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


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.


Peter Murphy: Peter joined the Let's Do Business Group in 2013. Having worked for an accounting firm, he has hands on experience of helping small businesses as well as the issues facing those thinking of becoming self-employed. 

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.


Chris Gaze: Chris is ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) qualified and has worked in accounting practices of varying sizes for over 13 years on a variety of accounting, auditing and tax assignments for many different industries. He currently works for RIFT Accounting which has a passion for helping businesses start on a sound financial footing.

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.

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


Paul Barron and Liam Behn:  Paul is Director and Liam 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.