alexandrapatrick attended a celebration event to recognise the success stories that have benefited from the Marsh Million Business Boost programme on 29 January 2016.
Maria Callow, managing director of alexandrapatrick met with businesses like Growth Rings CIC, a social enterprise that has been set up to create beautifully crafted quality wooden products and provide training and employment opportunities in Romney Marsh.
Romney Tweed CIC is a home-grown success, a social enterprise that nurtures local industry by using the wool of the Romney sheep to make tweed cloth and helps young people acquire skills and creates jobs in the local area. In fact, Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe was proudly wearing a Romney Tweed suit at the networking event.
Maria Callow also met Romney Marsh Wools, another company that has been able to expand their business thanks to the Marsh Million scheme. Romney Marsh Wools rear indigenous breeds to supply a fine range of high-quality products from baby blankets to lanolin toiletries. The wool is has processed using traditional skills to use the whole fleece. It really is an incredible sustainable success story.
Those businesses that are based in Romney Marsh will also have the benefit if being showcased in the recently launched website Folkestone.works helping start-ups and organisations expand in the Shepway area.
The Marsh Million Boost programme is supported by Kent County Council, Magnox Ltd, Ashford Borough Council, Shepway District Council and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.