West Kent Networking is a free to join business networking group in Tunbridge Wells. In partnership with the Local Indies Online Marketplace, we support local independent businesses across Kent and Sussex.
As part of the About Talent Group, we're all about helping and promoting the local community and the independent businesses in it, with coaching, mentoring, networking events, marketing, PR and social media support.
Who can join
If you own or manage a business in West Kent and Sussex and are committed to work with and support local independent businesses in the area you are welcome to sign up to West Kent Networking for free.
How it works
Once you have been approved as a member, you have free access to the online forum and can start to build relationships with the other members straight away.
We also hold monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month. These are relaxed evening networking events over a drink and some nibbles. The purpose is to build relationships between local businesses and business people and to support and promote a different local independent business every month.
We ask members to contribute £5 when they attend a meeting, to cover our costs in running the West Kent Networking website and organising the events. Members pay for their own drinks (to support the venue) and are treated to free nibbles.
If you'd like to be promoted as a featured member on the Members page (visible to 900+ members) or this homepage (banner at the top, visible to public too), please contact us for more details.
What makes us different
It's relaxed and friendly networking, all about supporting the local community and helping local independent businesses to grow and succeed. There are no joining fees, no speed networking or enforced leads quota, all new members are screened but there’s no exclusion if a trade is already represented in the membership.
If you would like to feature your business on the site, find out more or host a meeting, please email us.