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:

TIGER: 20+ event to celebrate successful applicants for interest free loans

In its first year, more than 20 businesses have now secured interest-free TIGER loans to grow their companies and create new jobs.  A celebration event at Princes Park Stadium saw the handover of cheques to some of the successful applicants - see the Press Release.  For more information about TIGER, go to our Finance page or go direct to www.tiger20million.co.uk.

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.

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 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