Kent Business Leaders Dinner

By Invitation Only
11th November 2021 6:00 pm - 11th November 2021 9:30 pm BST
Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL
Arrival Drinks, 3 Course Dinner with Wine, Coffee and Petit Fours


At a time of much uncertainty for business, there is more value than ever in local business leaders coming together to support each other and to exchange ideas and opportunities.

With this in mind we are staging our first Kent Business Leaders Dinner since Covid-19 restrictions were imposed on Thursday 11 November at the stunning Leeds Castle.

A drinks reception will be served from 6pm in the Castle’s Library followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall.

Tickets are fully inclusive of arrival drink, 3 course dinner, coffee, petit fours and all wine, beer and soft drinks.*

We are delighted that Shevaun Haviland, recently appointed Director General of the British Chamber of Commerce, will be speaking at the dinner.

This event enables like-minded business leaders to gather in an informal and relaxed environment. We encourage all our guests to talk freely and to exchange opinions and ideas in a confidential and supportive environment. As a result, we ask guests to respect that this event is held under ‘Chatham House’ rules, hence no media representatives will be present.

Dress Code: Usual Business Attire

Keynote Speaker: Shevaun Haviland

Shevaun Is Director General of the British Chamber of Commerce. She joined the BCC in April 2021 from the Cabinet Office where she led on Business Partnerships. She started her career in a consultancy in London and New York. She then moved to the Walt Disney Company in strategic planning before joining Disneyland Paris, opening the second theme park.

Shevaun then joined the agency world, running global accounts for Millward Brown, Mindshare and WPP. Following this she became a partner in a start-up innovation agency and venture builder, Independents United. Most recently she was the New Ventures Director for Avado, building new businesses in Edtech and founding the Academy of Digital Business Leaders.

Shevaun has a passion for business as a force for good. She is a social impact investor, sits on the Ventures Advisory Board of UnLtd and is a Trustee of Barefoot College International, as well as a board member of Women of the World Foundation.


At the time of booking, please select one of the following per course:


  • Beetroot Cured Salmon with lemon curd and crispy salsify (GF)
  • Confit Leek Tart with red pepper and parsley oil (V, GF)
  • Tomato & Basil Soup (GF, DF, Ve on request)

Main Course

  • Pressed Local Pork Belly with sage mashed potato, roasted carrots, kale and prune jus (GF, DF on request)
  • Fillet of Haddock with sweet pea & leek fricassee, herb crusted crushed potato and dill (GF)
  • Roasted Butternut & Sage Risotto with crispy basil, parsley oil and parmesan crisp (V, Ve on request)


  • Apple & Cinnamon Tart with vanilla ice cream (GF on request)
  • Chocolate Mousse with raspberry gel (GF, Ve on request)
  • Pink Grapefruit Posset with burnt orange and chocolate olives (GF)

V – Vegetarian
Ve – Vegan
GF – Gluten ree
DF – Dairy Free

Please notify us of any dietary requirements

*Please note that Kent Invicta Chamber feels that, in these uncertain and challenging times, it is vital that our local business leaders come together in this way and that this event series should not be a profit driven activity hence the ticket price has been set at ‘cost’.

Staged by Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, in association with KICC Patrons.

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