Lots happening on the Uckfield business scene

If you are interested in the Uckfield business scene then this UckfieldNews.com feature will help keep you up to date.

We have brought together some of the stories we have carried on the website over the past month and it’s good to see there’s plenty going on.

Specsavers team to join Wear A Hat Day fun

THE team at Specsavers in Uckfield are to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research by taking part in Wear A Hat Day on Thursday, March 29.wear-a-hat-day-specsavers

Uckfield Specsavers is joining stores nationwide to officially sponsor the charity for the first time and help raise awareness that routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours.

Badrinath Mohandas, store director in Uckfield, says: ‘Many people are unaware that eye tests are not only critical for your eyes, but your wider health too. A routine test allows opticians to detect serious issues that can be both sight, and, in some cases, life threatening – including brain tumours.”

Funds raised on Wear A Hat Day will be used to build a network of experts in world-class, sustainable brain tumour research in Centres of Excellence across the UK.

To get involved or donate, please visit www.wearahatday.org or text HAT to 70660 to donate £5.

• Did you know Uckfield Specsavers offers free home visits? Read more here.

• Contact details for Specsavers Opticians can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in the category for opticians.

Sue Edwards launches new training website

Sue Edwards who helps businesses with their marketing has launched a new website offering training in WordPress, SEO, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Twitter and Hootsuite.SJE Marketing

The website can be found at www.sjetraining.co.uk. Sue says her clients can either outsource their marketing to her, and let her manage it, or she can train them on a one-to-one basis, either in their office or hers.

• Sue’s contact details can be found in her listing for SJE Marketing in our Uckfield Directory.

Mel can help with drawing up lasting powers of attorney

Mel Taylor is a specialist adviser who offers help with drawing up legal documents such as Wills, and Lasting Powers of Attorney.


Mel Taylor.

During March and April his business, Green Lane Trust Solutions, is offering discounts for preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney which enable you to appoint somebody to look after your affairs – financial and health – if you are unable to do so yourself.

Read more in another Uckfield News story here: Specialist adviser launches spring discount on drawing up lasting powers of attorney.

• Find contact details for Green Lane Trust Solutions in our Uckfield Directory.

Amira’s Kitchen now offers High Chai and street food

Have you spotted that street food and High Chai is now on the menu at Amira’s Kitchen in Grange Road?amiras-kitchen-high-chai

High Chai includes savouries of Tandoori Chicken and Chutney Roll, Vegetable Samosa, Paneer Kathi Roll and Sheek Kebab Roll. There are plain scones, clotted cream, mango, lime and chilli jam, and blackberry and kaffir lime jam too.

And there are a selection of sweet treats along with mango lassi. Drinks can include tea, coffee or Prosecco.

Check out the street food menu in a previous Uckfield News story here.

Uckfield Yoga encourages meditation, relaxation and strength building

A variety of yoga classes are held on different days and times at Uckfield Yoga in High Street.

Three new teachers have joined Grace Annand and welcome newcomers. Read more here: Three more teachers start classes at Uckfield Yoga studio.


Grace Annand, third from the left, is joined by Amy Dier, Alarna Lloyd and Sarah Lloyd-Morrison.

• Contact details for Uckfield Yoga can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Fitness, Health and Well-Being or Yoga.

All-day breakfasts and more to be available at new cafe

Work is under way on a new cafe which is due to open at 212 High Street, Uckfield, in mid-April or early May.

Levent Yalcin is converting a former angling shop for his business which will be called Cafe 212. Read more about the alterations taking place here: New cafe will incorporate Uckfield building’s long-hidden features.


Levent Yalcin who is opening up previously blocked windows, and a skylight, as he prepares to open Cafe 212.

Jobs and training available for 25 new care givers

Have you ever considered a job in care? Home Instead, which provides non-medical care and companionship for older people in Uckfield and Lewes, is recruiting and says it can be a “wonderfully rewarding career” for compassionate people.

Read more here: Home Instead hopes to fill 25 new jobs in Uckfield and Lewes area.


Alison Scutt, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, is pictured, right, with other members of her team.

• Read more about Home Instead Senior Care in their premium listing in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Care Services, Domicilliary Care or Home Care Services.

Speak to Hallmark about your engraving, etching and sign-making needs

Hallmark, an engraving, etching and signs company has moved from Croydon, where it was established 120 years ago, to Piltdown and you are welcome to call in an see samples of its work.

Read more about the company which has progressed from old-fashioned hand engravers to the multi-faceted engraving, etching and sign-making company they are today in this previous Uckfield News story: Engraving, etching and signs business moves to Piltdown.


Jan Gratwick, director of Hallmark Engraving, Etching and Signs, with an example of the company’s glass awards.

• Find contact details for Hallmark Engraving, Etching and Signs in their premium listing in our Uckfield Directory.

New estate agents delighted with recommendations

Estate agents Nick Gulliver and Owen Badman who recently recruited Chris Lane to join them at Peter Oliver are delighted with recommendations they have received six months after opening in Uckfield.

Nick said: “We have had some very nice recommendations from people who have used us, and that is lovely, amazing.”

Read more here: New estate agent joins the team at Peter Oliver.

See also:

New wedding venue in Uckfield

Chef David joins the Alma team

Targets smashed as Uckfield firm continues to grow

New era begins at The Buxted Inn as pub is sold

The Grove Farmhouse Cafe at Blackboys wages war on plastics

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