Thursday, 9 June 2011

Big Charity Breakfast Supports Macmillan

More than 60 local businesses gathered at Norwich Cathedral Refectory on Thursday, June 9 for Breakaway Business Networking’s Big Charity Breakfast in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The breakfast raised £300 for Macmillan, part of Breakaway’s commitment to raise £1000 for the charity’s Norfolk Business Challenge.

Jon Batchelor, Commercial Director AID Rope Access was guest speaker. Jon explained the benefits of Breakaway membership, notably business referrals and easy access to suppliers within a supportive business environment.

“I have been a member of Breakaway for 18 months and value the friendship of the group enormously,” said Jon Batchelor. “We moved our base earlier this year and having office equipment, stationery, print, marketing and telephone solutions suppliers on tap really eased the process. It was also very helpful to have friendly advice from other members during what was quite a stressful time.”

Kate Wilde, Director of Engage with Business and Chair of Breakaway Business Networking said: “We had a very productive business breakfast and raised a useful sum for Macmillan, made new contacts and hopefully recruited some new members to our group.”

Breakaway Business Networking meets every Thursday morning for breakfast at Norwich Cathedral Refectory. The group is independent and comprises members from the Norwich and Norfolk business community. For more information see or contact Mark Thair Reef Recruitment, tel. 01603 264964, email

Picture left to right: Kate Wilde, Helen Chapman Macmillan Cancer Support and Jon Batchelor.