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Making sure your voice is heard

Thames Gateway Kent Partnership has a strategic role to play in championing the interests of businesses in North Kent. This includes:

Promoting North Kent through various media to highlight its opportunities and potential for business investment and employment growth;

Maintaining and updating evidence about the performance of the North Kent economy, to inform policy and strategy decisions not just in North Kent but at a national and regional level, including decisions on priorities for national and European funding streams;

Bidding for external funding, (such as the TIGER Programme under the Regional Growth Fund), to support business growth and job creation;

Improving understanding of North Kent’s business sectors, and particularly those that have most potential to grow and generate greater prosperity;

Co-ordinating North Kent-wide initiatives to strengthen local business support services;

Making sure that business perspectives are heard by national and local Government and Agencies – for example through the Ministerial-level Thames Gateway Strategic Group – particularly on issues affecting business growth and regeneration in North Kent, and in the search for solutions.

We want to make sure we keep closely in touch with business concerns and add value to the front-line work done by partners in supporting local businesses. We are keen to hear from businesses on any issues affecting the business environment in North Kent, as well as any good news stories about successes to celebrate.  Please contact us on info@thamesgateway-Kent.org.uk, or telephone 01634 338148.

Last updated: 26/03/2015