Business Advisory Board

What is BAB?

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 & Medway’s Economic 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’.
  • To represent and lobby for business to ensure the right resources are present in the
    county to ensure economic development.

If you are interested in applying to join the Business Advisory Board, please contact us.