Old and new

I’m at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Sheffield this evening, after a 6-hour drive during which I connected by (hands-free) phone to clients, Team and friends.
The day began at 7.00am with a post-weekend email catch-up and a chance to sit and think about what I want to achieve in a busy week of travel ahead.
I’ll be journeying around the UK until Friday night:

  • Practice visit tomorrow
  • Meeting with client to discuss progress on a new implant centre tomorrow evening
  • Visit to a different and newly completed implant practice on Wednesday
  • And then a gig Wednesday evening at the official opening of a new dental laboratory
  • Thursday practice visit
  • Friday full-day workshop with specialist ortho practices at the Head Office of 3M Unitek

A full and exciting week.
This evening it’s a bar snack and emails at the hotel – one of the original great British Railway hotels of the 19th Century – my room is palatial.
The hotel bar is Victorian splendour.
An interesting contrast – Windows Vista on the table and a pint of Worthingtons from the bar.


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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.