New members for January 2024

This month we welcome a diverse and interesting mix of businesses to our numbers covering Mind, Body and Sole!



Mind: Starting with Diane Taylor, Integrative Counsellor. Diane says:

“I am an Integrative Counsellor, which is a confusing title. It means I use a mix of different Models of Counselling. Perhaps the best way to explain this is that it is like having many ingredients to make a cake and choosing the best ones for the job.

I trained at the University of Kent in Canterbury. I have studied many types of Counselling over the years and recently completed a training course with Metanoia Institute in Counselling for Depression. This really goes back to the original talking therapies and is a gentle therapy”.

Diane can be contacted via her  website or via email


Body: Next, what better way to keep you body in good shape than to get on your bike! We welcome not only a newly formed business but a relative newcomer to our lovely town. Paul Keleher from Paul’s Bikes Repairs says:

“We moved from Bexleyheath to Walmer in October 2022 and at the time I was still commuting back to London every day.

Exactly a year ago I decided to hang up my corporate boots as an Electrical Engineer and enter into retirement. However, I knew that I would get bored very quickly so decided to expand my hobby of building and maintaining mine and my families own bikes (Currently 7 bikes) into a small business, so Paul’s Bike Repairs was born. As I’m “retired” I decided to only work 2 1/2 days a week, offering bike servicing and repairs. I’m not a bike shop and have no ambitions to be one.  I’m not adverse to taking on the unusual and so far this year have worked on 3 trikes, a Tandem and a Hand cycle, along with the usual mix of road and mountain bikes.”   

Paul can be contacted via his Facebook page or mobile no. 07713 415679 or via  email


Sole: We are pleased to welcome the team at The Fryer Tuck, Fish and Chip Shop.

The Fryer Tuck is a family run fish and chip shop est. circa 1950, and is currently run by Jamie Culver, a 3rd generation fryer alongside Yasmin Jones, Assistant Manager, Jamie’s parents, and an excellent front of house team.

Opening the shop with his brother in 2009, taking it over from their Grandmother Flo, the business has been continuously evolving to keep up with customer demand and changing requirements. They offer a wide range of vegan and gluten free options in addition to keeping the more traditional fish and chip shop menu.

Home delivery is available every night they are open anywhere in the CT14 postcode. In addition to takeaway and call & collect orders, they are also able to cater for large events such as weddings, or other gatherings in local halls.

In Jamie’s own words, “We love what we do and take great pride in offering freshly cooked food. You can expect friendly service with a smile, plenty of banter and excellent food.  I’m immensely proud of living in Deal, and I’m looking forward to being able to contribute to the Chamber alongside my existing local volunteering commitments.”

The Fryer Tuck can be found at 49 College Road, Deal CT14 6DD and are open 4:30pm to 9pm on Friday and Saturday.

They can be contacted via their Facebook page – or call 01304 364221.