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2018 Member Survey

 
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HOT NEWS!!! MARDEN BUSINESS FORUM MEMBERSHIP IS FREE FOR THE REST OF 2018!

We hope to encourage more membership. Please help us by spreading the word and to find out what members really want, we have included a survey for you to fill in. We appreciate your time and would be grateful if you could submit by end of july. This should only take a few minutes. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/89G6P8B

If you no longer wish to receive communication from the business form, please email us: committee@mardenbusinessforum.com

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Rural Business Forum – July 2018

 
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Rural Business Forum Event
12th July / 12:30pm – 3pm
Kenward Conference Centre, Kenward House,
Kenward Road, Yalding, ME18 6AH

Discussing

Post-Brexit arrangements and the Seasonal Labour Market
Rural Crime & Fraud Awareness
Legal and Commercial Business Preparations for Brexit

With

George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food
Matthew Scott, Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent
Peter Jones, Kenward Trust Social Enterprise Manager
Gullands Solicitors
Alex Douglas, Barclays Digital Engagement Champion

Attendance is free but places are strictly limited and must be
reserved to assure a seat will be available.
To reserve your seat, please email katy.allen@parliament.uk or call 020 7219 7107

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July 2018 Newsletter


 
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July 2018 Newsletter

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Certificate of Excellence

Fair View Bed & Breakfast have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2018!

Congratulations from all in the MBF for this wonderful achievement.

Marden in Bloom

The following companies have generously sponsored Marden in Bloom this year:

These donations help to keep the Marden in Bloom project going and we will be use by replacing the village planters with plants in the Autumn
when we will advertise the sponsors, buying more bulbs to plant in open spaces and for another project next year such as the School Project.

Can we also thank the Business Forum for distributing our leaflet with the new Business Directory.

With very many thanks.
Anne Boswell
Chairman of Marden in Bloom

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.

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Marden Neighbourhood Plan

We have been asked to circulate the news that the Neighbourhood Plan is now complete and encourage everyone to consult it.
The full plan is available at the Parish Council Offices at the Memorial Hall, the Library, the Medical Centre and various other venues in the village.
It is also available on line via
www.mardenkent-pc.gov.uk
There are two Consultation Open sessions on 13th July between 6pm and 8pm and Saturday 14th July between 9am and 12noon in the John Banks Hall at Marden Memorial Hall.
The Steering Group would be grateful to receive your views to ensure the plan represents the best interests of Marden.

Marden Resident

The MBF have received this letter, from a resident in Lime Tree Close, can any Member enlighten us?

During the last three years we have lived here, about this time of year, just when you can have the windows fully open, someone/company burns something that smells like plastic.
This is always done around 2am and lasts for a couple of hours. Difficult to point a finger at anyone but it would seem reasonable to suppose that it is coming from the industrial area in Pattenden Lane.
Could I ask you to contact your members and either try to establish who is doing this or at least make them aware of the environmental effects this has?

If you can help, please contact committee@mardenbusinessforum.com

Marden Childrens Centre

Hello, My name is Kasha and I am the new Manager of Marden Children Centre at Goudhurst Road.
We are planning an event for our families, targeting those who are in need of support.
The event will take place on the 8th of August 2018 from 11-1pm at the Cockpit area.
If you would like to get involved by supporting us, please contact me directly on kasha.deverny@kent.gov.uk
Looking forward to hearing from you
Kind Regards,
Kasha Sotgiu de Verny

Cleaning Services

Is there any one in the forum that undertakes cleaning services?
On behalf of the Marden Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Club I have been tasked with getting contractors to clean the temporary facilities and showers etc, this will expand into the weekly cleaning of the proposed new building when it is finished.

Please email me direct if this is something you are interested in,
Kind regards,
John Helesfay – Alter Image (john@alter-image-uk.com)

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 2nd August to be included in the August newsletter.
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Anno Event – June 2018

 
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21st June / 6-8pm
Anno Distillers
Unit 4 Crest Industrial Estate, Pattenden Lane

It’s one not to be missed. G+T on arrival, followed by a tour of the gin distillery (usually £12 each) and a buffet supper. Places are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so please RSVP to event@mardenbusinessforum.com as soon as possible.

6.00 – 6.30: Welcome drink and networking
6.30 – 7.00: Meet Patience, description of making Kent Dry Gin and progress of Anno Distillers Ltd
7.00 – 8.00: Cold buffet and networking

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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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GDPR Data Preferences

Please complete this form to update your GDPR preferences on how the Marden Business Forum stores and handles your data.

First, we need to identify you:

Company Name:
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As well as managing your data preferences, under GDPR you may request a copy for the data that the Marden Business Forum stores for you, as well as requesting the deletion of that data.

February 2018 Newsletter

 

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February 2018 Newsletter

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Thinking of buying an electric car?

THINKING OF BUYING AN ELECTRIC CAR BUT CHARGING COULD BE A PROBLEM!!

Not everyone can park their car near enough their house/flat to be able to charge the car over night.
COMING THIS SPRING TO STANLEYS OF MARDEN (ALBION ROAD)
2 FAST CHARGE PARKING BAYS, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CHARGE ANY ELECTRIC CAR WITH AN 80% CHARGE IN UNDER 20 MINUTES.

Re-launch of Anno Distillers’ crowdfunding campaign
Anno Distillers’ have re-launched their crowdfunding campaign on the Seedrs platform, seeking a total raise of £450K to fund sales growth.
This new campaign started on 30JAN18 and we already have 71% of the target (£319,106) pledged, mainly from investors remaining with us from our first campaign.
We would be delighted to welcome new investors to share the exciting journey ahead and anyone interested can view the campaign via links on the Anno Distillers website
(annodistillers.co.uk),or through the link below:
www.seedrs.com/anno-distillers-limited1
Alternatively please contact the distillery on 01622 833278 if you wish to find out 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.

Don’t forget to LIKE the Marden Business Forum on Facebook.All events and reminders are on our page.
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Turners Cider in top 3 of Taste of Kent Awards
Phil and May Turner, of Turners Cider, Marden were delighted to hear the news last week that they are finalists in the Taste of Kent Awards.

“What a great way to start a Monday morning! It was a complete surprise, and we are delighted and very proud to be in the top 3 finalists in the ‘Kent Cider or Perry of 2018’ category for our Elderflower Cider.
It is fantastic that good quality cider is being recognised in this way and it is a win for all small producers.”

http://www.tasteofkentawards.co.uk/top-3/

New Directory Listings
In December we sent every forum member a copy of their details as they will appear in the new directory (A-Z section, and classifieds).

A big thank you to those who have already returned their forms, but there are many still outstanding.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR DETAILS ASAP
We don’t want to print inaccurate information!

New Directory Adverts
We are preparing the 2018 Business Directory, which will be distributed to every business and household in the Marden Parish.

As part of your annual membership, your business will be listed in the A-Z section of the directory, and in up to 4 categories within
the classified section of the directory.

Why not make your business stand out with your own design of advert. We have various options for advertising available,
at the same great value prices as last year:

Size Price
Your logo on front cover* £20.00
Quarter page (60mm x 85mm) £40.00
Half page (125mm x 85mm) £60.00
Full page (125mm x 180mm) £120.00
Inside back cover* (150mm x 210mm) £150.00
Back cover* (150mm x 210mm) £300.00

* Ballot if more companies interested than space allows for

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 1st March to be included in the March 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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October 2017 Update

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Fire Station Special Event
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


Marden Parish Council
RE: Southons Field, 4th November 2017

Is there anyone at the Business Forum that could lend the Parish Council some suitable ground covering for pedestrian access to Southons Field for 4th November 2017? The measurements are 12m wide x 2.4m long.

Thanking you in anticipation
Erika Lock, Assistant Parish Clerk
01622 832305 / assistantclerk@mardenkent-pc.gov.uk


Maidstone Borough Council
The Business Terrace – Upcoming events

  • 18th October – HSBC strategies for Growth event
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=213
  • 19th October – Family Law and Mediation Networking
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=215
  • 19th October – GDPR Cyber security @ The Business Terrace
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=202
  • 24th October – Breakthrough in branch @ Santander
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=209
  • 1st November – Intro to Lean and 5s @ The Business Terrace
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=211
  • 9th November – Building a sustainable business @ The Business Terrace
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=206
  • 15th November – Kent Constructing excellence
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=190
  • 21st November – Disputes: avoidance and resolution @ The Business Terrace
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=201
  • 22nd November – what does fire safety mean to you?
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=189
  • 8th December – Kent choices Maidstone exhibition
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=214
  • 18th January – Timeless principles of exceptional businesses @ The Business Terrace
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=208

For further information, please contact:
Gabrielle Collins
Economic Development Assistant
Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ
t 01622 239 300 w www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk

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October 2017 Newsletter

 
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Allo Allo

Marden Theatre Group are proud to announce their next production “Allo Allo” taking place at the Marden Memorial Hall on Thursday 26th October, Friday 27th October and Saturday 28th October. Doors open at 18.30 and the performance will start at 19.30. Cash bar available.

Tickets are available now from P&P Signs or the Marden Theatre Group website

For more up to date information, please like the Marden Theatre Group page and find the event at:
mardenbusinessforum.com/marden-theatre-group

We are looking for businesses who would like to advertise in our Marden Theatre Group A4 full colour programme for our Allo Allo production.

  • Full Page Cover and Inside Cover – £100.00
  • Full Page – £75.00
  • Half Page – £40.00
  • Quarter Page – £25.00

Please email info@mardentheatregroup.co.uk with your requirements. Thank you for your support. Rachel, Marden Theatre Group

A new event for your Diary!

On Thursday 9th November. We have been invited as a Forum to have a look around our Local Fire Station, see their equipment and meet the crew.

There will be a BBQ on site, organised by West End Tavern.

Event This Thursday

A few places left

Update on the Economy
12th October / 6-8pm
The Unicorn, High Street, Marden

Business planning would be so much simpler if only we had a crystal ball or access to someone who knows what has happened and what is most likely to happen next.

Marden Business Forum are delighted to welcome as our guest on Thursday 12th October at the Unicorn, Our Man at the Bank of England, Phil Eckersley.

“Our Man” because he is the Bank’s Agent for the South East and the conduit for economic intelligence between us and the Governor of the Bank.

There will be a free buffet for MBF members served between 6pm and 8pm too.

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

Harry & Chris at The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone

Harry and Chris join us on Saturday 28th October in the Exchange Studio and the show starts at 7.30pm. They join us after sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry Baker and Chris Read bring their unique mix of comedy, melody, poetry and best-matery to venues nationwide!

Making comedy-jazz-rap a thing, their songs range from panda repopulation to coming of age to Robot Wars, and they bring love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever.

We are delighted to be able to offer MBF Members a corporate discount of 2-4-1 on tickets. The offer code is: HC241 and please use this when booking.

Tickets can be booked online: Hazlitt Theatre, Or by calling The Hazlitt Theatre Box Office on: 01622 758611 (Mon – Sat 10:00 – 16:00).

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 2nd November to be included in November’s newsletter.
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