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Average residential property prices are approximately 50% cheaper than London Synonymous with the Garden of England, Kent offers an abundance of quintessential English villages, with pubs serving great ales and wholesome food alongside a growing number of Michelin-starred restaurants
Kent is a place to work and live, not simply live to work.
With centuries of history, you can walk in the footsteps of giants, whether its Caesar, Churchill, Henry VIII or Wellington

QUALITY OF LIFE

From beautiful countryside and coast, to traditional English villages and bustling towns, there’s a setting for every lifestyle.

Average residential property prices are approximately 70% cheaper than London (or 15% lower against the rest of the South East), and with excellent transport links Kent residents can make the most of the attractions of the capital while living at a fraction of the price.

Not that there’s any need to leave the county. With the attractive cathedral city of Canterbury, historic Rochester, seaside towns such as Whitstable or Margate’s art offering thanks to Turner Contemporary Gallery and any number of other destinations, leisure time can be quickly filled in Kent. Choices include more than 60 golf courses, motor racing circuits, cricket grounds, theatres and a number of historic and tourist attractions.

Synonymous with the Garden of England, Kent offers an abundance of quintessential English villages, with pubs serving great ales and wholesome food alongside a growing number of Michelin-starred restaurants.

With centuries of history, you can walk in the footsteps of giants, whether its Caesar, Churchill, Henry VIII or Wellington, and literary lovers can enjoy the landscapes that inspired classics by Austen, Chaucer, Dickens, Fleming, Marlowe and Nesbit.

Add Bluewater – ­one of Europe’s largest shopping centres – to the list of things to do, alongside a range of high streets with independent traders, designer names and outlets, and the county is great a place to spend your money as well as earn it.

Kent is a place to work and live, not simply live to work. 

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High Speed One takes rail passengers from Ebbsfleet International to London St Pancras in just 18 minutes. With the fast route stretching across the county to include Ashford International (only 38mins from London) and connecting with the Channel Tunnel, commuters can travel to and from London in speed and comfort.

Heralded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the Channel Tunnel links Kent to Continental Europe. Combine the frequency of Eurostar’s trains, Eurotunnel’s shuttle services and ferry crossings plying the English Channel from Dover, and it’s easy to visit a range of European destinations at short notice.

Eurotunnel’s car and freight shuttles regularly travel between Folkestone and Calais. While Eurostar rail services run to many European cities ­– including Lille, Brussels and Paris ­– from the international stations at Ebbsfleet and Ashford. This means France and Belgium are less than two hours away.

The county’s large population gives it a workforce of 894,000, including more than 100,000 people who commute daily to work in London.

An estimated 96,000 Kent people are employed in business services; a further 23,700 in finance and insurance; Life science businesses employ 6,200 people; ICT companies almost 11,000. The county’s creative industries employ 13,700; agri-tech a further 17,500; cleantech and renewables 3,700; and manufacturing 36,900; with the logistics and distribution sector employing 17,660 people locally.

Businesses have easy access to a range of talent thanks to a steady stream of 14,000 Kent-based graduates a year. And with many institutions keen to work with employers to tailor their courses for the benefit of individual companies there is always the potential to grow your workforce thanks to a talented skills base.

The county has nearly 1,500 square miles of glorious countryside and 200 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore, and home to more historic homes and castles than any other county.

Proximity to London and Europe may be good for business, but it’s also good for people as Kent residents enjoy easy travel times for leisure activities and excellent value for money visiting nearby attractions.

Positioned between the markets of London and Europe means businesses can enjoy access to more than 600 million European consumers while also being close to the English capital. This makes Kent an ideal location for overseas investors to set up or expand their business.

Property costs are up to 60 per cent lower in Kent compared to London, combined with competitive salary costs this can result in operational savings of up to 55 per cent. And this saving does not mean a lack of quality and choice – a wide range of commercial and residential property is available in the county, which has more developable land than any other area in the south east of England.

From start-up loans to funding for major expansion plans, as well as a range of sector and location-based options, Kent has a wide range of funding available for growing businesses to make the most of.

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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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