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Business support and advice

Medway Council has a team of business support officers who can offer assistance and access to some great benefits that businesses can claim simply by being located in Medway.

Join the mailing list

Businesses that join the Economic Development team's mailing list are invited to free business networking events, have easy access to a wide range of information and meet like-minded people in the business world.

Business support

The Economic Development team has put together 10 practical initiatives that will help nurture Medway businesses. These include the benefits students can offer to your business, managed workspaces and information on Employ Medway, the council's advice and training centre.

Useful links

These links will help you settle, promote and grow your business within Medway. Much of this assistance is free of charge.

Kent and Medway Growth Hub

The Kent and Medway growth hub is designed to help new and existing businesses find the most suitable type of business support available in their area.

Better Business for All

Better Business For All (BBfA) has been designed to offer start up and existing businesses access to assured advice (usually free of charge) regarding all the statutory regulations that businesses need to consider.

Business information and research

The libraries' business information service has a range of paper-based and electronic services to help you with your business.

Business premises

Search for commercial property and Medway Council's managed workspaces.

Wind industry

Kent Wind Energy is the UK's first business directory dedicated to the offshore wind industry..

Business finance

Learn about the council's Partners for Growth interest-free loan scheme, as well as other funding initiatives available to businesses in the south-east.

Fair Trader Scheme

This is a Trading Standards initiative to improve business standards and customer confidence in member businesses - a positive move to improve how traders deal with consumers.

Free website address and assistance

Get British Businesses Online offers free .co.uk addresses and web publishing tools for small and medium-sized enterprises..

Medway Business Awards

Put your business in the spotlight and show off your achievements. The Medway Business Awards (www.medwaybusinessawards.co.uk) recognise the best enterprises in Medway, rewarding firms with trophies, certificates and cash.

Moving to Medway?

Find out about the free-of-charge inward investment support to businesses relocating to Medway through the council's specialist partner agency, Locate in Kent..

Skills training

Public sector job vacancies

Jobsgopublic shows current job vacancies within Medway Council and in the public sector nationwide.

Export Helpdesk

The Export Helpdesk is provided by the European Commission to facilitate market access in developing countries in the European Union.


For more information contact Economic Development and Social Regeneration by telephone: 01634 338215 or by email: business.support@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Economic Development and Social Regeneration, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR