Thinking of Starting a Business?
There are many things to think about when starting a new business, but there are many resources in Ashford to help you begin successfully.
Get expert advice and support
Kent County Council offers further information on funding, licensing, trading standards, public sector contracting, apprenticeships and low-carbon schemes.
Decide where you'll be based
Think about business grants and funding
There are many ways to access finance, and a range of loan and grant initiatives are available within the borough. Ensure you check back regularly for the latest information.
Consider licenses and legislation
You may need a licence to carry out certain activities, which may be issued by Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council, or other appropriate bodies.
Get involved with your local community
There are a number of websites and groups that can help connect you with your local area.
Love Ashford supports local businesses and business owners by promoting all of the best new, stories, offers and events you can find in Ashford’s town centre. If you would like to be involved, add your business to Love Ashford.
The Tenterden and District Chamber of Commerce provides networking opportunities for all in the town and surrounding villages.