Businesses in Kent could benefit from up to twelve hours of free consultancy from business advisors and industry experts as part of Locate in Kent’s new Future Forward business recovery support service.
The scheme is designed to support Kent and Medway based SMEs (all businesses who employ fewer than 250 members of staff are eligible) as they try to plan for the future in today’s uncertain climate. Businesses who sign up will receive an initial one-hour consultation which will allow Locate in Kent to assess their needs and provide them with the tailored support they need.
These businesses will be advised on areas of specific importance to Covid-19, such as the importance of digital systems and the practicalities around flexible working, as well as areas of opportunity for business growth, skills, training and financial planning.
Gavin Cleary, CEO Locate in Kent, said: “As the Cebr report illustrates, it is vital now that businesses have access to the right advice and guidance as Kent and Medway’s economy begins to bounce back from lockdown.
“Future Forward is part of a suite of support that Locate in Kent will be leading on over the coming months, as we help organisations to overcome any challenges they now face and ensure that the Kent and Medway business community comes back stronger. For many businesses that includes learning the lessons from lockdown, including the recognition that business resilience, skills development and digitisation can provide the building blocks for long term success.
“To help deliver the Future Forward programme, we are thrilled to be working alongside Kreston Reeves and Wilkins Kennedy, as well as other specialist business advisors, who will help us to provide the vital support to many businesses across the county.”
If you are a business based in Kent or Medway, you can find out ore about the Future Forward service here: www.locateinkent.com/future-forward