Fun, funk and fundraising

May 29, 2015

Did you hear?  As part of the Lewis-Manning 100,000 Club, we’ve committed to raising funds towards their provision of free palliative nursing care to local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Join us, during June and July, to raise funds and have some funky fun:

Coastal Comedy 26 June 15

Fri 26 June eve – Hotel Celebrity, Bournemouth

If laughing till you cry is your kind of thing, and you’re not easily offended, check out Coastal Comedy.  This month’s headliner is Jarred Christmas, as seen on Mock the Week (BBC2) and 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4).

On the night, you could win 2 pairs of tickets and make a donation to Lewis-Manning, courtesy of our funny friend (founder, host and comedian) Adrienne Coles.

Tickets are selling fast. Book yours at


Paul Kinvig - guitar

Tues 14 July eve – The Goods Yard, Broadstone

Foot-stomping, funky fun with our very own Paul Kinvig. Come along, sing along, shake your stuff – or just sit back and soak it all up.  Free event, donations to Lewis-Manning.  Listen to some of Paul’s songs here

The Goods Yard will donate some of the profits from a special ‘Food and Funk Menu’, should you wish to eat as well.  Email to book your place.



About Lewis-Manning Hospice

The hospice promotes acceptance, hope and peace of mind in a safe and calming environment, helping people live well through their illness and beyond.

Patient's rooms overlook the view

Patients’ rooms overlook the view

A reminder life really is worth living

A reminder that life really is worth living

Renowned for its fantastic views, Lewis-Manning helps around 700 local people each year to LIVE with their illnesses and offer both physical and emotional support – from Better Breathing clinics to arts and craft classes.

Over the year, we’re committed to raising £1,000, which will pay for:

  • 10 days in day hospice,
  • 20 group physiotherapy sessions for 10 people,
  • 40 sessions of complimentary therapy, or
  • 100 three course lunches with wine – because sharing good food together is one of the keys to a life well lived.

Lewis-Manning is a registered charity, regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission.

Welcome to Paul Kinvig

May 29, 2015

We are delighted to welcome Paul Kinvig into our growing and talented team.

Paul profile photoWith a background in media and economic development/ sector growth, including 11 years at MD/ Chief Exec level, Paul is passionate about being a catalyst for change, asking killer questions and seeing awareness and excitement grow in individuals & teams as they realise their potential for growth.

As Facilitator & Coach, Paul’s key role with Aspirin Business Solutions will be creating that awareness and belief through key note speeches, group workshops and occasionally one to one coaching to release the potential in both people and businesses.

Paul combines his coaching and listening skills with his extensive experience of business and local economy, to create powerful results in leadership development, presentation skills and adapting for change.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Aspirin Business Solutions team and work with businesses who are excited and committed about achieving sustainable growth,” Paul says. “Where businesses that have a clear vision, strong leadership and great teams are allied with motivated and committed staff, their potential for growth is significant and exciting,” adding, “I am really looking forward to working with them and supporting them on their individual journeys”.

Susannah Brade-Waring, MD of Aspirin Business Solutions says, “We are very excited to welcome Paul into our team. Not only will he bring added strength to the business, both in terms of the capability to win and deliver work, he’s already made a valuable contribution to developing the business strategy.

Selecting the right person based on their values, motivation and skill was crucial for this appointment because it reflects not only the credibility and USP of the business, but also our continued ability to deliver the same high quality of work and experience for our clients as we grow”.

Next Seminar at Synergy Farm Health – 24 June

May 21, 2015

The June Seminar will be hosted by our large animal veterinary clients, Synergy Farm Health.  This event will be held at their premises in Evershot, West Dorset, and followed by drinks at Summer Lodge in Evershot.

Synergy Farm Health

Synergy Farm Health is one of the largest providers in the country of veterinary services for large animals. Their current challenges include a drive to reduce antibiotic usage whilst maintaining herd health, within a market force which continually challenges it’s client revenue, i.e. decreasing milk prices.

This Practice includes 7 Senior Partners, and was formed by a merger of two smaller practices in 2009.  Their team includes 28 farm focussed vets who offer a holistic approach to the health, welfare and production of dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and camelids (camels, llamas and alpacas to you and me).

Head Office, EvershotProviding 24 hour care for 365 days/ year – this team provides a wide range of services including in vitro fertilisation, laboratory services, dispensary, masitits and hoof trimming.  They invest heavily in research, education and are a training practice for veterinary students, providing live-in accomodation and a lecture room at their premises in Esholt.

Aspirin Business Solutions began working with Synergy Farm Health in June 2014, through Growth Accelerator.  We’ve helped them strengthen their Senior Team, develop their 3 year strategy and implement it effectively.

This seminar promises to provide a completely different perspective on business which, as our clients know always brings benefits – whether that’s an idea that’s new in their market or a fresh way to tackle challenges.

The Seminar is free for clients and invited guests, and will be on 24 June, 5-7pm.