Business Continuity

You can check how prepared you are for events that could have a major disruption on your business by downloading this checklist provided by the Wealden Community and Regeneration team

Central and local government resources

Business is great is a government website offering “support, advice and inspiration for growing your business”.  It includes sections on finance (including equity, debt and tax relief), employment and skills (including legal requirements, apprentices and training resources), new markets (including exports and public procurement) and new ideas (IP, patent protection and funding)

Action in Rural Sussex (AirS), “supporting rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work” has an HR consultancy which offers advice on areas such as employment, flexible working, disciplinary procedures, maternity and paternity leave and equal opportunities


Free press release sites

There are a number of sites which will accept your press releases and publish them on their sites for free, which is useful for gaining publicity for your organisation.   Most of them offer a limited free service, but also have a more  fully featured chargeable offering.  Note that using paid for services will give …

Other local networking groups

Crowborough & District Chamber of Commerce runs regular meetings including breakfast meetings on the first Tuesday of the month. For more details, go to their website There’s a very good list of Sussex networking groups and events on the Pearce Marketing website to allow you to expand your networking

Broadband speed

My broadband has just slowed to a crawl, which seems to coincide with most children coming home from school.  The broadband speed check I ran says I can achieve about 3.5Mbps but I am currently on course to download a 140MB manual in about 30 minutes, which I reckon at more like 0.1Mbps, and there …

Local information

This page shows useful local information about Mayfield, Five Ashes and the general area around including Wealden and Tunbridge Wells. Members of MBF are welcome to submit information to Roger Stone for inclusion here. Postal Services Two letters from the Royal Mail can be downloaded : the first, dated August 2012 , gives details of …

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