Canterbury 4 Business

My Economy Newsletter

My Economy is the new quarterly publication from Canterbury City Council's Local Economy Team.  It aims to keep you up to date with news and opportunities that affect you as people working and doing business within the Canterbury district.

The magazine can be viewed in digital format by clicking on the publication dates below.  Please note that clicking on the link will open a new window (or tab) in your browser.

C4B Newsletter

As the days get longer and we start to see a little more in the way of sunshine, the Spring doesn't feel too far off...

See March 2011 Newsletter

C4B Newsletter

At a time when the Government is encouraging closer ties between businesses and Universities and the 'intellectual capital' of their staff and students, we are bringing business leaders and entrepreneurs from organisations of all sizes...

See Nov 2010 Newsletter

C4B Newsletter

I may be biased but I happen to think that Canterbury district is a great place to do business.  As well as being in a beaufitul part of the country, we are ideally placed close to both London and the continent...

See May 2010 Newsletter

My Economy Newsletter

We're focusing on 'Trading in Europe' as the theme for both this edition and our ever popular March Business Month events..

See February 2010 Issue

My Economy Newsletter

Welcome to the re-launched Local Economy Team Newsletter.

See December 2009 Issue

Business Life Newsletter

Business Life Newsletter 14

As we find ourselves in this worrying  economic climate with the dreaded 'R' word now being used this edition of Business Life brings you coverage of some positive stories and local events.

See January 2009 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 15

Having just got our breath back after a hectic March Business Month, we are now working hard on the development of the new Canterbury District Local Economy Strategy 2008 to 2012 in conjunction with Canterbury4Business (C4B).

See July 2008 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 13

As we find ourselves in this worrying  economic climate with the dreaded 'R' word now being used this edition of  Business Life brings you coverage of some positive stories and local events.

See February 2008 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 13

2008 promises to be an exciting year for business in the Canterbury district, with our first tenants moving into Lakesview Enterprise Centre business incubation units and the development of the Innovation Centre at the University of Kent. 

See January 2008 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 12

What a fantastic start to 2007. March business month was a resounding success with over 200 of you attending the various events across the district; and the Kent Invicta Chamber annual business awards produced three winners from the district. 

See June 2007 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 11

A belated Happy New Year and welcome to the first 2007 issue of  Business Life. This eight-page edition focuses on our exciting programme of forthcoming business events, "Putting your business first", which will take place across the district in March. 

See February 2007 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 10

A warm welcome to the September edition of  Business Life.  In this 8-page edition we will meet two local businesses, profile new projects such as Herne Bay Town Partners and the East Kent Enterprise Gateway, and ask whether your business has a plan in the event of an emergency.

We also welcome your input and views in our business survey, which is enclosed, or can be completed online at

See September 2006 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 9

Welcome to the June  Business Life newsletter. This special edition tells you about the exciting business events that took place in March around the district. Paul Barrett took over as chair of Canterbury4Business in March and one of his first jobs will be to launch the new C4B website in July.

The site will feature details of C4B's vision for the district. We also would like to say many congratulations to Canterbury-based APT Howfield Fire and Security Ltd which won 'Business of the Year' at the Kent Invicta Chamber's first Annual Awards ceremony, held at the Canterbury Cathedral Conference Centre in March.

See June 2006 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 8

Welcome to the Christmas 2005 issue of  Business Life. We went along to the new Kent IT Clinic and now bring you an update on the various activities and business events planned for C4B in 2006. We've also been learning about Canterbury Council's online business grants search resource, invaluable if you hadn't yet thought of applying for one of the 400 schemes in Canterbury that offer funding.

We provide tips for setting the right price for your product, with assistance from Lloyds Small Business Guide and we bid a sad farewell to a tireless council figure. These stories and much more feature in this bumper 8-page issue. We also wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

See December 2005 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 7

Welcome to my first issue of  Business Life; I'm Dawn Hudd. I have joined Canterbury City Council as Local Economy Manager at a time when Canterbury district is enjoying extraordinary gains. We're delighted to report on the availability of light industrial units at Whitstable, and we have some fantastic tips on how to build your client base so that you're not always relying on the same ones for growth.

If you're looking for a free tool for online advertising, internet marketing and website promotion, look no further than this issue. We're also unveiling plans for a new office, science and technology business park proposed for Canterbury. I look forward to being of service in my role and bringing you much more informative content.

See September 2005 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 6

We just love Spring here at  Business Life! It sure is a time for new beginnings as demonstrated by Kidz Paradise Ltd, an indoor children's play area, which opened on Easter Sunday. Best wishes to them for great success! Business Week 2005 was another success story and we have all the news for you.

Find out what's going on in Kent as the newly published vision for the area's economy is released. We have some highly useful tips on dealing with contracts, and CRAC (Careers Research and Advisory Centre) is looking for facilitators from local businesses for an event at a Canterbury school an event at King's School on 30 June and 1 July.

See May 2005 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 5

Christmas comes but once a year... and this is  Business Life's final issue for 2004. With Business Week 2005 just three months away, read how you can become involved and promote your company. Find out where to go for new employees and training services. We also report on how you can prevent your business from being targeted by crime with the help of Kent Police, Canterbury City and the Neighbourhood Watch programme.

We have interesting news on the Lakesfield Business Park development as well as some essential tips on choosing the right IT solution for your business. Read about Kidz Paradise, a brilliant new play centre that has craftily filled a niche in the market. Merry Christmas and a successful New Year!

See December 2004 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 4

With the spotlight firmly on Canterbury Business Week 2005, this edition of  Business Life provides you with details on how your company can participate in Business Week next March. We also provide, thanks to the Chartered Institute of Marketing, some excellent marketing tips to consider. We report on the opening of the brand new Whitefriars shopping centre in Canterbury, and tell you about the Council's "Safe Food Better Business" initiative.

Read about the new Herne Bay shopping guide, placing the emphasis on business development and not just relying on the area's good looks! And find out why Whitstable Town Centre is a safe place to shop.

See September 2004 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 3

Summer has arrived in a raincoat! Despite the rain that threatened to dampen proceedings at the recent Business Expo at Canterbury's Kent County Cricket Ground, the event was unanimously declared a success as companies reported brisk activity. Also in this issue... Is your business 'green'? We report on an innovative company rescuing discarded printer cartridges from ending up as landfill. We also tell you about a new awards scheme implemented by Canterbury City Council.

And what is a BID? No, nothing about auctions, but it can definitely increase your town's feel-good factor, paying dividends for business. Plus, don't miss your chance to win a wonderful James Martin food processor in C4B's online quiz.

See June 2004 full edition.

Business Life Newsletter 3

Wow, what a hectic but extremely productive year for Canterbury region! We're looking forward to a relaxing Christmas. This is  Business Life's final issue for 2003 but it's as informative as always. Read about the fabulous award granted to University of Kent's Electronics Systems Design Centre, a most deserved accolade.

Also, determine if your business is DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant. If not, you risk not only fines, but missing out on customers too! Don't miss the tips on getting the most from your suppliers and check out the events diary for important meetings. Stay tuned for a brilliant and successful 2004. It's already shaping up as a Happy New Year!

See December 2003 full edition.

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