Entries by Ben Barton

Kent and Medway Business Fund opening to new pre-applications

The Kent and Medway Business Fund (KMBF) will be opening to new pre-applications from the 1 September 2018. KMBF is financed by recycled loan repayments from the former Regional Growth Fund schemes (Expansion East Kent, Tiger and Escalate) and aims to offer funding to businesses across Kent and Medway. The scheme primarily offers 0% loans between […]

The South East Pass

Visit Kent is delighted to introduce you to the South East Pass – a promotional pass that will enable visitors and residents to save money across many different family attractions, shops, restaurants (including hotel restaurants) and cinemas across the South East. The pass is designed to encourage people to explore neighbouring counties and towns, drive visitor spend and domestic overnight […]

In-tents business opportunity at Reculver

A high quality camp site could be on its way to Reculver Country Park, as the city council kicks off the search for potential operators. Proposals are welcomed from experienced individuals or companies for a seasonal tent or glamping site that is suitable to the surroundings of the country park and Reculver Towers, which is […]

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Overcoming Barriers to Growth

Building your own business is about more than just survival. You need tools and training just to get by out there, but you’re not here just to struggle from day to day. You got into this to plant your flag, make your mark and create something wonderful. That means committing yourself to growth – and […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]