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Support for business

The Swale Means Business website, is aimed to help those looking to start, expand or relocate their business to the borough. There is also information on the website for those interested in investing in Swale.

In addition, if you need a base from which to carry out your business, the borough has a range of commercial land and property available, from retail to industrial and office space. If you need new space, see our property register.

Whether you are looking for funding to get your business idea off the ground or if you need to expand your workforce, our funding page may be able to help.

And if you want your business to be kept in the loop about what’s going on in the area, sign up for our Business E-Bulletin today.

Business Support Programme

Working in partnership with Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (KICC), Swale is now able to provide a FREE business support programme to new and existing businesses in the borough.

Providing the programme for two years, we are hoping to encourage, support and enable local businesses and to help boost the local economy.

Whether you are a new or existing business, or if you haven’t yet taken the plunge but are thinking of going into business for yourself, the programme has the flexibility and the knowledge base to assist.

The Business Support programme comprises four parts:

If you are interested in taking part in this FREE programme, please contact the KICC on 01795 379012.

Swale E-Bulletin - keeping commerce connected

With our monthly E-Bulletin, we aim to keep local businesses in the loop when it comes to discussing aspirations for and opportunities within the borough. Packed with insightful information and covering issues relevant to Swale commerce including funding, events, training and employment, we hope that it becomes a staple means to keep communication flowing between the council and the business community.

To sign up today or to let us know of an event that will help Swale businesses, please call us on 01795 417194 or email us.

Business funding

There are many potential sources for funding your business idea within the Borough.

Swale Economy and Regeneration Partnership (SERP)

Is a partnership between local businesses and voluntary and public sector organisations.

Commercial Property Register

Search for Industrial and Commercial leasehold and freehold land and property available in the borough.

Business plan guidance

Information to support and enable organisations to submit proposals in the correct format.
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