A local business forum for Tunbridge Wells held a festive-themed social event at the Old Auction House on The Pantiles last Thursday, November 16.
More than 40 members of enTWine, who represent businesses from across the town, gathered to meet with established contacts and to also make new ones.
A spokesperson for the networking group told the Times that included in every enTWine meeting is a ‘break-out’ room, where members can gather in smaller groups to discuss various issues through a subject matter which, this time around, was their business resolution for 2024.
The enTWine group was created in 2020 by Lynne Gadsden from Grovewood Wealth Management, Pam Loch of Loch Associates Group and Victoria Sampson from CooperBurnett LLP. The three Tunbridge Wells-based women are business owners and also past presidents of West Kent Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Originally their meetings were done on Zoom, due to the pandemic, but now they are all hosted in person.
Previously, enTWine has welcomed speakers including local MP Greg Clark and William Benson, CEO of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
The group has also raised funds for local charities such as Pickering Cancer Drop-In Centre, Tree of Hope, Nourish, the 3H Foundation, Refugease and West Kent Mind.
“When it was launched, Pam Loch summed up enTWine’s philosophy as ‘we listen, we share, we benefit’ and this is still the basis of every event,” explained the enTWine spokesperson.