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.

Other business advice services

Scheme Details


Closing date
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 2025
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.

Business Advice, Mentoring and Coaching - Kent and Medway Growth Hub

Provides several advice-based programmes, support and advice which can be filtered to specific business needs. Any business (varies). Varies.

Business Finance Finder - Kent and Medway Growth Hub

Sign up to receive direction on appropriate funding sources.

Must be an SME. No end date.

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To find out more about how Medway Council can help your business email businessandskills@medway.gov.uk.


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