September 2015 Business Scene
A resolution to the long-running story of who should run Uckfield Civic Centre should be one step nearer a conclusion at noon today (September 1).
That’s the deadline for the return of tenders to the town council to run the catering,hospitality, event management at the centre.
Services are provided in-house at present but the council has on many occasions sought to review the management and improve revenues.
A consultant was employed to help the council improve what was offered to customers in the restaurant and those hiring rooms for meetings, seminars and events.
The town council already “contracts out” a number of services.
The running of the town council itself is unaffected.
Former Trading 4U premises set to be let
The long-empty former Trading 4U premises on the Bellbrook Business Park are set to be let. The new tenants are not yet known. Read more here
Five-year celebration for Alma landlord
A four-star recommendation from TripAdvisor put the icing on the cake for landlord Ben Martin who is celebrating five years at the Alma Arms in Framfield Road. More here
Parkers cricketers raise £2,000 for charity
More than £2,000 was raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust at a sports day organised by Parker Building Supplies. Highlight was the cricket match between Parkers and Neva Consultants. Details here
Small business must gear up to pension obligations
If you are a micro-employer it is time to gear up for the automatic enrolment of pensions. Read more about your obligations and what you can do here
MP visits TR Fastenings
MP Nus Ghani was given a briefing on the work of one of Uckfield’s major employers, TR Fastenings, when she visited the company on the Bellbrook Business Park. More here
Cheers to this pub news from the Brickmakers
No changes of “mine host” at the Brickmakers in New Road, Ridgewood, but . . . they now stock Harveys after the brewery “tie” has been loosened. Also, landlady Helen Bromwich has taken on the Foresters Arms at Fairwarp. All the details here
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