. The event was just great – hosted by the BBC Look East’s very own […]

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