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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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.
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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