Over 40 members and guests joined us at the Bat and Ball Station bright and early for a pre- Business Show buffet breakfast kindly sponsored by Warners Solicitors. The Café at the station provided both a healthy option of fruit and granola and some very tasty bacon butties! Thanks to Tom and compliments to the chef – Debbie. The station is available to hire for all types of functions and can be booked through Liz Hodgson on hallhire@sevenoakstown.gov.uk

Paul Baker, Chamber board director welcomed everyone and introduced Helen French and Margaret Carr, the Net Zero Team at Sevenoaks District Council. They shared information with us on what the District Council has been able to achieve towards getting greener and some of the challenges they face with their fleet and their property portfolio which includes owning a petrol station! (presentation to follow) Margaret and Helen can be contacted:

Margaret Carr
Policy Officer and PA Team Manager

Helen French
Principal Planning

Jade Pluck from Jade Consultancy then shared some tips on how any business can start thinking about their sustainable journey view her presentation HERE. Jade can be contacted:

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We raised £85 for Sevenoaks Samaritans which will fund 140 calls from the vulnerable and distressed. The Samaritans branch in Sevenoaks is a year old this month and is looking to increase its group of volunteers. If you think you have the skills and time to dedicate to such an important service, please contact Martin Stanton on martinstantonmail@gmail.com. Russell Harper won the bottle of Squerryes sparkling wine which was donated by Warners in the business card raffle. what a lucky man a free breakfast and a prize! Photographs courtesy of Russell Harper Photography and can be viewed on the gallery HERE

Elizabeth Dolding then spoke about why Warners had sponsored the event, their long association with the Chamber and their involvement with many of the local sports clubs and other events in Sevenoaks.

Our next 1st Wednesday is on 6th October at The Sevenoaks Business Hub and sponsored by FM CONWAY for their 60th anniversary.

Virtual Business Networking is back on 13th October.
Chamber AGM October 20th on Zoom.
NextGen Quiz Night October 21st – for all Chamber members book individually or as a team of 6 for

The Sevenoaks Business Show opened at 10am at the Bat & Ball Centre across the bridge from the station and was very well attended. We had a stand at the Show and run a business card draw for a years free membership which was won by Jess Gibson at The TN Card – welcome.


The Centre can also be hired for concerts, corporate events, weddings, functions and meetings again through Liz Hodgson hallhire@sevenoakstown.gov.uk