- Folkestone Business Hub CIC – A Catalyst for Folkestone’s Small Business Growth
Folkestone Business Hub CIC – A Catalyst for Folkestone’s Small Business Growth
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The Folkestone Business Hub is a unique environment which nurtures the growth of budding entrepreneurs and established businesses and aims to be the catalyst for Folkestone’s small business growth.
Here at The Hub the focus is on assisting and supporting start-up businesses and individuals moving into self-employment by providing work spaces and mentoring that can make the difference between success and failure in the difficult early stages of development.
By creating a community ethos within The Hub, experienced business people can share their expertise and those at similar stages of business can pool ideas. We believe that progress will be made through collaboration and support.
In the hub we have five of the largest charities or CIC’s that directly focus on improving the quality of life of disadvantaged people in the form of 6 month courses.
The Kent Refugee Action Network work with more than 20 refugees a year, helping to improve their safety, sense of belonging, integration and employability skills. CXK, The Prince’s Trust, Magnate Generation and Links2Work are 3 separate organizations that focus on employability mentoring training, all working on different aspects or targeting different groups from within the disadvantaged demographic. Between them, more than 65 people a year are directly helped through their courses. The Purple Octopus Project is a free counselling service for young people, helping more than 30 people per year.
We also have a number of independent businesses such as Strickland Accountancy, Indecent Exposure (Tattoo Studio), Whisper Media (Web Designers), Royal British Legion Industries, Additions Finance, Studio Adore (Fitness Studio), Lashed (Eye Lashes), TD Sports Massage, Candiloons (American Sweets) and Stephanie Johnson Counseling.
We would love you to join the Folkestone Business Hub and collaborate with the other businesses within the hub!