Events Calendar

Date What’s planned Book
29.04.15 Monthly networking meeting – How to grow your business with Mark Ballett Book Now
20.05.15 Monthly networking meeting – Speed networking – meet new contacts and refresh old ones in an easy, structured and friendly way Click here to receive invitation
24.06.15 Monthly networking meeting – Details TBC Click here to receive invitation
22.07.15 Monthly networking meeting – Details TBC Click here to receive invitation
26.08.15 Monthly networking meeting – Chocolate making, drinks and networking at TemperTemper Click here to receive invitation
30.09.15 Monthly networking meeting – TBC Click here to receive invitation
21.10.15 Monthly networking meeting – Stress and resilience with Hilary Less of Essence Coaching Click here to receive invitation
25.11.15 Monthly networking meeting – TBC Click here to receive invitation
16.12.15 Monthly networking meeting – Something Christmassy! Click here to receive invitation
* meetings may be subject to occasional alteration

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

March 2015 – Networking + presentations from useful local businesses  – FSB, The Times of Tunbridge Wells, TW Events, TW Kids on the Go and local loyalty app Stamp It.

Daytime DIY product photography workshop

February 2015 – How to win in search with Adrian Dent of Google

January 2015 – Making the “work-life balance” work with Karen Martin of Hypnotherapy Kent.  Fully booked!

December 2014 – Christmas networking and grand raffle

November 2014 – Email marketing with Russell Hogg of Hogtronix

October 2014 – Marketing on a Shoestring with Emma Turner of Turner & Two, and Fay Hawkins of Phase One Design

September 2014 – Managing the Mist with Andrew Sillitoe

August 2014Summer networking drinks

July 2014 –

June 2014 – Speed Networking and putting into practice some of the things we learned last month, with a focus on how we can help each other.

May 2014 – The Networking Challenge with Tony Buddin of Best Business Events. How to make the most of networking events and find useful contacts in a room full of people with practice exercises.

April 2014 – Accounting for small businesses with Nicola Deverson of Hilden Park Accountants

March 2014 – Swishing in aid of chYps

February 2014 – Social media marketing and how to integrate it with “traditional” marketing methods with Emma Pearce of Pearce Marketing.

January 2014 – Setting sustainable goals for personal and business success in 2014 with Hilary Lees of Essence Coaching.

4 December – Xmas drinks, canapes and our fab annual charity raffle in aid of chYps.  We raised over £580 – that’s about 10 sessions of chemotherapy for a Kent child to have in their own home so that they don’t need to go into hospital, and 15 hours of nurse-led respite care so that their parents get some time off.  Well done and a huge thank you everyone.

6 November – Principles of Effective Web Design with Laura Ellis of Lilyflair

2 October – Writing copy that sells with Tony Buddin of Best Business Events.

11 September – speed networking

7 August – summer networking drinks

3 July – How to get your business in the media with Rachel Knight of Maxim PR.  What makes a story newsworthy?  What do journalists want?  Tips on writing a press release.

5 June – Exploring the Sales Cycle with Sam Barton of Requisite Logic

1 May – Charity swishing evening in aid of chYps, with advice from Styling Matters and Image Potential, and nifty tricks from Magic Adam.  We had a fabulous time, all came home with new outfits, and raised a whopping £773 to help provide at-home hospice and respite care for Kent children!

3 April – Whole Brain Thinking with author, coach and international speaker Katie Day.

6 March – Speed networking a fun way to meet lots of other mums in business, make connections and promote your business in a fast, structured and unintimidating way

6 February – How engaging are you? with TW MIB Sam Barton and Lizzie Bentley-Bowers of Requisite Logic, starting with table networking and followed by informal networking.

January 2013 – Accounting for small business with Sharon Keown of Eightoaks.  

December 2012 – Christmas drinks, nibbles, charity raffle and Xmas shopping in aid of the TW MIB’s sponsored charity local children’s at-home hospice chyps.  A lovely evenign at our new home The Beacon, with lots of really fabulous raffle prizes donated from local businesses.

November 2012 – How to get the right traffic to your website with guest speaker Russell Hogg of local SEO specialists Hogtronix.  Making use of Google and Social Media including Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and Pinterest to optimise your website traffic, and how to understand what’s working using Google Analytics.

October 2012 – Speed Networking another of our really popular and  REALLY busy evenings meeting other local mums in business and promoting our businesses on a one-to-one basis

September 2012 – Networking with Confidence with guest speaker Katie Day.  An informative and interactive session with the key skills for effective networking explained and demonstrated.

August 2012 – Summer drinks and informal networking in the Spa Hotel’s Orangery, with no charge for guests.  Thanks for a really lovely evening everyone!

July 2012 – Informal drinks and networking

May 2012 – Confidence & Assertiveness with Katie Day, followed by informal networking

April 2012 – Facebook for business, discussion followed by networking

March 2012 – Speed Networking

February 2012 – How to get your prices right to maximise sales and profits with guest speaker Tony Buddin

January 2012 – Stress management workshop with Leilani Mitchell of the Link Centre.  A really fascinating and “bonding” evening with an unexpected angle on stress, with lots of very positive feedback afterwards.

December 2011    – Informal Christmas networking with a members’ Christmas stock sell-off and TW MIBs charity raffle with lots of wonderful prizes kindly donated by members in aid of ChYps.

November 2011    – Speed networking  – a great night with a huge turnout of local mums in business all there to promote their businesses and find out about others on a one-to-one basis.  Lots of links made and business generated!

October 2011 –  Launch of our link with ChYps followed by networking.

September 2011 Marketing Strategy Workshop with Sarah West of McCarthy West.

August 2011: Summer networking evening with special guest Louise Wright of chYps.

July 2011: Developing your social media strategy with Maria Gandara of Wake Up Training.

June 2011:  Networking evening with wine, nibbles and a fish pedicure at Shoals for Soles with special guest producer for Channel 4. Find out more and see photos of the evening here.

May 2011: “Brand or Bland? Making your mark” with Mike Goode, Creative Director and owner of Hop House Design.

April 2011: General networking meeting – Knowledge-sharing on free services, discussion about group PR and a 5 minute ideas surgery from Helen Biggerstaff.

March 2011: Speed networking

February 2011: How to get the most from your website with Russell Hogg, Managing Director of www.hogtronix.com

January 2011: 7 successful steps for planning a great year with Susanna Way, life and business coach of “Way More Than” coaching.

December 2010 :  An exclusive members only meeting kindly hosted by the beautiful Children’s Salon on the High Street with champagne, nibbles and 10% discount, with a fascinating insight by 3rd generation MIB Bonnie from the Children’s Salon.

November:  Bookkeeping, accouning and tax returns for small businesses with guest speaker Chris Maslin of Maslin’s Accounting

October:  Top tips for getting your business in the media, with guest speaker Anna Lambert, Editor of Index Magazine

September:  General networking

August: General networking

July: General networking

June:  Social Media with guest speaker Maria Gandara, and presentation from Claire Witz of Painted with Love

May: Presentation by Sarah Gray of Kids & Kaboodle

April:  Planning for Growth with guest speaker David Sdrake, hosted by Tracey Ryder-Richardson of Buggy Workout

March:  Getting your prices right, with guest speaker Tony Buddin of Business Link Kent

February: Social Media: what it is, why we need to pay attention and how to start using it to grow our business.