Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Insider

Open for Business in Thanet

To better serve our members in Thanet we are delighted to announce the opening of our new office at 161-165 High Street , Ramsgate. This allows us to be closer to the local business community and to provide an even more relevant and responsive service.
Channel Chamber is the only officially accredited Chamber in East Kent, providing a wealth of benefits and services for businesses from Margate to Dungeness. As part of the British Chambers of Commerce, we are proud to offer a level of support unrivalled by any other business support organisations.

Come and See us on Thursday 13th May

We are busy organising the first of our regular Open Days at the Ramsgate office on Thursday 13th May and ALL local businesses are most welcome to come along from 10am to 4pm. Plentiful free parking is available onsite.
Further details will be provided shortly but we can reveal that representatives from Business Link, Backing Kent Business and other local business support partners will all be present to make this one of the best-connected events in Thanet this Spring.
We will kick-start proceedings at 7.30am with a FREE Networking Breakfast when you will have the opportunity to meet fellow and prospective members and learn more about our plans for supporting local businesses in the year ahead.
Interested in coming along ? To book your place for Breakfast on 01843 589606 or email info@channelchamber.co.uk

Are You Ready to Tender?

Tuesday 18th May, 2010 , Kent International Hotel, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, Kent

Channel Chamber of Commerce is holding a series of workshops to help small businesses qualify for big money contracts. The workshop is being sponsored by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and will be delivered by David Hall, Managing Director of Business Flow UK Limited, and is an introduction to the essential ISO standards.

Kent County Council's Strategic Procurement Manager - John Tunnicliff will also be taking you through the schedule of tenders suitable for SME's during the year ahead.

Andy Wilson Business Development Manager from the British Standards Institute (BSI) will be showing you the way forward, how to certify and the benefits to your business and a Business Link executive will offer practical help and expert advice on how to take full advantage of these opportunities for public sector procurement.

For more information or to book on, please contact Tracy Reynolds on 01303 270022 or telephone our Ramsgate office TODAY on 01843 589606.
Member Price: £15+VAT
Non-Member Price: £20+VAT

National Chamber Awards 2010 - Now Open for Entries!

Businesses across the UK are being urged to enter this year’s Chamber Awards and the chance to win a cash prize from a total of £50,000. Enter now at: www.chamberawards.co.uk
Early Bird closing date for a chance to win £250 worth of vouchers is May 28th.
The official closing date is June 25th.
To access their Twitter account http://twitter.com/ChamberAwards or link to the Chamber Awards website http://www.chamberawards.co.uk/2010/

Business Masterclass opportunity

Kent Business School is inviting Chamber members to a business Masterclass which will help identify the opportunities that exist for your business in the next decade. You will be able to easily digest concepts and frameworks that can be quickly applied and hear of fellow delegates business experiences.

The event takes place from 8am until 2.30pm on Thursday 27 May 2010 at Kent Business School , Canterbury . For further information please email J.Turpin@kent.ac.uk or telephone on 01227 824 068

Calling All New and Home working Businesses

Basepoint in conjunction with the Channel Chamber Of Commerce are holding an open networking evening on Thursday 29th April from 6-8pm at the Shearway Business Park , where new and homeworking businesses will have the opportunity to find out what services are available to them.
We need your feedback...Your invitation to let us know what you need in your business. For more information or to book a place, contact Lorraine Grover on 01303 298298

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