The Tunbridge Wells Business Network: networking for Kent and Sussex

TWBN is a mutually owned, not-for-profit group run by the members for the members. The monthly cost is value-led and any surplus is used to subsidise group social activities and, once a year, to support local charities.

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

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are currently meeting on-line, in normal times we meet every two weeks at the Neville Golf Club at 7.00am for breakfast. The cost of membership is £35 per month which covers the cost of the venue, an excellent breakfast prepared by Purple Pumpkin Catering – and of course, the opportunity to present your business to an empathetic audience.

Our members don’t compete for opportunities because we only allow one practitioner in each business category. The agenda for each meeting reflects the shared challenges and successes of running a business and deals with issues such as:

  • Creating value through referring business to other members
  • Building strong business relationships
  • Promoting good business practice
  • Learning new business skills
  • Sharing solutions to common business problems
  • Sharing our knowledge to address business challenges raised confidentially by members

Our combined knowledge and client base are great assets. We believe that business networking is first and foremost about building relationships and understanding each others businesses so that we can all develop good long term referrals.