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Business Advisory Board

The Business Advisory Board (BAB) is a business-led forum which was established in January 2009, to provide a ‘sounding board’ with the business community to review and reflect on economic strategy. The BAB is made up of representatives from key sectors of the local economy. It meets bi-monthly and each meeting provides an insight from the business community in Kent and Medway on current trading conditions and experience of the local economy, on a sector by sector basis.

The key areas of activity for the members of the Business Advisory Board are:-

• To articulate the current issues and experiences of the business community –
   constraints or opportunities and current trading conditions;

• To offer views and intelligence on KMEP agenda items – e.g. contributing thoughts
   towards Kent County Council’s Growth Strategy and policy review

• To record the business issues that influence regeneration and development – collected
   at each meeting in the form of a ‘review of current economic conditions’; and

• To represent and lobby for business to ensure the right resources are present in the
   county to ensure economic development.

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