Recent News & Updates



NEW Community and Business Hub Website

2014 brings in new Enterprises, one of which is an Extensive Website, Designed and Built, with community Requirements and a Business Hub For the Marsh Farm and Luton Area, to utilise and include a Wealth of activities and opportunities for all our Audiences and Partners alike...

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Area North Festival 2016


This Year’s Area North Festival took place on Saturday 6th August 2016.

The festival, organised by Marsh Farm Futures, was officially opened by Kelvin Hopkins MP.

The community all came out in the spectacular sunshine to enjoy the attractions at the festival. Award winning Ukulele band Ukie Toones were on hand along with DJ Andy Adams to provide music for the festival goers. There were many different activities for children to enjoy including a mini Olympics, a rabbit rescue, bouncy castles, bucking bronco, a coconut shy and face painting.


Adults and children alike were happy to queue and enjoy the water zorbs which proved to be one of the most popular attractions at the event.

There were many stalls on the day either selling and raising money for charities such as Keech as well as information stalls for Luton Borough Council and Keepmoat, who were keeping the local community up to date on the new development happening here in Marsh Farm. Children also got special festival discounts for entry to the Fun Factory which was a huge hit with parents.




Signposts once again provided their fantastic volunteers who helped with the setting up and clearing away on the day, car parking and whatever else was needed.



Organiser, Cathy McShane, Youth and Community Manager for Marsh Farm Futures said:

"This is an annual event that we aim to make even more enjoyable as each year progresses. It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to make this year’s festival a success and I am very pleased with how it has turned out. I could not have done this without the help and support received from colleagues and volunteers, or the community who never fail to come out and support these events.

"The Area North Festival is just another example of how the Community in Marsh Farm come together to enjoy a family friendly day where everyone joins in. We are already working towards an even better festival for next year."











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Luton Women’s Enterprise Day took place on Monday 30th January 2017. Supported by University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, Job Centre Plus and Luton Borough Council, it was another resounding success.

Cross section of guests at the event


This celebration of the women’s achievement in the business world was chaired by Annette White, Chief Executive of PC HelpCentre and also a Marsh Farm Futures Board Director. The event was opened by Marsh Farm Futures Chief Executive, Mohammed Rafi, and featured key speakers including Cheryl Smart from the Beds Chamber of Commerce, who spoke about being determined and forging ahead in the predominantly male oriented business world, Laura Church, LBC Corporate Director for Space and Infrastructure, gave an inspiring talk about her career and her drive to see more women in engineering & construction. She also answered a number of questions from the public. The final speaker, Debra Leighton, Head of Business School and Executive Dean of University of Bedfordshire, spoke about her aim to increase and forge links with undergraduates and local businesses.

Cheryl Smart MBE , Beds Chamber of Commerce

Laura Church, LBC Corporate Director, Space and Infrastructure,  with other guest speakers

LBC Corporate Director, Space and InfrastructureAttendees were able to network with a variety of women from businesses including SimpleTax UK Ltd, KeepMoat, NatWest, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Amway, A Plan Insurance, The Bohemian story and Phoenix Trading to name a few.  

Mohammed Rafi, CEO Marsh Farm Futures 

KeepMoat staff with one of their successful business start ups

Guest speaker, Debra Leighton, Head of Business School and Executive Dean, University of Bedfordshire

with attendees  

The free event and well attended workshops, covered business funding, Insurance, best use of business ideas and social media and were run by Shahida Parkar from WENTA, Martin Blower from A-Plan Insurance and Richard Cooper, ASA Business Consulting.

One of the younger guests at the event

The Enterprise Day is an annual partnership event organised by Ishaq Kazi, Programme Manager for Marsh Farm Futures who said: “The hard work that colleagues from Futures Business Voice, partners and I put in to ensure this was a successful event was worth it. Speaking to participants and visitors, the overall feedback was very positive, optimistic and encouraging. The event has given a sense of purpose to persevere in their business ventures and work towards overcoming any difficulties. This is exactly what we set out to achieve. My sincere thanks to all the speakers who took the time to come and share their experiences and knowledge. ”

Annette White, Chair of the event said: “A resounding success for women in our local community who were looking for business advice, support & resources from MFF and our partners! I've had several women thank us for inspiring & motivating them to start a new business or develop their existing business after attending the event,  which to me, is what it is all about. “