Business support

We aim to support businesses that want to grow, start out, or move to Medway by giving you the advice you need.

If you’re an existing or potential business owner you might want to find out about:

  • setting up your business
  • recruiting an apprentice
  • financing your business
  • finding a business premise
  • licensing your business

Find out what licences your business might need on GOV.UK

Support for growing businesses

Medway is a great place to start or grow a business, with growing employment spaces to suit all business types.

We can assist with:

  • free business planning advice
  • help to access funding
  • help finding the right business premises

 This includes our business development units and managed workspace at the Innovation Centre Medway, Innovation Studios Medway, Hopewell Drive and Pier Road.

You can join our mailing list to be invited to free business networking events, to get access to information and meet other people in business. To add your details to our mailing list, please email business.support@medway.gov.uk.

Inward Investment

We provide free-of-charge inward investment support to businesses relocating to Medway through our specialist partner agency, Locate in Kent.

The Medway Healthy Workplaces programme

The Medway Healthy Workplaces programme can work with you to promote a healthier workforce which has been proven to:

  • improve employee morale and engagement
  • reduce absenteeism
  • reduce staff turnover
  • improve staff productivity

We also accredit businesses to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, a national standard of best practice for health at work. Find out more or arrange a no obligation meeting by emailing healthimprovement@medway.gov.uk or calling 01634 334 307.