Category: MBF News

Mayfield Shops and Services Update

UPDATE 28th May: I have now received some updates to the list below. For the latest list please go to the Mayfield & Five Ashes website businesses page Some of the High Street shops have managed to stay open during the COVID-19 lockdown – and thanks to all their brilliant staff who have kept the …

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Online meetings

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All MBF meetings are now going to be held online until the COVID-19 meeting restrictions are lifted or eased enough to get back to face-to-face meetings For the meeting on 3rd June we are going to use Zoom and see what participants think of it. It should work well, given its ease of use and …

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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Here’s a summary of the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer made last Thursday (26th March 2020). It was compiled by Gavin Ross of Ross Management Accountancy. Please note that you should check with your own accountant or HMRC for any specific advice relating to your own circumstances. “The long-awaited statement from the Chancellor, …

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MBF 10th anniversary meeting

Here are some photos from the MBF 10th anniversary meeting which was held on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 – as usual the Rose & Crown kindly let us use their function room for the meeting. It will great to see 4 of the 5 people who came to the first meeting and who still attend …

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Dementia friends training

MAYFACS are working towards making Mayfield and Five Ashes dementia friendly and therefore gaining Dementia Friendly Status. They are organising information sessions by a Dementia Friends Chamption to explain what it means to be a Dementia Friend and how you can help in many different ways – every action counts. Click on tbe button to …

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Free money – yes, if you meet the criteria

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Grants for startups. small and medium businesses are just one of the ways that companies, traders and the self-employed in East Sussex are being helped.  At the November MBF meeting, Ian Smallwood, of Business East Sussex, told us about these grants and the other types of support that his organisation provides. The grants can provide …

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Tips for keeping safe online

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Chris White, Police Cyber Security Advisor | Police Cyber Prevent Supervisor at the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit , gave a fascinating, useful and slightly scary talk on the dangers lurking in the online world. The fact that cyber crime now makes up about half of all crime should remind us of the need to take …

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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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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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Christmas dinner 2017

A convivial time had by all – 20 members and guests at the Rose & Crown on Tuesday 5th December 2017