RETURNING from a summer break, Concrete Cattlemen – a group of local MK business leaders – met for their monthly business lunch at Galloways of Woburn last week.

After enjoying welcome drinks and a two-course lunch, Alistar welcomed their first speaker Graham Wylie.

The chairman of Puzzle Centre – a charity delivering early intervention for young children with autism – spoke about working with a number of local organisations to help them secure this dream. 

He also spoke in depth about his intentions to open a centre in MK during World Autism Awareness week.

Graham brought along mum Louise Gregory to the group, to let guests hear first-hand how the charity helps families of autistic children.


He said: “What better way to hear about what Puzzle does, than from a mum.” 

Louise’s son Zachary was diagnosed with autism when he was one and a half years old. 

Looking for expert help, Louise found the charity by searching on Google and turned to them for support. 

She told the business lunch at Galloways of Woburn: “Puzzle Centre has just opened up our world.”

Zachary started with Puzzle Centre at the age of two and Louise has found that he quickly responded.

She added: “Our life would not be what it is today without Puzzle Centre”.

Hosted by the Woburn restaurant, monthly guests are invited to speak at the Concrete Cattlemen business lunch to share knowledge and experiences with the local leaders of businesses in and around Milton Keynes.
Former speakers include Lady Mary Archer, Dame Cleo Laine, Edwina Currie, Sir Ian McGeechan, Neil Back MBE, Sir Edward Tompkins, Budge Rogers OBE and MP of MK South, Iain Stewart.
Alastair Brooks, Co-founder and Chairman of the Concrete Cattlemens Club, said: “Our members include former speakers plus leading figures in the business world of Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.
“We are grateful to Galloways of Woburn, our current home, for looking after us with such attentive hospitality.”
Galloways of Woburn has become a popular place for business functions following the renovation of our Stag-themed function room and the option to hire out the entire restaurant for events. We will design a personalised menu just for you to cater for all your staff or clients’ needs.