Local Business

The Unicorn – Grand Opening

Saturday 6th May
Doors open 6:30pm

Guest M.C. Former World Welterweight Champion John H Stracey.

The music of Frank Sinatra & friends performed by Aiden Kent.

National Garden Scheme at Wheelgate Nursery

Wheelgate Nursery will be open for the National Garden Scheme Charity on Sunday 21st May from 11 am to 4pm. Entry is £4 per person (children free).
Teas and a selection of homemade cakes will be available. All proceeds to National Garden Scheme Charity.
Wheelgate Nursery will be open on the day for plant sales with 10% of sales donated to the charity.
The NGS supports a variety of charities including Macmillan Nurses, Marie Curie and Perennial.

Anno has won a silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition.

Anno Distillers are delighted to announce that our high strength gin, 602, has been awarded a silver medal at the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Anno 602 was judged in the gin category, going up against many different styles of gin such as London Dry and Old Tom. This is the second award for 602 which also won the Specialist Drinks category at the 2016 Taste of Kent Awards. 602 now joins our Kent Dry Gin, which won gold at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirit Competition, as an internationally recognised, multi-award winning product.

What is a Silver Medal?

A silver medal represents “a product that is outstanding in its category. The product shows refinement, finesse and complexity. The product is amongst the best examples of their category”.

What is the SFWSC?

This was the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition; it was founded in 2000 as a way to recognize exceptional products in the spirits industry. The 2017 Competition was the biggest in its history, featuring more than 2,100 entries from all over the world. The SFWSC is considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world and medal winners represent some of the finest products from around the world. An SFWSC medal has become a recognized affirmation of high quality and one of the most reliable and universal indications of spirits excellence.

The 43 judges of the 2017 Competition are established spirits-industry experts, including:
Anthony Dias Blue (Executive Director), author, editor, publisher, and one of the most influential food, wine, and spirits writers and lifestyle personalities in the U.S.A.
Tony Abou-Ganim (Director of Judging), the Master-Mixologist, one of the leading pioneers of America’s craft cocktail movement
David Wondrich, James Beard Award–winning author and longtime Spirits Writer for Esquire Magazine
Julie Reiner, the renowned bartender who has brought New York’s Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club rave reviews and top rankings among the best bars in the world
Jeffrey Morgenthaler, of Clyde Common at Portland’s Ace Hotel, named America’s Bartender of the Year and the country’s Best Cocktail and Spirits Writer at the 2016 Spirited Awards

Notes on Anno 602

Anno 602 was originally released as a limited edition of 1000 bottles to celebrate founders Andy and Norman’s 60th birthdays. However the overwhelmingly positive response we received from consumers means that it’s here to stay.

As Anno 602 Gin was a celebratory release, we made sure that the flavour literally bursts in the mouth by combining a selection of local hops, woody botanicals, and enticing spices to give a fantastically deep over proof spirit.

Despite being 60% abv, this spirit is still delightfully smooth on the palate, yet big, bold and woody in the mouth. Enjoy the taste of 602 as the flavours of juniper, angelica root and aromatic spices unwind across your tongue before gracefully giving way to the sweet liquorice and hop after notes.

Just months after its release Anno 602 claimed the title of ‘Specialist Drinks Category Winner’ at the Taste of Kent Awards in March 2016.

It’s bold flavour make it perfect for cocktails such as a negroni with a twist of orange to garnish or if you’re more traditional – to concoct the perfect G&T pour a generous helping of chilled 602 over ice, add premium Indian Tonic water, and garnish with a twist of lemon or orange and peppercorns for an added citrusy infusion.

Tasting notes

Appearance: A clear, bright liquid.
Nose: A distinctive juniper nose, with a citrus lift and sweetness from hops and spices.
Taste: Classic juniper with bold woody notes bursting in the mouth, giving way to tantalising
Finish: Long lasting sweetness from hops, balanced with woody flavours ending with a dry lift.

Anno 602 is available in 70cl and 5cl bottles.

Notes on Anno Distillers

Hailing from the luscious green countryside of Kent, ‘The Garden of England’, Anno Distillers produce some of the finest gins and spirits to ever emerge from the county. In fact, we are the first to distil gin in the county in over 200 years, continuing the proud traditions once applied by its spirit-loving ancestors. Founded in 2011, and after much scientific endeavour, they released their signature gin into the marketplace to much acclaim in 2013. In its short time on the market, it has racked up accolades at a frenetic pace, pleasing the palettes of awards judges and consumers alike, locally, nationally and internationally.

Anno Distillers was founded in 2011 by lifelong scientists, Dr. Andy Reason and Dr. Norman Lewis. They left the Pharmaceutical industry when their Research & Development site was closed at the end of 2010 choosing to, rather than move to another part of the country, follow their passion for spirits and formed Anno Distillers in August 2011.  Science-based to our core, our name ‘Anno’ has been crafted from the Christian names of the co-founders, ANdy and NOrman.  The “A” monogram is taken from an ancient German Alchemical text and was used as the symbol to describe the process of distillation, which of course ties in beautifully with our company name. The logo, together with our strap-line ‘The Spirit of Alchemy’ nicely connects our scientific background with our products.

Our product range now includes 5 different spirit drinks. Our signature Kent Dry Gin, our high strength 602, a Sloe Gin, an Elderflower & Vodka spirit drink and our seasonal Cranberry & Gin spirit drink (available from October – December).

Our distillery, based in Marden, also offers Tour & Tasting evenings. Please see our website for more details.

To find a local stockist or for more information please visit our webpage at www.annodistillers.co.uk or contact the distillery on 01622 833278, email info@annodistillers.co.uk

Sausage & Cider Fest

Turners Cider, Marden

We’re opening our doors for a spring

Sausage & Cider Fest

Sunday 23 April 2017
1.00pm – 5.30 pm

Look around the Cidery
Taste the new season’s ciders
Enjoy a sausage from the BBQ
For all the family
Buy cider direct

£5 entry (includes 1/2 pint cider / apple juice & sausage bap)
Little Mill Farm, Underlyn Lane, Marden TN12 9AU
TEL: 07825 394164 EMAIL: phil@turnerscider.co.uk

Bridgeland Copyright at Kent Vision Live

Bridgeland Copyright will be promoting its marketing and PR services at this year’s Kent Vision Live show on 10th May at the Kent Event Centre at Detling:

Match Fit! FREE Men’s Health Programme

Match Fit is a unique programme, designed to help men exercise more and lose weight. The course involves 10 one hour sessions with an experienced exercise professional. Over the 10 weeks participants will gradually build up their level and intensity of exercise.

Why ‘just for men’?

Many men find the thought of going to a gym is not for them or maybe they haven’t exercised for a while. This is a free course for men of all ages, backgrounds and abilities that have a BMI of 28 or more.

Where and when does it take place?

Courses will be running:

Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm at Heather House, Parkwood starting 5th April
Thursdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone starting 6th April.

Click Here for more information

ONCLICK Photography – Snap up a bargain

Brook elearning product launch – House of Commons 2016

Photography has always formed a major part of the Onclick elearning development service. But last year, we were excited to expand this offering, by opening a dedicated photographic and film studio, right here in Marden.

Whether we are snapping staff profiles for company websites, product ranges for promotions, covering outside events or filming interviews and demonstrations, Onclick Photography can support your unique business and personal needs.

Some of our recent projects have included catalogue photography for Alpha Wholesale, fashion shoots with Brogdale Boutique and a new brand launch for sexual health charity, Brook.

But alongside the corporate projects, we enjoy venturing into the local community for the more personal shoots with individual models and families.

We are now offering all Marden Business Forum members, their staff, families and friends a 20% discount on our rates.
It’s great fun, a unique gift, and an essential window on local businesses.
Get in touch and quote “Marden Business Forum” to qualify.

t: 01622 831 463
e: info@onclick.photography
w: mardenbusinessforum.com/onclick/

Don’t Want to COOK Tonight?

Try our new Frozen Meals, straight from freezer to oven… Delicious !!!!!

Available now at Stanleys Garage

01622 831278

Burtons Are Expanding

Burtons have just taken on an extra building in Pattenden Lane, Weald House opposite the entrance to Wheelbarrow Ind Est.
Over the last couple of years we have developed two additional strings to our business bow. We now stock and distribute an extensive range of products for canine beauty professionals (dog grooming) as well as an ever growing range of products and feeds for Koi ponds, including the BD series of drum filters, which we manufacture at our main site.

Weald House will be the centre of operations for these products, which are sold online and also provide a warm welcome to those wishing to view products in our show room and make purchases to take home. We hope to have everything up and running by the end of April.

Why not call in and have a browse? Everything you need from a small bottle of dog shampoo to a whole new filtration system for your pond!

David Burton
Burtons Group of Companies

Stolen Equipment

Just after midday on the 10th October 2016 a thief took a rental truck owned by Mobitech Lift Trucks from an address in Goudhurst Road, Marden, Kent.

Mobitech Lift Trucks are offering a £500 reward to be paid to the person who provides the information that leads to the successful recovery of the equipment.

Truck details:

4WD All Terrain forklift
Make: Agrimac
Model: Th-175c
Serial no: 2612A

As you will see from the pictures, being lime green, it is quite a noticeable colour, so it will be quite difficult to hide.
If you are offered this piece of equipment please get in contact with Mobitech Lift Trucks direct or contact Kent Police referencing the crime number below:

This is will be too hot to handle as there are not many in the UK!

Crime Ref: YY-22659-16
Please call Mobitech Lift Trucks on 01580 852473