Uckfield round-up of business news

There’s been a theme of spending in Uckfield during the past month with businesses investing in refurbishment and new equipment.

Two businesses which have a new look are Barney’s Playbarn, and Hartfields Cafe and Kitchen.

The Picture House has been investing too, in new projection equipment, and their restaurant is next on the list for refurbishment.

There’s been more spending at Bell Walk premises owned by Bexx Boutle who runs Spirit Elite and Elite Dance and Drama through RB Arts Academy. She has installed new gymnastics flooring and plans to introduce additional classes as a result.

Businesses – and their staff – have been fund-raising to help others, such as tree top adventure park Branching Out Adventures, car dealers SLM Toyota, contract hire and car leasing company Neva Consultants and accountants Simmons Gainsford.

Other businesses have won awards, such as Beechwood Bed and Breakfast and Peter Oliver estate agent.

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Barney’s now includes its own village with hairdressers, Post Office and shop, tea rooms, and fire station and children were loving it as they explored this week. Read more in an Uckfield News story here: Hairdressers, Post Office and shop open today at Barney’s Playbarn.

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Elaine Ward has her nails done by four-year-old Imogen in a hair and beauty salon in the new Barnington village at Barney’s Playbarn.

Hartfields has more space, with a bigger kitchen and all tables are now on one floor. It’s great on sunny days because bi-fold doors can be thrown open to give a half-inside, half-outside feeling. Read more here: New look and more space for Hartfields as it re-opens.

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James Hartfield outside the new look Hartfields.

At The Picture House £75,000 has been invested in the latest 4K projectors to enhance picture quality, giving more natural colour reproduction, better brightness and contrast ratio.

Owner Kevin Markwick hasn’t finished yet, The Picture House Restaurant is due to be refurbished this summer. Read more here: New generation of projectors installed at Uckfield Picture House.

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New generation of projectors installed at The Picture House.

Fund-raisers

Tough challenges have been successfully undertaken by a team of seven from Neva Consultants who completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Children’s Respite Trust, and accountant Karen Thorne of C J Thorne civil engineers who took part in a Strictly Dancing-style contest to raise funds for Chailey Heritage Foundation.

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The Neva Consultants team on Snowdon at the end of their Three Peaks Challenge.

Neva Consultants also joined forces with accountants Simmons Gainsford to organise a rounders tournament, with 120 players from local businesses. All funds were to go to the Children’s Respite Trust.

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Rounders at Maresfield, organised by Simmons Gainsford and Neva Consultants.

Beechwood Bed and Breakfast has won more awards – a gold award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service, a breakfast award, and an award of five stars for guest accommodation. Read more here: New awards for Beechwood Bed and Breakfast.

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Awards for Beechwood Bed and Breakfast.

Peter Oliver Estate Agents which launched in Uckfield last year have been presented with a Gold award in the British Property Awards 2018.

The judging was done through mystery shopper experiences with 26 criteria to be met about the quality and consistency of customer service.

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Gold for Peter Oliver in British Property Awards, 2018.

Cranwell Wealth Solutions hosts event on ‘Life Changes’

Clients and potential clients of Cranwell Wealth Solutions were invited to an event at East Sussex National on ‘Life Changes’.

The aim was to offer advice on managing change, something the company is committed to helping guide clients through.

Their advice was well received and feedback included the following comments:

  • “Very professional event, great venue, polished presentations and summary”
  • “Useful, informative and interesting”
  • “Great event, excellent hospitality and speakers”

Director Stephen Palmer said afterwards: “It was really nice for myself and my team to have the chance to get to know everyone in the room far better, and on a more informal level.

“This has paved the way for our next annual client general meeting, and I am very much looking forward to it.”

Dates will be released soon for the next Cranwell Wealth Management spring annual meeting. Anyone from the Uckfield area is welcome to join and hear what is said.

To find out more please contact Stephen Palmer on 01825 767568, or email him at stephen.palmer@sjpp.co.uk, or visit www.cranwellws.co.uk.

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The Cranwell Wealth Management team from the left are: Steven Sanders, Mae Ixer, Anneka Poel, Stephen Palmer, Becks Abbot, and Peter Morris.

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Guests at a talk on ‘Life Changes’ organised at the East Sussex National by Uckfield-based Cranwell Wealth Solutions.

Aromatherapist and Flower Essence Practitioner launches new website

Chris Martin, experienced aromatherapist, and flower essence practitioner, has launched a new website. It can be found at www.essenceforchange.com.essence-for-change-logo (1)

Chris, who also offers Reiki, massage, aromatherapy facials and Hopi ear candles also has her own product range Pearlaroma, and offers bespoke products using therapeutic essential oils and flower essences but with no parabens or harmful chemicals.

Each product is made specifically for you whether you want a shower gel, your favourite fragrance, or help with a particular problem, such as insomnia, eczema, painful joints or muscles.

Chris says natural flower essence remedies can help us change how we view and deal with stressful situations. She adds: “You can’t control what goes on around you, but you can control how you react to it.”

Read more on Chris’s website, or on her Facebook page.

Paul is new manager at SLM Toyota Uckfield

A new manager, Paul Hardwell, has joined SLM Toyota Uckfield and new technicians Ross Gallagher and Peter Hall have been recruited too. Read more here: New manager joins SLM Toyota Uckfield.

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New members of the SLM Toyota Uckfield team are, from the left, manager Paul Hardwell, and technicians Ross Gallagher and Peter Hall.

Uckfield College is recruiting

Uckfield Community Technology College is recruiting. Find more about three IT vacancies on UckfieldJobs.com.

See also:

Latest news on shopping in Uckfield

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Maresfield

Bexx installs gymnastics flooring at Uckfield arts academy premises

Hairdressers, Post Office and shop open today at Barney’s Playbarn

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