Graeme Leach

Our next meeting will be held on Friday 4 October 2013 at 7.45 am for 8.00 am in Alexander’s Restaurant, Best Western Scores Hotel, St Andrews. The cost of the meeting will be £10.50 per person. As usual any guest who may be thinking of joining the Club will be welcome free of charge.

We have been very fortunate in securing Graeme Leach, Chief Economist of the Institute of Directors and a well known broadcaster and media contributor.

Graeme is regarded as a foremost speaker on the UK and wider economy and his insights are often sought by the UK Government on key issues. While this is only a week or so following our previous meeting, and is at a relatively short notice, we are delighted to have been given this opportunity for Graeme to speak to the Club and it is an event not to be missed if you can make it.

Graeme will talk about ‘UK and Global Prospects in 2014’.

Tanya Ewing

Our next event will be held on 28 March at the Best Western Scores Hotel, St Andrews, at 5.30pm for 6.00pm and is a joint event of the Institute of Directors (IOD) and the St Andrews Business Club. The cost will be £12 for members and non-members of IOD. Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be provided on arrival.

This will be a presentation by Tanya Ewing, founder of Ewgeco.

Tanya`s story of how she created the product and the company is a fantastic example of showing just what we can each achieve if we put our mind to it.

Tanya was a housewife in Perth thinking about she could reduce the household energy bill by being able to monitor usage in real time, rather than waiting for the quarterly bill.

To her surprise she found that there was no such product available in the market – so she decided to go about making one. It was not easy and like most new businesses it took some time to generate orders.

Word of mouth recommendations helped as businesses and homeowners realised that the capability to monitor usage real time can enable changes in behaviour to be made immediately, producing some substantial savings in usage and cost.

The product enables real time measurement of the consumption of water, gas and electricity, and has variants for both the business and homeowner market.

Significant investment has been made in to the company and it is now a fully fledged operation, growing rapidly as we all feel the effects on increasing utility prices. The examples are eye-opening.

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