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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Proposals for a 75-bed care home with facilities to provide step-down care for patients well enough to leave hospital but not yet ready to return home, have been submitted to Maidstone Borough Council.
Owners of brownfield sites looking to bring forward housing-led development could be given permission in principle (PiP) after new planning legislation came into force, according to Ashford-based Hobbs Parker Property Consultants.
The clock is ticking for ambitious young companies looking to attract investment, according to the Kent office of Crowe Clark Whitehill, the national audit, tax and advisory firm.
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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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