Lane is the monthly newsletter of the Salisbury
and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry
incorporating The South Wilts Business Club. An
extract is reprinted below:
was registered on 28th January 1999 and is
effectively the date on which Richard Parsons
began his business as an Internet Services
is the eldest son of West Dean farmer, the late W.J.L.
Parsons. Educated at Chafyn Grove in Salisbury
and at Queen's College, Taunton, Richard mastered
the skills of farming with tractor and plough
during the 1970s. In the 1980s he milked and
managed dairy cows and, later, practised as a
Financial Planning Consultant. During the 1990s
he has mastered the application of computers in
the fast moving world of information and
forward Richard sees the Internet offering
solutions to many of the locality's problems. In
the 21st Century on-line shopping will be the
norm and the daily commute to the office will be
replaced by the online workplace. Video
conferencing will be the means by which
businesses communicate and printed information
will be available on demand. Road congestion will
fall and redundant farm buildings will find a new
lease of life as rural business centres.
aims to be at the forefront of these developing
technologies. Richard is keen to form business
relationships with other local businesses that
share this vision for the future. As the handbook
for the human condition says: 'Where there is no
vision, the people perish.' Proverbs Ch.29 v.18.
find out more about FirstAlpha contact Richard on
Tel: 01794 341405.
Chamber Committee Members:
Richardson of Magic Marketing, Tel: 01722 790421.
Jean Jones of Ace Spray, Tel: 01722 324215.
Bill Gray of Midland Bank, Tel: 01722 313131.
Alan Merrett of Merpen Accounting, Tel: 01980
Stewart Kay of Scratchers Animal Care, Tel: 01722
Tricia Murphy of Cravenplan Computers Ltd, Tel:
John Foster of J T Foster & Co, Tel: 01202
Steve Fryer of The Dog Whisperer, Tel: 01722
Kevan Tidy of David H N Davies Solicitor, Tel:
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