Kirkley Business Association

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About Us

Objects of the Association

To maximise the prosperity of Kirkley by making it a desirable place to live, work and trade.

To work with all Kirkley based businesses and organisations in a spirit of goodwill, unity and friendship.

So who are we?

We are a group of Kirkley business people with an interest in keeping abreast of current local and national business news which could impact on Kirkley. We form the link between authorities and businesses to ensure we are on the ball regarding regeneration/business related directives/decisions and projects. We are also on the panel of the Waveney Business Forum enabling Kirkley to collaborate with other business associations across the region. We think that working hand in hand with the community of Kirkley is crucial too.

  • Established over 50 years ago
  • Meets regularly at the start of each month on Wednesday evenings at The Hatfield Hotel in Kirkley. Please see under 'Whats On' for full details of upcoming meetings
  • Currently has 35 members

What are the subs used for?

Our subs form a small part of the money spent each year to promote/enhance and advertise Kirkley and its’ interests so that we can secure a firm position on the business map. The rest of the money required is made up from proceeds from fund raising activities/ donations and successfully accessing funding allocations. Keeping Kirkley in a pole business position costs a lot.

Why do we meet?

The monthly meetings are our chance to be updated on what’s going on in our business world, to plan our strategies and to agree on reactive and proactive moves. We have monitored a marked improvement in many aspects of Kirkley and are determined to keep the ‘onward & upward’ trend going. Like most associations we have elected officers for certain duties but we also rely on the skills and input of the whole team to make us successful.

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month - please check 'What's On' for further details.

What do we need?

YOU – new members with fresh ideas are very welcome. If you don’t feel like committing to the unknown you are welcome to just come along to one of our meetings as a taster to see if Kirkley Business Association is right for you.

Annual membership is £30.00.

The KBA Constitution is available to download here.