We’ve created a platform that supports and helps local businesses to grow.  

The council has developed a business advice network that offers impartial business advice to companies of all sizes and sectors.  

The business advice is supported by Medway Council and can help guide local businesses to find solutions best suited to their own needs.  

Medway’s business advice offer 

Medway has a thriving business environment. It's home to a range of businesses that drive local employment and generate economic activity.  

We believe in offering the right infrastructure to support businesses and can advise about business creation and generating sustainable growth. 

Medway Council provides resources for businesses including:

Find out more about business support schemes offered.

You can also get advice about setting up your business and licensing your business from GOV.UK.

Medway business support

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Free business support from Medway Council

Medway Council in partnership with Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce have launched business support programmes aimed at supporting businesses to establish, grow and thrive after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Digital High Street - supporting new and established high street businesses to take advantage of digitalisation, helping them to get a digital presence using Google Business, online directories and social media.


Growth Entrepreneur - ambitious, committed entrepreneurs can apply for this tailored support programme. To be eligible, you must be prepared to raise at least £25,000 of capital, be looking to employ staff within the first 6 months and have been trading for no more than one year. You will receive support from a dedicated adviser, networking opportunities and peer to peer support.


Scale Up Medway (12 month programme) - intensive high growth one to one coaching programme for businesses that have been trading for at least 5 years and are ready to take the next step. You will work with an experienced professional to implement your growth plan, achieving outcomes in at least one of the following areas:

  • revenue growth
  • increased employment
  • new products and services
  • capital investment.

You will be part of an exclusive peer network and have access to experts and connections.

Contact information

Email: business@kentandmedwaygrowthhub.org.uk
Phone: 03333 602 300

Can be

A business from any sector. 

March 2024

Other business advice services

Scheme Details


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Kent and Medway Growth Hub Business Support

A programme provided by Kent and Medway Growth Hub. It offers general business advice to any age or type of business

Contact information

Email: business@kentandmedwaygrowthhub.org.uk
Website: www.kentandmedwaygrowthhub.org.uk

Can be

A business from any sector or business type.

March 2024
Business Support and Mentoring (18 to 30 years)

A programme provided by The Kent Foundation. Their programme offers free business mentoring and support for young entrepreneurs and business owners in Kent and Medway.

Contact information

Email: hello@kentfoundation.org
Phone: 03303 000 012

For the eligibility criteria, visit the Kent Foundation website. July 2025
Prince's Trust support for 18 to 30-year-olds starting a business

A programme provided by The Prince's Trust with start-up support and mentoring for young people aged 18 to 30 years. 

Contact information

Phone: 0800 842 842


For the eligibility criteria, visit The Princes Trust website. July 2027
Low Carbon Services

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (KICC) has worked with more than 250 small to medium enterprises (SMEs) across Kent and Medway to develop an affordable, accessible and tailored Net Zero Audit.

£575 + VAT for members (£675 + VAT for non-members).

Contact information

Email: info@kentinvictachamber.co.uk
Phone: 01233 503 838

For more information, visit the KICC website.

No end date.

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