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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.

Latest News

KEI Launches Recovery Innovation Fund For Businesses

Monday, January 11, 2021

Kent’s Knowledge Exchange and Innovation (KEI) department has launched its Recovery Innovation Fund which aims to support businesses to innovate and grow following the Covid-19 pandemic, by facilitating knowledge exchange via academic collaborations. The Recovery Innovation Fund proposes to support small or medium-sized businesses with grants of up to £7,500 and the opportunity to engage… View Article

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Apply for the Gravesham Discretionary Grant Scheme (ARG)

Friday, December 11, 2020

If your business has fallen through the cracks of financial support, please look at the Gravesham discretionary grant scheme (ARG) which is providing £500 grants to any business severely impacted by the national restrictions between 05 Nov and 02 Dec, which can demonstrate ongoing fixed costs (non-salary) but does not occupy commercial premises! This might… View Article

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Extension To The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Get Ready to Claim From This Week

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) guidance is now available on GOV‌.UK. To check if you’re eligible and to get ready to claim from this week, go to GOV‌.UK and search ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’. You’ll be able to apply for CJRS online from tomorrow – Wednesday‌‌‌ ‌11‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ ‌November – for periods from 1 ‌November. You… View Article

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