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The inside view from our local business community

Here I sit, the morning before the dream becomes a reality. Tonight we open the doors to our new restaurant in Tring and I couldn’t be more excited and proud. This thing we call Crockers nearly didn’t happen. Two years ago the idea came to me after months of trying to find the money to […]

My Tring Welcome by Luke Garnsworthy

April 24, 2018

This month we will have been living in Tring for 2 years.  In some ways it feels like it has flown by, in other ways it feels like we have always been here. I’d been in South London for the past 15+ years and loved every part of it….the buzz, the people, the fashion, the […]

Moving out of the city by Leanne Lawrence

April 12, 2018

By Nadra Shah. So, is the grass really greener on the other side of the corporate fence?   It is a question I have asked myself over and over in the past year. I didn’t work in a corporate environment, I loved my job working at a dynamic social enterprise in Soho, London.  But, like many […]

The flipside of entrepreneurship

March 29, 2018

Jess from Maggie J Jewellers. I love Mother’s Day. For me, there’s nothing more special than opening a homemade card from my children before sharing a piece of cake with my own mum to celebrate. Maybe I’m biased, because my mum and I are really close. We work side-by-side at the shop (she’s the Maggie […]

There’s no place like Tring on Mother’s Day

March 8, 2018

If you had friends or family visiting you during the festive season, it’s likely that you found them blinking in disbelief as you reeled off the range of new options to eat and drink in our lovely town. There’s been a culinary revolution over the last couple of years and Tring’s appetite for new venues […]

Tring’s food revolution – Chris from Black Goo

January 5, 2018