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Some of our monthly speakers coming in 2018 . . .


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Maidstone Business Networking: dates, events and venues

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Tuesday 16 October: Helping Business

Neil McClean Information Services Librarian Kent County Council Information Services

Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course, Chatham Road (A229), Blue Bell Hill ME14 3AZ

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Being Positive, being Proud of what you do....!


Tuesday 11th December 2018 6.10pm

Chilston Park Hotel, Sandway, Maidstone ME17 2BE

Leader of the Council

Cllr Martin Cox Leader of Maidstone Borough Council

At Maidstone Business Networking seats are reserved for specific people who book to attend. Please be in attendance by 6.10pm (at some venues you cannot get access after that time), we start with a speaker for about a 20 to 30 minutes, someone with something to say that everyone should have the opportunity to hear. You get a chance to tell everyone who you are (if you want to) followed by an hour or more of networking and the event finishes around 8.30pm. The events will be on different days of the month, in different parts of the borough of Maidstone. They will have one thing in common, they will be informative, interesting with plenty of time for actual networking. And as there is no meal involved membership is not very costly. You also get to meet anyone and not just the two people you sit next to.

We include searchable lists on this website so you will have a presence on the internet even if you don't have a website. See our new idea on the home page for you to have a website page (or two or more) without paying for a full website.

Your first meeting is free even if you do not join. You can even attend as a non member after that at each meeting for £15pp, but it is not the best deal and you don't get listed on our website! Full membership for a sole trader is only £75 pa and only £95 for a life partner to attend with you or if you employ from 2 to 9 people in your company. It is all about flexibility and value for money. See our rules page. Membership is open to start ups and new as well as established businesses, large or small.

Speaker Neil McClean (above)

Free Business Information from Kent Libraries

Online tools and services for established companies, prospective businesses and new start-ups. Become a Kent Library member and have instant access online to essential information for your business.

Online information for library members:

* Complete Online Business Reference Adviser (COBRA)

* Essential start-up guides and research reports spanning hundreds of business types.

* Market and sector guides

* Business rules and regulations

Contact Ask-a-Kent Librarian

* Tailored mailing lists for UK companies: search by size, sector, location

* Company reports and Companies House documents

* Check the credit-rating and credentials of potential business partners

* British Standards are available from public computers in all our libraries


Phone: 03000 41 64 38 Email:

Online Chat: and select ‘Ask-a-Kent Librarian’


November 2018 Venue tbc Helping Business

Nathan Martin, Kent County Council, Trading Standards

Tel: 03000 414104

Twitter: @Kentcc_business |  LinkedIn: KCC Business Advice

Nathan Martin (above left) from Kent County Council Trading Standards will talk about the work of their dedicated business advice team. Trading standards covers a wide range of law including consumer rights and contracts, product safety and food labelling. Regulations can be confusing and daunting so the team’s experienced officers work with businesses to find the right solution for their business. This can save time and money, protect hard earned business reputation and take the stress out of regulation.

Nathan is an experienced trading standards officer with a comprehensive knowledge of trading standards specialising in food and construction products.

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