Victoria, along with Pam Loch from Loch Associates and Lynne Gadsden from Grovewood Wealth Management, are all past presidents of West Kent Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which ceased trading this summer after 160 years serving the local business community. After lockdown eased, the three met for lunch to digest the news and felt strongly that they would all miss the support and friendship of fellow members.
“We realised that there was a real gap in Tunbridge Wells for a forum where the local business community could gather and share their aspirations and ideas, while also discussing any challenges,” says Victoria. “This is particularly true at the moment, when we are all facing a new and unique business environment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The name enTWine was chosen to signify how businesses benefit by pulling together and supporting each other, while it also includes TW to acknowledge its location. Of course, there’s ‘wine’ in there too, which might well play a small role in some of the get-togethers!
The first meeting of enTWine is scheduled for the early evening of Wednesday 7 October. It will be online, with the intention of taking it into the real world in due course.
“This group is about maintaining the relationships we have been made within our business community over many years and supporting each other,” adds Victoria.
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