April 2017 – Member of the Month- Sue Patience Brown- The Patience Lounge
Profession: Owner/ Head Chef
Patience Lounge Bistro Caribbean Cafe and Catering at Arnold Business Centre Brookfield Road Arnold Nottingham NG5 7ER
I have always enjoyed cooking and seeing the joy on my family’s face after a good meal they really liked. Realizing that it gave me a lot of joy and pleasure, dreaming one day cooking is what I will do for a living.
But before that dream became a reality I was working has a qualified Psychotherapist the Operations Manager for a Charity supporting survivors of incest and sexual abuse.
Very demanding but rewarding work. Whilst listening to people’s very sad past they would ask what is there after therapy? Where can I go to meet like minded people? How can I continue to build my confidence and empowerment?
These questions always stuck in my mind.
After many years supporting 100s of clients and managing 70 counsellors the time was right for me to leave, and support survivors after therapy.
I found an amazing unit that was private with free car park very secure the cctv cameras in the evening in Arnold Nottinghamshire area. Bizspace where the landlords I went to look round this one unit was perfect.
It took me 3 months to make the unit fit for purpose with the help of my adult children and friends, Patience Lounge was created.
I serve fresh home made Caribbean food and English . Our dishes include Jerk Chicken , Curry Mutton with rice and peas, plantain, Salted fish with Ackee, bacon/sausage cobs and a full English breakfast. My daughter makes all our cakes with an array of gluten free options too.
We are open ( Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm – 3pm on a Saturday) serving food to the general public and all are welcome.
We also have a successful catering service providing amazing buffet food for conferences business lunches, private parties and weddings.
However the Bistro Cafe was an aim to fund the main reason for my dream.
My dream was to create a Safe Haven, a friendly comfortable place for Survivors of Sexual abuse and Domestic Violence suffers to come and let their hair down.
Thrivers Hub is a closed group it runs on a Wednesday evening for now, at the start members have some delicious food cooked by myself whilst talking and making friends. Later we have a speakers who volunteer their time to talk to the members about positivity, well-being, moving forward getting back into work, safe dating and many other topics.
The session finishes with checking how everyone is feeling and what they have taken from that evenings session.
Biz space http://www.bizspace.co.uk/spaces/nottingham-arnold the landlord based in Arnold provides us with their conference room to use when we have members of the general public coming to listen to one of our great talks as this gives us more room.
Patience Lounge Thrivers Hub changes people’s lives allows survivors the freedom to be apart of something quite incredible building their own dreams with the help of others in a safe environment.
If you would like to try some of my Caribbean delightful food just pop in, if you know someone who would like to be a member of the Thrivers Hub age 16 years up give them my phone number or email address.
If you would like to rent a unit or room from Bizspace for your Business- Patience Lounge can provide your Buffet you will also receive 20% discount.
March 2017- Member of the Month—Leighton Sharp- APC Accountants
Profession: Accountant in practice- lives locally in Arnold
Contact Details: Office: 01623 657111
Mobile: 07760 888752
I am passionate about helping businesses grow and become sustainable. I do this by putting systems in place, to reduce the increasing administrative burden on business owners, so that they can focus on what they are best at, which is their business. I also actively communicate with businesses, so that I can identify where they can save money and claim the tax allowances that they are entitled to. By understanding my clients more, I can help them more.
At ApC we believe that we can save any business some tax.
Challenge me and my team to save you tax.
If your accountant is not talking to you about recent and upcoming changes to businesses, such as auto enrolment, digital reporting, more information in company accounts, I would be happy to have a chat with you.
The services we also offer are Audit & assurance work, Year-end accounts, Management accounts, Prepare and submit VAT returns, Payroll, Personal & corporate tax, CIS returns, Business Advice.