Blog #27 – Continuing our ‘2nd Birthday in the office’ celebrations… I have dug out the very first ‘LRB Trophies’ photo I took to advertise a posting on ebay – (this is it shown above) – a lot has happened since posting that photo online. In April 2013, when we celebrated the business actual birthday (we ran from April to August 2011 as an ‘online only business’) I wrote a newspaper column that included my own answers to the ‘Top 10 Q&A’ section I did. I have reprinted these below for you to read again. ~ 10x Q&A’s I have been asked a few times about my own answers to my Big 10 questions, so as it’s a special time for us, here they are: 1, One way Selby can be improved easily or cheaply. Free Parking, even if it is just a few days of the week, if the powers that be can get the people into the town centre, it is up to the businesses to do the rest. 2, If I gave you £100, how would you spend it within your company? A nice dinner for my family who help run the business or listen to all the positives and negatives we have each day. 3, If I gave you £1 million to improve Selby, How would you spend it? Hopefully the old Do it All site would be available for some of that money, I would change it into two parts, first would be a ‘In Shops’ indoor market for new or small traders to test out the water before setting up in business. On the other side create a ‘ramps and skater foam pit’ so our local teenagers have somewhere to hang out and burn off some energy. We also need a new and modern football site as football is such a big sport in this area. 4, Selby’s main tourist attraction? Everyone so far has given the Abbey as the answer, which is true, so I might have to change the question soon. (perhaps the Selby Times Readers could send in suggestions?) 5, One reason for a shopper to visit Selby. Lots of local independent shops and businesses who don’t have to go on courses to learn about ‘customer service’ as they already know it. 6, How many hours do you work each week? Each week is different depending on the Deadlines for our orders & deliveries. 7, One reason to be proud of Selby. It is improving all the time. I have been to far worst places during my travels. 8, One thing you would change about Selby? Give more power and funding to groups such as the Selby Chamber and Selby Hands of Hope so that they can spend the money on projects quickly without any red tape. 9, Will you still be trading in Selby in 5 years time? Hopefully yes, Selby will be my HQ. 10, Best way to unwind locally. I support and help run Cliffe FC, but sometimes I’m not able to unwind when we lose! I also like to take my 2 year old daughter to feed the ducks and horses in the local area.