February Update

Mark Greenstreet explained that, sadly, he was going to leave the Club as an opportunity had come up that he couldn’t turn down.  We all expressed our good wishes to him for the future and thanked him for his contributions to the Club.
We had two visitors, one being Andy Page from MPH Accounting (2nd visit); the other Rebecca Pearce, Customer Services Manager from the Miramar in Herne Bay (1st visit).
Charity Update
Sara and Nick met with FAR to find out how we could help them.  More info will be provided at our Charity Day on 12th March.  They have many needs, including wanting to buy a minibus to help with transport for children making long or complex journeys to get to the school.  Would appreciate help with other issues, not just fundraising such as help to make applications for funding.  We will continue working to find the best way to support them.

Planning with Purpose

Last week our Independent Financial Planner, Nicholas Martin, spoke with the group about the importance of perception and planning with purpose.

It is amazing how much of a difference it can make when you look at a situation with a fresh perspective. Nicholas likes to start with a blank canvas and will question your financial journey so far. By understanding where you are today, he can help you move forwards in the direction you wish to travel. Although he does not necessarily always expect answers, he is not afraid to ask the uncomfortable questions.

It is always important to ensure that you have a plan in place when it comes to achieving your goals, – this is vital when it comes to your finances; otherwise it is very easy to simply carry on doing the same things and not feel like you are progressing. Not only will Nick help you to develop this plan, he will also help ensure that you stick to this as far as possible.

If you would like to have an initial conversation with Nick, you can contact him:
– By mobile: 07812 049 031
– By email: nicholas@smytheandwalter.co.uk

Koolwebs Presentation

Another opportunity to demonstrate why Koolwebs are the Web Designers with a difference. We do not only build a site but look at your business as a whole. Finding ways to make your operations run as smoothly as possible. Not Just your website but your administration needs too.

We provide training to ensure you are comfortable with your new Website and Business tools.

Email: office@koolwebs.co.uk if you would like any information.

Winter Warmers

Welcome to Newest Member Sara Biddle, Counsellor and Therapist. You can find more details  about Sara and all our members on our members list page.

WBC were looking for a charity partner for a minimum of one year.
4 charities were represented. Each had approx. 10 minutes to present their charity
Sarah for the Kent MS Therapy Centre, in Canterbury was introduced by Tracey
Cathy Far Skate Foundation, Whitstable was introduced by Deborah
Glynnis Demelza Children’s Hospice, Sittingbourne was introduced by Julian
Graham Haven Project, Whitstable was introduced by Dee

They were all fantastic representatives. One will be chosen as a charity partner for a minimum of one year.
Thank you all for coming

Autumn Arriving

A little Networking News

Earlier this month Charles Cousens, of Blinds and Awnings Whitstable, joined our merry Networking team. So a warm welcome.

Autumn is when trees lose leaves and we have had to say goodbye and good luck to 2 members ; Mark Brookes from Artisan Memorials and William Gunther from Gordon Enraving Ltd.




Whitstable Business Networking had a Window display in Tankerton High Street.

Woollard and Kent put the club in their window display competition. This needed to reflect supporting and including the local community.

Presentation Koolwebs

This presentation was an example of the photography that I collect whilst out and about walking. It also showed the photography that I use for websites.

I use The Coolpix P900 -Manufacturer description: sports a powerful 83x optical zoom (24-2000mm equivalent) NIKKOR ED glass lens with the ability to reach 166x using Dynamic Fine Zoom and a super extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element, making this camera ideal for capturing sharp images and videos from extreme lengths.

The members were particularly impressed with the close up footage of the moon take during the day time from my garden. It can be seen HERE


Hello Summer

As the sun comes out in Whitstable a warm  welcome to Mark Brookes – Artisan Memorials and Julian Field – Utility Warehouse.

Sadly we say farewell and good luck to Joanna of Wildgeese Leadership, and Josh Williams thank you for all your input during your memberships. Furley Page solicitors is still being represented so we welcome new member Christine Ward.

Spaces available come and join us!


An Engaging Presentation Focused On Financial Planning

This week Nicholas Martin, our Independent Financial Adviser, talked to us about his background, the company he works with, and tested our knowledge on  a range of financial planning areas we should all consider.

Nicholas provides a holistic approach to Financial Planning and can advise on investments, pensions, and all areas of protection. He has recently qualified as a Pension Transfer Specialist and is working towards becoming a Chartered Financial Planner.

Nicholas offers an initial consultation free of charge, and focuses on ensuring that he adds value to his clients. To contact Nicholas directly, please call 07812 049031 or email nicholas@smytheandwalter.co.uk