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Putting Marden at the forefront of the fight against Coronavirus
Alex Geeves
1st May 2020
Local Marden-based distillery, Anno Distillers, has swapped spirits for sanitiser in an effort to aid the public during the coronavirus outbreak. Best known for their range of award-winning gins, the popular Kent distillery has used their knowledge of scientific processes to help create much-needed quantities of hand sanitiser during the COVID-19 crisis. The company’s founders, Andy Reason a...
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STANLEYS (PETROL STATION) RETURNS TO NEAR NORMAL! 6pm CLOSING FROM 11TH MAY
Alex Geeves
1st May 2020
I expect most of you know by now, that at Stanleys we had to reduce our hours and have only been open from 7am - 2pm for the past 5 weeks.  This was because 2 staff members were furloughed and to cover the hours safely we needed 3 staff members on at all times. As from Monday 11th May 2020, we will increase the open hours to:- Monday - Friday   7.00am …….-…….6.00pm Saturday               ...
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Telehealth Video Consultations. Delivering health care during the pandemic.
Alex Geeves
1st May 2020
Monday the 23rd of March was a sad day for Active Podiatry as, following advice from government and our professional body, I had to close my practice for all appointments except emergencies to keep both my clients and staff safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. Not resting on my laurels, I have been looking at ways I can help my clients who are suffering from foot ankle and leg pain while maintain...
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Burtons Prototype Ventilators
Alex Geeves
1st May 2020
Although the main thrust of our business is aimed at the veterinary sector some of the products are identical to those used in human healthcare.  As soon as the COVID-19 crisis emerged we placed an embargo on veterinary sales of products that we thought may be useful to the NHS.  To date our entire stock of oxygen concentrators has been supplied into NHS acute treatment units along with infusion p...
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COVID19 Isolation Ward Systems
Alex Geeves
3rd April 2020
Airclean have just completed manufacturing and delivery of 4 HEPA Filtered Isolation Ward Extraction Systems to a local NHS hospital.  These will be used to change ordinary wards into isolation wards for the Covid-19 corona virus.  Our team accomplished it all in 72 hours from design to delivery. A further 12 HEPA filters dispatched today for a London Hospital. Pleased to support the teams at ...
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Job Vacancies
Alex Geeves
3rd April 2020
With many Marden residents now on ‘Furlough’ the MBF will be allowing businesses the opportunity to advertise for volunteer helpers to help them.  This might be shop queue management, fruit picking, delivery assistant or general help.  Please check with your insurers that your policies cover volunteers, and that you are able to observe ‘social distancing’ rules, then place your advert by emailing ...
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Membership of Marden Business Forum
Alex Geeves
3rd April 2020
March’s newsletter explained that membership invoices were going to be sent out in the next couple of weeks and it is still our plan to do this.  The membership is still very good value at just £26 per year or 50 per week. We would very much appreciate payment by the end of May if possible but will allow members until the end of June 2020 this year for renewal.  Membership allows us to maintain ou...
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Elastic needed please: TO SAVE LIVES.
Alex Geeves
3rd April 2020
We are making visors to give to the local surgeries and frontline retailers. We have made 50 so far and they are being used in Marden and Lenham surgeries and we have given some to the Marden shops. Production has ceased with orders pending until we can find more elastic for the headbands. Any elastic would be useful to the cause! 3mm is perfect. Known to some as Knicker Elastic!! If it c...
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Hayes HR Consulting
Alex Geeves
31st March 2020
Jo Hayes – Company Director at Hayes HR Consulting, based in Marden, is offering local business owners and staff FREE one off issue based coaching or a coaching programme, to help in these very challenging times. Jo works with clients to create a positive and collaborate space in which they can step out of their day to day life and reflect on the current issues they are facing. The coaching...
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Business Lockdown
Alex Geeves
31st March 2020
March has been a bit of a shock to the system for most people and many small businesses are now struggling to make a living. This is mainly due to the current Lockdown situation and the inability to have face to face contact with each other. However if you have a product / remote service that you could still continue to provide, then make sure you are fully online to do it properly. Recently...
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