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Business Support Events

Kent International Business rounds up the best Export events for Kent business including those from the Dept. of International Trade.

For rural businesses in and around Cranbrook, try The Hub in Stone Street, a privately owned enterprise which also provides food and entertainment.

West Kent Business Support Programme | 12th May 2020 - 18th Dec 2020

By phone

10am - 3pm

Grow or start your business in 2020 with FREE one-to-one confidential business advice.

◾Are you looking for help to think through a new business venture?
◾Are you a newly created start-up business – and are looking for some help and guidance?
◾Do you need to create a business plan for development and/or for funding?
◾Do you just need a ‘business buddy’ to talk to things through?

This is professional, personalised advice provided by the National Centre for Micro Business as used by local Tunbridge Wells businesses. More than 400 businesses have benefited from these sessions including those at the pre-start-up stage.

TWBC contribute to the West Kent Partnership in order to fund this programme of support for businesses in West Kent and as such are recommended by the Council. Email or call 0300 030 9660 to book your session now.

Local Networking

West Kent Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce and FSB Kent & Medway have regular networking breakfasts and evenings Check for details on their websites in the right panel. There are many other local groups for different industry sectors and we have a list on this site's Local Business Groups tab as well as on our @TWBC_Business Twitter list Tunbridge Wells Networking

HMRC Webinars

Free recorded webinars are still available at the link to the right covering topics including, Living Wage and Minimum Wage, VAT, getting started, PAYE. More useful practical information about starting your business is available at

Finally, don't forget the advice on the Business Support & Advice page or 1 to 1 sessions via the West Kent Partnership.

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