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January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter
12th January 2018


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January 2018 Newsletter

Please circulate around
your business!

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.

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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