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The High Life Magazine for Mansfield

& Ashfield area

Halloween Approaches Ghosts and Ghouls are Abroad Rufford Abbey & Park England’s most Haunted? See inside for local Ghostly events

Also in this issue Celebrating our Successful Sporting Heroes Pantomime Season Approaches Local Business Exports on the Increase

Issue 08 October 2012 Delivered FREE to local households and businesses

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COMMUNITY  CORPORATE  CULTURE


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Welcome

Contents October 2012

COMMUNITY 4 Stand Proud - Of our Sporting Heroes CULTURE 8 Wedding Attire This Autumn 24 Ghouls and Ghosts 26 Restaurant Review - Marcus at the Mint

4 Welcome to the October edition of The High Life.

CORPORATE 14 Latest Regional Export Statistics 16 Mansfield 2020 News 20 Keys to Success 21 Corporate Calendar

What a fantastic summer we have had, maybe not with the weather, but our superb successes both with the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics and Paralympics certainly warmed our hearts and souls.

REGULAR FEATURES 5 Youth Zone - Student Success 12 Enjoy Good Health 22 Femme Page Di’s Leisure Blog 26 What’s On in October

I am thrilled to be the Editor of a magazine that can stand proud of its local area. How many others can shout of 6 local sporting heroes, fabulous academic success and a host of stories of how the local community works together through fundraising events and sponsorships? We hope you are enjoying our positive news magazine for your local area and please keep sending YOUR feedback and YOUR news.

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Stand Proud of our Sporting Heroes Enjoy The High Life in Mansfield & Ashfield Our aim at The High Life is to promote the fabulous community, culture & corporate life you can enjoy in the Mansfield & Ashfield Area. We want to simply shout about the numerous positive things about living in our area from both a business and personal perspective. Also whatever your age, sex, religion, race or background you can have a high quality of life with hope, vision and a future in the Mansfield and Ashfield area.

Ollie Hynd, who swims with the Mansfield Nova Squad, brings back the full collection of medals from the Paralympics – gold, silver and bronze. Ollie won gold in the SM8 200m individual Medley, silver in the S8 Men’s 400m Freestyle and bronze in the S8 100m Backstroke Sam Hynd, whose swimming roots are in Mansfield but now trains in Swansea while at university, scooped his bronze in the S8 400m Freestyle.

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Fellow Mansfield Nova Paralympic swimmer, Charlotte Henshaw won silver in the SB6 100m Breaststroke and was just three hundredths of a second from taking gold, which was won by Ukrainian’s Viktoriia Savtsova.

Mansfield’s Olympic swimmer, Rebecca Adlington took her first bronze in the London Aquatic Centre in the Women’s 400m Freestyle and then took her second in the 800m Freestyle. photo: British Gas


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COMMUNITY

The Executive Mayor Tony Egginton said: Team GB Olympic badminton player, Chris Adcock, has played for Mansfield Badminton Club from the age of eight. represented GB as part of the mixed doubles. Chris and his partner Imogen Bankier, lost to German pair Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels. Sophie Wells, Paralympic Equestrian, won a team gold and two individual silver medals at the Games. Sophie will appear on a Royal Mail stamp, featuring GB’s Paralympic equestrian team.

“For each of these athletes to represent Great Britain at the Olympics and Paralympics is a massive achievement. However, for these athletes to return with a combined total of seven medals is extraordinary and shows Mansfield and Nottinghamshire is in a league of their own for producing top athletes”.


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CULTURE

YOUTHZONE Samworth Academy celebrates achievements in A level and GCSE results. Local Student Success Stories A spokesperson for West Nottinghamshire College said: “Student enrolment and induction is one of the highlights of the college calendar –always full of energy, excitement and optimism for the future. “There’s a real buzz as they enrol on their courses and then enjoy the fun and interactive induction activities during their early weeks at college. “As well as taking part in team-building activities, students learn about the range of services and support available to them – from finance, transport, health and welfare, and the Students’ Union – and the volunteering and enterprise opportunities designed to boost their employability skills and prepare them for the next stage of their journey.”

In GCSE’s the Academy reports 97% of students achieved five or more high grade passes (A*- C). This was yet another year on year increase from a record breaking 92% last year. The majority of students will be returning to the Academy to study in the Sixth Form. The results at A Levels broke all previous records and the results for the students at both A level and AS continue to build on the improvements which The Academy has been making year on year. The vast majority of students are moving on to higher education and will have been successful in getting into the University of their choice. Michael Griffiths, Principal at The Samworth

Caption: Students heard about volunteering opportunities from ex-student, volunteer and Olympic torch-bearer Tim Isterling (front, third right), who visited the college in September as part of its induction programme. Sutton Centre Community College is delighted with its exam results from this summer – the best ever once again! 41% of our year 11 achieved the crucial 5+ A* - C grades at GCSE including English and Maths, whilst 89% achieved 5+ A* - C grades in all subjects. These outcomes represent a massive springboard for them for A levels and further education. Several of our highest achieving pupils got 10 or more GCSE’s all at A*/A grade, which is outstanding. However, the college also expects its Value Added Measure to once again place amongst the very best in the entire country – meaning that

the school gets excellent results for all its pupils, whatever their level of ability. Our year 13 students also did very well again with nearly all students achieving a pass in all subjects, and over a third of all the grades achieved were grade A or B. All those intending to move on into higher education have won a university place. “ Sutton College Adult Education results have also been good which illustrates the quality of delivery that learners can receive by enrolling on a course with us”. Simon Martin Acting Principal

Church Academy said “This has been another exciting day following our successful A Level results last week. The large improvement in our GCSE results is a fantastic achievement. We have reached levels that many people would not have thought possible when the Academy opened. The Academy has a real belief in what its people can achieve, these results are a real tribute to the hard work of students and the support they have had from our hardworking staff and committed parents.” “Our vision for the Academy remains a long term vision. The results at A Level and GCSE this year have given us a lot of satisfaction and pride. However, we have a very ambitious wide ranging agenda and we will do everything we can to continue these improvements in the years ahead.” c/o Louise Brimble Samworth Church Academy


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Groom For The

Fashion by Natalie

The Best Choices for Wedding attire Fashion by Natalie

The Modern Man’s Guide To Tailoring Part Two: It’s All In The Details. It’s time for part two of our suit guide. After the day to day business suit, there’s that all important special occasion formal wear, and what better reason to invest in a brand new ensemble than a wedding? The formal three piece. If you’re at home in formal wear, a three piece suit is a great option. Let the waistcoat do all the talking and opt for an understated shirt and tie combo. Three-button waistcoats are slimming and traditional but there are plenty of other options. How about a low-slung, vintage inspired waistcoat great for showing off extra wedding quirks like a pocket watch? Lapels and pockets. If you want to look crisp and modern, choose a jacket with a slim lapel. Peaked lapels are also in vogue now and can be more striking than their sleeker alternatives. Remember, just because you’re in formal wear, doesn’t mean you can’t inject a little personality. A ticket pocket adds flair and a breast pocket can be used to liven up your look - a carefully placed white pocket square offers a touch of eccentricity. Colour and pattern. The classic appeal of a plain suit cannot be overstated and the darker the colour, the easier it is to wear bolder shirt and tie combinations. The colour of the moment is blue. Not too light and not too dark, this season’s blue is altogether more vibrant than navy. Wear it with a shirt and tie in other shades of blue to hit the trend head on. If you prefer a patterned suit, try this season’s favourite - shadow plaid. From a distance, shadow plaid almost appears as a single colour, but up close the checked pattern is revealed. Wear with a crisp white shirt for maximum effect. Or if your hosts are aiming for a more relaxed affair, why not opt for separates - a bold jacket accentuated by neutral trousers? Experiment with different details, just remember this - don’t try to do it all - choose your favourite style features and run with them. Image Information Images from BURTON, 0845 121 4514, www.burton.co.uk

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Bride

For The

Ladies, It’s All About The Hat Fashion by Natalie

Two consecutive seasons of decorative daywear trending on the catwalk have left us with plenty of options for wedding attire from lace, brocade, silk and organza to velvet. But what’s really exciting about weddings right now are the accessories. Last year’s royal wedding has put the hat at the forefront of fashion giving women the inspiration and confidence to experiment. I caught up with experienced local hat maker Karen Bromilow for her insights on the latest wedding hat trends. ‘Kate Middleton really has promoted the wearing of hats,’ says Karen, ‘Milliners have seen an increase in ladies asking for medium sized vintage percher hats a la Kate. I predict that we will see more of these sophisticated hats next season,’ she adds. Karen is enthusiastic about wedding hats, ‘I love to see ladies wearing pillbox hats at weddings. Pillboxes are usually smaller than traditional hats and don’t have a brim. Ladies tend to wear them with a partial face veil - I love the “just over one eye” look,’ she says, adding

that ‘many ladies ask for their pillboxes to be embellished with beads to match their choice of jewellery. Pillboxes should be worn at a jaunty angle’. Mothers of the bride are often the most anxious about their outfit and hat combinations so I asked Karen for her advice, ‘More and more mother of the brides are opting for a fitted dress with bolero jacket - Ian Stuart, Linea Raffaelli and John Charles are all well loved by mother of the brides’. And what about the hat? ‘I love to see this style of outfit with a large, stylish sweeping saucer, worn to the side of the head, it looks so classy. It’s practical too as you have a “free side” to your face enabling you to greet guests with a kiss! You won’t be able to do this with many of the wide brimmed hats’. To enquire about a bespoke hat from

Karen go to www.karenbromilow.co.uk. Karen was the winner of the Hat of the Day at the recent Southwell Racecourse Ladies Day published in the September edition of The High Life. Visit. wwwthehighlifemagazine.co.uk

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Karen’s Top Tips 1. When trying on a hat, experiment with adjusting it in several positions on your head, tilted to the left, the right, the back and the front. 2. Mother of the bride: don’t forget that you will be at the front of the church as the guests arrive so the back of your hat is just as important as the front of it. First impressions count! 3. If you have a good hat, you don’t necessarily need to buy a new one. Many of my customers have only one or two hats. They have them re-trimmed every year. 4. Take consideration into how the colour of the hat may change your complexion. Try the hat on in daylight before buying as the sun will shine through a wide brimmed hat and the colour will reflect on to your face. 5. Consider buying your hat before you buy your outfit. Believe it or not, it’s easier to match an outfit to a hat than a hat to an outfit. Before studying millinery, I purchased a lime green dress and desperately wanted a wide brimmed lime green hat to match it... but on the wedding photos, my face appears yellow!

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Police and Crime Commissioner Election 15th November 2012 I am working with the Nottinghamshire Police Area Returning Officer Allen Graham (Chief Executive of Rushcliffe Borough Council) who has the countywide responsibility to conduct the election of the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire. The election will be held on Thursday 15 November 2012. This is the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner election. Nottinghamshire is one of 41 police areas in England and Wales where the new Commissioner will replace the existing Police Authority. The Police Area Returning Officer is in charge of briefing potential candidates about the process, raising awareness of the election, declaring results and ensuring proper election conduct. The Police Area Returning Officer will be supported by seven local returning officers

Cheering on the Robin Hood Runners Spare a thought for Chris Holder of McGregors Corporate Mansfield who will be running the Robin Hood half marathon on Sunday 30th September with his daughter Sophie in support of the Mansfield charity; Jigsaw.

I would appreciate your support between now and November to help raise awareness across Nottinghamshire about the following: ˜ The opportunity for people to stand as a candidate to become the Police and ˜ Crime Commissioner ˜ Making sure residents register to vote ˜ Helping voters understand the election process and how to vote ˜ Opportunity to stand as a candidate Specific details about the role of Police and Crime Commissioners can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/policecrime-commissioners/public/what-is-pcc/ There is a briefing session for potential candidates at 6pm on 19 Sept at Rushcliffe Civic Centre, Pavilion Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5FE. Anyone interested in standing as a candidate, or anyone who wants to find out more about standing, should attend. Candidates will need 100 signatures and there is a returnable deposit of £5,000 assuming they get enough votes. Deadline for receipt of candidate nominations for the Police and Crime Commissioner should

but I have continued through the pain and will be doing a 2 hour training run on Sunday. I am confident and determined that I will and also achieve or get very close to

Half Marathon to try and raise funds for

my 2 hour target time despite the lack of

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training”. Diane, The High Life Editor, will

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donating at least £25 then the target will be met. I have never run a marathon or a half marathon before in my life. Unfortunately, I did not realise that being a 54 year old meant that I would be beset

Any requests for further information or clarification please email David Mitchell communications lead for Police Area Returning Officer at dmitchell@rushcliffe.gov.uk

training schedule

the decision to run in the Robin Hood

for them, so if I can get 200 people each

This election will involve a different way of voting for the majority of residents who can vote for their first and second choice on the one ballot paper. The Electoral Commission will be sending an information booklet to all residents in October 2012 detailing how to vote but in the meantime details can be found online at www. aboutmyvote.co.uk a website run by the

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Register of electors To ensure you can vote your name needs to be on the register of electors. The registers are currently being updated by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire District Councils and the deadline for names to be added is Wednesday 31 October 2012. You can register by contacting your local council. Election process and how to vote

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be returned to the Police Area Returning Officer by 19 October 2012.

There is still time to donate and be easily made online by following the link below: http://www.justgiving.com/ chrisandsophieholder Jigsaw Support Scheme is a registered charity based in Mansfield, North Nottinghamshire providing social care projects which

enhance independence and can vastly improve people’s quality of life, including home-visiting support, befriending, information and opportunities to socialise such as regular befriending lunches. Registered Charity No: 1085592 www.jigsawmansfield.org.uk


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Mansfield is blooming marvellous Mansfield is celebrating after scooping silver in the Best Small City category at the East Midlands in Bloom awards ceremony held in Spalding yesterday.

play in the management of parks and open spaces across the District, highlighting the gardening activities with raised beds at Yoeman Hill Park as a notable example.

This year Mansfield returned to the East Midlands in Bloom competition after a one year break.

Cllr Philip Shields, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “I am proud that Mansfield has won the silver in the small cities category of the East Midlands in Bloom competition.”

Judging for the competition took place in July when judges from the Royal Horticultural Society were given a whistlestop tour of the District’s parks and open spaces, meeting representatives of the Friends of the Parks and Local Nature Reserves groups who have contributed to the competition. The work of the Mansfield BID was also showcased with over 100 floral features and baskets funded by town centre traders, along with the excellent work at King Edward’s School where a memorial garden and vegetable plot has been created. The judges were particularly impressed with the active role the Friends groups

“Bloom is a real community project and my thanks go to our marvellous parks’ department staff, who have worked tirelessly for months with members of local businesses and school and community groups to ensure the District has been seen at its very best. “We now working to ensure we surpass this year’s performance to scoop gold in next year’s in Bloom competition.” Further information about parks and open spaces across the District is available at www.mansfield.gov.uk/parks

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Tailoring a personal game plan to your specific needs and desires can be a big help. List the reasons why you want to quit and then keep copies of the list in the places where you’d normally keep your cigarettes, such as in your jacket, purse, or car. Your reasons for quitting smoking might include: ˜ I will feel healthier and have more energy, whiter teeth, and fresher breath. ˜ I will lower my risk for cancer, heart attacks, strokes, early death, cataracts, and skin wrinkling. ˜ I will make myself and my partner, friends, and family proud of me. ˜ I will no longer expose my children and others to the dangers of my second-hand smoke. ˜ I will have a healthier baby (If you or

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CORPORATE Welcome to the High Life Corporate Section  Keep up to date with local business news  A great platform for your business promotion  Diary Dates, Networking News, Business Events  PLUS, +ve Information about Corporate Life in our Area 

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Welcome to The High Life Contents 14 Nottinghamshire Business Leaders Report 16 Mansfield 2020 Networking and News 18 Profile Plus 20 Keys to Success- Ask an Internet Entrepreneur 21 Corporate Calendar


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Child Benefit Fiasco Back in March, the Chancellor announced that Child Benefit will start to be withdrawn from families where one partner has income in excess of £50,000. This is due to take effect in January 2013 but there are some serious practical difficulties which it appears the government are not paying any attention to. The Institute of Chartered Accountants have called the Government’s upcoming changes to child benefit a ‘policy disaster’ which is in danger of becoming an ‘operational and reputational disaster’ when it becomes law. The main practical difficulties arise due to the fact that Child Benefit is likely to be paid to one partner whilst it could be the other partner who has to refund it. The plan is that the tax code for the higher earner will be amended to adjust for the level of income on a real time basis - coinciding with the introduction of real time operation of PAYE. If you think about this, any payments such as Christmas bonuses, or commissions that fluctuate month to month will lead to a change in the amounts being clawed back. And then if the position reverses the following month it will change the picture yet again. The situation also presupposes that each partner knows exactly how much the other is earning and it doesn’t take long once you start considering how this might affect a self employed tax payer before you realise that this is a fiasco. We have to wait and see if this will be another area of policy where we will see a “U-turn” but if not, great care should be taken when dealing with the Child Benefit payments.

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CORPORATE Nottinghamshire business leaders comment on latest regional export statistics: First six months of 2012 show exports are up compared to last year Export expert for the East Midlands UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) regional director Peter Hogarth, joined by Chief Executive of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber (NDCC), George Cowcher and Ron Lynch, Regional Director for the Institute of Directors (IoD) in commenting on the latest quarterly export figures released by the HMRC, for April to June 2012 Three Notts exporters demonstrate the value of exports to their firms ˜ Exports for the East Midlands for the first half of 2012 hit £9.1 billion to the end of June, compared to £8.5 billion for the equivalent period in 2011 ˜ Exports to Asia and Oceania, mainly India and China, hit £2 billion for the first six months, up by 24 per cent compared to the same period last year ˜ Exports to Middle-East and North Africa up by 27 per cent, £140m, for the same period ˜ Exports to EU from January to June down by £232m compared to the same period last year - £4billion compared to £4.2 billion Peter Hogarth, Regional Director for UKTI East Midlands, said:“In the East Midlands we continue to increase overseas sales year on year but we can’t afford to rest on our laurels. To get growth, we need even more companies to export. “It’s great to see that exports to markets further afield continue to grow. For the East Midlands, non EU markets saw

a 23 per cent increase in exports last quarter compared with the same period in the previous year. “The evidence of recent research by organisations like the Manufacturing Advisory Service remains that exporters are optimistic for growth and certainly view the future more positively than companies who do not export and rely on the domestic market alone.” George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Against a backdrop of stalling UK growth and dampened domestic demand, today’s figures, which show that exports were up in Q2 when compared to the same period last year, are encouraging. “Given everything that’s happened in the euro zone this year, it’s not too surprising that exports to the EU are down, but it’s extremely encouraging to see big increases in exports to fastgrowing economies like China, Russia and the Middle-East. “The message to businesses remains clear and simple: we need more firms - in particular SMEs - to export. Ron Lynch, East Midlands Regional Director for the Institute of Directors (IoD) commented: “These results provide a real shot in the arm for regional business confidence and confirm what many of our members tell us in the region. Despite the eurozone issues there is business to be done, both in Europe and worldwide.” He added: “The IoD will continue to work with UKTI on behalf of its members to help them maximise all export opportunities.”

Mansfield’s M4 Management has landed a lucrative £2.5m consultancy contract to help make the Polish Ministry of Justice more efficient, after help and support from UK Trade & Investment. Irish Export order win A Kirkby-in-Ashfield-based firm which has almost doubled staff in the last two years and increased exports to 30 per cent of their £1.2 million annual turnover, have just announced a new export order from Ireland worth £130,000, with help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI.) Garry Pitchford, Managing Director, who established the firm in 1994, said:”Exporting has become an important part of our business. To rely solely on the domestic market would be a mistake for a manufacturer like us. This year we have also had contracts in Switzerland, Norway, Romania, Hungary and a separate contract in Dublin. “Over the last two years we have enjoyed excellent trading conditions and the increase in business has caused us to recruit new staff, if the current trend continues we will require larger trading premises.” To find out if UKTI can help your business expand overseas call 0845 052 4001

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Welcome to Mansfield 2020 Mansfield 2020 Business Breakfast Meeting Date: Thursday 24th October Time: 7.30 – 9 am Venue: Mansfield Civic Centre A warm welcome is offered to all local SME business to come along to the well established Mansfield 2020 Business Breakfast meeting. Enjoy networking over a traditional English breakfast. Our first speaker is Pam Wright, Deputy Agent for the East Midlands Bank of England with a presentation entitled ‘Economic Growth’? “The question mark after the title shows the uncertainty in the UK economy so far this year. I’ll explain what is driving uncertainty, where any economic growth is expected to come from and how all this affects monetary policy”. Following Pam’s presentation Jennifer & Chris Needham of Midlands Insurance Services will be offering a talk entitled “Insurance it’s not worth the paper it’s written on!??” An informative presentation and local businesses are urged to come along to get top tips on ensuring that their business insurance is giving real protection.”

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CORPORATE Find out more on the website www.mansfield2020.com Get connected with the 2020 virtual directory http://www.myvirtualbrochure.com/vbook/a4b57754/ www.mansfield2020.com

M2020 2nd Annual Golf Day Goes ‘With a Swing’ Mansfield 2020 members and guests recently enjoyed a fabulous golfing day at Rufford Golf Club, offering the opportunity to entertain clients and network in a stunning and relaxed environment. Teams from Fleet Management Consultants, Mansfield 2020, The Brunts Academy, Handelsbanken, Mansfield Area Strategic Partnership, Purpose Media, Ron Brooks and Irvin Robinson (SJPP) took part in the competition. Congratulations to overall winners, Purpose Media (UK) Limited for the second year running. Team ‘Irvin Robinson’ came second and Fleet Management third. Prizes for nearest pin and longest drive went to Glenn Wood of Stopford Associates. Operations Manager, Sam Saunders, said “From the feedback received the golf day provided a different approach to networking where members can take time out of the office to enjoy themselves, invite clients and make new contacts in an informal way.” Proceeds from the event will go towards the 2020 nominated charity for 2012/13, Fountaindale School. Founded in July 1957 in Thieves Wood, Fountaindale Schools is a specialist school for children with complex physical and sensory needs aged between 3 and 19.

Award Categories: • The Brunts Academy Community Award • The Hall-Fast Most Promising New Business Award • The Purpose Media Entrepreneurial Spirit Award • The Vision Apprentices Young Apprentice of the Year Award • The Mansfield BID Customer Focus Award • The Ron Brooks Business Commitment to the Environment Award • The West Notts College Business of the Year Award Benefits: • Optimise your organisation’s profile • Increase your competitive edge • Raise awareness of your brand • Recognise and reward the valuable contribution of your staff, suppliers and stakeholders • Guaranteed free and positive PR • Use of the 2020 awards brand as a respected stamp of business success • Win the chance to go on to receive regional and national recognition

Sponsors of the Golf Day were Fleet Management Consultants Ltd and B Jephson (Mansfield) Limited

After Hours Networking with a Difference Date: Thursday 4 October 2012 Venue: No. 19 Brasserie, West Nottinghamshire College Time: 6.30pm-9.30pm Cost: £40 per team of 4 to include a 2-course meal Sponsored By: A Star Media Quiz Master: Katrina Atherton, A Star Media “Company quiz nights are an excellent way to bring colleagues together, have a good time, reinvigorate the competitive edge and they make great team-building events too. An awesome quiz night is also an excellent way to entertain and impress your clients, or your family and friends!” Open to None Members and Members of M2020 Prizes for the winning team.

Associate Sponsor: Hopkins Solicitors Hopkins Solicitors are dedicated to offering expert legal advice to individuals, families and businesses in and around Nottinghamshire. Our strength lies in our experience and we’ll be celebrating our 100th birthday in 2013. “The personal approach we take to providing legal advice is one of the reasons our clients continue to use our services time and time again. We also pride ourselves on our customer service, and it’s also been recognised by the Law Society with the prestigious LEXCEL standard. This is only given to solicitors’ firms that meet the highest standards of management and customer care. As one of the original founder members of Mansfield 2020, we’re proud to be sponsoring the Mansfield 2020 ball and awards for the 5th year running. It shows our commitment to the local business community and at the same time raises our profile in the town.”


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Profile Plus: An Introduction to Local Business people Name: Carl Kilvington Business Name: CarlKilvington.com Business role: Founder and owner Introduction: CarlKilvington.com is a web resource dedicated to help small business owners and managers to empower themselves through Business, Marketing and eCommerce education. This resource provides both the know-how and tools to succeed in the new economy whether you want to do it yourself or have us do it for you. Carl Kilvington is a Business Strategist and Internet Marketer experienced in affordable, little or no cost ‘Real Time Marketing’ and mobile technologies. Carl has worked with a variety of small and medium sized enterprises along with large global brands including Ford Motor Company and DHL

Name: Craig Pepper Business Name: The Mansfield Building Society Business Role: Branch Manager for Sutton, Kirkby and Chesterfield Introduction: Craig joined the Society in 2010, He has worked in financial services since graduating from University with a Management degree and has experience with high street banks and regional building societies. Craig is currently manager of our local branch network in Kirkby, Sutton and Chesterfield with responsibilities for the smooth running of branch operations and developing relationships within our local community. Craig is CeMAP qualified and advises on Mansfield’s own range of mortgage products and mortgage protection solutions offered via the Society’s new business relationship with Legal & General within the branch network. Craig is keen to help develop The Mansfield and promote the Society as a competitive financial solutions provider within the local community that has a fantastic reputation for customer service.

Name: Marcus Kilvington Business Name: Food Profits Business Role: Owner Introduction: What do we you do? We teach catering food business how to get more ‘loyal’ customers and make more profit. How do we do that then you may ask? By using our ‘Food Profits Blueprint’ What is the Food Profits Blueprint? The Food Profits Blueprint is a proven system with processes specifically designed to get MORE ‘LOYAL’ CUSTOMERS into your food business and deliver TRANFORMATIONAL profits. In my spare time my passion is to educate and learn stuff, from people who know more than I do. I also like to go waterskiing and try to hit the gym 3 times a week

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Name: Alan Lloyd, CEO Business Name: Mansfield Community & Voluntary Service (Mansfield CVS) Introduction: I am the Chief Executive of Mansfield CVS; a charity organisation who supports and develops community and voluntary groups in and around Mansfield and district. I joined Mansfield 2020 to create a link between the third sector and the private sector in Mansfield. I think the third sector can learn a lot from the private sector, but I also believe that the private sector can learn from us. There are similarities between both sectors; the main one being people. It is the people who make a business and it is ultimately the people who make a voluntary sector organisation work.


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Regular Feature: Keys to Success Ask an INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR - Edition 1 Hello and welcome to the first of three editions where I’m going to share with you some golden nugget tips to help you to attract more customers into your business using latest technologies. Marketing is vastly becoming more complicated in the way that it’s possible to find new customers and retain current ones, as is the way in which customers want to access and communicate with you. They won’t wait, they want it NOW! I won’t beat about the bush here because learning what to do and taking the right actions NOW is the only way to surviving and prospering in the new economy that is unfolding. It’s an economy that is being driven by the internet and technologies that support it. Procrastinate at your peril because your competitors will take your customers from you! – Despite economic gloom on the high street, online sales are continuing to increase by up to 14% year on year. So, in this edition you’re going to learn the basic elements for Mobile Marketing which allows us to connect with customers and for them to connect with us using affordable online technologies in ‘real time’ Smartphone –What is it and why should I care? - A Smartphone is a mobile phone that incorporates additional functionality such as touch screen, camera, video, media player, web-browser with display for optimising web pages, data transfer, wifi and more. Smartphones can download Apps. Take note! - This xmas is expected to see Smartphones being one of the most purchased gadgets, fuelling further the already massively growing market of Smartphone users. Smartphone sales are expected to grow to 686 million units worldwide in 2012, representing a 63% increase year on year.

QR Code - What is it and why should I care? - QR stands for...Quick Response. Originating in Japan, it’s a two-dimensional bar code that can be read by Smartphones to link directly to a website, product, food menu, voucher, video, and more! - A QR code brings people offline to online and has a major impact on marketing by allowing Smartphone users to access information and products quickly and easily with just one click or scan. Mobile App - What is it and why should I care? Is an ‘application’ add-on, which is downloaded to a Smartphone by it’s user to perform a function other than making a phone call and most commonly refers to software. Apps allow users to connect quickly and easily to products, services, music, games etc that they wish to use regularly. Apps are already starting to replace websites as we know them and this will continue at a quickening pace. You can have your own App developed for a specific function. To learn more about the benefits of Smartphones, QR codes and Apps for your business, visit: www.carlkilvington.com/ iphone-apps Please note for the purpose of transparency that this is a product sales page. There is genuinely no intention to try and sell you anything, only referenced because of the information contained on the page for the purpose of your learning and to understand the benefits that these technologies can offer. Ask an INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR Website: www.carlkilvington.com Email: carl@carlkilvington.com If you have a question, email diane@marathon-media.co.uk


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CORPORATE CORPORATE CALENDAR October 2012/November 2012 Thursday 4th October 2012 M2020 After Hours Networking with a Difference Venue: No. 19 Brasserie, West Nottinghamshire College, Derby Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BH Time: 6.30pm-9.30pm Cost: £40 per team of 4 to include a 2-course meal. To book contact Sam Saunders on admin@mansfield2020.com Visit www.mansfield2020.com Tuesday 9th October NNN Breakfast Networking Venue: Edwinstowe House, Edwinstowe. NG21 9PR Time: 7.30 – 9 am Cost: £6.50 Members £7.50 Non Members Informal networking & business support for all SME businesses. To book contact Diane Carter; Chair diane@marathon-media.co.uk Visit www.nononsensejustnetworking.wordpress. com Thursday 18th October It’s Women’s Business Pink Ladies at Lunch for Breast Cancer Research Venue: The Oakham Suite,155 Nottingham Rd, Mansfield, NG18 4AE Time: 12 – 1.30 pm Cost £12.50 Relaxed, fun & friendly networking with a party

twist. To book contact Diane Carter Chair & Founder diane@marathon-media.co.uk Visit www.itswomensbusiness.wordpress.com Thursday 24th October Mansfield 2020 Business Breakfast Venue: The Civic Centre, Chesterfield Rd, Mansfield. NG19 7BH Time: 7.30 – 9 am Cost £8.00 To book contact Sam Saunders on admin@ mansfield2020.com Visit www.mansfield2020.com Thursday 8th November Announcing It’s Women’s Business Red Carpet Exhibition Venue: The Towers Corporate Suite, Botany Avenue, Mansfield. Need postcode Time 10 am – 3pm For more details see page 23 Visit www.itswomensbusiness.wordpress. com for more details. See page 21 for Membership & Future Events Promote your networking event, workshop, business opening day or launch in our Corporate Calendar* Send details to Editor; Diane Carter on:diane@ marathon-media.co.uk Register at www. thehighlifemagazine.co.uk to view our Corporate Calendar online and to add events. *Small Fee may apply to certain events


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In this section of Your ‘The High Life’ magazine the focus is on the ladies. Di’s Leisure Blog - Losing my nails, running a half marathon and getting spooked by a very big hand in the woods! Get your makeup sorted with our surprisingly easy tips. Enjoy reading this section and if you have suggestions let me know. X Diane

Get more from your makeup Get extra value from your makeup with these tips Author: Ashley Olson Let’s face it; every woman could use a hand in the morning or before going out. If you are big on multitasking, you will definitely benefit from getting double duty out of your favorite makeup items. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were putting mascara on, painting your toenails, or watching TV while reading this! Foundation is one great example of makeup that can serve a double duty purpose. For instance, Bobbi Brown’s Luminous Moisturizing Foundation can make your skin smooth, even your fine lines, and also firm your skin. When you combine collagen boosting ingredients to foundation, you’re bound to have a flawless face, and the fact that it firms is an added bonus. You can get more than one use out of your eye shadow by applying it to your face when it’s looking a little puffy; grab a neutral eye shadow and apply it to your cheeks with a blush brush. It should be two shades darker than your own skin color and have a matte finish. Put your eye shadow through triple time and use it as a highlighter too! Pick up any shimmery nude or neutral color and apply with your finger or q-tip. The corners of the eyes, brow bone, and top of the cheeks are three places to highlight because this gives your face more dimensions and makes you look more awake. Now that you’ve used up all of your eye shadow, grab some lip gloss and dab it onto your eyelids. A rosy pink color would be perfect

for a subtle shine, and while you’re at it dab some more onto your cheeks for a ‘dewy look.’ If you happen to have black lip gloss, you can easily create a smoky eye by blending. Bronzer is a surprising double duty makeup item too. If you have a double chin, you can apply bronzer under your chin to mask the appearance of the double chin. And if you want your cleavage to look more voluptuous, apply some bronzer in the crease to enhance your girls. Bronzer is also used to add definition to muscles on your arms and legs… It sounds weird, but it works. To get rid of those nasty dark bags under your eyes, just grab Bare Essentials’ Mineral Veil and use it as a concealer. The Mineral Veil is normally used as a shear finishing powder so once you’re done with the application of makeup necessities, lightly dust the powder on your face and be on your merry way! Toning spray is perfect for a finishing spray. Spray before you apply primer as well as after you are finished applying makeup to set your look. Mascara can also be used in many ways from your shoes to your brows. If your shoes are scuffed, rub some mascara on before work, and for those skinny little eyebrows, use your mascara to make them full. Assuming your eyebrows are known to get a little wild, mascara will keep them in place. Getting the most out of your makeup products will allow more time for you in addition to keeping more money in your wallet. There’s no need to have your bag bulging at the seams so keep it simple, chic, and sophisticated http://www.thebeautybiz.com/ author/52/ashley-olson

Di Leisure Blog Well the tears have flowed and the tissue box is empty. My 18 year old Son has flown out of the nest and gone to start his new life in university. The house is quiet and so it is now just me and my dog Candy – although she does make a few more noises – grunts and groans – sadly aging symptoms – not hit me yet! Mmmm Another heartbreak is the loss of my beautiful clickety clickety nails- excessive use of the lap top alongside those long talons caused a slightly altered angle of typing leading to the fact I woke up one morning completely unable to move my left arm. So I have been slinged up for the last few weeks completely ruining my gym training and putting a hold on my ‘Friday morning, frustration releasing body combat’. So I have been reduced to street pounding in preparation for the Robin Hood marathon on behalf of Jigsaw on the 30th September. Anyone see a very sweaty and half dead lady running on the A617 last weekend that was me. Hey it was about 28 degrees and I ran out of water at 6 miles – you are lucky as I was tempted to door knock and ask for a re-fill. Thanks to the lovely ladies at the new Harmony Health and Beauty House in Mansfield I did receive some relief for my RSI via their acupuncture treatment. This is something that has always intrigued me – ouch sticking needles in your arm-how can this relieve pain. But it was wonderful and I didn’t really feel anything but total relaxation. The treatment involved the insertion of several needles in my arm, plus a delightful head, shoulder, back and arm massage – I did leave 200% improved but obviously a course of treatment is required. Well recently a friend tried to get me to do a ‘High 5’ – I thought this was something only seen in 80’s American soaps like ‘Friends’ but found it very funny whilst out with my Sunday walking club to see this massive gold hand coming out of the ground. Presumably as the walk was around Vicar’s Pond, Clipstone it has something to do with the pit – anyone like to fill me in? September is not a favourite month of mine and this year it has not only been the end of summer, but the end of the Olympics and the Paralympics, too wonderful to be followed by the cold winter nights, The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing! But never one to be dull or boring I am sure I will have found something to entertain me – oh that reminds me I have just booked to see Jesus Christ Superstar – wow just love that Judas Guy! Tell you more next time.


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The Red Carpet Exhibition Gold Sponsors

It’s Women’s Business Due to the success of the May IWB Extravaganza you are warmly invited to The Red Carpet Exhibition

Thursday 8th November The Towers Corporate Suite, Botany Avenue, Mansfield Tickets £6.50 includes buffet lunch, refreshments & glass of bubbly

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Doors open 10am - the first 30 ladies receive an exclusive party bag. Morning Speaker Claire Young. Afternoon Speaker Alison Hollingworth, business and personal consultant with “Where has all the time gone”. Also on stage “Party Looks Hair” by Ross Elliott and “Dress and Style” by Zoe Snowden Personal Stylist & Shopper

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Free entry for IWB Premier Plus Members* (save £6.50) Exhibition Stands from £72 - 10 stands sold already - Sponsorship from £150 “Excellent “Well organised & excecuted, “I was impressed with the quality of stands opportunity for us relaxed atmosphere” and the amount of enquiries gained” to meet new businesses”

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Ghosts Ghouls and Mystery goings on at Rufford Country Park Probably the most Haunted site in England RUFFORD ABBEY or RoughFord (Saxon name) owned by Ulf, passed to Gilbert de Gand (1147) after the land was acquired by William the conqueror (1066). Cistercian Monks until the 1600’s, The Earls of Shrewsbury, Sir George Savile (1626) and latterly Nottingham County Council (1952) have owned probably the most haunted site in England (claimed by www.ngrit.com). Stories of Ghosts and mysterious happenings include: ˜ A Monk wandering the grounds ˜ People hearing a woman crying in the grounds, so convincing, that park wardens have investigated if someone was in trouble. ˜ A horse has been seen to ride across the gardens, with a lady astride it.

˜ The sound of a horse walking on cobbles when no horse was present. ˜ Stones and candles thrown on the floor inside the Abbey Ruins. Slamming doors, footsteps, strange odours, weird lights, coloured orbs and even muffled disembodied voices. ˜ A ghostly entity who wanders the area of the Cellarium ˜ People report feeling a child’s hand grab them or pull at their clothing, possibly the ghost of a little girl who was murdered at Rufford ˜ Abbey staff tell the tale of a lady guest who stayed with the Savile family at the Abbey, woken in her bed in the night feeling a cold clammy body touching her….

Visitors the next day told her they knew this as the ghost of a murdered baby seeking its mother. The “snuggling clammy baby” would draw close to ladies seeking comfort and warmth. ˜ Staff of the park have heard a child and a woman crying near the old moat close to “Broad Ride” ˜ The ghost of a little old lady in black, wheeling an old style pram around the grounds. ˜ The White Lady, seen as a misty grey lady wandering alone in the grounds of Rufford Park.

Please note: Rufford park is closed after dark and you need special permission to be in the grounds at this time

Come and join us for an adventure around the woods following Rufford’s Halloween trail. Follow the clues around the park and prepare for some spooky surprises. Mummy’s, witches, spiders, vampires and more await you – only the brave will succeed. Saturday 20th October - Sunday 4th November Trail is £1:50 and on sale from Visitor Information: 10:30am – 4:00pm. For more info call: 01623 821338 or email: rufford.park@nottscc.gov.uk

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halloween As winter draws in, the nights in Sherwood Forest get darker and gloomy, with shorter days, sunlight barely reaches the forest floor. There is a chill in the air as you walk along paths swathed in dead and rotting leaves, flanked by murky undergrowth hiding untold shadows and movements. For several years the Nottinghamshire County Council ranger team has

and Ghost Walks

been running two events during the Halloween period the first one being “In the Dark Dark wood” where 300 daring visitors, who are encouraged to dress as their favourite Halloween character, brave the darkness and are led round the forest where over 50 re-enactors play out your worst nightmares. The second is the Sherwood “Ghost Walk”, for the gentle hearted and younger

Saturday 27th October WOOD… IN THE DARK, DARK person. per £5 s ket Tic rt. 7.30pm sta to join one of our famous Are you brave enough the dark een walks? Venture into Sherwood Forest Hallow who – ed par pre be erience but forest for a ghoulish exp ch to light tor all sm a ng Bri et! me knows what you might wrap up spook (don’t forget to your way, and dress to l have to wil you but ry sor , and warm underneath though t will be ran tau res The Forest Table leave dogs at home). mbers Nu g. nin eve the ing cks dur selling hot drinks & sna on s ket ticket only event. Tic are limited, so this is a to avoid er. Please book early tob Oc 1st n sale from Mo disappointment. for details. Call 01623 823202 ble for of the event it is unsuita ure nat Because of the 7’s er & und children in pushchairs

spirits to enjoy. Here you are led deep into dark Sherwood where you face tales of old that will chill you to the core.... be warned!

Wednesday 31st October GHOST WALK 7.00pm start (approx 1 hou r) The “Ghost Walk” is more intimate a gentle walk round the forest stopping in dark glades, (where it’s hard to see your hand in front of your face ) to hear some of the awful tales some fact some fiction. Geoff Harris is an ex teache r who now spends his time ent ertaining kids and families with tales about Robin Hoo d, and other characters tha t roamed Sherwood Forest. Be chilled to your bones as you listen to eerie tales on this story walk through the dar k, still forest. Not for those of a nervous disposition or und er 7 years of age. Places are limited so pre-bo oking is essential on 01623 823202 - £5 per person


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Food Review The Mint Restaurant, Mansfield,

Food Profits

12th September 2012

I am Marcus Kilvington and I am the owner of Food Profits. What we do at Food Profits is teach catering food businesses how to get more customers in the door. I was a little excited a few days ago when I was asked to go and sample the food at the award winning Mint Indian Restaurant in Mansfield. Having walked through the door of the Mint Restaurant in the centre of Mansfield, we were greeted by smiling, friendly, attentive staff. This is something I preach to people about, there is nothing more important than this, to make your customers feel special and cared for. After sitting down at out table I decided to go for the Sheek kebab for starters and have a chef speciality for my main course. Now I am really fussy when it comes to food quality, because to quote Heston Blumenthal if I may “You can’t make GREAT food without GREAT ingredients” And I have to say the lamb sheek kebab starter was the best I have ever had, I’m serious. The meat was of the finest quality, the texture superb and the taste… a delightful combination of beautiful aromatic spices. For my main course I chose a chef special created by Sof who is the head chef at the Mint, classically trained and

passionate about his food. I chose Nepali chicken with minced lamb. Again, superb meat quality, with a medium chilli heat and all round smooth flavour, with just a hint of sweetness. The Nepali chicken was excellent as well. My suggestion when you visit The Mint is to try one of the chef specials, something slightly different and an amazing spectrum of flavours and taste with these dishes. What I also found really good, was the time taken by Foysal the owner to explain the menu and the flavours of the different dishes they create. Whilst at the Mint Restaurant I made a 2 minute video with Foysal the owner, it shows you how much he cares and how much he wants to give his customers a great experience. Go to this link to watch it: http://www. marketingrestaurant.co.uk/successstories I always find it heart-warming when the owner wants to get involved and really wants to make a positive difference to his or her customers, Foysal certainly does that.

What do you do at Food Profits? We teach catering food businesses how to get more ‘loyal’ customers and make more profit How do you do that then? By using the ‘Food Profits Blueprint’ What is the Food Profits Blueprint? The Food Profits Blueprint is a proven system with processes specifically designed to get MORE ‘LOYAL’ CUSTOMERS into your catering food business and deliver TRANFORMATIONAL profits One of the things we do every week and you can get it for FREE, is a POWERFUL top tips video. Really powerful information, with secrets and insider tips and tricks, to help you do even better in your catering food business. It’s all free and we’ve put it together because we want to make a positive difference to you and a positive difference to your customers experience.Just go to www.MarketingRestaurant.co.uk to get it every week for free.

Make your next meal out a Mint meal out.

Celebrate christmas with a difference 5 course special 5 course special christmas party menu @ £12.95pp christmas day lunch menu @ £24.95pp


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CULTURE Film Review: Taken 2 Release date 5th October Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

October 2012 Joe Brown in Concert, Tuesday 2nd Fever Pitch, Wednesday 3rd Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, Thursday 4th Jive Talkin’ - The Bee Gees Story, Friday 5th One Night Of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, Saturday 6th Lenny Henry - Pop Life, Tuesday 9th The Karpenters, Wednesday 10th DANCEMANIA - Don’t Stop Believing Friday 12th & Saturday 13th Don Giovanni, Sunday 14th The Vagina Monologues, Tuesday 16th Hats Off To Led Zeppelin, Thursday 18th The ELO Experience, Friday 19th Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy, Saturday 20th County Dance Showcase, Tuesday 23th An Audience With Pam Ayres, Wednesday 24 October Motown’s Greatest Hits - How Sweet It Is, Thursday 25th 80’s Mania, Friday 26th Milkshake! Live ‘Come out to Play’, Saturday 27th Festival of Remembrance, Sunday 28th The Nick Ross Orchestra presents ‘Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era’, Wed. 31st

“Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one

Book Review: A shover Hill by Anthony Scott

‘On Ashover Hill is out and available from the Mansfield WH Smith and the web site www.anthonyscott.co.uk It is the work of local author Anthony Scott who you may also recognise as the driving force behind financial advice boutique Fiducia. The book spans 103 years, starting in 2046 with the grim discovery of a skeleton hand, and then plunging back in time to a hot Naples in 1943 and a young Sergeant William McTeer drilling his new recruits. The book then spans through the decades following the birth of a dynasty and its journey through love, despair, hope and greed. Anthony has already been interviewed by several radio shows and been the subject of various press articles around the book. His second book is almost complete and his third, he tells us, is one paragraph in!’

Anthony Scott of The Fiducia Group Paperback: 392 pages, Publisher: Matador (1 Oct 2012) ISBN-10: 1780883056, ISBN-13: 9781780883052


TREASURE ISLAND RAISED £3,000! At their recent Presentation Evening, hosted by The Mint Indian restaurant, the Mansfield Hospital’s Theatre Troupe (MHTT) celebrated the financial success of their 2012 pantomime Treasure Island, performed at the Palace Theatre Mansfield with a total off £3,000 was donated to; Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, Disability Nottinghamshire and Mansfield Disability Football Club Chairman Trevor Morley said “This is yet again a tremendous achievement and would not be possible without the continued support of the viewing public and our local business sponsors to whom we are very grateful. Director Scott McKenzie praised the commitment and hard work of all Troupe members, on and off stage, all of whom provide such a considerable amount of their time. The fun-loving Troupe keeps going from strength to strength with a cast drawn from all age groups in the local community. The 2013 pantomime as you can see from the poster to the right is ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and we warmly invite local business sponsorship with a choice of packages. SPONSORSHIP Gold Sponsorship : £600 (Only 2 Sponsors) This package includes: ˜ Full page ‘Top Spot’ advert space in the Souvenir programme either back page or page 2 ˜ Business logo and website details on all promotional material including posters and fliers distributed from October until the end of the show. ˜ Business logo and website details on our full page advert in The High Life Magazine and The Sherwood Community Newsletter reaching over 100,000 local residents and businesses. ˜ Plus 6 tickets to bring yourself and family/guests along to a showing of the pantomime.

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Silver Sponsorship: £300 (Only 5 Sponsors) This package includes;Half Page advert in the souvenir programme ˜ Business logo and website details on all promotional material including posters and fliers distributed from October until the end of the show. ˜ Business logo and website details on our full page advert in The High Life and The Sherwood Community Newsletter reaching over 100,000 local residents and businesses. ˜ Plus 6 tickets to bring yourself and family/guests along to a showing of the pantomime. It would be greatly appreciated if you would consider supporting the Troupe in our charitable endeavours with your sponsorship or simply a donation. Contact Trevor Morley on Email: trevor@ trevormorley.co.uk Mobile: 07860-653655 Pictured: (standing L-R) Trevor Morley (MHTT Chairman), Scott McKenzie (MHTT Director), Foysal Choudhury (Mint Indian Restaurant), Lynn Ilskey (Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance), Vernon Thompson (Mansfield Disability Football Club), (seated with cheque) Pauline Kenton (Disability Nottinghamshire)


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Regular Feature Please send us your short stories and poems about the local area. Send via email to Editor or call the number at the bottom of the page for postal details. Please note if you wish for them to be returned send a SAE. They must not be previously published material. Thank you Please send your material to: diane@marathon-media.co.uk or marathon.media@ntlworld.com

I am what “I AM” moulded me to be unique as a fingerprint smudged on the face of the moon. I am all the words I ever read and all those I’ve heard. Everywhere I’ve been, everyone I’ve known made the ‘me’ I see on the underside of a spoon. I yearn to escape from the chrysalis, single inquisitive wings... To be a lark beating its breast against the sky, to ride the albatross across Antarctica’s icy waste to where the great sea heaves, sound the echoing deep where the slow whale sinks and suckles at the earth’s breast. I am a child agog at its first flake of snow. Turn the globe upside down, transform the world, set me adrift, the first person... © Villia Bullock

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Can you take a good photo? Would you like recognition with a Prestigious Image or if appropriate you may even make the front page? AMATEUR OR PROFESSIONAL - Full Accreditation for your work Format — digital colour image in high resolution Subject: Capture a “Flavour of Mansfield and Ashfield Area” This can be buildings, Parks, Scenes, People in the community, Landmarks or Famous places Please send entries to: Diane carter, editor: diane@marathon-marketing.co.uk

Photo right, taken of what is claimed to be the ghostly image of a dead spirit in the form of an Orb. Do you have any photos of ghostly apparitions, mysterious shadows or unexplained events caught on your camera? Send them to the editor and they could be shown on this page. Please only send genuine images and not “doctored” photo’s.


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Useful Contacts

Mansfield District Council 01623 463463 Ashfield District Council 01623 450 000 Nottinghamshire C. C. 01159 823823 Nottinghamshire Police 01623 420 999 Non emergency number 101 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Community First Responders 01623 796 295 Nottinghamshire County NHS 01159 691 300 Mansfield Citizens Advice 01623 651 177 Job Centre Plus 01159 793 638 Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service 01159 670 880 Severn Trent Water 0800 783 4444 Mansfield Community & Voluntary Service: phone number is 01623 651177 & website is www.mansfieldcvs.org. Useful Websites www.mansfieldtowncentre.co.uk www.masp.info www.mansfield2020.com http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sutton-Town-CentreGroup/114801795199925 http://www.facebook.com/#!/Idlewells

National Older Peoples Day Don’t sit at home on your own come and join us for good food and good company!!!

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07/07 Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec Auto 3dr FEATURES INCLUDE • Power Steering • Electric Windows • Central Locking • Rear Wash Wipe • CD Player

OUR PRICE

£3699

AFTER

£1300 GUARANTEED MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

£GU1A3RA0NTE0ED

• Power Steering • Air Conditioning • Central Locking • Rear Wash Wipe • CD Player

£4699

AFTER

MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

08/08 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Club Auto 5dr FEATURES INCLUDE

08/58 Nissan Note 1.4 Acenta 5dr

• Blue • Power Steering • Electric Windows • Central Locking • Rear Wash Wipe • CD Player

£4699

09/09 Citroen C3 Picasso 1.4 VTR 5dr

£1300 GUARANTEED MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

FEATURES INCLUDE

OUR PRICE

£4999

09/09 Peugeot 308 1.6 HDi S 5dr

£5199

MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

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£1300 GUARANTEED MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

FEATURES INCLUDE

OUR PRICE

£4699

OUR PRICE

£5699

MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

Southwell Road West, Mansfield, Nottingham NG18 4LW

MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

• Silver • Power Steering • Electric Windows • Air Conditioning • Rear Wash Wipe • CD Player

OUR PRICE

£5199

09/09 Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Style 5dr

AFTER

£1300 GUARANTEED MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

FEATURES INCLUDE • Power Steering • Electric Windows • Central Locking • Rear Wash Wipe • CD Player AFTER

OUR PRICE

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£5699

£1300 GUARANTEED MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

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AFTER

£1300 GUARANTEED

08/08 Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi 150 5dr FEATURES INCLUDE

AFTER

£1300 GUARANTEED

MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

• Red • Power Steering • Electric Windows • Central Locking • Rear Wash Wipe • CD Player

• Power Steering • Air Conditioning • Central Locking • Rear Wash Wipe • CD Player

AFTER

£1300 GUARANTEED

FEATURES INCLUDE

AFTER

£1300 GUARANTEED

09/09 Citroen C1 1.0 VTR 5dr FEATURES INCLUDE

AFTER

• Blue • Power Steering • Air Conditioning • Central Locking • Rear Wash Wipe • CD Player

OUR PRICE

£3699

• Power Steering • Electric Windows • Central Locking • Rear Wash Wipe • CD Player

AFTER

OUR PRICE

OUR PRICE

Pushed, pulled or towed, whatever age or condition, we’ll give you £1300 Minimum Part Exchange deposit, as long as it’s got a current MOT and as part of a 4 or 5 year repayment plan.

£1300 GUARANTEED

FEATURES INCLUDE • Grey • Power Steering • Air Conditioning • Central Locking • Rear Wash Wipe • CD Player

MINIMUM DEPOSIT FOR YOUR OLD CAR

08/08 Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Ghia 5dr FEATURES INCLUDE

OUR PRICE

07/07 Peuget 207 1.4 S 5dr

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The High Life Magazine - October 2012