1. Name: The Association (group of like minded people) is called Maidstone Business Networking
2. Objectives: Maidstone Business Networking is established to:
2.1 promote and encourage commerce and industry in the borough of Maidstone, including large organisations to sole traders, by way of an annual subscription and sponsorship.
2.2 arrange and provide regular communication for business networking meetings, seminars and exhibitions, including where funds allow, the information and regular update of a website.
3.1 Membership of Maidstone Business Networking shall be open to any person (or if in partnership the partnership) carrying on a trade or business in the designated Maidstone borough area; or carrying on a business elsewhere but living in the designated area; or representing an association, club or society operating in the designated area; or retired but with an interest in networking (business or pleasure).
3.2 Each member organisation shall appoint one individual person to represent it and attend the networking meetings of Maidstone Business Networking.
3.2.1 Each member organisation may appoint a deputy to replace its appointed representative if the appointed representative is unable to attend any particular meeting of Maidstone Business Networking.
3.3 The organiser shall have the right to approve or reject applications for membership without explanation to the applicant.
3.4 The organiser shall have the right to terminate the membership of any individual member or business concerned or the individual representing the member organisation providing they are given the opportunity to be heard before a final decision is made.
3.5 The organiser can secure functions from outside the designated membership area in a number of different ways including secondment and awarding honorary membership.
3.6 The organiser has the right to refuse admission to any person at any event night without reason. ROAR - Right Of Admission Reserved.
3.7 Once joined the memership is automatically renewed at the end of the years membership. It can only be cancelled in writing prior to the end of the eleventh month of membership.
3.8 If you book to come to an event and then do not turn up we reserve the right to charge £10pp. (This situation has been caused by the thoughtless few).
3.9 You can pay to come to a networking event without joining - cost £15 but it is not our best deal.
4. Non-Payment of membership fees
Any member whose membership is in arrears is entitled to membership and unless the organiser otherwise decides, any member whose subscription is more than 1 month in arrears shall cease to be a member and his name shall be struck off the membership list.
5. Membership payments
All monies raised by or on behalf of Maidstone Business Networking shall be used to maintain the organisation, corporate use, marketing, websites, posters, promotion articles, etc., and other other requirement as deemed by the organiser Alan Reading.
The address for Maidstone Business Networking is Prospect House, Hunton Road, Marden, Kent TN12 9SL The best telephone number 01622 820841, there is a mobile 07802 820841 but not always within range of a signal!
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Est: 30 June '17
Rules of Maidstone Business Networking.
At Maidstone Business Networking seats are reserved for specific people who book to attend. Please be in attendance by 6.10pm (at some venues you cannot get access after that time), we start with a speaker for about a 20 to 30 minutes, someone with something to say that everyone should have the opportunity to hear. You get a chance to tell everyone who you are (if you want to) followed by an hour or more of networking and the event finishes around 8.30pm. The events will be on different days of the month, in different parts of the borough of Maidstone. They will have one thing in common, they will be informative, interesting with plenty of time for actual networking. And as there is no meal involved membership is not very costly. You also get to meet anyone and not just the two people you sit next to.
We include searchable lists on this website so you will have a presence on the internet even if you don't have a website. See our new idea on the home page for you to have a website page (or two or more) without paying for a full website.
Your first meeting is free even if you do not join. You can even attend as a non member after that at each meeting for £15pp, but it is not the best deal and you don't get listed on our website! Full membership for a sole trader is only £75 pa and only £95 for a life partner to attend with you or if you employ from 2 to 9 people in your company. It is all about flexibility and value for money. See our rules above. Membership is open to start ups and new as well as established businesses, large or small.