Innovation centre

A brand new hub for Med-Tech, Life Science and Healthcare.

Focused on start-ups and developing Med-Tech, Life Science and Healthcare businesses, with a desire to provide the very vest environment to motivate their employees, impress their clients and drive their future. 

Maidstone Innovation Centre offers the unique opportunity to locate to one of the country’s most prestigious Academic Health Science Network environments – Kent Medical Campus. Our state-of-the-art building provides inspirational surroundings as well as flexible accommodation to suit your exact requirements, with room for growth.

Located in the North Kent Enterprise Zone and situated just 1 minute from Junction 7 of the M20 and 6 minutes from Maidstone town centre, this is an ideal place to do business.
  • High-quality inspiring environment
  • Central Kent location
  • Unique business support
  • Flexible office solutions.
Maidstone Innovation Centre is part funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. It is expected to support over 270 jobs and create £120m added GVA over the first 10 years

The Business Terrace is Maidstone Borough Council’s Growth Accelerator, providing a new generation of flexible workspace 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!

Since its launch in 2015, The Business Terrace has expanded three times, creating more than 7,000ft² of additional office space. A hotbed of business activity, The Business Terrace has hosted three of Kent’s “Top 30 under 30” entrepreneurs and more than 100 other innovative businesses in a variety of sectors. To date we’ve helped more than 600 people to start and grow their businesses.


Located in the heart of Maidstone, opposite King Street surface level car park next to the Bus Station (with Park & Ride) and The Mall Shopping Centre. The Business Terrace is ideally situated for businesses serving local, regional, national and even international markets.


A key part of the scheme is the extensive free support available from business advisors. Support is open to all, from sole traders, to companies establishing multi-million pound investments.  The support offer is unlimited and no business is turned away after any length of time or number of hours supported. 

With onsite advisers five days a week and affordable workplace packages, The Business Terrace has been stimulating entrepreneurship in Maidstone since it launched in 2015. 

The Kent Business Portal


This portal allows the sharing of information about existing contracts and forthcoming tendering opportunities across councils in the Kent area.

  • Register free to receive email notifications of opportunities
  • Click on Opportunities to view current contract opportunities advertised by the participating authorities
  • Click on Contract Store to view the contacts currently let by the participating authorities
  • Click on User Guides for instructions on using the system and frequently asked questions