Competitive as always, on Shrove Tuesday we challenged our neighbours with whom we share the former Post-Office building to a pancake race. The event took place outside on George Street and involved two teams, each with three members in a relay around the monument and back along the side of the State Cinema. As you can see from the picture, the TLS team included our Student Ambassador Receptionist Kaitlyn along with Chloe, our newest recruit on the right.
Chloe, who first came to the shop as a member of the Next Top Boss cohort, has joined as the new Apprentice Receptionist and will be working both at the TLS and our big sister, the Barking Learning Centre. As Chloe lives locally, she'll hopefully also be taking on the responsibility of watering this year's potato crop on the weekends; a strategy which we think will bring the Thurrock Potato Growing Challenge Cup back to it's rightful home.
Next Thursday morning is the 1st Birthday of the Thurrock Network Group at the TLS. Organised by Louise of Dotty Hippo Design in conjunction with Knowledge Thurrock Innovation Associates and the Federation of Small Businesses the network has been organised by local businesses for local businesses. Research into Innovation and SMEs shows that good networking is a key to growth, referral sales and also offers local entrepreneurs the opportunity to share experiences, intel and challenges. Local MP Stephen Metcalfe will be coming along and further details are available at http://essexfsbthurrocknetworkgroup.eventbrite.com/