Fuggles launches book club with beer

Fuggles Beer Café is combining the perfect pairing of pages and pints this month with the launch of a brand-new book club. The book club will commence on February 27 at 7.30pm at the Café on Grosvenor Road, with all future meetings taking place on the last Tuesday of every month. The aim of the […]

Friends’ stock rises with £50k Dragons Den investment

TWO childhood friends from Tunbridge Wells, Charlie Gilpin and Sam Moss, appeared on the latest series of BBC One’s Dragons’ Den on February 8 in a bid to gain a £50,000 investment for their frozen food innovation business, STOCKED. The business, based in East London and run by the two entrepreneurs produces a range of […]

Trial of Tunbridge Wells mini-bond firm to begin this month

Men at centre of minibond firm collapse are sued for £32million

A DATE for the court case over the London Finance and Capital (LCF) mini-bond scandal has been scheduled for this month, five years after the company collapsed. The civil case has 10 defendants including Tunbridge Wells businessman and former local Conservative Association chairman, Simon Hume-Kendall, Mr Hume-Kendall’s wife Helen Hume-Kendall and LCF Chief Executive Michael […]

Housing market is past ‘peak pain’ and now levelling out after volatility

DESPITE the Chancellor’s recent Autumn Statement not delivering on a number of areas many in the property sector had hoped for – such as a reduction in Stamp Duty and other incentives – according to newly published mainstream and prime house price forecasts for 2024 to 2028, which have been seen by the Times, the […]

It’s a Christmas window wonderland

The winner of this year’s Big Reveal Window Display competition has been announced. Over 2,100 voters chose their favourite retail and hospitality festive window displays across the three areas of The Big Reveal. Many of the local traders flexed their creative muscles and created fantastic festive displays, but there could only be one overall winner. […]

GingerMay receives B Corp certification

GingerMay, a multi-award-winning agency for integrated B2B tech communications, has announced its B Corp Certification – an achievement that verifies its sustainable values. It joins a global community of businesses that prioritise social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. GingerMay has made a legal commitment to uphold B Corp values, the highest standard a socially […]

Government recognition for local charity

A care co-ordinator for local disability charity Aspens was chosen to mingle with other charity professionals and a Government minister at 10 Downing Street earlier this month, in one of a number of recent events recognising the Pembury-based organisation. Megan Bruce, the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Transition Coordinator, took up an invitation issued to Aspens […]

Loyalty scheme reaches fundraising milestone early

TN CARD members enjoying themselves at the loyalty scheme’s summer party reached a major fundraising milestone unexpectedly early, thanks to persistent and sustainable fundraising. Since launching three years ago, the shopping and services scheme, which covers Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, has donated £20,000 to its charity partner, West Kent Mind. TN card founder Jess […]

Grants given out in a BID to boost town businesses

LOCAL events and markets have been allocated thousands of pounds worth of grants this year, in a campaign by the RTW Business Improvement District (BID) to increase visitor numbers in town year-round. Following the May 1 deadline for the event and market grants, assessments and decisions were made quickly this year to allow spring events […]


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