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Kent Air Ambulance, Goodbye Marden Event

Over the last 18 years, Marden has been home to the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, but they are moving to Rochester Airport soon. All MBF members have been invited to their Goodbye Marden event to celebrate their time here and to thank everybody for the support over the years.

 

Turners Cider – Best Kent Cider Award 2018

Kent craft cider business, TURNERS CIDER, based near Maidstone, has won the prestigious Kent Cider or Perry of the Year award for their Elderflower Cider.

Turners Cider, a family-run business, situated on an apple farm in Marden, just south of Maidstone, has scooped the top award at the Taste of Kent Awards. The awards, hosted by Produced in Kent, showcase the best of the county’s food and drinks industry. Turners had already been shortlisted in the top three after a public vote and were delighted when the Produced in Kent judges deemed them the best of the best.

The awards took place at the Kent County Showground, Detling, on 8th March 2018 with a gala dinner and ceremony. The award for Best Cider or Perry of the Year was sponsored by Wilkins Kennedy LLP.

Director of the company Phil Turner said he was delighted to win the award: “We work hard to preserve the calibre of our craft cider and we are proud that this has been recognised and pleased that so many people are enjoying our ciders across Kent and beyond. Winning this award is a real accolade for Turners Cider, but it also really helps to put the high quality cider that we produce in Kent on the UK cider map.”

Stephanie Durling at Produced in Kent said: “Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists. They should be thrilled at making it through to the final phase, as the results are always close and the judging is difficult as the standards are so high. The winners have however shone above the competition to be named the tastiest or the best. For the winners, these awards are the ultimate accolade from their customers and confirmation of their food and drink excellence.”

Turners Cider makes cider in a traditional way. They use a variety of dessert and culinary apples grown locally and produce a wide range of craft ciders. The ciders are made with 100% Kent apples and use no concentrate, no artificial flavourings, colourings or additives.

Their Elderflower Cider has already been recognised as a top cider, winning a Silver Award at the British Cider Championships in 2017 at the Bath & West Show, Somerset.

Turners Cider is stocked across Kent, Sussex and London and online. Please visit our website. If you would like to become a stockist, please contact us below for more information:
For further information please contact:
Phil Turner, Turners Cider: 07825 394164
May Turner, Turners Cider: 07786 656137
phil@turnerscider.co.uk
may@turnerscider.co.uk
www.turnerscider.co.uk

 

PRESS RELEASE – Issued:  21 March 2018

 

Marden History Group – Victim of our own success

As can be seen by visiting the Marden History Group website, the Marden Heritage Centre has landed national awards for the work done by our volunteers but, as more and more important artefacts and documents are discovered and donated by local residents, storage space inevitably becomes a major problem.

Although aware that major space saving could be achieved by digitalising our many thousands of documents, this expensive exercise has been beyond the group’s meagre financial resources. However, as part of their Centenary Celebrations Project, Paddock Wood Lions have made the generous donation of £200, specifically to launch the Marden History Group’s fund raising appeal. Marden businesses have also chipped in towards the the total of £1,500 needed.
If any other Forum members would like to contribute, this would enable digitalisation to be undertaken as soon as possible.

Attached is a photo of the presentation of the £200 cheque by Paddock Wood Lion, Rod Easter, to Eunice Doswell, Vice Chair of Marden History Group.

Colin Whittle, Marden History Group Steering Committee
Westfield, West End, Marden, TONBRIDGE, Kent. TN12 9JA

Email:colin.whittle9@gmail.com

Reminder 29-03-18

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EVENT REMINDER – THIS THURSDAY
+ NEW COMMITTEE MEETING STYLE

29th March / 5-8pm
West End Tavern, West End, Marden

Members are invited to our next Committee meeting, to be held at 5pm, 29 March at the West End Tavern, followed by a social event.

First drink half price courtesy of the MBF

Members and a guest welcome. RSVP: event@mardenbusinessforum.com

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Local Marden Distillery, announce the launch of their crowdfunding campaign

Fancy owning part of a gin distillery? Anno Distillers are embarking on a new and exciting chapter in their journey. Throughout November and December 2017, Anno will be running a crowdfunding campaign through Seedrs in order to raise £750,000 in funds to support accelerated growth.
With UK drinking habits expected to reach £1.3bn in 2020 and UK premium gin being one of the biggest winners so far, there is no better time to invest in a company growing 45% year on year and bestowed with over twenty industry awards and accolades for their super smooth spirits including Anno Kent Dry Gin.

For more information and contact details Click Here

MBF Christmas Event

14th December 6pm sharp ( Bar will be open from 5.30pm)
The West End Tavern

Help us bring the Hawkhurst Smugglers to Justice.

You’ll become the jury @
"THE WEST END TAVERN COURTROOM”
Hot food will be served as you arrive, buy a drink serve yourself food then find a seat as the play will start to unfold. It is important to be on time for this event and more important to RSVP as places will be limited.
Free for MBF’s Members and a guest.

RSVP to: event@mardenbusinessforum.com

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Marden at Christmas

Saturday 9th December

11:30am
AT THE ALLENS
Carols with the Silver Band
Morris Dancers & Wild Weald Women Sword Dancers
Refreshments served by Parish Council Elves

1:00pm
EN ROUTE TO THE MEMORIAL HALL
THE UNICORN – mince pies & mulled wine
LIBRARY – Throw a sponge at the Devil in the Stocks
MARDEN CHURCH – Soup, Xmas Tree Display & Nativity Festival
WEST END TAVERN – Turkey Burgers, Anno Gin, Hush Heath & Turner’s Cider

1:30pm – 4pm
AT THE MEMORIAL HALL
Santa’s Grotto

Craft Fayre
Refreshments served by Marden WI
BBQ Burgers & Hotdogs
Children’s Roundabout
Carols at 4pm

Free Pallets

The Little Green Energy Company:

We have various size pallets we need to get rid of.  We generally get a few a week building up in our yard down Pattenden Lane.  Really handy for fire wood or building outdoor furniture etc.  FREE to anyone who can pick up, ideally weekly or one off.

Hopsack House, Pattenden Lane, Marden
For contact details Click Here

Have you got something to shout about?
If you’ve got an event coming up, won an award, got some news to share or a vacancy to fill, then let the forum know about it!
All articles must be emailed to newsletter@mardenbusinessforum.com before 12 noon on Thursday 30th November to be included in December’s newsletter.
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Christmas Event 2017

A Christmas Event with a difference!

Thank you to the Hawkhurst Smugglers, and to the West End Tavern for hosting.

A fun evening was had by all!

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A Christmas Event, with a Difference!!!

Help us bring the Hawkhurst Smugglers to Justice.
You’ll become the jury @
“THE WEST END TAVERN COURTROOM”
on Thursday 14th December 2017 at 6.00pm sharp ( Bar will be open from 5.30pm)
Hot food will be served as you arrive, buy a drink serve yourself food then find a seat as the play will start to unfold.  It is important to be on time for this event and more important to RSVP as places will be limited.
Free for MBF’s Members and a guest.

RSVP to: event@mardenbusinessforum.com

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Marden Fire Station Event 2017

9th November

A BIG thank you to Andy Wardley and the team at Kent Fire and Rescue Service for inviting Marden Business Forum members to have a look around Marden Fire Station.

This was a great opportunity to meet our local crew and to find out about their valuable work in the community.

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Burtons – Veterinary Supplier of the Year

Burtons recently won an award for Veterinary Supplier of the Year.  They were presented with a trophy at a conference event last month.

Fire Station Special Event

This Thursday!
9th November / 6-8pm
The Fire Station, Marden

Andy Wardley of Kent Fire and Rescue Service has invited Marden Business Forum members to have a look around Marden Fire Station.
There will be a chance to meet the our local crew and to find out about their valuable work in the community.
Drinks and barbeque food are provided.

Members and a guest welcome. RSVP: event@mardenbusinessforum.com

West End Tavern Christmas Fayre Dining

West End Tavern are now taking reservations for Christmas Fayre dining during December. Parties of 2 – 20 (more by arrangement).
Please call, look us up on Facebook, pop in for a menu or visit our website. For all our contact details Click Here.

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Dog Grooming Championship 2017

What a wonderful day Pets Manor Dog Grooming had on Sunday at the British Dog Grooming Championship 2017 with Sharon and her miniature schnauzer Sydney winning their hand strip class out of 6 competitors.

Marden Farmers’ Market

12th November / 9am – 12 noon
West End Tavern, Marden

Bread, meat, sausages, cupcakes, fudge, tea, artwork, cards and much more.

Host your own MBF event?

The Marden Business Forum would like to invite you to host an event at your premises.  This is a chance to tell the story of your success, perhaps a factory/workshop tour, a ‘have a go’ or tasting, followed by buffet food and drinks. 

The Business Forum have a budget for each event which we will give you to help with costs.  The average attendance is between 30-40 people but numbers can be limited dependant on the size of your premises.

Have you got something to shout about?
If you’ve got an event coming up, won an award, got some news to share or a vacancy to fill, then let the forum know about it!
All articles must be emailed to newsletter@mardenbusinessforum.com before 12 noon on Thursday 30th November to be included in December’s newsletter.
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Marden Business Showcase 2016 Reminder

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Marden Business Showcase

NEXT WEEK – 28th July 2016

Our next event will is the ‘Marden Business Showcase’ next week on Thursday 28th July 2016 in Burtons Forecourt, Pattenden Lane, Marden TN12 9QD.

The showcase is a platform for you to show off what you produce, allow everyone to meet the owners behind the products and find out more about local services.

There is FREE entry for everyone and FREE exhibition plots available for MBF members.

The showcase will be open from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
Food and refreshments available.

There is still time to be an exhibitor! If you would like to exhibit and have renewed your forum membership for 2016, please contact David Burton at David.Burton@burtons.uk.com as soon as possible.

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Marden Business Showcase

28th July 2016

Our next event will be ‘Marden Business Showcase’, on 28th July 2016 in Burtons Forecourt, Pattenden Lane, Marden TN12 9QD.

The showcase is a platform for you to show off what you produce, allow everyone to meet the owners behind the products and find out more about local services.

There is FREE entry for everyone and FREE exhibition plots avalable for MBF members.

The showcase will be open from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
Food and refreshments available.

If you would like to exhibit and have renewed your forum membership for 2016, please contact David Burton at David.Burton@burtons.uk.com as soon as possible.

Manufactured in Marden 2014
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Diamond Jubilee Walk

The Marden Walking Group are walking the Diamond Jubilee Walk, which was featured in the Marden Business Forum 2016 Directory.

This is a great opportunity to get outside, do some light exercise and really take in and experience the Marden countryside.

The walk is taking place on Friday 24th June at 6:30pm and will start at the Library Car Park.

For more information about the Diamond Jubilee Walk, see pages 6-7 of the Marden Business Forum 2016 directory.

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