Free business growth programme for Kent businesses

In normal times small businesses across Kent and Medway would be powering the county’s economy. As lockdown restrictions ease many will be questioning how to get back to the success and growth they were building – or planning for – before the coronavirus outbreak.  

Future Forward, our free business growth programme, will guide local business owners, directors or managers through the challenges they are now facing. Our mission is to help Kent and Medway SMEs to come back stronger and take their business to the next stage.

It may be that you are a company needing advice on becoming more digitally focused, including skills and training. There may be new opportunities that your business wants to pursue, setting out on a path to future growth and expansion, or you are looking for some advice on funding schemes available to you.  

Locate in Kent’s advisors are here to support businesses with all of this. Whatever your goals, our expert team will provide impartial business advice depending on your requirements and detail the steps you need to take to achieve your business objectives.

“To help deliver the Future Forward programme, we are thrilled to be working alongside Kreston Reeves and Azets, as well as other specialist business advisors, who will help us to provide the vital support to many businesses across the county.”

Gavin Cleary, CEO, Locate in Kent

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    Future Forward – Business support with the future in mind

    What does the business growth programme offer?

    Our new Future Forward business growth programme offers Kent and Medway SMEs 12 hours of free consultancy time, delivered by our team of business advisors. Our business mentors have the experience and the expertise to guide your business to recovery.

    Our fully funded support service begins with a one-hour consultation. Our advisors use this session to ask questions about your current business situation and your specific business requirements. This will help us to fully understand what you are looking to achieve, so we can give the advice that is right for your business.

    Which businesses are eligible for the programme?

    This programme is for small and medium sized enterprises, employing less than 250 people, based in Kent and Medway.

    What guidance will Locate in Kent provide?

    Our Future Forward business support will help owners and directors plan for the future, with our advisors providing the guidance and tailored strategies you need to rebuild and grow your business success.

    This includes taking you through a process to support you with all aspects of writing an achievable business plan, as well as managing operations.

    We have included some detail on the specific subjects we will explore in the below:

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    Introducing a free business growth support programme for Kent businesses

    Speak to one of our advisors now to find out how our service can help you

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    E-mail: [email protected]
    Direct: +44 (0)1732 520700

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