07th May 2013
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serving businesses in Shepway, Dover & Thanet
Cross Border Networking event – Lille
Thursday 4th July
The 2 Seas Trade project is organising an opportunity for Kent based businesses to visit Lille in France on the 4 July to network and learn about barriers to trading in France.
Currently they are seeking expressions of interest from local businesses who may wish to engage with like minded businesses in France. In particular this event is aimed at those businesses from the I.C.T, Finance, Marketing, Creative Industries, Tourism, Environment and Food Service sectors.
Please note that travel arrangements and travel costs are met by the project.. A full programme for the day will be available shortly.
If you would like to participate please register via the website:
Gym Membership Now Available
East Kent’s newest sports facility – Three Hills Sports Park in Folkestone is opening their gym membership to the public and Chamber members and their families are urged to take advantage of this opportunity.
Monthly or annual payments are available for membership at this ‘state of the art’ 16 station gym, with full air conditioning.
Call 01303 846020 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HV Wooding personnel and members of Hythe Rotary Club have decided to cycle an incredible 300 KM to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The journey will start on 7th June at HV Wooding in Hythe, Kent and continue to Dover ferry port then sailing to Calais. Their destination will be the twinned town of Hythe, Poperinge.
Following an overnight stay the intrepid cyclists will head for the second twinned town - Berck Sur Mer when after a further overnight stay they will return to Calais and then back to Hythe.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival of young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer . They build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.
Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to ensure a swift diagnosis and referral to specialist support They rely solely on donations to fund their vital work. For further details visit www.teenagecancertrust.org .
How to Donate - If you want to donate to this very worthy cause you are welcome to send a cheque, made payable to Teenage Cancer Trust, to the following address -
FAO Harriet Wooding
The organisers are also looking for 3 special companies to sponsor this event, In return they are willing to offer advertising on the cyclists shirts which will be worn all over Europe and photographed in the papers. They are also having a car drive alongside the Cyclists carrying their personal items and supplies that will feature sponsor Logos.
For further information please contact Harriet Wooding at email@example.com
FREE Health & Wellbeing Workshop - 30th May
Employers and service providers are invited to our Kent Healthy Business Workshop being held on the morning of Thursday 30th May at the Cube, Tontine Street in Folkestone.
Kent Channel Chamber and its partners - The Wellbeing People and Kent Mindful Employer have collected some compelling evidence in recent weeks to suggest that a significant number of employers in Kent see staff health and wellbeing as a key factor in their business plans and many of them want access to a range of simple, cost-effective interventions.
Our Workshop on 30th May will therefore be an ideal platform from which to discuss the development of a delivery support network that employers can access and also allow providers to contribute ideas to this agenda.
Everyone is encouraged to bring along their marketing material (plus banner stand) in order to make the most of the business contacts you are likely to make.
Please book you free place at this workshop with Tracy Reynolds by calling 01303 270022 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Hot Business Opportunities - From the Enterprise Europe Network
The following opportunities In France have been highlighted by the Enterprise Europe Network:
A French company specialised in fine chemicals and holding International Standards of Quality (GMP) has developed thorough skills in the production of Activated amino acids building blocks (N-CarboxyAnhydride) in peptide chemistry and amino acid based polymers. It offers logistic and subcontracting services.
A French SME specialized in rubber products, especially rubber thermoplastic profile extrusion for small-and medium-scale runs, is looking for European and non-European agents, distributors or subcontracting activities. The company will offer subcontracting activities.
A French SME, specialized in information service activities and SSL protocols, has developed an electronic identity card aimed at real-time tracking entities' latest changes of legal circumstances on Internet. It is looking for agents and distributors of IT products inside and outside Europe.
A French construction engineering SME, expert in special construction activities, essentially timber building methods and technologies, has developed a high-quality modular building system for total prefabrication. Typical use is in living accommodation, office work units, schools and child care units. A special use is developed for ageing people. The living comfort of this studio apartment is equivalent to a four-star hotel. Once acquired, there are no costs, as current maintenance can be covered by excess photo-voltaic production. The company is looking for trade intermediaries and joint-venture inside and outside Europe. It offers franchise and joint-venture services. It also offers reciprocal production.
A French SME, specialized in technical testing and analysis, has developed a decontamination door that may be useful for the pharmaceutical industry. The company is looking for European and non-European sterile isolators manufacturers and pharmaceutical suppliers of equipments for drugs manufacturing.
May - Networking Breakfast
Why Choose The Chamber Primary Health Plan?
Date: Thursday 30th May
Time: 07:30 – 09:30
Venue: The Cube, Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JR
Costs: Members £12 Excl vat - Non-Mem £15 Excl vat
Adam Williams, Business Development Manager, will be telling us why Westfield Health’s Primary Health Plan has been a favourite with Chamber members across the UK for more than 10 years.
From just £1 per employee, per week, Westfield has health insurance products to suit the needs of every Chamber member. They offer employer and employee paid plans, designed as employee benefits to increase motivation and productivity whilst helping with employee retention and risk management.
Wouldn't it be great to predict the potential health issues within your workforce? - The Chamber Primary Health Plan can also help you to do just that.
To book your place please contact: Tracy Reynolds
Gala Fundraising & Auction Evening
Tickets are now on sale for the Folkestone Airshow Fundraising Gala & Auction Evening on Saturday 18th May at The Burlington Hotel Folkestone.
Auctioneer Alison Chapman as seen in ITV David Dickinson's Real Deal and Secret Dealers will be inviting you to bid on some amazing items.
For more information please contact: email@example.com or visit www.folkestoneairshow.com/galafundraising or drop into the pop up shop in Folkestone Town Hall (Monday to Friday 10.00 till 4.00)
The Folkestone Coastal 10K
The annual Folkestone 10K takes place on Sunday 26thMay. Race organiser Ray Johnson has informed us that the event has been specially geared up for businesses to participate. This may include a corporate team and a group trophy is up for grabs. Please pass this information on to your colleagues – it’s a great way to get fit and maybe raise money for your chosen charity.
Last year’s race raised over £40,000, which was distributed locally to good causes. The organisers are looking for sponsorship and prizes – if you’d like to make contact, please do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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