Friday, December 9th, 2022



As a local Sevenoaks girl, I was only young when my family opened Welham Jones. I remember many a family meeting between them all round the dining table at home having discussion and making plans. At the time I had no idea or understanding of what a funeral was or what it was like to lose a loved one. Since the age of seven I have grown up with funerals, it has become second nature to me and I guess has made me more aware of it now as an adult, and that it isn’t something to be feared, but to

Standing outside 11 Lime Tree Walk, the exterior is a stark contrast to the stunning, contemporary fresh space that exists inside. Created by local business partners and sisters, Sandie Johnston  and Cathy Emmins, the beautiful building oozes both sophistication and professionalism to satisfy a variety of business needs.[caption id="attachment_14495" align="alignnone" width="400"] Downstairs work space[/caption] Spread over 4,500 square feet and three floors, the space offers permanent desks and private offices from 7am-7pm, meeting rooms, hot desks from 8am-6pm enabling people to come and go as they please, as well as a relaxing lounge area and two convenient kitchen spaces. All of which

The Shutter Studio are excited to have joined the Sevenoaks community. Creating luxury yet affordable shutters, wooden blinds and screens for your home, they are now pleased to be serving the local area with their newest showroom which they launched at Polhill Garden Centre in March.With a close knit team of 28, the company was established in 2011 by founders Lance and Adam Allsop. To this day they pride themselves on being family orientated and community minded. This sense of cohesion makes a busy hub like Polhill the ideal location for the team to share their fantastic, cutting edge products. Customers

  Thursday evening 23rd June was the celebration of Sevenoaks District Chamber of Commerce’s 110th Anniversary.The event hosted by Chamber member Knocker & Foskett Solicitors, was held in the garden of their Red House premises and sponsored by Hilden Park Accountants and Handelsbanken Sevenoaks. This was a gathering of Chamber members in celebration of local businesses, both those long established and those new to the Chamber.Photo taken by Paul Burgess Photography The photo shows Mark Tuvey from Connectaphone, previous past Chairman; Katrina Walker from Thackray Williams, current Chairperson and Neil Schwemm from CHS Networks, one of the longest serving Chamber members, cutting

Sevenoaks resident Fleur McCrone has fast become a notable name in the world of fashion and style. Having successfully launched her thriving business Fine Styling just five years ago, Fleur has since built a reputable client base including high profile and celebrity names. With both her dedication and desire having fuelled her growing success, she is now fortunate enough to rub shoulders alongside some of the leading fashion houses including Paul Costelloe, Julien MacDonald, and Ba&sh Paris.Prior to her work as a one to one personal stylist, Fleur’s passion for fashion flourished during the five years she spent in the

Positivity, friendliness and proactivity are just a few of the attributes that Samir Moftah brings to Manak Solicitors in Sevenoaks. Having lived and trained in Kent for many years, Samir’s expertise as a multi disciplinary solicitor means he is able to offer locals a robust and cost effective solution to a variety of queries. These range from Employment Law, Settlement Agreements, Litigation including contractual disputes, landlord, tenant and contested probate, to Crime including motoring offences and fare evasion. Whatever the problem may be, Samir’s confident and efficient approach puts his clients at ease by providing them with trusted and well

We are delighted to announce that Dawn Blee has joined the Sevenoaks District Chamber of Commerce and will be taking over from Julie Phillips as CEO. This appointment marks the next chapter for the Chamber, as Dawn will navigate the Chamber and support local businesses, with a focus on recovery and regeneration following the Covid Pandemic.Dawn is an experienced business owner. She was co-founder of South East Tour Guides which makes her experience particularly relevant to our local Chamber as someone who has set up and grown her own business for the past twelve years. Concurrent with this, Dawn has

Mark Tuvey has built a strong reputation serving the Sevenoaks community over his years spent as Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. His sense of commitment and tenacity is now invested in his own budding business ConnectaGroup. Based in Sevenoaks, ConnectaGroup supply Phone, Energy and Payment Solutions for a variety of small to medium enterprises. By working with award-winning solution providers, ConnectaGroup strive to improve operational effectiveness, customer satisfaction and streamlined, affordable solutions.[caption id="attachment_13479" align="aligncenter" width="264"] Mark Tuvey[/caption]Providing a personable and effective service using products of the highest quality is paramount to Mark. This ethos is reflected in his supportive

What is it that turns a good book into a great book? The sort of book that is so rich and compelling that you simply cannot put it down? Unquestionably it starts with a talented and creative author, but the key to a truly successful book is in the editing. This is something known very well to local author Phillip Drown. With a passion for exceptional books and quality writing, Phillip understands exactly what is required to elevate a story to the highest publishable standard. Working closely with authors, Phillip helps to develop stories into something quite exceptional: assessing every chapter,

From highly accomplished chef to soon to be local Fishmonger, Greg Chester is transferring his passion for food by opening a fishmongers in Sevenoaks town on June 15th. Having worked in some of the most prestigious hotels and restaurants in the UK, Greg’s wealth of experience and knowledge has amplified his appreciation for the best and freshest quality ingredients. It is this quality and freshness combined with a warm smile that he will be serving the customers of Sevenoaks this summer. A career as a chef had always been an enduring ambition for Greg since his home economics lessons provided an