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B4RN Celebrates MBEs and New Office

November 28th, 2015
Author: Chris Conder
Posted In: Latest news

Champions, volunteers and staff all got together at B4RN HQ on Wednesday 25th November 2015, to celebrate the new office, the group’s two MBEs as awarded to Barry and Chris, and the 1500 properties B4RN has now connected to gigabit community broadband!

Around a hundred guests dropped by for a grand Jacobs Join featuring hot pies from the local Butchers in Hornby, kindly donated by Walter, and the B4RN kitchen provided copious tea. Together with all the donated homemade cake and tasty nibbles it was a great celebration! An open invitation was made to all volunteers and customers alike, to always feel welcome to drop in, meet up and discuss any queries with each other or B4RN’s key staff. There was also a distribution of MBE (Members of the B4rn Empire) cards to the people who have built this network. If you are reading this, and you didn’t get your card, just drop by the office and Kristina will give you one.

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The sign on the A683 at Melling

B4RN’s offices are now even easier to find at Melling Station Yard with new roadside and building signage printed and installed by local printers Signs Express.

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Stories from out in the field from our very happy customers

One residential customer in Over Kellet used to know whether it was worth firing up her computer by looking out of her front window to see what the weather was doing with her telephone line.

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We juggle two jobs from home, and it’s just been a game-changer. Just sign up! It’s the best internet service I’ve ever received, and I’ve moved a thousand times!
Georgiana, Dentdale
It has allowed us to improve our farm business through the implementation of Wi-Fi heat detection ankle bands on our herd, and thus improving our business productivity.
Heather Whalley, Farmer
OMG it is amazing! I don’t want to go back to London, which was faster than here, but not now! Just to say a BIG THANK YOU to all you guys, what a great thing you are doing. I’m shocked not everyone is signing up!
Customer in Norfolk
After lambing 1300 ewes a good film is what I want to watch and because we have B4RN that is no problem. Just enables me and my family to get on.
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