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Medway has a diverse economy made up of more than 14,000 businesses. Find out how choosing Medway could benefit your business.

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We aim to deliver projects that can make Medway an economic powerhouse. Find out how we aim to meet business needs, deliver growth and increase connectivity.

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info Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support grants

If your business has been affected by government restrictions in place to manage COVID-19 you may be eligible for financial support.

To find out more, visit our business support grants page.

NHS Test and Trace app

Businesses must display an NHS Test and Trace QR poster at your entrance if your business type is on this list. Failure to do so could result in a prosecution or a fixed penalty fine.

Register, download and display your venue check-in QR code poster. The poster enables your visitors and customers to check in to your venue by scanning the QR code using the NHS app. The app helps the NHS to trace individuals who may have COVID-19.
Create your own venue QR code and check-in posters

Please encourage your colleagues to download the app. The new app allows people to report symptoms and order a COVID-19 test.

Customers who cannot scan the QR code

If anyone does not scan the QR code you must take their details which should include:

  • name of each customer
  • contact phone number or email address
  • date of visit
  • arrival time and, where possible, departure time or estimated departure time
  • name of the assigned staff member: if a customer will interact with only one member of staff (for example, a hairdresser)

This information must be stored for 21 days and shared with NHS Test and Trace, if required.

Relevant businesses must refuse entry to customers who refuse to scan or log their details.

Support NHS Test and Trace to prevent more infections

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away. By working together we can help prevent more cases and protect our Medway communities.

Check for further details on how to support Test and Trace on your premises.

info Help with demand for personal protective equipment

As you may be aware, there is a potential shortage of protective gowns within the NHS.

You can help if you're a local textile or clothing manufacturer and have the capacity to help fulfil the demand.

If you know of any business which might be able to adapt their business and help with the creation of protective gowns, please ask them to email us directly at

How we can help

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

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Medway's regeneration

Our regeneration programme is helping us to transform Medway into a stunning waterfront university city and will lead to growth for all our residents and businesses.

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Our success stories

Read our testimonials to find out how doing business in Medway has helped business owners, investors and shareholders get the right advice and information to meet their business needs.

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Paul Jackson OBE

"We have access to fabulous talent through local universities...It's just the most incredibly connected place." 

- Dovetail Games


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Alex Auger
Managing Director

“We've had grant funding and worked with local agencies to develop our skillset. We've been really well supported.“ 

- Juice Executive


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Simon Cook
Principal and Chief Executive

"The development of skills is supported by employers who, working with us, are creating some amazing opportunities." 

- MidKent College

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