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Creating Positive Footprints....

Eat Well Stay Slim Seminar

This highly popular Healthy Living seminar gave members and guests an insight into exactly what to eat for tip top health. 

Led by health writer and food futurologist Lyndon Gee, along with Sandra Roycroft-Davis, founder of ThinkingSlimmer.com, and award-winning journalist Jan Fairfax

Lyndon gave a fascinating talk on food and health, explaining that it’s not what we give up that makes a difference to a healthy diet but rather what we add, such as incorporating beans & pulses into our diet

He said that given dieting is a multi-billion industry at a time when the average Brit is a stone heavier than in the 1980s it is clear diets don’t work. Lyndon gave us lots of quick tips for eating more healthily, such as using a shopping list and sticking to it! He also talked through some of his great-tasting recipes and the positive benefits of eating and enjoying good food.

Sandra reported that Thinking Slimmer is currently engaged in clinical trials. So far, success levels are exceeding expectations with people not only losing weight but also gaining healthier lives – including a number of diabetics who have gone into remission. This is an exciting breakthrough and we look forward to hearing more when the trials end later this year.

Jan  then gave us an insight into the research behind many of the food stories and health scares that abound. She cautioned us to look behind the story and discover who has conducted the research, as this can often influence outcomes.

Lyndon’s Health & Fitness magbook Eat Well Stay Slim’ was presented to each guest and Sian Lewis who wrote the nutrition info for the book was at the event to provide top nutrition tips, along with H&F Editor Mary Comber.

We then enjoyed sparkling wine and lots of Lyndon’s super healthy highly yummy food!

FSB Policy Conference

The Federation of Small Businesses hosted its conference 'Small Business and Government:delivering enterprise, growth and skills'. 

FSB members from throughout the UK met with thought leaders and policy makers at One Great George Street to debate the role small business and Government should play in developing enterprise policy.

The keynote speech from Prime Minister David Cameron covered areas of keen interest to small businesses. For example, pledging to reduce red tape with a practical 'one rule in: 2 rules out' policy which was very well received.

Most importantly, the PM was clearly open to hearing ideas and suggestions from business owners themselves on what is needed. 

Other speakers included former head of the US Small Business Administration and the Shadow Business Secretary.

During lunch the Chancellor George Osborne confirmed Government's willingness to listen to small business.

Smart Cities

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship hosted a delegation from Espoo, Finland along with Genesys Networks, for a debate and sharing of ideas on ‘Smart Cities’. 

Guests were welcomed by Lord Ahmed, then delegates heard from Dr John Potter and Nick Coutts, Chairman of Genesys.