Welcome to the home page of the Thames Gateway Kent Partnership.
Our vision is to make Thames Gateway Kent the place to be - to live, work, study, invest and enjoy your leisure. Our role is to help create the conditions to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity. You can find out more about our partnership, activities and the Thames Gateway Kent area in the pages below.
In the news:
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership publishes its draft local growth deal "Innovation Driving Prosperity"
On 19th December 2013 the South East LEP made its preliminary submission to Government, containing a draft Local Growth Deal and Strategic Economic Plan. The LEP is now preparing its final version for submission by 31 March - click on South East Local Enterprise Partnership for more information.
TGKP issues a statement following the Government's announcement of next steps on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing
TGKP welcomes the Government's decision to rule out Option B, but urges a swift decision on the remaining options - see our statement.
TGKP sponsors project to develop the Kent & Medway Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering
We are sponsoring a project to develop the Kent & Medway CORE, supporting businesses looking to invest in and supply the low carbon energy sector, particularly offshore wind. Further details can be found on our page dedicated to the CORE.
TGKP co-sponsored a successful North Kent B2B Event on 17th October 2013 at the Woodville Halls, Gravesend.
The event included the presentation of cheques to the first seven projects to receive funding under the TIGER programme - see the press release.
TIGER - Open for applications for interest free loans
TIGER is a fund that offers financial assistance, usually as interest-free loans, to businesses seeking to invest in new products and processes and to create jobs. All enquiries from small and medium sized businesses looking to grow are welcome, especially in our priority sectors. A new product, for funding Innovation Centres, is open for pre-applications until 17 March. See our Finance page for more information, or go direct to www.tiger20million.co.uk.