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.
Kent’s community of business advisers, consultants and service companies offer levels of expertise on a par with any to be found in London, although more cost effective, and the rest of the UK.
With its quick and efficient transport links to London, Kent has nurtured a strong community of professional legal, accountancy, master planners, surveying and facilities management service companies, many of whom operate on an international stage. However this is just the tip of the iceberg, business services is a broad ranging sector, with all areas catered for among the Kent workforce.
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.
VINCI CONSTRUCTION UK
NUMBER OF BUSINESSES IN THIS SECTOR: 16,400
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 96,250
4,690 NUMBER OF GRADUATES PER YEAR
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It’s good to know the future is in good hands, with Discovery Park providing the right environment for science and business to build the skills East Kent and the wider UK is going to need as it prepares to take on the world – post Brexit.
Work has begun to prepare Ashford International’s high-speed platforms for new international trains, including e320 Eurostar trains, which will safeguard direct high-speed international services from Ashford.
An award-winning environment centre in Ashford, which set new standards in green design and construction when it opened 10 years ago, has a bright future thanks to an agreement between Ashford Borough Council and Great Chart with Singleton Parish Council which will safeguard the Kent centre’s future and ensure it continues to thrive.
OUR PART OF THE SOUTH EAST
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.
Sea Ports Airports International Rail Stations Channel Tunnel
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