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25
Dec
2012

Happy Christmas Wishes everyone x

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 25th Dec 2012 16:28

Just a quick Christmas wish from Pip and myself – wishing each and everyone a very Happy Christmas and all the best for   2103 x    

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22
Dec
2012

Soft drink options for Christmas 2012.........

by Claire Martinsen on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 01:09

  OK…so I may be a bit soft-drink crazy, given that I loved soft drinks so much that I set up my own business doing just that[!] Christmas time everyone’s attention seems to veer towards Alcoholic drinks and so please please don’t forget to get some great tasting soft drinks on your shopping list too […]

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07
Dec
2012

Business planning and Royal Babies? Bah-humbug................

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 07th Dec 2012 10:27

Now I know that business journalists have to think of new and topical angles for stories, but possibly the most tenuous must be about how the Royal Baby will ‘boost’ the British economy.  The FSB included the following article on their newsletter this week. Cue journalist who has been ‘ordered’ to find a business story […]

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06
Dec
2012

I love December..........Elves, Santa and Business Planning

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 06th Dec 2012 03:24

I love December and all that build up to Christmas.  My children have just turned 5 and 7, and are VERY excited about the whole thing.  The tree is up, decorations all through the house, letters to Father Christmas written……..this year we also have an ‘elf’ who has moved in with us [aka Elf on […]

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06
Dec
2012

What's in a title?

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 06th Dec 2012 01:26

I love the notion of job titles – in fact since I started up as a micro-business owner it’s become a little passion of mine [sad but true!]. In the corporate world there are a set of titles that have existed since time began [supervisor, account manager, finance director, co-worker, personal assistant etc etc].  People […]

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05
Dec
2012

Winter Warming Ideas with Posh Squash

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 05th Dec 2012 10:19

We are so, so proud of our Posh Squash here at Breckland Orchard HQ. Super-concentrated and super-delicious, our Posh Squash can be diluted with 8 parts water and is full to bursting with gorgeous, natural flavours. In other words, a little goes such a long way! I’m sure that each deliciously quaffable flavour won’t be […]

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04
Dec
2012

Websites are always work-in-progress

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 04th Dec 2012 02:00

I loved this Blogpost from Karen Skidmore about Website development.  SOOOO true what she says…..websites are never complete. My own website history is just as chequered! I launched in March 2009 at Feast East – the Food and Drink show organised by Tastes of Anglia.  Now the great thing about having to launch on a […]

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04
Dec
2012

Develop a Rhinoskin

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 04th Dec 2012 01:28

I resigned my corporate job in October 2008, and my first Breckland Orchard bottles came off the production line in February 2009, so I had a four month period when I was a ‘pre-start up’.  I was doing ‘stuff’ behind the scenes, but for most of that time I didn’t have a business name, let […]

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03
Dec
2012

Top 10 Drink Trends 2013

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 03rd Dec 2012 16:56

Its that time again…….when Breckland Orchard HQ work really hard compiling our Top 10 drink trends for the coming year! Health is a key driver of drink trends this year – coming through in tea formations such as Matcha and Green Teas, as well as Coconut Water and innovations in beauty orientated drinks with added […]

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