Local Rural Business Support

Maidstone’s Economic Development Department publish a monthly newsletter with useful information about forthcoming grants, opportunities, contacts and business workshops. You can sign up for this by registering your business here

Currently they are reviewing business support for the rural areas and are keen to learn what rural businesses require.

The Business Terrace’, is also Maidstone Borough Council’s Growth Accelerator in town.  It provides a new generation of flexible workspace to help businesses to start, grow and thrive. On site, they also have a Business Advisor who is around 3 days a week offering free business advice and guidance to all Kent businesses. There are also free seminars and workshops.  MBC would like to be able to offer a similar service to the rural businesses, who don’t currently benefit from The Business Terrace in town. If you are the owner of a business or you know of any particular businesses or who would benefit from additional support or would be keen to share some ideas on how we can make this work for them, please contact Patrik Garten, the MBC Councillor for North Downs Ward (Conservative) .  The Business Team can visit you or arrange a phone call – whatever works best for your business!

Email:   patrikgarten@maidstone.gov.uk