If you are a Kent business thinking of exporting or trading overseas, the first question you may be asking is “who can help me”? There are various organisations and programmes in Kent which can provide support and advice services to local firms wishing to do business abroad whether you are an experienced exporter or are completely new to international trade.
Can you support Kent businesses in international trade?
The KIB partners realise that there are a number of Kent businesses which have expertise and can provide support to other Kent companies in international trade. If you would like to upload a profile of your business please click below:
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Locate in Kent
Locate in Kent is Kent and Medway’s investment promotion agency, helping businesses to expand in or relocate to the area from the UK or overseas. We provide a free, professional and confidential service to make the move or expansion to the county as easy and seamless as possible.
Having already helped nearly 700 companies (188 - 26.7% from overseas) move to or expand in the county and created almost 26,000 new jobs, Locate in Kent provides an all inclusive advice package when it comes to business investment. We understand the complexities involved in relocating and expanding, especially from overseas, and provide a tailored service that simplifies each stage of the process. Locate in Kent provides location specific research, local knowledge, specialist contacts and access to a comprehensive commercial property search where you can find office, industrial and warehouse business property in every part of Kent and Medway. It also has a number of local partners experienced in assisting overseas companies with legal advice, translation and cultural support in their own language.
- +44 (0)1732 520700
Medway Council is committed to ensuring that the area benefits from the right economic conditions to support inward investment, new business formation and business growth.
The Council has a ‘Partners For Growth’ Start-up Scheme and an Interest Free Loan Scheme, both of which offer a package of funding and business advice. The council recently opened an Innovation Centre in Medway, providing state-of-the-art facilities for young and established technology companies. The centre helps to foster business clusters and encourages peer support, which are proven strong factors for business development and growth. The council has a long and successful record of European project delivery and many of the projects support local businesses and offer funding and services designed to offer access to new markets. The projects provide positive and practical trade opportunities in the UK and across the Channel, aiming to encourage SME sustainability and to help businesses stand out in an increasingly competitive market.
- +44 (0)1634 331210/ 825318
University of Kent
The University of Kent was established in Canterbury in 1965 and has now become known as the UK’s European university, with campuses in Paris, Brussels as well as its Kent campuses at Medway and Tonbridge. It has nearly 20,000 students, of which approaching 17,000 are undergraduates and nearly 3,000 are postgraduates.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, the University was placed 24th out of 159 participating institutions in the UK for its world-leading research, while 97% of its academic staff work in schools or centres where the research is rated as either internationally or nationally excellent. The University’s strong European impact is reinforced by long-standing partnerships with more than 100 universities in mainland Europe and it is the only UK university to have specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels and Paris. It is a major educational, economic and cultural force in Canterbury, Medway and throughout the rest of Kent, supporting innovation & enterprise.
With world-class expertise and state-of-the art facilities, the University of Kent is perfectly positioned to provide innovative solutions for your organisation. Whatever your sector or location, our internationally renowned academics and subject specialists offer a wealth of expertise to develop innovative solutions and technologies to give your business a competitive edge. Whether you are looking for professional consultancy, higher-level skills development, IP development, collaborative search or highly skilled students, the University of Kent is here to help. Kent Innovation & Enterprise offers a range of services to help businesses including:
- Funding opportunities
- Training and professional development
- Student placements
- Student and graduate incubation and start-up
- +44 (0) 1227 827376