We’ve moved to #EastKent to embrace a new way of life.
Many of my friends want to demonstrate that parents can spend time with their children, build a successful business and give back to our community too.
This isn’t some flash-in-the-pan hippy-notion, my network of mums and dads include people with very interesting and diverse backgrounds looking for change, including: new media strategists, teachers, academics, artists, film makers, shopkeepers, food producers, doulas, café owners, business coaches, nurses, communications directors and many more.
East Kent is a vibrant and creative place which is undergoing major regeneration. It has many complex socio-economic challenges, but things are changing. I believe is definitely the place to be if you want to live, work or study in an inspiring and exciting environment. With its beautiful countryside, sandy and shingle beaches, vibrant arts scene, historic towns and city as well as easy access to London, it is also a wonderful place to bring up children.
Here are some people and organisations I’ve been using to help me set up my new publishing company in East Kent.
Pre-application meeting organised by the Kent Chamber of Commerce as part of Expansion East Kent http://www.kent.gov.uk/business/business_support_centre/help_and_advice_for_businesses/local_and_national_support/expansion_east_kent.aspx
Business networking at Whitstable Tweet Ups http://www.whitstabletweetup.co.uk/
Catriona Campbell at Escape to Create http://www.catrionacampbell.co.uk/
Marine Studios in Margate http://www.marinestudios.co.uk/
(And check out GEEK2013, which I’ll be a part of http://www.geek2013.co.uk/)
Fruitworks in Canterbury http://fruitworks.co/
10x10 labs http://10x10labs.com/
Kerry Hales www.kerryhales.com
I've been all over EastKent networking with potential investors, mumpreneurs, business and I can't wait to launch my new site and publishing business in 2013.