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August 2018 Newsletter

 

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National Gardens Scheme

Wheelgate Nursery is open this coming Sunday, 5th August for the National Gardens Scheme.

All proceeds to NGS charities which include Macmillan, Marie Curie, Perennial and many many 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.

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Jumping Beans holiday class

Jumping Beans holiday class in Marden Memorial Hall on the 22nd August from 10:00 – 11:30.
for children that are walking to 7 years old.

Electric Car Charging at Stanley’s

THE NEW ELECTRIC CAR CHARGERS ARE UP AND RUNNING AT STANLEYS GARAGE.
THIS WAS THE FIRST OCCASION THAT WE HAD 2 AT THE SAME TIME.!

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 6th September to be included in the September 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.

Don’t forget to LIKE the Marden Business Forum on Facebook.All events and reminders are on our page.
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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)

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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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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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January 2018 Newsletter

 

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New Directory Listings
DEADLINE TODAY
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!

Maidstone Economic Business Partnership (MEBP)
The Maidstone Economic Business Partnership (MEBP) is an industry led partnership established in 2014 supported by Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) with business and skills providers from the Maidstone area.

Its purpose is:

  • To develop and implement a shared vision for local economic growth;
  • To ensure a strong voice for Maidstone in articulating the Borough’s investment priorities at county, regional and national level;
  • To identify and help address barriers to investment including transport, broadband, skills and employability, premises and sites;
  • To identify strategic opportunities for economic growth, employment and prosperity;
  • To develop and implement solutions to enable Maidstone to maximise its economic potential;
  • To promote business start-up and a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship.
  • To champion the production of the Borough’s Economic Development Strategy.

The Board meets once a quarter, with meetings usually being held at 07.30 for an 08.00 start; if you are interested in attending this meeting please contact Abi Lewis on 01622 602344 or email abi.lewis@maidstone.gov.uk

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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

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.

New Directory Recipe, can you help?
Every MBF directory has a section for a recipe with locally sourced ingredients.
In recent years we have had “Brown Betty Pudding” and “WI Favourite Mincemeat Squares”.

Do you have a recipe you would like to share with Marden, if so please send the recipe and any pictures to newsletter@mardenbusinessforum.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 1st February to be included in February’s newsletter.
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December 2017 Newsletter


 
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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

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November 2017 Newsletter

 
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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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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).

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September 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 will be available soon.

For more up to date information, please like the Marden Theatre Group page and find the event at:
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Marden Farm Shop
Despite road works in the village, the Marden Farm Shop is open as usual on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 5.30pm. Wednesdays 9am to 1pm and Saturdays 8am to 1pm.

Fresh local vegetables, artisan breads, cheese and dairy produce and much more.
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James & Co. Wealth Management
James & Co Wealth Management are opening up their Pensions helpline facility to employers in Marden!

Currently the service is only available for employers throughout the UK that have their pension schemes run by James & Co. The helpline provides members of staff a dedicated advice line with qualified personnel for information regarding their company pension scheme and their options. This is a subscription service paid by employers for the benefit of their staff.

For further information about the scheme, please contact Grant Miles at James & Co:
mardenbusinessforum.com/james-and-co-wealth-management-ltd

Marden Primary PTA
Marden Primary School PTA have organised a Family Fireworks Display on Southons Field on Saturday 4th November. Not only will you see the bursting colourful spectacular in the night sky but it will be accompanied to music! Gates will open at 17.00 and refreshments will be available on the field. Please no sparklers, no dogs and no cars on the field. Parking is available at Marden Library and Marden station car parks.

Tickets will be available soon and all funds raised go to Marden Primary School PTA, Charity Number 1001974. In the meantime, register your interest and receive up to date news on the Facebook event page which can be found on the Marden Primary School PTA Facebook page
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Stanley’s of Marden
Many thanks to all the customers who use the air machine at Stanley’s of Marden, the Harvest Energy Petrol Station, Albion Road, Marden.

We have now raised in excess of £10,000 and for those of you who are unaware, all proceeds (50p a time!) are donated to the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance. The air ambulance runs purely on donations and provides and invaluable service.

On more than one occasion, we have unfortunately had the machine broken into and the much needed money stolen. A high security device has been installed to eliminate thefts in the future.

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August 2017 Newsletter

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Marden Farmers’ Market
We at the West End Tavern are pleased to be again hosting the ‘Marden Farmers’ Market’ on Sunday 13th August. Last month was our first time but we had approximately 10 stalls and the event was well attended. There were stalls with meat/sausages, cupcakes, cards, flowers, fudge, vegetable, bread and also French cheeses.

For more details, please contact the West End Tavern.

Sunday Bandstand
The Sunday Bandstand continues with Harry Whitty Jazz Quartet on Sunday 13th August and The Fireflies (8 piece Jazz and Swing) on Sunday 27th August.

The live music runs from 2pm to 4pm in the garden and is free to attend. There is plenty of time for one of the West End Tavern Sunday Roast Lunches before relaxing in the garden to enjoy the music.

On 20th August local man Peter Street, will be bringing the Street Singers who will be performing a range of songs from shows, again between 2pm and 4pm.

Road Closures
Stanley Road, Marden will be closed for up to 10 working days from 7th August 2017. There will be no access for through traffic between the junctions with Albion Road and South Road. The alternative route is via South Road, Howland Road, Albion Road and vice versa. This is to enable a new water main installation to be carried out.

Albion Road, Marden will be closed for up to 6 weeks from 19th August 2017. There will be no access for through traffic between the junctions with Howland Road and Roundel Way. The alternative route is via Howland Road, Albion Road and vice versa. This is to enable gas mains replacement works to be carried out.

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 31st August to be included in September’s newsletter.
Wheelgate Nursery

Wheelgate Nursery is open this coming Sunday, 6th August for the National Gardens Scheme.

Homemade cakes, cream scones, tea, coffee and cold drinks available.

All proceeds to NGS charities which include Macmillan, Marie Curie, Perennial and many many more.

Burtons Group
You may possibly be aware that the Burtons Group of Companies is mainly focused around the veterinary industry manufacturing and supporting equipment used in veterinary practises all over the UK and around the world. You may not know that more recently we have added an aquatics division. Based in Weald House in Pattenden Lane we offer a complete range of pond filtration systems. The BD range of drum filters is produced here in Marden and we also stock a range of pumps, UV filters, fish feeds and bio media. So if you need a bag of feed or your fish are swimming in murky waters, why not drop in and speak to our pond experts Paul and Mark.

David Burton

Chairman

Burtons Group of Companies

Introducing New Members

Clive Allcorn – Headshot Photography for your business

Is your online presence up to scratch? Are you still using selfies in your staff personal profiles? Do you struggle to find suitable images for your company publications and marketing materials? If so, there is a new photographer on the block and I would love to work with you to produce corporate headshots that will reflect well on your business.

Firstly let me introduce myself as I am new to the Marden Business Forum. After a 40 year career in Kent Police, I have decided to turn my passion for photography into a business. I love to work with people and photograph them so I specialise in all forms of portrait photography. In my spare time I am an accomplished underwater photographer and also love to work with models and artists to produce beautiful images. As a new business, my prices are reasonable but my work is excellent.

mardenbusinessforum.com/clive-allcorn-photography

Marie Christine – Personal Assistant Service

Marie Christine offers a virtual Personal Assistant service to add value and benefits to your business, whether you are a start-up, sole trader or small to medium size company. You can either book as many hours as your business requires or pre-book 10, 20, 30 or 40 hours (or more) per month. We also offer a day rate. Services include office and diary management, expenses, travel itineraries, taxis, travel/hotel bookings etc.

Marie Christine is also available with event management from a small social event, private dinners to a black tie function, golf days, clay pigeon shootings and more. Whatever your requirements, we are here to make it a memorable event.

Save A Life – Give Blood

Tuesday 22nd August
14:00 to 16:30 & 17:30 to 20:00

Marden Memorial Hall
Goudhurst Road, Marden

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Newsletter – June 2017

Marden Business Forum – June 2017 Newsletter
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June 2017 Newsletter

Please circulate around
your business!

Cosmos Pop Up Sale
Cosmos Pop Up Sale – Saturday 3rd June
8:00am – 10:30am

Marden in Bloom are holding a sale of Cosmos plants outside Crowhurst & Tompsett – so come along and make your garden pretty and great for attracting bees and butterflies!
Part Time Village Caretaker
Marden Parish Council is looking to employ a part-time village caretaker for 15 hours per week.The role of Village Caretaker involves mowing, strimming and site maintenance of Parish owned land and other areas as directed; general maintenance jobs including painting, repairs and grounds maintenance; regular inspections and general maintenance of play equipment, public conveniences and changing rooms, litter picking, winter maintenance including snow clearing and distribution of salt; assist with quarterly newsletter delivery, Christmas village celebrations and working alongside the Cemetery caretaker when required. Relevant equipment, including a vehicle, will be provided and training will be given where necessary.

The successful applicant should be fit and healthy as some aspects of role involve manual handing and ideally live, or have knowledge of the parish and have some skills in carpentry, grounds maintenance and machinery.

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Mornings at the West End Tavern
Open Weekdays 8.30am to 2pm, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays 9.30am to 2pm.Serving Breakfast, Teas, Coffees, Pastries and Elevenses in our Restaurant or in our Patio Garden.

Storage Needed in Pattenden Lane
A new local business requires 150-200 sq ft of storage in the Pattenden Lane area, for a monthly rent of £150.If you can help, please contact Marden Lettings.
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 6th July to be included in July’s newsletter.
Fathers’ Day at the West End Tavern
Traditional Sunday Roast Lunch served 12noon to 2pm and then the Bells Yew Green Big Band will be playing in the Garden from 2pm to 4pm.During the band performance the kitchen will open again for Burgers, Hot Dogs etc.

Please reserve your table for Traditional Lunch by calling 01622 831956.

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Marden In Bloom
HELPERS WERE OUT IN FORCE ON THURSDAY MORNING, MAKING OUR VILLAGE LOOKED LOVED.
THE PLANTS WERE KINDLY DONATED BY GOLDEN HILL NURSERIESMARDEN IN BLOOM NEED MORE HELPERS, IF YOU CAN HELP IN ANY WAY PLEASE CONTACT
ANNE BOSWELL ON 01622 833351

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Freepost SEA7234
MARDEN, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 3BR
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