KCC’s Regional Growth Fund Manager Jacqui Ward has announced that businesses in Ashford can now benefit from Expansion East Kent loans to help turn their dreams into reality.
Expansion East Kent is aimed at a wide range of businesses including those in the manufacturing and service sectors. So far more than £20 million of interest free loans have been made available to companies in other parts of East Kent, but now the scheme has been extended to Ashford.
“I am pleased to announce that all companies across Kent now have the same opportunities to apply for the RGF loan scheme,” said Jacqui Ward, speaking at a B2B event held at the Ashford International Hotel. “Expansion East Kent welcomes Ashford to the scheme and looks forward to receiving and awarding loans to companies to create additional jobs.”
Expansion East Kent has developed a list of priority sectors based upon East Kent’s key strengths and growth prospects, these include: Scientific research and development; Manufacturing, especially in the development of the supply chain to support the renewable energy industry; Tourism and leisure businesses.
There will be an official launch for another new product on 23rd July at the Folkestone Academy which will be aimed at businesses wanting loans of up to £50 thousand.If you would like to attend this event to find out more and speak to people who have invested in Expansion East Kent loans, please register your attendance by visiting Kent.gov.uk/expansion.