Actions have consequences, or do they when it comes to local government?

Welcome to The Sunday Supplement a new column that will appear on the last Sunday of each month and consider some of the big issues confronting our town. This month we’re asking what will happen when local council elections take place in May and whether an apparent dissatisfaction with the running of Hastings Borough Council […]

Menopause – the burning issue

Jane Midwinter is the founder of HotWomenAtMenopause, an associate trainer with Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace and is a menopause coach. She also writes articles on menopause for women and their employers. Next month Jane will launch a new column written specially for Hastings In Focus this month, in recognition of World Menopause Day she gives […]

Pause and postpone – the new watchwords in the world of weddings

With no marriages taking place as we make out way through lockdown many small business people who depend on the wedding trade to make their living are suffering. For Helen Pomery, Managing Director of St Leonards based Empirical Events, the organiser of wedding shows across the south of England, it’s about more than just the […]

Giving customers what they want – embracing change and searching out new opportunities

Amid the gloom and doom about prospects for business one St Leonards company is busier than ever as it helps others to see the opportunities that exist by ramping up their online presence and coming to terms with ecommerce. Fiona Allman-Treen, Managing Director of FAT Promotions, (https://www.fatpromotions.co.uk/) says her business is probably busier than it […]