By December 2, 2011 Read More →

A thank you to Jan Minihane, home workers’ Jelly champion

Jan Minihane, home workers' Jelly championSo this morning it’s yet another case of ‘pass Jelly forward’ as Jan Minihane announces she is passing the reins of UK Jelly to Jim Drew, the host of Norfolk Jelly at The King’s Centre in Norwich.

I’d like to say a big thank you to Jan for all of her tireless work for Jelly, both in Shropshire, which she has made the most vibrant Jelly county in the UK, and also in helping people set up Jellys all over the UK and in France.

The BIG Jelly was Jan’s idea and although as a co-organiser I’m entirely biased, I know I’m not alone in thinking it the most extraordinary business event I’ve ever been to, not only in terms of efficient organisation and high quality content, but in its welcome for every attendee and dedication to giving them a good day.

Jan built the UK Jelly website out of her enthusiasm for Jelly and her determination that every home worker and freelancer in the UK should have a free local coworking group within reach. She has kept the Jelly map up to date with all the new groups setting up, organisers in touch with each other through starting the UK Jelly Linkedin group, and the Jelly message going round the world with the UKJelly Twitter account. All this on a voluntary basis and in her own time while also growing her social media business and looking after her young family.

Many home workers and small business owners have benefited directly from Jan’s efforts, and I’m sure many more will do so now that Jim has taken over. I hope that those who may be wondering about taking on the role of Jelly organiser will recognise how effectively Jelly spreads good PR with no need for selling or self-promotion, and be encouraged to take part!

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