Welcome to Maidstone The Business Capital of Kent
Coronavirus Business Support
We understand that this is a testing and challenging time and we are working to get the financial support available to you as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are also mindful that you may need additional guidance and help with some business advice.
Local Authority Discretionary Grant
The new Local Authority Discretionary Grant scheme opens today Monday 18 May, and businesses will have 21 days until Monday 8 June to apply.
The scheme is primarily aimed at helping those businesses not eligible for other forms of government support, such as small businesses operating in a shared workspace, bed and breakfast businesses that pay Council Tax and local charities that have their offices within the borough.
This is not a loan, it’s a one-off non-repayable government cash grant. For more info and to apply
A letter or email has been issued to all businesses who pay business rates and qualify for the grants with instructions on what to do to recieve the grant. Any business that belives they qualify and has not yet recieved any correspondence, please complete this form
A dedicated helpline is now available to all businesses on 03333 602 300.
There is also a live chat service available at the bottom right hand corner of this website.
From start-ups to scale-ups, SMEs to multinational corporations, Maidstone has everything your business needs to succeed:
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Maidstone Borough Council is here to support you start, locate and grow your business in Maidstone.
Help & Support
Maidstone Borough Council provides businesses with unlimited free business support via The Business Terrace.
Funding Business in Maidstone
The most suitable finance option for your business depends on many things. Find out what's best for you...
Home to some of Kent's most innovative new companies, The Business Terrace provides a new generation of flexible workspace for start-ups, home-based businesses and office based workers to help businesses to start, grow and thrive.
The Business Terrace brings together like-minded individuals who influence, inspire and energise one-another. The format facilitates dynamism, informal collaboration and networking, creating opportunities for fledgling firms to spread their wings and fly!
Located in central Maidstone, The Business Terrace is ideally situated for businesses serving local, regional, national and even international markets
New investors continue to be attracted to Maidstone.
Here we highlight the latest projects under way across the borough and
new major planning applications under consideration.