Breakfast Club Networking 

Department_for_Work_and_PensionsOur guest speaker this week is Sonja Gardner from the Department of Work and Pensions.

Sonja Gardner is the External Employment Lead for DWP Plus in Newhaven. Sonja works with customers with disabilities and health conditions to support them in finding work experience and work with local Employers. She also works alongside them to help them gain work experience. It’s a role supporting both the customer and employer to find each other and both gain from this service.

Sonja is also involved in promoting Disability Confidence.

Why become Disability Confident?
Being Disability Confident is an opportunity for employers to lead the way in their community and to discover skills and talents they can’t do without. It can help all your people fulfil their potential and contribute fully to your team’s success.

Benefits to your business include:
•Enabling you to draw from the widest possible pool of talent
•Helping you secure high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working
•Improving your reputation by demonstrating your commitment to fair employment practices

There are more details on DC at Disability Confidence


Breakfast Club
Guests and visitors can come and network with our regular Chamber members, you’ll be made very welcome!


  • to promote members businesses through regular networking meetings
  • to generate business referrals for member businesses
  • to learn about other member businesses
  • to develop relationships with members to build goodwill and trust
  • to increase awareness and membership of the Chamber
When and where

Every Wednesday 7.00am – 8.30am

Woody’s Bar & Grill / Peacehaven Golf Club
Brighton Road

Telephone: 01273 515566

What is involved?

The members arrive at around 7am, meet for a chat and have tea or coffee, at 7:30am when everyone is seated and breakfast is served. Everyone is given the opportunity to give a 60 second presentation to the group about their business. Each week one chamber member is given the opportunity to give a fuller 10 minute presentation if they wish.


Breakfast club members pay £41.17 per month (equivalent to £9.50 per breakfast) by standing order.

Guests are very welcome and can pay on the day £9.50 per breakfast for a maximum of 3 visits, thereafter breakfast is £12.00.
Non-breakfast club chamber members £12.00 per breakfast.
We’d love to welcome you to our weekly breakfast networking, why not give it a try, you’ll be in good company!