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
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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
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.
Spirit Elite, a cheerleaders’ squad in Uckfield, celebrated its first birthday with a display and awards ceremony.
Derek Tourle Memorial Masons
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.
diddi dance classes strike gold
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
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
Uckfield CV writer Sue Edwards now offers interview coaching.
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.
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.
Did you see?
Ridgewood Recreation Ground: three firms shortlisted for playground work
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Buggy exercise classes for mums and babies comes to Uckfield
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