There are a range of Business Support organisations in Kent and Medway, including the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses who can provide direct support and/or signposting to other providers as appropriate.
Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation which provides a full range of business support services, ranging from networking, international trade, business support to representation. Their aims are to build and support an environment that is conducive to business growth and enterprise.
With over 1,200 members, they have a growing reputation as one of the most proactive and successful Accredited Chambers in the South East. They hold in excess of 100 events per year, ranging from informal networking to business exhibitions, and offer a wide range of cost saving services, support and business development. They encourage the forging of strong links within the Kent Invicta Chamber business community to ensure an exchange of skills, best practice and enterprise, which will act to the benefit of all. Their accreditation with the British Chambers of Commerce is a testament to the high standard of services they offer their members.
The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce covers Kent & Medway, and monitors and responds to issues of specific local relevance. As a membership organisation, it is paramount that the Chamber remains close to its business community, therefore Committees have been set up in all the areas we cover, to draw on local strength and knowledge. This local representation ensures that we offer the required services, relevant events and the assurance that your interests will be represented by a voice that has influence.
Kent & Medway Growth Hub
The Kent and Medway Growth Hub forms part of the South East Business Hub, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s overarching business support programme, which also supports local hubs in East Sussex and Essex, Southend and Thurrock. It helps new and existing businesses find the most suitable type of business support available in their area.
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Kent & Medway Region
As experts in business, FSB offer its members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
Established over 40 years ago to help its members succeed in business, they are a non-profit making and non-party political organisation.
Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.