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Fiver Fest Faversham Returns 9th – 23rd October ’21

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT FIVER FEST FAVERSHAM

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Fiver Fest Faversham will return this October thanks to the support of Faversham Town Council.

Claire Windridge from Faversham Town Council, has kindly offered to co-ordinate Faversham’s Fiver Fest in order to secure the continued success of this excellent event for residents and businesses alike.

Don’t worry, the InFaversham team will still be helping in the background and supporting Claire and her colleagues at Faversham Town Council in any way we can.

We (InFaversham) have organised two successful Fiver Fest events that have been enjoyed by both businesses and shoppers, plus we’ve had a lot of fun along the way.

However, as volunteers we can only do so much, and to see that the event will now be formally organised and ensure it has a future supporting Faversham businesses, makes us feel much more optimistic about it’s future success.

What is Fiver Fest Faversham?

The Fiver Fest is part of a nationwide volunteer-led organisation called Totally Locally which supports small independent businesses to come together to create a more vibrant, stronger and resilient town by encouraging the community to think and act locally. 

Faversham is just one of over 100 towns across the UK that come together for a fortnight to encourage shoppers to support their independent high street and businesses.

Fiver Fest is being organised by Faversham Town Council and InFaversham (the website about local businesses for people who shop in Faversham) which is run by volunteers.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Businesses taking part put on special £5 offers over 2 weeks, to show the diversity and value of what they sell, and to say thank you to the communities that support them.

Businesses come together to support each other, share each others offers, create maps, do trails, work on PR – everything to get people moving around the town, and discovering their local independent shops.

AN OPPORTUNITY…

This is not about just selling £5 things. It’s an opportunity for you to get people through the door who haven’t ever stepped foot in your shop, or who haven’t been for ages. What you do when they get there is up to you.

Don’t worry if you don’t sell a lot of your special offer. It’s not about that (your offer may not be right for everyone). The idea is to get people engaged with the campaign and talking about our local businesses.

£5 OFFERS

Offers should be something with a £5 spend to tie in with the £5 message (don’t use discounts like £5 or 5% off), Businesses not on the high street such as services, fitness etc can offer introductory services to get new clients on board. Make the offer for something brill, not just old stock you are trying to shift.

Don’t worry if you are stuck for ideas, we are here to help, ideas are what we are good at so get in touch and we will help you to find a fantastic £5 offering.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF IT?

Apart from a fantastic opportunity to engage and take part in helping to revive the town, you will be part of a National Campaign and get all the promotion, PR, and media opportunities that go with it.  

You will get posters to put in your window, trail maps of all the businesses taking part to giveaway, merchandise (optional purchase) like our lovely tote bags (how about putting together a fab goody bag?) to promote the campaign.  Lots of local media coverage via Faversham Fiver Fest Facebook pages, Instagram and Twitter plus promotion on InFaversham website and Facebook page.  Oh and of course sharing and mentions on everyone else’s social media who takes part and gets involved.  

It’ll be a blast.

How Do I Get Involved?

Simply download, complete and return the registration form below and return it to [email protected] along with your £10 registration by the 29th of September* and we will do the rest.

*Please ensure that you have registered before this date to be included on the town map and to benefit from any pre event publicity.

Postcards

Discover Faversham – Free postcards for residents!

Discover Faversham is a fantastic local initiative which welcomes all new residents to Faversham with a beautiful postcard pack featuring local businesses and attractions.

About Discover Faversham Postcards

At InFaversham, we believe that as the town welcomes thousands of new faces, it is so important to promote the importance of supporting local businesses to current and new residents .    

With this in mind, a group of local tourism related businesses and communications consultants worked together to come up with ideas of how to raise awareness of these attractions and businesses with local people. 

This is how the Discover Faversham postcard initiative was born! 

Thirteen wonderful postcards featuring beautiful photos of local attractions and businesses have been produced and distributed in colourful photographic envelopes. Each card has a short blurb and information on the back promoting each local business, they can be kept or sent to family and friends, with.

Here are the businesses taking part

  • Mount Ephraim – Ten glorious acres of terraced gardens, featuring a Japanese rock garden, lake, water garden, arboretum, and a spectacular grass maze.
  • The Alexander Centre – A Large multipurpose hall available to hire for all kinds of activities. There is also a varied programme of events throughout the year, and offices to lease on the upper floors.
  • Faversham Pools – Year-round indoor pools with heated lido and family fun pools through the summer.
  • Monkshill Refectory – Sat on the hill above Seasalter, Monkshill Refectory hosts classes and pop-ups from the team behind Wasted Kitchen. 
  • Faversham Town Council – Local parish council working for the people of Faversham.
  • Standard Quay – Historic quay with beautiful, medieval buildings, traditional barges and home to a fabulous selection of shops and businesses. 
  • Edible Culture  – Nursery and garden centre located on London road. It is peat, pesticide and ‘single use’ plastic free and open 7 days a week. 
  • Macknade Food Hall – Experience the very best in food and drink from across the country. 
  • Doddington Place Gardens – Ten acres of landscaped gardens in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Towering clipped yew hedges, an extensive rock garden, a woodland garden and herbaceous borders.
  • Belmont House – A beautiful gerogian house set in stunning parkland with views of the rolling Kent countryside. 
  • Brogdale Collections – Home to the National Fruit Collection which contains thousands of rare and heritage fruit trees.
  • Huckleberry Woods – A small, rustic farm devoted entirely to micro and miniature animals.
  • Wasted Kitchen – Great tasting food and drink using local seasonal, and excess produce. Find their food at Macknade Food Hall. 

Especially after the year we’ve all faced, with many small businesses having to close their doors. We encourage you all to support local when and where you can. The postcard participants are a great selection of shops, attractions and hospitality businesses to discover and support when you can.

Businesses working together

Discover Faversham is a great example of local businesses working together. 

Red Dog PR created the concept, and liaised with participating businesses and designers. Poppy and Swiss Illustrations helped with the design to make them an attractive pack to keep, or to send to friends and family. Shoreway Marketing researched the new housing estates and organised the leaflet distribution. They enlisted Little Legs to deliver the thousands of packs of postcards through local letterboxes.

It was great to see so many local businesses and attractions working together and getting behind the initiative.

How to get your postcards

Postcard packs are being delivered to all new developments around Faversham along with local estate agents.  However, if you would like a postcard pack and one doesn’t drop through your letterbox, you can pick up a set from the foyer at Creek Creative or from any participating businesses. 

Summer at Brogdale Farm

Summer at Brogdale Farm.

At Brogdale Farm, they are looking forward to life returning to normal, with the lifting of restrictions. The staff will still be doing everything they can to keep guests safe, but with better weather on the way, we think Brogdale Farm is the perfect place to grab some essentials or just get away from it all.   

Keeping the kids busy!

There’s plenty to do at Brogdale in the great outdoors, whether you’re visiting with family or friends:  

  • Orchard passes are available all year long from Brogdale Collections, allowing you unlimited visits for pre-booked orchard walks and daily tours. 
  • During the school holidays, enjoy a workshop at Brogdale Collection’s Music Garden, where kids can learn a piece of percussion-based music, with a performance and parade as the finale. 
  • Check out Brogdale Collections’ outdoor cooking session for kids, where they can learn new skills whilst cooking up some delicious fun meals!
    You can book the above online here 

Grown-ups should have fun too! 

  • Book a foraging walk with Brogdale Collections for September and enjoy a circular walk around the Kent countryside, finding out how to identify the wide variety of edible plants and fungi available in the wild. 
  • Take a gardening course and change from a novice to an expert gardener in one day! 

Why not make a day of it and get a tasty lunch from The Courtyard Café, or as you’re treating yourself, try one of their delicious homemade cakes?  

Time for a pamper!

After all of those outside activities, we believe the best way to unwind and slow down is to visit Country Practice. For the ultimate in relaxation, why not book yourself a treatment with this popular holistic therapy centre?   A massage treatment with hot stones must be the ultimate stressbuster, or you could try a holistic facial or some relaxing reiki. Choose from their full list of treatments here

Top it all off with a new haircut from Vicki Lord Hair, who joined the Brogdale Family last year. Vicki specialises in cutting, colouring, styling and braiding. Book in online here

Your pets don’t need to miss out either. After a potter around the marketplace, they’ll be ready for a post-lockdown pamper as well. Lush Puppies offers a wide range of grooming services for dogs. Run by an experienced, qualified groomer who provides one-to-one grooming for dogs of all shapes and sizes in a happy, safe environment. Book them in with Lush Puppies here.  

The treats don’t have to end there. Before you leave, stop in at their shops for some fresh local produce to enjoy at home after your day of treatments.  

After nearly 18 months of restrictions, we’ve all learnt to appreciate our own outdoor spaces. Get your garden in tip top shape by visiting Grow at Brogdale. Browse their website for their full range of fruit trees, vegetable seeds and plants. Grow also offer advice through their online shop, emails and telephone.

Click here for details of all businesses at Brogdale Farm.  

Jon Munn, Faversham Salvation Army - At The Heart, Faversham Guildhall

Discover Faversham Postcard Campaign

With thousands of people moving to Faversham, it’s more important than ever to make sure they are aware of and encouraged to support local businesses and attractions.  We’ve been working with a group of local organisations on a postcard campaign to promote Faversham. This comprises a pack of attractive postcards (one for each participating business) to be distributed to 1,000 new build properties along with a wider distribution to local accommodation providers and estate agents in particular.

Hopefully by working collaboratively and splitting the cost, this could be an affordable option for many local businesses to reach new residents and visitors.

Overview:

  • To raise the profile of visitor-related businesses and attractions in Faversham among residents moving into new housing developments
  • To be given out by local estate agents to house hunters and people moving to the area
  • Can also be placed in B&Bs and hotel rooms for visitors
  • Surplus postcards can be printed for sole use of participating businesses
  • Attractive postcards, each featuring a participating business themed as ‘Discover Faversham’
  • Packs of postcards delivered in colourful, branded envelopes will be hand delivered to each new build property, local estate agents and Faversham accommodation
  • There are 1,000 new properties in Faversham, with more being developed
  • We need at least eight businesses to participate for economies of scale

Timings:

  • Businesses to confirm their participation by 2nd July
  • Postcards and envelope designed by 16th July
  • Printing completed by 23rd July
  • Distribution to take place 24th July onwards as school holidays commence

Price:

  • 2,000 postcards printed, included in branded envelopes and delivered as above – £250 per business
  • To print an additional 1,000 postcards for sole use by business – £50

If you’re interested in being part of this and are a business of interest to visitors and shoppers – please email [email protected] by end of 2nd July 2021.

Fabulous photo by Jon Munn for Capture Faversham.

Papa Bianco is taking part in Faversham Fiver Fest.

STANDARD QUAY SUPPORTS FIVER FEST 2021

About Standard Quay

With its medieval warehouses and attractive businesses – Standard Quay is becoming a very popular place for people to eat, drink and shop in Faversham.

The quayside destination is just a short walk from the town’s historic Market Place down the gorgeous Abbey Street. It also boasts beautiful views across the Creek to Faversham Marshes.

Supporting Fiver Fest

Standard Quay is very keen to support the businesses located on its lovely site. It also wants to promote Faversham as a wonderful place to visit, live and shop. To this end, they have kindly lent their support to Fiver Fest Faversham.

The fabulous Fiver Fest offers you can pick up at Standard Quay include:

  • Papa Bianco’s buy one pizza and get a margarita for £5 Special deal
  • and What Now? at Baltic House’s five pound tickets to their comedy club (a tiny venue which is attracting some really big names!).

Standard Quay’s businesses

Standard Quay itself contains some very appealing businesses including a number of antiques and vintage businesses, selling everything from old Beano albums, to dining tables, to vintage tools and everything between.  Pierre & Dom has a fine selection of vintage pictures, paintings, photos and prints. Aladdin’s Cave, as its name implies, includes an eclectic collection including tea sets, vintage clothing, jewellery and more.

There are also a number of shops selling fresh produce including the Butcher of Brogdale, Herman’s Plaice Fishmongers and Salt & Spice, which as well as blending its own spice mixes, sells wonderful fresh fruit and veg.

If you need a break and fancy some breakfast, lunch or tea – then the Secret Garden Café at Standard Quay is a lovely spot to enjoy freshly prepared, locally sourced food.  If the weather is being kind, there’s a peaceful outdoor garden where you can enjoy your meal.  The café is dog-friendly too – ideal if you’re also enjoying a walk along the Creek.

Papa Bianco’s delicious, freshly prepared pizzas are an extremely popular attraction at Standard Quay where you can sit and watch the sun set over the Creek while enjoying your meal.  Both What Now? and Papa Bianco offer a lovely spot for a drink or two on the Quay too.

Easy to visit

Parking at Standard Quay is free and many visitors use it as a base to explore Faversham, as the town centre is only a ten minute walk away.  Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can hire a Surrey Bike and explore the area by pedal-power!

For more information on Standard Quay visit http://standardquay.co.uk/

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BUSINESSES – HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF FIVER FEST FAVERSHAM

Fiver Fest is organised at a national level by Totally Locally, it’s a celebration our independent high streets and businesses which, during lockdown, have proven that more than ever, our local businesses play a pivotal role in the wellbeing of our communities. 

FIVER FEST is the chance for independent businesses to use their collective power to encourage people back to our town centres and to use local businesses. To say thank you to customers who supported them during lockdown and to prove once again, that the small guys can compete with the online giants & the supermarkets. In fact, they beat them hands down in many ways, but most of all their contribution to our local economies. 

There are over 100 towns involved in this year’s Fiver Fest, but in Kent there are only two towns taking part and they are both in Swale (Totally Locally Sheerness and Fiver Fest Faversham). This gives us a chance to target the “staycation” and day visitors market that we all know will be very busy this year and promote via Visit Faversham, Visit Swale, Visit Kent and beyond what is going on during the fortnight, show your offers to the visitors market as well as locals and showcase what you have to offer throughout the remainder of 2021.

What can I do to promote my business?

  1. Firstly, check that we know about your offers. The latest list is here. If Something is wrong let us know and we will change it.  https://infaversham.co.uk/fiverfestoffers/
  2. Share your offers.  Put up posters in your windows, share them online.  Here is a link to the official graphics https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u13xve7oagy8rbw/AAD7TpzCLy1yYc69nl_01ItFa?dl=0  Be sure to mention your company name as well as your offer.
  3. Tag.  Always tag @totallylocally @infaversham @fiverfestfaversham.  Totally Locally have already shared a number of Faversham businesses posts, they have large followings and can put your offer in front of a whole new audience.  This is especially good if you have an online element to your business.
  4. Hashtags.  People do actively search through hashtags so always add #FiverFestFaversham and #FiverFest as standard.  You may also want to think about adding #Faversham #VisitFaversham #HelpKentbuylocal plus any relevant to your business/offer
  5. Join our group.  We have set up a participants’ group on Facebook to share hints and tips of how to make the most of Fiver Fest.  Join it here (and remember to contribute!) https://www.facebook.com/groups/612291416136462
  6. The InFaversham volunteers are running a market stall again on Friday.  We are handing out literature and telling shoppers about Fiver Fest.  We had a fantastic response from this last time, there were some lovely comments about how much shoppers enjoyed the last event and how excited they were by this one. Make sure they have some info about your business to take away.  You can give us literature/discount cards or freebies such as pens/keyrings etc either on the market stall or drop it into Creek Creative.
  7. Goodie bags.  In addition to the market stall, we will be selling our Love Faversham Goodie Bags online throughout the remainder of the year.  All of the businesses that we have literature or goodies from will be included.  Think about what may make the owners of these bags want to investigate your business.  Postcards, keyrings, badges, facemasks, pens etc are all relatively inexpensive and are generally held onto much longer than a flier.  Maybe offer a special goodie bag discount?
  8. Donate a raffle prize.  We are running a raffle to win a hamper of goodies from Faversham Businesses in aid of The Faversham Umbrella.  Each business will get extra publicity and it is always lovely to be associated with supporting local charities.
  9. Share other businesses offerings.  Have you taken up a Fiver Fest deal? If so, take a picture and share it (remembering to tag the business you bought from).  The more you share other people’s deals the more interest in the event and your business. Plus, it generally shares a little love around the town.

What are you doing to promote my business

Fiver Fest Faversham is run in a different way to most of the other towns taking part.  Other towns organise Fiver Fest either directly from the participating businesses or the have organisations such as Traders Groups, Business Investment District or council run Shop Local initiatives giving them access to money and resources.  

Fiver Fest Faversham is organised by InFaversham who are a team of volunteers that mostly own noncustomer facing businesses and have no direct benefit from taking part.  Why do we do it?  We do it because we believe in the shop local message and we believe it has an impact on the local economy which is a benefit to everyone.  Plus, we love all things Faversham.  

We have been very lucky this time in that we have been able to get support from Faversham Town Council and have sponsorship from businesses who also believe this is a worthy event and love Faversham.  Thanks to William Property Management, Brogdale Farm, Standard Quay and Faversham Flooring we have been able to provide more benefits to the businesses taking part in the event this time around.

Here is a list of what we have provided so far:

  • Town maps.  We have produced a town map featuring businesses taking part.  The maps have been handed out physically and digitally around town.
  • Market Stall.  This year we have taken on two Friday market stalls to engage with shoppers and spread the Fiver Fest message We also had out literature from participating businesses.
  • Public Relations.  We have already had Fiver Fest Faversham featured in a number of publications including Kent Messenger, Community Ad magazine, Visit Kent and Swale.  Radio Kent and BBC South East are talking to us about features also.
  • Posters and social graphics.  We have printed posters for businesses to use and provided digital versions for online use.
  • Social media shout outs and shares.  We are sharing on everyone who has mentioned the event to our two Facebook pages and Instagram accounts (plus local groups when relevant). We also are using stories to maximise their reach.  Many local Faversham businesses are already being featured on the Totally Locally network of followers and are being shared by followers.
  • Bimble.  We have added a Fiver Fest Faversham Guide to Bimble.  We have added all of the participating businesses into there.  If you don’t know what Bimble is, it’s best described as a cross between TripAdvisor & Pinterest. We think it’s more like Spotify – for your favourite places: a way to hold onto them, share them, support them, hear from them and discover new ones shared by the community.  The Bimble team are promoting the Faversham Guide via their own social media channels https://bimble.com/lists/fiverfest-faversham-june-2021/6733813442936832?fbclid=IwAR1gu4ouaSRL9PEIeZeIL7PXvexDmu5L1iTt-ikLYL0lUSMXnrfQXa-9ies or download the app.
  • Facebook group.  We run a participants’ FB group offering help and advice throughout the fiver fest fortnight
  • Raising a bit for charity.  In addition to all of this, we are running a raffle to win a hamper of Faversham goodies, giving businesses donating prizes another chance to get there name out there and raising some money for Faversham Umbrella.

We hope you are really enjoying being part of Fiver Fest Faversham and would love to hear your views.  If you have any questions or thoughts please email us at [email protected]

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Meet the Sponsors – William Property Management

When you think of independent businesses on your local high street, you could probably be forgiven for not thinking of letting or estate agents straight away. However, certainly here in Faversham, there is one agent that is very much part of the community. 

Without William Property Management stepping in to sponsor the first Fiver Fest Faversham last year, we wouldn’t have got this initiative off the ground. For the second Fiver Fest fortnight, whilst we managed to gain the support of Faversham Town Council and additional sponsors, we are delighted to welcome William Property Management back as our main sponsor again.

To find out why they are so behind the Fiver Fest iniative, Fiver Fest Faversham organiser Liz Jeffery sat down with Mark Greenwood who is the Managing Director of William Property Management.  

Mark, why did you decide to sponsor Fiver Fest Faversham for a second time? 

When I heard about the Fiver Fest initiative I thought it was a fantastic concept.  It’s a good idea generally, but after the effects of Covid and town centre access restrictions, businesses really did need support and they continue to do so, so sponsoring for a second time was a no brainer for me.

I really like the whole £5 message, it makes people think about how their spending directly impacts the local economy and the whole event really does create a community spirit and a real buzz around the town.

Have been involved in supporting the local community in other ways too?

Yes!  Apart from trying to shop local where possible and attend as many events as I can (when they are able to run)  I was also a founder member of the Faversham Traders Association.

Do you have a £5 offer to run during Fiver Fest?

We’ve created our own £5 offer, giving new landlords their first month’s property management fees for £5 if they sign up during the Fiver Fest fortnight.

About William Property Management

William Property Management was established in 2009, after noticing the need for a good letting service that was approachable and transparent.  They are now recognised as the leading letting agent in Faversham due to their outstanding customer service.  They have been awarded GOLD by the prestigious British Property Awards for three years running, judged the Best Letting Agent in Faversham.

To find out more about William Property Management’s commitment to outstanding customer service and to find out how they can help you, please visit https://www.williampropertymanagement.com

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BROGDALE FARM EMBRACES FIVER FEST

Located on the outskirts of Faversham, Brogdale Farm is a hidden gem – well known amongst visitors around the country and horticulturists nationwide – but often relatively undiscovered by Faversham locals.  Hopefully all that is about to change with Brogdale Farm’s support of Fiver Fest Faversham.  With seven businesses at Brogdale running some amazing special offers – we’re sure their involvement will encourage plenty of shoppers and visitors to check out Brogdale Farm and see what it has to offer.

Home to the National Fruit Collection

Brogdale is set in a gorgeous location with hundreds of acres of orchards which are home to the National Fruit Collection – the largest collection of temperate fruits in the world – right here on Faversham’s doorstep! They have examples of every type of apple, pear, cherry, quince, medlar and Brogdale Collections is the charity based at Brogdale Farm created to enable the public to access these orchards and the Collections.  The site is home to some amazing events as well as tours of the orchards and there are also great educational facilities for children such as a Wildlife, Weather and Music Gardens and a playground too.

Did you know there’s also a cracking little miniature railway which pootles round Brogdale’s orchards and is a massive favourite amongst children of all ages!  We can’t wait for it to open again once the pandemic is over.

Great independent businesses

The Market Place at Brogdale Farm is a lovely large courtyard bathed all day in sunlight and a lovely spot to enjoy a bite to eat or pop to one of the shops.  The Courtyard is a family-run café serving delicious freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches and cream teas with plans to soon open in the evenings too. The Tiddly Pomme is the Market Place’s gorgeous shop selling a wide range of fruit-related products and gifts including local ciders, fruit juices, preserves and liqueurs.

Brogdale Farm is home to Country Practice which specialises in offering a delightful range of therapies and treatments for your emotional and physical well-being – including their very popular hot stone treatments and massages.  For even more pampering, Vicki Lord Hair has recently moved to Brogdale Farm and she offers a complete range of hair styling services.

Grow at Brogdale is known nationwide for growing and selling a terrific range of fruit trees and other plants – many grafted from the unique trees at the National Fruit Collections at Brogdale – making them very special indeed. They are currently open for appointments only.

Some terrific local food and drink producers are based at Brogdale including craft brewers Mad Cat Brewery and Kakawa who make the most delicious chocolate, caramel and fudge.

Fiver Fest Offers at Brogdale

A large group of businesses at Brogdale Farm are taking part in Fiver Fest Faversham which gives local residents the perfect excuse to come up and say hello to everybody.

Please find a summary of Brogdale Fiver Fest offers below:

  • wo Brogdale Apple or Pear Juices for £5; one Brogdale Cherry juice for £5; two chutneys or jams for £5.
  • £5.00 off any hair service.

A massive thank you to Brogdale Farm for embracing Faversham Fiver Fest this year and we hope they are well-supported by local shoppers and visitors.

Find Out More

For more information about Brogdale Farm and its businesses – take a look at their website www.brogdalefarm.co.uk

For more information on Fiver Fest Faversham and participating businesses’ offers – check out their website

Beers from Mad Cat Brewery
Market Place at Brogdale
Juices from Tiddly Pomme

Faversham Town Council – Supporting Fiver Fest Faversham

Faversham Town Council – Supporting Fiver Fest Faversham

Fiver Fest Faversham is getting ready to return 12th – 26th June this year. 

Despite this being only the second time Faversham has taken part in the Fiver Fest initiative, the first Faversham event which took place in October last year was a great success.  With over 70 local businesses taking part, Faversham’s Fiver Fest was one of the largest in the UK.

We believe that this year’s event will be even bigger and better than the first, and this is largely due to receiving much more support and sponsorship this time around.  Over the coming days we will be introducing you to our wonderful sponsors and telling you more about them and their businesses.

We are absolutely delighted that this year’s event is being supported by Faversham Town Council.  We feel especially grateful for their support as we have learnt from the event’s national organisers, Totally Locally, that it is rare for town councils to get involved or lend support until several events have successfully taken place. 

Faversham Town Council backing this event will enable us to effectively promote Fiver Fest Faversham to a much wider number of shoppers and visitors. It will also help support Faversham’s independent businesses after the effects of multiple lockdowns.If you run a business locally and would like part please click here for more information and to download your application form 

Faversham's amazing business women.

Celebrating Some of Faversham’s amazing business women.

Let’s Go Girls!

I think we can all agree that Faversham is full of wonderful, innovative, and creative independent businesses. Behind a lot of these are some brilliant female entrepreneurs who have turned their passion into a successful business. From bra fitting to handmade pizza, we have such a varied selection of services and products that we can all enjoy, right on our doorstep! 

Boho + Bloom

When it comes to planning and styling an event, Leah is your go-to girl! Her ever growing prop hire collection is an eclectic mix of boho, disco, wild and one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for weddings, hen do’s, birthdays, window displays and corporate events. Leah launched her own company last year, but in short space of time she’s been featured on Channel 4, The Independent, The Wedding People Podcast and Festival Brides! If you have an idea in mind, Leah can bring your vision to life in her own bespoke way!

The Bra Boss of Kent

Joanna has worked in the lingerie industry for over 10 years, working for well-known brands such as Gossard and Panache. Last year she decided to take the ‘plunge’ and renovate her summer house into a lingerie boutique right here in Faversham. She offers one to one bra fitting appointments in a peaceful, quiet, and private space. She specialises in Sports, Maternity + Nursing and Mastectomy bras, but also offers a good selection of everyday bras too. She stocks bras from A – KK cup and 28 – 44 back. She’s here to support the ladies in Kent, one bra fitting at a time!

Flowerstart

Julie is the award-winning florist that teaches. She runs classes and shares hints and tips from the trade, which enables her students to gain the skills and confidence to create flower arrangements for their home, business or that special occasion. She’s runs some fantastic classes online via her social media and You Tube channel where you can enjoy classes such as ‘Flower Hour’ and how to create a beautiful floral wedding display all on your own – with Julie’s expert help of course!

Rosebud Bakes

Rosie is the owner of Rosebud Bakes and is here to fulfil all your sweet-toothed needs! From brownie and blondie tray bakes to bespoke birthday cakes, all her creations are delicious! Rosie started Rosebud Bakes in June 2019 after years of being harassed by her family to take the plunge and set up her own business. According to Rosie, she’s been baking since she could hold a wooden spoon! She loves creating beautiful, bespoke, and most importantly, delicious cakes for all occasions.

Sophie Jayne Yoga

Sophie has been practising yoga since she was 14 and fell in love with it from the very first class. Since 2016, she has gone on to teach yoga and meditation in Faversham and the surrounding areas and absolutely loves it. Whether you are a total beginner or advanced, Sophies classes are for all abilities and she offers different levels of difficulty for each pose, and there’s absolutely no judgement on how well you can stretch or downward dog! If you fancy a relaxed and friendly bit of “me time” this is the class for you!

Beauty @ Your Door

If you love being pampered but struggle to find the time to get to a salon, Hannah is here to help! Hannah is a Fully Qualified mobile beautician with nine years’ experience, who offers beauty and massage treatments in the comfort of your own home. From luxurious pedicures to eyelash tints, there are so many lovely treatments to choose from and are all at really great, affordable prices too. It’s so important to set aside some time “you time” for yourself and this is the perfect treat!

Workspace on the Farm

Workspace on the farm is a vibrant co-working community for creatives, freelancers and remote workers nestled within beautiful farmland in Hernhill. This fantastic space is run by the wonderful Jo, who has created a calm and inspiring place for people to work productively. It’s a great place to be able to meet other like-minded people, have a coffee and bounce ideas off each other. It’s also perfect if you have young children, as there is a nursery (FarmWorkPlay) adjacent, which means you can work knowing that they are being cared for and having a great time in a safe environment

Papa Bianco

There is a new pizza place in town! Down at Standard Quay, Papa Bianco offers fresh handmade pizza, homemade garlic bread, tiramisu and you can then wash that all down with a cocktail or two! Hannah set up during lockdown and hasn’t looked back! She’s already expanded her menu and has some amazing weekly specials too! You have a choice of dining in the fabulous restaurant or you can take away if you’d prefer to.

Wasted Kitchen/Mighty Fine Things

Katy is the brains behind Wasted Kitchen and Mighty Fine Things. She is passionate about big flavours, local produce and ensuring that no food goes to waste. Wasted Kitchen offers lovely homemade food such as bento salad boxes, freshly made soup and sausage rolls and these can be delivered straight to your door! All of these are made from scratch, have minimal packaging and are obviously full of lovely local ingredients. If you love a condiment, Mighty Fine Things specialises in sauces, vinegars, mustards and much more! You can also treat yourself to some delicious Coxy’s Liqueurs in some fantastic flavours such as Spiced Damson Shrub or Morello Cherry!

Hope Fitzgerald

Hope runs Bindfulness.com a website packed full of beautiful gifts, cards and handmade books. Including Hope’s original Cyanotypes of botanical specimens collected in Kent. Printed on card and fabrics in Prussian Blue, the signature colour of this process

Up until this year Hope also ran hugely popular Bookbinding Workshops, which will return as soon as social distancing rules allow.