Would you like to join like-minded local business people, who understand the power of building relationships to build their businesses? Welcome to Tunbridge Wells Business Network (TWBN). Sharing knowledge - building business... Run by the members for the members... Friendly, relaxed and unpressured... No annual membership fees... No overbearing rules... Fabulous venue and catering... We meet every second Thursday... We look forward to welcoming you soon...

  • Welcome to the Tunbridge Wells Business Network (TWBN)

  • Friendly, relaxed, unpressured networking

  • Fabulous venue – upstairs at the Nevill Golf Club


  • Business networking for Kent and Sussex

  • Sharing business best practice and advice

  • “Networking for grown-ups”

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At the next 3 meetings different members will talk about a passion, misconception or an unusual aspect of their business and how it helps make their business a success11th November - Peter Martin. Survey Mechanics25th November - Stephen Dunn Vision IFP9th December - last meeting before Christmas. Stephen Pocock BSR Bespoke, plus Tim will contribute some economics jokes ... See MoreSee Less
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We held our first face to face meeting yesterday and it was great to be back. The discussion flowed so much more easily than on Zoom and of course the weather and a great breakfast from Purple Pumpkin helped.We are planning a small business workshop for September so watch out for an invite. ... See MoreSee Less
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Innovation Whilst Working RemotelyAt our last meeting we talked about how to replicate the water cooler conversations that can lead to important innovations or just better ways of doing things that are so important to the continued success of any business.Each member had a different innovation challenge that is specific to their business and way of working, but there are more shared challenges that you might first think.We all went off to our own businesses with new ideas as a result. ... See MoreSee Less
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Every cloud has a silver lining as we discovered this morning when we debated the outcome of our recently initiated survey on Covid- 19 and the long term impact on local business. Peter Martin the founder of Survey Mechanics shared the results and together with 3 new guests who joined us on Zoom we reached our conclusion and forecast. A gloomy outlook for the economy with a silver lining for small and local business owners. More than 50% of respondents have changed their habits and would continue to support small and local business in the future. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about how we can support you in business.#localbusiness#tunbridgewells #networking ... See MoreSee Less
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TWBN – run by the members, for the members

We believe business networking should be about connecting with people who help each other to build their businesses through shared knowledge. Our combined knowledge and client base are great assets. Meetings are friendly, welcoming and informal with topical, informative agendas that target members’ needs and interests. Although we’re don’t pressure each other to provide business referrals, valuable business opportunities are often created with others who understand and appreciate our core values of trust and quality.

We meet fortnightly on Thursdays for breakfast – officially from 7.00am – 8.30am – though fascinating conversations often mean that the departure time is later. Membership is open to experienced business people and start-ups alike. The club is run by and for its members. They are local, experienced business people who value long-term relationships built on mutual trust and the chance to discuss challenges and opportunities in a supportive environment.

Membership cost is only £35 per month – which includes the breakfast! We don’t operate for profit and any surplus funds are ploughed back into the club.

A quote from one of our members, “The friendliness of the group was key – and the professional advice and opinions of those around the table has played a central role in my own business management and development.”

If being part of such a group of mutually helpful business people sounds like something worth getting out of bed for, then we should be talking – click here to get in touch.

The TWBN ethos is simple

TWBN was founded in 2012 by several experienced business owners and networkers, disillusioned at the way some of their former networking groups had been run.

  • Share in the challenges and successes of running a business
  • Create value through referring business to other members
  • Build strong business relationships and promote good business practice
  • Learn new business skills
  • Enhance local business in a friendly, professional network
  • Open to men, women, young, old, experienced business people and start-ups alike

From Tunbridge Wells – and beyond!

While many TWBN members are local Tunbridge Wells businesses, others have come from Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Crowborough, Uckfield, Heathfield, Mayfield, Lewes, Edenbridge, East Grinstead and Wadhurst – all over Kent and Sussex.

Our combined knowledge and client base are great assets. We believe that business networking is first and foremost about building relationships with other like-minded owners – not about being under pressure to produce a list of names and numbers to hand over as referrals. Understanding each other and the business we run is fundamental to developing good referrals.

The friendliness of the group was key – and the professional advice and opinions of those around the table has played a central role in my own business management and development.