Our Business Advisors

Our free onsite advisors have helped hundreds of people like you

Maybe you just have an idea, or maybe you've already started? Whatever stage you are at our advisors are here for you!


Speak to Phil 9-5 Monday to Friday via the MiVentures business advice app on the right of the screen, provided by Kent & Medway Growth Hub


Leon Banks: Leon is a Business Coach for Pro-actions Group and has over 30 years experience and is available for advising on business plans growth plans and general queries.


Phil Pocock: Phil joined Let's Do Business Group in September 2015 having previously worked for NatWest, spending many years working with the bank's SME clients. Phil joined the team as a Business Manager and helps to assess loan applications and provides advice and guidance to applicants.


Chris & Liz Willmott: Directors of Pentascape and former Business Terrace tenants provide free advice to start-ups on the first and third Wednesday of the month on website design and development.

Hayley Kingsnorth: A senior manager at MHA MacIntyre Hudson will be at The Business Terrace Wednesday afternoons to provide accountancy, tax, finance and outsourcing queries.

Ed Baker: From We Are First Point, able to provide marketing consultations free of charge.

Ben Gallafant: Ben joined Maidstone's longest established legal firm - Gullands Solicitors - in August 2014 as a paralegal. Since then Ben has spent the majority of his time dealing with commercial property transactions, but he has also gained experience in corporate governance matters, charity law and commercial disputes.

  • Ed and Ben can bee seen at other times by arrangement.


Liam Behn & Stuart Tanton: Liam is the Communications expert of The Kent Foundation, which offers a range of service to engage, inspire, develop and support young people (up to 30 years) to start up and grow a business. 

Andrew Craddock: Director of Commercial Finance Solutions UK and member of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers can be seen for free by appointment to explore opportunities for funding over £100,000.

To speak with one of our advisors either pop into The Business Terrace between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday or call them directly on 01622 239300.