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Home to three of Kent’s “Top 30 under 30” entrepreneurs along with 20 other innovative start-ups from all backgrounds and age groups, The Business Terrace in Maidstone provides a dynamic, inspiring and highly supportive environment where you can chat, connect and collaborate with like-minded people.

LIKE minds attract – and that’s the case at The Business Terrace in Maidstone.

Fast earning itself a reputation as the Enterprise HUB, it offers a flexible, affordable place to start out and grow.

Two fledgling companies that have made the Borough Council’s ‘incubator for new business’ their base is husband-and-wife team Karl and Rohini Emanuelsson; both gave up work in London, in banking and management consultancy, to start out on their own in Maidstone.

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The choice of office space or desk-space, high speed internet connection, and free on- tap business advice is proving a winning combination for those looking to take the leap into business, attracting tenants from as far afield as Tunbridge Wells and Ashford.

Twenty-year-old Josh Bates, from Leybourne, first took a desk at The Business Terrace last September – taking his home business to the next level. He says: “I’ve found something I love doing and work hard at it and I found working at home quite isolating, but here I can bounce around ideas.”

Rohini – a former Invicta student - has now swapped her two-hour commute for a 20 minute walk along the river to the Terrace. She said: “We were going to build an office in our garden, we now have a great space to work and meet likeminded people.”

Since moving in they have made the most of the opportunity to network and are preparing to launch a new business consultancy platform, providing “an alternative to the giants of consultancy”. Fellow Terrace tenant 18-year-old award winning entrepreneur Ben Towers, has agreed to be the company’s CEO.

Karl said: “The Terrace has allowed us to discuss our ideas and take advice and while we had a concept when we came here, the whole environment here has allowed us to think big.”

He moved his online animation business into one of the Terrace’s offices in November last year and is advertising for his first member of staff, a concept many moons away from his time as an IT student at Mid Kent College in Maidstone. His first commission earned him £40 and now he lists Argos, Dell and Barclays among his clients.

All at the Terrace are unanimous in the belief that if you have a business idea: “just go ahead and do it” – and where better than at The Terrace.

Josh said: “Moving here was a no-brainer compared to making the break from my home office into an empty office space. The collaborative and community based aspect of The Business Terrace would definitely keep me in Maidstone. There are good links to London, but my business is online, so I can work anywhere, and with the work being done here, I think Maidstone will be seen more and more as a great location for business.”

£70 board room (half day) £6 meeting room ( per hour) £12 per desk (per day)

• Flexible office accommodation • Modern workspace • Unlimited fast internet included in affordable hot-desking tariffs • Private meeting room for up to six • 40-seat seminar room with ceiling mounted projector • FREE onsite business support events & mentoring • Direct link to the Government’s Start-up Loans Company

Drop in between 9am and 4.30pm Monday – Friday to look around and see what The Business Terrace can offer you and your business.

King Street, Maidstone ME15 6JQ

T: 01622 239300 E: W: @BizInMaidstone

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