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14
Jan
2011

Good Luck to Team Sticky Beaks!

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 14th Jan 2011 07:02

I’m really proud to be supplying drinks to a new and most importantly independent cafe in Cambridge called Sticky Beaks!  Its located on Hobson Street, right in the heart of the Cambridge shopping area and an ideal spot.  Catherine and Lucy are the owners, and have created a real little gem of a cafe. Delicious […]

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13
Jan
2011

WIRE - Passion for Rural Business Conference February 2010

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 13th Jan 2011 07:35

I’ve been a member of WIRE ever since I set up in business.  I met the West Suffolk branch leader – Alex Parr – at a networking event, and became part of the WIRE family.  WIRE stands for Women in Rural Enterprise, and is specifically aimed at women running rural businesses………in that respect its really […]

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12
Jan
2011

Glasgow here I come!

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 12th Jan 2011 07:22

I’m so excited to be going back to Glasgow in less than 2 weeks time!  I am up there for the Scottish Speciality Food Show at the SECC from the 23-25 January. I’m really looking forward to tasting my drinks to lots of Scottish trade buyers.  I’ve got two wholesalers in Scotland, so hoping to […]

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11
Jan
2011

When local means personal service............

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 11th Jan 2011 07:54

I get my labels printed by Norwich Labels, who are just down the road from the bottling plant that I use to make my lovely drinks.  John Parker runs the show, assisted by Matty and J.  They’ve been involved with the Breckland Orchard story right from the start.  I still remember vividly the cold Friday […]

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10
Jan
2011

Posh Pop .....It's official

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 10th Jan 2011 08:04

I’ve been pondering what to call my lovely drinks ever since I started up! Presses, soft drinks, minerals….and so the list went on.  Read my previous blog post to see my chain of thought! That was the problem….when I described them to folk everyone looked a bit confused, show them a bottle and I go […]

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07
Jan
2011

Top of the Ginger Beer Pops

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 07th Jan 2011 10:18

The website Summerfruitcup recently did a taste test of Ginger Beers in the UK Market.  They tested 20 Ginger Beers back to back [phew], which gave a pretty exhaustive snapshot of the Ginger Beers available. My little drink was taste tested up against some of the biggest names in the Ginger Beer world – Old […]

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06
Jan
2011

Trying to predict the weather is hard........

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 06th Jan 2011 10:00

alt=”” width=”300″ height=”199″ /> I’m in the middle of locking down my 2011 Forecast – forecasting how many bottle I expect to make, when to make them, how many raw materials I need to buy in, how much sales will be, cash flow, etc etc………all the usual! All of the businesses I have worked in […]

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05
Jan
2011

New Year........New Plan

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 05th Jan 2011 10:24

I’ve been talking about it, planning it, and had the diary for it for AGES, and now finally we are actually in 2011. For me, the New Year always heralds the start of a new plan.  It must have been all those years spent working in the world of big business, but the discipline of […]

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