Free business recovery support 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 they were building – or planning for.  

Future Forward, our free business support service, will guide local businesses through the challenges they are now facing. Our mission is to help Kent and Medway SMEs to come back stronger.  

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 support scheme include?

Our new Future Forward business service provides Kent and Medway SMEs with 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 service will help you plan for the future, with our business 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:

Sign up for the 2021 Future Forward programme

Would you like to receive free business support through Locate in Kent’s Future Forward service? Complete the form below to register your interest. The programme is now full for 2020, one of our business advisors will be in touch early 2021 to arrange your first consultation for the next Future Forward session – which will be launching in January 2021 . We look to hearing from you.

    Introducing a free business recovery support service for Kent businesses

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

    Simon Ryan, Investment Director
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Direct: +44 (0)1732 520700

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