14 March 2011

Open Air Market at Platform 22

Our latest planning application at Platform 22 is for an Open Air Market. We hope to be able to offer the village a range of fresh produce, local arts & crafts and at the same time support local businesses in these hard times.

The village has been hit rather hard in the last six months with the loss & closure of Mother Hubbard's and G&D Sinclairs the butcher. Its going to be a real loss to the community, as well as for the representation of small independent village businesses helping keep Torphins alive. It has motivated David and I to give local businesses and village community groups an opportunity to connect with the villagers.

If anyone has a chance to lend a little bit of time please take a moment to post a message of support with Aberdeenshire Council by the 24th of March 2011. You can submit your comments by following the link http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/apps/detail.asp?ref_no=APP/2011/0510 and your help is very much appreciated.

6 March 2011

Networking 2011 .. thats what it's all about!

For some reason this year seems to have such an importance for community and networking .. it must be something to do with the financial situation the the Press seem so keen to scare us with. I'm trying to tell myself to keep positive and so far this year it is! Onwards and upwards..

Today I have finally got the chance to get to the computer .. its been an incredibly busy week with commissions, new ventures, NEOS and just juggling everything along with family too! Anyway, I realised that I missed the launch of a blog I wrote for Joanne Dewberry about "Sale or Return" .. if you haven't seen it please check it out at www.joannedewberry.co.uk

Joanne Dewberry - www.joannedewberry.co.uk - Dorset Business Mum Of The Year - Business Mum Guru

Dorset Business Mum of the Year (and many other awards) an excellent blog about her journey from mum to business guru.

7 February 2011

Torphins Mumpreneurs’ join forces to promote `portraits and fancy pieces’

Just a quick post to tell you about our first Platform 22 Blog Giveaway!

In the news today (link to Deeside Piper & Herald) Torphins Business mums join forces!

Yes I'm teaming up with Suzanne Edge of Edge Photography in Torphins just in time for Valentine's and Mother's Days.

Over the next few weeks visitors to Platform 22 will have a chance to win portrait sessions with Edge Photography; which will include a family sitting, editing, viewing and a 10x8 mounted print. We think any Mum would love and cherish some beautiful family photos, or, what about treating that special someone in your life to their very own photo shoot!

Also, anyone visiting the Suzanne's studio for a portrait session will be given a complimentary coffee and cake at Platform 22 Gallery and coffee house on Station Road.

For more information about the giveaways please pop into Platform 22, 01339 882039 or call Suzanne at (013398) 89275

8 January 2011

Part-time Paid Vacancy

Due to the increase in workload, Platform 22 in Torphins is looking for part time people to help us with the gallery and coffee house.

Do you enjoy baking, art and meeting new people?

We are looking for like minded people who are resourceful, cheerful, reliable, free thinking and flexible? Ideal for a physically active person who is looking for a few hours paid work a week.

Gallery opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

For more information please contact Emma on 0133988 2039 or email her at emma@platform22.co.uk

Opening Times for 2011

Due to staffing shortages at Platform 22 (and the wintry weather we've been having), we will now be closed on Sundays and Mondays for the foreseeable future. Otherwise we will be open as normal Tuesday to Saturdays 10am until 5pm