Kent’s economic diversity, and close links to London and major European markets, means it can offer businesses in many sectors a competitive edge over their international competitors. Select your sector from the suggestions below or search here.
Sitting between London, Paris and Brussels, and connected by high speed rail travel, it is easy to understand why Kent remains a popular destination for a wide range of businesses.
Office rents in Kent are more than 60% lower than in the nearby capital, and a range of warehousing, land and laboritories mean a variety of facilities are available to suit all business needs at cost effective prices.
As the nearest point of the UK to mainland Europe, close to London with motorways to the rest of the country, it is not surprising that Kent is considered key to the import/export business, with good access to supply chains too.
Throw in a strong business support network with legal, financial and accounting advice among the many services available and there are all the ingredients firms need to set up, expand or locate in Kent.
And thanks to the quality of life, and the educational opportunities for young professionals with families, many who have plied their profession in London move to Kent to take up posts at local firms and ensure a better work-life balance.
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At a time when the lack of affordable housing across the country is a hot topic, Ashford Borough Council has approved the provision of a further 190 homes through its Housing Revenue Account between 2018 and 2024.
Investments totalling around £100m are planned for the leisure sector in Ashford, complementing infrastructure investments that make it one of the most dynamic and aspirational locations in the South East.
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Ideally located between London and the continent, the county’s range of transport options, with train links across Britain and into Europe, six ports, a strong road network and easy access to a number of international airports, is perfect for business.
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