The largest business support agency in the East Kent coastal business community, the Thanet & East Kent Chamber operates in close liaison with the Dover District Chamber of Commerce (est 1850) to promote the commercial interests of its members and provide first class sales opportunities.
The Chambers publish a monthly Portrait of East Kent which gives the latest economic data on the local economy. The East Kent Business Directory is also published by the Chambers and has become the standard business reference for companies trading in the area. Members are listed in alphabetical order of name and in a classified section by business sector.
In March 2011, the Chambers replaced the Business Link regional service with the East Kent Business Advice Clinic which by appointment offers free professional and completely confidential advice to any company trading in East Kent. The panel consists of senior lawyers, accountants, bank managers and entrepreneurs who wish to give something back to the economy that has nourished their success.
The wholehearted support of Chamber Presidents Sir Roger Gale MP, Craig Mackinlay MP and Natalie Elphicke MP ensures that members have a powerful collective voice at every level of government. Marketing and networking events throughout the year provide excellent opportunities for ambitious companies to increase their turnover and boost their profits. Membership includes a wide variety of companies from established multinationals to one-person start-ups. With membership fees starting from less than £4.50 a week, there are few more cost- effective ways of boosting your business.