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Business Events

TGKP hosts and sponsors a number of events aimed at businesses, to share information, listen to what businesses have to say about current issues, opportunities and challenges, and to encourage networking.  This page gives details of forthcoming fixtures and stores outputs from past events for information.


Forthcoming events:

Details of future events will appear here in due course.


Past events:

North Kent B2B 2016 - 29th June, Buckmore Park

TGKP was one of the headline sponsors for this event organised by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, and led one of the keynote sessions.  Follow the links to view pdf versions of presentations by our Board Chairman, Rob Bennett about opportunities and challenges for businesses in North Kent, and Board member Paul Spooner on developments at Ebbsfleet Garden City.  

To watch a short video showing highlights from the B2B, click here.


TGKP Winter Business Breakfast, December 2015

Our Winter Breakfast took place on Tuesday 8th December at the Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Chatham.  You can view copies of the programme and presentations by following this link.


North Kent B2B 2015 - 15th October, Brands Hatch

TGKP was one of the headline sponsors for this event organised by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.  To watch a short video showing highlights, click here.


TGKP Summer Business Breakfast, July 2015

Our Summer Business Breakfast took place on Tuesday 14th July at the Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Chatham.  A full report on the event, feedback from discussions and recommended next steps can be found here.

The programme included presentations by four guest speakers: you can view pdf copies of the presentations by clicking on the speakers' names highlighted below:

  • Gordon Jones (Kreston Reeves) giving an overview of measures in the Chancellor's Summer Budget and their implications for businesses;
  • Dawn Hudd (Chair, Institute of Economic Development), looking at the Government's legislative programme and likely impacts on businesses and the support provided by the public sector;
  • Robin Cooper (Chief Executive, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation), outlining the ambitions for Ebbsfleet Garden City and the new Development Corporation's role in delivery; and
  • Steve Leahey (Principal, Leigh UTC), talking about how businesses can engage more effectively with schools and colleges, and illustrating the University Technical College approach. 

TGKP Winter Business Breakfast, December 2014

TGKP Chairman, Rob Bennett, hosted our Winter Business Breakfast at the Bridgewood Manor hotel on 10th December 2014.  Our speakers included: TGKP Chief Executive, David Liston-Jones, giving an update on recent developments in North Kent, David Testa, Director of London Resort Company Holdings, reporting progress on the London Paramount Entertainment Resort; Katherine Daynes, from the Skills Funding Agency, explaining Apprenticeship Reforms; and Ross Gill, from Kent County Council, providing an update on the Growth Hub and future funding for innovation and growth.  Click on the highlighted links above to view their presentations and the programme.  Our report on the event and feedback from discussions can be downloaded here (pdf, 169Kb).


North Kent B2B - 16th October 2014. 

TGKP was one of the headline sponsors for this event organised by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.  To watch a short video showing highlights, click here.


TGKP Summer Business Breakfast, June 2014

Hosted by TGKP Chairman Rob Bennett, around 80 delegates gathered to hear about latest developments in North Kent, about successful bids for 0% loans under the TIGER programme, other funding and business support services including the Growth Accelerator, and to discuss key issues around skills, access to finance and business support. 

Click on the highlighted links to view the programme and the presentations given by Richard Longman, Jacqui Ward and Jane Ollis.  To view or download the report on feedback from the discussions, click here.


TGKP Business Breakfast, November 2013

Summary of feedback from Business Breakfast held 20 November 2013.


North Kent B2B 2013

To see highlights of this event, for which TGKP was a headline sponsor, click here.


North Kent Big Business Breakfast Event

Thames Gateway Kent Big Business Breakfast 9 May 2012  Feedback