9.00am at the Hilton Hotel in Cobham, Surrey.
We have 10 people in the room for our workshop – we are expecting 40.
There are road accidents on the M25 at junctions 8, 9 and 10 – the motorway has been closed.
Our delegates are in cars and mini-buses, stranded. Mobile phone calls coming in to say they may not be here until lunchtime in some cases.
What to do……..
I pity the couple who arrived at 8.00am – fresh and early – they are looking crestfallen.
I’m going to have start saying something soon.
It’s going to be an interesting day…..


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.