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Your elected committee for 2017/18

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
Angus Boucher Accountant Angus Boucher – Treasurer
Freelance Accountant – Marden
Airclean Ltd. Steve Ford Steve Ford – Secretary
Airclean Ltd. – Pattenden Lane
West End Tavern - Bridget Harvey Bridget Harvey – Event Co-ordinator
West End Tavern – West End
Water Wellbeing Group - Ben McGannan Ben McGannan – Committee Member
Water Wellbeing Group – Pattenden Lane
Rachel Gillis-Coates Rachel Gillis-Coates – Committee Member
P&P Signs – Maidstone Road

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

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.
www.facebook.com/mardenbusinessforum

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.
Marden Business Forum
Freepost SEA7234
MARDEN, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 3BR
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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

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

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.
Marden Business Forum
Freepost SEA7234
MARDEN, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 3BR
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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

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.
Marden Business Forum
Freepost SEA7234
MARDEN, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 3BR
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