Thoughts from October 2006

and the winners are...


We won a prize. We were competing against some very big companies like Unilever and Nestle to win the Sir Ian MacLaurin Award for Supply Chain Excellence at the 2006 IGD Food Industry Awards and we did it.


It was awarded to "the company that has had a quantifiable impact on the supply chain, demonstrating a major step-change over and above everyday trading requirements, with innovative, sustainable initiatives." What this means is that we make the right amount of smoothies, deliver them on time to the right place, pretty much 100% of the time, without screwing up. It's probably the toughest thing about making fresh drinks - making sure that we make the right amount and that they get into your hands with no discernible hiccups. The fact that we've been recognised for doing it well is something that makes us proud.

And it makes us especially proud of our Operations team, who make all of this possible. They work their backsides off and this was just reward.

They were a little tender on Thursday.

the ladies (and Jon)

the gents

stuff that happened today

Some of us went on a course to learn a bit more about creative writing. We like writing.


We read the manuscript for a new book about innocent that will be published before the end of the year. We like books.


And Shrimp wore his new innocent superhero outfit. We like his new superhero outfit.


a place to put your woolly hats

A quick note to say that there's now a Supergran flickr group. So if you're knitting some hats, take a few pictures of your good work and post them up there pronto. There will be a prize for the finest photo - £100 each for the best three shots. Get knitting (and snapping).

a picture of Laura doing her knitting from the flickr group

in danish


Adam escaped from the bikebox to be interviewed by some Danish people from Erhvervs Bladet. If you understand Danish, you're in luck. The rest of us can only imagine what Adam said to them (probably some stuff about fruit, drinks, etc).