Scale Up Ashford supports local Ashford businesses

Posted on 11 March 2024

Scale Up Ashford is a one year programme of support for businesses in the Ashford Borough that have the capacity and ambition to grow. The programme is part-funded by Ashford Borough Council and delivered by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s cohort of businesses are:

• Label manufacturers Lemon Labels

• Video production companies Modus Films and OCD Media Modus Film

• Opticians Brown Bills Optometrists

• Tourism operators Wine Tours of Kent

• Publishing and design company Sideways Media

• Construction surveyors Costplan

Each one of these businesses is on a journey to support and develop their businesses growth and cement themselves further into the fabric of the borough.

The 2022/2023 cohort of businesses saw the creation of 48 new jobs and an average increase in turnover of 18.6%, as well as over £400k of growth investments.

If you think your business could benefit from the Scale Up programme, register your interest via the Scale Up Ashford website.

Right: Adam Ready smiling alongside signage reading Coachworks
Sideways Media is one of the latest businesses to join this year's cohort