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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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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.

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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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No Use Empty Initiative Loan Scheme

Friday, February 12, 2021

The following local councils participate in the above scheme: Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Folkestone & Hythe, Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells The property must have been empty for more than 6 months Loans are interest-free subject to conditions – please note if you do request funds for further projects additional charges will apply… View Article

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COVID-19 Bounce Back Loan Repayment Period Extended

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Government has announced changes to the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) available to small businesses in the UK that will give companies longer to repay what they have borrowed. Around 1.4 million small and medium-sized businesses have taken out a loan since they were introduced last year, amounting to around £45 billion of financial… View Article

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