Talk Of the Town

Around 80 business owners and decision makers took their seats at the Everyday Champions Centre for more local news and networking. Breakfast was provided by Cox Events and our Chairman, Kevin Guthrie welcomed members with a packed agenda.

Agony Corridor!

This month’s sponsor was National Highways

The sponsors for this month are National Highways to present the plans for the dualing of the A46.

The A46 around Newark is the last section of single lane carriageway from Warwick to Lincoln.

The proposed plans will mean new junctions to the South and North of Newark plus a flyover at the cattle market roundabout.

Skanska are the delivery partners and if the timescales go to plan, work will commence in 2025 and will last around 3 years. The road will remain open but with traffic management in place to try and ensure minimal disruption to road users. The consultation stage is underway and runs until 12th December. Please visit for more information

Life is a Camera!

Before the break and the round table networking, Ron Finnegan from Framework was the regular member pulled out of the bowl and Max Dmowski from Begalo Studio was our first time visitor.

“My name is Max Dmowski and I’m 24 years old. I moved to the UK 4 years ago from Poland when I was 20 just after graduating school.Since then I have worked in a few jobs but this year with the help of my friends I’m able to follow my passion which is photography and filmmaking. A special thanks goes to Daniel from Buttercross Estates and Simon from Future Prospect for helping me out a lot with my new business. What is Begalo Studio?

Begalo Studio is a project that I have been working on for the past 3 years and have been building my portfolio since. Over that time I have worked with a few companies and had my work displayed in Dominos Pizza HQ, Panasonic Lumix Global and Lumix UK, I have done commercial ads for multiple companies such as Fragrance Brand, Cue Club, Real Estate, different Events, corporate work and multiple car projects.

I love Newark community and I would love to have the opportunity to tell people stories no matter what it can be,  through visuals such as photos, drone and videos. I think everyone’s story matters and needs to be told and that’s what Begalo Studio is all about. 
If you are interested in what I do, the work I have done in the past and how I can help to grow your business and tell your story please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

Newark on Sea !

After the break, Matthew Gleadell and Ian Harrison took to the stage to share what Newark Town Council have been doing recently and what is in the pipeline.

Matthew is the new Town Clerk, replacing Alan Mellor who recently retired. Newark Town Council look after a range of services from London Road Cemetery and The Polish War Graves to allotments and toilets. They also run Newark In Bloom throughout the summer to make the town centre a colourful and attractive place.

Ian Harrison is the Market and Events Manager and during the summer he helped create Newark On Sea, bringing a temporary beach to Newark Market Place. It had an excellent positive impact and helped to bring 70,441 visitors to the town centre across 15 days.

Newark Festival also drew big crowds of visitors with the event spread across multiple sites around the town.

Coming up during the remainder of 2022 we have the Christmas lights switch-on on 27th November. Then we have a return of Steampunk Society which always brings a unique feel to the town.

The calendar of events is looking good for next year already with the aim of creating an increase in footfall, dwell time and vibrancy.

Van Dam to guest Christmas party

Following the success of last year’s event at Harlaxton Manor with Grantham Business Club, a date has been set this year for 6th December with Jonathan Van-Tam the guest speaker. For further details and how to book please visit –

Framework – for the homeless!

The charity Framework has been helping homeless people – and people at risk of homelessness – in the Newark area for around 20 years. In the 12 months to the end of September Framework provided accommodation for 90 homeless people locally and supported a further 314 people in their own homes.

The centre for Framework’s accommodation services in Newark is Russell House which houses 15 people. It is always full and has a waiting list, however Service Manager Caron Blair invites anyone in need of emergency accommodation to get in touch.
Framework’s wide range of local services also includes:

  • Moving Forward which supports people age 18+ with mental health difficulties to overcome housing and money-related difficulties and avoid becoming homeless.
  • Brighter Futures which supports people with learning disabilities, Asperger’s or brain injuries to maintain and thrive in their own homes.
  • The Employment and Skills service which provides a range of specialist services to help people enter the world of work.
  • The Street Outreach Team which engages and supports rough sleepers to get off the streets and into accommodation.

If you are sleeping rough, or know someone who is, call 0800 066 5356.
For more information on all these services visit

Next Meeting – December 2nd

Friday 2nd December 6.45 am at its usual home – the Everyday Champions Centre.

Please remember your Christmas jumper Ian
(you know who you are) et al.

Please Book your tickets online

Everyday Champions Centre
Jessop Close, Brunel Business Park
Nottinghamshire NG24 2AG

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