Men in White Overalls – be afraid!

When I returned from my travels, I was lead into a false sense of security by the tropical climate that we had in April. True to form the English weather did not disappoint – this week up on the top of Cragg Vale has been windy!!

Thankfully I am sat inside with a nice cup of tea and a central heating system while the “men” have been out working hard.

Windy Weather

After threats were made I unfortunately left my steel cap boots at home and let everyone else put on the white overalls and work in the rain! This week it was a huge team effort (bar me!) to remove the entire roof from one of the units. This was done with some professional help to ensure all of the old material was correctly disposed of. Fair play to everyone who got out in the wind and the rain it was a dirty job but someone had to do it!

In other news this week, we are meeting the marketing company tomorrow to discuss finalising the logos and names for the various businesses so I’m really excited to see what they have come up with!

We are currently in the process of establishing websites for the business park and once established the blog will be moving to there but in the mean time I would love to hear any questions or opinions you all have on the future development of this place!

Jessica x



Learning the importance of Social Media!

And then there was …man power!

Man Power

This week a lot has happened up on the site, the place has been changing every day! I’m certainly getting a feel for how this place is going to look when it’s all finished. I’ve put some pictures up so you can all see how the site looks at the moment. There are lots of people working here now moving, digging, driving trucks and cleaning out poultry manure! All the big bulk feeding hoppers came down this week which was quite impressive so now.

The building at the bottom of the site is going to be called Thornber Energy (subject to Planning approval) which gives Ralph Thornber a platform to delve back into the oil business once more. The house at the top of the road has been sand blasted and the windows have been pushed out so looks really impressive (I’m sure some of you will have noticed it already!). This house is where the main office for the site will be based.all the buildings are ready to be repaired.

This week we have been flying round to lots of meetings so my brain is definitely seeking more space but it’s all really exciting and I’m learning more and more everyday. However slightly concerned at Chas asking me to pull on a pair of overalls for all hands on deck on Monday! (!!) So watch out for that update next week!


I now have a facebook group and twitter page called “The Craggs” where I will upload some more pictures and discussions. Let me know if you have any questions about what’s happening!!

Jessica x


This is worth a read- the positive effects that social media can have on your business!

Everything happens for a reason!

So this is me, just returned from 6 months travelling around New Zealand and Australia. I have spent the past 4 years working as a singer and dancer in a variety of countries and have finally returned home to Since recovering from jetlag and various travelling ailments I was approached by a certain Mr Thornber for a new job prospect! He informed me that his daughter (Heidi Bingham) and her husband (Chris Bingham) were going into business together and buying the old Turkey Lodge at Cragg Vale! They were to turn this run down farm into a super duper, brand spanking new business park and wanted me to come on board as PA for them!

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