Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The Insider

Are You Ready to Tender?

Channel Chamber is holding another of our popular workshops in Ramsgate on Thursday 30 September aimed at helping small businesses to qualify for big money contracts.
The event is being sponsored by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and supported by Kent County Council and David Hall, MD of Business Flow Attendees will gain invaluable information about contract tendering and learn all about Kentwindenergy.co.uk – the new online business directory for off shore wind.

Members:£15 +VAT Non-members£20 +VAT

For further details and to book your place please contact Tracy Reynolds on 01303 270022

High Speed Rails Users Survey

Chamber members who have been using the new High Speed rail service to St Pancras are invited to share their experiences on an online survey being conducted by The East Kent Local Strategic Partnership.
The link to the survey is http://www.eastkentlsp.org.uk/files/webfm/site/eklsp_highspeedtrain.htm and is open for the next four weeks.

Kent Economic Board - Big Conversation

This “Big Conversation” event being held at 8 October 2010, 2 ‘til 5 pm at the John Wigan Room, Oakwood House, Maidstone is targeted at businesses with a special interest in the Renewables, Retro-fit and Energy Efficiency aspects of the Low Carbon Economy.

We hope Chamber members will be able to make time to attend this important meeting.
Please respond with your availability to Sylvana Jones on 01622 221940 or via email sylvana.jones@kent.gov.uk or register online at www.keb.org.uk/news-and-events

Free IT Assessment

Members and non-members are welcome to bring their own laptops and other IT equipment to this all-day event at the Chamber’s offices, 11-7pm Folkestone Enterprise Centre, Shearway Business Park in Folkestone on Monday 11th October.
Award winning Chamber members, Nova IT Solutions are providing practical help and advice to fellow businesses on all aspects of their IT systems, hardware and software.

Booking in advance via Tracy Reynolds (01303 270022) is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

For further details on the services Nova IT solutions offer, contact Heather below
T: 0800 019 4525 DD: 01622 829093 M: 07525 965 359 F: 0845 611 8123
EMail: heather@nova-itsolutions.com Web: www.nova-itsolutions.com
Addresss: 17 Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8RA
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Chamber Speed Networking Evening

Join us for a fun evening of Speed Networking and meet plenty of new business contacts on Thursday 14 October at the Quarterhouse, Folkestone.
Our guest speaker is Dorothy Thom who will be talking about the ‘The Customer Factor’ – a taster session demonstrating how natural learning can give you a fresh perspective on self development.
Members:£14.95 +VAT Non-members £17.95 +VAT and this includes a 2 course evening meal with a glass of wine. For further details and to book your place please contact Tracy Reynolds on 01303 270022

The Kent B2B event not to be missed

Hosted at the Kent Showground, Detling , Kent on Wednesday 10th November 2010, Business Week Live promises to be a great opportunity for Chamber members to interact with the business community of Kent and showcase your products and services. Channel Chamber has already taken a stand and we will be looking forward to meeting all our member businesses.

For more information click on our Exhibiting and Floor plan pages. You can also see who's going to be there, by clicking on the A-Z of Exhibitors page.
To register to attend Business Week Live please click here or if you wish to speak to one of the Events Team for more information contact : 01303 817172 or email: liz.hare@kosmedia.co.uk

Promoting Equality – Your views

Local district councils have a responsibility to promote equality of (economic) opportunity and its important they receive feedback from their constituents (including businesses) on how they do this.

Shepway District Council’s draft Single Equality Scheme has recently gone out for public consultation and they have asked Channel Chamber to encourage Shepway-based members to feedback their views.
Full details of this consultation are available on the SDC website and there is a special form for responses to be registered .

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