If you would like to take part in the Evening Variety Concert, on Friday 1st June, which is part of the villages weekend of Diamond Jubilee celebrations, then please apply by filling in the form below:
For further details, Contact Donald Page on: 825693.
We are a friendly social group that meet to talk about all things business.
We meet at 19:30-21:00 on the 1st Thursday of every month
See the South Marston Village Website, Tower and Tap magazine or contact Hannah Jones at Hannah@BlueKiteCoach.com or 07545141774 for further details.
5th January – 7 wastes of lean – Georgina and hosted by Amanda Burchell @ 3 Ash Gardens
(Open to non SM Residents too!)
2nd February – Marketing Talk – Carolyn Page @ 10 Rawlings Close
1st March – Reflexology – Kerry Robinson Blanchard
29th March (note change of date to avoid the Easter Holiday)
Eat that Frog Learning PlayTime – Hannah Jones
3rd May – How to keep skills current
7th June – Book Sharing and Learning Evening – Hannah Jones @ 1 Byron Court
5th July – Exceeding Customer Expectations with Bespoke Hand Finished Interlined Curtains – Linda Warwick Cornes @ Nightingale Farm
If you know anything about fruit trees then I would really appreciate your help to solve my pest problem:
Every year for the last 4 years, my Cooking Apple Tree has been afflicted with the same pest. Sometimes we get one or two apples growing but they don’t get to a good size and drop off before they are ready.
The Conference Pear Tree on the same wall is thriving and we are expecting a huge crop against next year.
Both our trees are espalier and cut back at the end of each season. We have also tried leaving out apple until the spring before cutting back, but it made no difference.
Any help or insight would be gratefully received.
The Swindon Advertiser are holding a competition to find out who is your (or your child’s) favourite teacher, details here.
We only have until Monday (13th June) to get our entries in.
Wouldn’t it be fabulous if one of the teachers at South Marston Primary School was in the paper!
I’m off now to buy my copy of the Adver and fill out the form to vote for my favourite teacher…
We meet at 19:30-21:00 on the 1st Thursday of every month somewhere in South Marston.
For a list of topics click on the Calender button in the menu bar above, see screenshot below.
See Tower and Tap or contact Hannah@BlueKiteCoach.com 07545141774 for further details.
I read this article on the over use of social media and thought it was a great compliment to our discussions last month.
Thank you to everyone who has already completed the Saturday Scene Survey.
If you have ever attended Saturday Scene as a parent or a helper then please would you click on the link below and answer a few questions.
Click here to help us make Saturday Scene even better…
Would you like a directory of everyone who lives or works in a small business in South Marston?
Please e-mail me or add a comment below.
Since I have started thinking of setting up my business, over two years ago, I have been seeking out local businesses and switching to their services with the words “support local” ringing in my ears.
I have used and would highly recommend every one of the following:
- Beauty Treatments – Rae-Marie Bowdidge, Raediance
- B&B accommodation – Georgina Kirby, Village Apartments
- B&B accommodation – Jackie Sansum, The Old Post Office
- Book Keeping and Credit Control – Many Larcombe
- Gifts and Bath Products – Amanda Burchell, Aquileia
- Home maintenance – Brian Bell
- Independent Financial Advice – Sarah Watch, EFP
- Marketing Mentoring – Carolyn and Donald Page, Colporteur
- Preschool – South Marston Preschool
- Preschool and Childcare – White Cottage
- School – South Marston Primary School
- Swimming pool and Coffee Shop – South Marston Hotel
- Taxi – Martin
Of course this list wouldn’t be complete without our babysitters Sam, Dan, Ellie and Martha
or all the services I use in Highworth and our surrounding villages of which my favourite are: Andrews the Butchers, Greengrocers Chris and Heather, Read Landscaping, Westrop Surgery, Highworth Dental Practice, Roves Farm, KendellBell …
WOW, by my calculation I am using the services of a talented individual in almost every road in our village: Rawlings Close, Greenfields, Thornhill Road, Highworth Road, Byron Court, Church Farm Lane, Ash Gardens, Church Ground, Chapel Lane and Quarrybrook Close.
What a talented bunch we are 😀
If you would like a Business Directory of South Marston or know of other businesses I haven’t listed above please e-mail me or add a comment below.
What would you like our SME Business Group to be called?
What is our group’s vision and/or purpose?
It would really help the group if you would add your thoughts/comments on this website so everyone can be involved in the discussion.
If you have any problems adding a comment, just e-mail them to me and I will post them (then refer you to Donald for some website training :D)
Initiated in April 2009 by Simon Olive, the South Marston SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Group meets regularly to chat about work issues, share ideas and generally feel that they are not alone in the big world of business.
Sarah Watch hosted our first event of 2010 on the 1st March. We used the opportunity to plan a regular monthly meeting – and to eat chocolate fondue – yum! (I think I did a great job of convincing my hips that the copious quantities of fruit meant that it was actually quite healthy)
Our agreed diary of events is now on the South Marston village website here
and on the central calender here