Category: MBF News

Information about the EU referendum

There’s now more information available ahead of our discussion on 3rd May. As well as the main “EU: In or Out” page there are now three sub-pages dealing with Economic Arguments, Legislation and Security.  Further facts will be added as we track them down, together with a sub-page on Migration, You will also see a quick 2-question survey …

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Tenders, proposals and contracts

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It may not sound like the most exciting topic for a discussion.  But we covered subjects that are vital for many businesses in our March 2016 meeting: completing a tender and making your offer as compelling as possible is mandatory for winning business in most cases in the public and third sectors.  It is also often …

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Staying safe: latest warnings on scams and frauds

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Click/tap/swipe here to download the Fraud newsletter February 2016 from Sussex Police and Neighbourhood Watch. While no doubt we are familiar with most of the scams, it is worthwhile keeping up to date with their latest forms and being reminded of what we need to do to keep safe. Also, if you have neighbours or friends who …

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MBF plans for 2016

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Happy New Year and best wishes for 2016 to all MBF members and visitors to this website. We are now working on plans for meetings during the coming year.  This will include a new summer social event, and we are talking to WDBA (Wealden & District Business Association) about the possibility of a joint event with them. …

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Funding for apprenticeship training

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The government is providing funding to spend on delivering Apprenticeships in the work place for free. The funding can be used To train existing staff as part of your CPD commitment to them; To recruit new members of staff as Apprentices The qualifications are free of charge to both the employer and the candidate/member of staff …

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Business mistakes not to make

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There were plenty of heartfelt tales at the March 2015 Mayfield Business Forum meeting as we discussed business mistakes and how to avoid them.  People talked of those whom they had trusted and who had let them down, of customers who had convincing excuses for not paying resulting in large debts that had to be …

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The experiment

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UPDATE 27 Feb : Gary Kendall is now unfortunately away on business so we will instead have a discussion on “Common Mistakes that Business Owners Make – and How to Avoid Them” and Gary will talk at our May meeting Our next MBF meeting is going to be on Wednesday 4th March – the first …

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Renewable Energy for Mayfield

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If you are interested in the idea of renewable energy or of having more control of our own energy resources (and pricing) come along to a meeting on Saturday 24th January at The Memorial Hall at 2pm. Transition Mayfield is considering the possibility of a renewable energy project and is seeking to establish whether there …

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Survey on MBF dates

UPDATE 2nd Feb 2015 The survey has now closed and we are analysing the results.  We will let everyone know the outcome very soon.  Watch out for a post with the results. A number of people have said they are interested in attending MBF meetings but cannot make the current time and dates (first Tuesday …

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Building up Burnetts in the High Street

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We were very grateful to Andrew Burnett for speaking at our meeting on 2nd September 2014 and answering questions in the discussion that followed.  He told us about how he learnt the business of being an estate agent working in another agency and then took over the branch in the High Street to create his …

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