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Record number of events held by Kent and Medway FSB members

Kent and Medway businesses have benefitted from a record-breaking 101 events this year, hosted by FSB volunteers. Area Leader Deborah Turner puts this down to the generosity and enthusiasm from volunteers who hosted a range of different events across the county.

“We are absolutely delighted that our members are so keen to engage and support their local communities,” said Deborah. “From Women in Business Brunches in Folkestone, Herne Bay and Northfleet to networking in Ashford, Dartford, Maidstone and Tonbridge, our volunteers give local businesses the chance to learn, share and support each other. We are indebted to them and want to wish them all the best for a happy, restful Christmas and successful New Year.”


Area Leader Deborah Turner with Skills 30:30 supporters certificate


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101 networking events and women in business brunches across Kent

FSB supporting ex-service leavers event

1,400 participants in Skills 30:30 workshops in schools

Business Vision Live event partner

PLUS the first Kent and Medway Graduation Ceremony for Apprentices at Rochester Cathedral


Stephen Askew, Katrina Walker, Paul Andrews and Development Manager Alison Parmar at the T-Level launch event, Houses of Parliament


Grateful thanks to volunteer hosts 2019:

Debs Smith, Occasio Carpe

Sue Hainsby, Carlean Lettings

Wendy Flanagan, The Holistic Home

Sam Goode, TOFS

Simon Morgan, HR Dept

Martin White, Supply My Business

Peter Searle, Searle Management Consulting

Paul Andrews, Jobs in Kent

Jay Sahota, Jarmans Solicitors

Katherine Stevens, Smart Support

Zoe Cairns, ZC Social Media

Sian Murphy, Stormchasers Digital

Roland Stanley, Dragon CoWorking

Terry Botfield, Botfield Associates

David Barnes, Kafeine

Andrea Starbuck, Ten to Two

Sarah Hawes, Izzy PR

Debbie Scott, Scott Communications

Dominic Offord, MyTN

Deborah added, “We have exciting plans for 2020. Alongside continuing the regular networking events we are looking forward to the third Kent Business Summit on 10 January; a celebration of International Women’s Day in March and a second Apprentice Graduation Ceremony in October. A member has also recently stepped forward offering to organise a Mental Health at Work Conference for May, so watch this space for more!”

If you would like to support your local business community, to get involved please contact Development Manager Alison Parmar or Area Leaders Deborah Turner or David Milham.



Area Leader David Milham with member Claire of Lavender Blue Media at Business Vision Live