Chair:'Before we finish, I'll briefly go over what we have decided. Firstly, due to concerns about the increasing cost of the new washing powder project, the project will be put on hold until the next meeting.
Simon is going to take care of reviewing the project's budget to see where we can make cuts, the aim is to reduce its overall budget by 15%. Simon will also liaise with both the Finance and the R & D departments to make sure that everything is covered. He will present his recommendations at the next meeting.
Sally is going to speak with the chemical supplier about obtaining a bigger discount or better terms on the price we'll pay for their product. I'm taking over from Ken for resolving the continuing problems that we have had with the IT network, whilst he's in China. I'm going to contact their service manager tomorrow and I'll update you by Friday at the latest.
Does anybody have anything more to add?
No? OK. Let's talk about when we should have the next meeting. Does anybody have any objections to holding the meeting here, on Thursday the twenty second at 2.30 in the afternoon?'
Attendee One:'I'm afraid that I'm tied up on that afternoon, I have a client visit at 3pm. Could we make it a little earlier?'
Attendee Two:'I'm afraid that I can't make it on Thursday at all. How about on the Wednesday at the same time?'
Chair:'Well, I'm ok with Wednesday. Does anybody have any objections?
No? Perfect. So we'll provisionally have the next meeting on Wednesday the twenty first at 2.30 in the afternoon. I'll confirm it in a couple of days.
Well I think that we've covered everything. I'll send you a copy of the minutes tomorrow morning. I'm sorry that the meeting has run over, but we have had a lot to talk about. Thank you all for coming today and we'll see each other in two weeks time.'