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Amazing SIM only deal from Utility Warehouse

Utility Warehouse have just launched an amazing new sim only mobile deal that is far cheaper than any deal on the market.  

Unlimited data, minutes and texts £20 with up to three additional unlimited sims per family at just £10 each.

 If you want to know more please contact FBN member Gail on 07985 989538

‘Challenging society’s rules by living the life we design’

www.funlife.co.uk

Looking to increase business? Join us!

At FBN we are continuing to grow! Are you looking for some friendly business support and networking? Then why not join us. We are looking for a wide range of companies to become members, who have capacity to grow, so we can begin to work with each other.

Limited to only one person per profession. Come & see how our approach to increasing business for each other can also benefit you. 

Complete our on-line enquiry form and we’ll send you the link to join our next meeting taking place on Friday mornings from 7.30AM, currently on zoom.  Our available categories include:

  • Architect
  • Bricklayer
  • Builder
  • Car body shop specialist
  • Carpet / Floor Cleaner
  • Chiropractor
  • Construction
  • Fencing
  • Fire & Security specialist
  • Florist
  • Gardener
  • Handyman
  • Mental Health & Well-being
  • Health & Safety Specialist
  • House Maker Over
  • HR Specialist
  • Insolvency
  • IT Specialist
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Local Radio (Forest FM/Wave 105)
  • Locksmith
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Painter/Decorator
  • Plaster
  • Photographer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Plumber
  • Roofer
  • Solicitor
  • Sports Physio
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel agent
  • Tree Specialist
  • Town Planner

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Post lockdown chauffeured car service

Since March we have not been able to go out to celebrate that special occasion.NOW THAT WE HAVE A ONE METRE SOCIAL DISTANCE RULE WE CAN!

If you missed that special birthday, wedding anniversary or social gathering, now book a Chauffeured car with AT YOUR SERVICE to take you there and back in style, and not worry about driving yourself.

For the time being, everyone will be required to wear a face mask, which can be supplied if necessary.Anti bacterial spray will be used before and after every journey, and we also supply hand sanitiser.

Of course we can also take you to the airport, or supply cars for weddings, or sporting events. Contact David Allen by email, or mobile for more details. 

Time to enjoy seeing friends and family once more! 

Email: david.ays1@gmail.com
Mobile 07976 279897
Landline 01202 871122

Why you should consider using a leasing broker for your vehicle procurement needs

One of the main benefits of using us (Dorset Car/Van Leasing) is that unlike dealerships we are fully independent; which means we can supply and advise on any make and model of car or van. 

This not only allows us to offer independent advice based on our years of knowledge within the industry, but we also have access to the best stock available at the best prices from the funders we have available to us.

We can do all the hard work for you; we’ll discuss your requirements both now and for the future to ensure you have the most suitable vehicle(s) for your needs. It saves you having to endlessly search through comparison sites and running back and forth from dealerships.

We are members of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) and therefore adhere to the mandatory Code of Conduct which is there to ensure you benefit from the highest standards of service, fair terms and conditions as well as transparent and accurate information.

We genuinely care about our local reputation and providing the best levels of service to our customers. Much of the feedback we receive, is along the lines of how pleased our clients have been, when we have challenged their initial thoughts on a vehicle they were enquiring about. 

Quite often we sourced a more appropriate vehicle (which they did not initially think about), or a different model within the range which generated a financial saving. 

Alternatively, we can of course, just act on your original instruction and probably still find you the best deal. 

Even if you have already been in to a local dealership and chosen your vehicle, it’s worth giving us a quick call as the chances are we could improve on what you have been offered. 

On the rare occasion that this is not the case, at least you will have benefitted from ‘another pair of eyes’ and if the deal you have been offered can’t be bettered, we’ll not hesitate to tell you.

Please contact FBN member Dorset Car/Van Leasing by phone or e-mail and we will be pleased to chat, discuss your requirements and offer our knowledge to ensure you end up with the most suitable vehicle for your needs.

Email: andrew@dorsetcarleasing.uk

Call: 01202 821354

www.dorsetcarleasing.uk

Are Diesel cars really that bad?

Back in the year 2000 when we were all told planes would fall out of the skies and our PC’s would pack up and never work again, diesel-engined cars accounted for just 14.1% of the new car market. By 2011, this figure had increased to 50.6%.

One of the main reasons for this rise in popularity was the introduction of Benefit in Kind for company car drivers in 2002, who, at the time were encouraged to choose lower emission cars which diesels were. The change in taxation regime also led to many engineering advances which led to a reduction is CO2 emissions from an average of 181 g/km in 2000 to 120.1 g/km in 2016.

The landscape changed for diesels in 2015 though when reports of air quality concerns started hitting the headlines and what became known as ‘Dieselgate’ led to manufacturers selling 38% fewer diesel cars by the end of 2018 than at their peak. NOx became the new CO2 and we started to see the introduction of Clean Air Zones, increases in Vehicle Excise Duty and supplements to Company Car Tax.

A recent Government statement read ‘cleaner diesel cars and vans can play an important part in reducing CO2 emissions from road transport during the transition to zero-emission vehicles’.

With the introduction of the new emissions testing regime known as The Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test, future vehicles will be tested more rigorously to measure pollutants such as NOx, emitted by cars on the road.

With more and more engineering developments we are starting to see manufacturers produce diesel engine cars which are scoring maximum points for the Green NCAP Clean Air Index, the same as electric vehicles. Whilst electric vehicles produce no pollutant emissions, we are beginning to see diesel engine cars, with proper calibration and effective after treatment, can deliver extremely low pollutant emissions.

In recent test carried out by a German automobile club, one of the diesel vehicles tested did not emit any NOx emissions at all which demonstrates how quickly the engineers are developing clean diesel engines.

Might Diesel cars still be a good choice for company car drivers?

Maybe. The latest RDE2 compliant diesel cars are exempt from the 4% diesel Benefit in Kind (BiK) surcharge which comes into effect from April 2020, meaning they are charged at the same rate as a petrol engine powered car with the same CO2 emissions. Some manufacturers are even producing plug-in hybrid diesels which not only are very fuel efficient, but also benefit from an incredibly low BiK rate.

Neil Carlton, Director of Poole based dorsetcarleasing.uk said ‘over the past couple of years there has been great confusion when it comes to the real situation regarding petrol versus diesel cars. We have had situations whereby companies have switched from diesel cars into petrol equivalents and reported a significant drop in MPG which has pushed their and their employee’s fuel spend up by around 15-20%. We strongly recommend that any future car changes are considered very carefully, and proper advice should be sought’.

Ferndown Business Network Members Neil Carlton and his business partner Andrew Garaway can be contacted via www.dorsetcarleasing.uk or by calling 01202 821354

Keep your hands clean

Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy. On average, people wash their hands around eight times a day, and the Global Hygiene Council recommends even more, especially since handwashing can help to prevent the spread of germs.

BUY NOW at http://www.wessex-aloe.com or call Ferndown Business Networkmember ‘Dr’ Peter on 07947 685785

Cut your electricity bills by 15% forever

Go green with free, energy-efficient LED light bulbs for as long as you’re with FBN Member Utility Warehouse. We’ll replace all the bulbs in your home, typically worth £300 – £500. The bulbs are bright, light up instantly, and are fully dimmable. Good for you, good for the environment.

‘Challenging society’s rules by living the life we design’ www.funlife.co.uk

Introducing The Mobility Shop

As the south’s leading mobility scooter and electric wheelchair specialists. We are here to help if you are struggling with your mobility in and outside of the home. Keeping you mobile and independent. Preventing isolation and loneliness. 

Supplying mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs, and powerchairs. We also stock for you or your loved one mobility aids, living aids and adapted/assistive furniture. Helping to maintain your independence.

We supply customers nationwide with new & used mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs and powerchairs. We have hundreds in stock. New and used. Big and small. Enabling us to supply you or your loved one with a machine that best fits budget, needs and lifestyle. We can offer free same day delivery on most items in the Dorset area.

At the Mobility Shop we’ll also ensure you keep on moving. We don’t just sell scooters. We can also repair, fully service and customise your or your loved one’s mobility scooter. 

Visit our online store at https://mobilityscootersuk.co.uk. See our huge range of products, helping those struggling with their mobility both in and outside of the home.

Call us on 01202 798942 for more information or to arrange a demonstration.

Utility Warehouse goes remote.

The Corona Virus doesn’t stop UW partners from helping people save money on their household bills and shopping. Days after the lockdown started UW launched a remote app which means that partners can still help people to save money remotely from the comfort of their own homes.

If you would like FBN Member Gail Bannister to give you a no obligation quotation please email her on gail@funlife.co.uk or call her on 07985989538.

Help support your body’s defence system

Your immune system is very important. It recognises every cell of your body and helps to fight infection and illness. The immune system can be divided up into two parts: innate response and acquired response. The innate response is the part that decides whether something is friend or foe, and if it decides on foe, it tries to flush out the invader.

Maintaining a healthy immune system is really important in keeping us all healthy, and the best method for supporting it is through regular exercise and eating a healthy diet to ensure your body is getting all the vitamins and minerals it needs. Certain vitamins and minerals contribute to the normal function of the immune system, including copper, folate, iron, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc. Some will be more helpful here than others, but that’s why a balanced diet is the best option here, as you’ll get a bit of everything.

Support your healthy lifestyle

We believe that good health begins with good nutrition. The cleansing and purifying nature of Forever’s Aloe gel drinks make them the perfect addition for anyone looking to give their diet a little something extra, and their range of nutritional supplements incorporates nature’s most beneficial vitamins and minerals to help you to promote a healthy lifestyle and support your body’s defences.

Forever Aloe Vera Drinking Gel is as close to the real thing as you can get, boasting 99.7% inner leaf aloe gel, lovingly extracted by hand so that you can experience the true power of nature. Aloe is great for skin, the immune system and it’s an ideal digestive aid, and now this purifying gel also contains vitamin C, which also contributes to the normal function of the immune system. The drinking gels are also available in a variety of flavours so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Taking vitamin C daily has long been associated with good health, but the human body doesn’t naturally store the vitamin meaning it must be consumed via food, drink and supplements. Forever’s Absorbent-C is bonded with oat bran, a highly soluble fibre, for gradual absorption, and provides 100% of the UK’s RDA of vitamin C, which contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Forever Immublend also helps to support a healthy lifestyle, and is high in vitamins C, D and zinc; which all contribute to the normal function of the immune system.

Men and women require different nutrients and vitamins in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and Forever’s Vitolize for Men, and for Women are designed with those needs in mind. Forever’s Vitolize for Women is high in vitamins D, E, C, B6, B12, folic acid and iron, and Vitolize for Men is high in vitamins D, E, C, B6 and zinc, all of which contribute to the normal function of the immune system. And to make sure your children are getting all the nutrients they need each day, give them Forever Kids. These fun, delicious, chewable multi-vitamins provide children with the nutrients needed each day, including vitamin A, C, D and B12, calcium, iron and zinc. They contain no aspartame, no artificial colours or preservatives, and adults will love them too! Forever Kids is high in vitamins A, D, C, B6 and B12, as well as folic acid and zinc, which all contribute to the normal function of the immune system.

BUY NOW at http://www.wessex-aloe.com or call Ferndown Business Network member ‘Dr’ Peter on 07947 685785

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