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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.

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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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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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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:
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.
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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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Anno Distillers Silver Medal
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.
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Portcullis Insurance
Cyber and data risks insurance protects your business should it suffer a data breach or an attack by a malicious hacker, impacting your computer and industrial control systems.
The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2017 states that more than 57% of UK businesses have been attacked in the last year, with SME firms hit hardest; the average estimated cost to the business is £25,736; and only 36% of UK businesses, despite the very real threat, have Cyber Insurance.
If your business:

  • Handles sensitive customer data (names, addresses, bank details, merchant payment services etc.)
  • Are reliant on computers and industrial control systems to trade
  • Have a website

You will need Cyber and data risks protection.
Typically, and there are many variations in insurance cover provided and of course exclusions, you can be covered for:

  • Breach Costs – unauthorised access; use or disclosure of personal data
  • Cyber Business Interruption – loss of income and increased costs of working
  • Hacker Damage – corruption, misuse or theft of programs
  • Cyber Extortion – third party ransom demands
  • Privacy Protection – claim made against the business for release of personal information or data
  • Media Liability – alteration of email and website content that results in a claim made against the business

Portcullis are offering a complimentary meeting to Marden businesses and manufacturers to describe the different types of Cyber attacks, typical impacts, and the insurance solutions currently available.
Contact Portcullis Insurance mentioning Marden Business Forum.

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All articles must be emailed to newsletter@mardenbusinessforum.com before 12 noon on Thursday 1st June to be included in June’s newsletter.
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.

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.

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April 2017 Newsletter

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April 2017 Newsletter

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Marden Post Office
On behalf of the Marden Business Forum, we’d like to wish Will & Jill Welby a happy retirement from the Marden Post Office and thank them for all their hard work over the past years.
‘Good Luck’ to Nav in Crowhurst & Tompsetts (The Premier) in taking it on. Having lost our Bank, it was vital that our Post Office should remain open, it appears to be in safe hands!
What will happen to the Old post Office is uncertain at the moment, but all I can say, is, the Purchaser has the wellbeing of Marden at heart and he wishes to keep it as retail use…
Any entrepreneurs out there with some great ideas????
Sausage & Cider Fest
Turners Cider are opening their doors for a spring Sausage & Cider Fest on 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 ½ pint cider / apple juice & sausage bap).

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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!

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.

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Bridgeland Copyright

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:
kentvision-live.co.uk

ONCLICK Photography
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/

2017 AGM
The Marden Business Forum 2017 AGM will be held in the West End Tavern, West End, Marden, TN12 9JB on 27th April at 6pm.
We hope the evening will include Peter Hall of H.E. Hall and sons talking about the newly formed “Wetlands” at Mill Farm.

New Committee members required. Nominations for members of the Committee must be made by full members of the Forum in writing and must be in the hands of the Committee at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting.

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Don’t Want To COOK Tonight?
Try our new Frozen Meals, straight from freezer to oven… Delicious !!!!!

Available now at Stanleys Garage

01622 831278

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 4th May to be included in May’s newsletter.
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