The clients of The Kent Innovation Centre comprise a wide range of businesses, each contributing unique and specialist skills and knowledge, creating a vibrant community spirit. Our licensees are start-up and early-stage companies operating within a variety of business sectors.
Academic Asia (International) Ltd
Academic Asia International Ltd specialises in the placement of Chinese students in British boarding schools and colleges. Our UK headquarters are in Broadstairs and we also have sales offices in various major cities in China. We also organise regular educational exhibitions in China for British schools and we are the largest agency of its kind in the world, successfully placing several hundred Chinese students in British schools every year.
Phone: 01843 609640
Aspen Healthcare Ltd
Aspen Healthcare is the owner and operator of four highly regarded private acute hospitals, two cancer centres and three ambulatory day surgery centres. Medical services provided range from outpatient clinics and diagnostic screening to complex surgery and specialised cancer treatments. Aspen Healthcare is committed to excellence and quality in the provision of acute healthcare services in the communities it serves.
Our mission statement is to “provide first-class independent healthcare for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families”.
Assent Building Control
Assent Building Control are a leading Approved Inspector, licensed by the Construction Industry Council, we provide an alternative to using Local Authority Building Control Services.
Once appointed, we will work in partnership with you, to guide you through the Building Regulation Approval process to ensure a successful conclusion to your project. Working with clients, design teams and contractors to help avoid Building Regulations problems.
With Assent Building Control, you will not get bogged down in bureaucracy, we are there to provide advice and ideas whenever and wherever you need help. Working with you, not against you.
We work with everyone, and deal with projects large and small, from major commercial projects through to domestic extensions and alterations.
Bamptons Management Ltd
Beyond The Page Ltd.
Women’s Voices Together, Building Strong Communities”
BTP Ltd is a non-profit organisation working in Thanet. We offer women-only spaces for English language learning and community building. Our project “United Mothers” brings together women from all backgrounds, countries and languages to develop speaking confidence, make friends and learn about local community services. There are two open groups and one in a safe house for women who have been trafficked or are victims of modern-day slavery. We meet weekly in school term times. All groups are completely free and there are no enrolment criteria, exams or fixed courses.
Women tell us: “It’s friendly, relaxing, fun and helpful” “It’s better than a few Red Bulls!” and “It’s food for the soul”. It’s a place to learn from, and about, each other.
For more information please contact our Executive Director Dr Sheila Macdonald: email@example.com or go to www.beyondthepage.org.uk
Broadbiz Web Services Ltd
Broadbiz Web Services are a web design company based in Broadstairs, Kent using the most modern internet technologies to deliver high quality, affordable web design onto your customers’ desktops. Website package prices start from as little as £20 per month whilst we also develop and host eCommerce sites and deal with integration of web products from Google, Facebook, Twitter or whatever you need on the internet.
Chatterbox Ltd is a supplier of bespoke integrated two-way radio systems.
Suppliers and installers of digital and analogue radio communications equipment for hire or sale.
We offer simple systems through to complex site solutions incorporating GPS location monitoring. Health and safety issues can be addressed with lone worker and man-down features. Two-way radio systems can improve employee and public health and safety, reduce costs and improve communication in challenging circumstances.
Chatterbox systems have provided solutions across a broad range of industries. Based in the south east of England we offer a nationwide service supplying all the leading manufacturers equipment including Hytera, Icom, Motorola and Sepura.
Disability Drop-In Centre
The Disability Drop-In Centre (DDIC) provides a free service offering signposting and referrals for people with all disabilities, of all ages, their families, friends and carers. We cover anything from Benefit applications, appeals & calculations, housing support, foodbank vouchers, 1 to 1 support and referrals to Social Services & Porchlight.
DDIC are backed by over 600 nationwide organisations with support worldwide where needed. This enables DDIC to cover different issues that clients may have from animal rehoming to work and volunteering. Last year DDIC was happy to support and assist 5925 clients throughout the whole of Kent, other counties and even overseas.
Tel: 01843 609278
Mobile: 07796 660042
Facebook: Disability Drop In Centre
East Court Assessments
East Court Assessments is a Psychological and Educational Assessment service consisting of 2 HCPC* registered Educational Psychologists and an HCPC* registered Speech and Language Therapist. We assess children and adults for learning difficulties, for example dyslexia (reading, writing and spelling difficulties), dyscalculia (maths problems), and a wide variety of educational and learning issues. We can also undertake assessments and therapies relating to speech and language. As well providing advice on teaching and other support our diagnostic assessments our reports can be used for examination access arrangements, DSA student support or Tribunals.
*Health Care and Professions Council
Phone: 01843 869357
Echo Medical Services
Echo Medical Services was launched in January 2009 under the name of Echo Medical & Training and operates over the Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Essex and London areas. Since that time, we have purchased Active Aid First Aid Training Services and Medic Aid Event Cover and incorporated both their services into our own company. In March 2016, the company was rebranded into the name of Echo Medical Services to make way for new services and the way forward.
When the company was started, our aim was to provide an honest professional service within the first aid training industry. Today under the name of Echo Medical Services not much has changed and we still believe in “providing a professional, honest, fast, reliable and caring service”.
Since January 2009 the company has grown from providing just one first aid course to adults and one to children to now include four main areas of services which are:
Training Services: Providing over 40 regulated and non-regulated courses in a range of subjects including first aid, manual handling, fire awareness and medical conditions plus many more. All our training courses can be held onsite at your location, at venues around the County or at KIC in one of our training rooms.
Medical Services: Event first aid cover, medical courier, blood & Organ Transportation and more.
Domestic Support Services: General cleaning service, washing and ironing, GPS Monitored Alarms, Errands service, Elderly Companionship Service, Elderly & Family Support Service.
Medical / First Aid Equipment Supplies: First aid kits, defibrillators (AED’s), advance medical equipment and books.
Telephone: (0843) 289 4823
WhatsApp: 07936 055593
HIT Training Ltd
HIT Training is the leading specialist national training and apprenticeship provider for the hospitality and catering sector. Last year the company delivered more than a third of all hotel and catering apprenticeships across England
Operating from 50 centres across England our extensive hospitality sector experience means that we understand the needs of both the employer and the student. HIT’s award winning trainer-assessors are highly experienced in helping businesses to upskill staff, increase service offerings and maximise margins with experience in motivating, developing and retaining staff.
HIT has supported over 60,000 learners at over 10,000 employer sites across the country and offers a wide range of apprenticeships, traineeships, work-based learning programmes and on-going staff development schemes for all levels of staff, as well as supervisory and management roles. To find out more about the courses HIT training offers or to arrange a training needs analysis for your business, contact HIT Training:
Phone: 0800 093 5892
Home-Start offers early intervention support to parents with young children throughout Thanet. Established in 1987 we have delivered bespoke packages of support to local parents juggling the demands of parenting often increased by other issues impacting on family life.
We offer a unique service directly into the family’s homes, where we get to meet and assess the real issues, and together with the parents design a bespoke package of support which is offered weekly for up to 6 months. We also provide group support into local primary schools and now have developed one to one emotional support to parents requiring more focused support.
Phone: 01843 609 665
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Kings Evangelical Divinity School
King’s is a non-denominational institution providing innovative and competitively-priced theological studies by open and distance learning. Courses include our Bachelor of Theology, Graduate Diploma and Master of Arts programmes which are validated by the University of Chester. King’s utilises innovations and developments in technology to deliver courses and emphasise a strongly interactive online learning experience, while the school’s innovative eCampus provide students with a range of resources in various media formats to enable them to complete their studies.
Medical Case Notes Assessments Ltd
New City Media
New City Media are consultants specialising in the development and implementation of AV (Audio Visual) control systems for corporate and educational environments, and the wireless transmission of HD (High Definition) video within conference facilities.
N & S Design Solutions Ltd
Electro mechanical design consultants, working primarily with Solidworks 3D CAD. Design projects taken from initial concept to volume manufacture, consultancy support to clients’ design teams, cost reduction of existing designs and stress analysis. We also have 3D printing resource in-house
Ocean Signal is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of Satellite and Terrestrial Emergency Rescue Beacons based upon VHF/UHF, Iridium, DSC, AIS, GNSS and battery technologies. Supplying products throughout the world to four main markets: – Commercial Marine, Leisure Marine, Governmental/Military and Land/Recreational.
Continued growth and expansion of our capability at our Westwood site has necessitated the R&D team to move to the KIC.
The Ocean Signal R&D team have designed and developed many market leading products and now, as part of the ACR Electronics Group, the Ocean Signal team have taken on responsibility for Land and Marine products within the group, our vision is to provide the very best communication and safety products for today’s mariners.
Through more than 10 Years of continued innovative design, development and testing Ocean Signal has developed and delivered a world class portfolio of products onto the market. The portfolio of Ocean Signal products are designed to meet or exceed the technical requirements of the International Maritime Organisation (SOLAS), International Electrotechnical Commission standards, European Directives and Decisions, United States Coastguard standards as well as many other applicable national and international rules.
We are Palm Deaf. We are a limited company “Palm Deaf BSL Training Ltd’ and also a Community Interest Company (not for profit) ‘Palm Deaf Community Services’.
Palm Deaf BSL Training provides training services in Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language to help communicate with people who are Deaf or who have a hearing loss, or to people who are interested in learning a new language. We offer accredited Signature courses that can either be delivered from our training room here at the KIC, or we can bring our expertise and experience to you and deliver courses ‘in-house’. We deliver BSL training from Level 1 right through to Level 6. British Sign Language is not only fun to learn, but is also a great addition to any CV when applying for jobs.
Palm Deaf Community Services is our passion and has been set up so that we can help the Deaf community. We have a great desire to do what we can to help and support them. We therefore apply for grants and funding that help us to dedicate certain services to the local Deaf community ensuring that they have better access to employment opportunities and the community around them. This enables us to provide employability, numeracy, literacy and language development workshops. It also means that we can provide employment opportunities for Deaf people that are then able to support other Deaf people that need help to take part in work experience placements and volunteer work. This in turn promotes ‘forward giving’ in the local community.
Phone: 07880 537526
Profile Development and Training Ltd
Since 2008 Profile Development and Training has been delivering high-quality training across Kent and the South East. Specialising in work-based training, our mission is to provide relevant, cost-effective training for companies and individuals, enabling them to realise their full potential in the work place. Accessing government funding, where available, to keep our customers’ costs down, we offer apprenticeships in IT, Supporting Teaching and Learning, Business and Administration, Social Media and Digital Marketing and Customer Service. Where our customers require bespoke training programmes, we work with them to provide the training that is right for them.
Red House Mortgages and Protection Ltd
Red House Mortgages is a new mortgage and protection advice company. We have listened to our customers and adapted our business model to meet their needs. We approach this area of advice differently to most other companies. We offer flexible appointment times, and are able to visit customers in their own homes to make this process a lot easier and more relaxing for them.
Phone: 0773 809 9584
With the combined experience of 200+ years, we work together as a team to help solve your loading rack problems. And unlike other companies, when you call SafeRack you’ll always be greeted by a live person who can help answer your questions. We pride ourselves on one-on-one customer service and we believe that your will notice the difference.
Soul Pamper Treatments
SOUL PAMPER TREATMENTS – Nadia McArthur MAR, DCHyp, Reiki Master
Soul Pamper Treatments provide Reflexology, Reiki and a range of Holistic Massage
treatments, also Guided Meditation, Mindfulness training (1:1 or group), Reiki attunements,
workshops and healing groups.
After many years of experience working in stress management, behaviour modification and
healing therapies, Soul Pamper Treatments was established in 2012 – originally based at
Hawley Health centre in Margate. The business has steadily grown while earning a reputation
for high quality, professional, friendly service with a genuine commitment to helping you
achieve balance, tranquillity, health and wellbeing – at competitive prices!
Natural career progression has included a diverse client group spanning all ages &
professions, including doctors, nurses, therapists & teachers, also adults/children with special
needs or disabilities.
Nadia is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists, also a
registered Therapist for The Harmony Therapy Trust – a charity which receives referrals from
Hospices, NHS, GP’s, Oncologists, and provides free Holistic treatments to people suffering
from Cancer and other life altering conditions.
Holistic treatments can be a wonderful way of tackling stress, tension, fatigue, aches and
pains along with a diverse range of medical conditions – not only can you experience
increased relaxation and wellbeing, but taking responsibility and control of your own health
is incredibly empowering!
T: 07543 556101
Skytag are now the largest independent stolen vehicle recovery company in the UK, providing state of the art location equipment to recover your property quickly and efficiently. With a 100% recovery and an 11 minutes fastest record, they are proud to offer a service second to none. With unique features like monthly operation checks and direct police access to live location information.
The Skytag device is a very small covert unit designed to be hidden in a vehicle, self- instillation enhances the covert nature of the product as everyone will put it somewhere different, making it virtually impossible to find, this also reduces costs and makes the unit easily transferable from vehicle to vehicle with no charges.
Spring Association Management Ltd
Spring Associate Management are specialists in the management of not-for-profit organisations, providing all the administrative functions including secretariat, organisation of exhibitions, conferences, seminars, membership administration, banking, newsletters (both paper and electronic) website maintenance, bookkeeping and management accounting.
Thanet & East Kent Chamber
Thanet Safe Ltd
Thanet Safe Ltd is part of a national body of Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRP), we work closely with the Police and Thanet District Council’s CCTV. Thanet Safe Ltd is a two way radio hire and information sharing scheme where we, along with our members endeavour to detect and prevent retail crime and anti-social behaviour 24 hours a day. We provide and facilitate information between our members and other agencies to good effect and host various seminars throughout the year to our members on topics such as Cyber Crime, Counter Terrorism and Travelling Gangs.
Thanet Volunteer Bureau
We are the Thanet Volunteer Bureau and we are dedicated to supporting local voluntary organisations, and individuals and groups of people interested in volunteering within our community.
We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. In 2017 we gained national recognition for the work we do, when we were awarded Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
Here at the Thanet Volunteer Bureau, we are responsible for delivering several exciting and worthwhile projects, including:
- Volunteer Outreach – getting individuals started on their volunteering journey, and sourcing volunteers for local charitable and community organisations;
- Volunteer Transport Scheme – for older people who find it difficult to use public transport, our Scheme helps members get to and from their medical appointments, e.g. doctors, dentists, hospitals, opticians, etc, safely and on time;
- Thanet Community Support Partnership (TCSP) – we are Lead Partners of TCSP, a group of 13 well-respected organisations working to improve the lives of older people in Thanet. We provide a one-stop-shop referrals service to help older adults access the services they need from our TCSP Partners. We also deliver services ourselves, including: the Thanet Good Neighbours Service; “Your Time” – our social activity afternoons; and the Thanet Over Fifties Forum (TOFFs).
Our recent move to the Kent Innovation Centre will undoubtedly enable us to build on the top-quality services we currently offer.
Phone: 01843 609334
Three R’s Ltd
Three R’s Teacher Recruitment specialise in the recruitment of teachers for Schools in Kent. We provide a recruitment service to teachers who are seeking either supply or permanent work and we provide placements in Primary, Secondary, Independent and Special Education Schools.
We have been established since 2001 and have additional offices in Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, Medway and Dartford. We operate a 24 hour on call service and can be contacted for any emergency supply on 0345 130 3338.
Phone: 0345 130 3338
Email: Leah@3rs-ltd.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
UHY Hacker Young
UHY Hacker Young is one of the top firms of chartered accountants based in Kent. UHY can assist with traditional accountancy and taxation services from bookkeeping to auditing and from self assessment to corporate tax returns. Other specialisms include providing accountancy services to the not for profit sector and the legal profession. In particular UHY Hacker Young is proud to be working with many Academy Schools located in Kent.
Auto enrolment is fast approaching for many businesses, UHY are able to offer a fixed fee for assisting businesses to set up an appropriate scheme and can provide a fixed fee quote for running payroll.
UK Software Ltd
Wade Business Solutions Ltd
We are copier and print solutions provider with 28 years in the industry and now based in the Kent Innovation Centre. WBS can provide the best print solution for your business.
WBS are different because we come from a service background and have very high standards and as we have to maintain the devices we know what we are talking about. Working with new technology, products and the right solutions, when working with us you will experience the “Service with a difference”.
We also offer Graphic Design and Typesetting services with 19 years’ experience, from logos to stationery and magazine. Our business is to make your business look good.
Phone: 03333 660721
Wavelength Electronics Limited: Manufacturers representatives. Wavelength Power: Power Supplies, Rechargeable Battery Systems, Capacitors and Wound Magnetics. Wavelength High Reliability: Quartz Crystal Oscillators and passive components for Avionics and Aerospace. Wavelength Man Machine Interface: Display/Keyboard/Mouse assemblies Switches and Keypads. Wavelength RF and Microwave: Quartz Crystal Oscillators and Filters, Connectors and RF inductors.
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