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Unlike many other membership organisations, Keep it in Kent has NO JOINING OR SET-UP FEE for new members! We simply charge a low annual subscription from as little as £50 +VAT, depending on the size of your business, and the level of proactive promotion you'd like from us. See below
Also unlike many other membership organisations, it is your business that's the member of Keep it in Kent, not the individuals in it - so you won't get stung with extra membership fees if you have more than one person in your team!
All our members receive a Keep it in Kent Certificate, Badge and a Members Pack, and get upgraded directory listings, and have access to all our special discounts and promotions which we have estimated could save you at least £3,500 a year with a range of free and heavily discounted services.
Great! Just click the button below to choose your preferred payment method, and you'll be directed to choose your appropriate membership type:
We're absolutely committed to making Keep it in Kent accessible and of benefit to all sizes and types of Kent business. That's why we offer three levels/types of membership. Simply select the type of membership that best suits your business needs for the coming year and you can always upgrade if your circumstances or preferences change.
As a start up business in Kent, you may be confident about your business plans, and your ability to work IN your business, but you may be new to running a business and working ON it. That's where Keep it in Kent membership can really help - giving you and your new business some extra help by promoting it to a growing number of supporters and members who, as a matter of principle, want to support local Kent businesses like yours. You will also make lots of extremely useful contacts within the established business community, many of whom will be willing to share their experience, or even collaborate with you.
If you've been running your SME for a few years, you'll know that the reality of building a business can be much more difficult than you imagined! Many of our members say that it is their passion for their area of expertise and their dogged determination that has kept them going. Reaching new customers, and getting/keeping your website high in the Google rankings can be an on-going struggle. So that's why many of the more established SMEs often join Keep it in Kent, not just to use the credibility of our brand/campaign and the power of our SEO to boost their own reputation, but also to access the wide range of free and heavily discounted services which can really propel their business to the next level.
There are many well established businesses in Kent that are members of several membership organisations (including Keep it in Kent, FSB Kent & Medway, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, and Produced in Kent). Although some business owners might ask which is the best membership organisation to join, that's difficult to answer because we all offer slightly different things. The reasons for more established businesses joining Keep it in Kent are usually more about making connections with other businesses in Kent, finding new ways of trading and collaborating with one another, and most importantly, demonstrating to their discerning customers their commitment to support the local economy, by visibly backing the Keep it in Kent Campaign. We very much welcome any established business in Kent that would like to put their name and their clout behind the Keep it in Kent campaign - after all, by working together we really can help Kent to flourish!
If you click the button below to choose your preferred payment method, you'll be directed to select the membership type that you'd like, and we'll get you set up as quickly as we can (usually within 24 hours, depending on whether you already have a listing in the directory):
Your annual membership subscription is based on the size of your business and the type of membership that best suits your needs.
SILVER and GOLD membership can be paid monthly and all levels of annual membership can be paid partially or fully in kind with your own goods/services, or with Bartercard Trade Pounds, subject to approval.
All fees are subject to VAT at the current rate.
Simply click the the button below to choose your preferred payment method, and you'll be taken to a page where you can choose your preferred membership type/payment plan: