Renovation in Innovation at The Business Terrace

17 Nov 2017


This autumn brings exciting transitions for Business in Maidstone with the renovation of unoccupied spaces in the heart of Maidstone into dynamic, inspiring and highly supportive innovation work hubs. We didn’t mean the transition from summer into winter!

The Business Terrace in Maidstone officially celebrated their second anniversary in July this year, with a fantastic event reminiscing through memories, achievements and the journeys of almost 500 businesses who have received face to face advice and workshops for free. The inspirational, entrepreneurial community has been called ‘home’ by over 40 unique & innovative businesses from all backgrounds and age groups, which includes three of Kent's "Top 30 under 30" entrepreneurs and a successful Dragon's Den funded enterprise.

Alison Broom, Chief Executive of Maidstone Borough Council, said: “Starting new enterprises needs vision and making them a success needs energy and hard work – and so we are delighted that the Council’s investment in the Maidstone Business Terrace, our business incubator, has enabled so many start-up ventures to thrive and grow over the last two years. We are taking our next step, working with our partner Capital and Regional, to expand the facilities available to accommodate and support enterprises that are making their next steps too – growing their turnover and employing more people. It’s great to see how this innovative collaboration is going from strength to strength creating employment and economic opportunities in the Business Capital of Kent.”

Maidstone Borough Council in partnership with The Mall owners Capital & Regional got the wheels in motion renovating unoccupied spaces above The Mall Shopping Centre. Completed recently, the expansion doubles The Business Terrace’s current capacity of 50 to 100 providing space for an additional 50 desks to support the growth of current Business Terrace users and attract more entrepreneurs and business start-ups to call Maidstone Business Terrace their official home. It marks the transition between The Business Terrace being a 'Business Incubator' to 'Growth Accelerator.'

A recent Hot Desk occupant moving into a newly vacant office aged just 17 boasts ‘The Business Terrace is a very impressive facility with support from a number of advisors and fellow tenants, which played a role in my business recently receiving a much-needed investment in order to expand internationally. It is fantastic that The Business Terrace is expanding, making it easier for businesses to start and grow in one place in the heart of Maidstone’. Jonathan Wood, Future Travel.

With flexible hot-desk memberships & offices from just £250+VAT per month which includes all utilities. If you’re looking for an inspirational, entrepreneurial community to call home for your business start-up or innovative venture look no further than Maidstone’s new generation of work space.

If you’d like to have an informal discussion or enquire about The Business Terrace’s vacant Hot Desks and Offices please contact the Business in Maidstone team on 01622 239300 or email getstarted@maidstone.gov.uk. Alternatively pop along to The Business Terrace and say hello!

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