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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The North Kent Enterprise Zone, set to be the most diverse business development established in the county in recent years, recently made its debut at the UK’s largest and most insightful property summit (18 & 19 October).
UK IT infrastructure company VooServers has launched the latest stage of its expansion strategy in the United States joining one of the country’s biggest internet connectivity hubs and launching a new support team for customers across the Atlantic.
Locate in Kent partner, Brachers, has signed up to two global legal referral networks, which will enhance the firm’s ability to find high quality, reputable legal support for UK clients on matters in jurisdictions around the world.
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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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