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The Kent and Medway Growth Hub forms part of the South East Business Hub, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s overarching business support programme, which also supports local hubs in East Sussex and Essex, Southend and Thurrock. We help new and existing businesses find the most suitable type of business support available in their area.

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Our local Team of Business Support Navigators can help you identify relevant programmes; initiatives or funding schemes currently on offer across Kent & Medway and can help you access them.


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Whether it’s about starting out, hiring staff or ways to take your business to the next level, we can help. Get in touch today.

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'Ask Phil'

In need of support or guidance for your business? We know just the man with the answer, if not the plan.

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In need of business advice or support, we’re just a phone call away. Our office opening hours are 9:00 am to 18:00 pm Monday to Friday.

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Can’t decide on the right location? Need help finessing your business plan? Deciding on making that next investment? Baffled by HR and recruitment and the vagaries of tax? Not a problem. Whatever the issue, we can point you in the right direction. Get in touch today.

Latest News

Maidstone Borough Council Have Opened The Applications For The Additional Restrictions Grant Round 4 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Under the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), local authorities can develop discretionary grant schemes to help those businesses which are severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19 but do not meet the eligibility criteria applicable to the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) or one-off grant funding under the Restart… View Article

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£20 Million SME Brexit Support Fund Opens for Applications

Monday, March 22, 2021

Smaller businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund enables traders to access practical support, including training for new customs, rules of origin and VAT processes. Katherine Green and Sophie Dean, Directors General, Borders… View Article

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Innovate UK Smart Grants January 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Competition opens: Thursday 21 January 2021 Competition closes: Wednesday 26 May 2021 11:00 am Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business-focused. Applications can come… View Article

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