The January Blues

JANUARY IS NEARLY OVER! Many people including myself will consider January to be the worst month of the year. Christmas is over, you have no money and you’ve let yourself go a little bit over the festive period. To make matters worse it’s freezing cold and seems to getting colder. The temperature always seems to […]

Christmas has arrived at the Hive!!

Our Christmas party took place on 7th December and we were delighted to welcome over 40 “Friends”, past and present businesses and representatives from other local organisations, to the event. There was food and drink and the famous, or infamous, Hive Christmas Quiz.  This was devised and presented by Seb and involved six rounds of […]


This all started back over a month ago when Jefferies Solicitors challenged us at the Hive to a game of football. This was something Seb and me or I were keen on and thought it could it be a great idea to take into the future. We thought we could get other businesses involved and […]

Back to reality!

The kids are back at school, a million working mothers and fathers breathe a sigh of relief as they drop little Keith and Jemima off in the school yard. Then you go back into your office and realise that actually, they weren’t that much of a handful and actually, you’d rather be running around after […]

Pokemon Go, Go, Go!

PokeMarketing, Go! So, it’s back! I can’t believe that I’m seeing the Pokemon craze once again resurface. I remember all those years ago wasting my summer holiday sat in a dark room chasing Pokemon on a 2 inch analogue screen. This is why I have to applaud Nintendo. They have managed to convince a whole […]


Networking: ‘Interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts’. This is a word that I have heard a lot since working in an enterprise centre. At first I had no idea what was meant when people were throwing around the word ‘networking’ but after some research online and first hand,  attending  […]

Let them eat cake!!!!!

Cake is a wonderful thing. I never realised quite how naughty cake is for you until I saw my Nan making it a few years ago. 1/3 sugar, 1/3 butter, 1/3 flour- It’s a dieter’s worst nightmare… but it is wonderful! Being the third Monday of the month this Monday was dubbed ‘Blue Monday’, the […]

The week when time stood still…

Just like Bees waking up from hibernation after a long winters’ sleep, our members are slowly returning to the Hive with belly’s full of pollen and ready to make some sweet honey. Others never seemed to have left. (I suspect some even ate Christmas dinner at their hot-desks!) The Hive is once again buzzing following […]


My father turned to me yesterday with a mouth full of bacon, stuffed inside a chicken, stuffed inside a turkey, stuffed inside another undisclosed animal and said: “I can’t wait to go back to work!” I have to say, I shared his sentiment. The Christmas break is always highly anticipated and much needed, but there’s […]