Martello is an award winning, locally based multidisciplinary building consultancy, providing; architectural, surveying, project coordinator, cost consultancy and CDM principal designer services. We pride ourselves on delivering sustainable and practical designs, in a cost effective way and our aim is to make the building project as hassle and stress free as possible for our clients. We strive to take the utmost care in providing a personal touch to every project undertaken.
Location – Folkestone
We have strategically based ourselves in the heart of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, in order to be part of the successful regeneration programme. Many of our projects have been Community based, such as the Harbour Arm development, The Lighthouse, Payers Park, the 2014 Triennial and Radnor Park Tea Rooms, during which we enthusiastically encouraged and supported East Kent College with student workplace-involvement.
All these projects reflect Martello’s ethos and values that Folkestone businesses can have a significant impact on the successful economical and community growth and prosperity of the area. We strive to use or involve local businesses in every Shepway area project. We have the clients here to create the demand and local contacts to make it work.
Advantages of Shepway
Folkestone and Hythe are experiencing a significant increase in development and progression into two popular coastal towns. They both deliver on scenic beauty, a relaxed atmosphere to rejuvenate, affordable housing (in comparison to most areas in Kent and within London’s proximity). Equally, they offer fantastic, fast connections to London and Europe. These great attributes make this an ideal location for investment in property and business.
Martello is a member of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce; ‘The Chamber provides membership services, business advice, international trade services, representation and much more, covering the County of Kent & Medway.’ In 2016, Andrew Cruttenden (director of Martello), received the award for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. The Awards are in their 11th year and have been described as; ‘A great catalyst to promote excellence in business that is in abundance within Kent.’
Take time to form a robust business plan, which includes undertaking detailed market research into the types of service(s) or products you are planning to provide in the area. If your business is creative, try to take advantage of the lower rents on commercial properties offered by the Creative Foundation, in order to keep your overheads low.