We want to highlight all the entrepreneurs who are making it in
East Kent, and the businesses that are using the Regional Growth
Fund to grow and create new jobs.
Tell us your business story, and check out our existing success
REGIONAL GROWTH FUND DIARY
Businesses are benefiting from East Kent’s share of the Regional
Growth Fund to scale and create new jobs. Read about the existing
success stories here, and contact Expansion East Kent if you think
you are eligible for an interest-free loan.
needs to be at the heart of East Kent’s economic recovery. So says
Sarah Cannon, director of Bumble Beez, a Thanet based start-up
which secured a loan of £30,000 from Expansion East Kent in
Bumble Beez plans to launch in February 2013, offering children
of all abilities access to a state-of-the art-family entertainment
center. “Currently there is no provision for disabled children in
the local area, so we really wanted to start a business that could
cater for all children”, Sarah says.
For Chalk Hill, a start-up
accountancy firm in Shepway, making savings holds the key to
With its £30,000 business loan from Expansion East Kent, Chalk
Hill is supporting local small businesses to scale and grow.
Sometimes thinking outside of the box is the key to job
creation. So says Esme Chilton, founder of Deal based start up
Creative Minds, which has successfully secured a £100,000 business
loan from Expansion East Kent.
Creative Minds aims to be a leading light in the nursery sector,
bringing a new approach to early years care and education.
Having received the largest slice of Expansion East Kent funding
to date, an interest-free loan of £1.1m, HV Wooding is thinking
The Regional Growth Fund is already making a big difference for
Canterbury business UK Mobile Bars, which provides a bar hire
service for weddings, parties and events across the South East.
Owner Paul Bishop successfully applied for a £32,500
interest-free loan from Expansion East Kent, for the business he
founded in 2009.