Get a pizza the action and a true taste of Italy at this new Tunbridge Wells pizzeria…

Napulè Pizza on Mount Ephraim is a new Italian eatery and takeaway that’s offering a genuine selection of delicious classic Italian street food. Eileen Leahy finds out more… Pizzas are one of the most popular takeaway choices, but let’s face it, the majority of the offerings from the big pizza chains are hardly authentic. Cheese-filled […]

Two online businesses open new joint pop-up boutique

Two local business entrepreneurs have teamed up to create a pop-up women’s fashion and accessories boutique in Tunbridge Wells. Sam Hipperson of fashion and accessories brand Love & Luxe, and Clair Hewitt of bag and homewares label Hermosa London, are collaborating on a pop-up boutique in Royal Victoria Place this autumn-winter season. The entrepreneurs have […]

Business censured for ‘misleading’ promotion

Last week, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) censured the minibond firm London Capital Finance (LCF) for ‘unfair and misleading’ promotions that made its bonds ‘appear a far more attractive investment than they were’. LCF is the company set up by Tunbridge Wells businessman and former Conservative Association chairman, Simon Hume-Kendall. As the firm is insolvent […]

Entrepreneurs make it their business to share their own inspiring stories

The Finance Hub, on The Pantiles was the location of another Make It Your Business event at the end of last month which saw Teresa Wickham, the Director of Covent Garden Market Authority, the largest flower, fruit, and veggie wholesale market in London, as its keynote speaker. Make It Your Business is a nationwide organisation […]

Singing banker adds X Factor to charity ride

NATWEST staff took part in a sponsored 700-mile singing ‘cycle ride’ in local branches last week, along with a former X Factor contestant. Every NatWest branch across the country was raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in its own way, but local staff chose a sponsored cycling and singing bike ride to Land’s End […]

Tom is top fundraiser in high-wire act for cousin

A CROWBOROUGH-based electricity worker completed a high-level challenge by abseiling off London’s ‘Cheesegrater’ building in memory of his cousin. As a linesman for UK Power Networks, Tom Rainbow is used to working at heights, but this time he had support from over 240 friends, family, colleagues and businesses, to become the top fundraiser in the […]

RVP Wilko to close but lifeline is offered to ex-employees

The Tunbridge Wells branch of Wilko has finally become a casualty of the chain’s collapse. The retailer recently announced that it was cutting 52 branches across the country, at a cost of more than 1,000 jobs. And the axe was swift – falling on the local branch, situated at Royal Victoria Place, with a swift […]

Site manager celebrates industry quality award

WINNING an award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) has been a long-held ambition for Tom Church, but it was being in charge of a project in Crowborough that helped him finally achieve it. Mr Church, 32, started work as Site Manager of the Ashdown Gardens residential development in Crowborough last year, and received […]

Media company gives shot in the arm to regional healthcare provider

A MEDIA agency is working to keep things local for businesses in the area, helping with a recruitment campaign for a private health provider, as well as remaining available for regional, national and international work, according to its director. Monson Road-based Digitom has recently completed both a recruitment campaign and a Sky TV ad for […]

Local businesses come together to help raise money for charity

Local barbers Denny’s Place on Grosvenor Road, held their annual ‘Denny’s Fest’ last month, to raise money for the Pickering Cancer Drop-In Centre. The festival, on July 29, marked the tenth anniversary of the death of the shop’s founder, Denny Rowe – famous in Tunbridge Wells as the ‘world’s fastest barber’. Denny passed away from […]


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