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29
Dec
2011

10 Top Drink Trends for 2012

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 29th Dec 2011 16:05

We’ve been working hard here at Breckland Orchard HQ compiling our 10 Top Drink trends for the New Year.  The recession continues to play a key influence with British consumers keeping a careful eye on their budgets and wanting their spend to go further.  We see this as being energising for the UK Drink market […]

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27
Dec
2011

2011 - This was the year that was

by admin on Tue 27th Dec 2011 03:29

Nearing the end of 2011 and and opportunity to breathe and look back on our year here at Breckland Orchard.  We’ve been busy -busy-busy this year – here’s the Top 10 of what we’ve been up to! Launch of screwcaps……..we finally made the move to screw-caps in January this year [yipeee].  It wasn’t an entirely […]

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22
Dec
2011

Happy Christmas Wishes to you!

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 07:13

Happy Christmas everyone – it’s been a great year here at Breckland Orchard and I am SOOOO excited about 2012.  Sending everyone lots of Christmas Wishes. To get you in the Christmas spirit here’s a short Christmas message featuring Chloe and myself!  Enjoy x   www.brecklandorchard.co.uk

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20
Dec
2011

TV filming with Alex Polizzi!

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 20th Dec 2011 15:06

We had a call from Lesley at Denver Windmill a few weeks back asking if we would take part in a Food and Craft event that she was organising on Tuesday 13th December.  It was part of the re-invention of Denver that she and her family had been planning and executing under the guidance of […]

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15
Dec
2011

Beyond 2010 Training

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 15th Dec 2011 03:35

Another of my misconceptions before I started my own business was that I’d be ‘on my own’ and learning on the hoof.  I thought somehow that training was the domain of big companies not small micro-enterprises! I was lucky to spend 13 years at Mars, who have an unrivalled reputation for great training.  Training and […]

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13
Dec
2011

Mumpreneur.........Mmmmmmm

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 13th Dec 2011 07:47

The word ‘Mumpreneur’ has made it into the Collins English Dictionary in the lastest edition, so seems to be here to stay.  I’ve had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the term, and generally oscilate about how I feel towards the tag.  Overall it brings out negative thoughts in me….. Mumpreneur describes someone who […]

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08
Dec
2011

Breaking new markets!

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 08th Dec 2011 03:40

Very excited to announce that we’re just about to start exporting to the Middle East!  We’ve partnered with a chain of gourmet deli’s to offer our products to the markets over there.  The first few countries that you’ll be able to find Breckland Orchard drinks in will be Kuwait and Qatar! We met our partner […]

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06
Dec
2011

How many small businesses have CSR strategies?

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 06th Dec 2011 03:07

  Corporate and Social responsiblity [CSR] is oft bandied about in the world of big business. It’s just one of the things that occupies the mind of big business – how can they impact the wider community in which they operate.  The picture above is of the Boots CSR Scorecard whereby they consider 19 elements […]

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01
Dec
2011

Why Pubs should focus on their non-drinking customers too!

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 01st Dec 2011 03:18

Was really honoured to be guest blogger on the Inapub website last week – I wanted to get a real bug-bear of mine off my chest………why the choice of soft drinks in pubs is so often lacking!  If you missed the blog then catch it here or its reprinted below! =================================================================== December is the month […]

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