Busy month on the Uckfield business scene

June 2016 Business Scene

Have you wondered why landlords consider changing the use of some shops to residential?

It can all make business sense, according to commerical property agent Chris Lawson, of Lawson Commercial.

He told UckfieldNews.com some landlords who own retail property in the High Street have seen no rental growth for more than 15 years. Read more here

Lawson Commercial also has a new surveyor

Welcome to SJR Hydraulic Hoses and Triple R Forklifts

Jane, Simon and Rob Wadey who run SJR Hydraulic Hoses and Triple R Forklifts, new to the Bellbrook Industrial Estate, Uckfield.

Jane, Simon and Rob Wadey who run SJR Hydraulic Hoses and Triple R Forklifts, new to the Bellbrook Industrial Estate, Uckfield.

Two new businesses have moved on to the Bellbrook Industrial Estate, Uckfield.

They are SJR Hydraulic Hoses and Triple R Forklifts who were previously based on the Squires Farm Industrial Estate at Palehouse Common.

Oldfield Smith & Co

Commercial property agents Oldfield Smith & Co has sold a self-contained industrial unit/workshop on the popular and established Bluebell Business Park, Sheffield Park.

The unit has been refurbished and is currently let, producing an income of £7,200 pa.

The total overall area of the building is 110.6 sq m (1,190 sq ft).  The unit is currently arranged as warehouse and offices, being self-contained with cloakroom and tea station.

Oldfield Smith & Co reported:

“A sale has been completed and the full quoting price achieved.

“There is a strong demand for small investment opportunities in all sectors of the commercial property market against a relatively low availability.”

Expansion plan for Uckfield business

An established Bellbrook Business Park business, Kennedy Hygiene, is looking to expand its premises.

It is seeking planning permission to construct a new warehouse; a move supported by the town council plans committee.

Drones to be used by Wealden District Council

Planning authority Wealden District Council is planning to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to help with its work. Find out more here

Ringles Cross pub

The Ringles Cross pub in Uckfield has been re-painted and the food comes highly recommended by the Uckfield News Fabulous Food writer Beverley Butler.

The Ringles Cross pub in Uckfield

Upgrades to the Ringles Cross pub continue with new lavatories, the latest in a series of investments which have included a play area and redecoration and refurbishment inside and out.

Weald Event Hire

Gary Mitchell and Keith Wilson of Weald Event Hire.

Gary Mitchell and Keith Wilson of Weald Event Hire.

Marquees and catering for every occasion are offered by business partners Keith Wilson and Gary Mitchell through their new company Weald Event Hire.

Keith is a local businessman who formerly developed, owned and ran Whitehouse Farm Holiday Cottages, near Nutley, and Gary is a trained chef and host who managed Barnsgate Manor Vineyard and Function Suites for more than 14 years. He is currently restaurant manager at the Picture House Restaurant.

Find Weald Event Hire in the Uckfield Directory

Spirit Elite

Spirit Elite members at the awards ceremony

Spirit Elite members at the awards ceremony

Spirit Elite, a cheerleaders’ squad in Uckfield, celebrated its first birthday with a display and awards ceremony.

Derek Tourle Memorial Masons

The newly renovated Danehill War Memorial.

The newly renovated Danehill War Memorial.

Derek and Amanda Tourle’s work lasts, if not forever but for a very long time.

Tired war memorials and headstones are restored and new ones created by the business based at Snatts Road, Uckfield, in The Cemetery Chapel.

The result of the specialist work is found locally and further afield too.

Derek Tourle Memorial Masons

diddi dance classes strike gold

ribbons, stretching, counting copy

Joanna Oastler who runs pre-school dance classes in Uckfield has received full accreditation with the newly established Children’s Activity Association.

Her diddi dance franchise, which has been in Uckfield a year, is the first to achieve gold level covering a range of criteria including health and safety, data protection, insurance, training and development.

The Llama Park grows

The Llama Park at Ashdown Forest with stunning views

The Llama Park at Ashdown Forest with stunning views

Popular tourist attaction on the Ashdown Forest, The Llama Park, is growing with a new, much larger kitchen and creating an entrance nearer to the car park. Read more here

Sussex Food and Drink Awards

Foodies from across Sussex are being called on to nominate their favourite food and drink producers, sellers, chefs, cooks and stores for the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2017. Details and how to make nominations here

Help and advice with job interviews

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Uckfield CV writer Sue Edwards now offers interview coaching.

She aims to help clients uncover strengths and weaknesses and work on them so the interview process is less daunting.

She said: “Clients often mention their concerns about preparing for interviews. There is a lot of information and advice online about this but I give them the opportunity to talk to an expert and do a trial run.”

Ashdown Business Park A plan of the Ashdown Business Park site showing it divided into ten plots. It is hoped work will begin on installing services in February.

A plan of the Ashdown Business Park site showing it divided into ten plots. 

Last month we noted the progress on the John Lewis distribution centre on the outskirts of Uckfield at Maresfield.

Hot on the heels of that came news that an as-yet unnamed Uckfield company is planning to take one of the other available sites.

Solicitors have been instructed for the sale of plot five

Did you see?

Ridgewood Recreation Ground: three firms shortlisted for playground work

Psychotherapist Pippa Copleston is launching de-stress course in Uckfield

Buggy exercise classes for mums and babies comes to Uckfield

Networking sessions switch to Thursdays

In business in Uckfield? Be part of the growing Uckfield Directory

 

 

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