Instigated by Newtown Councillors Avtar Sandhu MBE and Michael Street, Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has launched the first ever business club in Dartford. The club was set up to bring local business owners together to help them voice any concerns and worries that they may have to one of the local MP’s.

The first meeting was held in Foresters Public House in Dartford to help revitalise the pub and hospitality industry in the area. The event was attended by around 20 different businesses on the 3rd of February 2012 and Cllr Sandhu and Cllr Street both stated that they understand how much of a role local businesses play in the development of the area and took pleasure in connecting the local businesses with the local communities.