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Your elected committee for 2018/19

Burtons Medical Equipment Ltd - David Burton David Burton – Chairman
Burtons Medical Equipment Ltd – Pattenden Lane
Stanley's of Marden - Liz Stanley Liz Stanley – Vice Chairman / Newsletter Editor
Stanley’s of Marden – Albion Road
Marie Williams Marie Williams
Marie Christine – Marden
Angus Boucher Accountant Angus Boucher – Treasurer
Freelance Accountant – Marden
West End Tavern - Bridget Harvey Bridget Harvey – Event Co-ordinator
West End Tavern – West End

All of the committee can be contacted by email on: committee@MardenBusinessForum.com

November 2018 Newsletter

 

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November 2018 Newsletter

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Marden in Bloom

Marden in Bloom are so grateful to those businesses who generously sponsored us earlier this year which enabled us to replant the planters in the village this Autumn and purchase over 5,000 bulbs! We have placed plaques in the planters listing those businesses who kindly donated.

To continue with our project, we have to hold fund-raising events or rely on donations, so any help would be wonderful. Community engagement is our motto.

Burtons Group
Warehouse Operative

Job Title: Warehouse Operative
Location – Marden Kent.
Full time position.

Burtons have been established for 36 years and is the leading company in manufacturing and supplying veterinary equipment in the UK. Due to further expansion, we need to increase our warehouse team again.

Warehouse duties include receiving deliveries, booking them in within our stock control system (training will be given) and locating the stock in the busy warehouse. Also picking orders, packaging and then despatching. Must be computer literate.
We are looking for a reliable, hardworking person with a methodical approach. Speed, accuracy and attention to detail are essential requirements. Must hold a full UK driving licence and fork lift experience/licence would be an advantage.
Salary dependent upon experience. Annual Leave 25 days plus 8 Bank Holidays. Company pension scheme.

Immediate start.
Normal hours Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:00
No agencies please.

Please email cv and current salary to alan.boxall@burtons.uk.com

Hours of work: 08:30 – 17:00 Monday-Friday
Pay: Depending on experience

Support Medical Detection Dogs

During the MBF’s Event at Pattenden Vetinary Clinic we were treated to a short talk by Bridget Wood on Medical Detection Dogs.

How amazing is the work being done by them to save lives and also the research that is trying to artificially mimic the “nose” to detect various cancers.

Thank you Bridget.

If anyone would like to contact Bridget to either donate to her new puppy or just to learn more about this incredible charity, please email her: Bridgetwood2011@gmail.com

The West End Tavern
Cask Marque Accreditation

Congratulations!!!! The West End Tavern has been awarded a Cask Marque Accreditation. This is awarded after a pub and cellar are inspected and the quality of the cask beers served is found to be of a very high standard.

Sean has worked very hard to improve the cellar and is proud to serve a “great pint”. Real Ales are becoming more and more popular and there is now a Cask Finder App which will let you know about the pubs local to you serving real ales as well as tasting notes for most ales.

West End Festive Fair
Thursday 8th November 6pm-8pm

The West End Tavern are hosting a Festive Fair on Thursday 8th November between 6pm and 8pm. Gemma Keith Designs, Grey & Bruce, Jo Boardman Silver Jewellery, Marden Farm Shop, Pastime Pins, Rachie`s Flowers, Zubeida Roberts Art and Safe Anaesthesia will be there. Also live music by Michael Lack. Entry is Free

Marden 10K and Half-Marathon

On Sunday 18th November Marden will have it`s own 10K and Half-marathon. Everyone is welcome. For more details please Click Here.

Half-marathon starts at 9am (Registration at 7.30 am) and 10K starts at 9.30am (Registration at 8.00 am)

New Marden Networking Group 2019

Look out for a new networking group to start in January 2019 for like minded local businesses to meet up on a monthly basis.  If you are interested, please contact events@mariechristine.uk.com

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

Our Visit to Pattenden Veterinary Clinic
On Monday 29th October the Marden Business Forum were delighted to visit a new member of our business community & already highly valued addition to the Marden Community as a whole.

Pattenden Veterinary Clinic is a state of the art practice, thanks in no small way to their close working relationship with neighbors Burtons Medical Equipment Ltd. – the UK`s largest supplier of Veterinary Equipment.

David Burton was in attendance, with his son Matt, to support Lara Hummel, Tori Jordan & Janet Clark proudly showing the gleaming facility to a large group of forum members.

Janet is the practice`s Administrator whilst Lara and Tori are your new friendly practicing Vets. All three have enjoyed an established working relationship for several years before deciding to set up an Independent practice in Marden.

Since opening in May this year the practice already boasts nearly 600 clients, mainly dealing with dogs and cats but a few other household pets and chickens along the way.

We wish Lara, Tori and Janet all the best for a long and successful future and thank them wholeheartedly for hosting a highly enjoyable & social event.

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 December to be included in the December newsletter.
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Marden 10K and Half-marathon

On Sunday 18th November Marden will have it’s own 10K and Half-marathon. Everyone is welcome. For more details please visit www.runningandriding.co.uk

Half-marathon starts at 9am (Registration at 7.30 am) and 10K starts at 9.30am (Registration at 8.00 am)

West End Tavern: Cask Marque Accreditation and Festive Fair

Congratulations!!!! The West End Tavern has been awarded a Cask Marque Accreditation. This is awarded after a pub and cellar are inspected and the quality of the cask beers served is found to be of a very high standard.

Sean has worked very hard to improve the cellar and is proud to serve a ‘great pint’. Real Ales are becoming more and more popular and there is now a Cask Finder App which will let you know about the pubs local to you serving real ales as well as tasting notes for most ales.

Also The West End Tavern are hosting a Festive Fair on Thursday 8th November between 6pm and 8pm. Gemma Keith Designs, Grey & Bruce, Jo Boardman Silver Jewellery, Marden Farm Shop, Pastime Pins, Rachie’s Flowers, Zubeida Roberts Art and Safe Anaesthesia will be there. Also live music by Michael Lack. Entry is Free