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Mayfield Business Forum is made up of business people living in or around the village of Mayfield, in the Wealden district of East Sussex. Most of us work locally and we meet together to share ideas, discuss problems, give each other feedback and provide mentoring – or just to have a friendly chat. With many members working on their own or in small offices or shops, the chance to compare ideas, experience and issues is very useful and provides great support.

We meet each month on the first Tuesday or Wednesday in the informal surroundings of the Rose & Crown. Every other month there is a set discussion topic which helps us all to learn and to improve our businesses by sharing best and new practice.  The meetings in between are informal networking where people can talk about whatever they choose, whether it is business or some unrelated topic.  This website provides a rich set of resources with notes from many of the discussions that we have held

It is amazing the number of different businesses that flourish in Mayfield (the Mayfield and Five Ashes website lists over 160). As well as the retailers, there are many others that operate out of small offices or offices based in homes, and the variety is shown by our members who range from accountants to technology advisors, from environmentalists to toy vendors.   Since the group started five years ago there have been many examples of people who have met and then been able to use each others’ services.

We are a friendly group so if you are interested, feel free to come along and meet us or talk to us online. We hope you will like us and come back. Whether you work in a large, small or micro business, or even are just thinking of going into business, you will be welcome. Membership is simply a matter of participating and we welcome anyone who is willing to share and takes an interest in other people’s businesses.

If you are interested in MBF or want to know more, please email Roger Stone.

Keep your online data (and your customers) safe

Our discussion on GDPR in April stressed the need to keep safe information about your contacts and customers.  This reinforces how important cyber security is for every business since so much personal data, as well as data vital to our business, is stored online. We are delighted to announce that we have been able to …

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GDPR information

It is important that all organisations that deal with personal information comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on 25th May 2018.  This includes all sizes of company, sole traders and even voluntary organisations – if you have information that identifies individuals, then this concerns you. Key elements are …

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Change to meetings in March and April

The February meeting unfortunately had to be postponed at the last moment due to unforeseen circumstances.  So we rescheduling it for March and pushing back our planned March discussion to April.  This means that the next two meetings are: Wednesday 7th March at 6:30 :  “The High Street in 2018” – looking at plans, activities …

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Wealden Business e-focus

The November 2017 copy of the Wealden Business e-focus magazine can be viewed and downloaded here.   Among the items of interest are: 2018 Small Business Awards for the South East now open for entries – page 2 Pub is the Hub (PITH) activities in Wealden – the organisation looks to help pubs wanting to …

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