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Members Evening – 6 Days!

Marden Business Forum – Members Evening on 3rd October 2013  

6 days
Until Members Evening!

Dear Members,

Just a reminder that on 3rd October (next Thursday), at 6pm is the 2013 members ‘Meet & Greet’ evening.

The event, hosted by John Warnett of BBC Radio Kent, is being held in the Stile Bridge Pub, Staplehurst Road, Marden, Kent, TN12 9BH

There will be a raffle and a buffet will be served for members and their guest, so if you would like to attend please RSVP to

Kind Regards,
Steve Ford
Secretary – Marden Business Forum

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Events Executive at Wellbeing People

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Company: Wellbeing People trading as Water for Work & Home Ltd
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Members Evening – 3 October 2013


The meet & greet evening was a great success.  A really good evening for networking and getting to know fellow members.  As well as many members speaking about their businesses, John Warnett gave an interesting insight into the life of a radio presenter and Kirsten Gower of K College spoke about the benefits of recruiting local students.

Many thanks for the Stile Bridge for hosting the event and putting on an excellent buffet for us.

K-College Speaker KD Electrical Liz Stanley


Come along to meet your committee and fellow members over a welcome drink and free buffet, hosted by John Warnett of BBC Radio Kent.

The event is being held at the Stile Bridge Pub, Marden on 3rd October 2013 commencing at 6:00pm

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Ghana-Rama – Saturday 12th October

Saturday 12th October           19:30 – 23:00

For more information contact or click here (Ghana-Rama Flyer)

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Does your business have a minibus, or do you drive one for others?

Watch out for changes to driver requirements by September 2013

Businesses are being reminded that it is necessary for drivers of goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and minibuses with over 8 seats, to undertake at least 35 hours of continued professional competence (CPC) training. This must be undertaken by 9th September 2013 for minibus drivers, and 9th September 2014 for lorry drivers. Driver CPC is a requirement for lorry and minibus drivers who drive professionally throughout the UK. It has been developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional drivers throughout their working life.

All existing minibus drivers who hold a full valid category D, D1, D+E or D1+E will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training by 9th September 2013. All existing professional drivers who hold a full, valid category C, C1, C+E, or C1+E license (all over 3.5 tonnes) will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training by 9th September 2014. New drivers holding the above license categories will have to complete the 35 hours requirement within 5 years of the date of their initial training.

If you hold both D and C category licenses then you will only need to complete one course of 35 hours periodic training every five years, not 35 hours for each category. If you drive in both categories you must have completed your 35 hours by 9th September 2013 to continue driving D category (minibuses over 8 seats).

If you have drivers with the above category equivalent from other EU Member States, the periodic training must be completed in the country of employment or residence i.e. the U.K.

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Hours: A full time position, although we would consider part time / job share.

Application open from: 7 August 2013
Application closing date:  16 August 2013
How to Apply:   email or   Tel 01622 834314 and speak to Will Williams – General Manager

Credit Controller at Edgar’s Water

Job Title:   Credit Controller
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Factory Operative at Airclean Ltd.

Job Title:   Factory Operative
Job Description:   Factory Operative
Hours:   Mon -Thurs  8am to 5pm and Friday 8am to 1pm

Pay: Minimum Wage
Application open from: 1 August 2013
Application closing date:  15 August 2013
How to Apply:   Telephone for Application form on 01622 832777 or email:

Marden Business Forum Networking – Today at 5.00


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Dear Members

Just a final reminder that we have a networking event at 5.00pm today at the Air Ambulance headquarters at Pattenden Lane (just behind Scarab’s office).

We have a free buffet which is being catered by Mark at the Style Bridge Pub.
Come an enjoy an nice ice cold beer, fruit juice or glass of wine if you prefer with the buffet whilst we get to hear a little about the fantastic work of the Air Ambulance. The Marden Business Forum is all about exclusively promoting Marden and Marden Businesses. We are really proud that Marden is the home of the Kent Air Ambulance and this is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes of this lifesaving operation.

Come and chill out and relax with fellow members for an hour or two. Guests / partners, new members are all welcome.

Please note the slightly earlier than usual start time. The event will finish at 7.00 to coincide with the end of the helicopter shift.

(An email to will help towards catering arrangements)

Hope to see you later


David Burton – MBF Chairman

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