Saturday, May 18th, 2024

Next generation of Sevenoaks businesses network on The Vine

THE Next Generation Business Chamber, part of the Sevenoaks and District Chamber of Commerce, held their summer networking event for young professionals and entrepreneurs at the historic Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club recently.

Sunny weather enabled the Next Generation Business Chamber to hold their event outdoors on The Vine in Sevenoaks.

The Next Generation was launched in 2017 and a new Committee has been formed to support the Lead Ambassador and the Sevenoaks Chamber to drive the initiative forward.  The aim of the group is to provide relaxed and informal networking for individuals at the early stages of their career providing valuable networking opportunities that will grow as their career progresses.

Lead Ambassador for the Next Generation Amy Lane said: “I am delighted to have held the first event since the Committee has been formed. I hope with their support to drive the Next Generation forward and to raise awareness of the positive impact the Next Generation can have on the future and succession of our businesses and the Sevenoaks Chamber.”

One of the attendees commented that they often felt intimidated in a room full of people with many more years experience in business. Therefore the Next Generation events were a great way to mingle in a relaxed and informal atmosphere with those who were also in the early stages of their career.

The guest speaker at the recent gathering was Fran Boorman a local entrepreneur who talked to the group about generation X and Z and doing business with social impact. The event sponsors were Thomson Snell & Passmore, Panoramic Wealth, Lakeview Accountants and 7 Hotel & Diner.

Catering for the event was provided by the Sevenoaks diner Brisket and Barrel whose owners are also Next Generation members. Photography was by Russell Harper photography. All suppliers and venue are Chamber members, demonstrating a truly collaborative approach to supporting this initiative.

If you would like more information about the Next Generation and their events, please visit or email


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