Entries by Ben Barton


Pre Applications Open – Innovation Investment Loan Fund (i3)

The Innovation Investment Loan (i3) is supported by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund. The scheme primarily offers 0% loans between £250,000 and £999,999 to small and medium sized businesses with the potential for high growth, ability to create new jobs and demonstrate innovation within their sector/business. Businesses from the Ashford, Canterbury, […]


KEEP+ Capital Grants & Revenue Funding for 3rd Party Consultancy Services

KEEP+ Capital Grants, Consultancy and Innovation Internships In addition to providing funding for SMEs to collaborate with academic institutions, also on offer are stand-alone grants for equipment purchases, consultancy costs and internship placements. Offer: KEEPs (Knowledge Exchange and Embed Partnerships) (shorter – Knowledge Transfer Partnerships) KEEP R & I Collaboration Innovation Internships 50% match-funded Capital […]

Can Instagram take your business to the next level?

Visual expression – Instagram, being a photography app will benefit some businesses more than others. If you know you can show off your business visually, then you are missing out by not being on Instagram. When you upload a photo to Instagram it can be seen by millions using hashtags, which is something I will […]


Local volunteer aims to increase support & awareness of dementia in Herne Bay

A campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia has got the support of a Herne Bay volunteer whose aim is to make Herne Bay a Dementia Friendly community. Alzheimer’s Society trained Dementia Friend Champion, Charlotte Parsons, a Paralegal at Girlings Solicitors, is running a free “Dementia Friends” Information Session on 24 […]

A chat with Sweet Sol, the sweet-shop with a difference

A Kent business is celebrating sweet success after picking up the Creative and Digital award at the Kent Business Awards. Sweet Sol, a confectionary shop in Herne Bay, has found success after joining two businesses together to combine a sweet-shop with an audio experience. KMTV were joined by co-owners Kris Searle and Chris Welsh to […]

The Kings Summit Business Conference

There is a Law of Success. It’s NOT a secret. It’s a proven formula that has been handed down through the ages from the wisest people to have ever lived from the wisest source of all. Many of the world’s most successful people know this Law – it has thirteen interdependent principles – when applied […]

Celebrating the success of great local businesses

Thursday 29th March saw more than 180 business people attend the Canterbury Business Awards at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence. The awards reward and celebrate businesses in a number of different award categories and are run by Best Business Events with their partners the IoD, fsb, Canterbury Index Magazine and Heart with the support of […]

Hive – Co-Working at The Umbrella Centre

A new co-working space, located on the lower ground floor of The Umbrella Centre on Oxford Street, will offer the community of Whitstable the opportunity to work in a shared space and a number of benefits: A flexible and affordable workspace outside of home. The opportunity to work as part of a collective if you […]