Canterbury 4 Business

What Has Been Achieved?

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  • Developed a website - www.canterbury4business. co.uk
  • Met with Cllr Alex King, Kent County Council's Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, and other representatives from KCC - on-going
  • Got commitment from KCC to contribute up to £33,000 towards technical studies for the A2 slip roads
  • Campaigned for local companies to help fund the A2 slip studies and pledges received
  • Host C4B annual dinner annually
  • Jointly hosted the Canterbury Business Exhibition 2004 and 2005 and supported 2006 Business Events
  • Host regular briefing lunches for district councillors
  • Hosted an education business breakfast for the secondary school head teachers
  • Linked a C4B board member with every secondary school in the district
  • Responded to consultation on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link domestic services
  • Commented on the district's revised local plan and lobbied for inclusion of Little Barton Farm
  • Represented the district's business community on the Local Strategic Partnership
  • Represented the district's business community on the East Kent Partnership
  • Pledged support for the Canterbury Enterprise Hub and Innovation Centre
  • Produced a work experience guide for employers - 'Placements That Work' which has now been revised and adopted across Kent
  • Helped to create Art for Business and supported their first two events
  • Created a Canterbury District Community Money Box
  • The chair of SEEDA, Jim Braithwaite was guest speaker at our Dinner 2005
  • The board met with Pam Alexander (Chief Exec SEEDA) and Mark Bilsborough (Kent Executive GOSE) to inform them of our activities and ask for their support
  • Participated in schools video project
  • Raised the profile of Canterbury as a district and a place to do business
  • Held an event to alert local businesses to the opportunities arising from the successful London 2012 Olympic bid
  • Formed working project groups for A2 slips/Little Barton Farm lobbying; Enterprise; Education & skills; Marketing & Promotions; Olympics and Environment
  • Nearly 300 registered Associates
  • Successfully lobbied for the Montgomery Schools application to become an Academy
  • Launched new website July 2006 and re-branded as "The Voice for Business"
  • Hosted first C4B Associates conference October 2008
  • Launched on line skills register of local training providers
  • Launched Support4Business mentoring programme for start-up and established businesses and trained 25 local business people to be mentors
  • Held first C4B Environmental conference 2008
  • Represented business on the East Kent Local Strategic Partnership board
  • Obtained a set on the Kent Economic Board Business Advisory Group November 2008
  • Held a Business of Education event in March 2008 - outcome to develop a Business4Education kite mark
  • Consulted on and adopted Canterbury District Local Economy & Tourism Strategy 2008-2012
  • First A2 slip road at Wincheap scheduled for completion

C4B News

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Published: 07-02-2013

‘Intelligent’ cleansing services on the way

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C4B News Item

Published: 20-12-2012

Background on Business Improvement Districts

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C4B News Item

Published: 26-10-2012

Startmybiz Canterbury, Canterbury Business Start-up Coordinator - Job Opportunity

Startmybiz Canterbury’ is a new Start Up Programme for Canterbury funded by...

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C4B News Item

Published: 16-05-2012

Whitefriars ‘amazing’ marketing campaign scoops top industry award

Canterbury’s Whitefriars shopping centre has scooped a top industry award for its...

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C4B News Item

Published: 01-05-2012

Massive jobs and business boost for East Kent

Local businesses will be able to apply for interest-free loans provided they have...

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