Discover the feature zones and how they can aid your business

For 2018, the six zones gave delegates the opportunity to explore key areas of interest whilst offering further information, guidance and inspiration for their businesses.

Low Carbon Kent Zone

Discover how low carbon goods and services can benefit your business

Through the Low Carbon Kent network, KCC sponsors this zone to host businesses offering green services and show how we can help reduce your costs and overheads as well as increase your reputation and competitiveness.

The low carbon sector is constantly innovating and changing and its estimated value to the Kent economy is believed to be around £1billion.

Come visit us in the centre of the zone to find out about grants up to £10,000 on offer through LoCASE, support if you wish to enter or work in the offshore wind sector and free support on offer for all SMEs.

Kent and Medway Growth Hub Zone

Your gateway to business growth

This exciting new service, the first of its kind in Kent, aims to cut through the jargon and the veritable minefield of information, to provide a clear and simple single point of contact for business support services and funding opportunities.

This free county-wide programme provides information about Funding, Regulation & Licensing, Business Support and Events information, as well as advice on how to start, run and grow your business.

Swale Means Business Zone

Swale is a great place to do business and this new zone is designed to maximise the potential for likeminded individuals to network and discover what’s on offer.

The zone will showcase a wide range of local businesses, including the products they make or the services they provide, and highlight how they are already benefiting from being based in the borough. 

With a number of recent and planned improvements to the local business environment, the zone will demonstrate how these are helping Swale businesses continue to grow and prosper plus the opportunities for investors. 

Are you aware of the free support services that Swale Means Business can offer every type and size of business? Whether you are an investor, owner of an existing business or simply have a great idea that you would like to develop, we can help so make sure you visit the Swale Means Business zone to discover what we can do for your business!  

Challenge Kent Zone

Are you ready to ‘Challenge Kent’?

Did you know that Kent Libraries can help you access prospecting data and business factsheets? Or that there is free support available for businesses looking to start or grow export sales? Were you aware that there is an organisation focused on promoting Kentish food and drink brands? Or that there is help for young entrepreneurs, organisations looking to access growth finance and businesses that want to support their staff health and wellbeing.

If you think you might be missing out, come to the Challenge Kent zone and test your skills and knowledge on a host of fun and engaging activities. As well gaining access to support and information to help your business thrive, you could win one of a host of prizes. 

Individual prizes include English wine, DVDs and sporting goods, but tackle all the challenges you could win tickets for the Call the Midwife Tour courtesy of Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Apprenticeship, Employability & Training Zone

Interested in taking on an apprentice? This zone will assist with recruiting the perfect candidate. Need advice on the new apprenticeship levy, the changes to apprenticeship funding, how to develop your own apprenticeship standard? Here you can gain impartial advice and guidance to help you understand all the changes.

Destination Kent Zone

Visit the Destination Kent Zone to discover some of the exciting venues and attractions that make the county so appealing for businesses and international visitors. Then find out how you can leverage these brilliant local assets to your advantage, including corporate event venues, hotels, local food & drink and much more.

2018 Highlights


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