April Networking Event
  April saw the Chamber hold its bi-monthly networking event. This time we all met at The Taphouse Beer Café in South Street. Once again, the Chamber would like to thank owner Jonathan, and his fabulous team of Joe and Charis for being such great hosts. With over 40 business people in attendance, this event keeps on growing. Details of our June meeting will be announced shortly.  

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New members for April 2024
Park Cycles Welcome to Park Cycles based in Park Street.   In addition to selling new bikes, they also specialising in cycle repairs and servicing. All makes and types of cycles repaired and serviced. Plus, they also have the added bonus of cycle hire. Owner Toby Taylor says ”With over 30 years in the cycle trade and having worked at Park Cycles in Queens Street at the age of 18 and now, nearly 50 I am in the position to...

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Howell & Hicks – Celebrating 10 years
Howell & Hicks – Celebrating 10 years. Deal-based creative partnership Howell & Hicks is celebrating 10 years in business. Since April 2014, Jen Howell and Linda Hicks have worked with well-known names in Travel & Tourism, Health & Wellbeing, Pharmaceuticals, Art & Architecture, Finance, Entertainment and FMCG. And more locally, they've supported Walmer Tennis Club, Deal Town Council, Tayberry Catering, and Time & Tide Brewing with a wide range of branding and design projects. As Jen explained, they're proud and...

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DOVER DISTRICT COUNCIL LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF PLAN COULD MEAN DISASTER FOR DEAL
After two rounds of public consultation on its new Local Plan and a detailed examination by government inspectors, at the last moment before it is adopted, Dover District Council has added an additional paragraph that effectively bans new employment opportunities in Deal. If a business wanted to build a workshop in Deal bigger than 1000sqm to make widgets, in addition to all the other planning constraints it will now have to justify why it’s not choosing a site at Whitfield...

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Weddings return to The Pines
Boutique Weddings Kent are really pleased to be making available again weddings at The Pines Garden and Pines Calyx in St.Margaret’s Bay.   The Gardens are six acres of organically managed garden with a lake and views overlooking the sea and white cliffs.   The Pines Calyx is a purpose built low carbon events venue that overlooks the gardens and English Channel.       The venue has previously up until a few years ago been a wedding venue, and...

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New members for March 2024
The Cybershed    Cybershed Technology are your local friendly IT support team, their services include Business & Residential Computer Tech Support. Their 200 plus clients are both business and home users and some business areas they support are Estate Agency, Care Homes (CQC IT compliance), Hospitality, Dental, Automotive, Educational. They operate across Kent and Sussex and offer contractual or ad-hoc support. They also have an office in Deal where they provide training, computer servicing and any IT related queries. Managing...

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And now for the latest snooze….
      SLEEP Find out more here   Improve your sleep with this 6-week course. Week by week, learn new techniques, have the chance to try them out, and report back on how it is working for you. Topic covered: Routines – why they are useful and setting up an evening routine that works for you and breathing techniques to help you sleep. Also: How to wind down and relax What to do if you can’t sleep or wake...

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News from Stilwell and Singleton
          Stilwell and Singleton are delighted to announce that Louise Hawkey has joined the Deal office as a conveyancer. For all Conveyancing needs please do get in touch on 01304 206 850. Have you made your will? In addition, Stilwell and Singleton are supporting Pilgrims Hospices  

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New members for February 2024
Relocate to East Kent Anita Lewis and Beth Morgan, the owners of Relocate to East Kent are Property Finders and Buying Agents who help you find your perfect home to buy or rent, also temporary accommodation or holiday lets. They work for you, the buyer or renter. To find out more take a look  Relocate to East Kent or email Anita or  email Beth Hudson Admin Established in 2019 initially to support Deal Business owners, Hudson Admin now have a...

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Always look on the light side……
Pictured above: two members of the lights team,  Martin Catt on the left and Colin Mallinson who is always right... Our wonderful Christmas lights team met this month to discuss ideas for 2024. It was an enlightening conversation, with many positive suggestions made. One thing that was illuminated was that no matter watt, the team would really appreciate additional input from experienced electrical and electronics volunteers. If you would like to find out more and perhaps be part of the...

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