Sponsors (West Kent)






Crowe Clark Whitehill


Crowe Clark Whitehill is Kent’s only national audit, tax and advisory firm offering a local, national and international coordinated service direct from its offices in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. We invest time in ensuring that clients receive a service fully tailored to their requirements which is commercially driven with the support of technical excellence. We strive to deliver an exceptional, integrated service with no last minute surprises when it comes to fees.










Town & Country Housing Group


At Town & Country Housing we provide almost 9,000 affordable homes in 22 local authority areas in and around Kent.
In addition to general needs homes, we offer a wide range of housing, including key worker, shared ownership and specialist accommodation including a women’s refuge, housing for people with learning and physical disabilities, and a hostel for ex-offenders.
We were also listed in the top 50 developing housing associations for 2011-12 and recently became the very first housing association in the country to achieve the Institute of Customer Service’s top accolade – its coveted ServiceMark – awarded for top quality customer service.





A local charitable trust focusing on developing young people through experiential learning programmes. The charity is supported by the Learning and Development company which provides results based residential programmes for Apprentices and Graduates, based on ‘Achievement through Experience’ .







We are a community of people who can help you achieve your objectives. We’ll work closely with you, ensuring that our legal advice gets you where you need to be, as easily as possible, and at a sensible cost.


We may not be the largest Chamber of Commerce in Kent but we believe we are the best.  We have been looking after the business interests of companies in the area for over 150 years and during that time we have learnt to listen to our members and to what their requirements are. We continue to adapt our services to fulfil the wishes of our members in a friendly and efficient manner.









We offer a range of both full and part time courses as well as short leisure and professional courses ranging from entry (pre GCSE) to Degree level in a huge range of subjects, we truly have something for everyone. All campuses boast the latest ICT equipment, and each offers a mix of high quality facilities such as bespoke workshops, training kitchens and restaurants, performing arts space, TV and radio studios, laboratories, photography studios and darkrooms, hair and beauty salons and gyms.





Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Tunbridge Wells is a vibrant and self-confident Borough of around

100,000 residents.

Tunbridge Wells is a prime location that has attracted well-
established businesses in the financial sector, business services,
distribution, education, agriculture, horticulture and tourism,
amongst others as well as new start-ups. With excellent schools and
a position as one the country’s best shopping and eating out
destinations, there are many reasons to do or start up a business,
visit and live in Tunbridge Wells borough.


Located in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, Trinity is a vibrant theatre in one of the most beautiful buildings in the region, hosting around 350 events a year, ranging from the best in theatre and dance through to the biggest names in comedy and music. With some 90,000 people coming through its doors each year alongside a dynamic programme of participation for young people, it is acknowledged as one of the leading venues in the South East.










Young Enterprise


Young Enterprise is the United Kingdom’s largest business and enterprise education charity. Every year we help 250,000 young people learn about business and the world of work in the classroom under the guidance of a network of 5,000 volunteers from 3,500 companies.

Young Enterprise’s mission statement is “to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.” Its guiding principle is to do this through “learning by doing”.





Grammer Printers


Grammer Printers is a full service printing company based in Maidstone Kent. We print Leaflets, Booklets, Folders and all Stationary items. Grammer Printers is able to produce work of the highest quality, working to tight deadlines, at very competitive prices.





FASTSIGNS are your leading local sign company supplying all your sign requirements. We have been part of Sussex and Kent life for over 20 years working closely with the whole community.





NatWest is one of the leading UK banks with its support for the local business community and young entrepreneurial talent. For every great business today there was once a ‘young start up talent’ and RBS are very proud to be supporting this event.




Creative Pod Ltd

A Sussex based award winning design agency. Creative Pod works with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and one man bands to SME’s and global blue chips.




The Spa Hotel


Situated in 14 acres of picturesque grounds on the edge of Royal Tunbridge Wells, The Spa is a family run Hotel offering 70 well appointed and individually styled bedrooms.

Hotel Facilities

•70 Bedrooms

•Award Winning Chandelier Restaurant

•Contemporary Zagatos Bar and Brasserie

•Comfortable Lounge & Orangery

•14 Acres of Gardens and Parkland

•Spa Health & Leisure Gymnasium

•10m Indoor Swimming Pool – Steam Room and Saunas

•Spa Spa Treatment Rooms

•Floodlit Tennis Court

•Licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies

•Conference and Meeting Rooms

•Free Parking 150 spaces

•Free WiFi




Media Word Waves

As a leading PR agency we offer the full range of PR services including creative copy for press releases, advertising campaigns, brochures, newsletters and websites which we deploy through our extensive network of local and national media contacts.







Avensys Ltd, is an Audio Visual Company who supply professional AV, Sales installation, hire, events and exhibition services as well as a retail store supplying consumer Audio Visual products.


BIS is working together for growth and investing in skills to make markets more dynamic with lower regulation, and by promoting trade to boost innovation and help support people looking to start and grow a business.





Company Northcliffe Media is the regional newspaper division of the Daily Mail and General Trust. It publishes local newspapers and community websites across Kent, Sussex, Surrey  and Essex including the Kent and Sussex Courier, Sevenoaks Chronicle – online at thisiskent.co.uk and thisissussex.co.uk.  The business also runs a number of award programmes including the West Kent Business Awards.





The Let’s Do Business Group is the leading provider of business advice for budding entrepreneurs in the South East. The Group is the Delivery Partner for the Government’s Start Up Loan Scheme, providing advice, mentoring and access to finance to fledgling entrepreneurs.








Finalists in this year’s ‘Kent Business of the Year Award’ (KEiBA) Infinity have been providing businesses throughout the UK with expert IT & Telecoms solutions for almost 15 years, from our offices in Tunbridge Wells and London we service companies of all sizes throughout the UK with our award winning 24/7 support, maintenance and telecoms services.









Breakfast Friends


Breakfast Friends is a NO membership / Joining fee way of meeting and connecting people & businesses. Previous speakers include, Olympians, BBC Dragon’s Den, MPs, Food experts and local companies. A dedicated table plan will ensure you have an enjoyable networking experience.











PURE B2B business masterminds share the group wisdom of ambitious business owners to help the individual:

  • make informed decisions
  • overcome challenges
  • bring clarity and confidence to plans for a successful future
Sharing knowledge in a boardroom forum as catalyst for profitable business





The Kent Foundation


Ensuring young people of Kent get the support they need to be successful in starting and growing a business, so contributing to the overall success of Kent.

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Social Marley is a refreshing dynamic and friendly dashboard helping businesses truly engage socially. Most businesses know they need to be on social media but they don’t know how to do this effectively. Social Marley integrates all of your social media accounts into one central platform allowing you to easily engage, analyze and publish to all of your networks.