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Wealden Business Group newsletter January, 2017
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The Wealden Business Group is a Tenterden-based business networking group, meeting weekly to help members maximise business opportunities, exchange information and arrange social and charity events.

Wealden Business Group to stage fraud, scams and cybercrime workshop


One of the biggest threats to businesses of all sizes is falling victim to cybercrime. And it is a problem that is growing by the day.
 
Wealden Business Group (WBG) is organising a 'Fraud, Scams and Cybercrime' workshop, including presentations from Kent police and IT consultancy JJ Systems.
 
The workshop, which will be open to all local businesses, will be held at The Little Silver Country Hotel, Tenterden on Wednesday, 22nd March.
 
Only this week, it has been reported that a huge surge in cybercrime helped the total value of fraud that reached UK courts last year rise above the £1billion mark for the first time since 2011 amid concerns a slowdown in the economy will put businesses and individuals at more risk.

Some £124million was stolen by hackers and criminals via the internet last year - a 1,266 per cent jump compared to 2015, helping to lift total fraud 55 per cent higher to £1.1billion, according to the latest KPMG Fraud Barometer.

Last chance to book tickets for
our super race night!


Tickets are going fast for WBG's charity Race Night at The Little Silver Country Hotel on Friday, 3rd February.

Guests at the evening, which is a fundraiser for the East Kent group of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, can wager on a full programme of horse race videos, and enjoy a fish and chip supper.

Tickets are available at just £10 from Eventbrite, by logging onto goo.gl/h4YnQq.  To make group bookings, or discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Peta Ashby on 07843 270228 or email peta@challengecontrol.co.uk

Chamber of Commerce
February networking session

A reminder that the next Tenterden & District Chamber of Commerce networking session is at Montalbano Restaurant, 75 High Street, from 5.30pm on Tuesday, 7th February. A great opportunity to share skills, experience, business leads - and great food!
For further information, visit www.wealdenbusinessgroup.co.ukIf you would like to apply for membership, please contact WBG secretary Dee Bateman tel: 07958 612937 or email wealdenbusinessgroup@gmail.com


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