The Historic Dockyard in Chatham will be the destination next month for companies helping to power Kent’s economy as well as offering a great day out for businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to follow in their footsteps.
Stands for the prestigious event, taking place at Tuesday, 7 November, will not only be a showcase for some of the county’s leading businesses, but includes a fantastic speaker and workshop programme, including:
- Luke Quilter, CEO of digital agency Sleeping Giant Media
Kent entrepreneur Luke started his business in a dining room at home evolving the company over time into a multi-award winning company
- Matthew Russell, co-founder of Medway’s Copper Rivet Distillery
The Copper Rivet Distillery has transformed the iconic Pump House Number 5, adding its own exciting chapter to the regeneration of the former Chatham Dockyard. As well as sharing business tips and advice, he’ll invite delegates to sample handcrafted gin later in the day
- Matthew Norwell, Chief Executive, Thames Gateway Kent Partnership
2017 marks an exciting, challenging moment in the regeneration of the Thames Gateway with the government’s ‘Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission expected to report by the end of the year. Matthew will bring delegates the latest on this and developments including Ebbsfleet Garden City and the Lower Thames Crossing and what these will mean for the county’s future growth
- Aimee Payne, Cyber Crime Protect Office, Kent Police
Aimee, a member of the newly-formed Kent Police Cyber Crime Unit, will provide essential information to help businesses protect themselves from cyber-attack
- Adrian Cole, Frameless Glass Curtains, Chatham
Frameless Glass Curtains are a Medway success story, exporting their products
around the world with Manchester United, Audi and Aston Martin among their customers
- Ian Jennings, Jubilee Clips, Gillingham
Ian is the great-grandson of Commander Lumley Robinson, the inventor of the Jubilee® worm drive hose clip, and remains a global supplier with manufactured products recognised worldwide as a mark of excellence
- Alexander Auger, The Juice Executive, Chatham
Alexandra is one of Kent’s brightest business prospects, building her cold press juice company into an award-winning concern
- James Flower, Healthy Settings Programme Managers, Medway Public Health
James will outline some key figures as to why a healthy workplace is important, the benefits to the business and how you can go about creating a healthy workplace culture in your organisation
Delegates will be put through their paces by Medway’s Public Health team with ‘Netwalking’ activities, Health MOTs, posture tips and wellbeing checks offering tips on a faster route to a healthier workplace.
Additional digital expertise will be provided by digital expertise will be on offer from Eonic, Kent web strategists specialising in online marketing results for the B2B, industrial and technology sectors. Trevor Spink, Chief Executive of the Tunbridge Wells based business will demystify website success and give delegates 10 steps to getting results online.
Now in its 31st year, this is the first time the expo will come to the heart of the Medway Towns. A Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce event, the event is sponsored by Medway Council, Caxtons, Quinn Estates, Lavender Blue Media and KM Media Group.
As well as attending talks and workshops, delegates will explore a diverse pool of exhibitors throughout the iconic venue. The event is open 8.30am to 4pm.
The event will take place across the Historic Dockyard site. Commissioners House will host the main speaker programme, and Steam, Steel and Submarines gallery will hold the B2B expo, bite-size workshops and interactive and tastings zone.
Delegates will get full access to all areas of the historic attraction too, giving them a chance to enjoy the exhibits such as the Victorian Ropery.
Kent B2B Medway is free to attend, register online: kent-b2b.co.uk/medway