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The Council now offers its own COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund to support RBKC businesses and self-employed that fall through the gaps of the various measures announced by Government. This discretionary fund has a link on the Council's RBKC COVID 19 BUSINESS PORTAL,. This emergency fund is only open to those who have experienced disruption to trading and income due to the Coronavirus and have not been able to source working capital from any other Government support scheme to cover essential business costs. It is for private enterprises in the borough with either fewer than 20 employees or a turnover of less than £2 million.
There is also the Government support for businesses and the self-employed link for all the information coming from Central Government for businesses.
The Government related Business Rates Grant Scheme provides a cash payment of either £10,000 or £25,000 for those with a business premises with a rateable value below £51,000. If you thinks that your business is eligible but haven’t received a letter from the Council or cannot gain access to your business premises to collect the post, you should email email@example.com
Businesses can now submit the required information to access the business rates grant by entering the relevant information online via the link below:
Please do keep in touch to let us know if you have any questions regarding your own circumstances
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Kensington and Chelsea Supply Chain is a new business support project which aims to make sure local businesses benefit as much as possible from the investment going into the borough from property developments
as well as procurement by the Council and its contractors. See latest press release!
MTW’s Supply Chain programme has been brilliant for us and has translated into immediate opportunities and actual contracts, as well as giving us a lot of good advice.” Chris Scranney – Director, Nu-Electrics Ltd ( Supplier)
Small and Medium size businesses in the construction related and property maintenance sectors based in the borough.
‘MTW helped us a lot with our local authority tender. We were expertly advised on how much information to include and what the Client wanted to know in which sections. MTW was also helpful in advising me which areas to lay more emphasis on and what sorts of things RBKC would value in particular. They also helped advise on the technical side of managing the portal and in general in relieving a few concerns!’ Jamie Dundas, The Refinery, London (RBKC Supplier)
“Thank you for the presentation yesterday. It was very useful indeed and good to talk to companies such as Mace. I hope we can get some business from this scheme in the near future.” Claire Farrow, Director Hogarth Architects
"A very big “Thank you” for all your hard work to bring about today’s presentation and also the mention in your address. It was great to meet the main contractors and let us hope that good will come for all of us in the Borough. Hopefully we will meet up again soon. " Orlando Boyne, Britannicus Stone
"We thought the event today was very useful; Dennis Wilson from Lendlease and MTW were both impressive and presented their side of the tendering process in a very clear and compelling way.” Miles Watson – Urban Eye (RBKC Supplier)
“Thank you very much indeed for including us yesterday - I thought it was a great event and hope it ran according to your plans”,Sara Ward of Interiors by Sarah Ward
“Many thanks again for organising the event and the opportunity to being introduced to so many different developments.”, Ralph Eikelberg, London Atelier
“We would just like to thank you for inviting us to your meet the buyers event. We found the morning to be very beneficial and informative and thank you again for the opportunity.”
Gemma Lane, White & White London Contracts Ltd
“Many thanks for a great pleasure of meeting you today and the world of opportunities that is out there. We were utterly delighted to meet the contacts that you offered to us and will do our best to turn them into business.”
Dmytro and Irina, LNK Brickwork
“Was great finally meeting you last week, thanks again for setting up the meetings for me, I hope something fantastic comes out of it. Specially Cadogan Estate I really liked them.”
Eva Peterson, Decorators West London
“We really enjoyed today. Great to meet the local trades.”
Giles Pryor, Mace Group
“Thank you for putting on the meet the buyer event last week. It was a useful session for us and I hope that the suppliers also found it valuable.” Ian Scott, Cadogan Estates
The programme is being delivered by MTW Consultants Ltd which has been managing local procurement initiatives across London for the past 13 years and is running a similar programme in neighbouring Hammersmith & Fulham
If you are in a trade or service based in Kensington and Chelsea which
supplies the construction or property maintenance industry, you can register by downloading a registration form or by contacting MTW direct at RBKC@mtwconsultants.co.uk