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25
Mar
2013

Navigating your way as a Micro-Business

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 25th Mar 2013 01:03

Setting up a new business is a bit like heading off into the unknown. Much like going on a travel trip you can do lots of planning and set a course and destination…but until you actually get started you really have no idea what it will actually be like when you are on the way! […]

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20
Mar
2013

Cosying in at IFE 2013 at London's Excel

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 20th Mar 2013 03:42

This week Pip and I are at IFE at Excel.  It’s a bi-annual International Food Exhibition drawing exhibitors and visitors from across the world.  It’s MASSIVE – dwarfing every other trade show that we do through the year.  We’re in North Hall, where exhibitors are split by country.  Across the way there is an equally […]

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18
Mar
2013

Spotted in Doha.......

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 18th Mar 2013 16:54

I got this photo via Twitter of my bottles in Qatar. Needless to say squeals of delights and a feeling of complete pride. I get a little heart flutter when I see my bottles on the shelf of a cafe, farmshop or deli.  Four years in the delight hasn’t dimmed and I know it just […]

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14
Mar
2013

Entrepreneurs,Alan Sugar and me............

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 14th Mar 2013 05:29

I was with a big group of small business owners yesterday and we got asked if we were ‘entrepreneurs’ – of course not came back the unanimous reply, we’re just small business owners. Entrepreneurs are ‘famous’ folk like Anita Roddick or Alan Sugar. I can categorically state that I would NEVER introduce myself, as ‘an […]

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08
Mar
2013

Women, manufacturing and fork-lift truck driving

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 08th Mar 2013 18:26

Today is International Woman’s Day – a global event around the world….aiming to raise the role of women. It’s even a national holiday in 27 countries. Since its birth in the socialist movement, International Women’s Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike.  Women’s organisations […]

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08
Mar
2013

A Sneak Peak of Summer

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 08th Mar 2013 10:59

Claire and I recently got wrapped up and trekked over with armfuls of bottles and Claire’s camera to take some photos of our lovely Posh Pop! We were admittedly a little apprehensive about how they would turn out, being a sip-in-the-glorious-sunshine drink. However, a sprinkle of crisp, Spring-time sun and some creative flare meant that we were snapping […]

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06
Mar
2013

Spring 2013

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 06th Mar 2013 09:46

  Yahoooo – we are very excited about seeing all the snowdrops coming through…..We love Spring here at Breckland Orchard HQ  

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01
Mar
2013

Happy St David's Day from Breckland Orchard!

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 01st Mar 2013 02:48

Happy St David’s Day! I grew up in the Wye Valley, which as I frequently explain to  isn’t ‘real’ Wales….but Welsh enough to have grown up celebrating St David’s Day and singing in the Eisteddfod at school. I grew up in a very small village called Llangwm…….between Usk and Chepstow!  I’m not sure village is […]

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