Round-up of Uckfield business news for July

Catch up on Uckfield business news in this feature. Lots has been happening over the past month, from fund-raising to award winning.

Congratulations to Jacqueline Hardaway

Congratulations to Jacqueline Hardaway, managing director at Dawson Hart solicitors, who made her first speech recently after taking on the role as president of Sussex Law Society.

Throughout her term she plans to promote diversity in law. Read more in another Uckfield News story here: Jacqui celebrates diversity in law in centenary year.


Jacqueline Hardaway, managing director at Dawson Hart solicitors.

Specsavers staff sell cupcakes for charity

Specsavers staff made cupcakes last month and then sold them to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

They joined in national Cupcake Day after being inspired by training received as Dementia Friends.

Read more about the event and the training which was described by store manager Mandeep Nayee as eye-opening: Treat for Specsavers customers helps charity


The Specsavers team at the start of Cupcake Day.

More Dementia Friends at Uckfield Picture House

Staff at The Picture House, Uckfield, have been trained as Dementia Friends too and dementia-friendly screenings are held in the cinema now too.

The special screenings are more relaxed with the lights brighter, and the sound lower.

Read more: Dementia-friendly screenings at Uckfield Picture House.


Dementia Friends at The Picture House, Uckfield. From the left are Fran Anderson Leann Heffer, Loretta Davies, Wendy Stainesby Elliott, and Ellie Brigden.

Simmons Gainsford raises funds for charity

Accountants Simmons Gainsford raised funds for charity through helping to organise a rounders match and barbecue.

Other business people were invited to join them for the evening and £300 was raised for Chailey Heritage Foundation.


Rounders players pictured before the start of a charity match organised by accountants Simmons Gainsford and others.

Spotlight on Rowland Gorringe

Uckfield News turned the spotlight on the team at Rowland Gorringe estate agents last month.

The business is the longest established estate agency in Uckfield and the only independently run one to combine sales and lettings.

Learn more here: Meet the team at Rowland Gorringe estate agency in Uckfield.

Rowland Gorringe are sponsoring a sports and activities day coming up in Uckfield. Read more here:  All invited to sports and activities day coming up in Uckfield.


The Rowland Gorringe team in Uckfield. From the left are: Mike Symons, Jack Wade, Viv Barrow, Adrian Baxter, Stephanie Bennison, and Roxanne Bone.

W E Clark and Son celebrates 200 years of business

Prosecco and gin and tonic were offered as the Uckfield branch of jewellers W E Clark and Son celebrated the company’s 200 year anniversary.

The Uckfield store opened in November 2017 but the business started long before that in Lewes.

Read more here: Uckfield customers help jewellers celebrate 200 year anniversary.


The team at W E Clark and Son, Uckfield, celebrating the company’s 200 years in business. From the left are Kylie Manville, Shirley Wickham, manager Charlotte Roake, and Lauren Saunders.

Barney’s plans fun for Reception Class children

Have you spotted that Barney’s soft play centre in Uckfield is holding meet and greet sessions for Reception Class children starting school in September.

Find the dates in this Uckfield News story: Barney’s soft play to hold special sessions for Reception Class children.



Uckfield shopping tips for July

Shopping in Uckfield this month? This Uckfield News feature will bring you up to date with latest stock arrivals and what to find where: Tips for shopping in Uckfield during July



Mortgage Advice Bureau opens new office

Mortgage Advice Bureau is celebrating the opening of new offices in Hailsham.

The business was launched in Uckfield by Grant Wagner and Katherine Gibbs, expanded with premises in Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells and Hailsham will be their central head office.


The Mortgage Advice Bureau team in their new Hailsham offices. From the left are Duncan Hollebon, Ness Owen, Evie Naggs, Grant Wagner, Katherine Gibbs, Sue Stone and Simon Bromley-Fox.

Gold award for Peter Oliver estate agents

The quality of customer service at Peter Oliver estate agents in Uckfield was recognised when they won gold in the British Property Awards for the second year running.

Mystery shoppers praised the team for the way they responded firstly to emails and then phone enquiries.

Read more here: Peter Oliver estate agents win gold award for second year running.


Peter Oliver estate agents who have won gold in the British Property Awards for the second year running. From the left are: Nick Gulliver, Owen Badman, Chris Lane, and Becky Everest.

Advice from Cranwell Wealth Solutions

If you are planning to sell your business Cranwell Wealth Solutions has drawn up advice which can help when you come to invest the sale proceeds.

See what they have to say here: Selling your business? Here’s advice on investing the proceeds.

See also:

Keld Close Community garden wins Wealden award

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