Thursday December 6, 2018

He’s Here!

That would be our fly2help bear rather than Santa himself....... Finally Bear has arrived at our offices. His journey has been…

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Friday November 30, 2018

Bear Buys A House!

Clearly our fly2help bear has been saving hard - he is seen here looking at possible house purchases with our neighbouring…

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Thursday November 29, 2018

Where Is The Bear Today???

It looks like he has been hi-jacked by our lovely friend from fly2help! Let's hope he gets some more raffle donations…

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Tuesday November 27, 2018

Follow Our Bear!

Our fly2help bear fancied a different form of transport today! Who knows where the Glos Airport firetruck might take him........ Don't…

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Wednesday November 21, 2018


Follow our fly2help bear today.... how is he getting on in his quest to sell raffle tickets and make it to…

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Monday November 19, 2018


It's that silly time of year again! Nearly time for our Christmas party on December 6th and this year we are…

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Friday November 9, 2018


There are a number of benefits to be had from private medical insurance. Private cover will typically give you access to…

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Friday November 2, 2018

Housing in the Budget – what it means to you.

A quick summary - what the budget might mean to you from the housing point of view. TAX - £12,500 personal tax…

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Friday October 26, 2018

Houses for Hallowe’en!

Would you like to live here? A host of haunted houses for Hallowe'en...... even we might not be able to get…

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Friday October 12, 2018

Autumn in the UK

We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful country so let's celebrate the season by sharing some gorgeous Autumnal images.…

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Friday October 5, 2018

Insurance Cover and Protection Explained

The value of advice on Cover and Protection It is said you can't put a value on good advice. Here at…

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Friday September 28, 2018

Why Use a Mortgage Broker?

What does a mortgage broker do that you can't? And why should you pay for their services when there are already loads of…

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Friday September 21, 2018

Welcome Sammy!

  This week we welcomed our latest recruit to Team Finance Roome. A very big hello to Sammy Wood who has…

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Thursday September 20, 2018

Structuring A Property Portfolio – Free Seminar

INVESTING IN PROPERTY LEVEL 2 – STRUCTURING A PROPERTY PORTFOLIO WHEN - Friday September 28th 8.30am to 11.00am WHERE - Allcooper…

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Friday September 14, 2018

Bank of Mum and Dad Needs Help!

One in 4 housing transactions involve the Bank of Mum and Dad Recent surveys show that a quarter of housing transactions…

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Friday September 7, 2018

5 Reasons To Live In Cheltenham

No. 1 - History Founded in Anglo Saxon times, the town takes its name from the River Chelt which runs through…

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Friday August 31, 2018

Need a Foster Carer Mortgage?

Let us help. Nowadays being a foster carer is no longer perceived as being a volunteer  - it is seen as…

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Friday August 31, 2018

Luke’s A Winner!

August Apprentice of the Month for South West Apprentices goes to ….. Luke Damagnez at The Finance Roome in Cheltenham!  …

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Friday August 24, 2018

Buying a Holiday Home – What, where and how?

Do you want to own a slice of the seaside? If you harbour dreams of buying your very own holiday home,…

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Thursday August 16, 2018

Not Married – Do We Need a Will?

The short answer to the above question is Yes. Absolutely you need a Will. Many unmarried couples who jointly own a…

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Friday August 10, 2018

A Mortgage for your Airbnb

Airbnb is always in the headlines these days. Despite causing some controversy it continues to enjoy consistent growth. Many homeowners are…

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Thursday August 2, 2018


So the bank of England has decided to raise the mortgage interest rate by 0.25 per cent to 0.75 per cent.…

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Monday July 30, 2018


Once again due to our continuing success (thank you clients - we wouldn't be here without you!) we are urgently looking…

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Friday July 27, 2018

Time To Buy A House?

Is there a better time of year to buy a house? Well contrary to belief Spring doesn't seem to be the…

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Friday July 20, 2018

Ten Things You Need To Know About A Mortgage – Part 3

 The Best Mortgage For You Under the new rules, almost all mortgages will have to be taken out with financial advice.…

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Monday July 16, 2018

Get Yourself a £50 Voucher!

We are hiring again! Our great levels of business mean we need another mortgage administrator. Check out our advert at Glos…

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Friday July 13, 2018

Ten Things You Need To Know About A Mortgage – Part 2

Last week we talked about essential things you need to know about a mortgage.  How a mortgages works, the different types…

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Thursday July 12, 2018

Re-Mortgage and Save!

Current research shows that borrowers on a standard variable rate mortgage could save literally thousands each year by re-mortgaging to a…

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Monday July 9, 2018

Airport Open Day 2018

We were delighted to help out at yesterday's very successful Airport Open Day. The Open Day is held annually in aid…

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Friday July 6, 2018

Ten Things You Need To Know About A Mortgage – Part 1

So you have decided to buy a house. You start to think about getting a mortgage arranged. That's when you realise…

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Friday June 29, 2018

Charity Airport Open Day

Are you interested in planes and aviation? Are you aware of the excellent facilities at our local airport in Gloucestershire? Why…

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Friday June 8, 2018

Decorating – Making Your House Into Your Home

So you are in your lovely new home, your various insurances are sorted out and you have made your first mortgage…

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Thursday May 31, 2018

Time To Pay Off Your Help To Buy Equity Loan

Thursday 31st May is a very important date for any of you that have held a Help to Buy equity loan…

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Friday May 25, 2018

Ideas for Beautiful Gardens

Today is the first day of The Chelsea Garden Show. The perfect opportunity to share some of the more contemporary  gardens…

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Monday May 21, 2018

Happy Birthday Boss!

Celebrating Ellen's birthday in style! A gin themed hamper, some super gooey cake and a bunch of wild flowers did the…

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Friday May 18, 2018

Buying a Home – Step by Step – Part 3

So here we are, the final instalment in The Finance Roome's mini series helping to explain the home buying process from…

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Friday May 11, 2018

Buying A Home – Step By Step – Part 2

So you've found your dream house! This is only the beginning of a long and sometimes stressful journey into home ownership.…

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Friday May 4, 2018

Buying A Home – Step by Step – Part One

If you are considering buying your own home then our blog is a must read - both this week and next.…

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Saturday April 28, 2018

Equity Release – The Pitfalls

Continuing The Finance Roome's  focus on Equity Release, today we take a look at what it actually means and we also…

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Saturday April 21, 2018

Equity Release – A Modern Solution?

The current unhealthy climate of low savings rates, poor pension payouts and inflation is seeing more and more older people taking…

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Thursday April 12, 2018

A Must Read Guide for First Time Buyers

  Buying a home is a huge financial commitment and can be daunting, especially for first time buyers. Read our guide…

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Wednesday April 4, 2018

Are you self-employed? Please read!

A diverse set of customer needs from the self-employed is driving the demand for specialist residential mortgages, according to a recent…

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Wednesday March 28, 2018

Technology v People?

We have noticed a spate of on-line mortgage brokers changing their business models recently which prompted  us to think about how…

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Wednesday March 14, 2018

300 deals out there for buyers with a 5% deposit

We are keeping an eye on the latest mortgage rate deals for our clients. Both good and bad. It might be…

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Friday March 9, 2018


This time we are up for an ESTA and thrilled to be shortlisted. April 20th is D Day when we discover…

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Tuesday February 27, 2018


......Could be yours! This beautiful photo was taken early this morning, a fabulous frosty view across our Racecourse. Don't forget you…

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Tuesday February 20, 2018

Calling all First Time Buyers!

Are you First Time Buyers looking to buy your first home together? Come and talk to us about arranging your mortgage…

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Monday February 12, 2018

Valentine’s for First Time Buyers

Are you First Time Buyers looking to buy your first home together? Come and talk to us about arranging your mortgage…

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Tuesday February 6, 2018

Gloucestershire Forwards

A fabulous networking breakfast this morning at Gloucestershire Stadium; very well attended with lots of new faces to meet. Great speakers…

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Monday February 5, 2018

E Mail v Phone Leads?

Thought for the day - do we treat email leads in the same way we treat telephone leads? We're sure you…

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Friday January 26, 2018

Last Chance for us…..

If you haven't already done so please can you vote for us in the ESTA Awards - we are up for…

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Monday January 22, 2018

A Lovely Thank You!

What a kind gesture - a beautiful orchid, a thank you card AND cookies from  happy customers. Many thanks Ms MM…

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Wednesday January 17, 2018

Saving For A Deposit

According to recent statistics provided by Nationwide, in most regions it would take about eight years for the typical buyer to…

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Wednesday January 10, 2018

Glowing feedback

Feedback received yesterday from a very happy client made our day! Well done team, particularly Lawrence and Noleen, excellent work indeed.…

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Tuesday January 9, 2018

In The Pink!

In anticipation of our forthcoming office move we popped across the airfield to check out the new paint job - its…

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Thursday January 4, 2018

Thinking of buying abroad?

If you are considering a holiday home then this article is a must read. Written by expert Simon Conn it offers…

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Tuesday January 2, 2018

A new home for Christmas

  Happy client Kate moves into her lovely new home in time for Christmas and had these kind words to say…

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Friday December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas one and all!

          The Finance Roome would like to wish all our clients and Introducers a very Happy Christmas. Thank you for your…

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Wednesday December 13, 2017

Christmas Party Fun

Team Finance Roome enjoyed a fabulous Christmas party at Cheltenham Town Hall last night. The Narnia theme was beautifully done and…

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Wednesday December 6, 2017


And here is one of our bears collecting a fabulous Festive Hamper from The Little Jet Company. Many thanks to them…

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Tuesday December 5, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About Stamp Duty

Almost everyone must be aware by now of the recent Stamp Duty changes introduced at the last Budget. We find ourselves…

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Tuesday December 5, 2017

Festive Resting Bears.

The bears are currently taking a break from their endeavours to track down donations for Maggie's Cheltenham. They have stopped by…

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Monday December 4, 2017

Another cracking testimonial!

What lovely words from our client C.D. ...... "I came to The Finance Roome after putting my trust in a long…

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Thursday November 30, 2017


The bears are  about to take off on the next stage of their gift collecting journey -  do YOU have a…

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Wednesday November 29, 2017


It's the turn of our lovely admin support person Noleen Jones. Noleen does so much more than provide administrative support for…

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Monday November 27, 2017

FOLLOW THE BEARS – Where are they today??

This week the bears are trying out a helicopter ride.  HeliAir, who are our neighbours here at  Gloucestershire Airport, not only…

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Wednesday November 22, 2017


Its that Meet The Team time of week again...... and we know how keen everyone is to meet Lawrence! Lawrence Smith…

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Tuesday November 21, 2017


The bears reach the second stop in their journey to collect raffle donations - huge thanks to for donating a rather…

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Thursday November 16, 2017

Follow The Bears!

The bears are off on their journey to collect donations for Maggie's this morning...... Let's see how they get on. Follow…

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Tuesday November 14, 2017

Supporting Maggie’s Cheltenham – Follow the bears!

The Finance Roome are delighted to announce our support of Maggie's Cheltenham centre this year. I am sure everyone has heard…

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Tuesday November 14, 2017

It’s Sharon’s Turn!

It's time to meet our Business Development Manager, Sharon Foote. Sharon has worked in the property market for over 25 years…

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Monday November 13, 2017

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Bank of England has raised interest rates.

The official bank rate has been lifted from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase since July 2007. It is likely to…

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Wednesday November 1, 2017


It's time to meet Faisal Mulla, one of our very able Financial Advisers. Faisal has over 10 years experience in the…

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Wednesday November 1, 2017

Win a Luxury Christmas Hamper – find out how here

It's that time of year again already and why not get your celebrations off to a fine start by enjoying a…

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Monday October 30, 2017

Top Review!

What a super review - thank you so much Kay Patel for putting such welcome feedback on Google. Well done to…

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Thursday October 26, 2017


Time to meet Lauren Poole. Lauren is one of our lovely friendly administrators who has five years experience in finance and…

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Wednesday October 25, 2017

New office progresses fast!

Some of us pottered across the airfield to check out the progress of our new offices today - a New Year…

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Wednesday October 18, 2017


We have undergone some changes here at The Finance Roome this year. So we thought it might be  time for you…

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Wednesday October 11, 2017

What If……..The Bank Of England Raises Interest Rates?

There are increasing indications from the Governor of the Bank of England, that interest rates will be rising and that could…

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Thursday September 28, 2017

PRA New Buy-to-Let Underwriting Requirements

PRA New Buy-to-Let Underwriting Requirements As of 30 September, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) are introducing new underwriting standards for buy-to-let…

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Tuesday September 26, 2017

Wow! What a testimonial to get

It's only a short while since our last (outstanding) testimonial and look what arrived this weekend - Thank you Carolyn L,…

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Wednesday September 13, 2017

Going Above and Beyond…..

The Finance Roome went above and beyond what I was expecting from a standard mortgage adviser. They were with me every…

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Monday September 11, 2017

The Costs Explained – Essential Reading

Are you wondering how much it costs to buy a house or a flat? There are certainly upfront fees to think…

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Monday September 4, 2017

Mortgages – The Mystery Explained From The Start

Obtaining a mortgage can sometimes seem like an uphill struggle - with all the jargon and processes involved it can feel…

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Monday August 21, 2017

Help To Buy – When it’s Time to Remortgage

We have a long history of supporting first time buyers via the Government various Help To Buy schemes. Learn more at:…

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Wednesday August 16, 2017

It’s A Plane Party!

Several lovely old planes got together for a luncheon party across the road from us...... so we  tried to gate crash!

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Monday August 14, 2017

Possibly the best testimonial ever????

Our road to buying our first home together certainly wasn't the easiest! It has been a stressful 6 months for all,…

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Wednesday August 9, 2017

Changes For Landlords – A Must Read

What mortgage brokers need to know The UK’s buy to let property market has been in a state of upheaval for…

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Tuesday August 8, 2017

Yet another fab testimonial

It's beginning to get boring - so many fabulous testimonials flooding in this week we hardly have time to post them!…

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Monday August 7, 2017

Not one but two!

Amazing feedback for Lawrence and Noleen - not just once but twice! The team are on a roll - lovely words…

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Tuesday August 1, 2017

Pink logos for all!

Take a look at our rather cute water bottles - complete with pink logo! If you would like one for your…

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Tuesday July 18, 2017

A special testimonial!

As anyone who reads our blog or checks out our website can see, we get a lot of excellent testimonials from…

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Tuesday July 4, 2017

Awards Stand In……

As many of you know our very own Ellen Roome was highly commended at the FT Adviser Awards held last week…

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Thursday June 29, 2017

Double The Awards???

Well tonight is the night. We are up for two major industry awards and are managing to attend two award ceremonies…

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Monday June 26, 2017

The Bank of Mum and Dad prevails – second time around!

Almost a third of home buyers moving to their second home expect to go cap in hand to those around them…

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Monday June 19, 2017

It’s a Family Affair

Today we welcomed our Administrator Lauren back from her wonderful honeymoon in Disneyworld, Florida - she was much missed! However, she…

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Wednesday June 14, 2017

A Star is Born!

A polished performance on the radio today by our very own Ellen Roome. The interview was interesting and focused and Ellen…

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Wednesday June 14, 2017

Professional Woman Of The Year!!!

The winners in this year’s Gloucestershire Women of the Year Awards were announced recently at a glittering ceremony held at the…

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Wednesday March 8, 2017

8th March 2017 – Cheltenham Race week – free horse toy

Cheltenham Festival starts next week & so we are offering a large toy Thoroughbred Horse with Sound Effects to anyone who…

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Monday November 21, 2016

Christmas Mulled Wine & Minced Pies

Please do come along to our networking Mulled Wine & Minced Pies. 16th Dec 2016 - 12.30 -14.30 Hangar SE49 @Skypark,…

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