Local Businesses

Working together with the local community has always been important to us, and even more so in light of recent events. We believe that by forging good relationships with businesses within the area, we can all genuinely benefit.

J.C.Farley Ltd
Kitchens & Bathrooms

Founded by James Charles Farley in 1928, Farleys began as a furniture business in Thanet. Throughout the years our core values have remained the same: quality of product, a high level of service, and a fair price.

Now run by its fourth generation of Farley, the business offers furniture, flooring, fitted kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms from three locations across Kent.

Carol Crees Clearances
House Clearance

Based in Folkstone ,established over 30 years. Professional, friendly & fair! clearing Folkstone, Dover, Ashford, Canterbury and surrounding areas.

Castles Removals
Removals & Storage

At Castles we know that household removals are supposed to be the 3rd most stressful event in our lives after death and divorce. We aim to make the whole moving process from your old house to your new home, stress free.

We can offer you the complete removal package, if you are moving from a bedsit, flat, semi-detached house and are upgrading to a detached property, a cottage, a barn conversation or maybe a penthouse suite whether it is private, company, corporate or an executive relocations, Castle can cover all scenarios for you

Whether you are moving locally, Nationally, European or Worldwide, choose Castles – where we know everyone’s home is their Castle.

Northbourne Park School
  • A small school with excellent pastoral care and a family feel.
  • Top academic results both for the Kent Grammar School Test and Scholarships to Senior Schools, rated excellent in the 2017 ISI inspection.
  • Bespoke learning to ensure every child reaches their potential.
  • The best start for your child with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities.
Chivers Plumbing and Heating Ltd
Plumbing & Heating

Heating and plumbing services have been our core business for 50 years giving us an established reputation for quality and trusted workmanship. 

We offer domestic gas, plumbing and heating services as well as renewable services covering Hythe, Saltwood, Folkestone, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover and surrounding areas with a team of experienced engineers. 

Our business has developed a large customer base built up through customer referrals, which we hope pays testament to the service we provide.

Williamson and Barnes

Whether you are buying or selling a house, making a will or seeking advice on personal, business, family matters, employment problems or other disputes, we are here to help you. Based in the seaside town of Deal we have served the East Kent community for over 200 years providing our clients with a friendly and efficient service and practical advice delivered by experienced professionals.

Stilwell & Singleton

At Stilwell & Singleton we provide advice and representation for a wide range of legal issues including all aspects of family law, conveyancing, wills, probate, estate planning & employment settlement agreements.

We provide a professional and modern legal service. We have an efficient but personal approach and represent the rights and interests of our clients to achieve the right outcomes for them.

J M Surveyors

James Martin is an experienced Chartered Building & Party Wall Surveyor who provides independent bespoke advice, guidance and peace of mind to clients in a wide variety of property matters. Whether the property is a listed manor house, a rural farmhouse, a sea-side cottage or a modern city centre family home, we can provide help and advice in order to avoid any costly errors.

We recognise that each property is individual and our aim is to reach the most professional and cost-effective solutions for our clients. Over many years of practical experience and professional practice, we have gained extensive experience and specialist knowledge in a wide range of areas. We hold professional memberships of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building, together with memberships of a number of other construction related bodies.

Whether you are buying, building or renovating a property, or need some professional guidance in the event of a dispute, our focus is always on successful outcomes for our clients. Take a look at our range of surveying services – we welcome the opportunity to work with you.

Gatehouse Property Solutions Ltd
Refurbishment & Maintenance

Gatehouse Property Solutions for all your property management needs. 

With a focus on professionalism, efficiency, and exceptional customer service, we strive to provide solutions for property owners and tenants alike. From property maintenance and repairs to tenant screening and lease agreements, our experienced team is dedicated to ensuring your property investment is well taken care of. 

Trust Gatehouse Property Solutions Ltd to be your reliable partner in property management. 

Furley Page LLP

Furley Page is a leading firm of solicitors based in Kent and Medway with offices located in Canterbury, Chatham and Whitstable*. Our Whitstable legal team has relocated to our *new* Whitstable office at 9 Boorman Way, Estuary View Business Park, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SE. 

Our teams of lawyers provide expert legal advice and exceptional service to both individuals and business clients across the South East and the UK.

NFU Mutual Ashford, Tenterden & Whitfield

Welcome to the NFU Mutual Ashford, Tenterden & Whitfield agency. 
Whilst our offices are based in the heart of Kent, we are also less than 40 mins from Central London.

Our homes and cars are amongst our most precious possessions. So it’s important they’re given the protection they deserve.

At NFU Mutual we’re proud that 9 out of 10 customers renew with us each year. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • We reward our loyal customers through a Mutual Bonus which provides a saving on the renewal premium of your General Insurance policy
  • Our offices in Ashford, Tenterden & Whitfield are always on hand to offer a personal, local service
  • No hidden fees or admin charges
  • A 24-hour claims helpline with UK-based advisers.
Greenstone Survey and Valuation Ltd
A & M Removals
Removals & Storage

For over 25 years A&M have been offering removals and storage solutions of the highest quality, catering to both domestic and corporate customers. We’ve been moving people and companies all over the UK and Europe, whether it’s a single item or a full load. Whatever you’re moving, you can be sure of a service that will certainly exceed your expectations.

With a fleet of state of the art vehicles (with insurance cover up to £25,000) we’ve got the ability to conduct a wide range of expert, efficient removals. Of course no business is worth its weight without the backing of a professional team. All of our staff are highly trained and supportive, and their aim is to ensure a smooth running from a to b, with the minimum stress possible.

Based in Folkestone, we’re ideally situated to conduct moves all over the UK. And being close to major sea ports, we can equally transport your belongings overseas.

The Canterbury Auction Galleries

Why should an auction house be partnering with an estate agency? Well, moving house is one of the times that all one’s possessions come up for review. Another is the sad time of losing a loved one and starting the often-difficult job of clearing a house for sale.

Whether it’s for Probate, downsizing, raising a few extra funds - or just the feeling that it’s time someone else loved a particular item – the Canterbury Auction Galleries can be a friend indeed.

There are many ways to sell unwanted items of course but really nothing comes close to a long-established, reputable and trusted auction house like ours.

Every item will be vetted by our team of specialists so you can be sure that nothing precious slips through the net. And we reach a vast audience for your items: each of our six auctions a year, spanning 2-3 days, reaches a huge pool of potential buyers and interested collectors from across the world. Around 6,000 people worldwide register for our sales.

The Canterbury Auction Galleries has been long established, achieving prices and attracting quality to rival the most famous of London auction houses – we often make the news with the items we sell and the prices we achieve.

Our friendly team of specialists has an excellent track record in valuing and selling a full range of antiques and collectibles, from fine arts and furniture to dazzling jewellery and 20th Century design, and from militaria to Chinese art. Even modern-day collectibles, that are rising in value rapidly and appeal to the next generation - most recently we sold a collection of Barbie dolls and Pokemon cards and the results were pleasantly surprising.

So if you’re considering downsizing, why not book to come along to a valuation session in our beautiful, historic building in Canterbury? Recognized by the Law Society, we also offer valuations at your home - our probate visits are well-known to be sensitive and professional at what is usually a difficult time. We are proud of our international reputation and expertise and our good name is everything to us - we’ll take excellent care of you and your treasured possessions.

Girlings Solicitors

Girlings Solicitors is one of the leading law firms in Kent, serving individuals and businesses in the city of Canterbury and the surrounding areas. We also have other legal offices in the south east in Ashford and Herne Bay.

With over a hundred staff, we have the expertise to assist with a wide range of personal and business law matters. Our specialist solicitors and legal advisers are all recognised experts in their respective fields, and are renowned for their friendly, down-to-earth and professional approach.

Girlings Solicitors is also Lexcel accredited - the Law Society’s quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and client care.

Advent Green
Plumbing & Heating

Advent Green have been plumbers in Deal since 2003, providing a complete service from repairing leaking taps to full heating installations. Looking after our customers is important to us and we have grown primarily through their personal recommendations as well as our mandate to embrace renewable technologies. We provide a professional, high quality service.


At Hardmans, our specialist conveyancing team can help you every step of the way when you are buying or selling your home. There are many things to consider and it can be very stressful – that is why we are here to make sure everything is covered. 

We have over 120 years experience in local property matters which is why our experts can make sure your interests are protected each step of the conveyancing process.


Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank, built on satisfied customers, financial strength and sustainable values. We were established in 1871 in Sweden and in the UK we now have an extensive network of branches. We support local communities across the country, helping individuals and businesses with their financial needs. 

Our focus is on helping customers. We don’t believe in short-term bonuses and don’t have sales or product targets; instead we take a long-term view, investing time in getting to know our customers, their needs, dreams and ambitions. 

The handbook of our culture states: "Our advice must always be what is best for the customer, not what is most profitable for the Bank at the time."

We understand the impact we have on society, the environment and the financial market, and over many decades sustainable thinking has been an integral part of our everyday work. We aim to be a responsible contributor to the communities we serve, and work to make a positive difference wherever we can for our customers, our people and the environment. 

Greenstone Chartered Surveyors

Greenstone Surveyors is an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors with offices in Folkestone and Canterbury, covering all of East Kent. 

We carry out a range Survey and Valuation work including: RICS Homebuyer Reports, RICS Building Surveys, Valuations Investment and Development Advice, general property consultancy

Minters Of Deal
Removals & Storage

Minters of Deal have been providing removals and storage within the local area of Kent since 1920. Over the years, we have developed an excellent and recognisable reputation within our local community, by ensuring that we always provide professional, reliable and considerate moving solutions.

A high proportion of our business comes from customer appraisals and, as our affordable and reliable moving solutions are known for providing a quick and easy removal service, we have become a highly recommended removals company, particularly within the Kent area.

J & R Carpets Ltd
Carpet Retailer

We are a local family-run business with over 50 years' experience at our fingertips, specialising in a broad range of flooring, offering unbeatable prices.