Guest got a healthy dose of inspiration with their eggs and bacon at November's Business Excellence Network (BEN) breakfast in Takapuna. Glorious beach views from Regatta Bar & Eatery were a stunning backdrop to the many words of wisdom shared by prolific speaker and Shore local, Bruce Cotterill. The businessman-turned-author shared anecdotes from his time as CEO of major companies across Australasia, and tips on business taken from his book, The Best Leaders Don't Shout. A raffle, networking and, of course, coffee made for an uplifting start to the day! The next BEN event - a fundraiser for the North Harbour Club's AIMES Awards - will be held in March.