Headline sponsors announced for the Kent and Medway Business Summit

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Two key headline sponsors have been announced for the flagship Kent and Medway Business Summit 2022 on 14 January.Leading accountancy firm, Kreston Reeves, are sponsoring the Summit for a second year and are joined by top law firm, Thomson Snell & Passmore.

The summit will bring together some 300 businesses, key policy makers and academics.Delegates will hear up-to-the-minute regional updates on major projects and developments including contributions from The Bank of England; the Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough; the Deputy Chief Executive of Medway Council, Richard Hicks, and Kate Willard OBE, a Thames Estuary Envoy.

With a focus on sustainable innovation and the drive for net zero carbon emissions, the Summit will include a panel discussion on sustaining more environmentally friendly businesses as well as the chance for delegates to join collaborative workshops to help create a road map for the region’s sustainable economic future.

Key topics will include place-making for the cultural and creative sector, retaining a skilled workforce in the region and challenges in productivity.

Workshops will feature presentations from leading business people including 3 times KEiBA winner, Bal Sandher, managing director of Medway-based Hectic Lifestyles and Kresse Wesling CBE, co-founder of international sustainable accessories brand, Elvis and Kresse. More speakers and keynote addresses are to be confirmed.


Andrew Griggs, Senior Partner at Kreston Reeves comments: ‘We’re delighted to support the Kent and Medway Business Summit for the second year running.

‘This past year has shown that agility, flexibility and resilience are paramount. It is important that organisations continue to look ahead to shape the future they want for their organisation.

‘We are passionate about seeing Kent and Medway grow from strength to strength, leading the way in sustainability and being a hub for growth and opportunities.

‘We work alongside many innovative and inspirational organisations in the Kent and Medway community and are looking forward to joining and meeting them at the event.’

Sarah Henwood, CEO at Thomson Snell & Passmore, said: ‘We’re proud to be partnering with Kreston Reeves to support the Kent & Medway Business Summit. We’re looking forward to joining over 300 businesses, policy makers and academics, to discuss the drivers and opportunities for business in the region.’

Professor Marian Garcia, Dean of Kent Business School, said: “We are delighted to welcome our two headlines sponsors to the Kent and Medway Business Summit.

‘Their support, and that of our other sponsors, makes it possible to host this regionally significant event which comes at a crucial time in our region’s future. The Summit will offer the opportunity to collaborate on building a strong, sustainable future for Kent and Medway.’

To book your place at the Summit, click here or go to www.kent.ac.uk/KBS and click on events.

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