Clients

Our Clients

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.

Email: martin@academic-asia.co.uk

Website: www.academic-asia.co.uk

Phone: 01843 609640

Acorn Bowman Finance & Investment Management Ltd

Acorn Bowman Finance & Investment Management Ltd are independent financial advisers based in Kent.  Here you can have complete confidence that all your financial matters can be looked after in a very unique way, using the latest technology to independently research the market.  We endeavour to find the most suitable products, particularly with Corporate and Company Pensions, Personal Pensions, Annuities, Investments, Long Term Care, Health Care, Group and Personal Protection and Mortgages.

Email: vicky@abfim.com

Website: www.abfim.com

Phone: 01843 269000

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".

Email: info@aspen-healthcare.co.uk

Website: www.aspen-healthcare.co.uk

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. 

Email: chrisjones@assentbc.co.uk

Website: www.assentbc.co.uk 

Aquaread Ltd

Email: info@aquaread.co.uk

Website: www.aquaread.co.uk

Bamptons Management Ltd

Email: info@bamptonsmanagement.co.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.

Email: hello@broadbiz.co.uk

Website: www.broadbiz.co.uk

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. 

Email: ddic@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 01843 609278

Mobile: 07796 660042

Facebook: Disability Drop In Centre

Twitter: twitter.com/ddic1 

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

Email: info@eastcourtassessments.co.uk

Website: www.eastcourtassessment.co.uk

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.

Email: enquiries@echomedicalservices.co.uk

Website: www.echomedicalservices.co.uk

Telephone: (0843) 289 4823

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EchoMedicalServices/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EchoMedServices

WhatsApp: 07936 055593

GMB Union

Email: frank.macklin@gmb.org.uk

Website: www.gmb.org.uk

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:

Email: info@hittraining.co.uk

Website: www.hittraining.co.uk

Phone: 0800 093 5892

International Claims Agency

Email: claims@icaltd.co.uk

Website:  www.icaltd.co.uk

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.

Email: office@kingsdivinity.org

Website: www.kingsdivinity.org

Medical Case Notes Assessments Ltd

Email: admin@medicalcasenotes.co.uk

Website: www.medicalcasenotes.co.uk 

Monicam

Email: jwallace@sci.gb.com 

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.

Email: thanetbiz@yahoo.co.uk

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

Email: nickdynes@nsdesignsolutions.co.uk

Website:  www.nsdesignsolutions.co.uk 

Palm Deaf

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.

Webpage: www.palmdeaf.co.uk

Email: hello@palmdeaf.co.uk

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.

Email: enquiries@profiledt.co.uk

Website:  www.profiledt.co.uk

Prospero

Email: pgc@prospero.co

Website:  www.prospero.co

SafeRack Ltd

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.

Email: jverlander@saferack.com

Website: www.saferack.com

Sky Tag

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.

Email: guy@skytag-gps.co.uk

Website: www.skytag-gps.co.uk

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.

Email: contact@spring-management.co.uk

Website: www.spring-management.co.uk

Thanet & East Kent Chamber

Email: davidfoley@tekc.co.uk

Website: www.tekc.co.uk

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 nicki@3rs-ltd.co.uk

Website: www.3rs-ltd.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/3rsltd

Twitter: twitter.com/ThreeRsTeachers

Turning Point

Email: karen.carley@turning-point.co.uk

Website: www.turning-point.co.uk

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

Email: john.messeter@uksoftware.ltd.uk

Website: www.uksoftware.ltd.uk

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.

Email: ian@wadebusinesssolutions.com

Website: www.wadebusinesssolutions.com

Phone: 03333 660721 

Mobile: 07557029115

Wavelength Electronics

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.

Email: wave@btconnect.com

Website: www.wavelengthelectronics.co.uk