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British Pie Week!

Posted on: Monday 6 March, 2017 | Filed in: Blogs, Marketing News

As well as being National Apprenticeship Week, 6th – 10th March is also British Pie Week. The British take their pies seriously so it’s no surprise there is a week dedicated to this delicacy.

In fact, this is just how seriously some people take their pies: in 2015, the ‘Make wrongly describing a casserole with a pastry lid as a pie a criminal offence’ petition earned 5,687 signatures, arguing that a ‘pie’ with a puff pastry lid is not actually a pie, and is a casserole instead.

The petition stated that: “For too long customers in pubs and restaurants have ordered what is described on the menu as a pie only to be served with casserole in a pot covered by a puff pastry lid. This is not a pie and is also curiously difficult to consume. A pie is defined by the OED as ‘A baked dish of fruit, or meat and vegetables, typically with a top and base of pastry.’ This petition urges the implementation of criminal sanctions upon the owners of food outlets that serve items described as pies without a pastry base.”

So what have pies got to do with running your business?! Well, we could talk about making sure your time (the pieces of your pie) are divided appropriately between your staff, customers, managing the business, and not forgetting leaving some time for you. And this doesn’t necessarily mean all these pieces of pie are the same size – only you can decide who gets the biggest piece of pie!

Or we could look at what others have to say, for instance: “When entrepreneurs are free to compete, they grow the pie so that everyone’s share gets larger.” John Stossel.

Or we could just think about what type of pie to have for dinner tonight – make mine a steak and ale!

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