Barry Albin OBE is the owner and Chairman of FA Albin & Sons, the world renowned Funeral Director and Undertakers with whom he’s been for over 45 years, since he was 13! He’s the author of several books and starred in the TV series Don’t Drop The Coffin and is, perhaps most importantly, a highly respected member of the Bermondsey community in South London.
What is the duty of a representative of a community? How do we resolve situations where interests collide? What is the role of transparency, checks and balances and how do we incorporate inclusiveness together with diversity? What is the common unity that holds a community together? These important questions underlie all of the other issues we face in modern society.
Bees, beekeeping and honey are the backdrop to our lives appearing in literature from Virgil, who used them as an analogy to society, to Winnie-the-Pooh. Around the world, they work together tirelessly and selflessly to produce sweetness for the good of their colony. Along the way they fertilise crops resulting in 1/3 of the world’s food. Tony Maggs invites us to peak into this fascinating world and shares his secret for producing what is without a doubt the best jar of honey I’ve ever eaten…
Jonny Gritt, fomer British Army Officer, works with Skill Force in raising the standards of achievement amongst youngsters often incorrectly labelled as “problem children”. Sharing his passion for life, self-discipline and inner strength he guides us to look at what we have inside us and how we can best serve our community for the well-being of all.
Guruka Singh is the founder and CEO of Sikhnet.com, the premiere Sikh Web site which is based on a highly successful new business model of horizontal teamwork and open communication. Its far-reaching and far-thinking approach is a model for the future.
Holly Fulton gets to see the raw end of many marriages as a top Florida-based divorce lawyer. She’s seen first hand how to maintain a happy and healthy marriage, how to spot the warning signs that things aren’t on track, and how to behave gracefully for the best of all concerned when it’s time to call it quits.