Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Insider

Folkestone Skills Fair – 9th February

Next Wednesday at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone. Channel Chamber and more than 80 employers will be meeting 1,000 local students at the Folkestone Skills Fair.

This event will be a day of interactive-information seeking; a day during which each student will be able to explore occupations and post-Secondary options, as well as career and life pathways, all while having lots of fun.

The Skills Fair will be open from 9.30am, to 3.00pm and if anyone is interested in joining us please contact : (07728681395) in advance.

Helping to make Margate a Success

As part of the work to get Margate ready for the opening of Turner Contemporary, work is now underway to create a marketing toolkit that will be used to help promote the new Margate.' brand’ This will include a new strapline , typography colours etc plus a photographic library incorporating historical and factual information about the town.

Channel Chamber is inviting local businesses to use their skills and expertise to help make the right decisions about this new brand and if you’re keen to make a contribution please visit: You can read more about the Margate toolkit by visiting:

Breakfast at the Marquis at Alkham Thursday 17th Feb

This popular networking breakfast does "exactly what it says on the tin", giving members and non-members an opportunity to network, to meet other businesses in a relaxed, fun yet business environment.

We meet from 7.30am, onwards for open networking, with breakfast being served at 8.00am. Followed by a quick round the room introduction, there is never any pressure to give referrals or to speak in public if you don’t want to.

Spaces are limited to 30 for this event. To avoid disappointment please contact Tracy Reynolds on o1303 270022 or email

Leadership Fundamentals - Friday 11th February

Does one of your staff have leadership potential ? The Canterbury Innovation Centre, is offering a one day course that could cost you nothing through Train to Gain Leadership and Management funding, subject to availability and eligibility. For further details and how to book please visit:

Our Recycling Champions and Sponsors

Kent Community Recycling, based in Hawkinge near Folkestone, has a new roll of honour on its website, listing all the local businesses who deliver their materials for recycling.

As a result of their efforts these businesses also raise funds for their chosen charities or worthy causes - as KCR donates the proceeds from their materials.

Mark Wyatt, of KCR, and Channel Chamber congratulates all these businesses who are doing such a sterling job to clean up our environment. Details of these recycling Champions can be found on the KCR website at

Are you into Electronics, Embedded Systems or High Value Manufacturing?

The BIG-Kent network, in partnership with key business support organisations is hosting a special focus group on the Medway Campus at Chatham Maritime on the 7th February in the Blake building, room B028. (10.00am to 2.00pm)

To register your interest for this event please contact Jason by email at or call on (01634) 883912

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