GARDEN SUPPLIER GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT TO INVEST £4.5m TO GROW ITS BUSINESS IN ASHFORD
Ashford-based Vatre Terracotta Ltd, which trades as Apta, has secured planning permission for a £4.5m warehouse, storage and distribution centre.
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.
With property prices rocketing in London’s Tech City and the rest of the Capital, digital industries are choosing Kent as it offers connectivity to London, cost-effective premises, access to young skilled graduates and a work-life balance to help foster creativity.
Digital industries, such as gaming and apps developers, ecommerce and software specialists are increasingly relocating to Kent. And with the University of Kent offering courses ranging from Digital Arts to Computer Systems Engineering, companies are able to benefit from a young and enthusiastic skills base.
Sites like Kent Science Park, Discovery Park and Maidstone Studios now offer excellent Internet speeds, with one example being 100MB at the former, and companies such as Custodian, ICOM and SOTA offer top level IT support services.
The UK Government also offers strong support for the IT and digital industries, thanks to R&D tax credits, Patent Box and other financial incentives, including one of the lowest levels of Corporation Tax of any country in the European Union.
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