Business Support in Swale

Welcome to information about the Business Support available in Swale.

Funded Business Support

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Chamber Business Assist

PAYG 1:1 Business Advice
If you’re ineligible for funded support you can still book a 1:1 appointment with a qualified Business Adviser. Complete the booking form and an Adviser will contact you by phone within 24hrs to help you with your enquiry and arrange an appointment. We can offer an extensive range of support, funding advice and guidance on how to make the most of your business. Book now…….
Business Mentoring
Our subsidised mentoring service provides you access to a Business Adviser under a monthly retainer agreement. The service is designed to help you develop new ideas, bring about changes in your business and you keep on track. You will receive a minimum of two hours support each month which will include;

  • Face to face meetings, telephone and email support
  • Information and help accessing the latest government initiatives, loans and grants
  • Introductions to new contacts, suppliers and experts
  • Strategic advice, information and guidance from a range of sources and much more….

Our qualified and approachable Business Advisers have years of personal experience in running their own business and will draw on their knowledge as well as the Chamber’s global network to navigate you through the world of trade and commerce at your pace and on your timetable. 10% discount for Members. Tell me more…

Project Delivery
Our project services provide “task & finish” support to businesses of all sizes when and where they need it. We have a strong track record in targeted intervention and have worked with pre-start businesses and large established corporations. Previous projects have included;

  • Grant funding applications and investment readiness
  • Business plan writing and strategic development
  • Product/service commercialisation
  • Business improvement reviews
  • Internationalisation and new market entry

An initial free consultation is arranged to scope the nature, extent and desired outcomes of the project before a quotation is provided. To find out more about this service and to see if we can help you contact us using the link. Tell me more…

Specialist Support
Using the Chamber’s extensive network this service helps you source and connect with trusted pre-qualified Suppliers that have the knowledge and expertise you need. Acting as a broker the Chamber will vet and recommend specialists that have demonstrated high levels of competency in their field and have provided positive customer testimonials. Tap in to Kent’s leading business network and harness the local power. Tell me more…

Procurement Opportunities

If you need help in applying for any of these contracts, we have dedicated Procurement Advisers that can help. Tell me more…

Kent Business Portal This portal allows the sharing of information about existing contracts and forthcoming tendering opportunities across councils in the Kent area.
Medway Council Medway Council spends £230million each year on the procurement of works, supplies and services, in order to fulfil its responsibility to the community as well as providing companies with a wide range of commercial opportunities. This represents about 10 per cent of the local economy.
Contracts Finder Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies
University of Kent This online portal provides access and updates on the latest opportunities for contracts with the University
NHS Procurement This e-Tendering service provides a simple secure and efficient means for managing tendering activity and contract negotiations with suppliers online. It helps buyers and suppliers reduce the time, effort and costs involved in the purchasing lifecycle
Crown Commercial Services The centralised commercial and procurement service for Government and the UK public sector